Duration: 21 Days
Nepal Dhaulagiri trek just west of Annapurna is the 40 miles wide Dhaulagiri Himal. Dhaulagiri I, the sixth-tallest peak in the world, towers high above the well-trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up the Kali Gandaki Valley. The vast massif screens the hidden lands of Dolpo to its north, and to the west of it is Nepal far western hills.
Only to the east along the Kali Gandaki Valley can we easily view the mountain close up, so massive Dhaulagiri with its symmetrical peak and four major outliners remains an enigma along much of its perimeter. Like fabled but restricted Dolpo, the complete month-long trek around Dhaulagiri is only for a handful of hikers. This is because much of the route traverses difficult, remote country.
We start our trek from Beni, after a long day drive from Kathmandu going through a nice village in the beginning and through a high and remote area of the glacier and passes later and finally come down to Marpha where we meet the main trail of Annapurna circuit or kali Gandaki.
Then, we join this trail and make the trek through kali Gandaki valley and trek up to Muktinath, the gateway of Mustang. As this is Nepal's one of the most demanding trek and goes through a glacier, French pass and Thapa pass, only experienced trekkers should attempt this trek. Clients carry the only daypack and walk on their own pace.
Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)
Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel. (B)
Day 03 Drive to Beni(810m) / Camp(B, L, D)
Day 04 Trek to Babichor (950m) (B, L, D)
Day 05 Trek to Darbang (1030m) (B, L, D)
Day 06 Trek to Sibang (1720m) (B, L, D)
Day 07 Trek to Muri (1840m) (B, L, D)
Day 08 Trek to Boghara (1990m) (B, L, D)
Day 09 Trek to Dobang (2400m) (B, L, D)
Day 10 Trek to Charter (2820m) (B, L, D)
Day 11 Trek to Pakabon (3585m) (B, L, D)
Day 12 Trek to camp near glacier (3810m) (B, L, D)
Day 13 Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m) (B, L, D)
Day 14 Acclimatization at Mt. Dhaulagiri Base Camp (B, L, D)
Day 15 Trek to Hidden valley (4900m), French pass (5360m) cross (B, L, D)
Day 16 Trek to Yak kharka (3990m), Thapa pass (5230m) cross (B, L, D)
Day 17 Trek to Kaligandaki valley - Jomsom (2713m) (B, L, D)
Day 18 Drive or fly to Pokhara (B, L)
Day 19 Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) / Hotel (B)
Day 20 Day at leisure/farewell dinner /Hotel. (B, D)
Day 21 Drive to airport for the return flight. (B)