Around Dhaulagiri circuit trek via Italian camp, French Col
Around Dhaulagiri trek is an opportunity to discover the Himalayan peak Mount Dhaulagiri is the 8th highest peak of the world. Around Dhaulagiri trek is one of the most challenging treks. Dhaulagiri is a massive mountain range consisting of fifteen peaks that are 7000 meter high. Around Dhaulagiri circuit trek is adventurous as well as highly rewarding.
The walk on the icy track is indeed a challenging task. The trek goes through two big mountain passes – the 5360 meter French pass and the 5200 meter Thapa pass. Dhaulagiri is considered as one of the most astonishing mountain ranges. The trekkers will feel that they have entered into a dramatic world.
The most exciting aspect of the Around Dhaulagiri trek is that it is a thrilling exploration that reveals a lot of secrets. The trekkers follow several glaciers, cross snow capped passes; walk through the beautiful Myagdi valley, lush green hill sides and traditional villages.
Around Dhaulagiri circuit trek is towards the west of Annapurna. New trail has been built above Myagdi. Steel bridges are constructed at the river crossings. Beni is the place where the trek commences. One can go by jeep up to Darbang. The trail turns to north at Darbang, after crossing the Myagdi Khola.
Remote villages can be seen on the hill sides. The narrow paths and the subsequent bamboo jungle lead to lower base camp, the southwest part of Dhaulagiri I Himalayas. From lower base camp the steep passage goes through a narrow gorge that leads to Chonbarden Glacier. This glacier is in between giant mountains – Dhaulagiri I on the east and Dhaulagiri II – V on the west.
Here one can hear the roaring of avalanches and the sound of falling rocks. There are various base camps on this side of Dhaulagiri I. The 4748 meter standard Dhaulagiri base camp is on the north side. Dhaulagiri circuit trek is really adventurous because of the various risk factors of this trekking.
The ground is irregular at high altitudes and the danger of rock fall is also there. This makes acclimatization very difficult. Here, the temperature may go down as low as – 25 degrees. Frequent whiteouts make route-finding very difficult at Dhampus La.
The trekkers move further towards the north and reach the hidden valley which is uninhabited. Finally, the route turns to the east over the 5258 meter Dhampus La and reaches the Kali Gandaki valley. At Marpha, the trekkers take the Jomsom road. The peaks that are featured during Around Dhaulagiri trek are Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V, Gurja Himal, Manapathi, Jirbang, Tsaurabong, Tukuche, Sita Chuchura, Dhampus peak, Nilgiris and the Annapurna Himal at a distance.
Around Dhaulagiri trek Nepal begin from Beni, trail passes through cultivated land connected with mountain villages and exploring lifestyle of Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people. The strenuous, adventurous and awe-inspiring trekking of Dhaulagiri will be one of the most memorable experiences for the trekkers.
Around Dhaulagiri circuit trek itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for Dhaulagiri trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m).
Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur (950 m).
Day 05: Trek from Babiyachaur to Dharapani (1,400m).
Day 06: Trek from dharapani to Muri (1,850m).
Day 07: Trek from Muri to Baghara (2050m).
Day 08: Trek from Baghars to Dobang (2520m).
Day 09: Trek from Dobang to Italian Base Camp (3660m).
Day 10: Rest day at Italian Base Camp (3660m)for acclimatization.
Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp.
Day 12: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m)
Day 13: Trek to French Col (5360m) hidden valley.
Day 14: Trek from Hidden valley to Yak Kharka (3940m)
Day 15: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m).
Day 16: Trek from Marpha to Larjung (2550m).
Day 17: Trek from Larjung to Ghasa (2010m).
Day 18: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m).
Day 19: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m).
Day 20: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikedhunga (1480m).
Day 21: Trek to Naya pul then drive to Pokhara (820m).
Day 22: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 23: After this amazing trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast.
Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Transportation Kathmandu to Beni and Pokhara to KTM drive/flight
All meals and accommodation during Dhaulagiri trekking period
An experienced English speaking guide trained by gov. of Nepal.
Highly experienced Around Dhaulagiri trek staffs
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag (optional), medical kit etc.
Travel and rescue arrangements
Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant
Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during around Dhaulagiri trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
Personal around Dhaulagiri trekking equipment’s / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; It is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Trekking is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Around Dhaulagiri trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.
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