AROUND DHAULAGIRI – 16 DAYS


‘adventure within world’s seventh highest Mt. Dhaulagiri with high N scenic Hidden Valley’

Highlights of your journey:

  • Adventure into Nepal Far West Himalaya around scenic Dhaulagiri range of mountains
  • Explore Nepal Wild West impressive farm villages within local traditional Magar old cultures
  • From low-warm paddy fields to cooler alpine hills and towards arctic zone of ice and glaciers
  • On least trekked region away from mainstream trails into pure wilderness and mountains
  • Walk beyond villages into tranquil environment to reach at Kaligandaki into Mustang areas
  • Enchanting forest of rhododendron-pines and oaks to remorseless fields of moraine and ice
  • Trek to world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri base camp and to scenic Hidden valley via high passes

A little about trip:

Around Dhaulagiri trekking, an adventure to world seventh highest mountains and around its massive range of peaks, where walk follows Mygdi River upstream right up to its glacial source at Dhaulagiri base camp at above (4,748 m) high enclosed within array of mountains. Around Dhaulagiri located Nepal Far North West, one of the remote areas of Himalaya which stretches towards Lower Dolpo and Mustang with Mygdi areas, an interesting and exciting walks that leads you to rural farm villages of Magar people, one of Nepal largest wide-spread hill tribes.

 

On this adventure where walks leads you from low warmer temperatures to cooler hills covered with dense tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pine trees which soon gives away for barren and icy landscapes with moraines and rocks at Dhaulagiri base camp, situated beneath world highest Mt. Dhaulagiri that rises above (8,167 m / 26,795 ft) first conquest by Swiss Expeditions in May 13th 1960 with support of Nepalese guides Nyima and Nawang Dorji Sherpa. Beginning Around Dhaulagiri Trekking from scenic Pokhara city, where drive leads further west to starting point of the trek at last and big farm village at Bagar past Beni town, as walk leads past few farm areas and local tea shops and then entering into complete wilderness of mountains-green hills and glaciers.

 

Slowly walk leads you at Dhaulagiri base camp after following Mygdi River at its glacial source, then crossing highest pass of the adventure over French pass at (5,360 m) high to reach scenic Hidden Valley surrounded by high peaks of Dhaulagiri range. After pleasant and exciting time at Hidden Valley walking over Dhampus / Thapa pass to reach back into green woodland with downhill to Marpha, one of the most attractive villages situated within Mustang at Kaligandaki river valley.

 

From here short drive leads to Jomsom town and its small airstrip where scenic flights take you to beautiful Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake to conclude this magnificent journey and adventure Around Dhaulagiri Trekking.

Suggest Itinerary:

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350 meters / 4,429 feet)
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour N trek preparation
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara (825 m / 2,706 ft): 20 minutes flight N 7 hours drive
Day 04: Drive to Bagar (2,080 m / 6,824 ft) via Beni: 8/9 hrs road journey
Day 05: Trek to Dovan (2,520 m / 8,267 ft): 6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Bhaisi Kharka (3,000 m / 9,842 ft): 6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660 m / 12,007 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,748 m / 15,577 ft): 7 hrs
Day 09: Cross French Pass (5,360 m / 17,585 ft) N trek to Hidden Valley (5,140 m / 16,863 ft): 7 hrs
Day 10: Free day/rest day at Hidden Valley to explore the wild country
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,915 m / 16,125 ft): 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Marpha (2,670 m / 8,759 ft) N drive to Jomsom (2,720 m / 8,923 ft): 5 hrs
Day 13: Early morning fly to Pokhara (825 m / 2,706 ft): 20 minute air journey
Day 14: Fly or drive to Kathmandu: 20 minutes flight N 7 hours drive
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu for sightseeing, relaxing N shopping
Day 16: Transfer to airport for onward destination

Your Price Includes:

  • All transfer N ground transportation as per itinerary in private vehicles including all airport pickups N drops as per the itinerary
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu N Pokhara on double room sharing with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicles with entrance fees
  • 9 nights in trekking with full board including tea, coffee N boiled drinking water
  • All camping arrangements, such as two-man tents, dinning, kitchen, shower N toilet tents as well as kitchen equipment N sleeping pad etc.
  • Your trekking guide, cook, sherpa assistance, kitchen staff N supporting porters. (porter depends upon luggage)
  • Cost includes Nepali staffs transport, equipment, Insurance, meals, daily salary N accommodation
  • Require trekking permits, national park/conservation fees N tims card etc.
  • Necessary paper work, government taxes/vat, official service charges N expenses etc.
  • Jomsom -Pokhara domestic airfare including necessary luggage charge N airport tax
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel N emergency rescue arrangements

Your Price Does Not Include:

  • International flights to N from Kathmandu, Nepal visa fees N international airport taxes, any excess baggage charges
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation N rescue evacuation should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. mineral water/soft drinks/bar bills N any extra charge that tea house/local house owner may levy for internet, laundry N charging of batteries (if these facilities are available)
  • Lunch N dinner during stays in Kathmandu N Pokhara
  • Any personal gear or equipment that you may need to buy/rent
  • Entrance N monument fees in the historical site including photography, postage N donation etc.
  • Additional nights, optional trips N sightseeing tours outside the itineraries above
  • If any emergency rescue service or evacuation cost
  • Tips for your trekking crew, city guide N drivers etc. (Tipping is expected)
  • Cost incurred due to changes in program N reservation due to unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, strikes, roadblocks, landslides due to natural climates N politically etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section, but may be incurred due to unforeseen circumstances

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Trip Profile

  • Total Duration: 15 Nights & 16 Days
  • High Altitude Gain: Crossing over French pass at (5,360 m)
  • Trip Grade: More challenging
  • Mode of Trip : Fully Supported/Camping Trek
  • Journey Start-Ends: Kathmandu, capital of Nepal
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 people require
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara & all meals during the trek
  • Accomodation: Hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara & camping on treks
  • Transportation : Private vehicles & domestic flight
  • Suggested Best Seasons: April to May & September to November

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