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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/Mountain Lodge/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 excursions 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 hardcore rugged Himalayan terrain. This excursion offers the pure taste of trekking on one of the most virgin routes in the Himalayas. Exploring massive Dhaulagiri, observing some ethnic and their custom-culture, visiting Kali Gandaki valley, conquering the French pass, trekking beautiful Ghorepani, and exploring the world's deepest gorge are the major highlights of this journey. During this journey, we can have a close-up view of dozens of mountains. During trekking, we camp several nights at  Dhaulagiri base camp, Hidden Valley, and  Yak kharka where you can feel the true taste of adventure.

Mt Dhaulagiri 8167m is the 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 views of several mountains like Dhaulagiri iv 7661m, Dhaulagiri III 7715m, Dhaulagiri II 7751m, Tsaurabong 6395m, Manapathi 6380m, Sita Chuchura 6611m, Mukot Himal 6087m, Nilgiri north 7061, Nilgiri central 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. The place where you start your journey offers sub-tropical whereas the climate keeps changing as we hike up day by from subtropical to arctic at Dhaulagiri base camp 4748m, French pass 5360m and hidden valley 5100m. The journey traverses through the beautiful village where you can explore the Mager people their 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. Traversing through the alleyway on the Dhaulagiri glacier is the adventurous part of this excursion whereas we camp overnight at Dhaulagiri base camp 4748m which is also located on the glacier. Crossing exigent French pass 5360m is another reward while we can have a 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 surprised by the adrenaline bird eye view all the way to the horizon. You have Nilgiri and Annapurna across the valley. while descending down you get boon by the glorious Kaligandaki valley. A village-like Marpha, Tukuche down from Kaligandaki valley is very impressive. Your journey will follow the river Kaligandaki all the way down to Tatopani 1190m where you will retreat yourself a natural hot spring and next consecutive day journey goes ascending all the way to Ghorepani which is famous for a flabbergasting panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The next day early morning after exploring Poonhill viewpoint we descend down to Nayapul 1190m passing through the village and river where we drive back to Pokhara.

Round Dhaulagiri trek is a complete adventure journey the best remedy to quench your thirst for adventure. This excursion offers a 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 of the best quality service with Tourist Link Treks which is absolutely giving the best value for your money.

 


Map

Itinerary

Airport representative from Tourist link trek will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. After the check-in is complete, we walk to the company where you will meet manager Hom who will brief you about your journey, preparation, and necessary gear as well as about your guide. You can make the payment of the remaining bill here.

After breakfast, you will be driving the private vehicle for sightseeing around the city with a professional tour guide. You will visit Bouddhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square all are UNESCO world heritage sites.

Early morning you will drive to the 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 a scenic drive so you can enjoy the spectacular view seen from the bus window. The bus will stop on the way to 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 villages. We start trekking at Darbanng crossing suspension bridge and ascend uphill for 2 hours. we take to launch and stop overnight at Dharapani which is a unique village. We go for a short walk around the village and talk to locals and observed their livelihood. we drive 2.5 hrs and walk 3 hrs and spend overnight at the mountain lodge.

we commence our journey after having breakfast. The trail passes through the village and patches of small terraces which makes the landscape look jeweled. We can see seasonal crops cultivated by a local farmer. we pass through the ridge so we can see birds' eye view towards the horizon which makes you feel rejuvenated. We take launch at Muri and stop there for an overnight stay. Muri is the largest village in this region mostly inhabited 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 the mighty Myagdi Khola river and passes upward. We pass through the village called Mahatala by the bank of the river. The walk is very scenic with the company of turquoise green flushing river, Lush green forest, and the towering cliff high above. On the way, we can see a beautiful waterfall across the Naura cliff enough to energize. We walk 6 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

The trail goes uphill through the alleyway following the river. We walk through the lush green forest containing Fir, Pine, Rhododendron, and bamboo. The towering peaks and sparkling rivers rejuvenate you along the way and keep energizing. It takes nearly 7 hrs and overnight at the mountain lodge.

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

We start our journey in the morning. We have an easy day today, we only walked for 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 a 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 acclimatized. we go for a hike to Dhaulagiri base camp 4748m and come back to sleep at the same place which enhances the stamina and will adapt you well at altitude. The way to Dhaulagiri base camp is through the glacier which contains crevasses thus it is very wise to do this. The excursion duration will be 5 hrs and overnight at the mountain lodge.

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

We start after having breakfast following the glacier and moraine path towards french pass 5360m. After a few hours climb, we reach French pass from where we have an outstanding panoramic view of the Himalayas and Hidden valley in distance. We take the pack launch on this day. We descend down to Hidden valley 5100m for an overnight stay. It gets freezing cold at night at hidden valley thus you should put on warm clothes even with your cozy sleepingbag. This day we prepare our food by ourselves but don't worry our kitchen crew is 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 a few hours climb, we reach French pass from where we have an outstanding panoramic view of the Himalayas and Hidden valley in distance. We take the pack launch on this day. We descend down to Hidden valley 5100m for an overnight stay. It gets freezing cold at night at hidden valley thus you should put on warm clothes even with your cozy sleepingbag. This day we prepare our food by ourselves but don't worry our kitchen crew is 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 the sun. Today we have a short and sweet excursion all the way down to Marpha. Marpha is one of the unique settlements located in Kali Gandaki valley famous for Apple, Spinach, and its uniquely built houses where chopped wood is kept on the rooftop for drying and storage. We can see a surreal bird-eye panorama view on the way down to Marpha. Marpha has a variety of cozy inns where you can find your own. We walk 4 hrs and overnight at the mountain lodge.

We commence our journey after breakfast. We cross the suspension bridge and after we reach the Tibetan refugee camp where we can see Tibetan people 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 symbol of God Vishnu. We have an amazing view of the gigantic Himalayan mountain and the greenery is praiseworthy. We stop for launch at Kokhethati at the bottom of Mt Dhaulagiri. It takes 7 hours to reach Kalopani and overnight at the 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 deepest gorge in the world between Mt Annapurna and Mt Dhaulagiri carved by the river Kaligandaki. The Ruptse waterfall is another notable sight which is also known as the Niagara falls of Nepal. We take launch at Ghasa at Thakali place which is very famous. We stop overnight at Tatopani. After reaching Tatopani we go for a hot bath at the nearby natural hot spring pool which helps you to get rid of sore muscles due to trekking. we walk 7 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

The trail goes uphill after crossing the 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 hours to reach Sikha. Sikha village is dominated by Magar people which is very enriched with their 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 a beautiful panoramic view of Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Ghorepani is a small village full of lodges that looks like an alpine resort town. We go to Poonhill 3210m for sunset from where we can see dozens of mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Churen, and Gurja. we walk 6 hours in total and overnight at the 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 the river Burungdi all the way to Birethanti. We walk 7 hours in total and overnight stay at Pokhara.


What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, 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) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and 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 paperwork 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

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
2750/PP 8 PAX
2750/PP 4 PAX
2750/PP 3 PAX
2750/PP 6 PAX

Essential Information

Round Dhaulagiri Trekking Detail 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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