Polar Trek



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Duration17 days


Max Altitude6,012 m

Group Size1 +

Trip StartsPokhara

Trip EndsPokhara

Group StyleGroup and Private


Best SeasonMar-Jun & Sept-Dec


  • Summit Dhampus Peak, an achievement in the Annapurna region.
  • Experience a unique blend of trekking and technical climbing.
  • Traverse through diverse landscapes, from forests to snow-clad terrains.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, and more.
  • Immerse in local culture as you pass through traditional villages.
  • Conquer technical climbing challenges, including icy slopes and ridges.
  • Explore the vibrant city of Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Create indelible memories amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Overview about Dhampus Peak

The Dhampus Peak Climbing Adventure is a 17-day expedition that combines trekking and mountaineering. Starting from Kathmandu, you’ll journey through charming villages, terraced fields, and picturesque landscapes. The ascent to Dhampus Peak involves technical climbing skills, icy slopes, and challenging ridges. The panoramic views from the summit encompass the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, creating a memory that lasts a lifetime. This adventure is perfect for those seeking to elevate their trekking experience with a taste of mountaineering.


Day 0: Airport/Tourist bus park

Airport/Tourist bus park picks up on arrival and transfers to the hotel, short arrival info and trip plan at the office.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital. Transfer to your hotel and prepare for the forthcoming adventure.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara

Drive to Pokhara, a scenic city nestled beside Phewa Lake. Prepare for the trek.

Day 3: Drive to Phedi, Trek to Pothana

Drive to Phedi and begin trekking to Pothana, a picturesque village.

Day 4: Trek to Landruk

Trek to Landruk, enjoying the stunning mountain vistas along the way.

Day 5: Trek to Chhomrong

Continue the trek to Chhomrong, a charming village with incredible views.

Day 6: Trek to Bamboo

Trek to Bamboo, traversing through rhododendron forests and lush landscapes.

Day 7: Trek to Deurali

Trek to Deurali, reaching higher altitudes and entering alpine terrain.

Day 8: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC)

Trek to MBC, situated beneath the iconic Machapuchare peak.

Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

Trek to ABC, surrounded by towering peaks and panoramic views.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day at ABC

Acclimatization day to adapt to higher altitudes. Explore the area and rest.

Day 11: Trek to Dhampus High Camp

Trek to Dhampus High Camp, preparing for the climb to Dhampus Peak.

Day 12: Day 12-13: Summit Dhampus Peak and Return to High Camp

Summit Dhampus Peak and return to High Camp, celebrating your achievement.

Day 14: Trek to Bamboo

Trek back to Bamboo, retracing your steps through familiar landscapes.

Day 15: Trek to Jhinu Danda

Trek to Jhinu Danda, known for its natural hot springs. Relax and unwind.

Day 16: Trek to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara

Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Reflect on your incredible journey.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu, marking the end of the adventure.

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What‘s included

    National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
    A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
    We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
    Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
    Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
    First aid kit box.
    Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
    All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.

What‘s excluded

    Your Nepal Visa fees.
    All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
    Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
    Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.

Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

Duffel/Rucksack bag

Walking Pole

Day pack.

Trekking shoes.

Sports shoes or sandals.

Sun Hat/cap

Warm woolen cap.

Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket

Waterproof Gore-Tex layer

Pullover or warm sweeter


4/5 pairs of good quality socks

Hand gloves.

2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.

3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.

3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).

Sun glasses

Water bottle

4 season sleeping bag

Flash or Torch light

Camera and batteries


Q1.Is the Dhampus Peak Climbing Adventure challenging?

The adventure involves strenuous trekking and technical climbing skills for summiting Dhampus Peak. Prior trekking experience and some mountaineering skills are recommended.

Q2. What is the best time for the Dhampus Peak Climbing Adventure?

The best seasons are Spring and Fall, offering stable weather and clear mountain views.

Q3.Do I need previous mountaineering experience?

While not mandatory, previous mountaineering experience is beneficial for this trek, especially for the summit climb.

Q4.What's the highest altitude reached during the trek?

The highest point is Dhampus Peak at 6,012 meters (19,720 feet).

Q5. Are there special permits required for this trek?

Yes, you’ll need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

Q6.Why choose Polar Trekking and Expeditions PVT. LTD. for this adventure?

With experienced guides, meticulous planning, and dedication to safety, we ensure an unforgettable and secure trekking experience.

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