Dhaulagiri Region

Nepal Beginner Travel & Treks Expedition P. Ltd.

Samakushi, Kathmandu, Nepal                                                                                                                 

 

Dhaulagiri Region

Dhaulagiri (8167meters), the biosphere's seventh uppermost crowning, increases majestically in isolation above the deep cliff of the Kali Gandaki valley unfolds breathtaking around Dhaulagiri trek at its best. Hiking from one place to another  in Dhaulagiri is one of the thought-provoking voyage hikes in Nepal. This corpulent Dhaulagiri trekking trails glaciers as well as marks in elevation snowcapped badges, a trial well-matched only to fit folks wanting to go on distant challenging trekking in Nepal. Walk through the pristine valley of Myagdi, lush terraced hillsides, customary communities, rocky topography of sierra Dhaulagiri, threatening but theoretically forthright French in addition to Thapa passes are simply sensational for the everlasting memories being in Nepal for strenuous camping trekking to Dhaulagiri. Trekking in this region means an exploration of the wild. Recently reopened this thrilling region shows its long kept secrets, like the Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge in the world!! Dhaulagiri means "white mountain" though many mountains over the world have names which translate to White Mountain; this is without hesitation the most predictable one.

Trekking in Dhaulagiri delivers gigantic foothills series of Dhaulagiri containing of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is wonderful. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast. Trekking around the giant Himalayan Peak Dhaulagiri (8th highest Himalayan Peaks of the world) is one of the most challenging treks. The trek goes through big challenging mountain passes, crossing over French pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter); It is a challenging walk on an icy track. The massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast. 

 

Itinerary

Day to day itinerary.

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1300m)

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.

Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing.

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. At afternoon, preparation for the trekking. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03 : Kathmandu - Pokhara

Kathmandu to Pokhara(915m.)or drive by tourist mini bus and continue drive to Baglung. Overnight at lodge

Day 04 : Pokhara to Maldhunga (1300m.)

Trek from Pokhara to Maldhunga (1300m.) which takes about 5 hours. Start Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight at lodge

Day 05 : Maldhunga to Darbang Trek

From Maldhunga to Darbang and it takes about 5 and half hours. This day you trek gently ascend for early one hour passing through jungles with varieties of oaks, rhododendron and so on. You can hear the chirping of the local birds Then your trails follow quite flat land passing through stream at one place. The way you trek is muddy road crossing villages at some of the places. Darbang is a small village mainly inhabited by Magar and Limbus. There is a beautiful camping site. You can find small local shops with minimal supply. Overnight at lodge

Day 06 : Darbang to Takum

Trek from Darbang to Takum which takes about 5 hours. This day also you trek ascend through narrow path for early one hour. Now you goes along the flat land passing through jungle with varieties of rhododendrons, oaks and Christmas trees at some distance. After you cross a small stream, your trails suddenly begin to follow ascend path until you reach Takum. There is a government school before you enter Takum, a small village. Here you camp behind the school located in central Takum. You find a Hindu temple where the villagers go to submit their offerings. Overnight at lodge

Day 07 : Takum to Muri Trek

From Takum to Muri and it takes about 6 hours. You start trekking to descend trails for early one hour passing through jungle. Then you follow steeply ascent path and before you approach Muri you pass along the flat land until you reach Muri. This is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and Rai, one of the ethnic community of Nepal. There are situated beautiful hotel offering attractive services to tourists guests who visit this particular area. You are here quite captivated by a Buddhist monastery. Overnight at lodge

Day 08 : Muri to Bagar

Trek from Muri to Bagar which takes about 4 hours. Descend a gentle slope, and cross a rocky stream. descend a path amid terraced fields to Dhora khola. Cross the river and climb to the right up the mountainside to Ghorban dhara. The view from this pass is fine, for the first time you can see Ghustung south (6465m). Follow the right bank path past Naura where you begin to ascend the mountainside. After climbing for a short while, take a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hill. The Myagdi khola assumes a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbs the steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well-constructed with a great number of zigzag stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and you enter a traverse to the right-here you must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi khola. Soon you descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where bagara (2080) is visible. Descend through terraced fields to this mountain village where you camp in people's yards or the terraced fields. Overnight at lodge

