Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Hard
  • Max Elevation:5,364m/17,594ft
  • Total Duration:20 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 4 pax

Nepal has unlimited places for the wilderness adventure and Himalayan trekking. Apart from the popular destinations like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu, there are other places worth to give a visit. Dhaulagiri Trek is one of the most adorable off the beaten trekking destination. Bharal Adventure takes you to this diversified trekking trail to witness the wonders of the region including some areas of the Annapurna Round Trekking.

The journey begins with the bus drive to the small town of the Mygdi district of Nepal in the bank of Kaligandaki River. The journey passes by the suspension bridges and the terraced farmlands. The scenes will be amazing for your eyes to capture as you head towards Dharapani passing by Babiyachaur. The villages and the temperate forests will give you mystical experience. If the season is of the rhododendron blooming then entire surrounding will seem like a fairyland’s garden. Dhaulagiri trek is full of amazing adventure as you will experience the adventurous glacier camp and French col. These places are very tricky and at times you might need the rope for the trekking. The Italian camp will give you the feeling of living inside a jungle. Once you have reached the Dhaulagiri Base Camp the journey returns back using the different route. Therefore, in a single trip you will witness different attractions and landscape as we take the different route. The beautiful hidden valley and the Yak Kharka are two best places to understand better about the region in terms of nature and culture too. The clustered yet beautiful village of Marpha which is on the way to Upper Mustang or the Jomsom Muktinath will lure you. You can try the famous Marpha Apple Brandy in this village. Once you have reached the Tatopani the natural hot water springs will give much needed boost to your mind and body. The bus drive from Tatopani will take you back to Pokhara.

Book this astounding beautiful Dhaulagiri Trek in Nepal. Feel the nature and enjoy the breathtaking scenes of Himalayas, forests, rivers, waterfalls, high glacier camp, French Col. and many touristic attractions in single trip. Bharal Adventure promises the best hospitality and service while taking you to this amazing off the beaten trail of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m.)- 10 Hours
  • Day 04:Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur (950 meters)- 5 Hours
  • Day 05:Trek to Dharapani (1,400meters)- 6 Hours
  • Day 06:Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1,850meters)
  • Day 07:Trek from Muri to Baghara (2050m.)- 6 Hours
  • Day 08:Trek from Baghars to Dobang (2520m.)- 5 Hours
  • Day 09:Trek from Dobang to Italian Base Camp (3660m.)-7 Hours
  • Day 10:Rest day for acclimatization
  • Day 11:Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (2510m)- 5 Hour
  • Day 12:Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.)-6 Hours
  • Day 13:Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5360.) – Hidden Valley- 5 Hours
  • Day 14:Trek from Hidden valley (5200m.) to Yak Kharka (3680m.)- 7 Hours
  • Day 15:Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.)- 5 Hours
  • Day 16:Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.)-5 Hours
  • Day 17:Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1189 m.)- 6 Hours
  • Day 18:Drive form Tatopani – Beni- pokhara
  • Day 19:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours)
  • Day 20:Transfer to airport for your departure!

