Dhaulagiri Trekking

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duration 17 days
maximum altitude 5300m
trip difficulty moderate
total cost $3590
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itinerary

  • Our representative will pick you up from the airport after your landing and escort you to the Hotel.
  • You can complete the checking-in procedure and enjoy a night’s rest.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Include
For Accommodation
  • Hotels / Lodges
Maximum Altitude shown
  • 1400m

  • After breakfast, catch a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • From Pokhara, take a private vehicle and drive to Darbang from where our trek officially commences.
  • Overnight in Darbang.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 1110m

  • Head towards Sibang ascending to the ridge-top village of Dharapani from where we can get a beautiful view of the Dhaulagiri massif, Gurja Himal (7193m), and Putha Hiunchuli (7246m).
  • Walk along the trail of the ridge above the river to reach Sibang.
  • Overnight in Sibang.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 1780m

  • After leaving Sibang, descend to Gatti Khola and climb to the small settlement of Muri where the Myagdi and Dhara rivers meet.
  • Trek further and cross the Dudh Koshi River and descend through the terraced fields to reach Naura Village.
  • Overnight in Naura village.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 1570m

  • Trek through the bank of the Myagdi River through a grassy field and descend to reach Bagar.
  • From Bagar, the trail becomes a mix of ups and downs. Descend through a forest to reach Jyardan and ascent uphill until Lipshe.
  • Ascent through a serene forest to reach Dobhan.
  • Overnight in Dobhan.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 2520m

  • Pass through the forested trail filled with Oaks, Bamboo, and Pines trees. As we move past the forest, mountains start surrounding us in every direction.
  • We can get the best view of Tukuche Peak (6920m), Dhaulagiri Range, and other mountains from Italian Base Camp.
  • Overnight in Italian Base Camp.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 3660m

  • Today, we will take the day off to acclimatize our body to the high elevation.
  • Hike around the base camp to enjoy the pristine mountains surrounding us.
  • Overnight in Italian Base Camp.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 3660m

  • After leaving the Italian Base Camp, trek through the rocky area on a steep slope before crossing the glacial moraines.
  • Japanese Base Camp is a name given to a wide patch of grassy meadow in a shallow valley.
  • The west face of Mt. Dhaulagiri on one side and Tsaurabong Peak (6395m) on the other will be visible from the Japanese Base Camp.
  • Overnight in Japanese Base Camp.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 3890m

  • Today’s day will be very challenging, so we need to be prepared beforehand.
  • Begin our trek by slowly walking on glaciers, sometimes on the lateral moraine and undulating surface of the glacier itself.
  • After the slow and careful trek, make our way to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp where we can see the stunning view of all the peaks of the Dhaulagiri range along with an amazing icefall descending from the Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak ridgeline.
  • Overnight in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 4748m

  • The strenuous trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp will take a lot of strain on our body and the constant increase in altitude doesn’t help with the cause as well. So, we will take another rest day in Dhaulagiri Base Camp to prepare our body for the coming days.
  • We can spend the day exploring the areas nearby the base camp. There's also an option of hiking up a little for a better view of the mountains.
  • Overnight in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 4748m

  • Continue the trek through the north side of Chhondarban Glacier and gradually ascend the steep hillside above the glacier.
  • Trek across the moraine to reach the French Pass which gives an excellent 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains.
  • Descend slowly on the snow slopes to reach the Hidden Valley.
  • Overnight in Hidden Valley.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 5140m

  • The climate at this altitude can be unpredictable and we also need plenty of rest to complete the remaining trek. So, we take a day’s rest to ready our body.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 5140m

  • Head towards Yak Kharka crossing over the famous Dhampus Pass on our way.
  • Throughout the day’s hike, the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna will keep our company in the background.
  • Descend in a steep snow-slope to reach Yak Kharka.
  • Overnight in Yak Kharka.
For Meals
  • Included  BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 4200m

  • Descend steeply from Yak Kharka to reach the “Apple Capital of Nepal”, Marpha.
  • Passing through the whitewashed houses, paved streets, and following the flow of the Kali Gandaki River, we move towards the windy town of Jomsom.
  • Overnight in Jomsom.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
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  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 2720m

  • Catch an early flight from Jomsom to the beautiful town of Pokhara.
  • Transfer to a hotel and we can roam around the impressive landmark of Pokhara.
  • Overnight in Pokhara.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 2720m

  • We can either take a 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu or drive on the scenic route to Kathmandu which usually takes around 5-6 hours.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 820m

  • Our representative will pick you up from your hotel (approximately three hours prior to your scheduled flight) for you departure.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Include
For Accommodation
  • Hotels / Lodges
Altitude
  • 1350m

excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare 
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Emergency Evacuation 
  • Early arrival/ late departure
  • Horse renting
  • Additional porters 
  • Tips for staff; guide & porter

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