Trekking in Dhaulagiri provides massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast.
Dhaulagiri Trek takes you on an exciting journey to the off-beaten paths near the Dhaulagiri massif. It encompasses some challenging trails with stunning views of the mountains and glaciers. Due to the rough terrain with lack of proper accommodation, the trek is one of the most difficult treks of Nepal.
The Glory of Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri Trek involves trekking around the Dhaulagiri Mountain Range traversing through some of the most remote parts of Nepal. Mt. Dhaulagiri, with a height of 8167 meters, is the sixth highest mountain in the world. We will also pass through and stay in the remote Magar and Sherpa villages. Reaching up to a height of 5360 meters at French Pass and 5234 meters at Dhampus Pass, it provides some stunning views of 23 snow-capped mountains. Along with Dhaulagiri, these are Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhampus, among others.
We begin our trek by driving to Beni. From there, we will pass through the villages of Dharapani, Muri, and Dobang before reaching the Italian Base Camp. We will then pass through the Glacier Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp which provide an amazing view of the Dhaulagiri Mountains. After proper acclimatization at the camps, we will cross the French Pass and Dhampus Pass. Then, after reaching Jomsom, we will take a flight back to Pokhara.
For the Adventure Seekers
You can do Dhaulagiri trek at any time of the year. However, we recommend the months of March through May or September through November. Any other time, it is either too hot, too cold or too humid. We will take care of your entire food and lodging and make sure that you’ll smoothly complete this trek. Additionally, we provide an experienced guide that will accompany you throughout the trek.
Dhaulagiri Trek is certainly not for beginners and should not be tried if you’re not fit. As it mostly incorporates narrow off- beaten path and steep inclines, we only recommend this to adventurers who have trekked a few times.