Dhaulagiri Trekking

dhaulagiri-trekkingDhaulagiri trekking is a huge destination for adventure seekers, grading on adventurous to challenging. Dhaulagiri was first climbed in 1960 by Max Eiselin Lucerne and his team It is located in the western part of Nepal. This mountain is one of the highest mountains in the world, at a height of 8167m Dhaulagiri trek starts from Beni and after crossing the pass it ends in the Kali Gandaki valley. This is one of the difficult treks listed in Nepal. The route follows the Myagdi Khola west-wards to Darbang and it then turns north through lowland forests into the high country. High above much of the route is on snow and glaciers, as it crosses the French Pass (5360m). Then we go round from the head of Hidden Valley and cross the Dhampus Pass (5240m). On this trek you will have a great chance to encounter high passes with great views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
Trek Facts
Trek: Dhaulagiri Circuit
Trek starts: Beni
Trek duration: 23 days
Grade: Moderate & challenging
Maximum altitude: 5240m
Walking: 6-7 hrs a day
Minimum group size: 2 pax
Trek ends: Tatopani / Beni

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will welcome and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle with an expert tour guide.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Boudhanath Stupa (Large white Buddhist Stupa)
  • Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple)
  • Patan Durbar Square (Ancient city)
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square (55-window palace)

 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus (6-7 hrs) (202kms) by flight (45 mins) stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara near the lake side.

Day 4:
 Pokhara to Beni (1000m) by bus (5 hrs) spend overnight at lodge or in camp.

Day 5:
 Trek to Babichaur (1050m) walking (5 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 6:
 Trek to Dharapani Phedi (1250m) walking (4 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 7:
 Trek to Sibang (1850m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 8:
 Trek to Dobang (1800m) walking (5 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 9:
 Trek to Bagar (2100m) walking (5 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 10:
 Trek to Dovan (2500m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 10:
 Trek to Sallaghari (3100m) walking (5 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 11:
 Trek to Italian Base Camp (4000m) walking (4 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 12:
 Acclimatization day in Italian Base Camp.

Day 13:
 Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4900m) walking (5 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 14:
 Trek to French Pass (5360m) then French Phedi (4900m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 15:
 Trek over the Dhampus Pass (5240m) then down to Kalopani (5000m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at camp.

Day 16:
 Trek to Marpha (2667m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at camp or in lodge.

Day 17:
 Trek to Kalopani / Lete (2438m) walking (6½ hrs) stay overnight at camp or in lodge.

Day 18:
 Trek to Tatopani (Natural Hot Spring) (1189m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at camp or in lodge.

Day 19:
 Tatopani to Beni and Pokhara by bus (7 hrs) stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 20: 
Souvenir and sightseeing in Pokhara.

Day 21: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (6-7 hrs) (202kms) or by flight 45 mins and stay overnight at your selected hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Souvenir and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 23: A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.

Price Includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • A full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Four nights in your selected Kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • Camping with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks of tea or coffee.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation, camping and kitchen equipments.
  • Mattress, toilet tent, shower tent, dining tent, dining tables, chairs etc.
  • All entrance fees and local & Government taxes.
  • All necessary transportations.
  • First Aid Kit bag.
  • One English speaking government trained license holder and well informed trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide, cook, assistant cook and porters.
  • One porter for two people to carry luggage.
  • Accidental and medical insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • All expenses for guide and porters – meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation (bus/flights) etc.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets / trekking boots. If you do not have some items we can arrange for most items to hire at US $1.00 per day.
  • Return transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Beni to Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight.
  • Two nights in a Pokhara hotel with breakfast after trek.

Price Excludes:

  • Nepalese entry visa fee. (See the ‘Visa Information’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
  • Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits etc).
  • Hot water, hot shower, heater charge, battery charge, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Donation, tips and personal expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots camera, toilet rolls etc).
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides, etc, the extra charge will be borne by themselves.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

 

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