Program Code: HR-RT02
Duration: 21 days
Program Type: Camping Trek
Maximum Altitude: 5360m
Minimum pax: 2
Mode of Travel: Land
Start Trip: Beni
End Trip: Nayapul
This region is a new territory for trekkers. Trekking off the main paths is not only possible,but can be immensely rewarding, though you need a sense of adventure and it increases ability to deal with the unexpected. Geographically Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. From the near tropical Pokhara valley to steep slope climb to snow capped Himalayan giant. Dhaulagiri I, is the sixth highest peak of Nepal; It towers high above the well- trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up to the Kaligandaki valley. The vast massif screens the hidden land of Dolpo to its north west. Following river up stream, ferns and forest of oak and other deciduous trees and juniper are interesting. Mountain side of rhododendron blaze with color in the spring, and other flowers are abundant on the trail, even in the high mountain passes above the tree line, tiny alpine flowers can be found dotting the windswept ground.
Day 01 : Drive from Kathmandu to Beni by bus (9 hours driving).
Day 02 : Trek to Babiyachaour.
Day 03 : Trek to Darbang.
Day 04 : Trek to Takum.
Day 05 : Trek to Muri.
Day 06 : Trek to Boghara.
Day 07 : Trek to Doban.
Day 08 : Trek to Italian Base Camp.
Day 09 : Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.
Day 10 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 11 : Trek to Hidden Valley (5000m.) crossing French Pass (5360m.).
Day 12 : Rest day at Hidden Valley.
Day 13 : Trek to Yak Kharka crossing the Thapa Pass (5200m).
Day 14 : Trek down to Tukuche.
Day 15 : Trek to Ghasa.
Day 16 : Trek to Tatopani.
Day 17 : Rest day at Tatopani (Natural hot spring).
Day 18 : Trek to Ghorepani.
Day 19 : Trek to Tikedhunga
Day 20 : Trek to Nayapul (4 hours), then drive to Pokhara.
Day 21 : Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu.