Dhaulagiri Round Camping Trekking

  1. Duration21 Days

Max. Altitude:5360m.

Difficulty:Challenging

Dhaulagiri 8,167m - the 7th highest mountain in the world - means the "white mountain" though many mountains over the world have names, which translate to White Mountain. This is a strenuous trek, through high alpine pastures, higher passes and serene and uninhabited valleys. Everyone is familiar with the name Dhaulagiri which is in the western part of Nepal, probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. The simple reason behind it is that it consists of more than fifteen 7,000m magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city tour
  • Scenic road drive to Beni
  • Mur Magar village
  • Dhaulagiri and Italian Base Camp
  • French Pass Dhampus Pass and Hidden Valley
  • Kaligandaki River Valley
  • Scenic fly to Pokhara from Jomsom

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu,welcome at airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03:Drive to Beni (850m) by bus - 8 hrs. Overnight at tented

Day 04:Trek to Babiachor (950m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 05:Trek to Dharapani (1,400m) 6 hrs . Overnight at tented

Day 06:Trek to Muri (1,850m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 07:Trek to Boghara (2,080m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 08:Trek to Dobang (2,520m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 09:Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 10:Trek to the Italian Base Camp (3,660m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 11:Acclimatization and rest day. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 12:Trek to the Glacier Camp (4,210m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13:rek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 14:Another acclimatization and rest day. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 15:Cross the French Pass (5,360m), then trek to the Hidden Valley (5,200m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 16:Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a tented camps .

Day 17:Trek to Jomsom (2,710m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 18: Morning flight to Pokhara - 30 mins. Sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 19:Leisure day and sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 20:Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 21:Transfer to the international airport for your final departure


Cost Details

Services includes are:
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in three star hotel in Pokhara; Breakfast included. (2 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals Cooked by our expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) .
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc. and Climbing rope to cross the Passess.)
  • Local Randonnee Nepal Trek licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and camping equipment during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All trekking permits & fees.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Randonnee Nepal Trek  (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Flight cost from Jomsom to Pokhara including airport departure taxes in Jomsom airport.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu(Local bus transfer from Ktm to Beni and Tourist Bus transfer form Pokhara to Ktm).
  • Free Randonnee Nepal  duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt (yours to keep).
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day (On Day 20th).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.
Services not includes are:
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (see the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu,welcome at airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03Drive to Beni (850m) by bus - 8 hrs. Overnight at tented

Day 04Trek to Babiachor (950m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 05Trek to Dharapani (1,400m) 6 hrs . Overnight at tented

Day 06Trek to Muri (1,850m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 07Trek to Boghara (2,080m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 08Trek to Dobang (2,520m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 09Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 10Trek to the Italian Base Camp (3,660m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 11Acclimatization and rest day. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 12Trek to the Glacier Camp (4,210m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13rek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 14Another acclimatization and rest day. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 15Cross the French Pass (5,360m), then trek to the Hidden Valley (5,200m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 16Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a tented camps .

Day 17Trek to Jomsom (2,710m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 18 Morning flight to Pokhara - 30 mins. Sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 19Leisure day and sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 20Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 21Transfer to the international airport for your final departure

Useful Info

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Note

Flight Delay in JOMSOM

Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Randonnee Nepal the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.

The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

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