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Dhaulagiri Round Trekking


Overview

धौलागिरी राउन्ड ट्रेकिङ्ग

Dhaulagiri Round Trekking is a challenging trek. The trekking starts from a rural village, gradually hike to difficult section and continue to strenuous pass, ridge, glacier. Dhaulagiri Round Trekking is recommending to an experienced trekker with basic mountaineering knowledge.  It will require full logistic support (sleeping tent, mattress, kitchen, and utensils. It is considered a challenging trek with 2 high passes above 5200m. After crossing French Col 5300m you will arrive at the hidden valley which is amazing and surrounded by high mountains. This valley is another difficult section of this trekking in a fuggy or snowy day. In a bad weather day (snow fall, windy and cloudy) or any physical problem could be real challenging. It is highly recommending to trek with a well-experienced trekking company and trekking guide who has been there previously and experienced with snow and icy conditions.
The trail to Dhaulagiri circuit is very small and follow through the ridge, crevasse and over snow. Alpine Asian Treks have a well-experienced guide to take you there and have a wonderful trekking experience.

The difficulty level of trekking:
Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is a challenging trek which has few difficult passes above 5000m. The trek starts from the foothill of Mt. Dhaulagiri to the alpine zone where you can have a breathtaking view to Mt. series of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna panorama and many other peaks. Hidden valley after French pass is one of the difficult valleys where you will camp for a night over 5000. In a heavy snowing day, it would be difficult to navigate a right trail so we will send an experienced guide who has a basic knowledge of mountaineering.
Best time to trek:
Spring (March and April) and Autumn (October and November) are the best months to trek. Early March and November could have to snow on a cloudy day. You must be prepared for heavy snowfall, windy weather and bad time. The trek remains closed in the deep winter.
Trekking Guide and Porter:
We will provide a well-experienced trekking guide who will have basic mountaineering knowledge. Our company provides an experienced porter will have warm clothes and shoes to trek properly in a hard time.
Mountain sickness and medicine:
At an elevation of 3000m the level of oxygen already 70% only and at 5000m you will get 55% of the oxygen available at sea level. Due to the low level of oxygen, you may feel a headache, dizziness, loose off appetite, sleepless or difficult breathing. These are the basic symptoms of mountain sickness (AMS). To avoid mountain sickness, you must trek slowly, stay warm, deink enough water, acclimatize well and don’t trek too much. There is some recommended medicine to AMS like Diamox or etc. Please consult with your doctor before book your trip. You can check the list of recommended medicine. If you are seriously affected, you must go down or rescue by Heli. Please make sure that you have bought insurance including search and rescue services.
Weather and temperature:
Dhaulagiri trek starts from tropical weather to Alpine zone. The weather in high mountain can’t predict accurately. Generally, over 5000m the temperature remains below 0 round the year. You must be prepared for cold, windy and snowy weather. Please consult with our trekking manager about the weather of your trekking periods when confirming the booking.
Communication and internet:
If you use your date package from local telephone SIM it would work till Italy Base camp but the reception would be very poor. You are advising to bring a satellite phone from your country or we can arrange to rent in Nepal for your trip.
Accommodation and meal:
Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is a camping trek. There is no village above Italy base camp. Accommodation will be at tented camp. If you want to make its budget, we can buy food from the local village where available. Please write us for more details.
Entrance and regulation:
You have to buy an Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit and TIMS Trekkers Information Management System card.
Emergency and rescue:
We will be frequently following you on the mountain to make sure that everything’s is going well. If in case, there you require any emergency support from the city, we will immediately operate Heli service. Please make sure that you have bought insurance which covers the above mention services.
Articles of clothing:
This trek will require a proper mountain trekking equipment including crampons, rope, ice ax or etc. The temperature could go down to -25 or bellow in November. You must prepare for cold with the down-filled jacket, sleeping bag and etc.

 


Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal !
Alpine Asian Treks representative will be waiting at Nepal airport upon your arrival. Transfer to your hotel and free in the evening to look around. Later we will organize a cultural Nepali dinner at Nepali restaurant. Back to Hotel and night rest.

Enjoy breakfast at Hotel. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel by car. Drive to UNESCO World Heritage site. Afternoon you will drive to our city office for necessary documentation, guide introduction and trip briefing. As the trekking will go above 5300m, you must be aware of Mountain sickness and a proper first aid box before head to trek. If you require any further equipment or etc, you can buy them in Thamel. later back to Hotel and night rest.

The trail climb steeply. The trail offers beautiful view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Gurja Himal. Night rest at local guest house.

The first part of trekking is comparatively easy. The second part before arriving Bogara, it climbs steep through the Magdi river. The trail is sharp steep to the river and need to take good care while walking. The final part descend down to Bogara village.

The trail is fairly rising. You will see less trees and more mountain. The village are rare. The trails will have lots of ups and down. After a 5 hrs walking you will arrive to the todays destination. Night rest at local house.

This is the last village to this trekking. The trek hike through the bamboo forest. Night rest at local house.

Now you are in the Himalaya. You will be surrounded by the giant mountains. You may feel some difficulties of breathing. Today your crew will fix the camp to stay. They will prepare food in their kitchen. Night rest at Camp.

This is a rest day to acclimatize before hike to more high. Check all your gears and make sure that all is all right. Enjoy the giant view of Dhaulagiri and other mountains. Night rest at Camp.

The trek will go through the glacier, crevasse and traverses. It will require to use rope in some part. This is one of the hard day in this trekking. Night rest at camp.

You will trek over the glacier and ice. This is another challenging day with stunning view of mountains. Night rest at camp.

Take an early breakfast at camp and start trekking to Hidden valley. Walking through the glacier may require a rope. Once arrive at the French pass it will allow the view of Hidden valley which is amazing within the Himalayas. Hidden valley is very tricky when it snows heavily or cloudy. There are many trekkers who have lost their way as it looks very confusing. Our experienced guide will led you the right way to your camp and night rest.

Trek to the pass and the trail goes down sharply. After arriving at a Yak Kharka, there is a village where you can have good food and good sleep. Celebrate the completion of trekking. Night rest at local guest house.

Take an easy morning. Have a breakfast and trek to Jomsom. Night rest at Guest House. Enjoy your last night in the mountain.

Take an early breakfast at your guest house and walk down to airport. Take an trans Himalayan flight to Pokhara. Transfer to Hotel and free day. Night rest at Hotel.

This is a sphere day. If by any reason you could not take your flight previous day, you will fly this day. If you are already in Pokhara you do a sight seeing around the city.  Night rest at Hotel.

Drive to tourist bus park and drive (7:30 am) back to Kathmandu by regular tourist bus. Transfer to Hotel and rest. Night rest at Hotel.

Take a breakfast at Hotel. Take an easy morning around down town. You can do a last minute shopping or etc. Later we will transfer to airport and fly to Home. Sweet home.


What are included?

  • Arrival and departure transfer from Nepal airport
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara and in Kathmandu in the city center.
  • Tourist bus to and from Pokhara
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on the trek (your crew will prepare food in tent while staying at camp).
  • Camping and supporting equipment (tent, mattress etc), Kitchen and utensils
  • Trekking permit (ACAP and TIMS)
  • Experienced trekking Guide and Porters (one porter per two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Flight back from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • One day sightseeing in Pokhara and one day in Katmandu
  • Transfer to and from trekking as per itinerary.
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (AATE) service charges.

What are not included?

  • Personal trekking equipment (including sleeping bag and stick or etc)
  • Meals while in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above.

Trip Enquiry

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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