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Dhaulagiri Base camp trek

Dhaulagiri Trekking

Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters 7th highest mountain in the world means "white mountain" though many mountains over the world have names, which translate to White Mountain; this is without doubt the most astonishing one. Everyone is familiar with the name Dhaulagiri which is in the western part of Nepal, probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. The simple reason behind it is that it consist more than fifteen 7,000 meter magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.This trekking routes starts after 8 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu to Beni, from Beni you head in a north-westerly direction through the villages of Babichour, Dorbang and Darapani to Muri from where you head north still keeping to the banks of the Myagdi Khola. Muri is the last major settlement on this trail and is inhabited by people of the Magar tribe, of Mongoloid stock and descended from the early settlers of the Nepalese middle hills.
From Muri, you head north along the Myagdi Khola through the villages of Baghara, Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. Beyond Pakoban there are no permanent settlements. Still heading north you skirt the Chhanbardan Glacier, keeping on its left side, to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp from where magnificent mountain vistas are available. Head north-east from the Base Camp and climb the steep incline to the French Pass (5,360 meters), between Tukche Peak (6,920 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6,611meters).Heading east you descend a little and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250 meters), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 meters) from where you begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. From Alubari, the trail further descends to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and then heads north to Jomsom from where you fly back to Pokhara. For those who have got enough time there is an option continuing trek down to Kalopani, Tatopani, Ghorepani then to Pokhara.

Short Itinerary

Day 1      Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,337 meters).
Day 2     Kathmandu city tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3     Drive to Beni (850 meters) by bus 8 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 4     Trek to Babiachor (950 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 5     Trek to Dharapani (1,400 meters) 6 hours.  Overnight at tented camp.
Day 6     Trek to Muri (1,850 meters) 5 hours.  Overnight at tented camp.
Day 7     Trek to Boghara (2,080 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 8     Trek to Dobang (2,520 meters) 5 hours overnight at tented camp.
Day 9     Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110 meters) 5 hours overnight at tented camp.
Day 10     Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660 meters) 7 hours.  Overnight at tented camp
Day 11   Acclimatization and rest day overnight at tented camp.
Day 12     Trek to Glacier Camp (4,210 meters) 6 hours overnight at tented camp.
Day 13     Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 14     Another acclimatization Day Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15     Cross French Pass (5,360 meters) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 16     Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200 meters), and trek toYak Kharka (3,680meters) 6 hours.  Overnight at tented camp
Day 17     Trek to Jomsom (2,710 meters) 5 hours.  Overnight at tented camp
Day 18     Thirty five minutes morning fly to Pokhara (900 meters) and sightseeing same day.  Overnight at hotel.
Day 19     Drive or Fly to Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.
Day 20     Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Cost includes:

Airports pick up and drop by private car/tourist vehicle.

Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basis.

Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.

A welcome/farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program.

TIMS( Travels’ Information Management System) card and monument entrance fees

Accommodations at teahouse and lodge in the mountain

Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.

Three meals (B/L/D) on trekking

An English speaking Trekking Guide

A porter shared between two trekkers

Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation

Lukla-Kathmandu flight fare (Two ways)

Medical supplies in which first aid kit will be available.

Cost excludes:

Bar and beverages bills, bottled water

Nepal Entry Visa fees( 2 passport size photos (For 15 days $25 and for 30 days $40))

Nature of personal expenses

Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.

Your travel insurance

Photos to be attached in the permit.

Meals in Kathmandu

International Airfare and taxes                                  

Sweet things like chocolate.

Tips to the staff and porters.