Trip Duration: 20 Days
Kathmandu Hotel: 04 Nights
Pokhara Hotel: 01 Night
Flights: Kathmandu - Pokhara / Jomsom - Pokhara / Pokhara - Kathmandu
Total Trekking: 14 Days
Max Elevation: 3,840m
Around Dhaulagiri Trekking... Continuous reward of the adventure. This is extended and strenuous trek, through high alpine pastures, higher passes and serene, and uninhabited valleys. 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.
Long closed to visitors, for a variety of reasons - including its remoteness, the region west and north of Dhaulagiri was opened to trekkers, traveling in organized groups. This made it possible for trekkers to go behind, north of the Dhaulagiri massif, to explore remote villages and even more remote valleys, which had been the sole domain of mountaineers.
Following the rivers upstream, ferns and forests of oak and other deciduous trees and juniper are interesting. Mountain sides of rhododendron blaze with colour 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 fund dotting the wind swept ground. The vast massif screen the hidden land of Dolpa to its north and to the west of Dhaulagiri I are Nepal’s western hills. This is also an opportunity to experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture that is through out the Himalaya.
You need not to worry even your vacation doesn't allow sufficient days for a long trek. Here, in this region you can experience other treks relatively short, but of course enjoyable. Check out Makalu Adventures special short treks -
Siklish Trek / Royal Trek
Poon Hill Trek / Ghandrung Loop
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. (See the Hotels we use).
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley. Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara. Free to explore its attractions. Hotel Overnight
Day 04: Drive to Beni (850m) (4 hrs). Camp
Day 05: Trek to Babiachor (950 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 06: Trek to Darbang (1,180m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 07: Trek to Takum (1,560m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 08: Trek to Goban Dhara (1,790m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 09: Trek to Baghora (2,080m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 10: Trek to Dobang (2,520m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 11: Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 12: Rest / Exploration Day.
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m) (7 hrs).
Day 14: Trek to French Pass (5,360 m) Continue to Hidden Valley High Camp. (4,000m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 15: Trek through the Pass to Yak Kharka (3,680m) (6 hrs).
Day 16: Trek to Marpha (2,667m) (5 hrs).
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2,710m) (3 hrs).
Day 18: Flight Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 19: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 20: Final Departure.