ROUND DHAULAGIRI TREKKING


Round Dhaulagiri Trekking is considered a challenging as well as most rewarding trek around the Dhaulagiri massif that conceals more than 30 peaks over 6000m Peak lying in the Western Nepal. This isolated region offers amazing natural scenery, evergreen forest blossoming with rhododendron combined with unique cultural heritage. The popular and challenging high mountain passes in this area include French Pass(5,360 m) and Dhampus Pass (5,182 m).

Topographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast. The trail passes through the high altitude, making over snow and glaciers. Further, it circuits around Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,745ft), the seventh highest mountain in the world displaying the beauty and wilderness of the country’s remote area, making it a destination for adventure enthusiasts. Dhaulagiri Circuit is a beautiful trek with the splendor of panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges while being off the beaten track.

Dhaulagiri Trekking starts from Beni after a long day drive from Kathmandu & the trail passes through a beautiful village in the beginning and ultimately it reaches a remote area. The trail goes up and down through  on snow and glaciers as it crosses French Col (5,350m) traverses the head of the hidden valley and crosses 5155m Dhampus pass. On the trail, you may also encounter semi-wild yak herds and mountain sheep in the remote valleys.It is very interesting to visit various settlements inhabited by various ethnic groups of people, explore the unique Thakali culture and take a relaxing bath in the natural hot spring at Tatopani on the way back to Pokhara.

The major attraction of Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is incredible views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and other peaks, Ice falls, Glaciers, yak pastures, beautiful forests trail, ever-changing landscape, ethnic culture and lifestyle of the people. Experienced trekkers with basic climbing skills will enjoy around Dhaulagiri trip.

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing and trip preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2,713ft)
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Sibhang (1,635m/5,364ft) via Beni 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Trek Sibhang to Muri (1,720m/5,643ft) 4 hrs
Day 06: Trek Muri to Bagara (1,650m/5,413ft) 6 hrs
Day 07: Trek Bagara to Doban (2,500m/8,202ft) 5 hrs
Day 08: Trek Doban to Sallagari (3,450m/11,318ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 09: Trek Sallagari to Italian base camp (3,600m/11,811ft) 3 hrs
Day 10: Trek Italian base camp to Japanese Camp (4,200m/4 hrs
Day 11: Trek Japanese base camp to Dhaulagiri base camp (4,735m/15,534ft) 4 hrs
Day 12:  Acclimatization day at Dhaulagiri base camp  (4,735m/15,534ft)
Day 13: Trek Dhaulagiri base camp to Hidden Valley (5,200m/17,060ft) via  French Pass (5,350m/17,552ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 14: Trek Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka  (3,660m/12007ft) via Dampus Pass (5,245m/17,208ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 15: Trek Yak kharka to Jomsom (2,743m/8969ft) via Marpha (2,650m/8,694ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 16: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (8,27m/2,713ft) 25 minutes
Day 17: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6-7 hours
Day 18: Farewell
01: All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
02: Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara & Jomsom-Pokhara)
03: Tourist bus or jeep (Pokhara-Sibhang/Pokhar-Kathmandu)
04: Two man tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table & chairs,shower tent, kitchen utensils, mattresses
05: Fresh meals on full board ( breakfast+lunch+dinner) with hot drinks and tea/ coffee
06: Camp Site reservation every location during the trek
07: English speaking local expert trekking guide
08: Cook, kitchen helpers and necessary porters ( each porter carries 25 kg load )
09: TIMS (trekking information management system)
10: Annapurna conservation area permit fee
11: All wages, equipment, food, medical and accident insurances for involved staffs in trekking
12: First aid medical kits for the group and staffs
13: Government taxes & office service charge
14: Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program in Kathmandu
15: Dhaulagiri trekking map
1: Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
2: Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu hotel & Pokhara
3: Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
4: Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips
5: Expenses incurred towards usage of landline phone, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet.
6: Clothing packing items or bags, personal medical kit
7: Personal trekking gear ( Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags)
8: Personal Travel insurance
9: International airfare
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