Trip Outlook:  

Start: Kathmandu
End: Kathmandu.
Group size: 1 to 10.
Trekking area: Dhaulagiri.
Country: Nepal.
Trip Mode: Hotels / Lodge and camping.
Trip Grade: Adventurous & challenging (in snow condition).
Highest elevation:  At French pass 5,360m &Thapa / Dhampus pass 5,250 m.
Trek duration:  15 nights & 16 days (Darbang to Pokhara)
Total trip: 20 nights & 21 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season: April to June & September to November.

Main attraction/hightlight

  • Unique landscapes and awesome scenery of mountains including 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters.
  • High French pass 5,360 meters to hidden valley and towards Thapa pass 5,250 mtrs.
  • Sinning glaciers and ice-fields.
  • Colorful rhododendron and green pine forest.
  • Local foods with tea house and also camping a few days.
  • Tibetan Buddhism culture.
  • Panorama of mountains and Amazing sunrise views.
  • Clean Pokhara city with beautiful Phewa Lake in the shade of Annapurna and fishtail mountains.

Introduction:

White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition offers an adventurous destination Around Dhaulagiri trekking, in complete wilderness of high hills and mountains in
the backdrop of world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m high.Starting this fabulous trip “Around Dhaulagiri Trekking” with a drive and then walking from low warm areas of sub-tropic temperature towards beautiful rhododendron-pine and fir forest to glaciers and, ice-fields at Mt. Dhaulagiri base camp.

Walk leads through temporary settlement of cattle herders following Myagdi River upstream, and from the last Magar village of Bagar into nice forest and in perfect isolation.Adventure continues on leaving the green forest into mountainous zone enclosed with high peaks of Mana-pathai, Dhaulagiri adjoining peaks and walking over boulders of moraine and ice to reach at base camp beneath towering North Face of Dhaulagiri.

From here journey continues over high French pass to Hidden valley and towards Thapa pass to reach lovely Marpha and Tukche villages located at famous and popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.After being in remote mountainous areas walk leads through many nice villages of Kalopani-Lete and Ghasa to Tatopani (hot-spring).From the hot-spring village last climb of the adventure to Ghorepani and Pun Hill for panorama of mountains and amazing sunrise views before downhill to reach at scenic Pokhara, where this fantastic Around Dhaulagiri Trekking concludes with great service of White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition.

Outline itinerary:

Day 01:          Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:          Drive or fly to Pokhara – 6 hrs (30 mins flight)
Day 03:          Drive to Darbang 1,200 m via Beni 900 m -06 hrs.
Day 04:          Trek to Riverside 1,700 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05:          Trek to Bagar 2,375m -05 hrs.
Day 06:          Trek to Dovan 2,600m-06 hours.
Day 07:          Trek to Chartare / Bhainsi Kharka 3,000m -05 hrs.
Day 08:          Trek to Pakhaban (Japanese Camp.) 3,750m -05 hrs.
Day 09:          Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,750m – 06 hrs.
Day 10:          Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m via French Pass 5,360m.
Day 11:          At Hidden Valley (contingency or spare day).
Day 12:          Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m – 05 hrs.
Day 13:          Trek to Marpha 2, 670 – 04 hours.
Day 14:          Trek to Lete 2,480m – 06 hrs.
Day 15:          Trek to Tatopani 1,190m – 06 hrs.
Day 16:          Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m – 06 hrs.
Day 17:          Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,500m -05 hours.
Day 18:          Trek to Nayapul 1,100m and drive to Pokhara 860m.
Day 19:          Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 20:          In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 21:          International departure homeward bound.

Day 01:         Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport where our White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive for a short transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area,tourist hub of Kathmandu.

After getting refresh from the flight our guide brief you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Around Dhaulagiri Trekking.

Day 02:         Drive / Fly to Pokhara – 06 hrs via overland and 30 mins by air.

Morning, an overland drive of 6 hours to scenic Pokhara city with serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes with views of high Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on pristine Phewa lakes with time in the afternoon for short walks around lake side.

(Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to Pokhara)

Day 03:         Drive to Darbang via Beni 900 m – 04 hrs.
From Pokhara, drive to Beni town and beyond to Darbang, to start the trek around Dhaualgiri. At Darbang time wise walk for few hours to another overnight stop by the river to make the next day an easy and shorter walk, or just stay at Darbang in a local lodge.

Day 04:         Trek to Riverside 1,560 m – 05 hrs.
First day of this adventure starts walking past farm villages and then on pleasant trail along Myagdi River, following the Myagdi River right to its glacier source at Dhaulagiri base camp.

