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Dhaulagiri Round Trek - 19 Days

Dhaulagiri Round Trek is one of the most popular and the most challenging treks in Nepal. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) is the seventh highest mountain in the world. This trekking offers glaciers and crosses, high snow capped passes, a challenge suited only to fit individuals wishing to go on remote demanding trekking in Nepal in the lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna. Dhaulagiri round trek is the panoramic Himalayan view of the snow capped mountain like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhare etc. A spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River with the world deepest gorge can be viewed during the Dhaulagiri trekking. This isolated Dhaulagiri circuit trekking offers amazing natural scenery, evergreen forest blossoming with rhododendron combined with native warm-hearted people and their heady mixture of unique culture. Dhaulagiri Trek is an opportunity to explore the snow-capped Himalayas lying around, rocky hills, stunning landscapes, yak pastures, a thick forest full of birds and animals and much more. In Dhaulagiri trek trail you can get the opportunity to explore the amazing lifestyles of Gurung and Magar peoples and their culture.  Besides, you can see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Leopards, Musk deer and different species of birds.

After few days trip, we reach at Italian base camp, from where we can see the exciting views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV& V. we will have a rest for few days for acclimatize with the altitude. Once we are ready, we head on to Dhaulagiri north base camp, and continue our trek to the French pass 5,240m, and Thapa pass 5,155m. Finally, we descend down to Marpha, a popular city of Mustang district, which is situated between majestic mountain of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Machhapuchhare, and then we reach at Tatopani (hot-water) where we can have a bath as well. From Tatopani, we ascend down to Pokhara and then ultimately back to Kathmandu. AlpineTrav, Treks and Expeditions is always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.


Note:

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.)

Day 1
Day 01 :Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

Alpinetrav Treks & Expeditions staff will be there at the airport to welcome you by holding the company name and transfer you to the hotel. At hotel you will have a meeting with the guide where the trekkers will give you the description about the trek.

Day 2
Day 02 :Flight to Pokhara and sightseeing around Pokhara.

At the morning, we take a flight to Pokhara. If the weather will be good and fine then we would be able to see the descent view of mountains and terrace fields during flight . After lunch, we will do some sightseeing and prepare ourselves for the trek at Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel/resort

Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Darbang 6-7 hrs. Overnight at guest house.

After early morning breakfast, take a drive to Darbang with the magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayas via Beni. Beni is the junction of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi River. From Beni, the road is rough, passing with green rice fields and small charming villages, we reach at Darbang where we check all the things before we start our memorable trek

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1490m), 6 hrs. Overnight at guest house.

After morning breakfast, the trail continues along the Myadgi Khola and cross the suspension bridge. From here, the trail ascends to Dharapani. Dharapani is a large village mostly inhabitants by Gurung communities. With the fabulous views of Dhaulagiri IV, V and Gurja Himal, the trail gradually ascends up to Dharapani where we stay overnight.

Day 5
Day 05; Trek to Muri (1720m), 5-6 hrs. Overnight at guest house.

Today the trail passes several villages including Sibang village, village of magars. We can see the stunning views of snow capped mountains like Gurja Himal and Putha Hiunchuli and the beautiful greenery terrace fields. After crossing Dhara Khola with a suspension bridge, the path steep goes to Muri. Muri is a village of Magar community from where we can see the beautiful view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and other snow capped mountains. Overnight stay here.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Bagar (2100m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guest house.

From Muri, the trail is easy and steep down to the bridge over Muri Khola. After that, the path steep goes to Bagar with the passes of bamboo forest and the charming terrace fields and farmhouses. We overnight stay there in camp

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Dobhan (2525m) 4/30 hrs. Overnight at guest house.

The trail descends down to a small ridge then follows the west bank of Myagdi Khola through the forest to Jyardan. You can see honeycombs during the trail and get the chance to look how they collect the honey and taste too. The trail passes the beautiful village called Jyardan and Lipshe where we take some rest. With a long, steep and slippery stone staircase into bamboo and rhododendron forest, finally we reach at Dobhan. Overnight camping.

