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Travel bu bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and head west to Baglung. Follow part of the trail about 3 days towards Dhorpatan and turn north to the base camp of Dhaulagiri. Low hill with terraced rice field and villages gradually gives away to rugged mountain landscape. In about 7 days you reach base camp. The traverse from base camp to the ridge is steep and long. Cross the ridge at French pass and descend to Tikuche base camp. Continue to traverse in snow condition until you cross the pass. Because of the wind, altitude and snow the visibility is usually very low while crossing the main ridge to Tokuche. After crossing the pass you descend to a high pastureland for overnight camp. Next day make further steep descend to Tukuche. You are back to civilization as you follow the main trail to Jomsom. Fly out from Jomsom to Pokhara and travel to Kathmandu.

It is one of the best high adventure-trek in Nepal. This trek provides very close up view of the huge snow peak, a unique experience in the rugged terrain in the company of qualified staffs. You should be prepared to travel in snow condition for an extended period over a week and be prepared for rough weather. Previous trek experience in the mountain is necessary. You should be physically fit. Consider the trek a grade higher than trek to Makalu base camp.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 01 Upon your arrival in KATMANDU(1000m/3280ft) Himalayan Glacier will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer to you Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel. Free day & evening welcome dinner at any typical Nepalese Restaurant.
Day 02. Half day guided city tours (tour includes Katmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancent Katmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of next day trek.
Day 03 Kathmandu to Beni by Private Transport it takes around 8/9 Hours on smooth Drive. O/N At Beni
Day 04 Beni-Babichaur (1000m) After leaving the Kali Gandaki River you enter in the Myagdi Khola valley.
Day 05 Babichaur-Dharapani (1565m) Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far.
Day 06 Dharapani-Muri (1850m) The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly.
Day 07 Muri-Boghara (2050m) From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours.
Day 08 Boghara-Dhoban (2630m) Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step.
Day 09 Dhoban-Italien Base camp (3500m) Today you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around.
Day 10 Rest day. A rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day.
Day 11 Italian Base camp- Glacier camp (4250m) After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail.
Day 12 Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m) Today you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 13 Rest day. Acclimatization day. In the next day you will be constantly at an altitude of 5000 - 60000 m, so this day is essential.
Day 14 Dhaulagiri Base Camp " French Col" Hidden Valley Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. After a breathless climb to the top of Fren
Day 15 Hidden Valley Camp 5000m A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.
Day 16 Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka.
Day 17 Yak Kharka - Marpha More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch.
Day 18 MARPHA - Lete (2438m) We start trek from a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields, and continue down the Kaligandaki reaching the former Thakali trading centre of Tukche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow.
Day 19 Lete - TATOPANI (1190m) A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge.
Day 20 Rest day in Tatopani , enjoy with hot spring.
Day 21 TATOPANI - GHOREPANI (2819m) Steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave behind the terraced fields and walk through thick rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani, meaning (horse water). We camp at the pass for the best views of the sunset.
Day 22 GHOREPANI - TADAPANI Being of the early morning 5:30 AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195m) around 1 hr. to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of white mountain peaks.
Day 23 TADAPANI - LANDRUNG Served the breakfast in the morning and start your journey, 8:00 AM to Landrung, it takes approx.: 6 hours. From Tadapani, the trails descends through the forests then terraced fields, to the Khummu Khola.
Day 24 LANDRUNG - DHAMPUS From Landrung, It's an easy walk past fields, a school and some unusual oval shaped houses and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1710 metres, with several lodges along the trails.
Day 25 DHAMPUS - POKHARA From Dhampus, all the way downhill through the village to Phedi. Starting at an elevation of 1580 metres, in a village and then forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park.
Day 26 Pokhara to Kathmandu by Private Transport it takes around 5/6 Hours O/N Kathmandu.
Price USD 2100 per person
Price includes: Airport Pick up/drop, 3 nights accommodation in kathmandu & 1 night in Pokhara at tourist standard hotel, sight seeing in around kathmandu valley by private vehicle and a professional city guide, all inclusive trek such as Ground transportation, necessary permits ( including special permit), entrance fess, professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments, accommodation in the tent ( Mattress, sleeping bags), all food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee, soft drinks etc.
Price excludes: Alcoholic drink, Tips, your insurance, personal/natural expenses, Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara