It is one of the very popular tent trekking, leads us around the seventh highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), which was first climbed in 1960 by the Austrian Kurt Diemberger. The route leads through a fabulous landscape of glaciers, isolated villages, valleys, jungles and the glimpse of some other eight-thousanders. We have to cross the some passes such as French Col (5,360 m) and Dhampus La (5,200 m). Some hidden Valley including the valley of Kali Gandaki, enhances us breathtaking scenery.

Technically, there is not particular difficulties in trekking, but due to the physical condition and landscape, we have to walk longer to meet another camp. Also, sometimes we have to walk constantly uphill and downhill. That’s why, it requires a lot of stamina and a very good health condition. The walking time is about 6 to 9 hours per day and altitude differences in the ascent and descent will be up to 1,200 m. The path sometimes leads us partly through rocky terrain or gravel and through small streams. We have high altitude permissibility therefore people with vertiginous disorders and shaking disorder should avoid this trekking also heart must be healthy and required normal condition of blood circulation. Please consult your doctor before travel. Even a healthy person must not be overstrained by walking too fast. Slow and steady walking is very important. The climatic conditions as well as the change in sleeping and eating habits may weaken the trekkers. You must have to carry the most necessary stuff like anorak, stick ,water bottle, camera etc during the day pack. The remaining luggage is transported by our assistants or animals. You should be a team player and a group tolerant (group travel)

Trip Highlights of Round around the Dhaulagiri

  • 15 days tent trekking around the Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)
  • Over French Col and Dhampus La passes
  • Kali Gandaki Gorge - the deepest gorge in the world
  • Pokhara sightseeing, Pewa Lake boat tour to explore the Annapurna Himalaya Range
  • Acclimatize days to avoid altitude sickness  

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel (1310m)
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820M), explore lakeside in the afternoon (7 Hours’ Drive)
  • Day 04: Pokhara-Darbang
  • Day 05: Darbang- Sibang
  • Day 06: Sibang – Muri
  • Day 07: Naura - Boghara
  • Day 08: Lipche – Dobang
  • Day 09: Dobang- camp site
  • Day 10: Italy Basecamp
  • Day 11: Acclimatization day.
  • Day 12: Pakoban Corridor - Glacier Camp
  • Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Day 14: French Col - camp at 5,100 m altitude
  • Day 15: Dhampus Pass to the camp at 5,000 m altitude
  • Day 16: Yak Kharka
  • Day 17: Reserve or rest day. Overnight in tent
  • Day 18: Yak Kharka to Marpha –Jomsom
  • Day 19: Pokhara
  • Day 20: Panorama flight to Kathmandu.
  • Day 21: Kathmandu city tour
  • Day 22: Transfer to the airport for international flights.

Cost Includes

  • Domestic flights from Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu in Economy Class  (10 kg baggage allowance and 5 kg carry-on baggage for jomsom- pokhara flight)
  • All transfers, overland and sightseeing tours in private vehicles
  • Overnight in hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast in double room
  • During the trekking, 1 tent for 2 person with full board including tea or hot water
  • English speaking guide and working team like kitchen team and porters or animals to carry luggage and guide insurance
  • Trekking permit and TIMS card 

Cost Excludes

  • Visa cost: approx. 40, - USD / 35, - Euro
  • Missing meals and drinks
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers (Expected)
  • Individual visits and excursions
  • Excess luggage
  • Single room supplement: €140 and single tent supplement: €150
  • Insurance 

