Around Dhaulagiri Around Dhaulagiri

Around Dhaulagiri
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Trip Grade : four star

The Dhaulagiri region, separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki gorge (the deepest in the world), is home to some 15 peaks above 7,000 m in height. Coined from the Sanskrit word dhavala giri, meaning “White Mountain”, the main peak of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), the sixth highest in the world, is one of the major highlights of this trek. Meant for the more adventurous, this trip circles the shining snow covered peak. The Dhaulagiri region is rarely visited and the valleys and villages surrounding it are untouched and, therefore, unspoiled.

Our Cho Oyu Trekking guides you across the Kali Gandaki River and then north into the heart of the Dhaulagiri massif. Excellent views of the Dhaulagiri range can be explored in this trek. The hidden valley (after crossing the French cole (5,360 m), which is the highest point of the trek) gives you a heavenly taste of the world of snow. The Dhampus Pass between Tukuche peak and Thapa peak is another superb haven that we will be passing through en route to Yak Kharka then onward to Jomsom.

From here, you can fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. Trekking in this area is relatively strenuous and needs some basic mountaineering knowledge. As lodges are far and few in between, our team will arrange night stops in tents during the trek.


Day Itinerary Altitude Accomodation
01 Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. 1,350 m Hotel
02 Kathmandu (at leisure) 1,350 m Hotel
03 Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Beni 850 m Tented camp
04 Begin trek from Beni to Babichaur 950 m Tented camp
05 Babichaur to Sirati Khola 1,030 m Tented camp
06 Sirate Khola to Jungepani 1,720 m Tented camp
07 Jungepani to Bagar 1,840 m Tented camp
08 Bagar to Dovan 2,400 m Tented camp
09 Dovan to Sallaghari 2,820 m Tented camp
10 Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (B.C.) 3,585 m Tented camp
11 Rest day 3,585 m Tented camp
12 Italian B. C. to a point just before reaching Dhaulagiri B. C. 4,750 m Tented camp
13 Dhaulagiri B. C. to Hidden Valley via the French cole (5,360 m) 4,900 m Tented camp
14 Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka via Dhampus pass 3,990 m Tented camp
15 Yak Kharka to Jomsom 2,750 m Tented camp
16 Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara 1,350 m Hotel
17 Kathmandu (at leisure) 1,350 m Hotel
18 Transfer to airport for international departure    

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