Meals: Full Board Meal on Trekking, Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House on Trek
Max. Altitude: 5,360m/at French Pass
Best Month: Sept - Nov and Mar - May
Group Size: 02 Minimum and 12 MaximumShow Less
Mt.Dhaulagiri is among the many 8000ers in Nepal, and with a staggering height of 8,167 meters above the sea level, claims to be the seventh highest Himalayan peak. The peak lies between the north-west of Pokhara in the western region of Nepal and south of Tibet. It is among the other 8000ers in Nepal that together carve the deepest gorge of the world of Kaligandaki.
Crossing two high passes, the French pass and the Thapa Pass, one can experience snowy mountains and a walk above the glaciers around the Italian Base Camp and the Dhaulagiri North Base Camp. The trekking route is followed by spectacular views of the mountains and peaks of the Himalayas, the Kaligandaki river and the deepest gorge of the world. One can even encounter wild yak herds and mountain sheep on the way, probably animal husbandry of the local people of this remote region. Beside the wilderness, one can also enjoy shops and teahouses along the way to get the hint of the ethnic values of the Nepalese lifestyle, especially the Gurung, Chhetri and the Magars.
The trekking begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Beni and culminates into a walk through some of the mountain village. Then, after crossing Dobhan, begins the ascent which keeps on getting more difficult as one ascends to the Italian Base Camp. Along the way, one can see spectacular view of the mountains and the ecological diversity of the region coupled up with the cultural diversity. Following the trail comes two passes of the trek, the Iced French and the Thapa Pass, which have to be climbed to finish the trek. After a gruesome clim, a long descend takes you to the city of Marpha, a popular city of Mustang district. A flight to normal, bland life awaits you at Jomsom airstrip which ends the exciting trip.
Day 01Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel. B.BOur Airport Representative will come to pick up you and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.BB
Day 02Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour. Overnight at Hotel. B.BBreakfast at The Same Hotel and our Tour guide come to take you Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath. After Sightseeing Tour Meeting and Preparation for Trekking. Overnight at hotel.BB
Day 03Drive to Beni (850meters) by bus 8 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DAfter your breakfast, you drive to Beni. The drive should take 9 hours and you'll find most of the scenery very enjoyable. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 04Trek to Babiachor (950 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DLeaving Beni and Kali Gandaki the trek heads west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani (hot springs). Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river, the trail makes a little half loop before crossing another bridge, near the village of Simalchour, back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babichor. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 05Trek to Dharapani (1,400meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DThe valley widens and terraced hills develop on both sides of the river. The trail is fairly level and you pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again and terraces disappear on either side of the river. Continue to the village of Dharapani. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 06Trek to Muri (1,850meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DAfter crossing the river to its West Bank as you leave Phedi the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. Again the trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri.Continue trek to Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up an incline to the snout of the ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1810meters). Cross the Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 07Trek to Boghara (2080meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DDescend a little, cross a stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 meters). Descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along its West Bank to the village of Naura from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch-backs, then descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara (2080 meters). Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 08Trek to Dobang (2,520meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DThe trail first descends through terraced fields to a small ridge, then through a forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in this part. After the settlement a high winding path crosses a rocky area which then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is on single hut. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the level area at Dobang. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 09Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DAfter crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 10Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DFollow a trail to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right. Tukche Peak (6837 meters) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Italian Base Camp (3660 meters), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 11Acclimatization and rest day. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DWe will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be "tuned" for the even higher altitudes to come. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 12Trek to Glacier Camp (4210meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DSet up early in the morning when the weather is expected to be clear. This Trail is prone to stone fall, which passes through a narrow gorge. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 13Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DThis is one of our adventurous days to Dhaulagiri base camp. From here you can look up at the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominating the skyline to your right. To the west are peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters In front of you is the impressive icefall that descends from the north east col. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 14acclimatization and Rest Day. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DAnother rest day, but very important for the acclimatization. Views from this place are superb and there is plenty to explore. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 15Cross French Pass (5360m) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200m) 6 hours. B.L.DAfter the glacier you climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, then cutts across the mountain flank and the moraine you enter a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley. Climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 meters). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to see Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 meters) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I.
Day 16Cross Dhampus Pass (5200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m) 6 hours. B.L.DDescend from the hidden valley to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site to enjoy the surroundings.Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17Trek to Jomsom (2,710meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DDescend to the village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Continue north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Day 18Fly to Pokhara (900 meters) 20-minutes. Overnight at hotel. B.L.DToday 20 minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D
Day 19Drive back to Kathmandu by bus 7 hours. Overnight at hotel. B.B
Day 20Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B
Day 21Transfer to international Airport for Your onward destination.
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