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Dhaulagiri Trekking

Dhaulagiri Trekking
Overview

Dhaulagiri Trekking is a challenging trekking route of Nepal. Mt. Dhulagiri (8,167m), located west of Annapurna, 6th tallest mountains, expend with 40 miles wide Himalaya range. The adventures explore activities around Dhaulagiri called Dhaulagiri Trekking in Dhaulagiri region. Dhaulagiri Trekking trail leads the Kali Gandaki valley and vast massif monitor of the Beyuls (hidden Valley) of Dolpo to the north. You can see especially the wonderful view of the giant Annapurna Himalayas with Dhaulagiri ranges while you walk along the Dhaulagiri Trekking. Round Dhaulagiri or Dhaulagiri base camp and circuit trek goes through cultivated fields associated with mountain villages; enjoying lifestyle of the inhabitant of Magar, Gurung and Chhetri community and their culture and as well as mixed forest oak, juniper and rhododendron. Dhaulagiri Trekking trail goes further follows deep into the Dhaulagiri Himal to the Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri north base camp, offering a spectacular view of massive north face of Dhaulagiri I. Then you cross over French pass (5,240m) and Thapa pass (5,155m) two adventure high passes, providing more fabulous views of Dhaulagiri, Throng peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River; the world deepest gorge beneath you. Around Dhaulagiri Trekking area you may see some Mountain goat, Blue sheep and the mysterious snow leopard in the remote valley of Dhaulagiri region.

Why people choose Dhaulagiri Trekking?

Dhaulagiri circuit or around dhaulagiri is perhaps most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the Nepalese Himalaya. You will have face to face the view of Beautiful mountains through forests, hills and quaint and tiny villages. This trails is a part of Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) of Nepal and it is a great sense of anticipation builds as you trek up the glacier hidden valle, passing through intriguing tiny Buddhist villages and monasteries. The trek includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.

Around Dhaulagiri base camp trekking or Dhaulagiri Trekking highlights & Himalayan Sights

Abundant flora and fauna, Following the rivers upstream, ferns and forests of oak and others deciduous trees, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, French Pass, Dhampus Pass, Hidden Valley, World deepest Kaligandaki River Gorge, best views Annapurna Himalayan Range including Annapunra 1, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Various ethnic groups, Unique Thakali cultures to explore, Enjoy Natural hot spring at Tatopani, best view from aircraft while you are flying Pokhara.

Dhaulagiri Trekking or Around Dhaulagiri trek grades

As Dhaulagiri circuit is a tough trek destination under the adventure trekking section, we need at least some basic mountaineering knowledge cross over deep glaciers and high altitude passes. Dhaulagiri Trekking offers you several opportunities of adventurous experiences around enthralling high Himalayan beauty, during the sun glow appears. If you are healthy and can walk about 5 hours daily, you can complete this trekking. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Dhaulagiri Trekking or Dhaulagiri base camp trek covers

Pokhara – Beni – Salghari – French Pass – Hidden Valley – yak Khrka – Marpha – Jomsom Bazzar

Best season to explore Around Dhaulagiri trekking trekking

April, May, June, September, October and November.

Itinerary

Dhaulagiri Trekking itinerary details

Our trek to Dhaulagiri base camp (dbc) or around dhaulagiri is a classical trek with 17 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do this route quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for tailor made itinerary.

Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about Dhaulagiri Trekking.

Day 02: Kathmandu city – World Heritage sites(1348m) sightseeing.

All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Beni (850m), 9 hours by bus

Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport for Beni and will take us about 8 to 9 hours scenic journey. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped Mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The road leads us next three hours to the Beni Bazaar (850m). Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 04: Trek Beni to Babiachor (950 meters), 5 hours

This is first our day trekking, so you are exacting to leaving Beni, the trail heads west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani (hot springs). Then the trail lead us to 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, then back to the north bank from where it continues to the Babichor village. Overnight at camp in tent.

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1400m), 6 hours

After breakfast, the trail follow valley broadens and terraced hills develop on both sides of the river and you pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. From here the path goes to the narrow valley again and terraces disappear on the river side. And then the trail leads us continue to the Dharapani village for overnight at tented.

Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Muri (1850m), 6 hour

After crossing river the trail goes to west Bank as you leaves Phedi then starts to climb many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge viewpoint of ascent eases. Then again the trail climbs steeply to the Muri village and continue to Sibang and Mattim. From here the trail lead you continue up an incline to the snout of the ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1810m. After cross Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb ridge to the large Magar village of Muri. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Trek Muri to Boghara (2080m), 7 hours

Today, at begging we descend to the stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 m) and view of astonishing landscape. Then descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along the west Bank to the Naura village, from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch -backs, then descend through the forest and terraced fields to Boghara (2080 m) for the overnight.

Day 08: Trek Boghara to Dobang (2520m), 6 hours

At first, the trail descends through terraced fields to the small ridge, then through forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in this area. Then the trail leads us to high winding path crosses a rocky area and descends before climbing again to Lipshe. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the Dobang for today destination.