Day 8
Day 08: trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m), 4 hrs. Tented camp.

The trail continues through the dense bamboo and rhododendron forest, cross the Myagdi Khola through bridge, and reach at Sallaghari. From here, the trail passes through the forest of Pine trees, rhododendron and birch and climbs to grassy greenery area i.e. Italian Base Camp. You can see the impressive West face of Dhaulagiri with other snow capped peaks from here. Overnight enjoy at Camp.

Day 9
Day 09: Rest day at Base Camp.

Today is the rest day for further climb to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. This is given to you for relaxation, exploration and acclimatization. You can explore the area around the Italilan Base Camp.You need to be healthy, fit and fine for further climb and to adjust in higher altitude.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek to Japanese Base Camp (3890m), 4 hrs. Tented camp.

Today, the trail descends steeply down lateral moraine to the glacier. With the help of the ropes, we cross the gorge and the glacier which is the most chilling part of the trek. The trail continues with the spectacular as well as magnificent face of Dhaulagiri I and reach at Japanese Base Camp at the height of 4650m.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m) 3/30 hrs. Tented camp.

Today the trail is rough along the moraine, covered by glacier. So, we use a rope to reach to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From here, the views are impressive with Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche Peak and Little Eiger infront of us. Dhaulagiri II and IV can seen to the west. You will get the outstanding nature views from here that is out of your imagination.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek to Hidden Valley 5141m. via French Pass 5360m. Tented camp.

Today after having breakfast, the trail ascends to the top of French Pass. During this trail we often use rope till the steep moraine walls from where you can see the mouthwatering view of hidden valley down with the fabulous view of Dhaulagiri I & Tukuche Peak. After some climb from moraine ridge, we summit the French Pass from where we can see the stunning views with the snow capped peaks of Tukuche Peak, Tashi Kang, Mukut Himal and Dhaulagiri massif. From here, the trail descends on moderate snow slopes to Hidden Valley. Hidden Valley resembles of Laddakh and Tibet and the temperature too. You can see the sparse vegetation, isolated patches of moss and grass as this valley is under the rain shadow effect of Mt. Dhaulagiri.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka, via Dhampus Pass 5244m. Overnight at guest house.

The trail ascends on the moderate snow slope to get to Dhampus Pass. You can enjoy the beauty of two peaks, one is Dhampus peak to the left and another is Tukuche Peak to the right. Then the trail descends steeply to Yak Kharka where crampons may be needed depending upon snow and ice condition. During the trail, you can see the breathtaking views of Nilgiri and Annapurna Massif.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek to Marpha. 2670m. Overnight at guest house.

The trail descends along the flank of the mountains to reach to Marpha, inhabitant by the ethnic group Thakali. Marpha is a well civilized village which boasts of Buddbhist Monstery, Tibeytan white washed houses and flagstone paved streets.

Day 15
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 2720m. Overnight at guest house.

The trail is flat along the Kali Gandaki River passing through the beautiful apple garden. You can enjoy the glass of apple juice during the trail with the fabulous views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Once reach at Jomsom, you can explore it and overnight at camp.

Day 16
Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara 20 minutes, and transfer to hotel.

At the morning fly we come back to the Pokhara and you will get free time there. You can spend your free time at Pokhara by doing your personal activities and overnight stay there.

Day 17
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs, overnight at hotel.

Depending upon your interest, you can drive to Kathmandu. with the view of changing natural vegetation on Himalayan region where as Drive takes 6-7 hours with the great opportunity to experience the highway of Nepal. You will be transfer to the respective hotel at Kathamandu.

Day 18
Day 18: Free day for personal activities or recreations at Kathmandu.

Day 19
Day 19; Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Today, as per your international flight time, Alpinetrav Treks transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this wonderful high Himalayan country, Nepal with the wonderful memory of Annapurna Round Trek with us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • 3 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Domestic airfer ( kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara).
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending point.
  • Professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide and Assistant guide.
  • 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.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals at Kathmandu - Pokhara.
  • Your international airfare.
  • Nepal visa.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Internet, battery charging.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Gratitude tips.

Highlights:

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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