Kathmandu to Kathmandu: Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.
(The wonderful region with enchanting views that swirl up the mind and spirit of one entering)
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the exploration of untamed, extremely popular trek the people go almost every year. One of the most stunning mountains; Dhaulagiri known as “White Mountain” stands as the eight highest peak around the world. From here one gets to capture enough guts and spirit of each guests passing by. The region occupies the mystery that explores the Gandaki Gorge illustrious as the deepest gorge in the world.
This trekking space consists of large mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri with an altitude of 7000m. Trekking this route offers you the difficult mountain passes like crossover French pass (5360 meter), Hidden Valley (5140m) and Thapa Pass (5244 meter) wherever you have got to steer on the icy track. Dhaulagiri is inexpressible, one ought to come back and explore the unbelievable mountains once in an exceedingly life time to urge connected to the character.
As Dhaulagiri is adventure trekking in the remote area, it is best to do organize camping trip as proper way. But now a days there are basic teahouse services available at most of the trail. only for 4 to 5 nights between Choriban Camp to Alubari/Yak Kharka, It is necessary to set up tent only for for 4 to 5 days as we can not find any houses or teahouses on the trail. Wherever is possible, we provide you accommodation and food at teahouse. There is direct bus service from Kathmandu to Beni and drive Beni to Durbang and stay overnight. Thus, beginning of March as well as beginning of September to end of November is a suitable time to explore this majestic mountains and dramatic lands out here.
All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.
(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)
Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at around 6: 00 to pick you up. With private transport we will drive to Darbang which takes us about 9 – 10 hours on a scenic journey. Along the journey you will witness stunning scenery of snow capped Mountains, green hills, rivers, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. The road leads us next 4/30 hours to the Darbang (1180 m).
After crossing river, the trail goes to west as you leave Phedi then starts to climb many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge viewpoint. Then again the trail climbs steeply to the Muri village and continues to Sibang and Mattim. From here the trail leads you up an incline to the snout of the ridge where you begin the descent to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1850m). After crossing Dhara Khola, you emerge once again on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri. overnight at tea house.
Today we descend to the stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach a pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 m) and view some astonishing landscape. Then descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along the west Bank to the Naura village, from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch -backs. From there we descend through the forest and terraced fields to Boghara/Bagar (2080 m), overnight at tea house.
At first, the trail descends through terraced fields to the small ridge, and then through forests to Jyardan, which is the most remote permanent settlement in this area. Then the trail leads us to some high winding paths which cross a rocky area and descend once before climbing again to Lipshe. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the Dobang for today destination, overnight at tea house.
After crossing a wooden bridge the trail gradually ascends through forests with the chirping melody of birds and some wildlife which enlivens our spirits. And soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Then we descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross a wooden bridge then continue to the east bank towards Chartare. The trail leads us through forests again, some rocky areas, and the across a stream to Choriban Khola Camp, overnight at tea house.
We have to walk slowly in order to acclimate to the altitude. The trail follows to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enters the glacier from the right side. From here, Tukche Peak (6837m) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167m) which dominates the skyline to the right. After a while you will get to the Italian Base Camp (3660m), which is also the site of your camp for the night. It offers you breathtaking scenery of mountains; Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). overnight at tea house.
This is our first rest day after many days walking. We 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. You can go hiking around with the mighty mountains as charming companions, enjoying the landscape. overnight at tented camp.
After breakfast we are ready all our gear early in the morning, and hopefully the weather is expected to be clear for our adventurous journey. Today’s trails are not so easy but the great view of mountains charming gives you enough increase for rest of the trekking. Here, we stay overnight at tented camp.
Today is one of the most adventurous days as we need to get to the Dhaulagiri base camp. The view of the impressive Dhaulagiri I (8167m) north is dominating the skyline to your right and Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m) to the west offer you true natural beauty. The impressive icefall that descends from the northeast col in front of us is another magnet for our eyes. The mountains skyline view from this place is superb and the Dhaulagiri icefall is plenty to explore, overnight at tented camp.
After the glacier walk, the trail climbs two terraced hills; the first of which runs along the glacier, then cuts across the mountain flank and the moraine you enter a gentle bring round on the left from an ablation valley often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. Then we climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 m); a great vista opens up from the French Pass and offers you Mukut Himal (6328m), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 m), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6920m) and massive peak of Dhaulagiri I beyond. Again the trail continues along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to Thapa Pass (5244m) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012m). We descend from Thapa Pass and make camp at 5200 meters. We stay overnight at tented camp.
The trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka involves climbing over the (5244m), Dhampus Pass, where we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steep rocky small adventures trail. But the view of mountains and nature beauty are unbelievable all the way to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site here to enjoy the surroundings, overnight at tea house.
Today we descend all the way to the Marpha village; famous traditional salt traders Thakali inhabitant, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchards and as well as all the various food and brandy products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is local specialty so please test some in the distillery and, if you like it, you can also buy some to take home with you. We continue north, up to the Kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom town for the overnight stay. We stay overnight at tea house.
We today take a flight from deepest canyon of the world lying between two gigantic mountain range of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri with many snow-topped peaks. We will take driving down to Pokhara by bus if in case the flight delay or cancelled due to bad weather.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide and Assistant guide.
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending point.
- Accommodation Camping equipment.
- (Tent, mattress, dining, kitchen tent, toilet, shower, kitchen.
- Meals on full board tea house and camping during the trek.
- Trekkers Information management System (TIMS) permit fee.
- National Park – Conservation. Area entry permits.
- One porter carry for 2 guest's luggage, 20 kgs - 25kgs).
- First aid medical kit.
- Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)
- Farewell dinner second last day of departure.
- Your international airfare.
- Nepal visa
- Personal expenses.
- Internet, battery charging.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your Travel Insurance.
- Gratitude tips.
• Sixth highest mountains in the world Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) is situated west of Annapurna.
• Trail above the world deepest gorge Kali Gandaki valley and near hidden lands of Dolpo.
• Cross over the French pass (5,360m) and Thapa pass (5,244m) with fabulous views.
• Only for highly qualified in the high altitude and adventurous trekkers.
• Trek through the Yak Pasture, Glacier marine, isolated remote area, Monastery, Caves.
• Drive Kathmandu – Beni Bazzar – Darbang – back, Jomsom to Pokhara by Private Vehicle.
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