With the height of 8167m, Dhaulagiri stays as the seventh highest peak in the world. It is situated in the western part of Nepal. Dhaulagiri trekking route is touted to be very challenging to the trekkers as it is newly open. Kaski and Manang are the districts that falls under this region. The walk through the trails of this region is really adventurous, as this region possesses dramatic formation of geography.
This area offers a much greater sense of exploration for those who are keen to see a piece of wild mountain country while crossing over French pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter). Most of the parts are supposed to be an icy track which for sure is a thrilling experience to any trekking enthusiast. This region also provides an opportunity to encounter with the Tibetan Buddhist culture throughout the Himalayas. The deepest gorge in the world, Gandaki gorge is also what this region has to offer.
Dhaulagiri is also an ethnically-diverse region where Gurung, Tamang, Manange, Thakali community resides. This isolated region is a home to barking deer, Himalayan griffons, Snow pigeon, Butterflies, Impeyan, Pheasants, Blue sheep, Snow leopard, Jackals and many more. Many varieties of plants like hemlock, silver fir, orchids, edelweiss, corydalis, campanulas, anemones, forget me not, impatient wild rose larkspurs, geraniums, saxifrages, poppies sedums and many more bloom in different parts of this region. With many attractions, the beauty of Dhaulagiri is appealing.
Though we always Endeavour in making your experience in Nepal the best one, there must be efforts from your side as well to make that possible. Even though we will be informing about all these a multiple times before and during the trek, it might still be better to have a general overview of certain things on your trek to Nepal. Some of the useful suggestions we could give to you for your travel to Nepal with us are:
A) This really should not be necessary to mention here. But, just for the formality, please DON'T mishandle the natural resources in any manner in any time, either on your destination or the way. Those natural resources are what help that particular place to maintain its inherent beauty and to attract generous souls like you in the first place. You wouldn't want to rob the place of its natural beauty now, would you?
B) And, another important aspect we need to consider before taking any actions, especially when we are in some places with indigenous culture and traditions, are the direct and indirect implications of our activities to the culture of that particular place and by and large, the people. We need to carefully analyse and decide whether what we are doing can really be justified if we look at the greater impact of it in the culture of that place. We all, as a tourist to that particular place and the people, have an inherent responsibility to acknowledge and respect the culture and traditions, no matter how odd or eccentric we might perceive it to be.
C) Though there will always be a professional trekking guide mastered in the art of first aid and basic medicines when you travel with us, we still suggest you to take precautionary and pre-emptive measures to maintain proper physical and mental health, which includes but not limited to, activities like maintaining proper sanitation, consulting with the guide about any health problems prior to the start of the trek if there is any, having pure drinking water and taking in the zeal and adventure of the trek to an extent that your body can take in.
D) Another factor to give a serious consideration on is your obedience to what your guide says to you is best for the trek. We all need to follow whatever the guide explains us to, because we are not only unaware about most of the things that the guide is, but also ignorant of the greater impacts of our activities to the community. You are free and actually encouraged to question your guide on the reasoning’s of a particular decision if time and situation permits, but generally it would not be a problem since we all are rational individuals, except for children who ought to be taken care of and supervised.
E) Though we would not necessarily term it as a 'civil responsibility' but it certainly does fall under a 'moral responsibility' to help the local community foster via recommending your friends and acquaintances to travel as well. Because after you acknowledge the natural and cultural beauty of a particular place, you don't only owe it to your friends to let them know but also, to the local community itself to help them survive and grow as a society.
Other than these, it will always be extremely fun and enticing to travel in this holy country and we promise you to make it the best experience that you possibly can ever have.