Day 09 : Bagar to Dovan

Trek from Bagar to Dovan and it takes about 5 hours. Here you leave the villages behind and the trial becomes increasingly challenging. The whole trails is quite steeply ascent through thick jungles providing you the opportunity to observe the flora and fauna of the area. If you are lucky, you can encounter different species of monkeys. Overnight at lodge

Day 10 : Dovan to Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Trek from Dovan to Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) which takes about 6 hours. Passing through the beautiful forest you rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. Overnight at lodge

Day 11 : Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp). Overnight at lodge

Day 12 : Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp

Trek from Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp and it takes about 4 hours. After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, you climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. we may also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough day. you camp on the glacier rubble. Overnight at lodge

Day 13 : Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp which takes about 5 hours. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight at lodge

Day 14 : Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col - Hidden Valley

Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col - Hidden Valley and it takes about 4 hours. Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Once over the steep moraine walls we reach gentler, less strenuous country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5300m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least -20ºC at night). Overnight at lodge

Day 15 : Rest Day

Hidden Valley camp 5000 m. A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and does some local exploring. Overnight at lodge

Day 16 : Hidden Valley (5200 m) to Yak Kharka

Trek from Hidden Valley (5200 m) to Yak Kharka and it takes about 7 hours. You traverse avalanche-prone slopes and then take on the steep descent to Yak Kharka. This day you trek through bare land for some distance. Overnight at lodge

Day 17 : Yak Kharka to Marpha

Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha which takes about 5 hours. More steep descent leads to Marpha. The way is not much covered with trees. En route you can see some yak herds and sheep herds as well. Marpha is a small town mainly inhabited by the mixed community of Buddhist and Hindus as well. You can a visit a monastery. In and around the monastery, you can see the many walls and prayer flags hanging. Overnight at lodge

Day 18 : Marpha to Ghasa

Trek from Marpha to Ghasa and it takes about 6 hours. Your trail descends steeply through forests to Ghasa, the last Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The beginning part of the trail is stretched at almost flat level up to Kalopani and then your trail begins descending steeply to Ghasa. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches are seen. The surrounding area of Ghasa is famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. Here you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m.), Nilgiri Central (6940m.), Nilgiri South (6839m.),Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.). Overnight at lodge

Day 19 : Ghasa to Tatopani

Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani which takes approximately 5 hours. Overnight at lodg

Day 20 : Ghorepani to Tadapani

Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani Wake up early morning and climb up to Poon hill from where you can see Dhaulagiri range to Mustang range. During the Sun rise panoramic views with colorful mountains. Again walk down to hotel and after breakfast walk up hill towards Tadapani. Climb with Mountain views again through Rhododendron forest. After the top path goes along the ridge and Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life. A short early-morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna, and to Tadapani for beautiful sunset views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Overnight at lodge

Day 21 : Tadapani to Ghandrung

Trek from Tadapani to Ghandrung This is short trek. Trial descends steeply through dense damp forest, where you may see monkeys, and continues down over a series of rock-cut steps that follow a leaping stream. Arrive in Ghandrung and explore the maze like streets of this thriving Gurung Settlement. Overnight at lodge

Day 22 : Ghandrung – Birethanti - Pokhara

Trek from Ghandrung – Birethanti - Pokhara Walk down after village via Kimche to Shauli Bazaar. Geantal walk rest of the day via Birethati to New bridge and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 23 : Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Overnight at hotel

Day 24 : Final Departure.

All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom


Cost Details

Services include

*Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
*Standard twin sharing accommodation in Katmandu hotel breakfast included. As per itinerary
*Guided city tour in Katmandu by private car / van / bus.
*All Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, lunches, Dinners tea coffee
*Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek,
*English speaking Guide& Sherpa
*Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
*Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
*Annapurna National Park permits.
*land transportation+ Airfare Jomsom-Pokhara-KTM
*All our government taxes.
*Official expense like telephone internet fax etc,
*Hotel in Pokhara as per itinerary breakfast included


Service Does not Includes


*Lunch and dinner whilst in Katmandu.
*Personal travel insurance (compulsory).
*International airfare and airport departure tax.
*Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Katmandu for 60 days from date of    issue. You will require 2 passport size photos.
*Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
*Personal trekking Equipment.
*Tips for trekking staff and driver

Trip facts

    Group Size: Min-2, Max 20

    Highest Altitude: Dhaulagiri Base camp trek

    Grade: Challenging

    Transportation: flight, tourist vechicle 

    Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking, Walking, Culture

    Trekking Hour: Approximately 5-6 hours each day

    Total Days: 24 Days

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