Dhampus Peak lies North-East of the big Dhaulagiri massif. It is
in terms of climbing technicalities an easy mountain to ascent.
The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and
Dhaulagiri ranges make Dhampus Peak a very exposed spot to
observe the scenery from. Having Tukuche Peak (6920m) and
Dhaulagiri (8167m) spectacularly near you enjoy the feeling of
being part of the extreme altitudes of the Himalayas . The
biggest mountain range in the world with uninterrupted heights
between seven and eight thousand meters, containing Annapurna
-1, 2, 3 & 4, Annapurna-South, The Nilgiris and Tilicho Peak
tower above the horizon in the South.
The 3500 meter ascent from Tukuche, where our climb starts,
makes you feel having gone really high. The normal route to
Dhampus Peak follows the west-ridge, which connects Dhampus Pass
(5200m), where our highest camp is placed, with the summit. For
acclimatized people we have a 6-day schedule starting from the
High Plains Inn in Tukuche. For unacclimatized individuals we
offer various acclimatization programs, which each take an
additional 4 days. An ideal combination is the trek over the
5400 meter high Thorung Pass.This expedition exceeds the 6000
meter frontier, no technical climbing skills are required. The
use of crampons depends on snow conditions. This means any
experience in walking on snow/ice is advisable.