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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Duration : 24 Days
dhaulagiri circuit
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Recognized as the world's seventh highest mountain, Dhaulagiri (8167m) mounts from Kali Gandaki ravine and because the route has technically challenging scenery. Himalayan View Trek arranges Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking for well-experienced trekkers at high elevation and who can work out with the challenges that come on the way. Likewise, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking includes several fifteen peaks exceeding 7000m. We start trekking from the valley settled by Brahmin and Chhetri, the trail also takes you to the regions inhabited by Gurungs, Magars, and Thakali in the upper area of Kaligandaki with their unique cultures.

Dhaulagiri Himal is visible from Shibang and you move down to the Gatti Khola, and then go about the ridge to Phalai Gaun (1810) on an edge. Likewise, from Myagdi Khola, we follow t Peak and when you reach an edge, a vista of Dhaulagiri 1 (8167m) and Gurja Himal (7193m) will greet you. Finally, you reach the large village of Muri where Magar tribe settles.
Descending through a forested region, we then climb a ridge where Bagara (2080) can be seen. The route turns out to be gradually more challenging while moving from Bagara to Dobhan. You will reach the Italian Base Camp from Doban where you will set up a camp just ahead of the West of the Dhaulagiri. In addition, walking all the way through the pristine valleys, glaciers of Dhaulagiri, pleasant settlements, French pass, and Thapa Pass bestows wonderful scene of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri and Kaligandaki, the deepest gorges which basically turns or trekking most memorable one

G.K. Majestic Trek Pvt.Ltd will design your Dhaulagiri Circuit which is fairly tough but lets you spend your vacations with the stunning landscape full of calm settings.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02:  Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03:  Pokhara to Beni
Day 04:  Beni to Babichaur
Day 05: Babichaur to Dharapani
Day 06: Dharapani to Muri
Day 07: Muri to Bagara
Day 08: Bagara to Dhoban
Day 09: Dhoban to Italian Base Camp
Day 10: Rest day
Day 11: Italian Basecamp to Glacier camp
Day 12: Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 13: Rest day
Day 14: Hidden Valley Camp
Day 15: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka
Day 16: Marpha  to Lete
Day 17: Lete to Tatopani
Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 19: Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 20: Tadapani to Landrung
Day 21: Landrung to Dhampus
Day 22: Dhampus to Pokhara
Day 23: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 24: Departure international from Kathmandu
Day 1:  Arrival at Kathmandu.
After onset to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel by the representative of Gorakhakali Travel and Tours. You will be briefed about the plans trekking. You have a free afternoon in the hotel you can relax. 

Days 02:  Kathmandu to Pokhara.
We will walk ahead from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This valley also famous as "Magic Land" which will offer a lot to make memorable moments of your life like- boating in Fewa Lake, visiting David Falls, Mahendra Cave, KI Singh Bridge, Bindabasini temple. We will visit Sarangkot for stunning sunrise views; Karma Dubgyu Choling Nyeshang Monastery located at the apex of the hill and much more. Likewise, you will see the most eye-catching Himalayan views in the world including the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre etc. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Days 03:  Pokhara to Beni.
We will move ahead from Pokhara to Beni and start the trek. From Beni pass, we will reach Beni Mangalghat, where we can notice a row of shops after that enter an isolated edge.  You get further on to Jyanmara that has a single teahouse, after the crest path, trail a wide plane path. Camp at the side of the Myagdi River.

Day 04:  Beni to Babichaur.
On this day we go after a towering path over the riverbed, go by a hot spring beneath to the left, and go into cultivated fields to a broad trail that leads to Tatopani. Then, we will cross a suspension bridge to the right shore, pass the small community of Bholamza and go all the way through fields to next suspension bridge which makes way to the left bank. After that, we will go behind Simarchor and traverse the suspension bridge above the
Newale River. Afterward, we steadily stroll on the left bank of the Myagdi River and past the tiny villages of Talkot and Shisman; climb a bit to Babichor. Now, we cross a soaring, winding trail on a ridge out Babichor. Overnight in Babichaur.

