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A white mountain 'Dhaulagiri'; altitude of 8167 meters is 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri 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 consist more than fifteen 7,000 meter magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.
This trekking routes starts with scenic drive from Kathmandi to Beni of approx 8 hours. From Beni you head in a north-westerly direction through the villages of Babichour, Darbang and Dharapani to Muri from where you head north still keeping to the banks of the Myagdi Khola. Muri is the last major settlement on this trail and is inhabited by people of the Magar, of Mongoloid stock and descended from the early settlers of the Nepalese middle hills.
From Muri, you head north along the Myagdi Khola through the villages of Baghara, Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. Beyond Pakhoban there are no permanent settlements. Still heading north you skirt the Chhanbardan Glacier, keeping on its left side, to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp from where magnificent mountain vistas are available. Head north-east from the Base Camp and climb the steep incline to the French Pass (5,360 meters), between Tukche Peak (6,920 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6,611meters). Heading east you descend a little and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250 meters), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 meters).
You have to begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. From Alubari, the trail further descends to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and then heads north to our last trek station Jomsom. For those who have got enough time there is an option continuing trek down to Kalopani, Tatopani, Ghorepani then to Pokhara.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final payment procedures.
Sightseeing of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa. You have optional tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square too.
We would finalize all official papers this day.
Drive west to Pokhara (915m) 200km from Kathmandu - 6 hours or fly 35 Minutes. Hotel around Lakeside.
Pokhara – Maledhunga then to Beni (823m), drive by bus 5 hours.
Trekking Beni - Babiachaur (950m) - 5hours
Babichoaur - Phedi (1100m) - 4 hours.
Phedi - Phalai Gaun (1810m) - 6 hours.
Phalai Gaun - Below Jugapani - 5hours.
Below Jugapani - Boghara (2080m) - 5 hours.
Boghara - Lapche kharka - 4½ hours.
Lapche kharka - Chartare (2820m) - 4½ hours.
Chartare - Pakoban (3585m) - 5 hours.
Pakoban - Dhaulagiri Basecamp (4750m) - 6 hours.
Dhaulagiri Basecamp - French pass (5360m) - 3 hours.
Walk five hours form French pass and camp on 4915m.
Crossing 4915m pass - Yak kharka (4500m) - 5 hours.
Yak kharka - Marpha (2667m) - 6 hours.
Rest day at Marpha (2667m)
Marpha - Lete (2438m) - 6½ hours.
Lete - Tatopani (1189m) - 6 hours.
Tatopani - Beni
Beni – Drive back to Pokhara
Pokhara - Kathmandu (by bus or flight)
It is your Reserve Day too. You may visit freely and do happy shopping of Nepalese Handicrafts, Arts, and more. then pack your things well if you are going to departure tomorrow. farewell dinner with Nepalese culture program show in the evening.
Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandus Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight.