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Dhaulagiri Round Trek - 22 Days

Dhaulagiri Round trek gives the opportunity to enjoy unique view of the Dhaulagiri range. Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. During the trek you can appreciate the friendly and happy atmosphere of the small villages. From the near tropical Pokhara valley, steep slopes climb to snowcapped Himalayan giants. Dhaulagiri I, the 7th tallest peak in the world, towers high above the well-trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up hidden land of Dolpo to its north-west. So more adventure is waiting here for you.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival
Our representative will come to pick you up from Tribhuwan international airport. Transfer to Kathmandu hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
On this day we will visit Kathmandu valley and go for a sightseeing of monkey temple, bouddhanath , Kathmandu durbar square where we will have lunch on our way.
Day 03: Kathmnadu – Beni via Pokhara
We will wake up early and March towards buspark and drive to beni through Pokhara.It will take 6 hrs to reach beni. Overnight at beni.
Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babichaur
We will continue trekking along the Kali Gandaki River today. We then head towards Myandi Khola. Crossing the suspension bridge, we then pass by the villages of Mangalghat and Tatopani to finally reach Babichaur where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Day 05: Trek from Babichaur to Dharapani
Today, we will head to Dharapani from where Dhaulagiri is no more so far. Crossing the terraced hill and Shahanshadhara village, we eventually reach at Dharapani where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri
Our route today goes steep up to Muri fromwhere Mount Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly. We will stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Day 07: Trek from Muri to Boghara
Our trail is relatively easy today and it goes down for few hours. But before we reach Boghara, we have to climb steep path for about a couple of hours. We then descend down before reaching Phedi and again ascend up until we reach Boghara. We will stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Day 08: Trek from Boghara to Doban
Today’s walk will be quite difficult for us as we will need the help of ropes sometimes. The trail then descends down to a small ridge and crosses the forest to Jyardan. Crossing the rocky part, we eventually arrive at Doban where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Day 09: Trek from Doban to Italian Base Camp
From Doban, we will follow the trail passing through the beautiful forest and rapidly gain the altitude. Mountains seem to burst out all around. As we rapidly gain the altitude here, we need to keep our body hydrated. We will eventually reach the Italian Base Camp where we will just be in front of the west wall of Mount Dhaulagiri.
Day 10: Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp
We will take this day as acclimatization. We will have to relax today as we will have a tough day tomorrow. Just move around and hike around some places there to make your body active.
Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp
We will cross the first glacier and then, we will probably be using a rope in a couple of tricky spot. After climbing the main glacier, we will get to see spectacular surrounding. We would rather require using the rope to cross the glacier. We setup camp at Glacier Camp where we stay overnight.
Day 12: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
We will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp today. The rough rubble gives us the way to some smooth ice of the glacier. We will then climb steadily to the rough and chilling Dhaulagiri Base Camp where we can witness the magnificent north façade of Dhaulagiri I.
Day 13: Acclimatization at Dhaulagiri Base Camp
As we will be trekking constantly at the altitude above 5000m in next days, this day is essential for acclimatization. According to Health experts, we need to stay active instead of being idle today.
Day 14: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Pass
From Dhaulagiri Base Camp, we will head to French Pass today. Once we cross the steep moraine walls, we are safer.
Day 15: Trek from French Pass to Hidden Valley Camp
We will move to Hidden Valley Camp from French pasas. We can make some rest, and explore the surrounding peaks as well.
Day 16: Trek from Hidden Valley Camp to Yak Kharka
We traverse avalanche prone slopes after climbing over Dhampus Pass. We will then descend steeply to Yak Kharka where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Day 17: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom
Today we will proceed along the snowy path tackling along the cairns. Walking in the snow and passing the top of the Thapa Pass, we finally arrive at Jomsom where we stay overnight at local lodge.
Day 18: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
From Jomsom, we will take a morning flight to Pokhara, which takes about 30 minutes. Upon arrival at Pokhara, we drive to hotel and in the remaining day, we take our time for the sightseeing of the beautiful city of Pokhara, which is the best tourist destination in Nepal.
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We will have farewell dinner.
Day 20: Final Departure
This day you will be given farewell and be back to your home country.
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