Day 05: Babichaur to Dharapani.
Today, we will walk beside Ritum River and pass all the way through the settlement of Darbang. Then, go behind the right seashore path of rock cliffs to reach Phedi (1100m). After that, we move toward crossways via the Dang River and start to escalate an edge on the reverse bank. Before the pathway drops once more to the river, we have a small part of cliff walking. We move all the way through a suspension bridge yet again and go up the short distance to arrive at Dharapani. We will complete the trek approximately 5 hours. Overnight in Dharapani. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06: Dharapani to Muri.
On this day, we will pass by woods and walk up to where Dhaulagiri is clearly visible. Moving downward we will get to the Gatti River, next we will leave for Phalai Village (1810). To reach Muri, you will walk along the stony trail and take a short way to Phalai Village, go into the terraced fields and go crossways through the Dhara River passing through a suspension bridge. The main trail makes way up the ridge go by below the area of Dhara. Then, you will move subsequently the peak track and go round in the region of the ridge, and after that go up once more to the right bank of the Myagdi River. The track will take you around a ridge; a sight of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gurja Himal (7193m) will welcome you. As a final spot, you get to the huge community of Muri where the houses of the Magar clan are seen here.

Day 07: Muri to Bagara.
We depart downward a hill from Muri and pass all the way through a pebbly stream and continue to walk down a trail amid terraced fields to Dhora River. We pass through the stream and climb to the spur to Ghorban Dhara. The sight from here is very well from you can perceive Ghustung south (6465m). And following the right bank way we go by Naura where you start to rise on the mountainside. Then the way takes a path that goes by the vertical grass-covered hill. Also, you will descend all the way through a forested area, growing to an edge where Bagara (2080) is noticeable. Again, go downward all the way through terraced fields to this peak village where you will camp.

Day 08: Bagara to Dhoban.
Today we will move from Bagara to Dhoban. It takes around 6 hours to get to Dhoban (2,520m). Here we go away the villages at the back and the path becomes increasingly demanding. Overnight at a tent.

Day 09: Dhoban to Italian Base Camp.
You will get there to the Italian Base Camp from Dhoban just ahead of the West face of the Dhaulagiri where you will camp. Passing all the way through striking forest we rapidly gain height and peaks burst out all around. We will set our camp Italian Basecamp.

Day 10: Rest day.
Today you will take the rest day for getting used to with the high altitude and to avoid altitude sickness. Since there is little exploring only we will get to relax because the next day we will have a demanding day. Overnight at the base camp again.

Day 11: Italian Basecamp to Glacier camp.
After traversing the first glacier using a rope for difficult spots, we ascend onto the main glacier. The surroundings astonish and make way up for the uneven and demanding path. This is actually a tough day but much rewarding. We will set our camp on the glacier rubble.

Day 12: Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Today you will get to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp; it is one of the significant days of our trek. Soon the uneven rubble route takes us to the white fraction of the glacier. We climb steadily to the uneven and scary but eye-catching Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight at the camp.

Day 13: Rest day.
We will have a day rest for acclimatization in the base camp. The troubles and ways to be in safe hands about high elevation sickness will be briefed by your guide. One can take a trip around to see the sights of the region too. Overnight at the base camp again.

Day 14: Hidden Valley Camp.
Descending downward the glacier on top of the base camp often needs a rope. After a winded
ascends to the crest of French Col (5300m,) the views of Hidden Valley can be witnessed. The gigantic valley is reminiscent of Ladakh and Tibet. Overnight at the Hidden Valley camp.

Day 15: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka.
After walking above the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we go by the Avalanche, plane slopes and after that falls down suddenly to Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 16: Marpha to Lete.
We begin the trek from an attractive community of whitewashed homes and abundant fields and go on downward the Kaligandaki getting to the former Thakali trade center of Tukche. The steep fall leads to Marpha. As the path continues, you can observe the Himalayan rain shade. Overnight in Lete.

