Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
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- Sightsee in Kathmandu and Pokhara with a guide.
- Road trip to Beni.
- Visit the Mur Magar Village.
- Visit the Dhaulagiri and Italian Base Camp.
- Go via the French pass, Dhampus pass, and hidden valley.
- Visit the famous, Kali Gandaki River Valley.
- Exquisite flight to Pokhara from Jomsom with a beautiful aerial.
Dhaulagiri Circuit is a difficult trek, through high alpine fields, higher passes, and serene and isolated valleys. The 7th highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri (8,167m); means the “white mountain” though many mountains over the world have names that translate to White Mountain. Everyone is accustomed to the name Dhaulagiri which is located in the western part of Nepal and is probably by far, the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. The mere reason behind it is that it consists of more than fifteen 7,000 m magnificent peaks with the land of tense contrast.
Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking route will start after an 8-hour scenic tour from Kathmandu to Beni. After reaching Beni, we will head in a north-western direction through Babichour village, Dorbang, and then Darapani to Muri, from where we will head north yet keeping to the banks of the Myagdi Khola. Muri will be the last major village along this trail. It has been inhabited by people of the Magar tribe, of Mongoloid stock and evolved from the early settlers of the Nepalese middle hills. From Muri, we will head north forward to the Myagdi Khola via the villages of Baghara, Dobang, and Chartare to Pakoban. There are no permanent settlements, beyond Pakoban but if we head north we can go around the Chhanbardan Glacier, and then keep to the left side, to reach the destination of beauty and paradise i.e Dhaulagiri Base Camp from where magnificent mountain vistas are available. Head towards north-east from the Base Camp and ascend the steep incline to the French Pass (5,360 m), connecting Tukche Peak (6,920 m) and Sita Chuchura (6,611 m). You will be descending a little while heading to the east and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250 m), connecting Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 m). We will be stepping downwards from here, heading south-east to Alubari. The trail further lead us to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River from Alubari and then heads north to Jomsom from where you take a flight back to Pokhara.
For those who have got ample time for the Dhaulagiri circuit trek, there is an option of continuing to trek down to Kalopani, Tatopani, Ghorepani then into Pokhara.