Dhaulagiri Camping Trekking - 25 Days

Dhaulagiri Camping Trekking is one of the most challenging trekking route as well as to have  chance to experience the wonderful place with mountains side, different vegetation and many more natural views.  It is 7th highest mountain in the world with the elevation of 8,167 m (26,795 ft) .  Furthermore you can be explore remote country, some very interesting native people.

Dhaulagiri Camping Trekking can make you immensely rewarding treks in your lifetime. Though you need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected landscape and geographically.  Geographically, Dhaulagiri region is a land of spectacular contrast. This is a trek into the wild which shows the world’s deepest valley gorge, beyond compare scenery, as you might expect in such remote country, some very interesting native people.

The vast massif screens the hidden land of Dollop to its north west. Follow the river upstream, ferns and forests of oak, other deciduous trees, juniper with more which is so interesting. Mountain sides, Rhododendron blazed with color in the spring, and other flowers are profuse on the trail.In the high mountain you find many types of flower.

This is an adventure that walks the fine line between trekking and mountaineering and is ideal for those that succeed on rugged and remote trails that see only a handful of trekkers each season.

Dhaulagiri mountain.

Dhaulagiri mountain is seventh highest mountain in the world. It,s  elevation  is 8,167 m (26,795 ft)  from the sea level.  It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition. The meaning of Dhaulagiri is dazzling, white beautiful mountain. It

Day 1
Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Show card. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Kathmandu (1400m)

Population: -counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Kathmandu had households: 434344 & population: 1744240. In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide. We will visit BodhnathStupa, Pashupatinath in morning then Prepare for trekking.

Day 3
By tourist bus to Pokhara.

The bus journey will take 6 to 7 hours. Beautiful Pokhara valley, the beauty, they say, lies in the eyes of a beholder. That might be true to something beautiful, but what you want to tell about something sublime. If there is something that challenges Biblical Garden of Eden in its splendor and magnificence, it’s Pokhara – the ultimate destination for the wanderlusts and those who appreciate, of course, beauty in its pristine glory.The enchanting valley of Pokhara valley is situated at an altitude of 827 meters from sea level. An incarnation of the religious heaven, this celestial city is also known as the “garden city of seven lakes”, are hereBegnas, Rupa, Khaste, Depang, Maidi, Neureni and Gunde. Just 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, it is linked by Air and by road from Kathmandu and the Indian border Sunauli. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, five peaks of Annapurna and others. This is one of the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic view in a sub-tropical setting. The nearest snow-capped mountain, Fishtail, is less than 30 kilometers from Pokhara. Pokhara’s numerous lakes offer fishing, boating and swimming too.

Day 4
Pokhara – Maldhunga

Our trekking Start, by bus/jeep will bring us at Maldhunga for overnight camping. The first few days are pleasant trekking through thatched Hindhu villages and terraced fields.

Day 5
Maldhunga – Darbang

Day 6
Takum – Muri

Day 7
Muri – Bagar

Day 8
Bagar – Dovan

Here we leave the villages behind and the trail becomes increasingly challenging.

Day 9
Dovan – Uppper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around.

Day 10
Upper Bungini – Rest day,

Today is for acclimatization day. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a hard day.

Day 11
Uppper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) – Glacier Camp

After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. We may also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough day. We camp on the glacier rubble.

Day 12
Glacier Camp – Dhaulagiri Base Camp I

Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Day 13
Dhaulagiri Base Camp – French Col – Hidden Valley

Hidden valley getting of the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and gentle country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5300m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures, at least -20ºC at night.

Day 14
Hidden Valley – Yak Kharka

After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche-prone slopes and then descend steeply to Yak Kharka.

Day 15
Yak Kharka – Marpha

After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descend steeply to Yak Kharka.

Day 16
Marpha – Kalopani (2650 m.)

We join the valley of Kaligandaki and Japanese friendship village with rich Thakali culture, which appears with the pray of Dhaulagiri (6hrs) Overnight at Lodge.

Day 17
Kalopani – Tato paniI (1300 m.)

Seen at the fall of ice of beautiful Dhaulagiri cross in forest one let us rejoin the hot sources with Tatopani. (7hrs). Overnight in Hotel.

Day 18
Tatopani – Rest Day

Tatopani, consists several clusters of building with excellent food, hot spring and nice view of Nilgiri Mountain. Shopping, your beer for enjoy your soaks. Drinking with lovely atmosphere and surrounding of the river side.

Day 19
Tatopani to Ghorepani (2834m)

(Trekking: approximately 7 hours) Leaving the hot springs behind us we have a day of climbing ahead of us to Ghorepani. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley and we will follow the GharKholariver and cross this river on an old swaying bridge. We will continue ascending to Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m) where there still is a British army training centre. The last part of the trail today will have us climbing through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Ghorepani, where we will arrive midafternoon (7 hrs).

Day 20
Ghorepani (2834m) to Thikedhunga/Hile via Poon Hill (3210m)

(Trekking: approximately 6 hours) An early start and an hour’s hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this viewpoint provides an unobstructed beautiful sunrise over the high Himalayas.After spending about few minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast, and start walking toTikhedhunga(1550m). From Ghorepani the trails descend through pine, rhododendron forests and villages. Hile is just a 10 minutes more walk.

Day 21
Hile(1530m) to Nayapul to Pokhara

(Trekking: approximately 2 hours) Gently descend to the destination Nayapul through small villages. After rich Nayapul can get vehicle to go Pokhara.

Day 22
Free day in Pokhara,

Relax day, Here is an option for city tour. Like Phewatal, Peace Pegoda, International Mountain Museum, Devi’s fall &GupteswarGuphaetc, up to you.

Day 23
Return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

The bus journey will take 5 to 6 hours, free rest of day in Kathmandu and shopping

Day 24
Free day in Kathmandu.

Free to do souvenir shopping,You just can relax. Optionally, you can explore around Kathmandu. Our final night in Kathmandu gives us a chance to go out on the town and enjoy a final dinner (optional) with us.

Day 25
Transfer you to TIA airport then Tour ends.

As you know Nepal is offering much more then only Trekking so if you have time & interest then you could do some other activities too. Nepal Trekking in Himalaya organize different kind of other activities to make your holiday longer.

Mountain Flight

White water rafting

Jungele Safari

Bungee Jump


Mountain Biking

Day 26

Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and we can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

Cost Include

  • All land Transportation as our itinerary,
  • Four night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu & three nights in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner.
  • All government taxes, TIMS, Annapurna conservation area entry fees and special Permits.
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Land transport for tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara, as our itinerary.
  • Bus tickets (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu).
  • Pokhara to Maldunga, Nayapul to Pokhara by bus.
  • Accommodation & Meals (3 times a day) during the trek.
  • Trekking maps,
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary, we provide)
  • Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Water & any kind of Drinks.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein

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