Duration: 20 days

Starts At: Kathmandu

Grade: Challenging

Accommodation: Hotels, Lodges, Tents

Transport: Airplane, Bus, Jeep, Car

Altitude: 5,360m

Ends At: Kathmandu

Group Size: 2+ pax

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights

  • Experiencing the perfect camping treks towards the remotest mountain region of Nepal.
  • Superb views of the majestic Dhaulagiri peak which is the seventh highest peak in the world.
  • Crossing two challenges pass i.e. French Pass (5,360m) and Dhampus Pass (5,200m).
  • A scenic road drives from Kathmandu to Beni which goes along the bank of the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River.
  • Cultural heritage sites tour in Kathmandu.
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Overview

The Dhaulagiri trek is known as a long and strenuous trek across an off beaten snow trail, which involves walking across snow ice with mountains. However, the experience of our guides and support staff will ensure that you complete this trek successfully. The Dhaulagiri Region is home to the gigantic Mt. Dhaulagiri-(8,167m), which is the seventh-highest peak in the world and is also known as The White Mountain. This trek takes us around the majestic snow massif. Dhaulagiri trek offers you a great opportunity in your life including beautiful mountains view, wild animals such as Himalaya Thar, musk deer, leopards and different species of birds. The best season for this trek is from March to May and the third week of September to the second week of December. A few travelers visited this area for a whole year. So, it is also a non-touristic area of Nepal. It is one of the famous trekking trails in Nepal.

In between this trek, we cross the famous French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m). However, we take you across these high challenging mountain passes only after giving you enough time for acclimatization. Besides snow and ice, the trek also passes through forests of oak, juniper and rhododendron, which rewards us for the physically demanding hike. Kali Gandaki river, which is the deepest gorge in the world also lies in this region. In this trek, you will get a chance to explore the local lifestyles of Gurung and Magar and other communities with their culture.

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Beni and we start the trek passes with cultivated fields and mountains.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Dhaulagiri Trek or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal! Our office representative will be waiting to receive you outside the Kathmandu airport terminal holding a company name card. He will transfer you to your respective hotel (We usually book rooms at Hotel Thamel Park, Kathmandu Eco Hotel, or Kathmandu Suite Home) in a private car, jeep, or van (depending upon group size). You can either rest after a long flight or explore around the Thamel at your convenience. In the evening you are invited to a welcome dinner with Nepali cuisine and cultural dance.

Today you will have a guided tour of World Heritage Sites. After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up with a private tourist vehicle and take you to different historical, religious, and cultural sites of the valley. This will include Baudhanath, Syambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath.

After the tour, you do a small pre-meeting with your trekking guide. He/she will provide a briefing and suggest you required gears throughout the trip. You can pack the duffle bags (provided the company) and get ready for the trip. Overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu.

Our trip begins today. After early breakfast, we begin our trip by boarding the vehicle. Along our way, we shall have picturesque views of lush forests, lavish hills, rivers, terrains, and several settlements of different ethnic groups. After 8-9 hrs long drive, we arrive at Beni, the headquarter of the Myagdi district. We spend our night at a local guesthouse in Beni.

Today is the starting day of our trek. We leave Beni and head along the riverbank of the Myagdi Khola towards the west. Passing through the village of Mangalghat, Singa, and Tatopani (Hot spring), we cross the bridge to the south bank of the river. Near the village of Simalchaur, we cross another bridge before we make our way to the village of Babia Chaur. Today we spend overnight at a tented camp.

We continue our journey passing some hills and a valley on the riverbanks. Pushing ourselves further, we arrive at the village named Shahasradhara and further march from there reach Dharapani village ultimately. Overnight at a tented camp.

As we leave Phedi crossing the river to its West Bank, the trail gradually ascends until we arrive at the ridge. Once more, the trail is steep to the village of Muri. Continuing our trek to Sibang and Matthim, we continue up an incline before descending to the Ghatti Khola and arrive at Phalai Gaon (1810 meters).

We descend for a while from Muri, cross a bridge over a stream, and traverse through terraced lands before climbing up to reach a pass, from where we can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465m). We then descend to Myagdi Khola and head towards Naura village. Further climbing a little, and following a zigzag trail over another steep hill, we pass a forest before we finally arrive Boghara. Overnight at a tented camp.

After breakfast, we leave Boghara and set-off for Dobang. We descend steep downhill and pass the dense forest along the riverside to reach Jyardan. Then we follow a rocky trail passing ups and downs to reach Lipshe. After Lipshe, we reach Lapche Kharka through vibrant forests then climb further to reach our final destination of the day, Dobang. Overnight at Doband on a tented camp.

