Tour Operator - Adventure Magic Treks
Contact - https://www.myliveadventures.com/en/advmagic
Dhaulagiri trekking is one of the challenging adventurous treks in the world, the seventh highest mountain in the universe.
Its name means "White Mountain": towering in solitary splendour, this magnificent peak rises as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. Dhaulagiri is rarely visited and the valleys and villages surrounding it are unspoiled and unchanged. Our trek takes us across the Kali Gandaki River and then north into the heart of the massif; from the base camp we come to the high point of our trek, the traverse of French Pass(5,360 m), the hidden Valley and Dhampus Pass (5182 m), a high level; route which brings us back to the upper Kali Gandaki Valley in Jomshom. From here we, either, fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara or we can continue from Jomsom till Birerthaqnti to Pokhara.
Tour availability :
Available on any dates
Itinerary Day 1:
Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Itinerary Day 2:
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Beni (671m/2,200ft), 20 minutes flight and 4-5 hrs drive Today, we'll transfer to airport for morning flight to Pokhara takes 20 minutes fly and upon arrival guide will receive you and take a bus drive to Beni takes 4-5 hrs drive and overnight at camp.
Itinerary Day 3:
Beni to Babi Chaur (853m/2,798ft), 5-6 hr walk Today, we will start our adventure towards Babi Chaur. After walking for about 5 - 6 hours through steep upward trail and bank of the Myagdi River, we'll reach at Babi Chaur a small village where one can find the mixed inhabitants. We'll spend the night at Babi Chaur at our own camp.
Itinerary Day 4:
Babi Chaur to Dharapani (1,400m/4,592ft), 5-6 hr walk Today we walk for about 2 - 3 hours through steep upward trail to reach Darbang where we take the lunch and later after crossing the Myagdi River we walk again for 3 - 4 hours more to reach Dharapani, where we spend the night. One can witness the Dhaulagiri 1, 2, and 3 from here. Enjoy your evening on tented camp.
Itinerary Day 5:
Dharapani to Muri (1,850m/6,068ft), 5-6 hr walk After the breakfast we walk for about 5 - 6 hours, through steep upward and downward trails and crossing various small villages, reach to Muri, where we spend the night. Muri is a nice village from where one can see the beautiful view of mountains and overnight at camp.
Itinerary Day 6:
Muri to Bagar (2,080m/6,822ft), 5-6 hr walk We start continues our walk through flat land and steep up and down hill and the forested path for about 5 - 6 hours and lastly we reach to a village called Bagar where we will stay tonight at our camp and this village is the last village on this trail before cross.
Itinerary Day 7:
Bagar to Dobang (2500m/8,200ft), 5-6 hrs walk This morning we'll start our trek further to Dobang descend through the scenic landscapes and forested path but can not get any peaks view this day but during the walk on the trail we can have the view of beautiful landscape and after walking for about 5 - 6 hours through the forest to Jyardan and after here climb high winding path & rocky area, we descends and climb to Lapche Kharka then further climb we'll reach at Dobang, where we stay overnight at camp.
Itinerary Day 8:
Dobang to Italian Base Camp (3,660m/12,005ft), 6-7 hr walk Today we'll walk through the dense forest and the river banks for about 6-7 hours and we reach to Italian Base Camp where we spend the night. Once, when during an adverse weather, a group of Italian people, who were heading towards the base camp has to camp at this place and they were the first trekkers who pitched the camp at that place and since then, it is being known as Italian base camp and overnight at tent.
Itinerary Day 9:
Acclimatization day (3,660m/12,005ft) Today, we'll have full day at rest and relax at the camp. You may have chances to explore the surrounding areas and enjoy the view and overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 10:
Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri base camp (4,750m/15,580ft), 6-7 hr walk We trek through the snowy and long trail to get to Dhaulagiri base camp. This is most difficulty path but breath taking view and climbing up to the camp. It takes 6-7 hrs journeys and can be feel short breath to reach at base camp. We can sighted Tukche Peak (6837 m.) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m.) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp (3660 m), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). We will enjoy the night at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 11:
Dhaulagiri base camp to French Col (5,360m/17,581ft), 5-6 hr walk Today we'll walk on the snowy trail takes 5-6 hrs to get to French Col from here we can see the Mt. Dhaulagiri including the massif ranges of Annapurna as well. You can enjoy the scenic view of Dhaulagiri and down to camp site 5,050 meters for the overnight.
Itinerary Day 12:
Acclimatization at camp (5,050m/16564ft) You will have full day to relax and rest at French Col and enjoy the scenic view of high mountains and overnight at camp.
