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Around Dhaulagiri Trek

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Overview

The real adventurous Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek requires your daring heart to deal the challenge it offers. This is also described as the expedition trip, walk several days through the no man's land and staying in tented camps. The alpine region, steep up and down the slippery trail and the unstoppable hours long trip make your trek a challenging trip. But the dramatic experience heals the tiredness of your feet with the brilliant scenery throughout.

 

The trek embarks from Beni, the district center of Beni. Walking through the gentle trail following the stream, it heads towards the rugged landscape. Passing the ethnic Magar villages, you can experience the ethnic welcome and communicate with them about the cross-cultural differences. As you head forward, the glacial trail begins, passing the traverses and the alpine meadows. Full attention is required while walking through the narrow footsteps. The barren landscape is ultimately dominated by the spectacular Himalayas. It looks like an expedition trip to walk through the heart of the Dhaulagiri Himalayas. It crosses the high Himalayan passes over 5000 meters and adjoins to the Annapurna trail and fly to Pokhara.

 

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best seasons for the Dhaulagiri Trekking. Reliance Trekking operates Round Dhaulagiri Trek with the perfect arrangement of the tented materials, experienced field staffs and professional guides. Please, feel free to contact us for more details about the trek.

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters)
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)


Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour
For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning. Itinerary as  Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. O/N  Hotel. (Breakfast included)


Day0 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni(830m)
Drive from Kathmandu to Beni by Bus or Haice.desent again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River.  follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. With pleasant r, Pokhara is tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. It takes 10 hours,O/N at Beni on Tended camp.


Day 0 4: Trek Beni to Babiyachour (950m)
Trek  leave the town of Beni then walk along the Mygdi Khola bank, en route encounter and visit a real village life of the mid-land people, the rice terrace and occasionally small settlement. Its great to start at the lower altitudes to have a different perspective on the landscape.It takes 6 hours,O/N at Babiyachaur on tended camp.


Day 05: Trek Babiyachour to Dharapani (1470m)
Today is quite a long walk ,start early, passing through jungles with varieties of oak and rhododendron forests. the chirping of the local birds then your trails follow flat lands passing through the stream at one place. The trek is a muddy road crossing villages at some of the places and  along the flat land passing through a jungle with varieties of rhododendrons, oaks and hemlock trees at some distance. After we cross a small stream and the trail suddenly begins to ascend a path until you reach Dharapani.It takes 7 hours,O/N at Dharapani on Tented  camp.


Day 0 6: Trek Dharapani to Muri (2322m)
Trek start trekking and descend trails for one hour passing through jungle as follow a steeply ascending path, before approaching Muri .passing  along the flat path. Muri is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and Rai, one of the ethnic communities of Nepal and  visit a Buddhist monastery that is quite captivating.it takes 7 hours,O/N at Muri on tented camp.


Day 07: Trek Muri to Bagar (2080m)
Trek starts from muri to Bagar,descend a gentle slope and cross a rocky stream amid terraced fields to Dhora Khola, cross the river and climb to the right up the mountainside to Ghorban Dhara. The view from this pass is fine, for the first time, see Ghustung to the south (6465m). Follow the right bank path past Naura where begining  to ascend the mountainside. After ascending  and descending to  The Myagdi Khola follows a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbing a steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well constructed with a great number of switchbacked stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and you enter a traverse to the right, here you must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi Khola. Soon descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where Bagar (2080) is visible. Descend through terraced fields to this mountain village. It  takes 7 hours,O/N at Bagar on tented camp.


Day 08: Trek from Bagar to Dobang (2545m)
Treks from Bagar to Dobang ,leave the villages behind and the trail becomes increasingly challenging, the view of Mygdi Khola is great on this walk,continue ascending to the village and is terraced.It takes 7 hours,O/N at Dobang  on tented camp.


Day 0 9: Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari (2820m)
Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari , ascend to nearly 3000 meters; the view is spectacular although the trail ascends steeply. Camping  at Sallaghari which means pine forest camp and treeline though. It takes 6 hours,O/N at Sallaghari on tented camp.


Day 10: Trek from  sallaghari to Italian Base camp (4000m)
Trek from Sallaghari to Italian B C,reach 4000 meters; the trek is strenuous and ascends for most of the day. The Italian base camp is one of the most spectacular campsites during on this trek. It is a great place to enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri massif. The mountains  views from here are the Dhaulagiri VI(7268m), Dhaulagiri IV(7661m)Dhaulagiri V(7618) and Gurja Himal( 7193m),It takes 06 hours,O/N at Italian B C on Tented camp.


Day 11: Explore  day at Italian Base Camp
The day exploring  before  continue to Dhaulagiri base camp and then on to the pass. It is essential for our success to complete the trek that everyone is fit and healthy and spending a day at the breathtaking camp will ensure the team's success.O/N at Italian B C on Tented camp.


