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Daulagiri Round Trekking

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Dhaulagiri 8167 meters 7th highest mountain in the world means "white mountain" though many mountains over the world have names, which translate to White Mountain; this is without doubt the most astonishing one. This is a strenuous trek, through high alpine pastures, higher passes and serene and uninhabited valleys. Everyone is familiar with the name Dhaulagiri which is in the western part of Nepal, probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. The simple reason behind it is that it consists of more than fifteen 7000-meter magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.

Dhaulagiri trekking routes starts after an 8 hour scenic drive from Kathmandi to Darbang, from Darbang you head in a north-westerly direction through the villages of Babichour, Dorbang and Darapani to Muri, from where you head north still keeping to the banks of the Myagdi Khola. Muri is the last major settlement along this trail and is inhabited by people of the Magar tribe, of Mongoloid stock and descended from the early settlers of the Nepalese middle hills. From Muri, you head north along the Myagdi Khola through the villages of Baghara, Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. Beyond Pakoban there are no permanent settlements. Still heading north you skirt the Chhanbardan Glacier, keeping on its left side, to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp from where magnificent mountain vistas are available. Head north-east from the Base Camp and climb the steep incline to the French Pass (5,360 meters), between Tukche Peak (6,920 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6,611meters). Heading east you descend a little and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250 meters), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 meters) from where you begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. From Alubari, the trail further descends to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and then heads north to Jomsom from where you fly back to Pokhara.

 

Itinerary 
Day 01: Upon your arrival in Kathmandu(1000m/3280ft) the trekking company will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer to your Hotel. Free day & evening welcome dinner at any typical Nepalese Restaurant. O/N Kathmandu Hotel in bb plan.

Day 02: After your Break fast drive to Darbang by local tranportations 9-10 hours and overnight in Camp.

Day 03:Trek to Dharapani (1565m) Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far. Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Muri (1850m; 6068ft) The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly. Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Bogara (2050m; 6822ft) From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours. 6 hours. Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Dhoban (2630m; 8680ft) Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step. 6 hours. Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Sallaghari or Choriban Khola (3110m) Crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross it via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola. Camp 6 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Italian Base camp (3660m; 12000ft) Today you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. 4-5 hours. Camp.

Day 09: Rest day. A rest day for acclimatization. Perhaps a day walk to the Japanese camp for acclimitization. Since there is little exp loring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day. Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Glacier camp (4250m) After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. 6 hours. Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4748m; 15420ft) Today you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. 8 hours.

Day 12: Trek over French pass (17,585ft) to Hidden Valley camp (5100m; 16,732ft) Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. After a breathless climb to the top of French pass. 6-8 hours. Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Thapa pass and Camp 5250m half day rest or admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring. Use this day as a spare day if necessary. Camp.

Day 14: Thapa peak (6012m) summit and trek -to - Yak Kharka ; we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka. 7/8 hours. Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka - Marpha More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch. 6 hours. Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (2710m) and 2hour and overnight hotel.

Day 17: Jomsom to pokhara flight and sight seeing tour around the pokhara and Hotel.

Day 18: Drive back to kathmandu and overnight Hotel.

Day 19: After you good break fast drive to internations airport for your final depature.

 

 

 

Itinerary 

Day 01: Upon your arrival in Kathmandu(1000m/3280ft) the trekking company will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer to your Hotel. Free day & evening welcome dinner at any typical Nepalese Restaurant. O/N Kathmandu Hotel in bb plan.

Day 02: After your Break fast drive to Darbang by local tranportations 9-10 hours and overnight in Camp.

Day 03:Trek to Dharapani (1565m) Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far. Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Muri (1850m; 6068ft) The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly. Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Bogara (2050m; 6822ft) From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours. 6 hours. Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Dhoban (2630m; 8680ft) Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step. 6 hours. Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Sallaghari or Choriban Khola (3110m) Crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross it via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola. Camp 6 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Italian Base camp (3660m; 12000ft) Today you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. 4-5 hours. Camp.

Day 09: Rest day. A rest day for acclimatization. Perhaps a day walk to the Japanese camp for acclimitization. Since there is little exp loring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day. Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Glacier camp (4250m) After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. 6 hours. Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4748m; 15420ft) Today you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. 8 hours.

Day 12: Trek over French pass (17,585ft) to Hidden Valley camp (5100m; 16,732ft) Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. After a breathless climb to the top of French pass. 6-8 hours. Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Thapa pass and Camp 5250m half day rest or admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring. Use this day as a spare day if necessary. Camp.

Day 14: Thapa peak (6012m) summit and trek -to - Yak Kharka ; we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka. 7/8 hours. Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka - Marpha More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch. 6 hours. Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (2710m) and 2hour and overnight hotel.

Day 17: Jomsom to pokhara flight and sight seeing tour around the pokhara and Hotel.

Day 18: Drive back to kathmandu and overnight Hotel.

Day 19: After you good break fast drive to internations airport for your final depature.

 

 

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and drivers

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 19 Days
Seasons : September - October, April - May
Type: Hard
Activities : Trekking/ sightseeing
No. of Pax : 2+
Starts From : Darbang
Ends at : Jomsom

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