- Dhaulagiri Round Trek
- 17 Days / 16 Night days
Dhaulagiri is the world’s seventh highest peak which is 8167metersabove the sea level. Trekking on Dhaulagiri is one of the challenging adventure treks in Nepal. One can enjoy a lot around Dhaulagiri. The route is followed by glaciers and high snowcapped passes, person who are physically healthy are only capable for this trek. Dhaulagiri trek offers you with beautiful Himalayan views of Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt.Annapurna 8091m with other 23 snowy peaks, the hidden valley and some beautiful landscape. Camping and tented trip can only be done around Dhaulagiri trek.
ItineraryDay one : Kathmandu to Beni drives
Driving time: 9 to 10hrs
Today we drive from Kathmandu to Beni. This is the place from where our trek starts. The drive should take around 9 to 10 hours and it offers good scenic views, green vegetation, and great land topography and so on. We will reach Beni rest and overnight stay at Beni
Day two : Beni to Dharapani Altitude 1,565m
Driving times: 2hrs
Trekking time: 5hrs
We will start our trek from Beni. After a short drive from Beni we will find our trail, the trail is wide and graveled as far as the village of Darbang. We will cross the Mayagdi Khola from a suspension bridge; the path will lead us upwards through rhododendron, pine and oak forest for the next hour. The path leads us to the large village of Dharapani, overnight stay at Dharapani.
Day three : Dharapani to Muri Altitude 1,850m
Trekking times: 7hrs.
From Dharapani the trail leads us to a ridge where the land flattens out. The trail climbs steeply to the villages of Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1,810m). Cross the Dhara Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri. From here there are views to Manapathi peak and the whole Dhaulagiri range, overnight stay at Muri.
Day four : Muri to Bagar Altitude 2,080m
trekking times: 7 to 8hrs
From Muri there is a steep decent out of the village. We start crossing of a rocky stream that lead to the terraced fields by the banks of the Dhora Khola. The trail then moves through the villages of Ghorban and Gugge. We will then descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara (2,080m). Overnight at tented camps.
Day five : Bagar to Dovan Altitude 2,520m
Trekking times: 6 to 7hrs.
From Bagar the route leads through terraced fields to a small ridge and forest. The small village of Jyardan is the most remote permanent settlement on our trail. A high winding path crosses a rocky area which then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is one single hut. We will move onwards through forest to Lapche Kharka and then to the level area known as Dovan.
Day Six : Dovan to Sallaghari Altitude 3,110m
Trekking times: 6 to 7hrs.
Today we cross a wooden bridge out of Dobang then ascend through a forested area. After some walk the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) becomes visible. Now descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross a wooden bridge. We will have our overnight at tented camps.
Day seven : Sallaghari to Italian base camp Altitude 3,660m
Trekking time: 4 to 5hrs.
There are beautiful forest passing on the trail and you have to meet more altitude changes today. At various points, small, ill-constructed bridges and jungle makes the way difficult. Therefore the walk demands agility and care. After certain walk we will reach an open field at Italian Base Camp and two small tea huts. We can have some breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri range, including Dhaulagiri II, and Manapathi peak from here.
Day eight : Italian Base camp Rest day Altitude 3,660m
Today we will take some rest because big and challenging days are ahead. Have some general view around the area and acclimatize to the thinning of the air.
Day Nine : Italian base camp to Japanese base camp Altitude 4,440m
trekking times: 5 to 6hrs.
Today will be a very big day for us .The area is very risky, rock falls and avalanches could occur anytime so we should carry a rope for an early prevention to minimize risks. The trail is very rocky and steep one should climbs up the mountainside, cross one glacier and then descending onto another. A climb on the opposite side of the glacier leads to a wide, grassy area in the shallow valley of Pakhaban, also known as Japanese/Advance Base Camp. This campsite offers you with impressive views of Dhaulagiri I, and the huge stone walls of Tsaurabong Peak.
Day Ten : Japanese Base camp to Dhaulagiri Base camp Altitude 4,750m
trekking times: 5 to 6hrs.
Today we will have a difficult day of glacier hiking. After certain walk over the lateral moraine and glacier, you can look up at the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) ,Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), Dhaulagiri III (7,715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7,618m) .
Day Eleven : Dhaulagiri base camp to hidden valley Altitude 5,010m
Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs.
You will have to walk through the glacier and lateral moraine which might need rope sometimes. After certain walk you will reach and climb through slopes of French Pass (5,360m). From here you can have view of Mukut Himal (6,328m), Tashi Kang (6,386m) and Sita Chuchura (6,611m), all of which surround the Hidden Valley). To the south is Tukche Peak (6,920 meters) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. We will move towards right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to the Thapa Pass (5,250m). Then we will reach the hidden valley overnight at tented camps.
Day Twelve : Hidden valley to Yak kharka Altitude 3,680m
Trekking times: 7 to 8hrs.
After crossing Thapa Pass (5,200m), we will descend from Hidden Valley to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. You can view some of the great mountains and the vegetation as well on the way.
Day Thirteen : Yak Kharka to Marpha Altitude 2,667m
Trekking times: 4hrs.
The steep and rocky descents will lead to Marpha. The trail is barren and has no tree coverage. On the way you can see yak and sheep herds. Marpha is a small town consisting of Buddhist and Hindu people. This place consists of monastery with its prayer flags fluttering in the mountain winds and a hot shower. This is the end of our camping; tea-house accommodation now you can enjoy in a guest house/hotel.
Day fourteen : Marpha to Tatopani drive Altitude 1,160m
Today you can view around places and we will start our drive from Marpha to Tatopani. It will take some 5 to 6 hours to reach Tatopani. There’s a natural hot spring where you can enjoy and rest.
Day Fifteen : Tatopani to Pokhara
After enjoying and exploring around Tatopani we will drive to Pokhara. It will take some 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara. You can have a good view of the forest, peaks and hills and much more.
Day sixteen : Pokhara sightseeing
Today we will have rest and sightseeing around Pokhara. You can also have sunrise view at sharangkot and visit other places too. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Day seventeen : Pokhara to Kathmandu
It is the end of our trip we drive back to Kathmandu.
- All kinds of the Government Taxes and permit
- TIMS Card
- English speaking trekking guide
- 1 porter between 2 trekkers
- Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
- Accommodations during the trekking part
- Transport by land
- Insurance for staff
- Airports pick up and drop 2 times
- First aid kit for our staff
- Personal equipment for trekking gear
- Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Emergency rescue evacuation
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (tips)
- Bar bills, mineral water on trek
- Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek