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Round Dhaulagiri Trekking

  • Round Dhaulagiri Trekking in Nepal

Mount Dhaulagiri (8137m), the seventh highest peak in the world rises above the Kali Gandaki River, which flows between the Annapurna Massif and this awesome peak.


  • Mount Dhaulagiri (8137m), the seventh highest peak in the world rises above the Kali Gandaki River, which flows between the Annapurna Massif and this awesome peak. The trail extends through one of Nepal’s wildest and most remote areas where the mountain scenery is simply breathtaking.

    This journey is recommended for experienced high altitude trekkers in very good physical condition. The trek is possible only in autumn due to excessive snow and ice conditions in the winter and spring. The region is practically virgin territory for trekkers providing some extremely dramatic contrasts.


  • Day 01: Arrival /pick up transfer hotel / tour briefing
    Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    Day 03: Fly Kathmandu / Pokhara / drive to Baglung.
    Day 04: Baglung / Maldhunga
    Day 05: Maldhunga / Darbang
    Day 06: Darbang / Takum
    Day 07: Takum / Muri
    Day 08: Muri / Bagar
    Day 09: Bagar / Dovan
    Day 10: Dovan / Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)
    Day 11: Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)
    Day 12: Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp
    Day 13: Glacier Camp/Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750 m.)

    Day 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp / French Col / Hidden ValleyGetting off the glacier above the base camp often requires the use of ropes. Once over the steep moraine walls we reach gentler, less strenuous country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5360m,) 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 15: Hidden Valley camp 5000 m.A rest day for side treks and exploring around the surrounding peaks.

    Day 16: Hidden Valley / Yak Kharka After climbing over the 5250 m. Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche-prone slopes and then take on the steep descent to Yak Kharka.

    Day 17: Yak Kharka / Marpha
    Day 18: Marpha / Ghasa
    Day 19: Ghasa / Tatopani
    Day 20: Tatopani / Ghorepani
    Day 21: Ghorepani / Tadapani
    Day 22: Tadapani / Ghandrung
    Day 23: Ghandrung / Birethanti / Pokhara transfer hotel
    Day 24: Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by flight or bus
    Day 25: Transfer airport /Departure for onward destination


  • Moderate to Strenuous

    A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.

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  • 46465_1603370169107_2986800_nNamaste Yadu

    I made it home safely and even was upgraded to business class for the first part of my flights home from Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi. Which was great.

    I would like to thank you for organising everything whilst I was in Nepal. You are certainly Mr FixIt when it comes to sorting out itineraries, hotels, guides, flights, buses, etc.This made my trip run very smoothly without any hitch. I will pass on you details to anyone I know who is looking to travel to Nepal.

    I also saw Ben a couple of days ago, he’s fine. He and Kate are expecting their 2nd child next year which is great news, he is really missing Nepal and we are talking about coming back.

    Do you have a postal address for Yala Adventure that I can courier some equipment for Pasang to. I have spoken to a few friends at some uk outdoor equipment distributors and have managed to get a pair of boots for him, free of charge which I would like to send over.
    I like to help out where I can and this would be a great way to say thank you.

    Hope all is well with you and your family

    Regards, your friend
    Sonny

    Sonny Bennett
  • Dear Mr Yadu,
    I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for arranging the trip to Mount Kailash intestimonials1 August 2012. Thank you for making this impossible dream becoming a Possible trip. Every moment has been cherished since then. It was such an amazing trip, carefully planned and prepared, and suitably adapted to my needs.I acknowledge how much efforts you put in this trip and how you went be.yond your limits. I would really recommend you to other travellers.
    A BIG BRAVO TO YOU
    Aarti Ramasamy
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