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
A representative from Bharal Adventure will greet and accompany the guest from the airport to their hotel. The guests are briefly explained about the program they will be participating on.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
One of our guides will accompany the guests for their sightseeing excursion in Kathmandu where they will be visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, all of them declared as the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m.)- 10 Hours
We start our journey about 7 AM in the morning, driving along Trisuli River following Prithvi High way to Pokhara then continue to Beni, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 04:Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur (950 meters)- 5 Hours
Today, we pass through cultivated fields, villages, suspension bridges then Follow the path at Myagdi Khola to Babiyachaur, Overnight at tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 05:Trek to Dharapani (1,400meters)- 6 Hours
Today, we cross the river to the west of Myagdi Khola and will head north to Phedi. The trail is fairly level and we pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walking through fields arrive at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again and the trail Continues to the large village of Dharapani, Overnight at tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 06:Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1,850meters)
We continue our trekking to the village of Sibang and Mattim after crossing the River the trails starts climbing with a great view of Dhaulagir (8167 m) and Gurja Himal (7193 m) and after the steep climbs we reach a large and dense village of Magars called Muri, Overnight at tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 07:Trek from Muri to Baghara (2050m.)- 6 Hours
Descending a gentle slope, and cross a rocky stream. Descend a path amid terraced fields to Dhora khola. Cross the river and climb to the right up the mountainside to Ghorban dhara. The view from this pass is fine, for the first time we will see Ghustung south (6465m). Follow the right bank path past Naura where we begin to ascend the mountainside. After climbing for a short while, take a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hill. The Myagdi khola assumes a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbs the steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well-constructed with a great number of zigzag stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and you enter a traverse to the right-here we must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi khola. Soon we descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where bagara (2050) is visible, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 08:Trek from Baghars to Dobang (2520m.)- 5 Hours
Today, we leave the villages behind and the trial becomes increasingly challenging passing through ups and downs, in about 5 hours we arrive our Destination Dobang, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 09:Trek from Dobang to Italian Base Camp (3660m.)-7 Hours
Today we will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 10:Rest day for acclimatization
Today is our acclimatization or rest day at this base camp and we will explore around and adjust with the altitude, overnight at tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 11:Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (2510m)- 5 Hour
After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. We will also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough day, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 12:Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.)-6 Hours
After starting our adventure journey today, soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We will climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Overnight at Tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 13:Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5360.) – Hidden Valley- 5 Hours
Today, Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Once over the steep moraine walls we reach gentler, less strenuous country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5360m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least -20ºC at night), Overnight at Tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 14:Trek from Hidden valley (5200m.) to Yak Kharka (3680m.)- 7 Hours
We pass through avalanche-prone slopes and then take on the steep descent to Yak Kharka. This day we trek through bare land for some distance as well, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 15:Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.)- 5 Hours
Today, more steep descent leads to Marpha to us. The way is not much covered with trees. En route we will see some yak herds and sheep herds as well. Marpha is a small town mainly inhabited by the mixed community of Buddhist and Hindus as well. Overnight at Tented camp.. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 16:Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.)-5 Hours
Our trail stretches at almost flat level through forests to Kalopani, a Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. En route, we will find Larjung which is situated near Dhaulagiri Glacier. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches are seen. At Kalopani, you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.), overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 17:Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1189 m.)- 6 Hours
Today, the trail descends steeply up to Rukse Chhahara (Rukse Waterfall) which is amazing to look at. There is situated the deepest gorge of the world between two mountains Annapurna I (8091m.) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) facing each other near. The trail again descends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements. You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopati is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking bath in Hot Spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases. Along this, it gives you physical and mental refreshment as well, overnight at tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 18:Drive form Tatopani – Beni- pokhara
Drive form Tatopani – Beni- pokhara – transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel. (A, B, L, D)
Day 19:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours)
We hope our tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and its overnight at your hotel. ( A, B)
Day 20:Transfer to airport for your departure!
A representative from Bharal Adventure will take the guests to the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.
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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. The variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found for sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. some gears are imported from Chinawhich of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel in Kathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipment is you require during the trek:

General

  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hands wash

Extras/luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fees and vehicle
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipment during the trek)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight including departure tax
  • Bharal Adventure’s duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Bharal Adventure’s T – Shirt (yours to keep)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag
  • All necessary permits for trek
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa:
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Personal shopping and laundry, phone, internet bill etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for Guide, Porters and Driver

Recommend Bharal Adventure to everyone

I travelled with my family in a Swiss Group to Nepal. We went on the Dhaulagiri Trekking Tour organized by Bharal Adventures. It was an amazing ...

Katharina Zurschmiede,
Switzerland

Great Trekking Company

Bharal Adventure does an amazing job facilitating and organizing trips of all kinds. They're a very personal tour company and from the moment yo...

Coralie,
Paris, France

An Amazing Trekking Company

I came to know Bharal Adventure (BA) by chance with my previous trekking to Everest Base Camp Short Trek at the end of last year and This was my second time with Sujan (Founder of BA) for organising such a wonderful trip to Everest base camp short with my friends and it was truly amazing, enjoyable trip, it leaves us a profound experience with spectacular view of some highest peak in the Himalayan range and beauty of vast wildness.

Trekking in Himalayan range can be strenuous, but with our guide, Nirajan help us every step of the way in which make the trip a complete hassle free, we are very thankful for his service and would recommend to anyone coming to Nepal for Trekking.

Once again, thank you for all to make our trekking trip an unforgettable event to us And we are definitely coming back to Nepal again.

Pierre Vidaillac,
Cahors, France