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Duration21 Days
Altitude5360 M
Activity Tea House trekking ( Camp)
TransportBus And Flight
CountryNepal
Start's FromKathmandu
End's Atkathmandu
DifficultyHard
Tour Details

Dhaulagiri trek is known as a long and strenuous trek across an off beaten snow trail, which involves walking across snow ice with mountains. Dhaulagiri trekking area consists of massive mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri and fifteen mountain peak in the group are standing with an altitude of 700m.This region is home to the gigantic Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m),which is  the seventh highest peak in the world .Dhaulagiri trek is also known as the white mountain. This trek offers you a great opportunity in your lifetime, including beautiful mountains view, wild animals such as Himalaya Thar, musk deer, leopards and different species of bird. Trekking this route offers you the Challenging Mountain passes like crossing over the famous French pass (5360m) and Dhampus pass (5250m). This trek also passes through forest of Oak, juniper and rhododendron, the deepest kali Gandaki River in the world also lays in this region. You will get chance to explore the local lifestyles of Gurung and Magar and other communities with this Culture.

We began our 9 day trip in Kathmandu with visits to UNESCO world Heritages Sites before heading to the most beautiful mountains ”Dhaulagiri Trek”.

Aarohi holiday will customize the details of itineraries according to the time and interest of your Holiday and make your holiday best in Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (13,45m) at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)

Arrival in Kathmandu (13,45m) at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Pick up by our office representative, transfer you to your hotel, evening brief you about your trip, overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2Sightseen around Kathmandu valley world heritage UNESCO site

Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Baghmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. . Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple

Day 3Kathmandu to Beni (850m)

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Beni to BabiaChaur (950M)

Leaving Beni and Kali Gandaki the trek heads west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani (hot springs). Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river, the trail makes a little half loop before crossing another bridge, near the village of Simalchour, back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babiachor.

Day 5Trek BabiaChauri to Dharapani (1400m)

The valley widens and terraced hills develop on both sides of the river. The trail is fairly level and you pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again and terraces disappear on either side of the river. Continue to the village of Dharapani.

Day 6Dharapani to Muri (1850m)

After crossing the river to its West Bank as you leave Phedi the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. Again the trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri. We Continue trek to Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up an incline to the snout of the ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1810meters). Cross the Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri.

Day 7Muri to Boghara (2080m)

Descend a little, cross a stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 meters). Descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along its West Bank to the village of Naura from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch-backs, then descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara.

Day 8Boghara to Dovang (2529m)

The trail first descends through terraced fields to a small ridge, then through a forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in this part. After the settlement a high winding path crosses a rocky area which then descends before climbing again to

Day 9Dobang to Choriban Khola (3110m)

After crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola.

Day 10Trek Choriban khola to Italian base camp (3660 m) 7 hrs tented camp

Follow a trail to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right. Tukche Peak (6837 meters) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Italian Base Camp (3660 meters), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters).

Day 11Acclimatization Day tented camp

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be “tuned” for the even higher altitudes to come.

Day 12Trek Italian base camp to Glacier Camp (4210m

Set up early in the morning when the weather is expected to be clear. This Trail is prone to stone fall, which passes through a narrow gorge.

Day 13Trek Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4745m)

This is one of our adventurous days to Dhaulagiri base camp. From here you can look up at the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominating the skyline to your right. To the west are peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). In front of you is the impressive icefall that descends from the north east col.

Day 14 Acclimatization Day- (Otional Dhampush Peak Climbing or Explore back tented camp

Another rest day, but very important for the acclimatization. Views from this place are superb and there is plenty to explore.

Day 15 Trek Dhaulagiri Base camp to Cross the French Pass (5360m) and trek to the hidden valley (5200m).

After the glacier you climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, then cuts across the mountain flank and the moraine you enter a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley. Climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 meters). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to see Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 meters) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. From French Pass you continue along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to Thapa Pass (5250m) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6012m). Descending from Thapa Pass you will make it to camp at 5200 meters.

Day 16Trek Hidden valley to Cross the Dhampus Pass (5234m) and trek to Yak Kharka (3680m

Descend from the hidden valley to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site to enjoy the surroundings.

Day 17Trek Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m). or Marpha

Descend to the village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Continue north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom.

Day 18Jomsom to Pokhara Fly (35min) OR marpha to Pokhara (800m)

Day 19Rest day in Pokhara

Day 20Drive to Kathmandu (1300m)

On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park and board a tourist bus back to Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch.

Day 21Final departure

Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip

Cost Detail

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off from and to International airport.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu (first two nights and last one night)
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • One English speaking government Licensed Guide (insurance, experienced, salary, food and accommodation)
  • One porter for each two people
  • Accommodation Guest House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
  • 3 Meals a day – breakfast, lunch, Dinner during the trek (Anything from the munu)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Fly
  • All land transportation by bus / van / car.
  • Sightseeing tour car A/C, driver and culture guide.
  • Farewell dinner at Nepalese cultural restaurant after the trek in Kathmandu.
  • All taxes and Company service charges

Price Excludes

  • Bar and beverage bills, Tea coffe, wifi, bottled water, desserts, hot shower, Battery charge
  • Personal expenses, personal clothes, personal insurance for health and evacuation and tipping.
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing points.
Important Info

1 Meals and drinking in Trek

The meals are included in our package which is taken in lodges. We will get breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights. Our guide will choose and stop for lunch on the available place for every day on a trek. We will request you to bring water and use medicine and drink freely or therefore you can also have options of buying purification water bottled or boiled water in every place as well

2 Medicines and first kits

Proper medicines and first aid kits are very essential for trekking. You might get physically hurt at high altitudes is easy due to the terrain and change in atmosphere. Unsuspecting trekker must always be prepared for any adversities that they could face even while walking through easiest trek some of the most essential items anyone must have in their first aid kit are below

Antiseptic
Pain relief spray, ointment
Safety pins
Crepe bandage for sprain
And my other that are necessary which are hard to found in a rural area.