Day 17: Lete to Tatopani.
 An arresting walk from Lete will take us to one more shift to sub-tropical plant life and back to Banyan trees. The track follows the river all the way through a fine ravine and descends to traverse a bridge near a striking waterfall, before breezy way through the valley to Tatopani. Overnight in Tatopani.

Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani.
Today, on the way, we can see rhododendron forest, waterfalls, and rivers. In Ghorepani you can observe health post, authorities check outpost, school, colleges, stupa, and temple. We will stay in Ghorepani just because Ghorepani would be the most important site to go to Poonhill. Ghorepani literally means "horse water" and it is certainly a watering stop for the mules, horses, and ponies that put up with loads in the middle of Pokhara and Jomsom. Here you can find the good lodge for overnight.

Day 19: Ghorepani to Tadapani.
We begin our trek in the very early hours at 4 am to Poonhill (3195) with the aid of a stick and lights. And we can take pleasure from the panoramic vistas of mountains, stunning sunrise from the eye level. After around an hour, we will trek down to Ghorepani. We will then have 6 hours walk to reach Tadapani. Tadapani means “Far water” since water is brought from far distance to this community. We climb all along the ridges and all the way through rhododendron and pine woods to Deurali and move down to reach Banthanti before reaching the zigzag way of Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.
Day 20: Tadapani to Landrung.
Today we will move from Tadapani to reach Landrung, it takes around 6 hours. From Tadapani, the track goes downward through the jungles then terraced pastures, to the Khummu River. Overnight in Landrung.

Day 21: Landrung to Dhampus.
From Landrung today we will have a trouble-free walk going by fields and a few unusual oval-shaped houses and go down to Tolka a small community at 1710 m, with some lodges by the side of the trails. Overnight in Dhampus.

Day 22: Dhampus to Pokhara.
From Dhampus, we stroll all the way descending through the community to Phedi. Starting from the summit of 1580 m, in a community and after that passing all the way through jungles we then get there to Pokhara.

Day 23: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Today we will go away this charming city Pokhara and return to busy Kathmandu city. Returning back to the capital, we will move to our hotel. We can do some shopping in Thamel or we also have options for going around Kathmandu for sightseeing which we have missed on the 2nd day of our trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 24: Departure international from Kathmandu.
Today you will head off from this wonderful Himalayan homeland, Nepal.  We look forward to meeting you again.

Cost Included:

  • Well, Come greeting in Kathmandu Airport.
  • All transport from pick up you to transfer airport for your departure. (Bus and private vehicle).
  • Accommodation star hotel in Kathmandu and at Teahouse while on trek.
  • Breakfast and bed in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with tea or coffee while on a trek.
  • Some fresh fruits after dinner every day.
  • Natural water direct gets from the tap.
  • Veteran and Nepal government licensed holder Guide.
  • Essential Porters.
  • Food. Accommodation, salary, trekking equipment and insurance for the Guide and Porters.
  • Government Local Taxes and Tourist service charge.
  • Conservation area and National park fees (Tim’s & permit).
  • Trekking Registration Certificate.
  • First Aid kids.
  • G.K.Majestic Trek dinner last day evening.

Cost Exclude:

  • International airport taxes, ticket, trekking equipment and medicine as well as while on the trek.
  • All expenses of personal nature & most have travel insurance & Nepali visa cost.
  • Any kinds of electrical items charge while on the trek. And take a bath with hot water.
  • Mineral water, sweet, candy, bar bills (Hard & soft drink) massages body and laundry.
  • Tips for Guide & Porters.
  • All things which you need without includes section.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.

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Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 24 Days
Accomodation: Teahouse or guest house
Seasons : October to early December; March and April
Type: Challenging
No. of Pax : Any
Maximum Access : Any
Starts From : Pokhara
Ends at : Pokhara

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