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Around Dhaulagiri Trekking

Around Dhaulagiri Trekking

Around Dhaulagiri Trekking

Around Dhaulagiri is a challenging trek around the Dhaulagiri massif (8167m), the seventh highest mountain in the world, which involves snow and glacier walking. This is the perfect trip those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. Dhaulagiri lies north west of Pokhara culminating to its highest point at the eastern end, Dhaulagiri is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain where it rises to 7000m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the south east in about 30 km of aerial distance. In fact, Kali Gandaki is dramatic as two eight thou-senders, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other over a deep valley.

Around Dhaulagiri trekking begin from Beni, trail passes through cultivated land connected with mountain villages and exploring lifestyle of Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people. Following the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. You will cross two high passes, the French Pass (5360) and Hidden Valley (5200m) providing more spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Thorong, Annapurna peaks and Kali Gandaki River (the world deepest gorge). Dhaulagiri circuit trek offers breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri range and many other mountains. Geographically, Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. Dhaulagiri separated from the Annapurna region by worlds deepest Kali Gandaki.

Around Dhaulagiri Trekking / 21 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Beni (850m) 7-8 hrs

Day 04: Trek Beni to Babiachor (950m) 5-6 hrs 

Day 05: Trek Babiachor to Dharapani (1400m) 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Muri (1850m) 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Trek Muri to Boghara (2080m) 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Dobang (2520m) 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Trek Dobang to Choriban Khola (3110m) 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Trek Choriban Khola to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7 hrs

Day 11: Acclimatization at Italian base camp and rest day

Day 12: Trek base camp to Glacier Camp (4210m) 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Trek Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Rest and explore day

Day 15: Cross French Pass (5360m) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200m) 6-7 hrs

Day 16: Cross Dhampus pass (5200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3680m) 6-7 hrs

Day 17: Trek Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m) 5-6 hrs

Day 18: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (35 min)

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs

Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 21: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)

Around Dhaulagiri Trekking / 21 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
The day after breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipments and other necessaries, (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Beni (850m) 7-8 hrs
After breakfast, drive to Beni around 8 hrs. Beni is the district headquarters and has a police check post where your trekking permits will be examined. Beni is at the flowing together of the Myagdi Khola and the Kali Gandaki. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 04: Trek Beni to Babiachor (950m) 5-6 hrs  
When we pass from Beni and Kali Gandaki the trail heads west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani (hot springs). Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river, the trail makes a little half loop before crossing another bridge, near the village of Simalchour, back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babichor. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 05: Trek Babiachor to Dharapani (1400m) 5-6 hrs
The valley widens and terraced hills develop on both sides of the river. The trail is fairly level and you pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga after the valley narrows again and terraces disappear on either side of the river. Continue to the village of Dharapani. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Muri (1850m) 5-6 hrs
After crossing the river to its West Bank as you leave Phedi, the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. Again the trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek Muri to Boghara (2080m) 5-6 hrs
Descend a little and cross a stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465m). Descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along its West Bank to the village of Naura from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch-backs, then descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara (2080m). (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 08: Trek to Dobang (2520m) 5-6 hrs
The trail first descends through terraced fields to a small ridge, then through a forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in this part after a high winding path crosses a rocky area which then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is a single hut. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the level area at Dobang. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 09: Trek Dobang to Choriban Khola (3110m) 5-6 hrs
After crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167m) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 10: Trek Choriban Khola to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7 hrs
A trail fallows to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right. After a short while you will reach Italian Base Camp (3660m), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west magnificent seen are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618m). (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 11: Acclimatization at Italian base camp and rest day
We will spend a day for acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be "tuned" for the even higher altitudes to come. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 12: Trek base camp to Glacier Camp (4210m) 5-6 hrs
The Trail is prone to stone fall, which passes through a narrow gorge. Today we stay overnight near at glacier Set up early in the morning when the weather is expected to be clear (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 13: Trek Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 6-7 hrs
Today our adventurous to Dhaulagiri base camp. You can look up at the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167m) dominating the skyline to your right. To the west are peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618m) (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 14: Rest and explore day
The day is explore day, views from this place are superb and there is plenty to explore. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 15: Cross French Pass (5360m) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200m) 6-7 hrs 
After crossing the glacier you climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, then cut across the mountain flank and the moraine you enter a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley. Climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360m). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to see Mukut Himal (6328m), Tashi Kang (6386m) and Sita Chuchura (6611m), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 16: Cross Dhampus Pass (5200m), and trek toYak Kharka (3680m) 6-7 hrs
Descend from the hidden valley to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site to enjoy the surroundings. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 17: Trek Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m) 5-6 hrs
Descend to the village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Continue north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 18: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (35 min)
This morning we pack our bags and get ready for the exciting mountain scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight transit through between two high peaks Mt. Annapurna (8091m and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m and give us an opportunity to enjoy with best views of surrounding Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. We have full day at Pokhara to enjoy with its natures.
Our guide will take you for sightseeing in Pokhara valley and visit the highlights of Pokhara and the surrounding areas. The place to visit pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Bindabashini, which one most important popular Hindu temple in Pokhara. Two hour boating in Phewa Lake and visit the Barahi temple which one in island in Phewa Lake and others popular place David fall (Water fall), Ghupteshower cave etc. (Over night at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs
You could choose afternoon flight to Kathmandu, till some hours before flight; you may take an optional sightseeing tour in and around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, be sure to catch the left side of airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Or if you would like to choose by bus, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat and start your journey at 7:30 am from Pokhara. Left site seats of vehicles are nice to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. Around 2:00 pm you will arrive at Kathmandu (beside Thamel) and transfer to your hotel.

Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is your leisure day, if interested you could buy some gifts from Nepal for your friends and relatives, you will visit some nearby shops or venture at Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If enthralled to explore some other areas of Kathmandu you could take some more time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 21: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination) 
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 4 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • 1 night's hotel accommodation at Pokhara in tourist standard hotel on BB basis.
  • "Farewell dinner" before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed-room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu)
  • Domestic air fare Tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipments & clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Around Dhaulagiri Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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Dhaulagiri Region Trekking

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Around Dhaulagiri Trekking

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