Round Dhaulagiri Trek

Duration: 20 Days

Meals: Full Board During the Trek

Best Season: All Year Round

Transport: Private and Comfortable Drive

Max Altitude: 5360 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Country: Nepal

Trip Grade
TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

Overview

The Dhaulagiri Round Trek is a demanding and exciting trek that takes you around the Dhaulagiri massif (8167m), the world's seventh highest mountain. This region's trekking is relatively tough, so you'll need to be physically fit and have some prior trekking expertise. Only a true explorer can complete the trail, which passes through freezing glaciers, snow-covered hills and lateral moraines.

The Dhaulagiri Round Trek trail passes through terraced fields connected to mountain villages where you can view shops, tea houses and learn about the everyday lives and cultures of the Magar, Gurung and Thakali people. You'll also pass-through rugged pathways, lush forests and suspension bridges on your way there. During this journey, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m), Dhaulagiri IV (7661m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618m). As it reaches French Pass (5300m), the top of Hidden Valley and crosses Thapa Pass (5200), the trail is capped by snow and glaciers on many sections. The spectacular French Pass (5300m) is the trek's highest point as well as a connecting point between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.

Dhaulagiri Round Trekking begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Beni and after Beni the route is through farmed area connecting to mountain villages, allowing visitors to learn about the lives of Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people. We will then follow the Myagdi Khola west to Darbang, then turn north on a little trail that winds through the woods to the high hills. We will cross The French Pass (5360m) and Hidden Valley (5200m) on our trail from where we can see the stunning views of the Dhaulagiri, Thorong and Annapurna summits, as well as the Kali Gandaki River (the world deepest gorge).

The trek passes through some of the Annapurna region's most famous locations, including Marpha, Tatopani, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill, a popular vantage point for viewing the high Himalayas and witnessing a spectacular sunrise. Overall, the Dhaulagiri Round Trek offers a stunning blend of nature and adventure in an off-the-beaten-path setting that eager adventurer will enjoy. The best seasons to visit the Dhaulagiri pass are autumn and spring. This trek is not recommended during the monsoon or winter. Remember that the weather is made by the mountain, no matter what season you walk in Dhaulagiri.

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Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop service by private car.
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transportation by tourists bus/flight
  • Jomsom-Pokhara by flight
  • Other ground transportation to and from trekking destination
  • Necessary documents and permits including ACAP Permit and TIMS card
  • Experienced and English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide and porters and the expenses for their food, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment and so on.
  • All government and local taxes, official charges and VAT
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu (except entrance fees)
  • Medical first aid kit
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Visa Fees and International airfare, excess baggage charge and airport tax
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • All entrance fees uring KTM sightseeing
  • Extended stay due to any reason other than programmed itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (expected and not mandatory)

Accommodation

Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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