Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

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Trekking in the region of Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest mountain situated for an escapade into its wilderness to the world. Dhaulagiri Circuit trek has been calculated to confine the best of Nepal’s mainly admired trekking region, while keeping away from the serious traffic of the Annapurna Sanctuary track. On the other hand, Dhaulagiri Circuit is not so challenging and isolated wilderness trek. Few trekkers have travel around the distant side of Dhaulagiri and had passes Mountain such as the French Pass (5360 m) and the Thapa Pass (5200m). The Dhaulagiri Circuit is hugely worthwhile as trekkers are hiking throughout the gorgeous scenery. As trekkers it does not demand wisdom of escapade and to amplify the capability to deal with unforeseen. The best season to trek for the Dhaulagiri Circuit is from September to December and from March to May.   

Dhaulagiri Circuit is a jagged trek to the West of the Annapurna beginning from Pokhara by following the Myagdi Khola to its starting place at the Chhonbardan Glacier. You will trek up the face of the glacier and over the French Col to come into “Hidden Valley”. This is tremendously isolated lynching valley, give sense that the journeys which furnish Dhaulagiri Circuit trek as a more of a voyage. From the Hidden Valley there is an alternative to ascend the non-technical Dhampus Peak (6060 m). In normal situation the average itinerary follows sensible snowstorm slopes to the high point and can be endeavor with frost axe and crampon knowledge. At that time you can formulate a vertical decline to Jomsom where you will meet up to the trekkers who have moved down from Throng La on the Annapurna Circuit. Somewhat you can trek back to Pokhara through the Kaligandaki Valley.  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03:  Drive to Beni (850m)
Day 04: Trek to Babiachor (950m)
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1,400m)
Day 06:  Trek to Muri (1,850m)
Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2,080m)
Day 08: Trek to Dobang (2,520m) 
Day 09: Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m)
Day 10: Trek to the Italian Base Camp (3,660m)
Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day
Day 12: Trek to the Glacier Camp (4,210m)   
Day 13: Trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m)  
Day 14: Acclimatization and rest day
Day 15: Cross the French Pass (5,360m), then trek to the Hidden Valley (5,200m)  
Day 16:  Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2,710m)
Day 18:  Flight to Pokhara  
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 20: Departure!!!!               
 
Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

You will be received by a representative at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and transferred into a hotel. There you can discuss upon your arrival in brief. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

On the second day of the tour package, you will be sightseeing around the Capital city of Kathmandu. More than a few world heritage sites are present in Kathmandu Valley counting the Basantapur Durbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, and loads of other temple and monuments. You will love the sightseeing in Kathmandu as it mostly includes the World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 03:  Drive to Beni (850m)

For Beni (830m), you will be accompanied by a trekking guide, who will come and pick up to Bus Park leading to Beni. Beni is not very far as it covers up only 830 meter, taking the drive for 4 hours only from Kathmandu. Beni is the district headquarters and at this point your trekking permit will be checked.. Overnight stay at guest house. 

Day 04: Trek to Babiachor (950m)

From Beni you will shift for the trek to Babiyachaur (950m), taking 5 hours. To leave Beni means departuring from Kaligandaki and move west next to the northern bank of Myagdi Khola. Passage the bridge away from the village to the Southern bank of river, the trail crafts a half ring prior to passing a new bridge near to the Simalchaur. Yet again you call for the come back towards the bank somewhere it leads to the Babiyachaur, village. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1,400m)

Beat out down the lofty, zigzag path out of a Babiyachar. You can find the widen valley and terrace with hills that develop on equal sides of the river. From Ratorunga the valley slenders over again and the terraces grow fainter on either side of the river. Keep on moving towards the village of Dharapani (1,400m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06:  Trek to Muri (1,850m)

