Around Dhaulagiri is a challenging trek around the Dhaulagiri massif (8,167m/26,745ft), the sixth highest mountain in the world, involves snow and glacier walking. This is the perfect trip those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. You will be trekking deep into the Dhaulagiri Himal to the Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri north base camp, offering a wonderful view of gigantic north face of Dhaulagiri I. You will cross two high passes, the French pass (5,240m/17,192ft) and Thapa pass (5,155m/16,913ft) providing more spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Throng peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River; the world deepest gorge. You may encounter semi -wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region.
Around Dhaulagiri trek begin in the antique city of Kathmandu from where you will board a bus to Beni, you will spend the first few days of your trek walking through cultivated fields connected to some of the mountain villages while enjoying the shops, teahouses, and lifestyle of the Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people. During these days you will walk along cobblestone paths, over suspension bridges and through dense forests, enjoying the vistas of some of the worlds most beautiful mountains. The climb begins to get tougher after Dobang, as you ascend to the Italian Base Camp with impressive views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV& V; taking a day to rest, acclimatize, explore and fully absorb the beauty of surrounding peaks. You will then make your way to Dhaulagiri North Base Camp. The trek then continues on to the Iced French and Thapa Passes which have to be scaled before you descend down a winding trail to Yak Kharka. Once again you will find yourself among mountain people and their villages. After long descend you will arrive in Marpha, popular city of Mustang district. You follow the Annapurna classical trek and pass the worlds deepest gorge. The hot springs at Tatopani offer an excellent retreat after a strenuous trek surrounded by the majestic peak of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. From Tatopani you make your way back to Pokhara, visiting, on the way, several monasteries and sites of religious importance. Once in Pokhara you can enjoy a few bottles of cold beverages while looking back at this unforgettable experience.
Arrival in Kathmandu o/n at hotel.
Drive to Beni (850m) and start trek.
Trek to Babiyochaur-1000m (5-6 hr).
Trek to Dharapani-1500m (6-7 hr).
Trek to Muri-1800m (5-6 hr).
Trek to Boghara (2080 m).
Trek to Dobang (2250m).
Trek to Italian Base Camp (3800m)
Trek to “Midway Camp” (4500m).
Trek to Classic Base Camp (5000m).
Trek across the French Col (5,100 m) to camp below Dhampus Pass (5200m).
Rest day but possibility to climb Dhampus peak.
Trek across Dhampus pass (5200m) to Alubari.
Trek to Marpha (2665m).
Trek to Lete (2470m).
Trek to Tatopani (1160m).
Trek to Ghorepani (2775m).
Trek to Birethanti (1050m) and drive to Pokhara.
Drive to Kathmandu.
|The cost includes the following services:
- Airport transfers
- Land Transfer Kathmandu - Beni by chartered bus
- 3-meals per day to be prepared by our experienced cook
- Camping gear (two-person tents, mattress, kitchen tent and toilet tent)
- Supporting field staff and professional trekking guides
- Guide, Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen boy, Porter's fees and insurance
- Domestic airfare (Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu) and airport tax
|Cost does not include:
Note: If above itinerary couldn’t meet your need, we can design a tailor made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.
- Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu or in Pokhara
- Kathmandu airport departure tax
- Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.