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Dhaulagiree Circle Trekking

Overview

At 8167m, Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest peak in the world. It towers majestically over the Kali Gandaki river, and together with Annapurna I, on the other side of the valley, creates the world’s deepest gorge. Dhaulagiri round is a challenging trek which winds through alpine pastures, surrounded at various points by more than 15 peaks of 7000m and above. It is a land of dramatic contrast. This trek starts from Bahichaur, proceeding to the North-west passing through the Magar settlement of Muri before following the glaciers above. At it’s highest point the trail crosses French Pass (5370m) and Dhampus Pass (5280m) before descending into the beautiful ‘Hidden Valley’. The trek ends at the village of Marpha, with a chance to experience the Thakali ethnic culture there. Here is the heart of the ‘apple kingdom’ of Nepal. Because of the altitude and rugged terrain, Dhaulagiree trek is suited only to individuals with a high level of fitness. The land is more remote and the hiking more demanding than in many other trekking areas in Nepal and it is therefore recommended for the more adventurous trekker with previous trekking experience. As with all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.

At a Glance

Trekking to the world 7th highest mountain base camp with great view

Whole camping from beginning to end of trek

Take amazing scenic short mountain flight from Jomsom

 

Itinerary

Day 1   Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 2   Half day sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. In the evening, welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers treks at typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 3   Flight to Pokhara 30 minutes and drive to Babiyachaur [830m / 3,182 ft], O/N in tent : Approx drive 5 hours

Day 4   Trek to Dharapani [1,560m / 5,118ft], O/N in tent : Approx 6 hours

Day 5   Trek to Muri [1,720 / 5,643ft], O/N in tent : Approx 5 hours

Day 6   Trek to Boghara [2,080m / 9,449ft], O/N in tent : Approx 6 hours

Day 7   Trek to Doban Kharka [2,520m / 8,268ft], O/N in tent : Approx 5 hours

Day 8   Trek to Sallagari [3,445meters / 11,302ft], O/N in tent : Approx 5 hours

Day 9   Trek to Italian Base Camp [3,660meters / 12,008ft], O/N in tent : Approx 7 hours

Day 10   Rest day and acclimatization at Italain base camp, O/N in tent : Approx 4 hours

Day 11   Italian Base camp to Glacier Camp [4,210m / 13,813ft], O/N in tent : Approx 6 hours

Day 12   Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp [4,748m / 15,577ft], O/N in tent : Approx 7 hours

Day 13   Rest day and acclimatization at Dhaulagiree base camp, O/N in tent : Approx 5 hours

Day 14   Cross French Pass (5,360 meters / 17,585ft) and trek to Hidden Valley [5140meters / 16864ft], O/N in tent : Approx 6 hours

Day 15   Cross Dhampus Pass [5,200 m / 17,060ft], and trek toYak Kharka [3,680m / 12,073ft], O/N in tent : Approx 6 hours

Day 16   Trek to Jomsom trek ends [2,720m / 8,924ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 17   25 minute scenic mountain flight to Pokhara [900m / 2953ft], and sightseeing, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 18   Fly/drive to Kathmandu and rest and free time, last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 19   As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Tented Accommodation and 3 times meal during 14 days trekking period
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary, insurance
    • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
    • Transportation to Babichaur by private vehicle
    • Standard 3 star category hotel with delux bb in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • ACAP+TIMS card permit
    • One night standard hotel with deluxe BB in Pokhara 1 night
    • Flight / tourist bus to Pokhara
    • Private transport for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu
    • Trip route map
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gear
    • Warm sleeping bag, mattress
    • Airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara with guide
    • Flight / tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expenseb, bar and beverage bills
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff

Map

Additional Information

During this trek, most of the high altitudes several part integrate physically demanding walking position. Due to raise altitude level and variable geographical terrain. Region of French pass 5,360, Dhampus 5,200 m are the highest and bodily demanding trail of usual 6- 7 hours daily walk. Although, most of the initial day trek begins from lower point with slowly but sure and unhurried walking pace offer this trip genuine sense to have achievements and success. Participants planning and attempting for this trip is recommended having physically fit, positive attitude and obviously in good health. Regular exercise or jogging couple of months prior to the trip is essential. It is important that participants with pre-existing health check problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of booking. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participants.

Accommodation and food on trip

4 night’s with deluxe BB accommodation in 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu, one night in Pokhara. 15 days standard tent accommodation with high quality north face tent and meal on full board (break fast, lunch, diner and tea coffee hot and cold tang juice, hot chocolate.)

Travel Insurance
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

Required gears check list

Hiking gears

Day bag – 1
Dry Bag – 1
Walking pole – 1
Water bottle – 1
Head light – 1
Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket – 1
Sleeping bag – 1
Light warm hiking trouser – 2
Warm liner – 2
Towel – 2
Warm and sun hats – 1/1
Fleece / jacket and pants – 1
Windproof jacket – 1
Long and half sleeve hiking shirt – 3
Buff for (neck and head) – 1
Walking boot – 1
Gloves / mittens – 2
Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 4
Gaiter – 1
Flip flap/ Sandal – 1

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream – 1
Sun glass – 2
Sun hat – 1
Lip guard – 1
Tooth brush – 1
Face wash soap – 1
Sanitizer – 2
Prescription medicine
Water bottle / Camel bag – 1
Water purifier tablet / lightweight filter
Toilet paper
Menstrual product

Personal belonging items

Passport
cash
Visa / credit card
Cell phone Power bank backup and charger
Camera / Gopro

Tour Cost & Schedule

Start Finish Availability Price (PP)  

Trip Facts

  • Trip Grade :  
  • Trip Durations :  16 Days From Kathmandu
  • Highest Point :  5,360m / 17,585.30ft
  • Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov - Mar to May
  • Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board on Trek

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