On the 6th day you will trek to Muri (1,850m) which takes 5 hours. First you have to cross the river and head towards north to Phedi. As you move ahead the trace begins to ascend and there you will come across many switch –backs until you emerge at the edge. Again the track climbs sharply to the village of Muri. Go on with your hike to Sibang and Mattim. This ridge leads to Muri, a Magar village. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2,080m)

Trek to Baghar (2050m) is on 7th day which takes 6 hours after moving down. Then, you will cross a waterway and hold on through the terraced fields before hiking an edge to accomplish the surpass. You can view Mt. Ghustung South (6465m) from any sides. Again you will move down to the Myagdi Khola. Taking a slope step from Naura with switch backs along the forest lead to Baghara. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Dobang (2,520m)

 At first you will be descending from terraced fields to a small ridge, then move through the forest to Jyardan. Through the settlement an elevated windy trail crosses a rocky area which again moves down previous to climbing Lipshe. The trails then keep on through a forest to Lapche Kharka and it leads to the level area at Dobang. Overnight at tented camps.    

Day 09: Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m)

After passing a timber bridge out of Dobang the trail goes up to the forested area. From there the western part of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) is visible through the cracks in the trees. Moving down to the Myagdi Khola, again you have to pass via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Crossing through forests again, you will come to Choriban Khola. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 10: Trek to the Italian Base Camp (3,660m)

You need to follow the track which is not well defined to the mortal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right. Tukche Peak (6837m) can be seen straight on, at the far end while the notable north flank of DhaulagiriI (8167m) dominating the skyline. After a short while you will reach Italian Base Camp (3660m) which is also a site for your camp. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulgiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618m). Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day

You will use up a day acclimatizing to the thinning of the air. It is not compulsory that your body acclimatizes to the elevated altitude and be adjusted for higher altitudes in the days to follow. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 12: Trek to the Glacier Camp (4,210m)

On the 1th day you will trek to Glacier Camp from the Italian Base Camp after having a breakfast. It is good to set off early in the dawn when the weather is clear. On this day you are going to continue the overnight near the Glacier Camp. Overnight stay at tented guest house.

Day 13: Trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m)

On the 12th day you will move for the trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) visible instantly on at the fair end while the striking north flank of Dhaulagiri (4740m) dominates the skyline to the right. You will reach Dhaulagiri Base camp which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II and Dhaulagiri V. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 14: Acclimatization and rest day

On the 14th day you will take another acclimatization and rest day which is very important too. You will get superb and dazzling views. Except that there are lots of things to explore in the surrounding areas. Overnight at tented camps

Day 15: Cross the French Pass (5,360m), then trek to the Hidden Valley (5,200m)

The maximum elevation of French Col or Hidden Valley is 5360m. The way it leads to Hidden valley is self-effacing and exhausting. You have to amble for 5 to 6 hours so that you can get an early start to cross the passes. In the past it was believed to be a greatest walk. Thakali people used to bring their yaks to gaze. You are gifted by the terrific views in Hidden Valley. Hidden Valley trekking is the best trekking for the unaccompanied mountain. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 16:  Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m)

For the trek to Yak Kharka (3680m) you have to move early in the morning which takes 16hours. Before the sunrise you have to cross Dhampu Pass. The view of the entire Annapurna Range being touched by the sun with the valley resting below in the darkness gives amazing views. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2,710m)

Keep on to the village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Here, you can taste the local Brandy made from Apple which is entirely different from other brandy. Continue north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom. Jomsom is a perfect destination for the trek. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 18:  Flight to Pokhara  

Today you will catch the flight early in the morning from Jomsom to Pokhara and will spent rest of the day by exploring and taking a break. Pokhara is a nice place to hike for the rest of day. In the evening you can move around the city and view the handmade crafts. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu

On the 1th day of the tour itinerary, you will go back to your own country via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Before that you will take a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. From onwards you are free to move towards your next destination.

Day 20: Departure!!!!

On this day you will be transferred from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu so that you can return your hometown or towards your desired destination.  
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