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Dhaulagiri Trek

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Package name Dhaulagiri Trek
Duration 21
Max. elevation m
Level DIFFICULT
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Cost USD 0 per person

Highlights

Overview

Dhaulagiri Trek package is a  three week challenge that you ought to undertake if you are up for the perks of climbing. The remote trekking trail continues through the route stretching to the west of Annapurna. It continues through the foothill of the world’s seventh highest mountain at Dhaulagiri Base Camp and passes through the glacier to the famous French Col Pass to the Hidden Valley.

Since this is extremely difficult trek, it is not recommended for you  if you are a beginner. We recommend this only for seasoned trekkers. Although the trek drains you of energy, the exploration in Dhaulagiri is certainly the once in a lifetime opportunity.

Ace Holiday Treks has been operating 21days trek for many years. All our staffs are trained for emergency rescue and the team leader himself has successfully climbed Dhaulagiri for several times. He is an eloquent speaker, well versed in English language. Follow the instructions of your team leader carefully. Your safety is our prime concern. We use only the best trekking gears.

Enjoy the perks of trekking that comes along diverse terrains as highland villages, meadows, glaciers, forest, passes and rivers and eye feast. Additionally the beautiful views of as many as fifteen 7000m+ peaks including Putali Himal ,Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri Mountain will keep you grounded. Travel through the Gandaki Gorge to Myagdi glacier.

We will drive from Kathmandu to Beni via Pokhara. Dhaulagiri Treks begin at Beni Dhaulagiri Trek progresses through Babichaur, Dharapani, Muri, Boghara, Dovan, Italian Base Camp and Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Return trail continues through French Col, Hidden Valley Camp and Yak Kharka to Jomsom. We will take Jomsom Pokhara flight and take bus from Pokhara to Kathmand

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)

You will find our representative ready to greet you  soon as you dislodge  from the flight. You will be transferred to the hotel where brief orientation about the Everest Expedition is provided before you enjoy the delicious welcome dinner.

Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu:

Breakfast will be served early in the morning. Later, we will take the half day guided city tour and explore UNESCO enlisted sites of Kathmandu which starts from Pashupatinath. We will also explore Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath and reach Kathmandu Durbar Square. Evening is best period for exploring Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3 : Drive to Beni (830m) via Pokhara

Buses leave from Tourist Bus Park at Kantipath at 7am. We will follow the beautiful Prithvi highway and  catch the views of cable car in Kurintar, Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and mountains. Driving continues to Beni that locates 82km far from Pokhara. We will drive along the bank of Mardi River to reach Beni which exists in the confluence of Myagdi River and Kali Gandaki River. 

Day 4 : Trek to Babichaur (1000m) 6-7hrs

The actual Dhaulagiri trek begins in the fourth day. Leaving Kali Gandaki, we will reach to the northern edge of Myagdi River. Journey continues through Mangalghat and Singa to Tatopani. We will enjoy taking bath in natural hot spring at Tatopani and then traverse the bridge to make it to Simalchaur from where we will head to Babichaur.

Day 5 : Trek to Dharapani (1565m) 7hrs

Journey on 5th day is uphill for most of the day. We will pass through forest of pine and oaks and take the ascending trail to Sahasradhara village. Crossing Dudh Khola, we will head to Rato Runga village from where we will move further to Dharapani village. Dharapani is a small yet beautiful village from where we can observe close up views of various mountains.

Day 6 : Trek to Muri (1850m) 6-7hrs.

As we cross the  river, we will arrive at the vast open land of green pasture from where we will head north towards Phedi. Sibang is just a  2 hrs of climb away from Phedi. We will pass through Mattim village and lower down to Gattikhola. After taking brief rest at Phalai Gaon, we will cross Dharakhola and reach Myagdi River. We will take the sharp climb to Muri which is a village of Magar community.

Day 7 : Trek to Boghara (2050m) 7-8hrs

Walking doen from Muri, we will cross the river and arrive at the foot of small pass. We will climb the pass and enjoy the spectacular view of Ghustung South (6465m) Mountain from the top. Further down, we will walk along Myagdi River and move in and out of Naura village before arriving at Boghara.

Day 8 : Trek to Dovan (2630m) 6hrs

From Baghara, we will take brief descend to ridge. nThe journey continues through the crop field. We will walk through the dense forest of blooming rhododendrons and reach Jyardan which is a pretty small village. Journey continues through Lipshe and Lapche Kharka to Dovan.

Day 9 : Trek to Choriban Khola (3110m) 6hrs

We will cross the wooden bridge and take the trail through the forest to reach the ridge which offers scenic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m). After we have our moment with  resting, we will lower down to Myagdi River. Crossing the river, we will arrive at Chartare . It is from here  that we will make it to Choriban Khola.

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

The trek continues through Chhonbaran glacier. We will get the opportunity to get close up views of Tukuche and Dhaulagiri I mountains. The journey continues through the slippery route to to Italian Base Camp that is located in 3660m altitude. Italian Base Camp offers views of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V mountains.

Day 11 : Rest Day at Italian Base Camp

We will take the day off from the trek. Pass the time as you please. Either you can photo shoot or play cards or explore nearby glacier.

Day 12 : Trek to Glacier camp (4250m) 5hrs

We will walk past the  glaciers to reach a  place nearby a lake. Then  we will set our camp on the glacier namely a  Glacier Camp. Walking through glaciers might be tricky. It will be slippery due to melting snow.

Day 13 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m) 4hrs<

We will follow the trail that emanates  beautiful view of Dhaulagiri I Mountain. Dhaulagiri Base Camp can be reached after an arduous trek for four hours . Once we reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp, we can enjoy the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V mountains.

Day 14 : Rest Day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Setting yourself to rest is strictly advisable. It helps in proper acclimatization and also helps you to regain the energy drained by the strenuous trekking. We can also arrange for a side trekking near glacier valley if you want it.

Day 15 : Trek to French Pass 4hrs

We will leave the glacier valley and take the steep climb to arrive at the meadow where we can see cattle grazing gaily in the lush green vegetation. We will head to French Pass (5100m) from where we can get the spectacular views of Mukut Mountain, Tashi Kang, Tukuche Peak, Sita Peak and Dhaulagiri I mountain.

Day 16 : Trek to Hidden Valley Camp (5000m)

After we sign off from the  French Pass early in the morning, we will descend through the forested ridge for about 3hrs. We will arrive at the hill top that offers first view of Hidden Valley. We will descend further to Hidden Valley where we will set our camp and stay overnight.

Day 17 : Trek to Yak Kharka via Dhampus Pass (4200m) 6hrs

We will wake up early in the morning and take brief tour in the remote Hidden Valley. We will climb to the foothill of Dhampus pass (5200m). Difficult climb will take us to the top of Dhampus Pass. We will enjoy views of mountains and valleys from the top of Dhampus Pass and lower down to Yak Kharka.

Day 18 : Trek to Jomsom

Walking down from Yak Kharka, we will reach Marpha village which is a famous apple orchard. We will enjoy the taste of brew made from local apple and then continue the journey through the western bank of Kali Gandaki River to reach Jomsom where we will stay overnight.

Day 19 : Flight: Jomsom- Pokhara:

Since weather remains bad during the day period due to persistent strong wind. We will take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. We wil fly high above clouds in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains and reach Pokhara in 35 minutes.

Day 20 : Drive to Kathmandu

We will take  a 5 hours  drive through Prithvi Highway to reach Kathmandu.

Day 21 : Departure

You will be assisted in last moment preparation and then taken to Tribhuvan International Airport. 

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