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Dhaulagiri High Altitude Trek

Dhaulagiri High Altitude Trek is one of the frequently organized trekking packages by Coldfeet Adventure Nepal. Dhaulagiri region is one of the most adventurous and challenging trekking destination trail of Nepal. Actually, most of the Dhaulagiri treks require previous trekking experiences with excellent physical condition. Dhaulagiri High Altitude Trek is one of the popular treks over the high passes with difficult weather and walking conditions. This trek is going to be strenuous trek through high alpine pastures and high passes. The best thing about this trek is, though we have to cross the very challenging trails, this offers unparalleled and impressing scenery. The starting point for this trek is Beni.
Well, Dhaulagiri High Altitude Trek passes through big challenging mountain passes crossing the French Pass and Thapa Pass. In fact, this trek is going to be a challenging walk on an icy track. The main attractions of this region are the panoramic mountain views of snowcapped peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre among many others. During this trek, you can get the opportunity to explore the amazing lifestyles of Gurung and Magar people and their wonderful culture. Besides this, you also observe the wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Leopards, Red Panda, Musk Deer, and various species of birds.
We welcome you at Coldfeet Adventure for this wonderful trekking package. For sure, Dhaulagiri High Altitude Trekking is going to be your lifetime experience. We have crafted our best and flexible itinerarys with the most competitive prices.
Type of Trek: Camping
Trekking Level: Hard
Duration of Trek: 16 Days 
Tour Duration: 20 Days 
Route of Trekking: Kathmandu-Beni-Dhaulagiri Circuit-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 5375 meters above sea level

Outlined Itinerary 
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trip
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m/2731ft)
  • Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babichaur (1000m/3280ft): 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek from Babichaur to Dharapani (1565m/5134ft): 7 hrs
  • Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m/6068ft): 6.5 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek from Muri to Boghara (2050m/6724ft): 7.5 hrs 
  • Day 08: Trek from Boghara to Doban (2630m/8626ft): 6 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek from Doban to Italian Base Camp (3500m/11,480ft): 6-7 hrs
  • Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Italian Base Camp 
  • Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4250m/13,940ft): 5 hrs
  • Day 12: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m/15,252ft): 4 hrs
  • Day 13: Acclimatization Day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Day 14: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Pass 4 hrs
  • Day 15: Trek from Hidden Valley Camp (5000m/16,400ft)
  • Day 16: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (4200m/13,776ft): 6 hrs 
  • Day 17: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7-8 hrs
  • Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 20: Final Departure from Kathmandu
  • Details Itinerary
  • Cost Details
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trip
A full-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambhunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m/2731ft)
You can either fly to Pokhara or then drive to Beni from Pokhara. Or, if you wish, you can drive to Beni from Kathmandu via Pokhara which takes about 8-9 hours. The drive passes through the mountains along the banks of Trishuli and Marsyangdi River to Pokhara. Drive further from Pokhara deeper into the mountains with the magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayas. Driving further along the banks of Mardi River, we continue to Beni.
Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babichaur (1000m/3280ft): 6-7 hrs 
Our real trek begins from today, and we continue trekking along the Kali Gandaki River. Then, we head towards Myandi Khola and cross the suspension bridges. Press by the villages of Mangalghat, Singa, Tatopani, and finally reaching at Babichaur.
Day 05: Trek from Babichaur to Dharapani (1565m/5134ft): 7 hrs
The destination for today will be Dharapani and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far. Our trail today will cross the terraced hills and Shahanshadhara village then reaches Dharapani and spend a night there.
Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m/6068ft): 6.5 hrs
The path goes steep up to Muri 1850m, where the Mount Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly. From Muri, enjoy the magnificent views of Mount Dhaulagiri and others.
Day 07: Trek from Muri to Boghara (2050m/6724ft): 7.5 hrs 
From Muri, the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara, you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours. The trail descends down before reaching Phedi and then the ascends up until Boghara.
Day 08: Trek from Boghara to Doban (2630m/8626ft): 6 hrs 
Today the path is quite difficult and sometimes you will need the help of ropes. The trail descends down to a small ridge then crosses forest to Jyardan. Finally, cross the rocky part to arrive at Doban.
Day 09: Trek from Doban to Italian Base Camp (3500m/11,480ft): 6-7 hrs
Today, you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will just in front of the west wall of Dhaulagiri. Passing through the beautiful forest, we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. Since, we are rapidly gaining altitude, keep yourself hydrated and take it easy.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Italian Base Camp
Today will be a rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is the day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day. Move around and hike around some places and properly acclimatize with the altitude.
Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4250m/13,940ft): 5 hrs
After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. The glacier crossing would require the use of rope.
Day 12: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m/15,252ft): 4 hrs
Today, we reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Sooner, the rough rubble gives you the way to some smooth ice of the white part of glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. On the way, enjoy the magnificent north face of Dhaulagiri I.
Day 13: Acclimatization Day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp
We will be constantly trek at the altitude of 5000-6000m in the next days. So, this day is essential for acclimatization. Even when we are acclimatizing, health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle.
Day 14: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m/15,252ft): 4 hrs
Hidden Valley getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls, we are in the safer and gentler country after a breathless climb to the top of French Col.
Day 15: Trek from Hidden Valley Camp (5000m/16,400ft)
Make some rest, acclimatize and explore the surrounding peaks.
Day 16: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (4200m/13,776ft): 6 hrs 
After climbing over the Dhampus pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descend steeply to Yak Kharka. Then the trail descends down until we reach at Yak Kharka.
Day 17: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7-8 hrs
Today, the more steep descent leads us to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch. Tackling along the cairns, we then proceed along the snowy path. After a few hours of walking in the snow, we pass the top of the Thapa Pass. From Marpha, we further head towards Jomsom to catch our next day’s flight to Pokhara.
Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
After the morning breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. After a 30 minutes dramatic flight, we reach at Pokhara, where we can explore around in the remaining time. We will start our sightseeing of Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum, Seti Gorge, and boating in the Fewa Lake. 
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, after breakfast, we make a drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel and in the evening time, you will enjoy our farewell dinner.
Day 20: Final Departure from Kathmandu
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon! 
Cost Includes:

