Dhaulagiri Trekking - 24 Days

Dhaulagiri Trekking
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 24 Days
  • Grade D
  • Max Altitude 5300m
  • Best Time Apr - May , Sep - Nov

Trip Overview


Dhaulagiri is the world’s 7th highest mountain (8167/26,795 ft). Trekking around Dhaulagiri (6th highest Himalayan peak of the world) is one of the most challenging remote trek. Trekking off the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. This is a trek into the wild which shows the world’s deepest river gorge, unparalleled scenery, as you might expect in such remote country, some very interesting indigenous people. The vast massif screens the hidden land of Dolpo to its north west. Following the rivers upstream, ferns and forests of oak and other deciduous trees and juniper are interesting. Mountain sides of rhododendron blaze with color in the spring, and other flowers are abundant on the trail. Even on High Mountain passes above the tree line, tiny alpine flowers can be found dotting the windswept ground. This is an adventure that walks the fine line between trekking and mountaineering and is ideal for those that thrive on rugged and remote trails that see only a handful of trekkers each season.

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The Trail Conditions:

Straight, Uphill, Downhill, Jig Jag with small rocky, pebbles, somewhere flat man made stone steps, through the rhododendron, moss covered forests, suspensions metal bridges

Medication

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/paracetamol – general painkiller
  • Oral dehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
  • Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox (altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu)

 

Clothing / Equipment List

Kindly bring the following list of clothing / equipment for our trek to Dhaulagiri Trek

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproofing agent
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight wind – water proof pants
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • North Face down Jacket (Preferably)
  • Small thin towel (sports towel best)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra lightweight shirt for daypacks – for stops along the way
  • Hat
  • Cotton or silk bag liner – optional
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack
  • Pack tissues
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Water filter / Iodine (you could buy boiled water in hotels/ lodges which is safe to drink.
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag (rated -15(above) deg C during our trek)

 

Above things are required for Dhaulagiri Trek. However if you do not have clothing you can either buy or rent in Nepal. In this case we have equipment cheaper than your country.

 

 

 

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu

Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Pokhara

Day 4 : Pokhara - Maldhunga

Day 5 : Maldhunga - Darbang

Day 6 : Takum - Muri

Day 7 : Muri - Bagar

Day 8 : Bagar - Dovan

Day 9 : Dovan - Uppper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Day 10 : UPPER BUNGINI - REST DAY

Day 11 : Uppper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) - Glacier Camp

Day 12 : Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Day 13 : Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col - Hidden Valley

Day 14 : Hidden Valley camp 5000m

A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.

Day 15 : Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka

Day 16 : Yak Kharka - Marfa

Day 17 : Marfa - Lete (2650 m)

Day 18 : Lete - Tatopani (1300 m)

Day 19 : Tatopani - Rest Day

Day 20 : Tatopani - Ghorepani (2810 m)

Day 21 : Tadapani - Ghandruk

Day 22 : Ghandruk - Pokhara

Day 23 : Pokhara - Sightseeing Day

Day 24 : Pokhara - Kathmandu

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.