Dhaulagiri Round

Dhaulagiri Round is a tough trek around 3 weeks. Starting from Pokhara - a verdant valley amidst cultivated fields, and passes through the rhododendron and alpine forests and meadows with high passes, hot spring, waterfall, and plenty of stunning scenery. This trek avoids the main trail and therefore is quite strenuous and demanding. The massive peak of Dhaulagiri (8167m) is very attractive. It is one of the eight highest peaks in the world.

Between the procession of high peaks. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) is the seventh highest peak in the world. It's a long difficult trek around Dhaulagiri - following Marsyangdi Khola westwards to Darbang then turning north on a tiny trail leading through forests into the high country. Much of the route covers snow and glacier as it crosses French Col. (5,240m) and Dhampus pass (5,155m). Starting from Beni to the Kali Gandaki valley, the trek crosses high passes and rivers of Kali Gandaki and Bheri stands Dhaulagiri Himal, a massive ridge with a continues to Marpha and by passing the best panorama view of Annapurna and other many more mountains to Birethanti.

This mountain range is has 14 peaks rising over 7000m in height, including Mount Dhauligiri, the sixth highest mountain in the world, at 8167m. It is, undoubtedly, a memorable place for adventure seekers all over the world. The incredible views of Ice Falls and Glaciers make this trip worthy enough for those who have only dreamt of such an adventure. There are a few routes to choose from, each offering spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan landscape. Experienced trekkers with basic mountaineering skills will enjoy this region.

Itinerary

Day- 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (A, B)
Day- 02: Rest & Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (A, B)
Day- 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (by bus) (A, B, L, D)
Day- 04: Drive to Beni to trailhead from Pokhara, 5 hr. by bus, start the trek and over night camp at Babiochaur. (A, B, L, D)
Day- 05: Babiochaur to Darbang (camp at school Chaur). (A, B, L, D)
Day- 06: Darbang to Phalai Gaun. (A, B, L, D)
Day- 07: Phalai Gaun to Jugepani (camp near by river bank). (A, B, L, D)
Day- 08: Jugepani to Baghar (lunch time stay at same place). (A, B, L, D)
Day- 09: Baghar to Dobang. (A, B, L, D)
Day- 10: Dobang to Pakhaban (camp before Sallaghari). (A, B, L, D)
Day- 11: Pakhaban to Italian Camp. (A, B, L, D)
Day- 12: Italian Camp to Japanese Camp. (A, B, L, D)
Day- 13: Japanese Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. (A, B, L, D)
Day- 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden valley (French Pass 5360m.) (A, B, L, D)
Day- 15: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (Thapa Pass 5290m.). (A, B, L, D)
Day- 16: Yak Kharka to Marpha (Teahouse stay). (A, B, L, D)
Day- 17: Marpha to Jomsom (Teahouse stay). (A, B, L, D)
Day- 18: Early morning transfer to airport and fly back to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. (A, B, L)
Day- 19: Rest in Kathmandu (A, B)

(Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)

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