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Dhaulagiri Camping Trek Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu :
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off in our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we will be happy to guide you around the city.
Day 2: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
On the second day of arrival we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast every guest need to arrive at Company to review about their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip, we will be taking our guest for cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Darbang:
The overland journey to Dhaulagari begins with a 45 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara. After having the early breakfast, we will take a short drive to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport for an early morning flight to Pokhara. We board a small, fixed winged aircraft and set off on an adventurous yet worthy aerial journey to Pokhara. Soon after an incredible flight experience, we will find ourselves in the Nepals’ number 1 adventure and leisure city, Pokhara. Reaching Pokhara, we drive to Darbang via Beni. This short and relaxing drive along with magnificent view of lush hills and snowcapped mountains will give you the glimpses of mystical journey awaiting ahead of us. We follow the Kaligandaki River, pass Beni and follow Myagdi Khola to arrive at the camping site of Darbang.
Day 4: Trek from Darbang to Sibang:
After finishing up with breakfast, we will begin our trekking Journey with a steep ascend to the Sibang. Walking out of Darbang, we hike towards the ridge top village of Dharapani. From this village, you can get the astonishing views of Dhaulagiri massif along with Gurja Himal (7193m), and Putha Hiunchuli (7246m). Continuing our trek along the path above Myagdi Khola, we eventually arrive at Sibang.
Day 5: Trek from Sibang to Naura:
Enjoying with hot breakfast cooked on fire on camping ground we will start our trekking. The final stop will be Naura. Walking out of Sibang, our trail descends to Gatti Khola and then climbs up to the village of Muri. It’s a small village which is mostly inhabitant by Magar people. Crossing the suspension bridge over Dhola Khola, our trail descends and passes through terraced farm fields and various small settlements before we arrive at Naura for the overnight.
Day 6: Trek from Naura to Dobhan:
From Naura, we ascend begins on the mountainside. Sometime of uphill climbing, and a path that traverses the steep grass covered hills. And trailing further away in a well-constructed zigzag stone steep paths while descending through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout Baghara becomes visible elevate at 2050m. From this village the real challenge for the trek shows up. The path will be difficult with more ascending and descending to do. The hike will last five hours long before we reach Dobang. We will be able to see some mountains panoramas while ascending towards our destination. After reaching Dobang we will build our camp and stay here for the overnight.
Day 7: Trek from Dobhan to Italian Base Camp:
Finishing up with our breakfast we will continue our trek towards Italian Base Camp. We will trek gently on ascending path passing through dense forests of rhododendron, pine and bamboo. Once you see a crest to climb, gentle trek is over you should climb up hill. from the crest top you can see the wall of Dhaulagiri-I. As we move closer and closer to the Italian Base Camp you will encounter the glaciers. As you reach the Camp, you can enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri range, Manapathi Peak, and Dhaulagiri-II is truly inspiring and breathtaking. he camping site is beneath west face of Dhaulagiri-I where we will be camping for the overnight.
Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization day:
The trek is considered the difficult so rest is must if you want to complete your trek. We will be taking break from our hiking and will rest for today. We will explore around the base camp so that we can adjust to the air at high altitude. We will visit tea houses which has some of trekkers item you can pick up some item. After exploring the tea houses and enjoying the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri range and Manapathi peak we will return to our camping site for the overnight.
Day 9: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp:
Your body today will fell much lighter which will be helpful for today’s trekking. We will continue our trek towards Japanese Base Camp. The trail is much rougher with rocks and traversing steep slope and slipper glaciers. After some time, we will cross moraine of glacier flowing down from the Dhaulagiri. We also need ropes to do some climbing on today’s trekking. After 5 hours of trekking we will reach our final stop Japanese Base Camp. Today as well we camp for the overnight.
Day 10: Trek from Japanese Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp:
Today’s as well will be one rough day for trekking. You should trek through slippery glaciers path. The climb uphill will be much tougher and challenging. Climbing uphill for five hours is one hell of task. But once you are at Dhaulagiri Base Camp you will forget the suffering you have gone through. You will be stunned as you see Dhaulagiri-I standing before you. Other than Dhaulagiri you will see various peaks like Dhaulagiri II, (7751m), III (7715m) and IV (7618m). we will camp for overnight. Opposite to our camping site lies spectacular ice fall flowing Between Tukuche and Dhaulagiri.
Day 11: Rest and Acclimatization Day:
Our legs are hurting from the yesterday’s uphill climb so this rest day will help us to recover. We will explore around Dhaulagiri Base Camp. You will also adjust to altitude if you are to explore around the Camp. If you climb bit above Camp you will get the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri Range. After exploring around for while we will return to base camp for the rest. We will be camping for the overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley via French Pass:
Finishing up our hot breakfast on cold morning we will start our trekking towards the French col from where the view of hidden valley will stun you. But before getting that inspired felling, you should get off the glacier for which you should do some rope climbing. After doing some hard work on rope climbing you will get to trek on less strenuous terrain. After climbing for some time to French Col, the hidden valley which is also the reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh. Temperature here is at least at -20 degrees Celsius. We will then trek towards hidden valley where we will camp for the overnight.
Day 13: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka Dhampus Pass:
To reach Yak Kharka we firstly need to cross the Dhampus Pass and the trek will last for about seven hours. Trek to Dhampus is tough as you should climb steep uphill. Not only uphill is challenging but downhill is as tough as uphill. While descending we will pass through avalanche-prone slopes and rocky slopes. After descending through challenging trail, we will reach an open space where yak grazes. This open grazing space is known as Yak Kharka. We will camp at Yak Kharka for the overnight stay.
Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom via Marpha:
Today’s trek is going to be the easiest after all those days of hard and tough trekking. Our final stop for the day is Jomsom. After having hot breakfast at camp, we will hike downhill towards kali Gandaki valley from where we can reach the settlement of Allubari (3400 meter). again, descending from Allubari we will eventually reach the village of Marpha which is elevated at (2667m). here at Marpha village you can do some shopping as the village is beautiful and there are number of crafts shops around village. From Marpha village we will gain some elevation to reach our final stop for the day Jomsom. Here you can enjoy the completion of you trek. We will do some camp fire with local apple Marpha(alcohol) and beers. We will camp for the overnight.
Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara:
We will fly back to Pokhara to give our body rest. You will get to see the Himalayan Panoramas while flying back to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara we will check our hotel leave our stuffs. We will get fresh and ready to explore around the lake city. You can enjoy the view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Phewa Lake. Today we will be staying at hotel for the overnight.
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Finishing up with our morning breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. We will enjoy the scenery on the way, after that we check Hotel in Kathmandu to have a rest and Enjoy a farewell dinner in Evening, we will be staying overnight at 3-star hotel In Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure:
On the las day of our trip, representative of Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition will drive you to the airport according to you flight schedule back to home or onward destination.
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