Round Dhaulagiri Trek (16 days)
Round Dhaulagiri TrekAn extreme trip that encircles the awesome Dhaulagiri Hight: 8167m, an imposing peak west of the Annapurna massif. This trek brings you the many varieties of Nepal’s natural beauty and cultural diversity, a trip for those with mountaineering aspirations.
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable.
Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, assemble and dissemble the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Trek departure to Beni-900m (approx. 9 hr drive from Kathmandu) and overnight camp
Day 02: Trek to Babiyochaur-1000m (5-6 hr)
Day 03: Trek to Dharapani-1500m (6-7 hr)
Day 04: Trek to Muri-1800m (5-6 hr)
Day 05: Bagar-1900m (6-7 hr)
Day 06: Trek to Dovan-2550m (7-8 hr)
Day 07: Trek to Italy Base Camp-3500m (7-8 hr)
Day 08: Rest at Italy Base Camp for acclimatization
Day 09: Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp-4650m (6-7 hr).
Day 10: Rest at Dhaulagiri base camp for acclimatization.
Day 11: Trek to Dhampus Pass-5250m crossing over French Pass-5360 (7-8 hr) via hidden valley
Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka-2591m (6-7 hr)
Day 13: Trek to Marpha-2665m (3 hr)
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom
Day 15: One spare day in case of flight schedule cancel or delay (depends on weather condition)
Day 16: Fly from Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu, trip ends…
The cost includes the following services:
Land Transfer Kathmandu – Beni by chartered bus
3-meals per day to be prepared by our experienced cook
Camping gear (two-person tents, mattress, kitchen tent and toilet tent)
Supporting field staff and professional trekking guides
Guide, Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen boy, Porter’s fees and insurance
Domestic airfare (Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu) and airport tax
Cost does not include:
Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu or in Pokhara
Kathmandu airport departure tax
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.