Mount Dhaulagiri (8137m), the seventh highest peak in the world rises above the Kali Gandaki River, which flows between the Annapurna Massif and this awesome peak. The trail extends through one of Nepal’s wildest and most remote areas where the mountain scenery is simply breathtaking.
This journey is recommended for experienced high altitude trekkers in very good physical condition. The trek is possible only in autumn due to excessive snow and ice conditions in the winter and spring. The region is practically virgin territory for trekkers providing some extremely dramatic contrasts.
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest house / Camping only
Transportation: Private Vehicle / Flights
Group Size: 2 Pax Min.
Highest access: French Col (5360m,)
Best Season : Oct to Dec /Feb to May
Trip Duration: 25 Days
Tour Scenery: Mountain view Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, panoramic view of landscape and flora and fauna, Mustang Kaligandaki valley etc.
Glimpse of itinerary
Day 01: Arrival /pick up transfer hotel / tour briefing
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara / drive to Baglung.
Day 04: Baglung / Maldhunga
Day 05: Maldhunga / Darbang
Day 06: Darbang / Takum
Day 07: Takum / Muri
Day 08: Muri / Bagar
Day 09: Bagar / Dovan
Day 10: Dovan / Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)
Day 11: Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)
Day 12: Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp
Day 13: Glacier Camp/Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750 m.)
Day 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp / French Col / Hidden ValleyGetting off the glacier above the base camp often requires the use of ropes. Once over the steep moraine walls we reach gentler, less strenuous country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5360m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least-20ºC at night).
Day 15: Hidden Valley camp 5000 m. A rest day for side treks and exploring around the surrounding peaks.
Day 16: Hidden Valley / Yak Kharka After climbing over the 5250 m. Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche-prone slopes and then take on the steep descent to Yak Kharka.
Day 17: Yak Kharka / Marpha
Day 18: Marpha / Ghasa
Day 19: Ghasa / Tatopani Enjoy Natural hot Spring
Day 20: Tatopani / Ghorepani
Day 21: Ghorepani / Tadapani
Day 22: Tadapani / Ghandrung
Day 23: Ghandrung / Birethanti / Pokhara transfer hotel
Day 24: Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by flight or bus
Day 25: Transfer airport /Departure for onward destination
Note: Itinerary Can be Customize as your Requirement. If this above itinerary is not suffice or have any questions, you can ask one of our expert team member for help.
Airport picks up & drops.
Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary.
All meals & accommodation during the trekking period.
All Entrance fee and Trekking permit(TIMS).
Domestic airfare and airport tax.
Highly experienced guide and staffs.
Staffs food, clothing, salary and insurance.
All necessary grounded transportation.
Travel & Rescue arrangements.
Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
Int'l air fare
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)