Around Dhaulagiri Trek

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Around Dhaulagiri Trek takes place in the western side of Annapurna region of Nepal circling the Dhaulagiri Himalayan Peaks range of forty summits. Dhaulagiri-I is the 6th tallest peak of the world dominating the Muktinath trekking foot-trails of Kali Gandaki Valley. The travelers will encounter the snow clapped screens of Dolpo toward the north. The travelers following the trails along the Kali Gandaki Valley witness the huge Dhaulagiri Mountain. Around Dhaulagiri Trek circles the Dhaulagiri massif and is the ideal outing for the travelers who are looking for a extraordinary ordeal of Himalayan trekking experience. Dhaulagiri region lies on North West of Pokhara city of Nepal. Dhaulagiri region is one of the remarkable places on the planet that resides in the territory of Kali Gandaki valley. Kali Gandaki valley is always proud for its two highest peak of the world ‘Annapurna I’ and ‘Dhaulagiri’ who are standing close to the Kali Gandaki River confronting one another over a profound valley. Dhaulagiri isolated from the world by world deepest canyon of Kali Gandaki.

Around Dhaulagiri Trek starts from Beni and trail goes through developed area of mountain villages experiencing the way of life of highland civilizations of Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar individuals. The trekking trail traverses towards the Myagdi Khola to Darbang and turning north towards the minor trail of backwoods. During trekking travelers will cross two high passes, the French Pass of 5360meters and Hidden Valley of 5200meters giving more dynamite perspectives of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna peaks and Kali Gandaki River which is the deepest canyon of the world. Around Dhaulagiri Trek offers stunning perspectives of Dhaulagiri extent and numerous different mountains. Geologically Dhaulagiri region is known for sensational diverse natural vegetation and presence of different climate on a same region.

 

Itinerary
Day 01 Upon your arrival in KATMANDU(1000m/3280ft) Himalayan Glacier will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer to you Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel. Free day & evening welcome dinner at any typical Nepalese Restaurant.
Day 02. Half day guided city tours (tour includes Katmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple – Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath – The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancent Katmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of next day trek.
Day 03 Kathmandu to Beni by Private Transport it takes around 8/9 Hours on smooth Drive. O/N At Beni
Day 04 Beni-Babichaur (1000m) After leaving the Kali Gandaki River you enter in the Myagdi Khola valley.
Day 05 Babichaur-Dharapani (1565m) Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far.
Day 06 Dharapani-Muri (1850m) The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly.
Day 07 Muri-Boghara (2050m) 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.
Day 08 Boghara-Dhoban (2630m) Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step.
Day 09 Dhoban-Italien Base camp (3500m) Today you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around.
Day 10 Rest day. A rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day.
Day 11 Italian Base camp- Glacier camp (4250m) After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail.
Day 12 Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m) Today you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 13 Rest day. Acclimatization day. In the next day you will be constantly at an altitude of 5000 – 60000 m, so this day is essential.
Day 14 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 Fren
Day 15 Hidden Valley Camp 5000m A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.
Day 16 Hidden Valley – Yak Kharka After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka.
Day 17 Yak Kharka – Marpha More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch.
Day 18 MARPHA – Lete (2438m) We start trek from a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields, and continue down the Kaligandaki reaching the former Thakali trading centre of Tukche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow.
Day 19 Lete – TATOPANI (1190m) A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge.
Day 20 Rest day in Tatopani , enjoy with hot spring.
Day 21 TATOPANI – GHOREPANI (2819m) Steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave behind the terraced fields and walk through thick rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani, meaning (horse water). We camp at the pass for the best views of the sunset.
Day 22 GHOREPANI – TADAPANI Being of the early morning 5:30 AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195m) around 1 hr. to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of white mountain peaks.
Day 23 TADAPANI – LANDRUNG Served the breakfast in the morning and start your journey, 8:00 AM to Landrung, it takes approx.: 6 hours. From Tadapani, the trails descends through the forests then terraced fields, to the Khummu Khola.
Day 24 LANDRUNG – DHAMPUS From Landrung, It’s an easy walk past fields, a school and some unusual oval shaped houses and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1710 metres, with several lodges along the trails.
Day 25 DHAMPUS – POKHARA From Dhampus, all the way downhill through the village to Phedi. Starting at an elevation of 1580 metres, in a village and then forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park.
Day 26 Pokhara to Kathmandu by Private Transport it takes around 5/6 Hours O/N Kathmandu.
Include Exclude

Cost Include:

All meals during trek
Accommodation during trek on local lodge
Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight
English speaking local expert guide, porters
Annapurna Conservation fees
Trekkers’ Information Management System fees
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
Airport transfers and escort
Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
Insurance for all staff & porters
Airport transfers

Cost Exclude:

International airfares
Trekking Equipment
Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Any type of personal expenses
Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
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