Dhaulagiri 8,167m – the 7th highest mountain in the world – means the “white mountain”. This is a strenuous trek, through high alpine pastures, higher passes and serene and uninhabited valleys. Everyone is familiar with the name Dhaulagiri which is in the western part of Nepal, probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal.
Dhaulagiri trekking routes start after an 8-hour scenic drive from Kathmandi to Beni, from Beni you head in a north-westerly direction through the villages of Babichour, Dorbang and Darapani to Muri, from where you head north still keeping to the banks of the Myagdi Khola. Muri is the last major settlement along this trail and is inhabited by people of the Magar tribe, of Mongoloid stock and descended from the early settlers of the Nepalese middle hills. From Muri, you head north along the Myagdi Khola through the villages of Baghara, Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. Beyond Pakoban there are no permanent settlements. Still heading north you skirt the Chhanbardan Glacier, keeping on its left side, to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp from where magnificent mountain vistas are available. Head north-east from the Base Camp and climb the steep incline to the French Pass (5,360m), between Tukche Peak (6,920m) and Sita Chuchura (6,611m). Heading east you descend a little and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250m), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012m) from where you begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. From Alubari, the trail further descends to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and then heads north to Jomsom from where you fly back to Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Beni (850m) by bus, 6-8 hours
Day 04: Drive to Dharbang (950m), 4-5 hours
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1,400m), 6-7 hours
Day 06: Trek to Gurung Gaon (1,850m), 5-6 hours
Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2,080m), 4-6 hours
Day 08: Boghara to Sallaghari (2,520m), 4-5 hours
Day 09: Trek to the Italian Base Camp (3,660m), 6-7 hours
Day 10: Acclimatization and rest day
Day 11: Trek to the Japanese Camp (4,210m), 4-6 hours
Day 12: Trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m), 6-7 hours
Day 13: Cross the French Pass (5,360m), then trek to the Hidden Valley (5,200m), 5-6 hours
Day 14: Cross Dhampus pass (5,200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m), 4-6 hours
Day 15: Yak Kharka to Marpha Village (2900m), 3-4 hours
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (2,710m), 4-5 hours
Day 17: Morning flight to Pokhara – 30 mins
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-8 hours
Day 19: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then this Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your Guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.