Thapa Peak Climbing 24 days – 6012 m
This magnificent peak rises as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. This is a conical peak on the northern side of Thapa ( Dhampus )Pass and generally covered with snow.
During this trip you can enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri 1- 8163m, Sita Chuchura 6611m, Nilgiri 6940m, Thapa Peak 6015m, Tukche Peak 6920m, Tilicho peak 7134m, Thorong Peak 6484m, Yakawa Kan 6482m, Puth Hiunchuli 7246m, Mukut Himal 6639m, Tangu Peak 6197m, Hongde peak 6556m, Tsarste 6347m, and more snow capped mountains.

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Trekking Related Info

Places Cover Besisahar / Jagat / Chame /Pisang / Yak Kharka /Summit Chulu East /Manang /Thorong Phedi /Muktinath /Jomsom /Pokhara
Group Size Min.1, Max. 9
Min. altitude 2800 m
Max. altitude 6012 m
Best Season March to June and September to November
Transportation Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Beni & from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Trek Duration 24 days
Age Limit 17 to 65

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Details itinerary

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Outlined Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:
Drive from Kathmandu to Beni takes about eleven hours.

Day 03:
Trek from Beni to Maldhunga (1300m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 04:
Trek from Maldhunga to Darbang takes about five and a half hours.

Day 05:
Trek from Darbang to Takum takes about 5 hours.

Day 06:
Trek from Takum to Muri takes about 6 hours.

Day 07:
Trek from Muri to Baghar(2080m.).

Day 08:
Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2520m.).

Day 09:
Trek from Dovan to Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) takes about 6 hours.

Day 10:
Rest day for acclimatization. You camp for the night.

Day 11:
Trek from Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp and it takes about 4 hours.

Day 12:
Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp which takes about 5 hours.

Day 13:
Trek from Dhaulagiri base camp to French Col (5010m.)

Day 14:
Trek from French Col to Thapa pass (5015m) takes about five hours.

Day 15:
Rest at Thapa Peak Base Camp.

Day 16:
Climb Thapa peak and back to Base Camp which takes about ten hours.

Day 17:
Trek from Thapa Peak Base Camp to Yak Kharka takes about five hours.

Day 18:
Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.) takes about five hours.

Day 19:
Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.) takes about five hours.

Day 20:
Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1190 m.) takes about six and a half hours.

Day 21:
Trek from Tatopani to Beni takes about six hours.

Day 22:
Drive from Beni to Pokhara by bus takes about five hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 23:
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.

Day 24:
Departure from Kathmandu.

Cost includes:

Camping Trek
1. Airport pick up and drop off services
2. 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed & breakfast
3. Permit fee of Mera Peak 6654 m
4. Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
5. Food: Food for trekking & Peak climbing (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
6. Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
7. Local transportation
8. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
9. Park fees of Everest region
10. Trekking crews of insurance
11. Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
12. Our service charge
Lodge Trek (Tea House)
1. Airport pick up and drop off services
2. 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed & breakfast
3. Permit fee of Mera Peak 6654 m
4. Meal: All meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or teahouse
5. One experience trekking guide/Climbing Guide & necessary porters
6. Park fees for Everest conservation
7. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
8. Insurance for Guide & Porters
9. All accommodation during the trek best available hotel/guesthouses
10. All land transportation
11. Our service charge

Cost does not includes:

1. PERSONAL equipment for climbing
2. Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
3. Climbing food
4. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
5. Emergency Rescue evacuation
6. Trekking Sleeping bag
7. Personal expenses
8. Tipping (Tips)
9. Bar bills and Beverage
10. Departures taxes

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02:
Drive from Kathmandu to Beni takes about eleven hours. You follow the Marshyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The drive from here goes uphill all the way to Naudanda. It then descends to Nayapul with views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, green hills, terraces and villages. To reach Beni, your drive moves along the bank of Mardi river. This is one of the picturesque road journeys. You camp for the night.

Day 03:
Trek from Beni to Maldhunga (1300m.) which takes about six hours. You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. You camp for the night.

Day 04:
Trek from Maldhunga to Darbang takes about five and a half hours. This day you trek for early one hour passing through jungles with varieties of oaks, rhododendron and so on. Your trail now follows flat land passing through stream at one place. Darbang is a small village mainly inhabited by Magar and Limbus. There is a beautiful camping site. You camp for the night.

