Length of trip: 19 days
Highest Alt: 5360m
Type of trek: Camping
Best season: Sep ï¿½ Nov, Mar - May
Group size: Min. 2 people
This Around Dhaulagiri Trek is strenuous trekking takes you to the foot of Mt. Dhaulagiri through high alpine pastures, high passes and serene and uninhabited valleys. From Beni we head north-west towards the villages of Babichour, Dorbang and Darapani to Muri. We follow the banks of the Myagdi Khola river taking us to the very center of the Dhaulagiri massif where we enjoy initial views of the impressive eastern wall of the mountain. Once we get to base camp we see the gigantic northern wall as well as Dhaulagiri, I, III and IV. We proceed over the French Pass (5,360 m) ending in the valley of Kali Gandaki and villages of Marpha and Jomsom. Long closed to visitors for a variety of reasons - including its remoteness, the region west and north of Dhaulagiri is only open to trekkers traveling in organized groups.The return flight from Jomsom to Pokhara is a stunning mountain flight.
Day 01: Fly to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Drive to Beni (850m), 4/5 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Babiachor (950 m) 5/6 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1,400m), 6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Muri (1,850m), 5 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Boghara (2080m), 6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dobang (2,520m), 5 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m), 6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m), 7 hrs.
Day 10: Rest Day.
Day 11: Trek to Glacier Camp (4210m), 6 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m).
Day 13: Rest Day.
Day 14: Trek to the French Pass (5,100 m) ï¿½ Hidden Valley High Camp.(5,360m), 6 hrs.
Day 15: Climb Dhampus Peak (6013m) OPTION, or rest day
Day 16: Cross Dhampus Pass , and trek through Yak Kharka (3,680m), 6 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Marpha (2,667m). Continue to Jomsom (2,710m), 3 hrs.
Day 18: Fly: Jomsom to Pokhara (30 min).
Day 19: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu.