Dhaulagiri Trekking
Around Dhaulagiri

Just west of Annapurna is the 40-mile-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 are Nepal's 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.

 
 
Itinerary
  Start Place Altitude Camping Place Altitude Remarks
Day 01 Kathmandu 1400m Pokhara-Baglung 740m by bus
Day 02 Baglung 740m Beni 850m  
Day 03 Beni 850m Babichor 950m  
Day 04 Babichor 950m Darbang 1030m  
Day 05 Darbang 1030m Sibang 1720m  
Day 06 Sibang 1720m Muri 1.840m  
Day 07 Muri 1840m Boghara 1.990m  
Day 08 Boghara 1990m Dobang 2400m  
Day 09 Dobang 2400m Chartare 2820m  
Day 10 Chartare 2820m Pakabon 3585m  
Day 11 Pakabon 3585m Italy Base Camp 3810m  
Day 12 Italy Base Camp 3810m Dhaulagiri base camp 4750m  
Day 13

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- Dhaulagiri base camp 4750m altitude acclimatization
Day 14 Dhaulagiri base camp 4750m Hidden valley 4900m cross French pass 5.360m
Day 15 Hidden valley 4900m Yak kharka 3990m cross Thapa pass 5.230m
Day 16 Yak kharka 3990m Marpha 2667m

Day 17 Marpha 2667m Kagbeni 2807m

Day 18 Kagbeni 2807m Muktinath 3802m

Day 19 Muktinath 3802m Jomosom 2743m

Day 20 Jomosom 2743m Pokhara 900m by air
Day 21 Pokhara 900 m Kathmandu 1400m by air
 
Highlights
  • Hot springs near Singa
  • Myagdi river
  • Chhonbardan glacier
  • Dhaulagiri base camp
  • French pass
  • Thapa pass
  • Typical village of Marpha
  • Muktinath: holy place for Hindu and Buddhist
  • Upper Kali Ghandaki valley
  • Mountain flight to Pokhara