Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek 21 Days
|Group size||1-15 people|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek|
|Accommodation:||3* Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu, Teahouses during the Trek|
|Departure From:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Best Time to Travel||Spring-March to May
Autumn – September to November
|Transportation||Flight & Private Vehicle|
Dhaulagiri (8,167m), whose name means white Mountain, is the seventh highest Mountain in the world. It is an enormous Himalayan massif, located in north central Nepal. After its discovery by the western world in 1808, it replaced Ecuador’s Chimborazo (20,561 ft) as the postulated highest mountain in the world. It maintained this standing for nearly 30 years, until the discovery of Kanchenjunga, which was then falsely believed to be the world’s highest mountain. Dhaulagiri’s crest stretches for 30 miles, lending structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers, and ice falls, along the main crest, several pyramid-shaped peak rise. Four of these summits, numbered from east to west, rise above 25,000 feet. In 1960, the Swiss/Australian expedition who first reached the summit did so despite their airplane having crashed Suring the approach. This was the first Himalayan climb supported by an airplane, although the plane was subsequently abandoned on the mountain.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing & Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Beni (850m/2618ft) 282 Km _ 9-10 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babiachaur (950m/2926ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Babiachor to Dharapani (1400m/4323ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m/5698ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Muri to Boghara (2080m/6406ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Trek from Boghara to Dobang (2520m/7762ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Dobang to Choriban Khola (3110m/9579ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Trek from Choriban to Italian Base Camp (3,660m/11273ft) 7-8 hrs
Day 11: Acclimatization & Rest Day at Italian Base Camp.
Day 12: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4,210m/12967ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m/14599ft) 7-8 hrs
Day 14: Rest day
Day 15: Cross the French pass (5,360m/16509ft) then to Hidden Valley 5 -6 hrs
Day 16: Cross Dhampus Pass (5200m/16016ft) & trek to Yak Kharka (3680m11334ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2710m/8347ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 18: Morning Flight to Pokhara
Day 19: Sightseeing around Pokhara
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu (1345m)
Day 21: Final Departure or extend for extra activities.
|Day 01:||Kathmandu Arrival and Trip Preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
After arriving in TIA; our hospitable representative from Caravana Himalaya will welcome you with garlands and drive you to hotel. Afternoon, There will be brief discussion about our trip. We can meet our trekking leader and management team and ask question related to the trip; as well we can get much information regarding the trekking.
|Day 02:||Kathmandu Full Day Sight Seeing
After the Breakfast, We proceed for Exploring the ancient palaces of Kathmandu valley which are included in World Heritage Sites.
Places to Visit:
· Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Located on a lovely hillock, Swayambhunath Stupa lies 4 km west of central Kathmandu. There are 365 steps leading all the way to the top commanding a magnificent view of Kathmandu valley and the breath-taking panorama of the snow-clad Himalayan Range. The tradition in the Stupa follows the Vajrayana for of Buddhism which is a tantric variation of the Mahayana Buddhism (the great vehicle). The stupa seem to have been constructed during the Licchhavi Period. Religious and literally sources give numerous accounts of the establishment and the patronage of the Swayambhunath premises. It is also interesting to note that the stupa went a series of renovation during the Malla period in the medieval times with donations made by the merchants, monks, pilgrims and Buddhist followers.
Later, in the Evening Free on your own. Overnight at hotel
|Day 03:||Kathmandu to Beni (850m/2618ft) 282 Km _ 9-10 hrs
After Breakfast, our journey to Beni starts. The journey to Beni is long and one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Mahabharata Himalayan Range along the Rivers like trishuli, Maryhyangdi & Kali Gandaki River.
Dinner & Overnight at
|Day 04:||Trek from Beni to Babiachaur (950m/2926ft) 5-6 hrs
After Breakfast, we will head west following the village of Beni Mangalghat and then to Tatopani and then to village of Babichor.
Dinner & Overnight at babichaur.
|Day 05:||Trek from Babiachor to Dharapani (1400m/4323ft) 6-7 hrs
After Breakfast we will pass the village shahashradhara and after crossing Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. Which leads to Dharapani
Dinner & Overnight at Dharapani.
|Day 06:||Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m/5698ft) 5-6 hrs
After crossing Phedi, The trail climbs steeply to the village of Muri, then descend to Gattikhola and Phalai Gaon (1810m) after that climb a ridge to large Magar village of Muri.
Dinner & Overnight at Muri.
|Day 07:||Trek from Muri to Boghara (2080m/6406ft) 6-7 hrs
After a short descend and crossing a stream we can easily see Mt. Gostung South (6,465m) and trek along its west Bank to the village of Naura and descend through a forest and terraced field to Boghara (2080m).
