Trekking in the shadows of the ninth highest peak in world, is like a dream come true when the name Dhaulagiri comes to mind. A trek, not meant for the faint heart, as the ascends takes you through the unshattered beauty of valleys carved out from the flow of the Myagdi Khola (river) flowing southwards from the heart of Dhaulagiri. The trek, in the area of Dhaulagiri, is constantly evolving in landscape and the countless picturesque villages are there to take your breath away as your trek absorbs you further in. Exploring the mysteries of concealed valleys, taking the fragrance of the mountain ranges, sampling the local cultures of the Gurungs, Chhetris and Magars, tasting “the hardly got in the market apples” of Marpha orchard and being wonder-struck by the beauty of unspoiled nature makes the hike worth every cent spent.
The white snow capped serenity of Annapurna, Nilgiri mounts are there to accompany along the way. The trails are tortuous through terraced fields, and along side fast flowing rivers and streams where the sight of continuous infringement of your attention towards the flora and fauna makes the trek tolerable and memorable as well, where one leaves with the taste wanting to return.
The trek in the vicinity of Dhaulagiri
The trek begins in Baglung a town situated on a plateau overlooking the Kali Gandaki gorge and the halt off for the night is at Beni Bazaar on the Kali Gandaki.The Following day, we hit Babichaur and from there onto Darband, crossing terraced fields cultivated with crops of the season. The next stop overs are Sibang and Muri from where one begins to get the scintillating view of mount Dhaulagiri. The following two days it is Boghara and Dobang, now you are well trenched in the Dhaulagiri area. Finally we camp over at Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m) after having hiked and rested for the nights at Chatare and Pakabon which has a glacier in its perimeter.
Hereafter we head home, through the hidden valley of Yak Kharka, and then to Marpha, Kagbeni, Muktinath. Jomsom and Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly/drive to Pokhara
Day 03: Drive to Beni (830m)
Day 04: Beni to Babiyachaur (950m)
Day 05: Babiyachaur to Dharapani (1500m)
Day 06: Dharapani to Muri (1815m)
Day 07: Muri to Dobang (2520m)
Day 08: Trek from Dobang to Upper Vungini or Italian Base Camp (3660m.)
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Italian base camp
Day 10: Trek from Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp
Day 11: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.)
Day 12: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5010m.)
Day 13: Trek from Hidden valley (5200m.) to Yak Kharka (3680m.)
Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2590m.) which takes about five hours.
Day 15: Tukuche to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 16: Tatopani to Beni-Pokhara
Day 17: Drive / fly back to Kathmandu
Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 19: Back to destination
Customizes your Trip:
If you only have a few days or perhaps a few weeks then will do our utmost to make your Nepal trip as readable as possible. Together we can create a unique experience that is tailored to you available time, interests, ability. The best season for this trek is March to May and October to December. The treks operate under the canvas (camp) only, as well as being able to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and Chitwan wildlife safari or continues trekking into Annapurna area.