3 Trekking Seasons in Nepal

The trekking season in Nepal is generally known best as two seasons after falls and after the winter. Ever best season of trekking in Himalayan consider in the mid of September to mid of December. Each season has its distinct attraction to offers Nepal. Trekking season is classified as below

Autumn ( Sept- Nov)
Winter ( Dec-Feb)
Spring ( March-may)
Summer ( Jun- Aug)
Autumn (Sept-Nov)

This season is also considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Sep, Oct, and Nov are the fall in this trekking season in Nepal. This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.

Winter (Dec- Feb)

This season is clear in Nepal. Dec, Jan, and Feb Months are a cold day in Mountain during this season Nepal is usually snowfall in the higher elevations with risks winds and colder temperatures. It will be ideal for trekking in the lower elevation.

Spring (March-May)

During this season different varieties of wildflowers, especially the rhododendrons make the hillside which makes higher altitude trekking more comfortable and interesting. April and May’s months are fall-in this trekking.

Summer ( June- August)

June, July, and August months are the main rainy season. It also involves monsoon with heavy rainfall which makes trekking condition unfavorable. During this season, it is times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valley and meadows blossom with flower and lush vegetation. Desert park of Nepal like mustang Nar-Phu valley and Dolpo region are the best season to do trekking which is summer trekking a great alternative behind the Himalayan rains shadow area.

4 Travel insurances

One of the most popular destinations in the world for the adventure trekking, Climbing and expedition is in Nepal, so most of that area is located in remote part in the Himalayan

Travel insurances in Nepal is definitely an Important consideration:-It play the vital role that you need to have travel insurance while doing traveling to Nepal and doing trekking, Climbing, and Expedition or any other adventure in Nepal. There are many types of travel insurance policies and which they all come with an incredible amount of fine print so, we request you need to very clear that what is covered and what is not covered on the travel insurance policy that you are going to buy in case if you need more information about travel insurances, please feel free to contact us.

5 Physical fitness

Physical fitness is an important part of any outdoor activity. It is probably less of an issue at the start than you might think. Trek is about taking your time settling your own pace and enjoying the experience to its fullest basically they are three components of in Nepal trek preparation:- Aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trek in thinner air, up to 40 percent less than at sea label how as with good aerobic conditioning you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you.

Before your arrival in Nepal, you should plan on doing at least one hours of aerobic 3/4 times per week for 1 month. Jogging, hiking, cycling and walking on alley floor to ridgeline ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise so long as your strengthening ley muscles and building stamina. speed is not the essence confidence stamina and continuity are.

6 personal belongings

We are not answerable for any damage or loss of your any luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, ponies airport or vehicles. That means your personal possessions luggage are at your risk at the times.

7 how to book your tour/ how to book with us

We request you, before booking any tour with us, please read all the term and conditions slowly read all the term and conditions slowly and thoroughly. You might also call us with any question prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Please fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process The most important thing to understand that all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded and also to the level of service or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take as much as the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip/it is without trepidation.

8 Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute mountain sickness is common at high altitudes and depends on the elevation, the rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, loss of appetite and lethargy, nausea, bread hopelessness, and irritability. An altitude over 3000 meters (9843 Feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take almost caution. We will also equip our staffs with a cell phone and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are always greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

9 Flight delays Internal

The major reason for the flight delays and the cancellation is due to the climate conditions and horal geographical setting of Nepal. The heavy rainfall the fog and unusual al winds cloud results in flight delays or sometimes cancellation airport lucks the instrument landing system for the domestic flights in case of any cancellations or flight delays do occur (highly chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla,Everest Reagan) we will also provide service to arrange a helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of civil aviation rule of Nepal which can state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. Therefore the cost ranges from used 350 to 650 according to the number of passengers.

10 Arrival Instructions

Outside the arrivals hall there will be a large group of people, Agents and individuals from many companies please don’t be a hassle by their people. We request you to Stop and look carefully for your name Our Aarohi Holiday representative will holding your name and encored you to the car and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will also see Men/taxi driver offering you to carry luggage at the Airport. So just ignore them and walk out the door with our airport representative and follow these instructions you also have to take care and keep an eye on your luggage and belonging to avoid any complicacies.

11 Visa Entry procedures

For entry into Nepal, the visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa entry procedure in Nepal can be obtained at The Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad Nepal visa is an important issued at the entry points like Kathmandu international airport upon arrival. We must not pay any visa fee for under 10 years children. If you’re willing to get Nepal visa required filling form truth passport, Photograph.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Visa Facility Duration Fee

Single entry 15 days us $ 25

Single entry 30 days us $ 30

Multiple entry 90 days us $ 100

Please, we request you to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry and also have cash ready in us dolor for more information to the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa, Visit the Nepal Department of Immigration Website.

12 Trekking Day

We will have to walk around 6 to 8 hours per day/ 10 to 12 km per day more or less. We will have our breakfast at the tea house and begin our trekking as in the middle of long trekking we will have our lunch at the tea house and after some time we will start the trekking again. However, will end our night will dinner at tea house take rest to have some fun and remaining trek we will start it again tomorrow after breakfast.

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