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 08:||Trek from Boghara to Dobang (2520m/7762ft) 5-6 hrs
This trail takes us to terraced fields to a small ridge, then through a forest to syardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in this part. We have to climb Zipse where is one single hut and continuous through Zapche Kharka and then climb to Dobang.
Dinner & Overnight at Dobang.
|Day 09:||Trek from Dobang to Choriban Khola (3110m/9579ft) 5-6 hrs
After crossing wooden bridge out of Dobang, the trail ascends a forested area and we can see west face of Dhaulagiri becomes visible. After descending Myagdi Khola we will continue to chartare and crossing a stream leads to choriban Khola.
Dinner & Overnight at Choriban Khola.
|Day 10:||Trek from Choriban to Italian Base Camp (3,660m/11273ft) 7-8 hrs
We will enter the glacier from right chhonbarban Glacier. Then to Tukuche Peak become visible straight ahead after short while we will reach Italian Base Camp.
Dinner & Overnight at Italian Base Camp.
|Day 11:||Acclimatization & Rest Day at Italian Base Camp.
It is recommended that your body acclimatize to the high altitude and be adjusted to the high altitude and be adjusted in the days to follow.
Lunch, Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 12:||Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4,210m/12967ft) 6-7 hrs
In the clear weather. This trail is prone to stone fall, which passes through narrow gorge.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 13:||Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m/14599ft) 7-8 hrs)
It is the most adventurous day of Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From here we can look north face of Dhaulagiri. To the west there is Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 14:||Rest Day
Another Acclimatization day to lower air pressure, scenic beauty and more to explore.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 15:||Cross the French pass (5,360m/16509ft) then to Hidden Valley 5 -6 hrs
We will have to climb slope to pass the French pass. A great vista opens up from an ablation valley. From where we can see Mukut Himal, Sita Chuchura, Tashi Kang which surrounds Hidden Valley.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 16:||Cross Dhampus Pass (5200m/16016ft) & trek to Yak Kharka (3680m11334ft) 6-7 hrs
Descend from the Hidden valley to the Dhampus pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect Camp Site to Surrounding.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 17:||Trek to Jomsom (2710m/8347ft) 5-6 hrs
We will continue on to the village of Marpha, which is on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is famous for its apple orchands and it’s Local Apple Brandy and to jomsom.
|Day 18:||Morning Flight to Pokhara
We will continue 30mins morning flight from jomsom to Pokhara.
Relax and free on your own. Rest.
Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 19:||Pokhara Full Day Sightseeing:
After breakfast, we can have a sightseeing of Pokhara; place to visit:
· Bindabasini Temple: This is the oldest temple of Pokhara; here we can see 3 different Hindu temples. This temple is always in use for the marriage, name giving ceromany and there will be many people in the festival time.
· Seti Gorge: we will be walking over a canal bridge from where we can see the river gorve. The river ‘seti’ is named after its colour meaning white. The source of the water is from the Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchre.
· Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave: This is one of the pilgrimage site of Pokhara valley. The cave is known for shiva doing meditation in a tranquil cave. Here we can see stalicmite and stalactite. It is believed that the 4 ft Shiva lingam (Shiva’s worshiping representation) is a stalicmite.
· Davi’s Fall: this is one of the prominent sightseeing spot of pokhara. The 100 ft tall water fall is named after a swiss citizen Mrs Davi fall down in that waterfall while taking a bath, 1962 A.D
|Day 20:||Pokhara – Kathmandu (Tourist Bus (203.6 km : 5 h 30 min approx / Private Tourist Car(203.6 km : 5 h approx) / fly : 25 mins approx)
After Breakfast we head for Kathmandu, our journey towards Kathmandu will the a long journey driving on the Bank of Marshyangdi River for the 1st half of 100 kms; then we will again follow the trishuli river for the next 100 kms half. Lunch on your own on the way in some very good tourist standard highway restaurant.
Arrive Kathmandu; check-in Hotel;
Free on your Own; Rest Relax.
Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 21:||Departure or extend for extra activities…
After Breakfast, if your flight home is late for the evening, still you can spend last moment shopping at thamel. And then drive upto International Airport.
· Airport pick-up and Drop in a private vehicle.
· 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast basis.
· Camping/Teahouse accommodation during the trek including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
· Welcome & farewell Dinner (with cultural Dance show).
· All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
· An experienced, English-Speaking Guide or different language Speaking Guide as per the demand of the clients; government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
· Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
· Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
· All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national park permit, TIMS)
· Medical Kit (carried by your trek leader)
· All government and local taxes.
· Nepal Visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport USD 25.00 per person for 15 Days.
· Airfare for International Flights.
· Entrances of Sightseeing Spots on Kathmandu.
· Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
· Extra personal expenses like telephone bills, Laundry service, Drinks, Tips to Guides/Driver/porters etc
· Other Expenses not mentioned above.