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17 April, 2018
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Dhaulagiri Round Trek - 20 days
Dhaulagiri Empire Trekking (Basecamp plus Frenchpass)

A white mountain 'Dhaulagiri'; altitude of 8167 meters is 7th highest mountain in the world.  This magnificent peak rises as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. It gets its name from the Sanskrit word "Dhavala" which means 'white' and 'giri' which means mountain. It was first climbed by K. Diemberger, P. Diener, M. Dorji, E. Forrer, A. Schelbert  and N. Dorji in 1960. 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 7000 meters magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.

A hidden snow valley (after crossing French pass) gives you a heavenly test of white world. The 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 5360 meters French Pass (highest point of the trek), between Tukche Peak (6920m.) and Sita Chuchura (6611m.). Heading east you descend a little and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5250m.), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6012 meters).

You have to begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. Then 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.

Trip Facts

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna Dhaulagiri

Activities: Trekking

Duration: 20 Days

Max. Altitude: 5360 m.

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Group Size: 2-16

Season: April - Jun , Sept - Nov

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Day 01 - Arrive to Kathmandu
Day 02 - Sightseen tour of Kathmandu
Day 03 - Drive to Beni (850 meters) by bus 8 hours.
Day 04 - Trek to Babiachor (950 meters) 5 hours.
Day 05 - Trek to Dharapani (1400 meters) 6 hours.
Day 06 - Trek to Muri (1850 meters) 5 hours.
Day 07 - Trek to Boghara (2080 meters) 6 hours.
Day 08 - Trek to Dobang (2520 meters) 5 hours.
Day 09 - Trek to Choriban Khola (3110 meters) 5 hours.
Day 10 - Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660 meters)- Approx: 7 hours.
Day 11 - Acclimatization and rest day.
Day 12 - Trek to Glacier Camp (4210 meters)- Approx: 6 hours.
Day 13 - Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740 meters)- Approx 7 hours.
Day 14 - acclimatization and Rest Day.
Day 15 - Cross French Pass (5360 meters) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200 meters) 6 hours.
Day 16 - Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200 meters), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680meters) 6 hours.
Day 17 - Trek to Jomsom (2710 meters) 5 hours.
Day 18 - Fly back to Pokhara
Day 19 - Back to Kathmandu
Day 20 - Departure Day
Day 01 - Arrive to Kathmandu

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.

Day 02 - Sightseen tour of Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous places Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath.

Day 03 - Drive to Beni (850 meters) by bus 8 hours.

After your breakfast to your hotel, you drive to Beni this day. The drive should take 8 hours and you'll find most of the part enjoyable, and offering good scenery. Beni is the district headquarters and has a police check post where your trekking permits will be examined. Beni is at the confluence of the Myagdi Khola and the Kali Gandaki.

Overnight at tented camp.

Day 04 - Trek to Babiachor (950 meters) 5 hours.

Leaving Beni the treks head west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani (hot springs). Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river, the trail makes a little half loop before crossing another bridge, near the village of Simalchour, back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babichor.

Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05 - Trek to Dharapani (1400 meters) 6 hours.

The valley widens and terraced hills develop on both sides of the river. The trail is fairly level and you pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walking through fields arrive at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again and the terraces disappear on either side of the river. Continue to the village of Dharapani.

Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06 - Trek to Muri (1850 meters) 5 hours.

After crossing the river to its West Bank as you leave Phedi the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. Again the trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri. Continue your trek to Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up an incline to the snout of a ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1,810 meters). Cross the Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri.

Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07 - Trek to Boghara (2080 meters) 6 hours.

Descend a little, cross a stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 meters). Descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along its West Bank to the village of Naura from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch-backs and then descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara (2080 meters).

Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08 - Trek to Dobang (2520 meters) 5 hours.

The trail first descends through terraced fields to a small ridge and then through a forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in these parts. After the settlement a high winding path crosses a rocky area and then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is on single hut. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the level area at Dobang.
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Day 09 - Trek to Choriban Khola (3110 meters) 5 hours.

After crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross it via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola.

Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10 - Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660 meters)- Approx: 7 hours.

Follow a trail to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right. Tukche Peak (6837 meters) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Italian Base Camp (3,660 meters), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751 meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters).

Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11 - Acclimatization and rest day.

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be 'tuned' for the even higher altitudes to come.

Day 12 - Trek to Glacier Camp (4210 meters)- Approx: 6 hours.

Set up early in the morning when the weather is expected to be clear. Trail is bit prone to stone fall, and pass through a narrow gorge. Today we stay overnight near at glacier.

Day 13 - Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740 meters)- Approx 7 hours.

This is one of our adventurous days to Dhaulagiri base camp. From here you can look up at the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominates the skyline to your right. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751 meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). In front of you is the impressive ice fall that descends from the north east col.

Day 14 - acclimatization and Rest Day.

Another rest day, but very important for the acclimatization. Views from this place will be superb and there is plenty to explore. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15 - Cross French Pass (5360 meters) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200 meters) 6 hours.

After the glacier you climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, and then cutting across a mountain flank and a moraine you enter a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley. Climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 meters). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to see Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6,611 meters), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 meters) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. From French Pass you continue along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to Thapa Pass (5250 meters) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6012 meters). Descending from Thapa Pass you will make a camp at about 5200 meters. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16 - Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200 meters), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680meters) 6 hours.

Descend from the hidden valley, to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site to enjoy the surrounding. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 17 - Trek to Jomsom (2710 meters) 5 hours.

Descend to the village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Continue to north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 18 - Fly back to Pokhara

An early morning flight takes you to Pokhara within half an hour.

Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, drive to hotel around Lakeside. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake Boating, Devi�s water fall, Mahendra Cave, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave etc.

Day 19 - Back to Kathmandu

This day you either back to Kathmandu (by Bus or flight). Free Shopping day in Kathmandu.

** You can extend your trip to Rafting or Wildlife Adventure- Jungle Safari to Chitwan.

Day 20 - Departure Day

our Airport Representative will drop you to the 'Tribhuvan International Airport-Kathmandu' for your final flight departure. The trip ends after your departure from Nepal.

Price List
  • Per Person US$ 2080 (2 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 1930 (4 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 1775 (6 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 1650 (8+ Persons)
  • MINIMUM 2 TREKKERS REQUIRED FOR THIS TREK.
Cost

Cost Includes :

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tour in private vehicle
  • Tourist Bus transportation to Beni; and back to Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek
  • Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance
  • Trekking permit and ACAP entrance fees
  • First Aid Kit
  • Culture Dinner Farewell Program
  • AgencyService Charge of our office

Cost Excludes:

  • Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee
  • Meals other than Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Domestic flight cost of Pokhara (if needed).
  • Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages
  • All Trekking equipments and personal items
  • Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters
  • Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance
  • Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.

 

Extend your trip

 

  • Rafting Trishuli River 1 or 2 days. (Extra US$ 50 per day)
  • Paragliding Tandem Flight in Pokhara
  • Chitwan Jungle Safari 3 days and 2 nights. (Extra US$ 160 for package of 3n 2d)
  • Everest Experience Mountain Flight by Buddha Air (From Kathmandu)
  • Nagarkot retreat and rest (Extra US$ 110 per night)
  • Dhulikhel retreat and rest (Extra US$ 110 per night)

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