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 02Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel (1310m)Heartily welcome to the city of temples and the country of the Himalayas. Divine Excursion will happily welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representative will transfer you to the Hotel through private vehicle. Rest of the day you are free. In the evening, you will meet the trip leader and small briefing about entire program and necessary information. Overnight at a Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03Drive to Pokhara (820M), explore lakeside in the afternoon (7 Hours’ Drive)After breakfast, we will take the bus to Pokhara (Flight also Possible on request). The drive is very pleasant along the beautiful countryside of Nepal. The road mostly leads us to nearby the different rivers that might give us some sights of rafters enjoying in the whitewater of Himalayan Rivers. During the drive, we may grateful with the scenery of several beautiful mountains, terraced fields of rice, isolated traditional villages and some newly established towns. It is an incredible drive though, the road condition is not so good everywhere. In between, we will take a lunch break. Finally, after reaching Pokhara, we can enjoy our free time and prepare for next day trekking. Overnight at a Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Day 04Pokhara-Darbang We will take the bus from Pokhara (820 m) over the Khare Pass (1,700 m) into the valley of Modhi Khola towards Beni (850 m). From here we have to catch the off-road jeep to drive along graveled road another 3 hours towards Darbang, a small valley of Myagdi Khola. It’s a first camp for our trekking. Overnight in the tent. Drive approx. 6 hours.
  • Day 05Darbang- Sibang It’s the first walking day of our trekking. Initially, we have to follow the path along Myagdi Khola to reach Phedi. Here begins the steeply uphill to Dharapani (1550 m) after 3 hours of walking. If weather supports us then we can enjoy with magnificent view of Dhaulagiri I. Then after walking another 2 hours, we will meet the village Sibang (1,780 m), inhabited by Thakali and Gurung and is our tent camp for today. Overnight in the tent. Walking time approx. 5 h / ascent approx. 800 m / descent approx. 200 m
  • Day 06Sibang – MuriOur trails descend into the valley of the Dhara Khola through the villages of Sakang and Phalaigaon, inhabited by Thakali and Gurung . On the opposite side we will find the village Muri, inhabitant by Magar at 1770 m but it takes around 5 hours altogether to arrive here. We will install our tent among the villagers. Overnight in the tent. Walking time 5 h / ascent approx. 600 m / descent approx. 500 m
  • Day 07Naura - Boghara Day to day, altitude will rise by some hundred meters and our route is always up and down, steep and a bit bare. In the morning, we will descend to Myagdi Khola(1450 m) and follow the path of right side of the valley. Behind, the village of Naura begins the steep uphill to the pass 2,300 m. Now, slightly descending and finally reach to Boghara (2,100 m), another Magar village. We will set a camp in the yard of the school. Overnight in the tent. Walking time approx. 4.5-5 hours/ ascent approx. 850 m / descent approx. 400 m
  • Day 08Lipche – DobangSoon we will find ourselves in the middle of the jungle. The paths will be slippery if rain start so, we have to be careful while walking. Via Lipche (2,060 m) and the Lapche Kharka (A grassland), we will reach Dobang (2,500 m) and set the tent for overnight. Walking time 6 h /ascent approx. 950 m/descent approx. 600 m
  • Day 09Dobang- camp siteThe Path is beautiful because of beautiful rhododendron stocks, sparse coniferous forest and over scree but we have to be careful because of bare path. We have to cross two bridges in between to reach camp site at the altitude of 3,050 m. Overnight in the tent. Walking time 6 h / ascent approx. 800 m / descent approx. 200 m
  • Day 10Italy BasecampToday, after 4-5 hours of walking, we will leave the tree line behind and arrive the place called "Italy Basecamp "at 3,600 m, also known as Puchhar. This is the place, which lies west side of the mighty Himalaya Dhaulagiri. This is the place for today for overnight in tent. Walking time 4-5 h / ascent approx. 800 m / descent approx. 200 m
  • Day 11Acclimatization day.This day serves us for better adjustment in altitude and to gather the energy for coming days. Enjoy the scenery. Overnight in the tent.
  • Day 12Pakoban Corridor - Glacier CampAfter 4 hours, we will arrive spring of Myagdi Khola. Now, the path goes along a little bit narrow passage. Then after through the wide high valley and over the lateral moraine of the Chonbaron glacier where we will set our temporary tent at the altitude of approx. 4,200 m. Overnight in the tent. Walking time 4-5h / ascent approx. 800 m / descent approx. 200 m
