Dhaulagiri circuit trekking – Dhaulagiri Base camp trekking

Around Dhaulagiri trek                       Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is a challenging treks in Annapurna region. Dhaulagiri circuit trek is known as around Dhaulagiri trekking or Dhaulagiri base camp trekking. Mt. Dhaulagiri Base camp trekking include around the Dhaulagiri massif 8,167m the sixth highest mountain in the world, involves snow and glacier walking. Around Dhaulagiri trekking goes far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists, to remote areas of the country where the landscapes are wild and untamed and where the local inhabitants have seen little change in their way of life for centuries- untouched corners of an increasingly crowded planet. Around Dhaulagiri trek is physically challenging, likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities, such as, climbing/ scrambling across high passes. Trekkers /adventure seekers will be trekking deep into the Dhaulagiri Himal to the Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri north base camp, offering a wonderful view of gigantic north face of Dhaulagiri I. You will cross two high passes, the French pass (5,240m/17,192ft) and Thapa pass (5,155m/16,913ft) providing more spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Throng peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River; the world deepest gorge. We come to and cross the high point of our trek, the traverse of French Pass (5,360 m), the hidden Valley and Dhampus Pass (5182 m), a high level, route which brings us back to the upper Kali Gandaki Valley in Jomsom.

                        Around Dhaulagiri trekking begin in the antique city of Kathmandu; from where you will board a bus to Beni, Apex Nepal Adventure professional trekking guide led walking through cultivated fields connected to some of the mountain villages while enjoying the shops, teahouses, and lifestyle of the Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people. During these days you will walk along cobblestone paths, over suspension bridges and through dense forests, enjoying the vistas of some of the worlds most beautiful mountains. The climb begins to get tougher after Dobang, as you ascend to the Italian Base Camp with impressive views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV& V taking a day to rest, acclimatize, explore and fully absorb the beauty of surrounding peaks. You will then make your way to Dhaulagiri North Base Camp. The trek then continues on to the Iced French and Thapa Passes which have to be scaled before you descend down a winding trail to Yak Kharka. Once again you will find yourself among mountain people and their villages. After long descend you will arrive in Marpha, popular city of Mustang district. You follow the Annapurna classical trek and pass the worlds deepest gorge. The hot springs at Tatopani offer an excellent retreat after a strenuous trek surrounded by the majestic peak of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. From Tatopani you make your way back to Pokhara, visiting, on the way, several monasteries and sites of religious importance then by tourist bus or by flight back to kathmandu.

Trip Fact Box

Trekking duration: 24 days

Starting from: Beni (By bus from Kathmandu)

Ending at: Pokhara (back from Birethanti or Phedi)

Grade: Strenuous plus

Highest access of the trek: 5360 meters on French/Thapa Pass.

Culture: Mixed culture based on Gurung ,Thakali& Magar

Mode of trekking tour: Camping trek only.

Himalayan sights: Mount Dhaulagiri Himalayan range,Annapurna Himalaya range,Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre /Fishtail mountain,Mt.Manaslu, DTilicho peak, Tibetan ranges

Splendid breathtaking place: High mountain pass, great Himalayan view, popular hot Spring along the trekking route in Annapurna region etc

Around Dhaulagiri Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Dhaulagiri circuit trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at kathmandu hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and prepare for Dhaulagiri Trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle to Beni(810m)
Day 04: Beni to Babichor (950m)
Day 05: Babichor to Darbang (1030m)
Day 06: Darbang to Sibang (1720m)
Day 07: Sibang to Muri (1840m)
Day 08: Muri to Boghara (1990m)
Day 09: Boghara to Dobang (2400m)
Day 10: Dobang to Chartare (2820m)
Day 11: Chartare to Pakabon (3585m)
Day 12: Pakabon to camp near glacier (3810m)
Day 13: Dhaulagiri glacier camp to Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m)
Day 14: Acclimatization at Mt. Dhulagiri Base Camp
Day 15: Dhaulagiri base camp to Hidden valley (4900m), French pass (5360m) cross
Day 16 Trek to Yak kharka (3990m), Thapa pass (5230m) cross
Day 17: Trek to Kaligandaki valley - Marpha (2667m)
Day 18: Marpha to Kagbeni (2807m)
Day 19: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3802m)
Day 20: Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 21: Jomsom by flight back to Pokhara (915m)
Day 22: pokhara by bus or flight back to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 23: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel
Day 24: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities than drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.

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