DHAULAGIRI ROUND TREKKING (18 Nights/ 19 Days)
|Overview||A circuit of the Dhaulagiri massif is possible for well-equipped and self-sufficient. Parties. The minimum time that should be allowed for this itinerary is eighteen days. Pokhara to Pokhara but a few extra days to side trip or bad weather are advisable. The route crosses two high passes which are in remote country far from any assistance. Particular care must be taken with regards to proper acclimatization and staff equipment. Since much of the first half of the trek travels on rarely trekked trails, the services of experienced local guide are highly recommended. No special permits are required for the Dhaluagiri Circuit but for the last part, down the Kali Gandaki, an ACAPentry permit is needed.
The trek is best started at Beni, the district headquarter of the Myagdi district. Myagdi is one of the most easterly of the district where the Magar people can be found..this group of hill dwellers are similar in many ways to their Gurungneighbours but are thought to have settled in Nepal some time earlier. Like their Gurung cousins, the Magar have a tradition of servicein the Gurkha regiments. Regular bus services operate from Pokhara as far as Baglung and from there, are less frequent services to Beni.
The Dhaulagiri trail follows the MyagdiKhola, the river that drains the southern side of the Dhaulagiri massif. Passing through the settlements of Darbang and Muri, the country is stillquite heavily populated with scattered villages and farming land. Beyond Muri, the MyagdiKholaawings north and the landscape become much more rugged and sparsely populated. The tree line is reached just below the side of the, so-called, Italian Base Camp. Italian base camp, located at the snout of the ChhonbaraanGlicier, is an ideal placeto spend an acclimatization day exploring the hills around about. The next two days are spent on the glacier, the second night being at Dhasulagiri Base Camp, a rugged spot with some spectacular views of the western face of Dhaulagiri.
: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Baglung by bus (9h) – Beni (817m). 3-hour walk
The trail the Kalihandaki River valley to Beni.
Beni – Babichor (950m) in 5h
Pleasant walk through the fields along MyagdiKhola Valley.
Babichor – Dharapani (1500m) in 6h
Wonderful panorama over vast terraced field areas.
Dharapani – Muri (1840m) in 6h
We gradually climb up through fire tree forests
Muri – Boghara (2080m) in 7h
The valley narrows and villages become less numerous. Along the trail meadows give way to woods then terraced fields.Great vistas of Dhaulagiri I (8091m), GurjaHimal (7193m) and GhustungSud (6465m).
Boghara – Dobang (2880m) in 6h
Up and down along the MyagdiKhola in an untamed setting: dense forest and impressive waterfalls.
Dobang – Camp at 3200m in 5h.
We continue up through a gradually-thinning forest.
Camp at 3200m – Italians Camp (3700m) in 3h30
Our first meeting with the glaciers. A magical panorama: just opposite, the impressive west face of Dhaulagiri I stares at us, on our right side is Manapati, and behind, the fantastic great wall of the Tsaurabong Peak.
Italians Camp – Camp at 4300m in 5h
By a steep trail, cluttered with moraines we approach the MyagdiKhola springs. We then start our progression along the Chhonbardan glacier
Camp at 4300m – Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m) in 4h30
The climb is now easier. We establish our campsite opposite an ice-fall, set between DhaulagiriII, II, IV and V on one side and Dhaulagiri I and the Tukuche Peak on the other.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Acclimatization and rest day.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp – French Pass (5400m) – Camp in the ” Hidden Valley ” (5050m) in 5h
splendid view from the pass of Dhaulagiri I and the peaks surrounding the Hidden valley: SitaChuchura, MukutHimal et Tashi Kang.
Camp in the ” Hidden Valley ” – Thapa Pass (5230m) – Yak Kharka (4400m) in 6h
A short climb takes us up to the pass. Magnificent panorama of the Annapurna massif and the Nilgiris.
Yak Kharka – Tukuche (2591m) in 5h
The path descends zigzagging along mountainside.
Tukuche – Ghasa (2012m) in 4h30
We follow the Annapurna circuit route, along the Kali Gandaki river
Ghasa – Tatopani (1189m) in 4h30
The trail now high above the Kali Gandaki passes through narrow gorges–regarded as the deepest and steepest in the world– and takes us to Tatopani – literally “hot spring”.
Tatopani – Beni (817m) in 5h.
Beni – Baglung in 3h, then bus to Pokhara – Kathmandu (9h).
Corn, potatoes, barley and buckwheat fields alternate with meadows and forests.
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