Trip Overview

Trekking in Dhaulagiri provides massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast. Trekking around the giant Himalayan Peak Dhaulagiri (8th highest Himalayan Peaks of the world) is one of the most challenging treks. The trek goes through big challenging mountain passes, crossing over French pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter); It is a challenging walk on an icy track. The massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast.

Trekking in this region means an exploration of the wild. Recently reopened this thrilling region shows its long kept secrets, like the Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge in the world !! Dhaulagiri means “white mountain” though many mountains over the world have names which translate to white mountain, this is without doubt the most astonishing one.

Program Itineary

Tour days

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu (1300m)
Our company representative will pick up you from international airport and you will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu (1300 meter)

Day 02: City tour
Our city guide will take you to historical places around Kathmandu valley which is also listed on world heritage sites by UNESCO. In the evening you will be given general information about trekking regarding Do and Dons during trekking and daily routine / schedule of trekking will be given to you by our tour guide every day.

Trek days

Day 03: Kathmandu to Beni
Early in the morning we take a bus or jeep and drive to Beni following the Prithivi highway and passing through another city pokhara we continue drive to Beni via Parbat, Kusma. It takes approximately ten hours driving.

Day 04: Trek to Babiachor (950m)
From here we start our walking journey and the walking trail follows the Myagdi Khola and the trek goes toward west along the north side of Myagdiriver. It goes through the several villages of Beni Mangalghat, Singa as well as Tatopani . At tatopani there is natural hot spring. After the village we Cross bridge and continue our walk beside the river again from the south side and get near the village of Simalchour and the another village Babichor which takes around 5 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1400m)
Our walk begin again following the trail through valley and terraced and between two hills standing on our both side. The trail is moderately and we have to pass the village of Darbang then after crossing the Dang Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. From here the valley becomes narrow again after continue walking of 6 hours we can reach to Dharapani.

Day 06: Trek to Muri (1720m)
As there are many streams which follows form the high hills above and we have to cross many of these streams on our trail. Crossing these several bridges 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. The trail again the ascents up significant steeply to Muri village. We keep walking on our way and pass through Sibang and Mattim and Ghatte Khola Phalai gaun then finally reach Muri village in 5 hours walking.

Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2080m)
We have to follow the trail, which leads us through terrace rice field and cliff focusing to Garang khola. Where, we have to cross wooden bridge. After crossing wooden bridge trail climbs up for one and half hour to Ghimlati. It is the good view point to see wide view of Muri and Sibang village. From here the trail continues down to Myagdi khola and then we can reach to Jugupani after few up and down walking further walking through Naura Boghara can be reached.

Day 08: Trek to Dobang (2520m)
After breakfast we follow the trail, which initially goes down through rice fields to a small ridge then it goes through the jungle to a local settlement after this we walk through rocky area which again goes down slopping and it crosses via Lipshe village and after continue walking of approximately 5 hours Dovang our camp can be reached.

Day 09: Trek to Chaur Bag Khola (3445m)
We cross the wooden bridge at kunaban khola and the trail goes slightly flat forward to Chaur Khola camp becoming parallel with Myagdi khola, again we have to cross two another small bridges then Chaur Khola Camp can be reached.

Day 10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m)
From here initially the trail goes flat forward to the north direction and the steepness increases to the upwards for around 1 hours up to the Puchhar base camp, which means the base camp situated at the last among all. From few hours walking Italian base camp can be reached. This day Tukche Peak (6837 m), and Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m) can be seen.

Day 11: Acclimatization day
As the higher elevation is increasing every day, we take this day here at Italian base Camp for acclimatization day which is for adjusting our health with different kind of alpine environment. In the day time we can make an optional short hike around the camp.

Day 12: Trek to Chhongardan Glacier Camp (4210m)
We start our walk after breakfast in the morning. This trail is a bit danger where horizontal stone falls as the cliff is very near. It’s a narrow gorge, from where we pass through. After average walking of around 6 hours after crossing Swiss, French and Japanese Base camp we can reach to Chhongardan Glacier Camp 4210meters.

Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748 m)
The trail gradually goes upwards through rocky part which makes our journey day one of our adventurous and following the trail observing the remarkable north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) we can get to Dhaulagiri base camp in 7 hours. On this day notable mountains range including Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III, (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters) can be seen.

Day 14: Trek to hidden valley camp (5140 m)
This day’s trail goes through icy glacier and gradual ascending upward up to the French Pass having 5360 meters elevation, this pass is a fantastic place from where an incredible vista of Dhaulagiri range can be observed. After this place the trail goes gradual downward to Hidden valley.

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m)
In the beginning, the trail descends from this hidden valley and it goes significantly upwards to the Pass of 5244 meters and the the trail goes slightly downward to the Yak kharka. We set our camp and spend the night.

Day 16: Trek to Batase Danda
Early in the morning we make short and easy explore hike around Yak kharka. And then we start walk to Batase Danda, where we set our camp at a beautiful place surrounded by thehimalaya. After lunch make a short trek to Batasedanda and camp.

Day 17: Batasedanda to Jomsom (2720 m)
The trail descents through the forest and walk down to the Marpha where we take break for lunch Marpha. After lunch it will take about two hours to reach Jomsom.

Day 18: Fly back to Pokhara (800m)
This day we can fly to Pokhara from here in the morning crossing over the one of the good view point and the major tourist destination Poonhill (3210 m). During 25 minutes flight Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range can be seen.

Return to Kathmandu

Day 19: Return to Kathmandu by Bus or Flight(1300 m)
To return Kathmandu, we drive by tourist bus which departs 7 o’clock in the morning. And it takes around 6-7 hours to get to Kathmandu. We have two alternatives. Either we can take 30 minutes flight.

Tour days

Day 20: Reserve day
This is the day for looking around city and also for buying something as per your interest. We will have farewell dinner all together in Kathmandu on this evening.

Day 21: Departure
This day we will come to hotel and take you to airport on your given time for the final departure to home with wishing you a nice journey.

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Major Highlights
  • Trip length: 21 Days
  • Grade: Soft Adventure
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Trek type: -In this area it is possible for Tea House (Lodge Trek) or also possible to organize Camping Trek
  • Accommodation: Hotel and Lodge
  • Transportation: Flights and private car
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