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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We will take a 5
hours drive through Prithvi Highway to
You will be assisted in last moment preparation and then
taken to Tribhuvan International Airport.
In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks. Any personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So it is better for you to pack items in two different bags.
We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek. This will be carried by the porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.