Dhaulagiri Trek Overview
Dhaulagiri Trek is considered as one of country’s most challenging trekking trails. The trekking to ‘Dhaulagiri’ is the remotest trekking regions of Nepal. Dhaulagiri is world’s seventh highest mountain peak at 8,187 meters rising above the Kali Gandaki River. However, once you make towards the top of the massif, the scenic beauty is the most rewarding that can’t be experienced anywhere else in Nepal.
The trekking trail during the Dhaulagiri trek is strenuous throughout the trip, so it’s only recommended for the experienced high altitude trekkers. As you walk through the trails of the region, you see various kinds of flora and fauna, rural Nepalese life-style coupled with views of the spectacular mountain peaks.
We start the Dhaulagiri trek to the amazing ‘Dhaulagiri region’ from a bus drive from Kathmandu to Beni. The first days of the trek are mostly walking through the cultivated fields, but the trek gets tougher once we reach at Dobhan. From ascending through the tough passes to winding the trek at Pokhara via Jomsom, the trek to Dhaulagiri region offers every bit of a natural and cultural beauty Nepal has in store.
We at Skyline Treks and expedition have been arranging amazing treks in the Dhaulagri region; we cannot wait to organize one for you too!
Day 03: Drive to Beni/ or fly to Pokhara and drive to Beni (B.L.D)
Day 04: Beni - Babiachaur (950m) (B.L.D)
Day 05: Babiachaur - Phedi (1100m) (B.L.D)
Day 06: Phedi - Phalai Gaun (1810m) (B.L.D)
Day 07: Phalai Gaun - Below Jugapani(B.L.D)
Day 08: Below Jugapani - Boghara (2080m) (B.L.D)
Day 09: Boghara - Lapche kharka(B.L.D)
Day 10: Lapche kharka - Chartare (2820m) (B.L.D)
Day 11: Chartare - Pakoban (3585m) (B.L.D)
Day 12: Pakoban - Dhaulagiri Basecamp (4750m) (B.L.D)
Day 13: Dhaulagiri Basecamp - French pass (5360m) (B.L.D)
Day 14: Walk five hours form French pass and camp on 4915m. (B.L.D)
Day 15: French pass - Yak kharka (4500m) (B.L.D)
Day 16: Yak kharka - Marpha (2667m) (B.L.D)
Day 17: Marpha - Lete (2438m) (B.L.D)
Day 18: Lete - Tatopani (1189m) (B.L.D)
Day 19: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2855m) (B.L.D)
Day 20: Early in the morning visit Poonhill for sunrise and panoramic view and trek to Tadapani (B.L.D)
Day 21: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1951m) (B.L.D)
Day 22: Ghandruk – Birethati and drive to Pokhara (B.L)
Day 23: Drive 7 hrs or flight 30 minute to Kathmandu (B)
Day 24: Final departure to your own destination (B)
- Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu/Pokhara hotel room with Breakfast (B) basis
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees
- All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek
- English speaking trekking Guide and each 2 persons 1 Porter
- All land transfer as per itinerary
- Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 40 only.
- Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
- Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu Domestic Airfare per person US$ 102 only (If you required)
- Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips for Nepalese staff's etc.
We have travelled many places around the world and prefer to use local companies. After some Internet searching I came across Skyline treks. They put together a great itinerary for us. We travelled for 5 weeks in Nepal including treking to Annapurna base camp, rafting the Seti river, Chitwan National Park, and most of the local attractions around Kathmandu, Pokhara, and everywhere in between. We had a fantastic experience.
We have travelled as a private group with local companies and with international travel companies before. I have to say I much prefer local companies and Skyline treks in no exception. What you gain by traveling with local groups is getting to know people including your guides, drivers, and many people along the way. There is a much greater interaction with local people that will enrich your trip. Having the same driver and guides, porters etc over many weeks allows good friendships to be formed and for a much more personal trip. Raj, the owner of the company took great care of us. When the going got tough on the abc trek with ice and snow, there was always a helping hand. We always had hot drinks shortly after arriving at the tea houses. Go and have a great adventure in Nepal with skyline treks if you haven't been or try them if you are returning. We would love to return in the future to see more of this charming country and friendly people.
Name: Hobart Family.