Dhaulagiri Trekking

Duration: 22 days | Grade: Challanging
Altitude: 5,360m.

"The Dhaulagiri French Pass Trek is surprisingly not frequented by many tourists. This 3 week dhaulagiri trekking route explores the quieter regions of Nepal and takes you deep within the Himalayas, giving you the chance to get up close to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. "

 

Dhaulagiri Trekking is an exceptional trek that passes through staggering alpine terrain. It is definitely not a standard trek, being tough and demanding and has shocked many trekkers who expected something similar to the Annapurna Circuit or the Everest trek. Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. Round Dhaulagiri trek into the wild which shows the world’s deepest river gorge, unparalleled scenery, as you might expect in such remote country, some very interesting indigenous people. Dhaulagiri Trekking - The Dhaulagiri French pass trek is a tough trek in Nepal, suitable for trekkers with previous experience of trekking at high altitude. Book your Dhaulagiri Circuit trek or Round Dhaulagiri trek.

 

Seasoned mountain walkers with some experience of high altitude. This is a long and strenuous trek but the crossing of high passes does not require much technical ability. You must be in good physical condition and be capable of trekking for up to 5 to 7 hours a day over 'not easy' terrain for several days. The altitude and weather are also to be considered; at high altitudes the ambient oxygen level is down to approximately 50%.

 

Nepal Visitors is a small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises in Nepal. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 22 days
  • Max Altitude: 5,360m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Moderate but Tented Camp
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Drive Out / Drive in Trekking and Kathmandu Private vehicle
  • Highlight: Nepalese Culture, Scenic flight to Jomsom to Pokhara, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, French Pass, Dhampus Pass, Hidden Valley, Kaligandaki River Gorge, Annapurna Himalayan Range, Interaction with Various ethnic groups.

Dhaulagiri Trek Itinerary

  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
  • Tour Photo

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m). Overnight Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (1350m). Overnight Hotel
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara and Again Drive to Beni (850m). Overnight at Camp
Day 04: Trek Beni to Babiachor (950m) - 5 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 05: Trek Babiachor to Dharapani (1400m) - 6 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 06: Trek to Muri (1850m) - 5 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2080m) - 6 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Dobang (2520m) - 5 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Choriban Khola (3110m) - 6 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) - 7 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 11: Rest day for acclimatisation.
Day 12: Trek to Glacier Camp (4210m) - 6 hrs.Camp overnight.
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) - 6 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 14: Rest day for acclimatisation. Camp overnight.
Day 15: Trek to French Pass (5100m) & Hidden Valley High Camp (5360m) - 6 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 16: Trek Hidden Valley – Yak Kharka, crossing over Dhampus Pass (5155m).
Day 17: Trek Yak Kharka (3680m) to Trek to Marpha (2667m). Camp overnight.
Day 18: Trek to Marpha (2667m) and Jomsom (2710m) - 3 hrs. Camp overnight.
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara (860m), Overnight at hotel
Day 20: Pokhara Free day (860m), Overnight at hotel
Day 21: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu, Evening farewell dinner with Nepal Visitors Team.
Day 22: Final Departure.

 

NOTE: On Dhaulagiri Trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off and all ground transfers as per our itinerary
  • 4 night's accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing, breakfast)
  • 2 night accommodation in Pokhara (twin sharing, breakfast)
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (entrance fees, guide, private transportation)
  • Private transportation from kathmandu to Pokhara and Beni
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by private vehile.
  • Necessary Sherpa guide, Daily wages, insurance and proper clothes for the whole Support crew (guide, cook, helpers, porters)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entrance Fees
  • Trekker's information Management Syatem (TIMS)
  • 14 night's campsite accommodation in tents
  • Camping trek arrangements (high quality camping equipment - 2 man tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, tables, chairs, mattresses, hot water bags and other utensils)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek days (meals prepared & served by our professional cook)
  • First-aid kit and emergency equipment
  • Satellite mobile telephone (pay call)
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Helicopter Rescue if the clients sick while on the trekking
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver...
         
         
         
         
         

Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers

 

Body
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves

 

Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional Items
Binoculars
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Altimeter
Compass
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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