Danphe Sail Peak Climbing

December 8, 2017

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Tour Details

In this expedition ‘We follow the Grobelian’s footstep.’

Danphe Sail peak climbing is an opportunity to experience culture, nature and adventure of sparsely populated Dolpo Nepal.

Danphesail Peak is the northern most peak located frontiers of Dolpo in between Nepal and China. It is borderline peak and also known as ‘Matternhorn of Dolpo’. Danphesail Peak has its legendary connection with great Japanese Buddhist Monk Ekai Guwaguchi who travelled Tibet throughout Nepal in 1900 AD. He mentioned that he presumed Danphesail ‘Mountains as a Guide’ in his way to Tibet.

First time Paulo Grobel and his team officially ascended on Danphesail summit in 2017 October.

Danphe Shail Peak Climbing

The Danphe Shail peak climbing begins after access to Ku village. Access to and exit from Ku village, we have four alternatives:

  • If you are looking for adventure and most beautiful treks of West Nepal then, you could access or exit from GHT Mugu to Upper Dolpo or GHT Dolpo to Mugu via Nyinama Galzen La 5664m.

  • If you would like to Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek combine then, you could access or exit from Phoksundo-Shey Gompa- Bhijer –Ku village then Saldang-Tinje- Dho Tarap to Juphal.

  • If you would like to access to or exit from Mustang, then following Chharka- Tinje-Saldang- Bhijer and Ku village.

Ku village is an only gateway to Danphe Shail peak and steps to Danphesail summit open from Ku village of Upper Dolpo.

Ku village is last frontier and isolated village of Upper Dolpo, rarely trekkers visit this village as it is hidden in foothills of Jhyunglung khola and Danphe Shail or Ku Himal. Surprisingly, the village is in low altitude, and suitable for crops. There are 32 households and 262 people living in the village.

From Ku village, the trail passes to the northern up valley, following the past local route to China, but no longer use in these days. March to Basecamp takes 2 days and descent can do in one day. Tentatively Danphe Shail peak climbing is undertaken in 5 to 6 days (From Ku to Summit and back to Ku village).

Based on your interest we Himalayan Companion give companionship on your Danphe Shail expedition.


Stage 1- Juphal to Phoksundo

Stage 2- Phoksundo to Shey Gompa

Stage 3 – Shey Gompa to Bhijer

Stage 4- Bhijer to Ku village

Stage 5- From Ku village to Danphesail 6103m summit

Ku village to Danphesail Base Camp 5800m – 3 days

Acclimatization day

On Danpheshail – Summit day 6103m

Return back to Yak Kharka 4750m

Yak Kharka to Ku village 3650m

Stage 6 – From Ku Village to Saldang

Stage 7 – Saldang to Dho Tarap

Day 8 – Dho Tarap to Juphal