Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri TrekThe Dhaulagiri Range which extends 120 km in the Himalayas from the Kali Gandaki River to the Bheri River in the West might be one of the most known trekking destinations which lie in the Western part of Nepal. The Dhaulagiri I peak (8,167 meters or 26,795 ft.) is the seventh highest peak in the world and the Range consists of fifteen peaks above 7,000 meters. The uniqueness of the Dhaulagiri peak’s sudden rise from the lower terrain of the Kali Gandaki River, rising 7000 meters in about 30 km of vertical rise, is a sight to behold. The Kali Gandaki River that flows between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range (8,091 meters), lying 34 km east of the Dhaulagiri, cuts one of the deepest gorges in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Geographically, the area is as beautiful and awe inspiring as any in the whole world.

A trek around this magnificent peak is an expedition trek which begins in the picturesque city of Pokhara from where one first sees the Dhaulagiri Range and the majestic Fishtail Mountain which dominates the view with its magical reflection on the Phewa Lake. The trail can be relatively hard with longer days of walking than the other treks catered to the trekking enthusiasts but the views that awaits is definitely worth it. Though it is recommended that the hikers should be physically fit and have previous mountain walking experience, it is however absolutely unnecessary to have any technical experience but just a strong will and a big desire to behold the true beauty that every artist desires to recreate in his work.

The trail goes through lush Rhododendron forests, quaint little villages whose inhabitants greet you with hospitability and love rarely seen in the cities, ingenious terraced fields till you leave the tree line and get to the grassy knolls; and beyond that the harsh, rugged terrain that lies in between the unforgiving gorges and peaks always ready to test the limits of human endurance and will and to those who pass them, the experience, moments and the sights to be cherished for a lifetime. The semi-wild Yak herds, Mountain Sheep, and the ever elusive and legendary Snow Leopard might also be encountered on the way with enough flora and fauna unique to the region to make a naturalist lose himself in them. All in all, the Dhaulagiri trek is a must for all those who want a true mountaineering experience.

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Duration: 24 days

Best season: Mar, Apr, May and Sep, Oct, Nov

Grade: Easy to Moderate – Adventure

Style of Trekking: Camping and Local Guest Houses

Group size: 2 people+

Trip Map

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Tribhuvan Internationa Airport. Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley. Preparation of Trek

Day 03: Kathmandu to Beni by private vehicle. Overnight Ay local Guest House. 830m

Day 04: Trek Beni to Babyachaur (970m)

Day 05: Trek Babyachaur to Darbang (1110m)

Day 06: Trek Darbang to Takam (1670m)

Day 07: Trek Takum to Muri (1720m)

Day 08: Trek Muri to Boghara (2080m)

Day 09: Trek Boghara to Doban (2520m)

Day 10: Trek Doban to Italian Base Camp (3660m)

Day 11: Trek Acclimatization day in Italian Base Camp

Day 12: Trek Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748)

Day 13: Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5140m)

Day 14: Trek Acclimatization day in Hidden Valley

Day 15: Trek Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (4730m)

Day 16: Trek Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2590m)

Day 17: Trek Tukuche to Ghasa (2010m)

Day 18: Trek Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m)

Day 19: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2870m)

Day 20: Trek Ghorapani to Tadapani (2710m)

Day 21: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk (190m)

Day 22: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) to Pokhara

Day 23: Drive/Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu. Fair well Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Day 24: Transfer to airport and fly back home.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Airport picks up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin sharing basis with breakfast (on the arrival day and after the trekking)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • All the Camping equipments (kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipments.
  • All accommodations in camp/ tent and lodge during the trek
  • All the necessary permits for trekking
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly trekking guide & porters
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • sleeping bag & down jackets
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All service charge and government taxes

Trip Cost Doesn’t Includes:

  • Travel & Medical insurance
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • International airfare and Nepali visa
  • Tips for the guide and porter

Note: We can make this trip longer or shorter. You can also include trip with some other activities such as cultural tour, jungle safari, whitewater rafting, bungee jump, paragliding etc. For further information and prices for any of the above treks please contact us.

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