Best season: Sept, Oct, Nov, March April
Per day walking: 5 - 6 hours
Trek type: Camping
Grade: Moderate Plus
Duration: 19 days
Dhaulagiri circuit Trekking is off beaten and wilderness trek in Nepal. Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters) literally means ‘white mountain’ is the 7th highest peak in the world rising 7000m above its local terrain over the kali Gandaki George in the most remote part of western Nepal. This feature has made Dhaulagiri one of the most unique mountains in the world. Dhaulagiri circuit trek takes you through some of the most challenging high passes like Dhampus Pass (5,182 meters) and French Pass (5,360 meters) encircling the magnificent towering peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters) massif. This region receives a very little rainfall and this determines its versatile vegetation and the rugged topography.
This trekking Trail takes you all the way through the isolated western region through outstanding scenery of emerald hills, terraces filled with barley, pristine forest of oak juniper and rhododendron blossoming from pink to red, beautiful villages inhibited with delightful people and their unique culture, moraine, Glaciers, high glaciated peaks and many more. This trek also takes you to the deepest George of the world namely Kali Gandaki George formed in between the two towering mountain peaks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I. Western Nepal is culturally and scenically exotic regions with its people highly influenced by Tibetan lifestyle. There are beautiful villages with the house built in Tibetan style with the flat roofs covered with the packed earth which are best suited for semiarid conditions of the area. The people have adopted a different kind of religion that seems to be mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism practice. Best trekking season for this Dhaulagiri circuit trek is from late spring and throughout the summer until late October.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1310m.Welcome program by Crown Himalaya Treks member and direct transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Break plan
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Overnight at Hotel with Bed & Break plan
Day 03: Drive to Darbang by local Bus 9-10 hours and overnight at Tent
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1565m 6/7 hours overnight at Tent
Day 05: Trek to Muri 1850m 6/7 hours overnight at Tent
Day 06: Trek to Bogara 2050m 5/6 hours overnight at Tent
Day 07: Trek to Dhoban 2630m this day the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes 6 hours overnight at Tent
Day 08: Trek to Sallaghari or Choriban Khola 3110m 6 hour overnight at Tent
Day 09: Trek to Italian Base camp 3660m this day you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. 4/5 hours overnight at Tent
Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization Perhaps days walk to the Japanese camp for acclimatization since there is little exploring to be had this is a day to relax overnight at Tent
Day 11: Trek to Glacier camp 4250m After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail 6 hours overnight at Tent
Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp 4748m this day you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp7/ 8 hours overnight at Tent
Day 13: Trek over French pass Hidden Valley camp 5100m Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. After a breathless climb to the top of French pass. 6/7 hours overnight at Tent
Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka 2900m 6/7 hours overnight at Tent
Day 15: Trek to Marpha 2670m overnight at Tent
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom 2720m 2 ½ hours overnight Lodge
Day 17: Early morning we take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara 25 minuets transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan
Day 18: drive or fly back to Kathmandu Hotel Evening Dinner together with Typical Nepali culture
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination
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