Day 12: Italian Base camp to Japanese Base Camp (3890m)
After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, climb to the main glacier. It is important to pay attention to the rough and dangerous trail although the surroundings are quite spectacular. It will be  use ropes at various stages to ensure safety and success trek.It takes 6 hours, O/N at Japanese B C on Tented camp.


Day 13: Trek Japanese base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp(4748m)
Trek for five hours until we reach the mountain view of Tukuche Peak (6848m). From the mountain ,the west side of the Dhaulagiri massif can  be seen.It takes 5 hours, O/N at Dhaulagiri B C on Tented camp.


Day 14: Trek from Dhualgiri Base Camp to Hidden valley (5100m)VIA French pass(5360m)
Trek from Dhaulagiri B C to Hidden Valley  cross the French pass at 5360 meters. Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Once over the steep moraine walls and  reach gentle,  a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5360m) the views of Hidden Valley open up. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least -20ºC at night) during winter.It takes 7 hours, O/N at Dhaulagiri B C on Tented camp.


 Day 15: Trek Hidden valley to Dhampus Peak (6012m) Via Thapa pass (5244m)
Trek from Hidden Valley to Dhampus peak  cross another pass the  Thapa pass at 5244 meters, then continue toward the base camp of Dhampus peak (6012m). final camp to attempt Dhampus peak for a superb view of the Annapurna chain and Nilgiri can be seen.it takes 7 hours, O/N at Dhampus peak  on Tented camp.


Day 16:  Climb Thapa Peak   to Thapa pass(5244m)
Hike start early around 4:30 am and a long strenuous climb at high altitude and will prove to be an exhausting day of trekking.Climbing  Guide  has extensive knowledge about climbing and safety will put the ropes on the ice bar for the final 60 meters, the view from the top of Dhampus is wonderful, the 45 kilometer long mountain chain from Annapurna,Nilgiri  to Dhaulagiri are visible as well as the windy Valley of Kaligandki is spectacular to enjoy. After our successful attempt . O/N at Thapa base camp on Tented camp.


Day 17: Trek  Thapa B C  to Yak Kharka (3880m)
Trek from Thapa base camp to Yakkharka  continue descending to Yak Kharka at a relatively low altitude. it takes 7 hours, O/N at Yakkharka on Tented camp.


Day18: Trek  from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m)
Trek  from yakkharka to Marpha the trail  descend  to the river bed of Kaligandaki, and the view is spectacular during the descent. Marpha is very popular with its apple fields apple brandy, apple pie can be seen and other fruit products in this Thakali Village.It takes 6 hours, O/N at Marpha  on Tented camp.


Day 19: Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2710m)
Trek starts from marpha head toward Jomsom which is just two hours walk from Marpha.follows  the Kaligandaki river upstream until Jomsom. Jomsom is a large town in this region.there are all basic facilities like medical, communication and shopping. explore the town all afternoon.Jomsom is a district headquarter of Mustang. It takes 3 hours ,O/N at hotel on Jomsom(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included)


Day 20: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara(830m)
21 min flight After breakfast we fly to Pokhara. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to lakeside hotel. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal while admiring the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. We can end the day with a leisurely stroll around the mesmerizing lakeside area. O/N at Hotel on Pokhara (Breakfast,Included).


Day 21: Drive from  Pokhara to Kathmandu  By Tourist Bus
It takes about 7 hours to drive back to Kathmandu crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along.arrive on Kathmandu O/N at Hotel,(Breakfast Included)


Day 22: Departure day your Destination
 Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. (Breakfast included)


Day 21- Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,345m).

We catch a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The short flight takes us over the hills and mountains that glisten below. Once we reach Kathmandu, the rest of the day will be leisure and free for exploration. You are free to go souvenir shopping, spa and more exploration of the city, or extend your trip to include bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, Everest mountain flight and other adventurous activities. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner at Mul Chowk Restaurant’s cozy and elegant dining ambience.


Day 22 - Departure from Nepal.
The trip concludes today. You will be dropped at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport by our airport representative for your flight departure from Nepal.

Includes / Excludes

Cost includes:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle .
*Accommodation in Kathmandu 3 Night,Pokhara 1Night on BB basis as per the itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu  and Pokhara with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Kathmandu to Beni From  by bus,Return from  Jomsom to Pokhara By Flight than  Pokhara to kathmandu By  tourist bus.
*Accommodation in guest houses/lodges and tented camp  during the trek.
*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner per day during the trek(Tea,Coffee,Hot Chocolate and boiled water)
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Experienced English/French Speaking and Government Licensed Guide.
*Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services(we will provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers maximum weight 25 kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff.
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes

Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu & Pokhara.
* Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
* Any airfare and departure airport tax.
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control.
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara city tours.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary. 

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Duration 22 Days

Grade Hard

Max-Altitude 5244m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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Lekhnath Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 01 4427245

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