 Early morning, we leave Dobang crossing a wooden bridge and then follow the trail ascending a forested area. Soon we can see the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8169 meters) through breaks in the trees. We further descend to the Myagdi Khola and the river over a wooden bridge and continue to Chartare. Again we pass through forests and cross a stream before reaching Choriban Khola. Overnight at tented camp.

Following a trail to the Chonbarban Glacier, we enter the glacier from the right. Straight on, we can notice the Tukche Peak (6837 meters) and Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters). To the west, we can see Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters), and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). Marching forward, we soon reach the Italian Base Camp (3660 meters), where we set our camp for the night.

We must take a break in between to acclimatize ourselves with the high altitude. So we take a day off and familiarize ourselves with the thin air of new altitude. This is to prevent ourselves from altitude sickness (Acute Mountian Sickness), which is a major issue up in the mountains. We roam around the camp and enjoy the magnificent views of the snow-covered mountains. Overnight at a tented camp.

With good weather, we start our day early in the morning to avoid the likely stone falls that the area is prone to. Passing through a narrow gorge we arrive at the Glacier camp. Overnight at a tented camp.

Today is the important day of our trek as we are heading to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From the Base Camp, we can look up at the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters), and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters) in the west. To the north is the impressive face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters), and in front lies the grand icefall. Overnight at tented Camp.

As we are gaining elevation, we need more time to get tuned to the new altitude. We spend another day at the base camp to prevent ourselves from the Altitude Sickness and to explore around the Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

We can witness the first rays of the sun on the peaks of Tukuche and Dhaulagiri I, II, III, V. In the afternoon we can go and explore around the camp. Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

We climb two terraced hills after the glacier and climb a gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 meters). From the French Pass, we will be able to see the Hidden Valley surrounded by Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), and Tashi Kang (6386 meters) in all sides. From French Pass, we continue along the right edge of the Valley with a little descent to Thapa Pass (5250m) between Thapa Peak (6012m) and Tukche Peak. After further descending from the Thapa Pass, we will arrive at the camp at 5200 meters. Overnight at a tented camp.

After early breakfast at our tent, we head for Dhampus Pass. From the Pass, we leave Dhaulagiri massif behind and move downhill for Yak Kharka. We must be careful today as well because we will have a steep descent today. We spend our night at Yak Kharka on a tented camp.

Today we descend to Marpha, a village on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is famous for apple and various other product s made from the fruit. Apple wine is a local specialty that you can taste en route. Continuing north up the river valley, we finally arrive at the town of Jomsom. Overnight at a tented camp.

We catch an early flight to Pokhara from Jomsom as the area experiences a strong wind after noon time. We will fly over the world’s deepest gorge overlooking the majestic views of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Annapurna ranges, and several snow-capped peaks and lush hills.

Upon landing at the Pokhara, we will drive to the hotel. Later, you can explore Pokhara City. We stay overnight in a hotel at Pokhara.

Having an early breakfast at the hotel, we catch the bus for Kathmandu. After around 7 hrs of a long drive, we finally reach Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to your respective hotel. After some refreshment, you can explore around the Thamel to buy some souvenirs for your family and friends.

In the evening we will celebrate dinner together organized by our company for the successful completion of the trip.
Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

This is your final day in Nepal. It was a wonderful time spent together! Our office representative will drop you to the airport at least 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again and pray for your safe journey!

Trip Includes:

  • All the airport and hotel transfers by private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  • 1-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour includes city tour guide and private transport.
  • 3 nights of 3-star standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 15 nights of twin sharing tent and guesthouses accommodations while on the trek.
  • 1 night of deluxe hotel accommodation in Pokhara city inclusive breakfast.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • All the long-range transports by local and tourist buses. (Kathmandu to Beni and Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • All the essential trekking permits and official paperwork.
  • All the essential camping equipments such as mattresses, tents, and kitchen utensils etc.
  • Highly experienced English speaking trekking guide for the trek.
  • Required porters and mules to carry your foods, luggage, and camping gears.
  • An expert trekking cook to prepared your foods during the trek.
  • All the trekking staffs insurance, wages, foods, accommodations and equipments.
  • Full board meals while on the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine for the trek.
  • Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Trip achievement certificate.

Trip Exclude:

  • International airfares and Nepal’s travel visa.
  • All cold drinks such as alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Travel insurance (We strongly recommend you to have travel insurance for this trip)
  • Extra night hotel due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Gratitude for the trekking staffs.

Price and date

This trip is available at an any time of the year. Just let us know your travel date.