Day 09: Trek Dobang to Choriban Khola (3110m), 6 hours

After crossing a wooden bridge the trail us gradual ascend forest with chirping melody of birds and some wildlife, which full joy of our life. And soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Then we descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross wooden bridge then continue to the east bank for Chartare. The trail lead us through forests again, rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola. We will overnight at tented camp

Day 10: Trek Choriban Khola to Italian Base Camp (3660m), 7 hours

We have to walk slowly in our won pest in order to acclimatize of body. The trail follows to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enters the glacier from the right side. From here, Tukche Peak (6837 m) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) dominates the skyline to the right. After for while you will get Italian Base Camp (3660 m), which is also the site of your camp for the night. It offers you breathtaking scenery of mountains; Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m).

Day 11: Acclimatization day in Italian Base Camp (3660m)

This is our first rest day after many days walking, we will spend a day here in order to 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. You can hiking around with mighty mountains charming and landscape.

Day 12: Trek Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4210m), 6 hours

After breakfast we set up all gears early in the morning, the weather is expected to be clear for our adventures journey. The trail goes to through the prone to stone fall, which passes through a narrow gorge. It is not that much easy trail but the great view of mountains charming give you enough increase for rest of the trekking. Here, we stay overnight near at glacier.

Day 13: Trek glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m), 7 hours.

Today is one of the most adventure days to Dhaulagiri base camp. The view of impressive Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) north faces dominating the skyline to your right and Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m) to the west offering you true nature beauties. The impressive icefall that descends from the north east col in front of us is another magnet for us. We are overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Acclimatization day in Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m), go to see Dhaulagiri Icefall

Today is another rest day for acclimatization and refill energy for next adventures trip. The mountains skyline view from this place is superb and Dhaulagiri ice fall is plenty to explore. Rest of the day you can enjoying to the true nature beauty seeping hot tea in the camp.

Day 15: Trek DBC via French Pass (5240 m) then trek to Hidden Valley (5000m), 7 hours

After along the glacier walk the trail climb two terraced hills; the first of which runs along the glacier, then cuts across the mountain flank and the moraine you enter a gentle bring round on the left from an ablation valley often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. Then climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 m); a great vista opens up from the French Pass and offers you Mukut Himal (6328 m), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 m) and massive peak of Dhaulagiri I beyond. Again the trail continues along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to Thapa Pass (5250m) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 m); offering slender Himalayan beauty and mountains scenery. We descending from Thapa Pass and make camp at 5200 meters.

Day 16: Trek Hidden Valley via Dhampus Pass (5210 m). Descend to Yak Kharka (3,680m), 7 hours

The trek for Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka via climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steep rocky small adventures trail. But the view of mountains and nature beauty are still unbelievable to the Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site to enjoy the surroundings.

Day 17: Trek Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m), 6 hours.

Today we descend all the way to the Marpha village; famous traditional salt traders Thakali inhabitant, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchards and as well as all the various food and brandy products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is local specialty that offers you to test some in the distillery and can buy. We continue north, up to the Kali Gandaki valley to the Jomsom town for the overnight stay.

Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokahra with the view of Annapurna massiv, 25 minute

The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.

Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does Dhaulagiri Trekking cost?

Dhaulagiri base camp trek or around Dhaulagiri trekking cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Dhaulagiri Trekking Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu International airport transfer
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley within BB Plan basis
  • 1 Nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara valley within BB Plan basis
  • Flights (Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu) as a round trip fares with required airport tax
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • Annapurna Conservation and TIMS permits and thier entrance fees
  • Tented accommodation / Lodge trekking with full board meals during the trek.
  • Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks while on trek.
  • Domestic flight: Jomsom to Pokhara one way airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Kitchen and cooking equipment for the trekking .
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Guide.
  • Professional cook, Sherpa, Kitchen Staffs and necessaries porter as required.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Trekking equipment and other facilities to Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurances for all trekking crew
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip.
  • Kathmandu to Beni and from Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by Bus.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • After trekking, you will get an attractive gift souvenir from company
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience to do Dhaulagiri base camp trek?

Answer: Actually for Dhaulagiri Trekking is suitable for an experienced trekkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. We recommend this trek especially for professional trekkers as it is technically difficult.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Dhaulagiri Trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Tented accommodation during the trekking routes. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: During the tented camping / lodge basis trekking, our professional cook prepare a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Dhaulagiri trekking?

Answer: As you are in camping trekking, we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Dhaulagiri Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the local lodges here will be more chances to charge battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on around Dhaulagiri trekking short?

Answer: In Dhaulagiri Trek route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 25 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Dhaulagiri Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 to 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Dhaulagiri Trekking Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Dhaulagiri Trekking special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Dhaulagiri Trekking faq

    1. Trip Duration: 20 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Adventure Grading
    3. Max Altitude: 5,240m / 17,135 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct – May
    7. Trip Mode: Tent Trekking
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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