Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world which lies north – west of Pokhara. Dhaulagiri is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain where it rises to 7000m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the south east in about 30 km of aerial distance. In fact, Kali Gandaki is dramatic as two eight thousanders, Annapurna I & Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other over a deep valley.
The Dhaulagiri Round trek is a challenging, and a real adventure for experienced trekkers who are looking for an expedition-like experience. The trekking adventure, which encounter exceedingly beautiful Hidden Valley allows the trekkers to literally touch the majestic mountain Dhaulagiri at Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The landscape from the high passes and the base camps beat your imagination, as you come to see more and more of this biggest white mountain of Nepal and its surroundings. Sometimes you may also see mountain sheep and the snow leopard on the way. The starting point of the trek is Beni, the district headquarters of Myagdi District. Initially the trekking trail passes through villages of Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people, where you get to observe their unique culture and lifestyle. It gradually gets tougher as you move to higher elevations.
Diverse culture, treading through different types of forests to treeless zone and getting as close as possible to peaks like Dhaulagiri and Dhampus Peak are great highlights of Dhaulagiri Round trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Preparation for the Expedition.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Darbang (920m)
Day 04: Trek from Darbang to Dharapani Overnight at Tent camp.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muri Overnight at Tent camp.
Day 06: Trek from Muri to Bagar Overnight at Tent camp.
Day 07: Trek from Bagar to Doban overnight at tent camp
Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Sallaghari overnight at tent camp
Day 09: Trek from Sallaghari to Italy base Camp overnight at tent camp
Day 10: Trek from Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).
Day 11-39: Climbing Period (Summit Period to Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m)
Day 40: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp)
Day 41: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka(3680m
Day 42: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom(2710m)
Day 43: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 44: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 45: Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 46: Final departure, or alternative Join other activities
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer
After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Adventure Ascent representative will be there to greet you and take you to the hotel. We will then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Welcome dinner will be hosted in the evening
Day 02: Preparation and Briefing for Departure
This day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation and last minute equipment shopping and preparation for departure to the trekking and climbing route. You will be kept in get set position.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Darbang Fly/Drive
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara about 25 minutes and drive from Pokhara to Darbang via Beni which takes about five hours
Day 04: Darbang to Dharapani Trek
Today we trek from Darbang to Dharapani; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 05: Dharapani to Muri Trek
Trek from Dharapani to Muri; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 06: Muri to Bagar Trek
Trek from Muri to Bagar; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 07: Bagar to Dovan Trek
Trek from Bagar to Dovan; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 08: Dovan to Sallaghari Trek
Trek from Dovan to Sallaghari; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 09: Sallaghari to Italy base Camp Trek
Trek from Sallaghari to Italy base Camp; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 10: Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Trek from Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m); overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 11-39: Dhaulagiri Summit Climbing Period
These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Dhaulagiri. After some days of acclimatization and exercise you will proceed to the higher camp to be closer to the summit of (8167m). We are allowed to trek from lower to upper camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit.
Day 40: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp)
Today is the day for preparing to move out from the base camp by packing all logistics and clean the base camp to maintain the eco-friendly environment in the area as per government rule.
Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka trek
Trek down from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Yak Kharka (3680m); overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 42: Yak Kharka to Jomsom Trek
Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m), Which Takes about six hours; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 43: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight
Today you Fly out from Jomsom to Pokhara, which takes about 20 minutes; overnight stay in Pokhara. (Or, if you want to extent your duration of trek, you may walk down from Jomsom via Ghasa-Tatopani, Beni etc or take surface transportation via same route to reach Pokhara.)
Day 44: Back to Kathmandu.
Drive around 7hrs from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus. You can also take 25min flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu instead; overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 45: The Leisure day and sightseeing
This day you can tour around Kathmandu (Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath) or you just take rest and do some souvenir shopping. Farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant.
Day 46: Transfer for Final Departure
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. An Adventure Ascent representative will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight for final departure towards your sweet home.