Day 05:
Trek from Darbang to Takum takes about 5 hours. This day also you trek ascends through narrow path for early one hour. Now, you go along the flat land passing through jungle with varieties of rhododendrons, oaks and Christmas trees at some distance. After you cross a small stream, your trail follows ascending path until you reach Takum. Here, you camp behind the school located in central Takum. You find a Hindu temple where the villagers go to submit their offerings.

Day 06:
Trek from Takum to Muri takes about 6 hours. You start trekking to descend trail for early one hour passing through jungle. Then you follow ascending path and before you approach Muri you pass along the flat land until you reach Muri. This is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and Rai, one of the ethnic communities of Nepal. You camp for the night.

Day 07:
Trek from Muri to Baghar(2080m.). Descend a gentle slope and cross a rocky stream then descend a path amid terraced fields to Dhora khola. Cross the river and climb to the right up the mountainside to Ghorban dhara. The view from this pass is fine, for the first time you can see Ghustung south (6465m). Follow the right bank path past Naura where you begin to ascend the mountainside. After climbing for a short while, take a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hill. The Myagdi khola assumes a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbs the steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well-constructed with a great number of zigzag stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and you enter a traverse to the right-here you must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi khola. Soon you descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where bagara (2080) is visible. Descend through terraced fields to this mountain village where you camp in people's yards or the terraced fields. You camp for the night.

Day 08:
Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2520m.). Here, you leave the villages behind and the trial becomes increasingly challenging. You camp for the night.

Day 09:
Trek from Dovan to Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) takes about 6 hours. Passing through the beautiful forest you rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. You camp for the night.

Day 10:
Rest day for acclimatization. You camp for the night.

Day 11:
Trek from Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp and it takes about 4 hours. After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, you climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. We may also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough day. You camp on the glacier rubble.

Day 12:
Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp which takes about 5 hours. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. You camp for the night.

Day 13:
Trek from Dhaulagiri base camp to French Col (5010m.)- Hidden valley takes about four hours. You trek along trail covered with ice and soft snow. The stunning views of Dhaulagiri range completely enchant you. You camp for the night.

Day 14:
Trek from French Col to Thapa pass (5015m) takes about five hours. The views are same as earlier day. This day you trek along flat path covered with ice and snow. You camp for the night.

Day 15:
Rest at Thapa Peak Base Camp. This is an acclimatization day and you can make necessary preparation for Thapa peak summit. You camp for the night.

Day 16:
Climb Thapa peak and back to Base Camp which takes about ten hours. At the summit you will be enclosed by the views of Dhaulagiri I, Nilgiri, and Annapurna and so on. You camp for the night.

Day 17:
Trek from Thapa Peak Base Camp to Yak Kharka takes about five hours. To reach your destination you trek leveled path all the way. En route you pass Battase Danda. The views of Tukuche peak, Thapa peak, Annapurna range mesmerize you. You camp for the night.

Day 18:
Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.) takes about five hours. This day the trail moves downhill till Marpha. On the way you pass small forests of juniper and other local vegetation. You will be accompanied by the splendid views of Nilgiri, Annapurna and rocky hills. You camp for the night.

Day 19:
Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.) takes about five hours. You trek over flat path along the bank of Kali Gandaki. En route you pass Tukuche and Larjung village. These villages are predominantly inhabited by Thakali and you find small monasteries, mani walls, chortens and prayer flags in these villages. The views of Dhaulagiri I and Nilgiri North with Tukuche add another dimension to your trek. You camp for the night.

Day 20:
Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1190 m.) takes about six and a half hours. You descend the path which passes through forests before you reach Ghasa (2010m.), a Thakali village. The surrounding area of Ghasa is famous destination for bird watching and wild marijuana. Here, you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m.), Nilgiri Central (6940m.), and Nilgiri South (6839m.) and others. From here, the trail descends steeply up to Rukse Chhahara (Rukse Waterfall) which is amazing to look at as it is the highest waterfall. The deepest gorge of the world is situated between two mountains Annapurna I (8091m.) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m.). The trail again descends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements. You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopani is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking bath in Hot Spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases. You camp for the night.

Day 21:
Trek from Tatopani to Beni takes about six hours. Trekking over leveled path along the bank of Kali Gandaki you reach Beni. En route, you pass forests, villages, green hills, terraces and captivating sceneries. You camp for the night.

Day 22:
Drive from Beni to Pokhara by bus takes about five hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 23:
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.

Day 24:
Departure from Kathmandu. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.


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