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Dhaulagir Trek

Dhaulagir Trek

  • Nepal
  • Strenuous
Dhaulagiri trekking is considered to be one of the remotest places in the kingdom of Nepal. An abundance of Himalayan peaks, including giant Dhaulagiri, hidden valleys and high passes are its main attractions for travelers. The region is separated from the Annapurna massif by the Kali Gandaki river. Here, the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs, two huge mountain ranges, have formed the deepest gorge in the world. The trekking in this area is relatively strenuous but the trekkers who are willing to spend their holidays with nature in these peaceful surroundings full of peace are well rewarded.

Trip Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu Kathmandu
Day 2 Explore Kathmandu Kathmandu
Day 3 Kathmandu – Pokhara by Bus then transfers to Hotel. Pokhara
Day 4 Drive to Darbang Phedi (1110m.) then transfer to tea-house Lodge. Phedi
Day 5 Darbang Phedi - Sinbang/Khamla Village (1670m.) tea-house Lodge. Sinbang
Day 6 Sinbang/Khamla - Baghara (Bagar 2080m.) Baghara
Day 7 Baghara - Dobang (2520m.) (Dovan Kharka) Dovan
Day 8 Dovan - Salla Ghari (3445m.) Salla Ghari
Day 9 Salla Ghari - Swiss Base Camp (3730m.) Swiss BC
Day 10 Swiss Base Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m.) Dhaulagiri BC
Day 11 Dhaulagiri Base Camp Rest for acclimatization and Exploration. Dhaulagiri BC
Say 12 Dhaulagiri Base Camp – French Pass 5360m. Camp. French BC
Day 13 French Pass–Thapa Pass 5250m.–Yak Kharka 3400m. Yak Kharka
Day 14 Yak Kharka – Marpha Village (2667m.).   Marpha Village
Day 15 Marpha Village – Ghasa (2010m.). Ghasa
Day 16 Ghasa – Tatopani (1150m.). Tatopani
Day 17 Tatopani – Ghorepani (2830m.). Ghorepani
Day 18 Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3232m.) – drive to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel. Poon Hill
Day 19 Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel. Kathmandu
Day 20 Kathmandu Free Kathmandu
Day 21 Last minute, transfers to Airport for your onward journey.  

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost

 

Cost Includes
  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or tourist Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food) and accommodation in best available teahouse lodge and tented camp (twin sharing Room).
  • North Face brand tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • 1 professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys and Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to and from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.
Equipment for this trip.

The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.

This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

General
  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag (We will provide one complimentary Ace the Himalaya duffel bag which is yours to keep.)
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat.)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
Hand
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
Core Body
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants
Feet
  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
Optional
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

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  • Trip Rating
  • Trip Duration20 Days
  • Min. PriceContact us
  • Max. Altitude5360 M.
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Group Size2 - 20
  • Best TimeFeb-June, Sept-Dec
  • Daily Walking4 - 6 hours
  • AccommodationLodge
Dhaulagir Trek