Trip Overview

Did you know Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world? It was decided by the French expedition in 1950 that Dhaulagiri was very difficult to reach and their attention was turned to Annapurna I. Dhaulagiri is also known as the ‘The white mountain’ which can be recognized easily due to its mound shape and can be seen from Pokhara.  

Dhaulagiri was assumed as the world’s highest mountain by the Europeans. Many attempts were conducted to reach Dhaulagiri but they turned out to be unsuccessful. In 1960, a Swiss expedition finally reached the summit. Mountaineers have tried many routes to reach but many of them perished on the White Mountain. This trek is not for beginners but trekkers with more experience. Dhaulagiri Pass Trek will give you an opportunity to explore the remote and rugged areas of nature. You will get a magnificent view of the Dhaulagiri Mountain and various other mountains. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Touchdown in Kathmandu and travel to hotel 

You will arrive at the airport of Kathmandu and will be received by the staff. From there you will travel to your hotel which will be followed by a brief regarding the Dhaulagiri trek, with the do's and don’ts. You will have a welcome dinner in the hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Darbang

You will fly to Pokhara followed by a drive to the Kali Gandaki Valley and up the Myagdi Khola Valley. Darbang is situated at an altitude of around 1100 meters. The first camp of the trip will be set up at Darbang. 

Day 3: Trek from Darbang to Sibang

You will begin trekking and pass through many villages on the way to the ridge-top settlement of Dharapani. You will stop here and have lunch and then continue your trek via Takam to Sibang.

Day 4: Trek from Sibang to Naura Bir 

On the 4th day, you will trek to the village of Muri. You will stop here for lunch and continue your ascent of the Myagdi Khola valley to Naura Bhir.

Day 5: Trek from Lapche Kharka

You will trek northwards following the Myagdi Khola valley to the Baghara village. You will descend to the river and climb again to the camp of herders at Lapche Kharka.

Day 6: Trek to Sallaghari 

Your trek will continue climbing through the forest to the area of Dobang. You will have your lunch and continue to Sallaghari where you will set up your camp.

Day 7: Trek to Italian Base Camp 

You will trek through a forest area and across the moraine to reach the area called 'Italian Base Camp' where you will make your camp.

Day 8: Trek to Japanese Camp

You will continue your ascent of the Myangdi Khola, and then you will make the short but steep climb to your next camp called 'Japanese Camp' or ‘Chhonbardan Glacier Camp’. You will have beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri peaks.

Day 9: At Japanese Camp

Your next camp will be at 4700 meters so this day will include acclimatization before going higher. 

Day 10: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp

You will trek across Dhaulagiri West Icefall to reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp. You will set up camp here in a location surrounded by the Himalayas.

Day 11: Rest at Dhaulagiri Base Camp

This day will be an off day and you will rest here to acclimatize.

Day 12: Trek to Hidden Valley through French Pass

You will have an early start and cross the moraine to reach a ridge leading to the French Pass. You will cross the pass to reach the 'Hidden Valley' behind Dhaulagiri where you will set up your camp at 5120 meters.

Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharaka via Dhampus Pass

You will climb back up to the French Pass and then travel across the slightly lower Dhampus Pass. When you are over the pass, you will come down steeply to the camp at Yak Kharka.

Day 14: Trek to Jomson 

This day you will descend 1000 meters to the Kali Gandaki Valley and the village of Marpha on the Annapurna Circuit. Then you will take a short trek north that will take you to Jomsom where you will stay in a lodge.

Day 15: Jomson to Pokhara

From Jomson, you will take a flight to Pokhara, where you will check in at a hotel and you will have the opportunity for the rest of the day to explore the lakeside town. 

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu

From Pokhara, you will have a morning flight to Kathmandu, where you will check in at our hotel and spend the rest of the day in leisure.

Day 17: Transfer to International Airport 

This day will mark an end to your adventure in Nepal. You will be dropped to the airport by a representative.

Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop 
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, hotel and lodge during trekking
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and meals during trek

Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees 
  • International airfare from and to Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.

