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Round Dhaulagiri Trekking


Trip Information

Round Dhaulagiri Trekking is a tough trek around 3 weeks. Starting from Pokhara - a verdant valley amidst cultivated fields, and passes through the rhododendron and alpine forests and meadows with high passes, hot spring, waterfall, and plenty of stunning scenery. This trek avoids the main trail and therefore is quite strenuous and demanding. The massive peak of Round Dhaulagiri Trek(8167m) is very attractive. It is one of the eight highest peaks in the world. 

Between the procession of high peaks. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) is the seventh highest peak in the world. It's a long difficult trek around Dhaulagiri Treks following Marsyangdi Khola westwards to Darbang then turning north on a tiny trail leading through forests into the high country. Much of the route covers snow and glacier as it crosses French Col. (5,240m) and Dhampus pass (5,155m). Starting from Beni to the Kali Gandaki valley, the trek crosses high passes and rivers of Kali Gandaki and Bheri stands Dhaulagiri Himal, a massive ridge with a continues to Marpha and by passing the best panorama view of Annapurna and other many more mountains to Birethanti.

This mountain range has 14 peaks rising over 7000m in height, including Mount Dhaulagiri, the sixth highest mountain in the world, at 8167m. It is, undoubtedly, a memorable place for adventure seekers all over the world. The incredible views of Ice Falls and Glaciers make this trip worthy enough for those who have only dreamt of such an adventure. There are a few routes to choose from, each offering spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan landscape. Experienced trekkers with basic mountaineering skills will enjoy this region.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Upon your arrival in KATHMANDU(1000m/3280ft) Adventure Pilgrims Trekking will officially greet and meet you at Airport and transfer to you Hotel. Free day and evening welcome dinner at any typical Nepalese Restaurant.

Day 02 : Half day guided city tours (tour includes Katmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple and Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in Ancient Katmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of next day trek. 

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Beni by Private Transport it takes around 8/9 Hours on smooth Drive. O/N At Beni

Day 04 : Beni-Babichaur (1000m) After leaving the Kali Gandaki River you enter in the Myagdi Khola valley. 

Day 05 : Babichaur-Dharapani (1565m) Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far. 

Day 06 : Dharapani-Muri (1850m) The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly. 

Day 07: Muri-Boghara (2050m) 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. 

Day 08 : Boghara-Dhoban (2630m) Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step. 

Day 09 : Dhoban-Italien Base camp (3500m) 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. 

Day 10 : Rest day. A rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day. 

Day 11 : Italian Base camp- 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. 

Day 12 : Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m) 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.

Day 13 : Rest day. Acclimatization day. In the next day you will be constantly at an altitude of 5000 - 60000 m, so this day is essential. 

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

Day 15 : Hidden Valley Camp 5000m A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring. 

Day 16 : Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka. 

Day 17 : Yak Kharka to Marpha More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch.

Day 18 : MARPHA - Lete (2438m) We start trek from a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields, and continue down the Kaligandaki reaching the former Thakali trading centre of Tukche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow.

Day 19 : Lete - TATOPANI (1190m) A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge. 

Day 20 : Rest day in Tatopani , enjoy with hot spring. 

Day 21 : TATOPANI - GHOREPANI (2819m) Steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave behind the terraced fields and walk through thick rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani, meaning (horse water). We camp at the pass for the best views of the sunset. 

Day 22 : GHOREPANI - TADAPANI Being of the early morning 5:30 AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195m) around 1 hr. to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of white mountain peaks. 

Day 23 : TADAPANI - LANDRUNG Served the breakfast in the morning and start your journey, 8:00 AM to Landrung, it takes approx.: 6 hours. From Tadapani, the trails descends through the forests then terraced fields, to the Khummu Khola. 

Day 24 : LANDRUNG - DHAMPUS From Landrung, It's an easy walk past fields, a school and some unusual oval shaped houses and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1710 metres, with several lodges along the trails. 

Day 25 : DHAMPUS - POKHARA From Dhampus, all the way downhill through the village to Phedi. Starting at an elevation of 1580 metres, in a village and then forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park. 

Day 26 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by Private Transport it takes around 5/6 Hours O/N Kathmandu.

What's Included

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pick-up and drop

Not Included in the Cost

  • Travel/trekking insurance
Trip Price

US $ 3,390 per person

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Trip Fact

  •    Duration: 26 Day(s)
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Group size: Min 1


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