Itinerary Day 13:
Camp to Dhampus Pass (5,230m/17,155ft) to Yak Kharka (3,680m12, 070ft), 6-7 hr walk We'll start our hard day to cross the pass through the snowy trails walk on your own pace and slowly get to the top. After the summit trek down to the Yak Kharka and it takes on total 6-7 hrs walking time and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain and landscape.
Itinerary Day 14:
Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2550m/8,364ft), 5 hrs walk Today we walk for about 2 hours through the plane trail and after crossing plain trail we walk for about 3-4 hours more through steep downwards to reach at Tukuche village where we spend the night. This place is settled on bank of Kaligandaki River and village of Thakali inhabitant. Also famous for home made apple brandy and garden of apple where we'll stay overnight at our campsite.
Itinerary Day 15:
Drive to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), 2-3 hurs After breakfast you will driveto Tatopani where you can take(natural hot spring bath). Explore the local place and overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 16:
Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 6-7 hrs walk Spending wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the river for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top, and continue with farms and villages, from this spot a gradual climb leads us most of the day, leaving behind the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching at Ghorepani for the overnight at tented camp. This is a great place for mountain scenery and Kaligandaki valley.
Itinerary Day 17:
Poon hill hike and trek to Ulleri and drive to pokhara As briefing yesterday evening, we hike to early morning for 40 minutes up to Pun hill and en-route offering the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant rhododendron forest. Pun hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani/Shikha village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to ulleri which is 3 hours walk and driveto pokhara for overnight.
Itinerary Day 18:
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 7-8 hrs drive Morning we'll drive back through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 19:
Departure from Kathmandu Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onward destination.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip
Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle Deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Sightseeing trip with city tour guide in Kathmandu. All local transportation. Tourist bust to beni and fly back from jomsom to pokhara/kathmandu. Full board meal(breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) in during the trek Comfortable tent accommodation during the trek Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper, and all payments Dhaulagiri entry fee and necessary permits Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag Exclusive medical kit bag All government and local taxes.
Departure taxes Lunch and dinner in city Travel and rescue insurance Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters Tips for driver,guides and porters.
Camping trek On camping trek you will be sleeping and eating in tents. A trekking crew contains one Sirdar, one cook and the numbers of kitchen crew, Sherpa assistants and porters depending on the size of the group. Trekking in the Annapurna region does not need tremendous logistics in terms of accommodation as you will find plenty of clean and friendly lodges along the trail. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and your group in local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary. It is cheaper to stay in lodge rather than organizing a camping trek. Camping trek means sleeping in tents. On a camping trek, the tents provided are ‘Two men dome’ or ‘A’ shaped. Foam mattress with insulation underneath is provided for sleeping. Clients need to have their own sleeping bag. Bags or cloth packs are used as pillows. If you wish, you can bring your own ‘Air pillow’. Meals are prepared by our cook. We provide three tasty and nutritious meals daily along with drinks.
Gears and Equipment:
Clothing and Equipment List for Trekking in Himalayas: Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients.As part of the booking process, we will provide you with a comprehensive clothing and equipment list for proposed trekking .Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past.Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your traveling period. Foot wear:Walking boots, Wool and liner socks, sandals Clothing: Waterproof jacket and trousers, Trekking trousers, Long sleeve shirts, Micro fleece, Mid to heavyweight fleece, Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), Fleece pants, Medium weight down jacket Hand wear: Fleece gloves, Warms mittens and/or gloves Head wear: Wool or fleece hat, Sun hat, Scarf, Head torch and extra batteries,Sunglasses Personal Equipment: Sleeping bag, Backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera and extra clothing, Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best), Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, Insect repellent, Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira), Favorite snack food, Books, iPod and cards etc, Trekking poles, Camera with spare batteries and memory cards, Insurance certificate. Travelling: Duffle bag or large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter), Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag, Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu, Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc. Personal first aid kit: Any personal medications, Diamox (optional) helps with acclimatization. Adventure Magic Treks always provide down jackets and down sleeping bags for all our trips.The above list is one 'rough guide' of kit which you'll need to consider before leaving home. Each trekker should carry one backpack for items required during the day.Your day backpack will contain items such as warm clothes, jacket, camera, water bottles, and personal first aid kit and day snacks. The rest of your personal equipment packed in a duffel bag or backpack will be carried by a porter.The maximum weight allowance is 15kgs/33 pounds that we strongly care of porter rights and solely against any exploitation on its operation.
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