  • Day 13Dhaulagiri Base CampWe have to ascent along the glacier, which may be partly covered with bare ice or fresh snow. We have to walk approx. 5 hours until we find a suitable camp site of approx. 4,700 m height. It is known as Dhaulagiri base camp. Surrounded by an impressive glacier with full of ice world from where we can observe the route of the Dhaulagiri climbers. In the afternoon, we have enough time to take rest and recharge batteries for the coming days. Overnight in the tent. Walking time 6-7 h / ascent approx. 600 m / descent approx. 200 m
  • Day 14French Col - camp at 5,100 m altitudeAfter 6 hours we will overcome the 5,360 m high, marked by prayer flags French Col. The ascent leads over a moraine into a wide hollow, then the upswing to the pass. Here we will find a great scenery in the west where we can see the site Chuchura (6,640 m) in the north the Hidden Valley. Just passing the eastern side, rises the Tukuche Peak (6,920 m). We must follow the path to the Hidden Valley for about 2 hours and build your camp right between French Col and Dhampus Pass at an altitude of about 5,100 feet. Overnight in the tent. Walking time 8 h / ascent approx. 800 m / descent approx. 200 m
  • Day 15Dhampus Pass to the camp at 5,000 m altitudeAfter uphill around 2 hours, we will arrive the place called Dhampus pass at an altitude of 5,200 m high (also known as Thapa Pass). The trail continues along the foothill of Dhampus Peak to a small plateau where we install our tent. Overnight in the tent. Walking time 4 h / ascent approx. 300 m / descent approx. 400 m
  • Day 16Yak KharkaAfter crossing the long slope and then after uphill immediately, we will reach the last "pass" at 4,950 m, from where we will descent a steep down to the Yak Kharka (3,900 m). Overnight in a tent.
  • Day 17Reserve or rest day. Overnight in tent
  • Day 18Yak Kharka to Marpha –JomsomWe will follow the track of mule, over some greenery bushes and tree vegetation along moraine. Around 4 hours, we will arrive Marpha in the Kali Gandaki valley. Now, we are in the gorge of two eight-thousands Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. In the afternoon, we will walk or take the jeep to Jomsom where we will spend the night in a lodge. Overnight in a lodge. Walking time 4 h / descent approx. 1,200 m.
  • Day 19PokharaEarly in the morning, we will take a flight to Pokhara. Now, after checking into the hotel the rest of the day you are free. Enjoy the time at beautiful city Pokhara with Phewa Lake and the ideal view of the mountains. Now personally, everyone can make the visit to Devi’s waterfall or a trip to the Peace Pagoda with the spectacular views of the Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri (sunrise or sunset). A boat tour on Phewa Lake to the small temple on the island in the lake is also a great alternative. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 20Panorama flight to Kathmandu. Today we will take the flight along the Himalayan range towards Kathmandu. Once again we have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Himalayan range in the background but we have to choose the window seat of left side. Transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day free for individual plan. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 21Kathmandu city tour Today, after breakfast we will visit the mid-level city Patan. It is the novel city of religious tolerance with both Hinduism and Buddhism consequently exist with the theme of brotherhood. All the pilgrimages of both religions exist in the same place and every person have respect and proud of it. Durbar Square is the main highlight of this city and its religious and secular center with different Hindu and Buddhist monuments. This city is the open air museum where you can experience the daily life of the Newari people, especially the handicraft workers. We will take lunch in the restaurant with a beautiful garden at the inner courtyard of Patan Museum. In the evening, we will visit to the of Bouddhnath stupa situated at the north-west of Kathmandu. The foundation date of this Stupa goes back to the 5th century AD with a height of 36 meters. This part of the Kathmandu recently developed as a center for Tibetan Buddhism with lots of newly constructed monasteries, mediation centers, Buddhist schools, Buddhist painting schools, university and Buddhist colleges. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 22Transfer to the airport for international flights.
Trip Cost Contact Us
  • Trip Duration 22 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate