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MODERATE TREK - Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the challenging and most rewarding treks around Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), the seventh highest mountain on the planet located in the western region of Nepal. Best time to travel - September to May.
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, our guests can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square.
Half day sightseeing of Swayambhunath stupa & Kathmandu Durbar square. Later on, tour briefing program for the exciting trekking will be arranged during or after breakfast. There will be a full day preparation for trekking after briefing. Overnight at hotel.
After having a breakfast we drive to Beni (295 Kms). Alternatively, we can also take a flight to Pokhara & drive to Beni (82 kms, 2 hours’ drive). Throughout the drive, we witness splendid views of mountains, villages and cities and forests along with the banks of Trishuli and Marsyangi rivers below us. Further drive from Pokhara to Beni offers the magnificent sights of Annapurna Himalayan range. Overnight stay at lodge.
This day marks the beginning of our actual trek. After breakfast we start trekking sideways of the Kali Gandaki River and then head towards Myagdikhola by crossing suspension bridges. The trail goes through the villages of Mangalghat, Singa, and Tatopani before reaching Babichaur. Overnight stay at lodge.
The trekking route is quite wide, smooth and graveled until we reach Darbang. On the way we pass a small town, forests of rhododendrons and several villages. Dharapani is comparatively a big village with rich in tradition and large houses constructed by thatched straws, woods, tins and other materials found in the mountain itself. Locals here are renowned for their warm hospitality. Overnight stay at lodge.
Right after leaving Dharapani we descend and walk through several local villages and cross a suspension bridge over the river from where the trail turns uphill. We then follow the gentle ascending path to Muri, a small beautiful village. We can also grab a wonderful opportunity to get a glimpse of Manapathi peak and the whole Dhaulagiri range. Overnight stay at lodge.
We descend through a rocky stream towards the terraced fields to DhoraKhola from where we have to climb up the mountainside to GhobanDhara. On the way we can see Ghutsung South (6,465m). We again descend to the Myagdi Khola and walk along its west bank to the village of Naura from where we climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch-backs and then descend again through a forest and terraced fields to the destination. Overnight stay at lodge.
The trail first descends through the terraced fields to a small ridge and then through a forest to Jyardan, which is the most remote permanent settlement in these parts. After the settlement, a high winding path crosses a rocky area and then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is only a single hut. The trail then continues through a forest to LapcheKharka and then ascends to the leveledm area at Dhobang (2,520m). Overnight stay at lodge.
The trail goes through the raging Myagdikhola. Soon, we cross the bridge and then climb steeply through bamboo and old growth forests. We also have to cross two sections where part of the trail has been washed away by landslides. We may witness Langurs jumping over the trees. After reaching up there at Italian Base Camp we can see some beautiful peaks to the west, for instance, Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). Overnight stay at lodge.
This is the rest day for acclimatizing at the Italian Base Camp. However, we also have the option to climb a small ridge heading to the American Base Camp. Though the main summit of Dhaulagiri isn’t visible, we can still get close up views of the big massif. Overnight stay at lodge.
Moving ahead from the Italian Base Camp we trek up to Glacier camp. Due to the probability of stone fall we must be careful while we walk as the trail passes through a narrow gorge. Overnight stay at lodge/ camp.
This is the most awaited day for our trekking. Dhaulagiri Base Camp is the best spot to take perfect views of the northern face of Dhaulagiri-I (8167m) dominating the skyline to your right; Dhaulagiri-II (7751m), Dhaulagiri-III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri-V (7618m) visible on the western side. Right to our front line the magnificent fall that descends from the northeast. Overnight stay at lodge/ camp.
This is again a rest day at the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. In the meantime, we can hike around the base camp that offers the superb views of great Himalayas and hills. Overnight stay at lodge/ camp.
Leaving the Dhaulagiri base Camp we trek up to Hidden Valley Camp. We reach our destination by crossing the French Pass (5,360m) from where we get the panoramic views of Mukut Himal (6,328m), Tashi Kang (6386m), Sita Chuchura (6,611m), Tukche Peak (6,920m) and the massive peak of Dhaulagiri-I as well. Overnight stay at lodge/ camp.
From the Hidden Camp, you will descend to Yak Kharka by crossing the Dhampus Pass (5,200m). Yak Kharka offers many panoramic views of the beautiful sceneries and peace & calm to enjoy with. Overnight stay at lodge.
We leave Yak Kharka and descend towards Jomsom – the Marpha village that is located on the west bank of Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many Apple orchards as well as various food products made out of the fruit. Marpha is also famous for its Apple Brandy, which can be tasted en route. Overnight stay at lodge/ hotel.
We leave for Pokhara city via flight. Upon reaching Pokhara, we have an ample time to roam around the city. We can also visit Fewa Lake which is famous for boating. If the weather is clear we may see the reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhre in the lake. Barahi Temple is located in the middle of the lake. Other interesting destinations would be Davis Water fall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave & International Mountain Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. Evening is free for some shopping and relaxation. In the evening there will be a Nepalese Traditional Dinner with a cultural show program. We share our adventurous stories and celebrate the success of our trip together. Overnight in Kathmandu.
This is the last day of your visit. You can enjoy shopping and buying souvenir to friends and relatives. We will drop you to the airport 3 hrs prior to the departure time.
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In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
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