Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dhaulagiri Round Trekking
Dhaulagiri (White Mountain), separated from the Annapurna region by Kali Gandaki Gorge (deepest in the world) includes some fifteen peaks above 7000mt. The trekking in this area is relatively strenuous and needs some high altitude trekking experiences; this region is new territory for trekkers. Trekking off the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. From the near tropical Pokhara valley, steep slopes climb to snowcapped Himalayan giants. Dhaulagiri 1, the seventh tallest peak in the world, towers high above the well-trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up the Kali Gandaki valley.
The vast massif screens the hidden land of Dolpo to its north west. Following the rivers upstream, ferns and forests of oak and other deciduous trees and juniper are interesting. Mountain sides of rhododendron blaze with color in the spring, and other flowers are abundant on the trail. Even on high mountain passes above the tree line, tiny alpine flowers can be found dotting the windswept ground.
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 sunrise and panoramic view from Poonhill.
Trek Name:Dhaulagiri Round Trekking
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Best Season:February - June, September - November are the best months among others. July and August are okay for trekking. However, the visibility is likely to disturbed due to rain.
Trek Grade: Easy
Accommodation: Tea House
Group Size: Min.1 to Max 10 persons in a group
Min. altitude: 1065 m
Max altitude: 3800 m
Mode of Travel:Drive: Car/Van/Bus to Besisahar/Pokhara and Flight: Pokhara
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Dhaulagiri Round Trekking Itinerary
Days 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Days 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay
Days 3: Drive Ktm - Pokhara- Beni
Days 4: Beni-Babichaur: After leaving the Kali Gandaki river you enter in the Myagdi Khola valley.
Days 5: Babichaur-Dharapani: Tonight you will camp in Dharapani and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far.
Days 6: Dharapani-Muri :
The path goes steep up to Muri , where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly.
Days 7: Muri-Boghara : From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours.
Days 8: Boghara-Dovan : Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step.
Days 9: Dovan - Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) : Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitufe and mountains burst out all around.
Days 10: Upper Vungini - (Italian Base Camp)
Days 11: Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) - Glacier Camp: After crossing the first glacier, probable using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb on to the main glacier. The surrounding is spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. We may also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough day. We camp on the glacier rubble.
Days 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp I : Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier.We climb steady to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Days 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col - Hidden Valley : Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5300m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures, at least -20ºC at night.
Days 14: Hidden Valley camp 5000m: A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.
Days 15: Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka : After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche-prone slopes and then descend steeply to Yak Kharka.
Days 16: Yak Kharka – Marpha : From Yak Kharka we descend along the flank of the mountain to once again reach civilization. We return to the tree-line, terraced potato and buckwheat fields, and farmhouses. Marpha is famous for its apple orchards and is home to two lovely Tibetan Monasteries
Days 17: Marpha - Ghasa : nice village with greenery and openspace
Days 18: Ghasa – Tatopani ; Working through subtropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias,. The trail follows the river through a world deepest George and have a very nice view one of the longest waterfall. Stay at Tatopani and visit natural hot spring
Days 19: Tatopani – Ghorepani: Trek Ghorepani-poonhill to Hile : Early morning climb up to Poonhil One of the best Himalayan view points in Nepal Early morning working to the Poonhil, which provides a unobstructed view of the high Himalayas. work down to Hile, camp
Days 20: Hile-Pokhara: Trek to Birethanti via Nayapul walk through the lust, green Modiriver valley. Past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim. stay at Pokhara, hotel
Days 21: Pokhara – Kathmandu , evening culture show and nepali dinner, hotel
Days 22: Final departure, transfer to airport
Price For The Trip:
The total cost for the trek or tour you decide you want to do will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you prefer in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara will make a difference to the overall cost (budget to 5 star accommodation) The mode of transport you prefer will also affect the cost of your package, for example prices vary greatly between flying versus private car/van, tourist or local buses. The number of guides and/or porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. For these reasons the same trek/tour can vary in price quite substantially.
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- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car/van
- 4 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- 2 nights hotel in Pokhara B/B on a twin sharing bed and breakfast
- Guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour with English speaking Tour guide, and transport by private car / van.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek.
- Full board meals during the trekking (meals are choices from Menu) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
- Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking
- Seasonal fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc
- An Experienced & Professional Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
- Above The Himalaya’s duffle bag if necessary.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment( 1 porter for 2 person basis)
- Food, accommodation, salary, local tax, all trekking equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Proper Insurance for all trekking staff including porter.
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Special Gifts (T shirt, Pashmina shawl, Trekking certificates and others)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Culture Dinner in Kathmandu
- All local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by Tourist bus/Private car/Van
- Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara Aprox US $ 10- US$ 12 per day
- Nepal entry Visa Fee (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal ’s Airport in Kathmandu )
- International/Domestic Airfare and Airport Tax, sightseeing entry fee
- Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water
- Dessert, chocolates, personal shopping, laundry, phone call, internet, Camera battery charging.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expences.
- Tips and Gratitude (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
Private Trip Departure everyday upon your request. But if you would like to join one of our Groups please see below our fixed group departure dates as per your requirement.Fixed Departure Trek 2012