Good to Know

Trekking equipment 

  • Sleeping bag 
  • Headlamp 
  • Half gloves
  • Water and windproof shell jacket
     

 Trip Cancellation Policy

  • Inform us about any cancel 14 days before flight date. 
  • 20% store sum is non-refundable 
  • It is advised to delay your outing rather dropping it as delay charge of USD 150 will be deducted from your development store and remaining sum will be moved as your equalization sum which you can use for your next trip with us.

Itinerary

Day 1: Touchdown in Kathmandu and travel to hotel 

You will arrive at the airport of Kathmandu and will be received by the staff. From there you will travel to your hotel which will be followed by a brief regarding the Dhaulagiri trek, with the do's and don’ts. You will have a welcome dinner in the hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Darbang

You will fly to Pokhara followed by a drive to the Kali Gandaki Valley and up the Myagdi Khola Valley. Darbang is situated at an altitude of around 1100 meters. The first camp of the trip will be set up at Darbang. 

Day 3: Trek from Darbang to Sibang

You will begin trekking and pass through many villages on the way to the ridge-top settlement of Dharapani. You will stop here and have lunch and then continue your trek via Takam to Sibang.

Day 4: Trek from Sibang to Naura Bir 

On the 4th day, you will trek to the village of Muri. You will stop here for lunch and continue your ascent of the Myagdi Khola valley to Naura Bhir.

Day 5: Trek from Lapche Kharka

You will trek northwards following the Myagdi Khola valley to the Baghara village. You will descend to the river and climb again to the camp of herders at Lapche Kharka.

Day 6: Trek to Sallaghari 

Your trek will continue climbing through the forest to the area of Dobang. You will have your lunch and continue to Sallaghari where you will set up your camp.

Day 7: Trek to Italian Base Camp 

You will trek through a forest area and across the moraine to reach the area called 'Italian Base Camp' where you will make your camp.

Day 8: Trek to Japanese Camp

You will continue your ascent of the Myangdi Khola, and then you will make the short but steep climb to your next camp called 'Japanese Camp' or ‘Chhonbardan Glacier Camp’. You will have beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri peaks.

Day 9: At Japanese Camp

Your next camp will be at 4700 meters so this day will include acclimatization before going higher. 

Day 10: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp

You will trek across Dhaulagiri West Icefall to reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp. You will set up camp here in a location surrounded by the Himalayas.

Day 11: Rest at Dhaulagiri Base Camp

This day will be an off day and you will rest here to acclimatize.

Day 12: Trek to Hidden Valley through French Pass

You will have an early start and cross the moraine to reach a ridge leading to the French Pass. You will cross the pass to reach the 'Hidden Valley' behind Dhaulagiri where you will set up your camp at 5120 meters.

Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharaka via Dhampus Pass

You will climb back up to the French Pass and then travel across the slightly lower Dhampus Pass. When you are over the pass, you will come down steeply to the camp at Yak Kharka.

Day 14: Trek to Jomson 

This day you will descend 1000 meters to the Kali Gandaki Valley and the village of Marpha on the Annapurna Circuit. Then you will take a short trek north that will take you to Jomsom where you will stay in a lodge.

Day 15: Jomson to Pokhara

From Jomson, you will take a flight to Pokhara, where you will check in at a hotel and you will have the opportunity for the rest of the day to explore the lakeside town. 

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu

From Pokhara, you will have a morning flight to Kathmandu, where you will check in at our hotel and spend the rest of the day in leisure.

Day 17: Transfer to International Airport 

This day will mark an end to your adventure in Nepal. You will be dropped to the airport by a representative.

Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop 
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, hotel and lodge during trekking
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and meals during trek

Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees 
  • International airfare from and to Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.

Good to Know

Trekking equipment 

  • Sleeping bag 
  • Headlamp 
  • Half gloves
  • Water and windproof shell jacket
     

 Trip Cancellation Policy

  • Inform us about any cancel 14 days before flight date. 
  • 20% store sum is non-refundable 
  • It is advised to delay your outing rather dropping it as delay charge of USD 150 will be deducted from your development store and remaining sum will be moved as your equalization sum which you can use for your next trip with us.