Airport Pickup on arrival and Drop
A Full day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Soyambhu nath, Patan Durbar Square,Pashupati and Bauddhanath Stupa)
English speaking qualify Guide and Assistant Guide
All necessary camping and climbing gears
Cooks and kitchen crews
Food Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
Private transport from Pokhara to Beni
Air transport from Jomsom to Pokhara
Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
All necessary special Permit and Tims
3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu in *** Star Hotel on B&B Bases

Cost Excludes:
Visa Fee
Travel Insurance
Bottle water
Any beverage
Meals in Pokhara

(up to 5600./18372ft.)

# Sleeping bag (Comfortable to -20)
# 1 Pair strong Mountain/Hiking boots
# 1 Dawn Jacket/All Weather Anorak
# Medium/Large Rucksack/ Backpack
# Light Water & Windproof jacket
# Or 2, 1 Liter Water bottle (s)
# 1 Pair Waterproof Gaiters / Over Trousers
# 1 Torch/ Flashlight & Spare Batteries
# 2 Long Sleeve Cotton (or Polypro) Shirts
# 1 Medium Size Towel
# 1 Pair Sport Shoes
# 1 Pair Slipper
# 2 Pair Light weight Trousers
# 1 Pair Shorts
# 1 Fleece/Warm Sweater
# 1 Sweat Shirt/Light Sweat
# 2 T-shirt
# 2 Pair Light Socks
# 3 Pair Heavy Woolen Socks (4 Plastic bags to wrapping clothes)
# Small Day pack
# Thermals
# Cotton Headscarf/ Bandanna
# Sun Glasses and Sun Hat
# 1 Washing Kit, Including Personal Toiletries
# Talcum Powder
# Moleskin Blisters Tape
# Toilet Paper
# Biodegradable Shop-Shampoo
# Any Personal Medication
Optional Items
# Money Belts
# Warm Hat/Gloves Waterproof
# One Swimming Costume/Bathing Suits
# One Swiss Army Type of Knife
# One Inner Sleeping sheet 

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