Dhaulagiri 8,167m – the 7th highest mountain in the world – means the “white mountain” though many mountains over the world have names, which translate to 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. The simple reason behind it is that it consists of more than fifteen 7,000m magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.
This term word “Dhaulagiri ” omes from Sanskrit where dhawala means dazzling, white, beautiful & “giri” means mountain. Dhaulagiri I is also the highest point of the Gandaki river basin.The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is enclosed on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri I at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) ranks seventh among Earth’s fourteen peaks over eight thousand metres. Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545 ft) is only 34 km. east of Dhaulagiri I. The Kaligandaki River flows between through its notable gorge, said to be the world’s deepest. The town Pokhara is south of the Annapurnas, an important regional center and the gateway for climbers and trekkers visiting both ranges as well as a tourist destination in its own right.
|Trip Name||Round Dhaulagiri Trekking||Region||Annapurna|
|Best Time||Sep-Nov, Mar-Jun||Walking Hour||6/7 hours per day|
|Culture||Tibetan Buddhist||Max Altitude||5350m|
|Min Group Size||2 pax||Max Group Size||15 pax|
|Meal||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||Accomodations||Guest House, Tea House|
|Transportation||Van/ Car/ Bus/ Flight||Trip Grade||Moderate, Challenging|
|Trip Start Point||Babiyo Chau||Trip end Point||Naya Pul|
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni by bus (9 hours driving).
Day 02: Trek to Babiyachaour.
Day 03: Trek to Darbang.
Day 04: Trek to Takum.
Day 05: Trek to Muri.
Day 06: Trek to Boghara.
Day 07: Trek to Doban.
Day 08: Trek to Italian Base Camp.
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Hidden Valley (5000m.) crossing French Pass (5360m.).
Day 12: Rest day at Hidden Valley.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka crossing the Thapa Pass (5200m).
Day 14: Trek down to Tukuche.
Day 15: Trek to Ghasa.
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani.
Day 17: Rest day at Tatopani (Natural hot spring).
Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani.
Day 19: Trek to Tikedhunga
Day 20: Trek to Nayapul (4 hours), then drive to Pokhara.
Day 21: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Programmed Cost US 2535$ Per/Person
- Transportation system along with pick up and drop service from airport to hotel and vice versa
- Accommodation according to the requirement two in sharing
- 3 or 4 star hotel in Kathmandu
- Drive to Darbang by jeep
- Drive back from Nayapull to Kathmandu
- Food facilities during the trip i.e breakfast,lunch,dinner (along with tea and coffee)
- All necessary staffs which includes experienced English preferred guide by the side if need any sort of help and information
- Cook, tent and other supplies if you wish for camping trip
- Porters (2 trekkers =1 porter) and if you wish for tea house trek 1 porters carries 25 kg only
- All necessary paper works, trekking permits,tims ,guide and porter insurance and so on.
- If you forget to bring sleeping bags, down jackets then you can hire
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag (first aid)
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (you must have your own accurate USD cash along with two passport sized photo)
- International airfare charges
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, you will have to pay yourself)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival.
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,
- Extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Tips for Guide and porter