Dhaulagiri Trekking

This is a pretty strenuous trek that takes you into high country through forest with dense foliage and culminates on to a trail that continues on snow and shimmering glaciers. Separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki, the Dhaulagiri massif includes more than 30 peaks over 6000 meters, eight of these surpassing 8000 meters. This is a long, difficult trek around Dhaulagiri (8167m.) that starts from Beni on the Kali Gandaki. Follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses the French Col (5240m.), traversing the head of Hidden Valley and also cuts across the 5155m Dhampus Pass. The trek ends with a steep descent to Marpha and a return to Pokhara, either via the Kali Gandaki valley or over the Ghorepani ridge for concluding views of the entire Dhaulagiri massif; rounding of the conclusions of an adventure enjoyed to the hilt.

General Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni by bus (9 hours driving).
Day 02: Trek to Babiyachaour.
Day 03: Trek to Darbang.
Day 04: Trek to Takum.
Day 05: Trek to Muri.
Day 06: Trek to Boghara.
Day 07: Trek to Doban.
Day 08: Trek to Italian Base Camp.
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Hidden Valley (5000m.) crossing French Pass (5360m.).
Day 12: Rest day at Hidden Valley.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka crossing the Thapa Pass (5200m).
Day 14: Trek down to Tukuche.
Day 15: Trek to Ghasa.
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani.
Day 17: Rest day at Tatopani (Natural hot spring).
Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani.
Day 19: Trek to Tikedhunga
Day 20: Trek to Nayapul (4 hours), then drive to Pokhara.
Day 21: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu.

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