Dhaulagiri Trekking
23 Days 22 Nights

The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. Mt. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world at ,167 metres (26,795 ft) above sea level. This comes from Sanskrit where dhawala means dazzling, white, beautiful and giri means mountain. The Dhaulagiri trek is challenging, and a real adventure for experienced trekkers who are looking for an expedition-like experience. It takes you places beyond the imagination of the most people back home, forces you to confront your own physical and mental limitations and hits you with the unexpected.

Our trekking journey starts from Kathmandu. We head to Beni and trek starts to Babiyachaur, Dharapani, Muri, Boghara, Dovan, Italian Base Camp, Glacial Camp and to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. We then head back to Kathmandu via. hidden valley, Yak Kharka, Marpha, Ghasa, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Hille and Pokhara. Everest Panaroma Trekking is 11 day trek offered by us gives you the best view of everest ranges and the its locality that you will get in just 11 days. so, hurry up. Do not miss this golden opportunity to view World’s tallest mountain Mount Everest and its ranges in just 11 days trek.

Day 1: Arrival day

From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel by our office representative. you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program and have a short meeting with us. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni, 8-9 hours drive

After having your breakfast, we will take an early morning bus to Beni. The ride is enjoyable with the green scenery. It is the district headquarters where permits will be checked. The town where we stay is located at the confluence of Myagdi Khola and Kali Gandaki. Overnight at Local Lodge.

Day 4: Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur, around 5 hours trek

We start our Dhaulagiri trekking along the Kali Gandaki River from Beni. Continue along the road past lush green rice fields, multicolored butterflies, and huge nightmarish spider webs. Pass by the villages of Mangalghat, Singa, and Tatopani. Crossing Tara khet, climb over a small ridge to Babiyachaur. Overnight at Babiyachaur.

Day 5: Trek from Babiyachaur to Dharapani, 5-6 hours trek

Today, our trail crosses the terraced hills; Shahashadhara village Dudh Khola Ratorunga village. Tha river bank at Phedi offers a fine picnic spot. Cross the Danyga Khola on a big suspension bridge and grind up a series of steep switchbacks. Dharapani offers a good view of Dhaulagiri IV and V and Gurja Himal. Overnight at lodge/ tea house

Day 6: Trek from Dharapani to Muri, 5 hours trek

From Dharapani, we cross the river to the west bank. After leaving Phedi, there is a steep climb until we reach a ridge from where the trail flattens for a while. After climbing again, we pass through Sibang, Mattim, Ghati Khola and Phalai Gaon. After crossing Dhara Khola, we reach the west bank of Myagdi Khola again. After that, we climb a ridge to finally reach the Magar Village of Muri. Overnight at lodge/ tea house.

Day 7: Trek from Muri to Boghara, 5-6 hours trek

From Muri, we descend for a while, cross a stream and pass through terraced fields before climbing a ridge and reaching a pass. From the pass, we can see glorious Mt. Ghustung South. We descend to the west bank of Myagdi Khola and move to Naura village. Then we climb a little, traverse a hill, and climb another steep hill with zigzag trails. Then we cross a forest and terraced fields to finally reach Boghara. Overnight at lodge/ tea house.

Day 8: Boghara trek to Dovan, 5 hours trek

The trail descends down to a small ridge then crosses forest to Jyardan. Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 9: Dovan trek to Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp), 6-7 hours trek

Leaving the last village of Dovan, we trek towards Italian Base Camp. Today we pass through the forested trail filled with oaks, bamboo, and pines trees. As we move further and gain altitude, mountains start to surround us from all around. We can get the best view of Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri Range, and other mountains from Italian Base Camp. Overnight in tea house.

Day 10: Italian Base Camp Acclimatization

The day is a rest day for the further climbs. You will have a little bit of hiking around or some sorts of exercises. Since, we are rapidly gaining altitude, keep yourself hydrated and take it easy.

Day 11: Italian Base Camp trek to Glacier Camp, 5-6 hours trek

Today you’ll make use of ropes for the crossing of glaciers in some tricky places. This part is a bit a dangerous trail so be careful and have patience. Set your camp beyond the glacier. Overnight in Camp.

Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp I, 4-5 hours trek

Today is the most challenging day out of our journey. Walking on the glacier, sometimes on the lateral moraine and undulating surface of the glacier itself, we carefully and responsibly make our way up to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Upon reaching, we can see the stunning view of all the peaks of Dhaulagiri range along with an amazing icefall descending from the Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak ridgeline. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col, - Hidden Valley, 6-7 hours trek

Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls, we are in a safer and gentler country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5300 m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures, at least -20ºC at night.

Day 14: Hidden Valley camp

This is another rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring in the hidden valley. A hidden snow valley gives you a heavenly test of the white world.

Day 15: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka, 5-6 hours trek

We descend from Hidden valley to Dhampus pass at an elevation of 5200m. We continue from there to Yak Kharka which is perfect to set up camp and enjoy the surroundings at 3680m.Overnight at tented camp. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 16: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha, 6 hours trek

From Yak Kharka we descend along the flank of the mountain to once again reach civilization. Marpha is the main inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakalis favorite amongst the trekkers. It has kept its traditional narrow paved alleys and passageways and an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone-paved street.

Day 17: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa, 6-7 hours trek

The next day trail follows the Kaligandaki River through the narrow gorge, passing through traditional Thakali villages. You can visit the red-roofed Taglung Gompa, on a hillside beside a huge sacred tree. The village of Ghasa marks a cultural and ecological milestone. We spend our night here in Ghasa.

Day 18: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani, 4-5 hours trek

A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, gradually ascending with the transition into subtropical vegetation. Very interesting suspension bridges to be crossed which gives you the exciting sense of trekking. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs – you can have time for a hot Scrub-up.

Day 19: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani, 6-7 hours trek

The trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered rhododendron forest with rich bird life. We pass some small villages and walk alongside the Ghaja Khola. It’s about 7-8 hours work all the way up to Ghorepani. Ghorepani provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas.

Day 20: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, 4 hours trek

Early morning trek up to Poonhill, One of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal Poonhill provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. From Poonhill one can enjoy the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche Peak Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and Tarke Kang, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhare), Tent Peak and many more High Himalayas. Trek down to Ghorepani and after breakfast start downhill trekking to Poon Hill.

Day 21: Poon Hill to Pokhara, 3 hours trek and about 1 hour drive

We start our journey to Pokhara from Poon Hill after breakfast. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools appealing you for a refreshing swim. From Nayapul you’ll have the car drive for about 1 hour to Pokhara city. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 22: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 5-6 hour drive.

After breakfast, we check out from hotel and return back to Kathmandu covering 204 km distance in 5-6 hours travel time. After arriving to Kathmandu, we then stay at hotel for rest and overnight. You can also enjoy doing some last minute shopping around Thamel area.

Day 23: Departure day

Our trekking in Nepal ends today.Hence, our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before the scheduled flight. We give you much fun and memory that you’ll never forget about.

- Airport Pick Up / Drop service
- All ground transportation service by private vehicle
- Star Hotel accommodation service
- Tea house accommodation during trek
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
- Sightseeing Kathmandu by Licensed English speaking Tour guide
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
- Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and food and accommodation
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All government and local taxes

- International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses and gear
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return than scheduled itinerary
- Tips and gratitudes
- Others not mentioned in "What's Included"

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