Dhaulagiri massif is forty kilometers long and encompasses
fifteen 7,000 m. plus peaks. The Dhaulagiri massif is
one of the tallest and biggest mountain systems in the world.
Originally closed to visitors, for a variety of reasons -
including its remoteness, the region west and north of
Dhaulagiri was opened to trekkers in 1990, travelling in
organized groups. This made it possible for trekkers to enter
the region north of the Dhaulagiri massif, to explore remote
villages and even more remote valleys, which had been the sole
domain of mountaineers.
Dhaulagiri Trek itinerary
01 Arrive Kathmandu,
meet our representative and transfer to Hotel
02 Full Day sightseeing
around the Kathmandu Valley. Join the welcome dinner with Live Nepalese
03 Fly to Pokhara. Overnight hotel. Free
to explore Pokhara
04 Drive to Beni (850m) - 4 hrs.
breakfast, you drive to Beni this day. The drive should take 4 hours and
you'll find most of the part enjoyable, and offering good scenery. Beni
is the district headquarters and has a police check post where your
trekking permits will be examined. Beni is at the confluence of the
Myagdi Khola and the Kali Gandaki. Camp
05 Trek to Babiachor (950 m) - 5 hrs.
Beni you leave the Kali Gandaki and head west along the north bank of
the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and
Tatopani (hot springs). Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the
south bank of the river, the trail makes a little half loop before
crossing another bridge, near the village of Simalchour, back to the
north bank from where it continues to the village of Babichor. Camp
Trek to Dharapani (1,400m) - 6 hrs.Strike out along a
high, winding path out of Babichor. The valley widens and terraced hills
develop on both sides of the river. The trail is fairly level and you
pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walking
through fields arrive at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again
and the terraces disappear on either side of the river. Continue to the
village of Dharapani. Camp
07 Trek to Muri (1,850m) 5 hrs.
the river and head north to Phedi. As you leave, the trail starts climbing
and there will be many switch-backs
until you arrive at the ridge. Again the
trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri. Continue your trek to
Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up an incline to the snout of
a ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1810m). Cross
the Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi
Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri. Camp
Day 08 Trek to Boghara (2080m) - 6 hrs.
After a short descend, we cross a stream and continue through terraced
fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see
Mt. Ghustung South (6465 m)Descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along
its West Bank to the village of Naura from where you will climb a little
before traversing a grassy hill and climb a steep slope with
switch-backs and then descend through a forest and terraced fields to
Boghara (2080 m). Camp Overnight
Day 09 Trek to Dobang (2,520m) - 5 hrs.
The trail beyond Boghara descends through terraced fields to a
small ridge and then through a forest to Jyardan. After the settlement a high
winding path crosses a rocky area and then descends before climbing
again to Lipshe where there a single hut. The trail continues
through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to Dobang. Camp
Day 10 Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m) - 6
hrs. Crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a
forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) becomes
visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and
cross it via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare.
Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a
stream to Choriban Khola. Camp
Day 11 Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m) - 7
hrs. Follow a trail (which is not very well defined) to the terminal
moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right.
Tukche Peak (6837 m) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while
the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) dominates the
skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Italian Base
Camp (3660 m), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the
west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and
Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). Camp Overnight.
12 Rest Day.
day for acclimatization.Camp
13 Trek to Glacier Camp
off early in the morning when the weather is clearer. Today we
stay overnight near at glacier. Camp
14 Trek to Dhaulagiri Base
Camp (4740m)Tukche Peak (6837 m.) becomes visible straight
on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I
(8167 m.) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you
will reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp (3660 m), which is also the site of your
camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m),
Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). Camp
15 Rest Day. Another
rest day. Camp
16 Trek to the French Pass (5,100 m) - Hidden Valley High Camp. (5,360m)
- 6 hrs.
the glacier you climb two terraced hills before entering an ablation valley. Climb to the French
Pass (5100 m) from where you can see Mukut Himal (6328 m), Tashi Kang (6386
m) and Sita
Chuchura (6611 m). To the
south is Tukche Peak (6920 m) and beyond is the massive peak of
Dhaulagiri I. From French Pass you continue along the right edge of the
Hidden valley to Thapa Pass (5250 m) Descending from Thapa Pass you will make a high camp at
17 Cross Dhampus Pass, and trek
through Yak Kharka (3,680m) - 6 hrs.
Descend from the high
camp, to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect
camp site to enjoy the surrounding. Camp Overnight.
Day 18 Trek to Marpha (2,667m). Continue to Jomsom (2,710m) ' 3 hrs.
Descend to the
village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki river. Continue
to north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom. Camp
19 Flight: Jomsom - Pokhara (35 min). Enjoy
the attractions of Pokhara. Overnight Hotel
20 Fly to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and free to explore at your
leisure. Celebrate your successful trek of the Dhaulagiri massif.
Day 21 Final Departure Group size for the
Dhaulagiri Trek: - minimum 2, maximum 12
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