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Round Dhaulagiri Trekking

Trip Level
Moderate Strenuous
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
5360 meter
Trip Duration
17 Days

Overview

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. We will have hotel accommodation only in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Beni. All other will be camping accommodation. Foods will be provided by our camping team.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)

  • Day 02: Drive Pokhara to Beni (1,000m) 

  • Day 03: Drive from Beni to Takam (1500m),Camping

  • Day 04: Trek from Takam to Muri (1,850m),Camping

  • Day 05: Trek from Muri to Bagar (2,080m),Camping

  • Day 06: Trek from Bagar to Dovan (2,520m),Camping

  • Day 07: Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp (3,660m),Camping

  • Day 08: Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (rest day),Camping

  • Day 09: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m),Camping

  • Day 10: Trek from Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5,050m) via French Col (5,360m),Camping

  • Day 11: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3,680m) via Dhampus Pass (5,240m),Camping

  • Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,720m), Hotel

  • Day 13: Fly from Jomson to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel

  • Day 14: An extra day in Pokhara to explore around

  • Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

  • Day 16: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

  • Day 17: Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for final departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)
Day 02: Drive Pokhara to Beni (1,000m) 
Day 03: Drive from Beni to Takam (1500m) : Camping
Day 04: Trek from Takam to Muri (1,850m) : Camping
Day 05: Trek from Muri to Bagar (2,080m) : Camping
Day 06: Trek from Bagar to Dovan (2,520m) : Camping
Day 07: Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp (3,660m) : Camping
Day 08: Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (rest day) : Camping
Day 09: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m) : Camping
Day 10: Trek from Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5,050m) via French Col (5,360m) : Camping
Day 11: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3,680m) via Dhampus Pass (5,240m) : Camping
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,720m), Hotel
Day 13: Fly from Jomson to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel
Day 14: An extra day in Pokhara to explore around
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 16: A fee day in Kathmandu for sightseeing and rest
Day 17: Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for final departure

Cost Details

    • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Night's in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
    •  Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara (optional)
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period in the camps and lodges
    • Local fresh fruits where available
    • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Twin sharing acommodation at the camps and tea house lodges
    • Round Dhaulagiri trekking map
    • An experience guide and one trekking helper between 2 persons
    • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) when required
    • All required special trekking permits and conservation fee
    • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
    • All government taxes and our service charges
    • Farewell Dinner before departure
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Your Travel insurance
    • Any International and Domestic airfare and taxes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (available at Kathmandu airport on arrival)
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
    • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls and internet service.
    • Personal trekking Equipments.
    • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara if doing sightseeing
    • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section

Equipments Checklist

Clothing
    Warm jacket or down jacket
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops
    T-shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

Miscellaneous
    Toiletries
    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Earplugs
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Altimeter
    Compass
    Binoculars
    Books/magazines
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Camping

    Tent
    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)

Map

map

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.