Dhaulagiri Trek 21 Days

Dhaulagiri Trek

Trekking in Nepal is ranged from strenuous, moderate and easy in terms of physical endurance and suitability. Dhaulagiri Trek is one of the strenuous Nepal trekking regions. This White Mountain is very beautiful and pleasing in the eyes of the observers. The mere walking on the lap of the foothill of the Dhaulagiri Mountain is the activity to be beholding for the lifetime. Backpacker Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. offers this amazing trekking in the Dhaulagiri surrounding. The experienced and zealot team of trekking support crew from porters to the guides makes this strenuous trekking to be easy as walking in the park. The only required material from the trekkers is the will power.

This 21 days long trekking trail would take you to the Base Camp of Dhaulagiri which lies in another side of the Kali Gandaki River from Annapurna Region. The trek is characterized by the walking in the rural Nepal hills and passing by the famous snow passes like French Pass. These attractions are there while the chance to encounter the unique ethnic background of people would make the trekking journey the memorable journey to the Himalayas. While trekking in this region the sight of the Putali Himal, Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges and Tukuche Peak ignites mountain madness adrenaline rush in your spines. The pristine feeling of walking on the recently opened for tourists the Gandaki Gorge and the Myagdi Ice Sheet is nowhere to be found travelling experience of this region. French Pass is very popular while on course of Dhaulagiri Trail the chance to witness and feel the Dhampus Pass lying between Tukuche Peak and Thapa Peak too makes you feel enigmatic. It is regarded as the strenuous trekking in Nepal our expert team would ensure the avoidance of the High Altitude Sickness as well as problems during the trek as we follow the safety guidelines and prompt rescue service which would be easier for the trekkers to trek with us without mental barriers. However it is highly recommended that physically able and trekkers having strong will power as well as hunger for an outright adventure could embark on Dhaulagiri Trek and enjoy the journey hassle free with Backpacker Treks & Expedition.

Come and Join to witness the gorges, peaks, mountains and glacial rivers by booking Dhaulagiri Trek package put forwarded by Backpacker Treks & Expedition. Adventure, Safety and Impeccable Hospitality are guaranteed.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 – Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 – Drive to Pokhara and then to Beni

Day 04 – Trek to Babichaur

Day 05 – Trek to Darbang

Day 06 – Trek to Muri

Day 07 – Trek to Boghara

Day 08 – Trek to Dovan

Day 09 – Trek to High Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Day 10 – Rest Day at High Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Day 11 - Trek to Glacier camp

Day 12 - Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp I

Day 13 - Trek to Hidden Valley via French Col

Day 14 - Rest day at Hidden Valley

Day 15 - Trek to Yak Kharka

Day 16 - Trek to Marpha

Day 17 - Trek to Ghasa

Day 18 - Trek to Tatopani

Day 19 - Trek to Hile

Day 20 - Trek to Pokhara

Day 21 - Drive to Kathmandu

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival:
You will find our representative there in airport, ready to greet you when you land in International Airport of Kathmandu. He will receive you with your name and take you to our hotel where you will be briefly explained about the itinerary package.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
On the second day, you will be taken out for an excursion to some of the chief sites in and around Kathmandu. Visits include temples of Pashupatinath, Swayamvunath and Bauddhanath and Durbar squares of Kathmandu and Patan.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and then to Beni:
On the third day, you will be traveling to Pokhara (around 200km) via Prithivi Highway. The bus will depart at 7 AM in the morning. It will be a 6-hr drive with beautiful scenery all along the way. You will arrive at Pokhara in the late afternoon. Another four hours drive from Pokhara will take us to Beni.

Day 04: Trek to Babichaur:
Beni is located at the confluence of Myagdi Khola and Kaligandaki Camp. After leaving the Kali Gandaki River, we will head west along north bank of Myagdi Khola to Mangalghat which later takes you to Singa Bazaar. Little far from Singa Bazaar lies Babichaur where we will spend our night.

Day 05: Trek to Darbang:
Today we will ascend up the hill to reach Darbang which locates itself at 1110m altitude. We will spend our night in a camp at Darbang. Alternatively, we can take the shared jeep or microbus services from Darbang to Beni. We will spend our night at Darbang.

