Trip Overview

Trekking in the shadow of the Dhaulagiri massive, French pass and Annapurnarange

This is a challenging remote area trek, taking in two high pass crossings a complete circuit of Dhaulagiri, the world’s 7th highest peak. From the Baglung Bazar or Beni Bazaar, we meander through terraced foothills and forested ridges towards the southwestern side of the awe-inspiring Dhaulagiri. At this time of year we will invariably meet up with a climbing expedition as we make our way up past the base camp toward French Pass (5,240 meters).

Once over the pass we descend into Hidden Valley, before climbing over Dhampus pass (5,100 meters) and then down into the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Back on the main trail we’ll relax in the hot springs of Tatopani, eat fresh fruit, and maybe even have a celebratory drink or two, before returning to Pokhara and traveling back to Kathmandu.

Outline Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (915m.) by Bus then transfers to Hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Darbang Phew (1,110m.) then transfer to tea-house Lodge.
Day 05: Darbang Phedi - Sinbang/Khamla Village (1,670m.) tea-house Lodge.
Day 06: Sinbang/Khamla - Baghara (Bagar 2,080m.)
Day 07: Boghara - Dobang (2,520m.) (Dovan Kharka)
Day 08: Dovan - Salla Ghari (3,445m.)
Day 09: Salla Ghari - Swiss Base Camp (3,730m.)
Day 10: Swiss Base Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,748m.)
Day 11: Dhaulagiri Base Camp Rest for acclimatization and Exploration.
Day 12: Dhaulagiri Base Camp – French Pass (5,360m.) Camp.
Day 13: French Pass–Thapa Pass (5,250m.) – Yak Kharka (3,400m.)
Day 14: Yak Kharka – Marpha Village (2,667m.).                                    
Day 15: Marpha Village – Ghasa (2,010m.).
Day 16: Ghasa – Tatopani (1,150m.).
Day 17: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2,830m.).
Day 18: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3,232m.) – drive to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel.
Day 19: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu free.
Day 21: Last minute, transfers to Airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara at Bed & Breakfast basis (Itinerary B).
  • All three major meals a day; B/L/D (provide continental food) and accommodation in teahouse lodge and tented camp (twin sharing Room).
  • North Face brand tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.


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