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Round Dhaulagiri Trekking

Round Dhaulagiri Trekking - 21 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Most difficult
Accommodation
Hotel/Guest House/Tented Camp
Max. Elevation
5140 M
Meals
Full Board
Transportation
Tourist Bus & Jeep

Trip Highlights

  • Trek the loop of massive Dhaulagiri 8167m.
  • Discover Magar, Gurung, Thakali culture along the trail
  • Unspoiled and rugged provience exploration
  • Cross legendary French pass 5360m and Thapa pass 5200m
  • Visit world deepest gorge at Kaligandaki valley

Trip Overview of Round Dhaulagiri Trekking

Round Dhaulagiri trek is one of the pristine excursion which offers the true taste of adventure thus this is the journey for the trekker who wants to take their tolerance to next level. We confidently can say this journey can fill your thirst to trek hard core rugged Himalayan terrain. This excursion offers the pure taste of trekking in one of the most virgin route in the Himalayas. Exploring massive Dhaulagiri, observe some ethnic and their custom-culture, visiting Kali Gandaki valley, conquering French pass, trek beautiful Ghorepani, exploring world deepest gorge are the major Highlights of this journey. During this journey we can have a close up view of dozens of mountain. During trekking we camp several night at  Dhaulagiri base camp, Hidden valley and  Yak kharka where  you can feel true taste of adventure.

Mt Dhaulagiri 8167m is 7th tallest mountain in the world which lies between Annapurna in the east while river kali Gandaki splits these mighty massifs carving the deepest gorge in the world. Round Dhaulagiri trek offers you to discover closeup view of several mountain like Dhaulagiri iv 7661m, Dhaulagiri III 7715m, Dhaulagiri II 7751m, Tsaurabong 6395m, Manapathi 6380m, Sita Chuchura 6611m, Mukot Himal 6087m, Nilgiri north 7061, Nilgiri centeral 6940m, Nilgiri south 6839m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna south 7219m, Fishtail 6997m etc. This trek offers the taste of geographical as well as climatic diversity. Place where you start you journey offers sub tropical whereas the climate keep changing as we hike up day by from sub tropical to arctic at Dhaulagiri base camp 4748m, French pass 5360m and hidden valley 5100m. The journey thraverses through beautiful village where you can explore Mager people thier culture, custom, tradition and way of living. It gets solitary and peaceful up in the high province which enhances your desire to explore virgin terrain. Thraversing through the alleyway on the Dhaulagiri glacier is the adventerous part of this excursion whereas we camp overnight at Dhaulagiri base camp 4748m which also located on the glacier. Crossing exigent French pass 5360m is another reward while we can have close up view of Mt Tukuche 6848m. Sleeping overnight at wonderful Hidden valley 5100m is yet another adventure task. After crossing Dhampus pass you will be surprise  by the adrenaline bird eye veiw all the way to horizon . You have Nilgiri and Annapurna  across the valley. while descending down you get boon by the glorious Kaligandaki valley. Village like Marpha ,Tukuche down from Kaligandaki valley are very impressive. Your journey will follow river Kaligandaki all the way down to Tatopani 1190m where you will retreat yourself at  natural hotspring and next consecutive day journey goes ascending all the way to Ghorepani which is famous for flabbergasting panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Next day early morning after exploring Poonhill view point we descend down to Nayapul 1190m passing through village and river where we drive back Pokhara.

Round Dhaulagiri trek is a complete adventure journey the best remedy to quench your thirst for adventure. This excursion offers the diversity of Geography, Demography, Climate and flora-fauna. Don't forget to train yourself before coming to do this trek and we would like to assure you best quality service with Tourist Link Treks which is absolutely gives best value of your money.

 


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Itinerary

Airport representative from Tourist link trek will meet you at airport and escort you to your hotel. Aftter the checkin complete we walk to company where you will meet manager Hom who will brief you about your journey, prepration and necessary gears as well as about your guide. You can make the payment of remaining bill here.

After breakfast you will be driving private vehicle for sight seeing around the city with professional tour guide. You will visit around Bouddhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu daurbur square and Patan daurbar square all are UNESCEO world heritage site.

Early morning you will drive to Bus park for Beni with your guide and porter with some supporting crew. It takes around 9 hrs to reach Beni by Bus which is scenic drive so you can enjoy the spectacular view seen from bus window. Bus will stop on the way for snack, launch and washroom. Overnight at Hotel in Beni.

After having breakfast we take a Jeep to Darbang which takes around 2.5 hours passing through several beautiful village. We start trekking at Darbanng crossing suspension bridge and ascend uphill for 2 hour. we take launch and stop for overnight at Dharapani which is unique village. We go for short walk around the village and talk to local and obserbe livelihood. we drive 2.5 hrs and walk 3 hrs and spend overnight at mountain lodge.

we commence our journey after having breakfast.Trail passes through village and patches of small terrace which makes the landscape look jeweled. We can see seasonal crop cultivating by local farmer. we pass through the ridge so we can see bird eye view towards horizon which makes you feel rejuvenate. We take launch at Muri and stop there for overnnight stay. Muri is the largest village in this region mostly inhibited by Magar people. We go for walk around the village.