Day 06: Trek to Muri:
Today we will head north to Phedi. From Phedi, we will ascend up to ridge. After taking a brief rest at a ridge, we will clamber all the way to Sibang and Mattim. From Mattim, we will lower down and walk along Gatti Khola to reach Phalai Gaon(1810m). Later we will pass through Dhara Khola to continue to Muri which is the large Magar Village.

Day 07: Trek to Boghara:
It takes 6-8 hrs of trek to reach to Boghara. The trail lowers downhill for a while and passes through terraced fields. We will then climb a ridge and descend to Myagdi Khola. Later we will pass through village of Naurawe and descend through a forest and terraced fields to reach Boghara.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan:
We will descend through terraced fields to a small ridge and then through a forest to Jyardan. We will pass through settlement and follow the rocky winding path to Lipshe. The trail later takes us to Lapche Kharka before finally taking us to Dovan.

Day 09: Trek to High Vungini (Italian Base Camp):
On the 9th day, we will climb up through the beautiful woods from where we can see the mountains. Following this path will take us to High Vungini which is the Italian Base Camp.

Day 10: Rest Day at High Vungini (Italian Base Camp):
This day will be taken as the rest day. We will ease up our aching muscle and prepare ourselves for journey to be taken in upcoming days. We will pitch our camp in High Vungini which is also known as the Italian Base Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Glacier camp:
We will cross the glacier with an aid of rope to reach to the main glacier. We will find the path to be rough and dangerous at number of ways. We will pitch our camp there in the glacier.

Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp I:
Early in the 12th day, we will pursue the trail through rough course of stones and glaciers all the way to Dhaulagiri Base Camp I. The weather is harsh and cold but the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri Mountain will soothe our chilling soul. We will spend our night in a camp at Dhaulagiri Base Camp I.

Day 13: Trek to Hidden Valley via French Col:
We will climb the steep moraine walls to reach to the top of French Col(5300m) from where we can get the splendid view of the Hidden Valley which is the reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh. The temperature here exists at -20 °C overnight. Later we will pursue the course all the way to Hidden Valley where we will pitch our camp.

Day 14: Rest day at Hidden Valley:
Hiddeen Valley extends itself at an area of 5000m. We will take rest from the arduous journey. If we feel like it, we can explore around to admire the surrounding peaks.

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka:
After breakfast, we will climb all the way to Dhampus which exists at 5200m altitude. We will have a thrilling walk along the slopes prone to avalanches. After brief rest, we will descend steeply to a meadow with lush green vegetation which goes by the name of Yak Kharka.

Day 16: Trek to Marpha:
On the 16th day, we will descend along the flank of the mountain to reach a settlement at Marpha. T he trek pursues its course through the tree line, potato and wheat fields, terraces and cottages. Marpha is famous for its apple orchards and is home to two lovely Tibetan monasteries. We will stay overnight at Marpha.

Day 17: Trek to Ghasa:
We will move along the flat and broad river valley to reach a settlement with Tibetan style houses. Later we will pass through green and forested valley to reach to the village of Ghasa which is a narrow settlement surrounded by green hills and fields of crops and vegetables. We will stay overnight at Ghasa.

Day 18: Trek to Tatopani:
Today’s trek follows the course through subtropical vegetation, fig trees and poinsettias which will lead us to river. We will move along the river to reach a deeper world of George all the way to Tatopani. We will spend our night at Tatopani and visit natural hot springs.

Day 19: Trek to Hile:
Early in the morning, we will climb Poonhill which is one of the best vantage points of Nepal for viewing majestic mountains. It offers an unobstructed view of the high Himalayas. Later we will walk down to Hile where we will pitch our camp.

Day 20: Trek to Pokhara:
Our next destination will be Pokhara. We will walk through Nayapul, Birethanti and lust green valley along Modiriver to reach Pokhara where we will spend our night in a hotel.

Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu:
This day we will drive back to Kathmandu which is located 200km west of Pokhara. Prithvi Highway connects Kathmandu with Pokhara. It takes about5hrs to cover the length of 200km to return back to Kathmandu.

Price: US$ 2400.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paper work.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter(also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Backpacker Treks T - shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Farewell dinner cultural program with Nepali typical meal.

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.