Round Dhaulagiri Trekking
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 : Arrive Kathmandu. Meet and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner.
Day 02: Drive or Fly to Pokhara. Overnight hotel.
Day 03 : Drive to Beni. Trek to Kuse chaur.
Day 04: Trek to Darbang
Day 05 : Trek to Dharapani.
Day 06 : Trek to Muri.
Day 07 : Trek to Bagar.
Day 08 : Trek to Doban.
Day 09 : Trek to Chorbin (close to Italian Base camp)
Day 10 : Bumper day
Day 11 : Trek to Pako bang.
Day 12 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 13 : Trek to Hidden Valley.
Day 14 : Trek to Yak Kharka.
Day 15 : Trek to Jomosom.
Day 16: Fly to Jomosom to Kathmandu (via Pokhara).
Day 17: A free day for shopping/sightseeing etc. Overnight hotel. Farewell dinner.
Day 18: Transfer to the airport for final departure.
For any trek at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most Strenuous treks are equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Walking days are usually between 6 to 8 hours although there may be some longer days for pass-crossing or similar. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition.