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Dhaulagiri Trekking

Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain (8167 meter) in the world. The word Dhaulagiri means the White Mountain which justifies a giant peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow.

Dhaulagiri trekking  is the seventh highest mountain (8167 meter) in the world. The word Dhaulagiri means the White Mountain which justifies a giant peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. Mt. Dhaulagiri was firstly discovered in 1808 and was thought to be the highest mountain in the world till long years. Dhaulagiri lies northwest of Pokhara, an important regional town and tourist center. Geographically Dhaulagiri Trekking is a land of dramatic contrast. This trekking requires a sense of adventure to cope with challenges that everyone face on that trail. Dhaulagiri is quite trekking zone and a paradise for all nature lovers. Trekkers follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. They walk through tricky trail on snow and glaciers as it crosses French Col (5240m). They also pass the head of Hidden Valley and cross the 5155m Thapa Pass. The trek ends with a steep descent to Marpha and return to Pokhara via the Ghorepani ridge with bewildering views of the entire Dhaulagiri massif.

Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 24 days
Trip Code: HST-OF-07
Trek Start from: Beni
Trek End at : Nayapul
Grade: Moderate / Difficult
Trek start Elevation: 770 m.
Highest Elevation: 5300 m.
Group Size: Minimum 2 People
Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
Mode of Trek: Tent
Trek Duration: 24 days

Dhaulagiri Trekking Highlights

  1. Rewarding trekking trail for adventure lovers
  2. Rivers, ferns and forests of oak and others deciduous trees and rhododendron forest
  3. Breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain Range
  4. Two challenging mountain passes: French pass (5240m.) and Thapa Pass (5150 m)
  5. Abundant alpine flowers on the trail
  6. Warm hospitality and unique culture of ethnic people like Thakali
  7. Natural hot spring at Tatopani
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Day by Day Itinerary

Day
01
Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu hotel.
Day
02
Kathmandu to Beni by bus. Around 10 hours scenic drive. Afternoon free time. O / n at mountain lodge.
Day
03
Morning drive to Tatopani. Trek to Babiyachaur. O/N at camp
Day
04
Babiyachaur to Durbang. O/N at camp
Day
05
Durbang to Sibang. O/N at camp
Day
06
Sibang to Muri. to Jugepani. O/N at camp
Day
07
Jugepani to Bagar. O/N at camp
Day
08
Bagar to Dovan. O/N at camp
Day
09
Dovan to Sallaghari. O/N at camp
Day
10
Sallaghari to Upper Vungini (Italian base camp). O/N at camp
Day
11
Rest at Italian base camp for acclimatization. O/N at camp
Day
12
Vungini to Glacier camp. O/N at camp
Day
13
Glacier camp to Dhaulagiri base camp. O/N at camp
Day
14
Dhaulagiri base camp to Hidden valley via French Col- passes. O/N at camp
Day
15
Hidden valley to Yak Kharka via Thapa passes. O/N at camp
Day
16
Yak Kharka to Marpha. O/N at camp
Day
17
Rest and explore around the Marpha. O/N at camp
Day
18
Marpha to Kalopani. O/N at camp
Day
19
Kalopan to Tatopani. O/N at camp
Day
20
Tatopani to Ghorepani. O/N at camp
Day
21
Ghorepani to Hile. O/N at camp
Day
22
Hile to Nayapul. One and half hour drive back to Pokhara. O/N at hotel
Day
23
Drive back to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day
24
Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for final departure.

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