Dhaulagiri Region Trek

Looking for a short trek that gets you high enough into the Himalaya? This is the one.

Dhaulagiri Round is a tough trek around 3 weeks. Starting from Pokhara - a verdant valley amidst cultivated fields, and passes through the rhododendron and alpine forests and meadows with high passes, hot spring, waterfall, and plenty of stunning scenery. This trek avoids the main trail and therefore is quite strenuous and demanding. The massive peak of Dhaulagiri (8167m) is very attractive. It is one of the eight highest peaks in the world.

Between the procession of high peaks. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) is the seventh highest peak in the world. It's a long difficult trek around Dhaulagiri - following Marsyangdi Khola westwards to Darbang then turning north on a tiny trail leading through forests into the high country. Much of the route covers snow and glacier as it crosses French Col. (5,240m) and Dhampus pass (5,155m). Starting from Beni to the Kali Gandaki valley, the trek crosses high passes and rivers of Kali Gandaki and Bheri stands Dhaulagiri Himal, a massive ridge with a continues to Marpha and by passing the best panorama view of Annapurna and other many more mountains to Birethanti.

This mountain range is has 14 peaks rising over 7000m in height, including Mount Dhauligiri, the sixth highest mountain in the world, at 8167m. It is, undoubtedly, a memorable place for adventure seekers all over the world. The incredible views of Ice Falls and Glaciers make this trip worthy enough for those who have only dreamt of such an adventure. There are a few routes to choose from, each offering spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan landscape. Experienced trekkers with basic mountaineering skills will enjoy this region. 

Trip Start
Trip StartPokhara
Trip Finish
Trip FinishJomson
Max Elevation
Max Elevation3210M
Required Permits
Required PermitsACAP, TIMS
Duration20 days
Trek style
Trek StyleTeahouse Trek
DifficultyMedium (**)
Day 1Arrival - Hotel transfer, tour briefing
Day 2Rest & Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 4Drive to Beni to trailhead from Pokhara, 5 hr. by bus, start the trek and over night camp at Babiochaur.
Day 5Babiochaur to Darbang (camp at school Chaur).
Day 6Darbang to Phalai Gaun.
Day 7Phalai Gaun to Jugepani (camp near by river bank).
Day 8Jugepani to Baghar (lunch time stay at same place).
Day 9Baghar to Dobang.
Day 10Dobang to Pakhaban (camp before Sallaghari).
Day 11Pakhaban to Italian Camp.
Day 12Italian Camp to Japanese Camp.
Day 13Japanese Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 14Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden valley (French Pass 5360m.)
Day 15Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (Thapa Pass 5290m.).
Day 16Yak Kharka to Marpha (Teahouse stay).
Day 17Marpha to Jomsom (Teahouse stay).
Day 18Early morning transfer to airport and fly back to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 19Rest in Kathmandu
Day 20Onward fly

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