Reviews

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Duration: 20 days

Starts At: Kathmandu

Grade: Challenging

Accommodation: Hotels, Lodges, Tents

Transport: Airplane, Bus, Jeep, Car

Altitude: 5,360m

Ends At: Kathmandu

Group Size: 2+ pax

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights

  • Experiencing the perfect camping treks towards the remotest mountain region of Nepal.
  • Superb views of the majestic Dhaulagiri peak which is the seventh highest peak in the world.
  • Crossing two challenges pass i.e. French Pass (5,360m) and Dhampus Pass (5,200m).
  • A scenic road drives from Kathmandu to Beni which goes along the bank of the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River.
  • Cultural heritage sites tour in Kathmandu.
CheckList

Overview

The Dhaulagiri trek is known as a long and strenuous trek across an off beaten snow trail, which involves walking across snow ice with mountains. However, the experience of our guides and support staff will ensure that you complete this trek successfully. The Dhaulagiri Region is home to the gigantic Mt. Dhaulagiri-(8,167m), which is the seventh-highest peak in the world and is also known as The White Mountain. This trek takes us around the majestic snow massif. Dhaulagiri trek offers you a great opportunity in your life including beautiful mountains view, wild animals such as Himalaya Thar, musk deer, leopards and different species of birds. The best season for this trek is from March to May and the third week of September to the second week of December. A few travelers visited this area for a whole year. So, it is also a non-touristic area of Nepal. It is one of the famous trekking trails in Nepal.

In between this trek, we cross the famous French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m). However, we take you across these high challenging mountain passes only after giving you enough time for acclimatization. Besides snow and ice, the trek also passes through forests of oak, juniper and rhododendron, which rewards us for the physically demanding hike. Kali Gandaki river, which is the deepest gorge in the world also lies in this region. In this trek, you will get a chance to explore the local lifestyles of Gurung and Magar and other communities with their culture.

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Beni and we start the trek passes with cultivated fields and mountains.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Dhaulagiri Trek or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

Expand All

Welcome to Nepal! Our office representative will be waiting to receive you outside the Kathmandu airport terminal holding a company name card. He will transfer you to your respective hotel (We usually book rooms at Hotel Thamel Park, Kathmandu Eco Hotel, or Kathmandu Suite Home) in a private car, jeep, or van (depending upon group size). You can either rest after a long flight or explore around the Thamel at your convenience. In the evening you are invited to a welcome dinner with Nepali cuisine and cultural dance.

Today you will have a guided tour of World Heritage Sites. After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up with a private tourist vehicle and take you to different historical, religious, and cultural sites of the valley. This will include Baudhanath, Syambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath.

After the tour, you do a small pre-meeting with your trekking guide. He/she will provide a briefing and suggest you required gears throughout the trip. You can pack the duffle bags (provided the company) and get ready for the trip. Overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu.

Our trip begins today. After early breakfast, we begin our trip by boarding the vehicle. Along our way, we shall have picturesque views of lush forests, lavish hills, rivers, terrains, and several settlements of different ethnic groups. After 8-9 hrs long drive, we arrive at Beni, the headquarter of the Myagdi district. We spend our night at a local guesthouse in Beni.

Today is the starting day of our trek. We leave Beni and head along the riverbank of the Myagdi Khola towards the west. Passing through the village of Mangalghat, Singa, and Tatopani (Hot spring), we cross the bridge to the south bank of the river. Near the village of Simalchaur, we cross another bridge before we make our way to the village of Babia Chaur. Today we spend overnight at a tented camp.

We continue our journey passing some hills and a valley on the riverbanks. Pushing ourselves further, we arrive at the village named Shahasradhara and further march from there reach Dharapani village ultimately. Overnight at a tented camp.

As we leave Phedi crossing the river to its West Bank, the trail gradually ascends until we arrive at the ridge. Once more, the trail is steep to the village of Muri. Continuing our trek to Sibang and Matthim, we continue up an incline before descending to the Ghatti Khola and arrive at Phalai Gaon (1810 meters).

We descend for a while from Muri, cross a bridge over a stream, and traverse through terraced lands before climbing up to reach a pass, from where we can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465m). We then descend to Myagdi Khola and head towards Naura village. Further climbing a little, and following a zigzag trail over another steep hill, we pass a forest before we finally arrive Boghara. Overnight at a tented camp.

After breakfast, we leave Boghara and set-off for Dobang. We descend steep downhill and pass the dense forest along the riverside to reach Jyardan. Then we follow a rocky trail passing ups and downs to reach Lipshe. After Lipshe, we reach Lapche Kharka through vibrant forests then climb further to reach our final destination of the day, Dobang. Overnight at Doband on a tented camp.

