A challenging Dhaulagiri Round Trek at an elevation of 8172m will introduces you to a hidden valley and, the French pass. Literally, Dhaulagiri, the world’s eighth highest peak indicated by white mountain, justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow.
Kaligandaki George (deepest of the world) will separate Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri Range. The round starts from Kagbeni and, terminates at Darabang.
The sight- seeing of mountains such as Putha Himal, Tukuche peak and, extending excellent views of the Dhaulagiri Range from the French Pass (5360m). The contrast in cultures, traditional villages, remote wilderness and the sensational mountain views are the peculiarities of this circuit trek, will always attract adventurous trekkers- a rarely visited part of Nepal.
Dhampus pass (5200 M) lies between Tukuche peak and Thapa peak and the snow valley after the French Pass introduces us to a heavenly world.
A camping based trekking applies the use of crampons and ice- axes during trekking.
Day 01: To Kathmandu
Day 02: In Kathmandu (1330m), half day sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 980m, drive to trailhead 1110m
Day 04: Pokhara - Dharapani 1200m. Walk approx. 7 hours
Day 05: Dharapani - Muri 1800m. Walk approx 7 hours
Day 06: Muri - Bogare 2080m. Walk 6 hours
Day 07: Bogare - Dobang 2430m. Walk approx 7 hours
Day 08: Dobang - Sallaghari 2820m. Walk 7 hours
Day 09: Sallaghari - Italian Base Camp 3500m. Walk 4 hours, & rest day
Day 11: Italian Base Camp - Japanese Base Camp or Deposit Camp 4100m. Walk 4 hours
Day 12: Japanese Base Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4550m. Walk 4 hours, & rest day
Day 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - Hidden Valley 4860m via French Pass 5360m. Walk 8-9 hours
Day 15: Hidden Valley - Alubari or Yak Kharka 3900m. Walk 7 hours
Day 16: Yak Kharka - Jomsom 2670m via Marpha 2667m. Walk 5 hours
Day 17: Jomsom to Beni
Day 18: Beni - Pokhara