Do you enjoy remote and demanding Himalayan adventure trekking trips? Dhaulagiri is a perfect Himalayan trekking experience if you are trekking in the area of the world's seventh highest peak. Mount Dhaulagiri, at an elevation of 8,167 meters above sea level, stands tallest among the range's mountain peaks.
You will trek for several days near the Dhaulagiri range, with a spectacular view of the Himalayan massifs of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Technically, trekking in the Dhaulagiri area is a difficult and adventurous journey that will take you through numerous high passes, difficult terrains, and high Himalayan pastures. Given the lack of resources and the rugged terrain, it is one of Nepal's most remote and difficult treks. The trek takes you through Nepal's middle hilly region and up into the high mountains of the western Himalayan range.
You will witness the cultural riches of one of the wonderful ethnic groups, the Magar, in addition to the remote and daunting adventure in the Himalayas.
Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include;We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Take an early morning breakfast and go to the bus station to catch the bus to Beni, a beautiful town about 300 km west of Kathmandu. The drive will take through beautiful scenic places of Nepa. After about 9 hours of drive, you reach the town of Beni. Stay overnight there.
Start the trek to Babiyachaur today after breakfast. The trek goes along the beautiful bank of Myagdi Khola. The trail also passes through different local villages giving you a rich cultural experience; you will walk past the natural hot spring and eventually reach Babiyachaur. Stay overnight there.
The trek today will take you to Dharapani. Start the trek after breakfast and walk the trail along the valley. Reach Dharapani and stay overnight there.
The walk for today will go for about 5 hours in the trail that goes mostly uphill today. Passing through different villages, the trail heads towards Muri, a beautiful ethnic Magar settlement. Stay overnight there.
The walk today will involve a lot of walking on the uphill and downhill trail. About 6 hours of walk today will take you to the village of Boghara. You will experience a beautiful nature while walking towards Boghara passing through different other villages, forested area and beautiful terrains. You will also have beautiful view of Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight at Boghara.
The trek today also passes through local villages, terraced fields, forested area that you will come across while traversing the uphill and downhill trail. About 5 hours that you spend on the trail today will bring you across the wonders the nature has created. Reach Dobang and stay overnight there.
The trek today will bring you face to face with the west face of Mt. Dhaulagiri. You are still following the Myagdi Khola on your trails. Mostly uphill walk today takes you about 5 hours to reach the destination for today, Choriban Khola. Stay overnight there.
The walk today is very interesting as you will be walking on a glacier and the walk will also bring you the spectacular views of Tukche Peak, Dahulagiri and many other mountain peaks in the Himalayas. After about 7 hours of walk, you reach the Italian Base Camp to stay overnight.
Spend an extra day at the Italian Base Camp and take some small walks around to adjust yourself at the high altitude atmosphere. Stay overnight.
A careful walk to the Glacier Camp today will take you to the elevation of 4210 meters above sea level. After about 6 hours of walk takes you to the Glacier camp where you will spend the night today.
The walk to day will go to the Dhaulagiri base camp at the elevation of 4740 meters above sea level. You will witness the incredible views of the Dhaulagiri mountain peaks today. Stay overnight.
Spend a day here at the base camp to acclimatize yourself for an even higher altitude that you are going tomorrow. Overnight at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
After breakfast start the trek to the highest elevation of the entire trek, French Pass at 5360 meters above sea level, through the glacier and moraine. You will have a breathtaking view of the mountain peaks for the French Pass. All those mountain peaks surround the Hidden Valley which is the destination for today. All the impressive mountains in the Dhaulagiri range will leave you awestruck and make your stay at the Hidden Valley a fantastic one.
After an incredible time at the Hidden Valley, walk to Yak Kharka today crossing another beautiful mountain pass, Dhampus pass at the elevation of 5200 meters above sea level. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.
Walk to Jomsom today vial Marpha village alongside the Kali Gandaki river. Jomsom is a beautiful mountain town which is about 5 hours trekking distance from Yak Kharka. Stop at Marpha village to have a look on the beautiful apple orchards and apple brandy which is very famous local product.
Take an early morning flight to Pokhara. A short mountain flight of 20 minutes will land you at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Drive to hotel and check in. Later, go for sightseeing tour of Pokhara. Boating, cave exploring etc.
Spend an extra day at Pokhara for some adventure sports like paragliding, zip lining, ultra-light flight, bungee jumping etc. or simply take a leisurely walk on the lake side; find some massage to relax.
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
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