 Early morning, we leave Dobang crossing a wooden bridge and then follow the trail ascending a forested area. Soon we can see the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8169 meters) through breaks in the trees. We further descend to the Myagdi Khola and the river over a wooden bridge and continue to Chartare. Again we pass through forests and cross a stream before reaching Choriban Khola. Overnight at tented camp.

Following a trail to the Chonbarban Glacier, we enter the glacier from the right. Straight on, we can notice the Tukche Peak (6837 meters) and Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters). To the west, we can see Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters), and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). Marching forward, we soon reach the Italian Base Camp (3660 meters), where we set our camp for the night.

We must take a break in between to acclimatize ourselves with the high altitude. So we take a day off and familiarize ourselves with the thin air of new altitude. This is to prevent ourselves from altitude sickness (Acute Mountian Sickness), which is a major issue up in the mountains. We roam around the camp and enjoy the magnificent views of the snow-covered mountains. Overnight at a tented camp.

With good weather, we start our day early in the morning to avoid the likely stone falls that the area is prone to. Passing through a narrow gorge we arrive at the Glacier camp. Overnight at a tented camp.

Today is the important day of our trek as we are heading to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From the Base Camp, we can look up at the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters), and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters) in the west. To the north is the impressive face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters), and in front lies the grand icefall. Overnight at tented Camp.

As we are gaining elevation, we need more time to get tuned to the new altitude. We spend another day at the base camp to prevent ourselves from the Altitude Sickness and to explore around the Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

We can witness the first rays of the sun on the peaks of Tukuche and Dhaulagiri I, II, III, V. In the afternoon we can go and explore around the camp. Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

We climb two terraced hills after the glacier and climb a gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 meters). From the French Pass, we will be able to see the Hidden Valley surrounded by Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), and Tashi Kang (6386 meters) in all sides. From French Pass, we continue along the right edge of the Valley with a little descent to Thapa Pass (5250m) between Thapa Peak (6012m) and Tukche Peak. After further descending from the Thapa Pass, we will arrive at the camp at 5200 meters. Overnight at a tented camp.

After early breakfast at our tent, we head for Dhampus Pass. From the Pass, we leave Dhaulagiri massif behind and move downhill for Yak Kharka. We must be careful today as well because we will have a steep descent today. We spend our night at Yak Kharka on a tented camp.

Today we descend to Marpha, a village on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is famous for apple and various other product s made from the fruit. Apple wine is a local specialty that you can taste en route. Continuing north up the river valley, we finally arrive at the town of Jomsom. Overnight at a tented camp.

We catch an early flight to Pokhara from Jomsom as the area experiences a strong wind after noon time. We will fly over the world’s deepest gorge overlooking the majestic views of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Annapurna ranges, and several snow-capped peaks and lush hills.

Upon landing at the Pokhara, we will drive to the hotel. Later, you can explore Pokhara City. We stay overnight in a hotel at Pokhara.

Having an early breakfast at the hotel, we catch the bus for Kathmandu. After around 7 hrs of a long drive, we finally reach Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to your respective hotel. After some refreshment, you can explore around the Thamel to buy some souvenirs for your family and friends.

In the evening we will celebrate dinner together organized by our company for the successful completion of the trip.
Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

This is your final day in Nepal. It was a wonderful time spent together! Our office representative will drop you to the airport at least 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again and pray for your safe journey!

Trip Includes:

  • All the airport and hotel transfers by private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  • 1-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour includes city tour guide and private transport.
  • 3 nights of 3-star standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 15 nights of twin sharing tent and guesthouses accommodations while on the trek.
  • 1 night of deluxe hotel accommodation in Pokhara city inclusive breakfast.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • All the long-range transports by local and tourist buses. (Kathmandu to Beni and Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • All the essential trekking permits and official paperwork.
  • All the essential camping equipments such as mattresses, tents, and kitchen utensils etc.
  • Highly experienced English speaking trekking guide for the trek.
  • Required porters and mules to carry your foods, luggage, and camping gears.
  • An expert trekking cook to prepared your foods during the trek.
  • All the trekking staffs insurance, wages, foods, accommodations and equipments.
  • Full board meals while on the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine for the trek.
  • Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Trip achievement certificate.

Trip Exclude:

  • International airfares and Nepal’s travel visa.
  • All cold drinks such as alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Travel insurance (We strongly recommend you to have travel insurance for this trip)
  • Extra night hotel due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Gratitude for the trekking staffs.

Price and date

This trip is available at an any time of the year. Just let us know your travel date.

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