Around Dhaulagiri Trek

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 18 days

Difficulty: Hard to Strenuous

Maximum Elevation: 5,200 m (Dhampus Pass)

Best Time: October - November & March - April

Accommodation: Fully Camping

Dhaulagiri Trek is one of the most popular adventures and challenging trekking destination routes in Nepal. Entire of the Round Dhaulagiri Trek required previous trekking experience with outstanding fitness. The Trek lead you through a very high challenging pass, crossover French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus pass (5200m) route may be a challenging walk on an icy track. The trekking goes through traditional ethnic villages and untouched forests, thanks to Round Dhaulagiri, it's the simplest high-altitude trek over high passes, difficult weather and walking condition, the trek offers unparalleled and impressive scenery.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up at the airport upon your arrival and transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Beni (830 m / 2,723 ft)

Day 03: Drive Beni to Darbang (1,030 m / 3,379 ft)

Day 04: Trek Darbang to Sibang (1,720 m / 5,643 ft)

Day 05: Trek Sibang to Muri (1,850 m / 6,070 ft)

Day 06: Trek Muri to Boghara (1,990 m / 6,529 ft)

Day 07: Trek Boghara to Dobang (2,520 m / 8,268 ft)

Day 08: Trek Dobang to Italian Base Camp (3,660 m / 12,008 ft)

Day 09: Acclimatization day 

Day 10: Trek Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4,200 m / 13,780 ft)

Day 11: Trek Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750 m / 15,584 ft)

Day 12: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col (5,360 m / 17,585 ft) - Hidden Valley (5,050 m / 16,568 ft)

Day 13: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Hidden Valley

Day 14: Trek Hidden Valley - Dhampus Pass (5,200 m / 17,060 ft) - Yak Kharka (3,680 m / 12,073 ft)

Day 15: Trek Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,720 m / 8,924 ft)

Day 16: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure, drop to airport

Trip Info

Highlights of Around Dhaulagiri Trek

  • Ascend to both Dhampus (5,240 m) and French pass (5,360 m) of the Dhaulagiri Region
  • Explore the rich ethnic Thakali culture of Kali Gandaki valley
  • Stunning mountain beauty of the Dhaulagiri region including Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, and Dhaulagiri V
  • Walk along the deepest gorge in the world - Kali Gandaki
  • Trek along with the terraced farmlands, rivers and gorges, glaciers, and moraines

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