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Dhaulagiri Trek

The Dhaulagiri trek will take you to Dhaulagiri Base Camp and Hidden Valley. During the trek cross French Pass and Damphus Pass, both Himalayan passes higher than 5000m. The Dhaulagiri trek or Dhaulagiri Circuit trek offers breathtaking views on the mountains of the Dhaulagiri range and many other mountains. Besides this you will enjoy spectacular camping spots, snowcovered slopes, views on glaciers and icefalls. The Dhaulagiri trek is recommend to experienced trekkers only.
 

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Starts At:

kathmandu

Ends At:

kathmadnu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara by tourist bus
Day 03: Pokhara - Beni(850m) - Babi Chaur (950m)
Day 04: Babi Chaur - Dharapani (1400m)
Day 05 Dharapani - Muri (1800m)
Day 06: Muri - Boghara (2080m)
Day 07: Boghara - Dobang (2520m)
Day 08: Dobang - Pakobon(3110m)
Day 09: Pakobon - Italian Base Camp(3660m)
Day 10: Italian Base Camp, restday
Day 11: Italian Base Camp - Glacier Camp (4210m)
Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m)
Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Pass (5360m) - Hidden Valley (5000m)
Day 14: Hidden Valley - Damphus Pass (5250m) - Yak Kharka (3680m)
Day 15: Yak Kharkha - Marpha (2710)
Day 16: Marpha - Jomsom - Pokhara
Day 17: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara by tourist bus
Day 03: Pokhara - Beni(850m) - Babi Chaur (950m)
Day 04: Babi Chaur - Dharapani (1400m)
Day 05 Dharapani - Muri (1800m)
Day 06: Muri - Boghara (2080m)
Day 07: Boghara - Dobang (2520m)
Day 08: Dobang - Pakobon(3110m)
Day 09: Pakobon - Italian Base Camp(3660m)
Day 10: Italian Base Camp, restday
Day 11: Italian Base Camp - Glacier Camp (4210m)
Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m)
Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Pass (5360m) - Hidden Valley (5000m)
Day 14: Hidden Valley - Damphus Pass (5250m) - Yak Kharka (3680m)
Day 15: Yak Kharkha - Marpha (2710)
Day 16: Marpha - Jomsom - Pokhara
Day 17: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Pokhara
  • Transfer Kathmandu - Pokhara - Beni by (tourist)bus
  • Transfer Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Flight Jomsom - Pokhara
  • Local airport tax
  • Accommodation during trekking in tents
  • 3 Meals a day during trek
  • Drinks during trek (thee, coffee, water, hot chocolate)
  • Tents; member tent / dining-kitchen tent / toilet tent
  • Camping fee
  • Kitchen utensils
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Ministry of Tourism)
  • Cook / kitchen staff
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Dhaulagiri region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Cost Exclude

  • Extra costs in case of delay in flights from and to Jomsom
  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals and drinks when not on trek
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  • Emergency evacuation when needed

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.