Dhaulagiri Round Trekking– 19 Days incorporates the alpine periphery of Dhaulagiri Mountain in Annapurna Region, which is known for it's off-the- beaten trail in the wilderness reputed for its peace and tranquility in the far-flung zone away from all the hustle and bustle of the town. The price for Dhaulagiri Round Trek differs agency to agency. Most of the local and international agencies have price falling between USD $2050 and USD $2600 whereas Himalayan Wild Treks, one of the most reliant trekking agencies, which is reputed for its quality service at reasonable price has limited it to USD2000 for the same. In addition, Himalayan Wild Treks offers the most reasonable Dhaulagiri Round Trek Price, timely updated Dhaulagiri Trekking Map, and clients - oriented flexible Dhaulagiri Round Trek itinerary.
Dhaulagiri (8167m) located in Annapurna region, first climbed in 1950 by a French Expedition Team, is the 7th highest peak in the world, known as eight thousand with its parent peak K2 (8611m). This mountain receives its name from Sanskrit, meaning shiny White Mountain. Renowned as a strenuous trekking, Dhaulagiri Round Trekking requires the trekkers to have physical fitness with a basic hiking skills in the beltline of the massif mountain ranges. Because the trail has rarely been trodden, it offers the most unadulterated aspects of what Nepal can offer. Venturing into the world of yak pastures, forested hills, snow-capped mountains forging through the rustic settlements resided by Magar, Gurung and Sherpas, who gives indelible reasons to attach emotionally offering you their fraternal hospitality. Trekkers happen to spot musk deer, red panda, Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, wild hare, squirrels, pika and ghoral in the forested zones studded with fir, cone, pine, daphne, Artemisia, cordyseps, Paris Polyphilla and several other endangered species of flora and fauna. Terraced hillsides, rugged topography, and lush forests combine here to form a natural mosaic for the cameras and eyes. The major attractions are Dhaulagiri range, Thorong-La Peak, Annapurna Massif and Kali Gandaki Gorge while pacing towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Technically stating, Dhaulagiri Round Trek starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathandu (1400m) before driving to Darbang (870m) in Myagdi en route to Dharapani (1565m) the trail leads us through Muri (1850m), Bogara (2050m), Dobhan (2630m), Choriban Khola (3110m), Itaian Base Camp (3660m), where a day’s acclimatization is taken. Then the trail continues towards Glacier Camp(4250m), Dhaulagiri Base Camp(4748m), French Pass (1758m), Thapa Pass(5250m), from where we ascend Thapa Peak (6012m), and venture into Yak Kharka (5940m) en route to Jomsom(2710m) ,from where a flight to Pokhara brings the trekking to an end.
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Itinerary for Upper Mustang Trekking
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) Camp 6 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Italian Base camp (3660m; 12000ft) . 4-5 hours. Camp.
Day 09: Rest day. A rest day for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek to Glacier camp (4250m).6 hours. Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4748m; 15420ft). 8 hours.
Day 12: Trek over French pass (17,585ft) to Hidden Valley camp (5100m; 16,732ft). 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, 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.
Highlights of Dhaulagiri Trekking
The trekking commences with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and a scenic drive to Pokhara , a city of pristine lakes including Phewa Lake. The off the beaten trail offers stunning view of Dhaulagiri Range while passing through glaciers and snow capped mountain ranges. The ethnic diversity that comprises of Gurung, Kshetri and Magar is rich in unique culture and tradition. The trail unveils the dramatic landscape and adventure that exists in the West Dhaulagiri , which is also a diverse flora and fauna galore in one of the remotest trekking destinations in Nepal. Moreover, the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki Gorge is profoundly phenomenal.
#Dhaulagiri Round Trekking Difficulty
Dhaulagiri Round Trekking is known as one of the most adventurous trekking destinations in Nepal. We need proper acclimatization for Dhaulagiri Base Camp trekking without which the trekking might turn out to be excessively strenous. Also if you are overweight or obese, you will need to undergo extra physical strain that comes along with mental stress. Dhaulagiri being located at the most off the beaten trail, you will have to hike through countless ups and downs in the trans-Himalayan topography. Walking at the elevation over three thousands six to seven hours on a daily basis will ovbiously prove to be physically and mentally strenuous.
#Dhaulagiri Round Trekking Best Seasons
The mountains in Nepal have so much in common in regards to seasons. The best season as favoured and chosen by the travelers the world around is Spring, the month of flowering and and blossoms. The second best season chosen by travelers is Autumn. In fact, these two seasons are most favored for almost all the trekking destinations in Nepal. On the contrary, Summer and Winter are less favored as compared to Spring and Autumn. In Winter, the morning and evening temperature might fall below zero with unbearable nights. In Summer, it might rain often with clouds that block the mountain views.
#Dhaulagiri Round Trekking Physical Fitness
Dhaulagiri Trekking is classified as one of the most off the beaten trekking trail, which is why it is remarkably adventurous as well as challenging. You don't have to be super fit with muscles and abs for the trekking but maintaining basic level of fitness will be helpful for you to cherish the true essense of the trekking. If you are overweight or physically obese, you will feel the strain even more, which is why it is indispensable for you to maintian a good physical shape. Moreover, you will be prone to altitude sickness if you are physically obese. It is important that you remain in a good physical shape. Do physical activities like cycling, walking and swimming before you visit the region.
#Dhaulagiri Round Trekking Best Weather
The weather in Dhaulagiri region is less or more similar to that of any other mountainous regions in Nepal. Depending on different seasons, the weather can have a wide range of variations. The extreme weathers are always avoided as insalubrious. Both the rainfall of the summer and snowfall of the winter become hostile, thereby causing problems. The paths become muddy in summer and slushy in winter. We have spring and autumn with the best offerable weather. March, April and May in Spring and September, October and November in Autum are found to be the best offerable weathers for Dhaulagiri Round Trekking.
#Dhaulagiri Round Trekking: How to reach
Technically stating, Dhaulagiri Round Trek starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathandu valley before having a scenic drive to Darbang in Myagdi en route to Dharapani.The trail then leads us through beautiful settlements like Muri, Bogara, Dobha, Choriban Khola, and Itaian Base Camp, where a day’s acclimatization is taken to physically adpat to the newer climatic zone. Then onwards the trail continues towards Glacier Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, French Pass, Thapa Pass, from where we ascend Thapa Peak, and venture into Yak Kharka en route to Jomsom. At Jomsom we take a flight to Pokhara brings the trekking to an end.
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 Trekking Camping gears during the trekking
✅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
❌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
- Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
- Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
- Waterproof jacket
- Sunhat Warm hat
- 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)*
- 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.