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Dhaulagiri Trek

This is a pretty strenuous trek that takes you into high country through forest with dense foliage and culminates on to a trail that continues on snow and shimmering glaciers. Separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki, the Dhaulagiri massif includes more than 30 peaks over 6000 meters, eight of these surpassing 8000 meters. This is a long, difficult trek around Dhaulagiri (8167m.) that starts from Beni on the Kali Gandaki. Follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses the French Col (5240m.), traversing the head of Hidden Valley and also cuts across the 5155m Dhampus Pass. The trek ends with a steep descent to Marpha and a return to Pokhara, either via the Kali Gandaki valley or over the Ghorepani ridge for concluding views of the entire Dhaulagiri massif; rounding of the conclusions of an adventure enjoyed to the hilt.

Trip Highlights

Duration: 18 days
Type of Trek: Camping
Max. Altitude: 5200m
Minimum Pax:1+
Mode of Travel: Land Transportation
Grade: Strenous

Detail Itinerary of Dhaulagiri Trek:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan).Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni takes about eleven hours.

Day 04:  Trek from Beni to Maldhunga (1300m.) takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Maldhunga to Darbang takes about five and half hours.

Day 06: Trek from Darbang to Takum takes about five hours.

Day 07: Trek from Takum to Muri takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Muri to Baghar (2080m.).

Day 09: Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2520m.) takes about five hours.

Day 10: Trek from Dobang to Upper Vungini or Italian Base Camp (3660m.)

Day 11:Rest day for acclimatization.

Day 12: Trek from Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp and it takes about four hours.

Day 13: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.) takes about five hours.

Day 14: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5010m.) - Hidden Valley and it takes about four hours.

Day 15: Trek from Hidden valley (5200m.) to Yak Kharka (3680m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 16:Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.) takes about five hours.

Day 17: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.) takes about six hours.

Day 18:Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1189 m.) takes about six and half hours. 

Day 19: Trek from Tatopani to Beni takes almost five hours.

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.

Day 21: Recreation & shopping day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Transfer to the Airport for final departure (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Price Includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services
  • A trekking guide
  • Porter/s (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 30 kilograms)
  • Entry permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All land transportation (from hotel to airport and from airport to hotel)
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, etc.
  • Rescue Assistance
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
  • First Aid kit
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu for all articipants including Nepali staff
  • Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
  • Four nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
  • One day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • Entry fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley

Price does not include:

  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu


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