After a good walk reaching our first overnight camp by the river, after noon at leisure with rest or enjoy the cool river.

Day 05:         Trek to Bagar 2,375m – 06 hrs.
Morning walk follows the river reaching a farm village of Jugepani for lunch stop, afternoon climb above a ridge and then descend through forest to camp at Bagar, a farm village, Bagar the last village till our walk joins at Marpha village.

Day 06:         Trek to Dovan 2,600m – 06 hours.
On leaving the last of farm fields at Bagar village walk into forest for an hour and then a climb into forested area of bamboo, oaks and rhododendron trees.

After climb then descend to reach at Dovan for overnight camp, Dovan a small temporary settlement with small teahouse and shops.

Day 07:         Trek to Chartare / Bhainsi Kharka 3,000m -05 hrs.
From Dovan morning walk leads to an unstable wooden bridge over a stream at a confluence of Mygdi river, after crossing walking into forest all the way to overnight stop at Chartare also called Bhainse Kharka.

Day 08:         Trek to Pakhaban (Japanese Camp) 3,750 m – 05 hrs.
After overnight in the middle of dense forest, today walk leads to complete wilderness on leaving the vegetation and tree lines for few days.

Morning walk leads closer to Mt. Dhaulagiri South Face flank, with views of Putha Huinchuli, Manapathi and Dhaulagiri south flank, after good hours of walk reaching a glaciated area on a clearing named as Italian camp.

From here adventure begins as the walk leads on glacier, moraine with climb over rocky ridge to reach Pakhaban also called Japanese camp.

This camp offers super views of South West Face of Dhaulagiri and Manapathi, Puttha Hiunchuli with huge ice wall of Tsaurabong Peak.

Day 09:         Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,750m – 06 hrs.
Morning walk follows moraine and iceberg in some section, this morning climb needs a good team work with guides, porters and fellow members to be on right side of the trail over glaciated sections.

After a tough walk over glacial section reaching a rocky open area around Dhaulagiri where base camp is located.

Overnight camp at base camp the highlight of this adventure  with closest view of world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri I at 8,167 m, includes view of tumbling icefalls, glacier and Tukuche peak with West peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m.), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 m.) and Dhaulagiri IV  (7,618 m.).

Day 10:         Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m via French Pass 5,360m.
From this unique and wonderful campsite morning walk leads to the highest point of the adventure over French pass at 5,360 meters.

After the high pass a short descend to reach a wide grassy meadow a huge field at hidden valley for overnight camp.

Offering views of Sita Chuchura, Mukut Himal, and Tashi Kang 5,386 meters, Tukche Peak and Dhaulagiri I.

Day 11:         At Hidden Valley (Contingency or spare days).
Today a rest and spare or contingency day in case of bad weather condition including physical conditions of members, staff and porters.

If all goes well we can carry on to next camp to more safe and nice area to make the next day shorter towards Pokhara.

On this day if are not moving just relax and enjoy the views and explore on this least trekked area around Hidden valley.

Day 12:         Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m via Thapa pass 5,250 m – 05 hrs.
After a pleasant rest, morning starts on a gentle path for few hours to reach last pass of this adventure at Thapa also called Dhampus pass with 5,250 meters high.
On reaching the pass with grand rare views of Annapurna Himal, Nilgiris peaks, and then our walk descend to Yak Kharka for overnight camp and back into green vegetation of Juniper, Burberry and rhododendron bushes.

Day 13:         Trek to Marpha 2,630 m – 04 hrs.
Morning walk with long descend back into villages, after being in complete wilderness for past few days.

Downhill walk into forest of firs, pines and rhododendron trees, after few hours of easy descend reaching at one of the charming village at Marpha where all houses are painted white, this gem of a village with an interesting monastery.

Marpha located in lower Mustang district around Kaligandaki river valley, this area famous for delicious apples and product like cider, brandy local brew, juices, dry apples and apricot fruits. Enjoy the afternoon in the comfort of nice lodges and explore this beautiful village.

Day 14:         Trek to Lete 2,480m – 06 hrs.
From Marpha an enjoyable walk following Kaligandaki river downstream, reaching Tukuche village, beneath Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri with Mt. Nilgiris, from here back into tree line of pines, oaks and rhododendron, and then to a nice Kalapani village, after a short stop walk to another lovely village with grand views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill brings at Lete village for overnight stop.

Day 15:     Trek to Tatopani 1,190m – 06 hrs.
From Lete onwards leads to dramatic change in landscapes, walking between two high peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna forming world deepest gorge.

From Ghasa village a southern end of Mustang area, dominated by Thakali people and then heading at Tatopani (Hot Spring) village with sub-tropic climate.

