Dhaulagiri Round Trek
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Facts of this Trip

Duration 21 Days
Trip Grade Difficult
Max Altitude 5360 M
Trip Type Tea house Trek and sightseeing
Accommodation *** Hotel/ Tea house on Trail
Meals Full board on trek
Transportation Private Vehicle or Domestic Flight
Season Mar-May and Oct-Dec
Group Size Minimum 2 pax to Max 10 pax

Dhaulagiri Round Trek

Dhaulagiri is an exceptional area to trek in western Nepal. It has 8 summits surpassing 8000m each. Separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki River the range of 6 Dhaulagir is (7268 to 8167m), massif includes more than 30 peaks between 6000 and 8000m. It was closed to trekkers for some time but now the region was reopened. We can approach the Dhaulagiri range by Tansen, capital of Magar people, a most ethnic of Nepal before the unification in 1742.

Dhorepatan is located in the midst of the wilderness. Close to it, some Tibetan refugees go around in search of mineral stones and medicinal plants near a small monastery. The panorama to the ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna are indeed exceptional as a balcony which we follow during this trip. High grassland and the descents to forested rhododendron follows the trail to MyagdiKhola. Throughout the trek, you are surrounded by the colossal peaks of the north face of the Dhaulagiri I. Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses French Pass (5240m), traverses the head of a hidden valley and crosses Thapa pass (5250m).In this region, the trek can be done 14 days to 22days.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

At your arrival at a Tribhawn international airport, Kathmandu our representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel wait for you outside at Arrival gate with your Name card. Our team will welcome and collect your baggage at the airport. By formal introduction with the representative and transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will enjoy complimentary welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley an Pre trek preparation

After breakfast, our office representative and your trekking guide and support staff will meet you on the hotel and discus about all programs and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After staff meeting, one of our professional tour guides will take you for a sightseeing trip and then back to the hotel. Rest of the day can be used for travelling around Thamel and buying any last minute equipment and other necessities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Kathmandu to Pokhara drives 6-7 hrs. (850 m) (Flight or private transport upgrade possible)

After breakfast we start our onward journey to Pokhara after Scenic 6-7 hours (200km) drive you will encounter different landscape of hills and mountains, climate variation, housing pattern of village people, farming land on a seasonable crops and the highway goes along on the bank of Trishuli river and Marsyangdi river you can see Rafting on that river. Then after you will reach the beautiful and peaceful town Pokhara. Or you may take a 30 min flight to Pokhara enjoying the non-stop mountain scenery and valleys. A city with a large lake that offers us the magnificent views of various mountains. Dhaulagiri, the whole Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) amongst others. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Beni trek to Babiyachaur (990m)

We start our Dhaulagiri trekking along the Kali Gandaki River from Beni. Continue along the road with green rice fields, multicolored butterflies and huge spider webs. Pass by the villages of Mangalghat, Singa and Tatopani. Crossing Tara khet, climb over a small ridge to Babiyachaur.7 hrs approx.)

Day 5

Trek to Darbang (1110m)

After early morning breakfast today we start our trek from Babiyachaur and we trek along the trail to Darbang.

Day 6

Trek to Muri: (Altitude 1,850m/5 hrs. approx.)

An initial ascent leads to a ridge where the land flattens out. Towards lunchtime, there is another suspension bridge crossing. The trail turns uphill again and our climbing begins anew; we’re surrounded by cliffs on both sides. The day’s destination is the village of Muri, which is inhabited by Gurung Magar people

Day 7

Muri – Boghara (2080m)

From Muri, the trail is easy and goes down for a few hours. After that, you'll have some steep climb path to Boghara.

Day 8

Trek to Dobang (2250m)

Leaving Boghara, we continue along the trail. We descend through terraced fields to a small ridge and then through a forest to reach Jyardan. After the settlement, a high winding path crosses a rocky area and then descends before climbing up again to Lipshe where there is a single hut.

Day 9

Dovang- Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp 3800m)

We will reach the Italian Base Camp where we will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. You'll pass through beautiful forests trail and with the closer views of mountains panorama to Upper Vungini which is the Italian Basecamp.

Day 10

A rest Day at Upper Vungini (Altitude 3,660m)

A second night is spent at this altitude; a key to acclimatization is the body’s nighttime adjustment to the same altitude. It’s also very much a rest day for the ‘big-and-challenging’ days ahead.

Day 11

Trek To Japanese/Advance Base Camp (Altitude 4,440m/5 hrs. approx.)

This is a particularly tough and challenging day and conditions may again dictate that ropes be used. The area is also subject to rock falls and avalanches so an early start is a norm in order to minimize risks. The trail leads into a rocky area and then climbs up the mountainside, narrowing considerably until crossing one glacier and then descending onto another, originating from the west wall of Dhaulagiri.

Day 12

Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m)

Today we climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Hidden Valley Camp (5140m) via French Pass (5360m). This is a vantage point from where we get amazing views of the Dhaulagiri Ranges.

Day 13

Hidden Valley camp (5000m)

This is another rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring in the hidden valley. A hidden snow valley gives you a heavenly test of the white world.

Day 14

To Yak Kharka (Altitude 3,680m)

Crossing Thapa Pass (5,200m) (8 hrs. approx.) Descend from Hidden Valley to the Dhampus Pass via avalanche-prone slopes and continue to Yak Kharka.

Day 15

Trek to Marpha (2665m)

We now begin the descent down the dramatic Kaligandaki Gorge. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is sprawled along both banks of the Kaligandaki and from here we get fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. We continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village.

Day 16

Tatopani (1180m)

A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, gradually ascending with a transition into subtropical vegetation. Very interesting suspension bridges to be crossed which gives you the exciting sense of trekking. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs – you can have time for a hot Scrub-up.

Day 17

To Ghorepani: (Altitude 2,750m/4 hrs. approx.)

The trail today is again up through a splendid rhododendron forest.

Day 18

To Birethanti (Altitude 1,020m/6 hrs. approx.)

Woken early by guides, it’s a 2-hour hike to Poon Hill for the sunrise of a lifetime. Over 30 Himalayan peaks are visible from here, clear weather permitting. Return to Ghorepani for breakfast, then set out on the trek to Birethanti.

Day 19

To Nayapul (1.5 hrs.) then Drive to Pokhara (1.5 hrs.)

The final descent from the mountains to the road-head and then the drive to Pokhara, where a well-deserved ‘end-of-trek’ dinner awaits. End of Expedition.

Day 20

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Our trekking is finished we will be drive back to Kathmandu from beautiful lake city Pokhara. It take around 6-7 hours to reach Kathmandu by Drive. Or you can also travel by Air it will take around 25 minutes. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21

Final Departure

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from the wonderful Dhaulagiri round Trek. Our office representative came at your hotel for pick up and drop you at the airport.

Price & Dates

Upcoming Fixed Departure Date and Offer Price.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • City tour in Kathmandu with export guide by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader, guide and assistant trek leader or guide
  • Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flight
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Tips for staffs

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Starting Price
2110 USD
Offer Price
1990 USD USD

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