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Dhaulagiri Round Trek

Dhaularigi Round Trek Dhaulgiri Round Trek is a challenging trek in Nepal. Dhulagiri (8,167m) is the sixth highest mountain in the world, involves snow and glacier walking. Around Dhaulagiri trekking is the perfect trip those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. You will be trekking deep into the Dhaulagiri Himal to the Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri north base camp, offering a wonderful view of gigantic north face of Dhaulagiri I. You will cross two high passes, the French pass (5,240m/17,192ft) and Thapa pass (5,155m/16,913ft) providing more spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Tukche peak (6912m), Tilicho Himal, Nilgiri and Kali Gandaki River, the world deepest gorge. You may encounter semi -wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region.

Around Dhaulagiri trek begin in the antique city of Kathmandu, from where you will board a bus to Beni, you will spend the first day of your trek walking through cultivated fields connected to some of the mountain villages while enjoying the shops, teahouses, and lifestyle of the Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people. During these days you will walk along cobblestone paths, over suspension bridges and through dense forests, enjoying the vistas of some of the world's most beautiful mountains. The climb begins to get tougher after Dobang, as you ascend to the Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri base camp with impressive views of Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, III, IV and Dhampush peak taking a day to rest, acclimatize, explore and fully absorb the beauty of surrounding peaks. You will then make your way to Dhaulagiri North Base Camp. The trek then continues on to the Iced French and Thapa Passes which have to be scaled before you descend down a winding trail to Yak Kharka. Once again you will find yourself among mountain people and their villages. After long descend you will arrive in Marpha, popular city of Mustang district. You follow the Annapurna classical trek and pass the world's deepest gorge. The hot springs at Tatopani offer an excellent retreat after a strenuous trek surrounded by the majestic peak of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Nilgiri sounth and Nilgiri north. From Tatopani you make your way back to Pokhara, visiting, on the way, several monasteries and sites of religious importance. Once in Pokhara you can enjoy a few bottles of cold beverages while looking back at this unforgettable experience.

Fact File

Name of the Trail:Dhaulagiri Round Trek

Best Season: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type:Camping/Lodge Trek [ Tea House]

Grade: Strenuous

Duration: 18 Days

Maximum elevation:5300 Meters

Accommodation:Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Car / Bus/Jeep and by Plane

Route Map

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Itinerary I (15 Days)

Day 01: Kathmandu drive by jeep or bus to Beni.

Day 02:Beni to Darbang by bus

Day 03: Darbang trek to Chhahari

Day 04: Chhahari trek to Naura. Day 05 : Naura trek to Bogora.

Day 06: Bogora trek to Dovan

Day 07: Dovan trek to Shalaghari

Day 08: Shalaghari trek to Italy base camp.

Day 09: Rest for acclimatize day.

Day 10: Italy base camp trek to Glacier camp.

Day 11: Glacier camp trek to Dhaularigi base camp.

Day 12: Rest day and visit to glacier around Dhaualgiri base camp.

Day 13: Dhaulargiri base camp crossing to the French pass 5360m and trek to Hidden valley.

Day 14: Hidden valley crossing the thapa pass 5252m and trek to Yakkharka.

Day 15: Yakkharka trek to Marpha.

Day 16: Marpha trek to jomsom.

Day 17: In the morning by flight to Pokhara.

Day 18:free day Pokhara or buy tourist bus to Kathmandu.

Day 19: sightseeing in kathmandu valley ( symbhunath, kathmandu Darbar square, Pashupatinath and Buddhanath.

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Day 17: Marpha trek to Ghasa.

Day 18: Ghasa trek to Tatopani.

Day 19: Tatopani trek to Ghorepani.

Early in the morning go see the sunrise in high Mountain Annapurna range and Dhaularigi range and trek to Nayapul one hrs drive to Pokhara.

Day 21: free day in Pokhara. Or sightseeing in Fewa lake and David's fall.

Day 22: Buy tourist bus to Kathmandu.

Day 23: free day in Kathmandu or sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.

Day 24: Departure

Please Note:

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possbile to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up / drop & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size)
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / van
  • Three nights at Hotel in Kathmandu, B/B basis.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipments during the trek)
  • Necessary land transportation by Bus / van/ car according to itinerary. (We could provide you private vehicle and domestic flight Kathandu/ Pokhra round trip on your require
  • Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS Permit fee (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • Rescue Helicopter service arrangement in emergency case, only if your Condition requires the rescue (but clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • All government and local taxes and office service charge

Trip Cost Excluedes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu / Pokhara.
  • All Sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks (cold drinks coke/ fanta/ can juice and mineral water) (Hot drinks boiled drinking water and Hot shower)
  • Dessert chocolates personal shopping, laundry, phone call internet camera battery charging.
  • Personal trekking equipment Travel /Medical insurance and helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude (The Tipping is appreciated, but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section.