Tatopani another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.

Day 16:     Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m – 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads across a bridge over Kaligandaki River and then our route diverts heading uphill on terraced hillside, dotted with farms and villages, after a steep section through dense alpine forest reaching at Chitre and to Ghorepani- village with super views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar also known Annapurna Fang.

Day 17:    Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,500m – 05 hours walk.
Morning an hour hike to Poon Hill at 3,210m, offering stunning sunrise over chain of mountains, including views of Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”, after a wonderful time at Poon Hill, walk into rhododendron forest on gradual trail with long descend from Ulleri village to Tirkhedhunga for last overnight stop in the high hills of Himalaya.

Day 18:         Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara- 04 hrs walk / 2 hrs drive.
From here, ending the last walk of the adventure trekking through farm villages and terraces and into warmer area, walk stops at Nayapul and then few hours’ drives to popular touristic spot of Nepal at Pokhara.

Day 19:         Drive of fly back to Kathmandu.
From Pokhara drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful around Dhaulagiri trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels.
(option by air 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu)

Day 20:         Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
A free day in Kathmandu for own individual activities or shopping souvenirs on this day can book for another sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu valley of Bhaktapur / Patan.

Day 21:         International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable and great adventure in Nepal and Around Dhaulagiri with great services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, our staff transfers you for final departure homeward bound flights.

Included in Package:

  • Airport pickups and drops in private vechical.
  • Dormitory rooms, Guest houses and 1-5 star hotels in Kathmandu and pokhara. As your choice.
  • Normally without bargaining on total price we will provide you 2/3 star hotels. If you want 4/5 star hotel that conduction you have to pay 50% then company will pay 50%
  • Wel come dinner and farewell dinner.
  • special permit cards (documents for your Dhaula giri trek).
  • Transportations by flights Kathmandu to pokhara , pokhara to Jomsom And Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Normal teahouse/ accommodation (tent for camping places) during the trek.
  • Three times meals(Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) a day during the trek.
  • Government licensed holder guide who can speak extra languages (like Chinese, japnesh, French, Korean, Malaysian, Dutch, Italy, Spanish and Hindi) as yours needed and assistance guide(7 trekkers:1 assistance guide)
  • 1 strong with friendly potter for 2 trekkers( A POTTER can carry maximum 25kg).
  • Guides and potters coasts including their Salary, insurance, equipment, food, local transportation, and accommodation.
  • First aid fox/ medical fox.
  • 13% government tax and 10% service charge.

Excluded in Package:

  • Nepales Visa fee.
  • International air ticket.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Domestic airport pickups and drop.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • trekking equipments.
  • Meals in City (only  in mountain trek).
  • Medical fee and rescue service.
  • teas, coffee, beers, cola, chocolate,
  • Personal expense like bar bills, laundry service, phone call, internet/cyber café, battery charges, hot shower, hot/boiled water, extra blanket, toilet paper/nappies paper, heater etc.
  • Tips for guide(s),potter(s),driver(s) any staff(s).
  • Donation for School (s), road(s), orphanage(s).

Necessary Documents:

  • Valid passport.
  • 2 passport side pictures.
  • Separate photocopies of your passport with valid Nepali visa.
  • Proof of insurance dollars, pound, and euro currency in cash for purchasing Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport.

Equipments and clothes:

-Down jackets and sleeping bags(-10 to -15 degrees f.), Trekking boots or sports shoes, one pair of trekking pools, camera, water bottle, warm hates that covers yours ears, cap, sun glass, sun cream, half sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, thermal tops, water proof jacket/pullovep, gore-tex jacket with wool, one pair of lightweight wool gloves, one pair of trousers, one pair of fleece or woolen tousers, one pair of waterproof shell paints, two/three pairs of thin, light, inner shocks, two pairs of heavy poly socks, wto pairs of under wears etc… and more for girls(bra, scarf, pashmina shawl, Nek up thing etc. )

(Note: you can hire down jacket, trekking boots and sleeping bag with white Hill Adventure. The coast will be per day $1+$1+$1 usd.)

Important suggested Tools:

Tooth brush & paste.

Nail clippers.

Mirror.

Books.

Pen & Copy.

Note book.

Mobile phone and SIM cards.

GPS Compass.

Light.

Charges.

Alarm watch.

Matches or lighter.

Repair tape with sewing repair kit.

Towel.

Dry Foods & Chocolate: You have to buy some energetic foods (like chocolate, snacks, pine nut, coconut, etc.) to help yourself walking better.

Travel Insurance:

Daulagiri circuit

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