Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Mt. Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain of the world is one of the demanding and popular trekking destinations of our country. This mountain is one of the challenging and risky trekking trails which allows the visitors to do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world. This package is especially designed for those trekkers and mountaineers who wish to trek on the Himalayas of our country and want to gain some experience on technical climbing skills. You will be trekking through some of the most challenging trekking trail of our country and this journey is something worthy to try.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek starts with the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu. We will then then take a long drive to Beni and then trek ahead and reach the Italian Camp. Trekking ahead through the challenging and difficult climb will take us to the base camp of Mt. Dhaulagiri. One can do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountains of the world and you will also see the amazing landscapes from the base camp. Feel free to be a part of this exciting journey as in complementary you will also see the marvels of Kathmandu and Pokhara as well.

This special package rewards the visitors with an awesome opportunity to do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Annapurna, Makalu, Manaslu, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga and other many beautiful mountain ranges of the world. One can also do the sightseeing of some of the unique cultures and lifestyle of people living in the Himalayan region of our country since many years. Exploring a wide variety of flora and fauna along with watching the lifestyle and daily life activities of people living in this region is also another major attraction of this trek.

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

     

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 03

    Drive to Pokhara and Pokhara Sightseeing:

    After an early morning breakfast, we will take a scenic drive to Pokhara. First, we will take some rest at the hotel and then we will begin to do the sightseeing of this beautiful city. We will visit some of the famous places of Pokhara and then rest at the hotel at evening. Overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 04

    Drive from Pokhara to Beni:

    We will today take a scenic and short drive to Beni form Pokhara. One can see the amazing views of three beautiful mountains which are Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Fishtail. Other than that, you will do the sightseeing of terraced land farming, unique landscapes, green lush grasslands and other many beautiful scenarios. Overnight at Beni.

  • Day 05

    Bani to Tatopani:

    After an early morning breakfast, we will start our trekking alongside the bank of Ghaja river. We will trek ahead and pass some ancient villages of Tamang and Sherpa people which will take you near Ghaja Khola. Treking ahead will take us to Tatopani. This place is famous for natural hot springs – you can have time for a hot Scrub-up. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Machhapuchhare, Annapurna I (8091m), Lamjung Himal and other small Himalayas. Overnight at Tatopani.

  • Day 06

    Tatopani to Ghasa:

    Today’s trek begins after an early morning breakfast. We will then start our trek and move along the bank of Kali Gandakui river. Trekking ahead through the sub-tropical region and then crossing the suspension bridges will take us to Ghasa. Overnight at Ghasa.

  • Day 07

    Ghasa to Marpha:

    Trekking along the bank of Kaligandaki river will take us to the deepest gorge of the world which is the Kali Gandaki gorge. Trekking ahead through this gorge will take us to Marpha which is the main inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakalis and has been favourite amongst the trekkers. You can visit the red-roofed Taglung Gompa on a hillside behind the huge sacred tree. It has kept its traditional narrow paved alleys and passageways and an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone paved street. Overnight at Marpha.

  • Day 08

    Marpha to Yak Kharka:

    After an exotic early morning breakfast, we will trek along the unmarked trail which will take us to Yak Kharka. Climbing up and trekking ahead will take us to a suspension bridge which is located ahead of Gunsang. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

  • Day 09

    Yak Kharka to French Col:

    Today we will be trekking through the unique landscapes to reach the French Col. We will pass different ancient villages and grasslands to reach the French Col. Overnight at French Col.

  • Day 10

    Trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp:

    We will to day trek to the base camp of Mt. Dhualagiri which will be a tough task. One should need a good physical stamina and good trekking experience to reach to the base camp of this mountain. Passing different villages will take us to the base camp of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Overnight at Base Camp.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Dhampus:

    After doing the sighteeeing of beautiful mountain ranges from the base camp, we will trek down to reach Dhampus. Overnight at Dhampus.

  • Day 12

    Trek to Marpha:

    An easy and less challenging descend will easily bring us back to Marpha. Trekking along the Kali Gandaki gorge will bring us back to Marpha. Overnight at Marpha.

  • Day 13

    Trek to Jomsom:

    Trekking back via Tatopani will bring us to Jomsom. You can explore this beautiful valley. Feel free to talk and gain the experience of living from these local people. Overnight at Jomsom.

  • Day 14

    Fly back to Kathmandu:

    On today’s day, we will fly back to Kathmandu and then do the sightseeing of the remaining places of the valley. At evening, you will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 15

    Departure day:

    This will be the last day of our journey. You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport and then you will fly back to your own home country.

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.

Acclimatization:

Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Accommodations:

The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.

 

 

 

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