We commence our journey after having breakfast. The trail goes all the way downhill to mighty Myagdi khola river and passes upward. We pass through the village called Mahatala by the bank of river. The walk is very scenic with the company of torquise green flussing river, Lush green forest and the towering cliff high above . On the way we can see beauttiful waterfall across Naura cliff enough to renergize. We walk 6 hour in total and overnight at mountain lodge.

The trail goes uphill through the alley way following the river. We walk through the lush green forest containning Fir, pine, Rhodonderon and bamboo. The towering peaks and sparkling rivers rejuvenate you along the way and keeps energizing. It takes nearly 7 hrs and overnight at mountain lodge.

We start after having breakfast early in the morning. The trail goes slightly uphill through lush green forest. we stop for launch at halfway at the place called Bhaise Kharka and after we cross the river with wodden bridge. The scenery keeps changing along the way and trees becomes slightly sparse. We stop at Khola Camp for overnight stay and we walk 6 hrs in total.

we start our journey in the morning. We have easy day today , we only walking 2 hours. The trail goes gradually uphill crossing the river and the terrain mostly is grassland today. we have stunning view of Mt Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II and Tsaurabong. we take rest and walk around. Overnight at Mountain lodge.

we have a rest day but not leisure so we do some activities in order to get acclimatize. we go for a hike to Dhaulagiri base camp 4748m and come back to sleep at same place which enhances the stamina and will adopt you well at altitude. The way to Dhaulagiri base camp is through the glacier which contaains crevease thus it is very wise to do this. The excursion duration will be 5 hrs and overnight at mountain lodge.

Early in the morning we follow the trail to Dhaulagiri Base camp through the alley way which contains moraine and glacier walk. The walk is tough though you have amazing view to calm down. we take pack launch on the way. You have tented camp for sleeping and eating on this day. We walk 4 hrs in total and overnight at tented camp.

we start after having breakfast following the glacier and moraine path towards french pass 5360m. After few hour climb we reach French pass from where we have outstanding panoramic view of Himalaya and Hidden valley in distance. We take the pack launch on this day. We descend down to Hidden valley 5100m for overnight stay. It gets freezing cold during night at hidden valley thus you should put on warm clothes even with your cozy sleepingbag.This day we prepare our food by ourself but dont worry our kitchen crew are well trained to keep your hunger away. we walk 7.5 hrs and overnight stay in the tented camp.

we start after having breakfast following the glacier and moraine path towards french pass 5360m. After few hour climb we reach French pass from where we have outstanding panoramic view of Himalaya and Hidden valley in distance. We take the pack launch on this day. We descend down to Hidden valley 5100m for overnight stay. It gets freezing cold during night at hidden valley thus you should put on warm clothes even with your cozy sleepingbag.This day we prepare our food by ourself but dont worry our kitchen crew are well trained to keep your hunger away. we walk 7.5 hrs and overnight stay in the tented camp.

We start in the morning after rejuvenating power of breakfast and sun. Today we have short and sweet excursion all the way down to Marpha. Marpha is one of the unique setttelment located in kaligandaki valley famous for Apple, Spinach and its uniquely build houses where chopped wood were kept on the rooftop for drying and storage. We can see surreal bird eye panorama view on the way down to Marpha. Marpha has variety of cozy inns where you can find your own. We walk 4 hrs and overnight at mountaain lodge.

We commence our journey after the breakfast. We cross suspension bridge and after we reach Tibetean refujee camp where we can see Tibeteaan poople weaving and preparing handicrafts. The trail goes all the way through the bank of river Kaligandaki where we can find the fossil what Hindu regard as the symbbol of God Vishnu. We have amazing view of gigantic Himalayan mountain and the greenary is praise worthy. We stop for launch at kokhethati at the bottom of Mt Dhaulagiri. It takes 7 hours to reach Kalopani and overnight at mountain lodge.

we start early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes downhill mostly though there will be a bit uphill too. we pass through the deepesst gorge in the world between Mt Annapurna and Mt Dhaulagiri carved by river Kaligandaki. The Ruptse waterfall is another notable sight which is also known as Niagara falls of Nepal. We take launch at Ghasa at Thakali place which is very famous. We stop overnight at Tatopani. After reaching at Tatopani we go for a hot bath to the nearby natural hot spring pool which helps you to get rid of sore muscle due to trekking. we walk 7 hours in total and overnight at mountain lodge.

The trail goes uphill after crossing suspension bridge on river Kaligandaki. The trail passes through villages and terraces where we can see local people working and doing household. It takes 4 hour to reach Sikha. Sikha village is dominated by Magar people which is very enriched with thier authentic culture, custom and tradition. Overnight at mountain lodge.

The trail goes all the way uphill to Ghorepani 2810m following the trail through lush green forest. You can see beautiful panoramic view of Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Ghorepani is a small village full of lodges which looks like alpine resort town. We go to Poonhill 3210m for sunset from where we can see dozens of mountain including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Churen and Gurja. we walk 6 hours in total and overnignt at mountain lodge.

We start trekking early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes all the way downhill to Tikhedhunga passing through lush green forest and some beautiful villages. After Tikhedhunga we follow river Burungdi all the way to Birethanti. We walk 7 hour in total and overningt stay at Pokhara.


What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by Tourist Bus and from Pokhara to Beni and Hile to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS) Please bring 4 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


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