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The wild west mountains of Nepal

Duration
21 Days
Theme type
starting price
USD 2897

Dhaulagiri Trek

THE WILD WEST MOUNTAINS OF NEPAL

Mount Dhaulagiri located in central Nepal is the (8) eighth highest peak in the world and it stands over the Kali Gandaki along with the Annapurna. The Kali Gandaki River flows between these two giant peaks to form the deepest river valley on earth.
Mt. Dhaulagiri with its vast massif screens the hidden lands of Dolpo to its north and to the west of it are Nepal’s far western hills. Only to the east along the Kali Gandaki Valley can we easily view the Dhaulagiri up close that is so massive with its symmetrical peak and four major outliners remains an enigma along much of its perimeter.

Like fabled but restricted Dolpo the complete one month-long trek around Dhaulagiri is only for a handful of hikers. This is because much of the route traverses the difficult and remote landscapes.
This superb but difficult Dhaulagiri round trek allows you to discover Dhaulagiri at 8167 meters and the White Mountains which is one of the most striking Himalayas in western Nepal.
This extensive and intricate trek around Dhaulagiri starts from the sub-tropical forests of Beni Myagdi valley. Hikers follow the Myagdi Khola west wards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high remote passes and glaciers of Dhaulagiri before reaching the Kali Gandaki Valley.

Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses the French Pass at 5240 meters and traverses the head of the Hidden Valley and crosses 5155 meters at Dhampus Pass.

The trek ends with a steep descent to Marpha and we return to Pokhara either via the Kali Gandaki or over the Ghorepani ridge for a panoramic view of the entire Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massif.

Trip Profile

For the Dhaulagiri Trek there are two routes that are suggested -
-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Birethanti which is a total of 26 days
-Tatopani-Beni- Baglung which is for 22 days.
-A shorter optional suggestion is for 18 days which is also possible by taking a return flight from Jomsom to Pokhara then back to Kathmandu. This trekking includes Beni, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, French Col., Hidden Valley, Thapa Pass, Dhampus Pass, Kali Gandaki, Marpha, Jomsom and Pokhara.

Trip Details & Facts

This superb but difficult Dhulagiri trek trek allows you to discover Dhaulagiri ( 8167 mtr ), or White Mountain, one of the most western Nepal's beautiful Himalaya. There is a long, difficult trek around Dhaulagiri that starts form the sub-tropical forests of the Myagdi valley and end at tukche or Jomsom.

Dhulagiri trek includes :
Dhaulagiri Base Camp, high passes, Glacier trek, Hidden Valley, Muktinath Temple, Monastery visit, Superb mountain views, spectacular scenery, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque village such as Marpha and Kagbeni, deepest gorge of the world, friendly people

The Itinerary

  • Day 01: You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and a staff member will receive you at the airport.
  • Day 02: After breakfast we will go sightseeing of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03: Drive to Beni which is reasonably a stretched drive and we will begin with our Dhaulagiri Trek.
  • Day 04: We will camp at 810 meters.
  • Day 05: On Dhaulagiri trek - Trek to Babichor at 950 meters.
  • Day 06: Trek to Darbang at 1030 meters.
  • Day 07: Trek to Sibang at 1720 meters.
  • Day 08: Trek to Muri at 1840 meters.
  • Day 09: Trek to Boghara at 1990 meters.
  • Day 10: Trek to Dobang at 2400 meters.
  • Day 11: Trek to Shalaghari at 2820 meters.
  • Day 12: Trek to the Italian Base Camp at 3585 meters.
  • Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 3810 meters.
  • Day 14: Rejuvenate at Mt. Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
  • Day 15: Trek to Hidden valley at 4900 meters then cross the French pass at 5360 meters.
  • Day 16: Thapa pass and hike to Yak Kharka.
  • Day 17: Trek from Marpha to Jomsom.
  • Day 18: Fly to Jomsom then Pokhara and stay the night in Pokhara at 850 meters.
  • Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu at 1350 meters.
  • Day 20: You will have the entire day to yourself
  • Day 21: Departure to the airport
  • Day 01: You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and a staff member will receive you at the airport.

    You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and a staff member will receive you at the airport.
    You will then check into a hotel and get accommodated according to your convenience.

  • Day 02: After breakfast we will go sightseeing of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

    After breakfast we will go sightseeing of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03: Drive to Beni which is reasonably a stretched drive and we will begin with our Dhaulagiri Trek.

    Drive to Beni which is reasonably a stretched drive and we will begin with our Dhaulagiri Trek.

  • Day 04: We will camp at 810 meters.

    We will camp at 810 meters.

  • Day 05: On Dhaulagiri trek - Trek to Babichor at 950 meters.

    On Dhaulagiri trek - Trek to Babichor at 950 meters.

  • Day 06: Trek to Darbang at 1030 meters.

    Trek to Darbang at 1030 meters.

  • Day 07: Trek to Sibang at 1720 meters.

    Trek to Sibang at 1720 meters.

  • Day 08: Trek to Muri at 1840 meters.

    Trek to Muri at 1840 meters.

  • Day 09: Trek to Boghara at 1990 meters.

    Trek to Boghara at 1990 meters.

  • Day 10: Trek to Dobang at 2400 meters.

    Trek to Dobang at 2400 meters.

  • Day 11: Trek to Shalaghari at 2820 meters.

    Trek to Shalaghari at 2820 meters.

  • Day 12: Trek to the Italian Base Camp at 3585 meters.

    Trek to the Italian Base Camp at 3585 meters.

  • Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 3810 meters.

    Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 3810 meters.

  • Day 14: Rejuvenate at Mt. Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

    Rejuvenate at Mt. Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

  • Day 15: Trek to Hidden valley at 4900 meters then cross the French pass at 5360 meters.

    Trek to Hidden valley at 4900 meters then cross the French pass at 5360 meters.

  • Day 16: Thapa pass and hike to Yak Kharka.

    Thapa pass and hike to Yak Kharka.

  • Day 17: Trek from Marpha to Jomsom.

    Trek from Marpha to Jomsom.

  • Day 18: Fly to Jomsom then Pokhara and stay the night in Pokhara at 850 meters.

    Fly to Jomsom then Pokhara and stay the night in Pokhara at 850 meters.

  • Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu at 1350 meters.

    Drive back to Kathmandu at 1350 meters.

  • Day 20: You will have the entire day to yourself

    You will have the entire day to yourself and later in the evening you will be joining our team for a Nepali farewell dinner and a cultural show.

  • Day 21: Departure to the airport

    This is a goodbye. We hope to see you time and again.
    Thank you for choosing Earthbound Expeditions Nepal as your travel guide. Have a safe flight.

  • Trip Details

  • Personal Details

  • Arrival Details

What is included

  1. Accommodation in a (3) three starred hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only effortless lodges are available.
  2. Ground transportation provided.
  3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions Nepal city tour guide will accompany you.
  4. Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp - 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners.
  5. Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  6. Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  7. Every single entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.
  8. Every single Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.
  9. Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.
  10. Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included.

What is not included

  1. International Flight tickets.
  2. Museums entrance fees.
  3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  4. Airport tax.
  5. Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  6. Personal clothing and gears.
  7. Tips to guide and porter.
  8. Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.
Duration
21 Days
Theme type
starting price
USD 2897

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