Around Dhaulagiri Trekking
The Dhaulagiri trek will begin from Darbang, the western part of Nepal. From Darbang (1030m.) trekkers will head towards Sibang (1720m.), Muri (1840m.), Baghar (1990m.), Doban (2400m.), Chartare (2820m.), Pakabon (3585m.), Italian Camp (3810m.), Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m.), French Pass (5360m.), Hidden valley (4900m.), Thapa pass (5230m.), Marpha (2667m.), Kagbeni (2807m.), Muktinath (3802m.) and Jomsom (2713m.).
On this trek, trekkers will cross some of the difficult passes- French pass, Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp and Thapa pass,
The French Pass is the toughest among the tough passes.
From Dhaulagiri Base Camp Dhaulagiri (I, II, III, IV, V and VI), Churen Himal (Main, East and West) are seen.
The Thapa pass is also known as Dhampus pass and is a snowy pass.
The hidden valley is also known as Tsum Valley, a scared Himalayan pilgrimage valley having a long Buddhist history. This place was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008. This hidden valley strongly believes in not slaughtering animal.
Muktinath, scared place for both Hindus and Buddhists, is situated in the Mustang Bhote Region. In muktinath, kunda, mukti dhara, jwala mai temple and shaligram are some of the attractions.
Day 01: Kathmandu by bus/jeep to Darbang 1030m.
Day 02: Darbang to Sibang 1720m.
Day 03: Sibang to Muri 1840m.
Day 04: Muri to Baghar 1990m.
Day 05: Baghar to Doban 2400m.
Day 06: Doban to Chartare 2820m.
Day 07: Chartare to Pakabon 3585m.
Day 08: Pakabon to camp near glacier/Italian Camp 3810m.
Day 09: Glacier camp/Italian camp to Dhaulagiri base camp 4750m.
Day 10: Acclimatization at around Mt. Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 11: Dhaulagiri base camp to cross French pass 5360m. and camp to Hidden valley 4900m.
Day 12: Hidden valley trek to cross Thapa pass 5230m. and camp to Yak kharka 3990m.
Day 13: Yak Kharka trek to Marpha 2667m. Kaligandaki valley
Day 14: Marpha to Kagbeni 2807m.
Day 15: Kagbeni to Muktinath 3802m.
Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom 2713m.
Day 17: Jomsom by flight back to Pokhara 820m.
Day 18: pokhara by bus or flight back to Kathmandu 1350m.