“explore scenic hidden valley within world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri massive range of peaks”
Adventure around Dhaulagiri Trip Highlights:
“Adventure around world 7th highest mountains within massive range of peaks
Walk from warm low sub-tropical temperature to cooler alpine hills towards ice and glaciers
Daily scenic views of the world’s highest peaks from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu range
Exploring within Magar-Thakali and Gurung villages of immense interesting local culture
Trekking into the serene cool alpine forest to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers
Off the beaten trail to a mainstream path within Kali-Gandaki and world’s deepest gorge”
Introduction to Dhaulagiri Adventure:
Adventure Around Dhaulagiri an adventurous and breathtaking journey where you will be in the shade of world seventh highest Mt. Dhaulagiri and its massive range of peaks, with constant views from the beginning to an end in the comfort and excellent services with camping facilities which includes all camping gears with trekking chef-kitchen staff, guides and porters serving you with mouth-watering meals on this Adventure Around Dhaulagiri.
A mind-blowing and fascinating walks starting from warm sub-temperatures of Pokhara and Beni following the raging glacial Mygdi River right up to its source at Dhaulagiri base camps sandwiched between massive peaks of Tukuche and Dhaulagiri range.
Starting this marvellous Adventure around Dhaulagiri from famous touristic and a scenic spot at Pokhara, blessed with natural scenery where massive Annapurna Himalaya reflects on its calm lakes Phewa and Begnas, this wonderful adventure also ends in this beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley.
From Pokhara, an exciting overland drive leads you to Beni and further to Darbang around Magar people farm villages and towns following the raging Mygdi River that flows from Dhaulagiri base camp and its massive glaciers and Ice Falls.
The walk leads past several farm villages of Dharapani-Jugepani and to the last human settlement at Bagar, a small farm village and then on the high cooler hills walking into complete wilderness towards Dhaulagiri base camp and beyond, where trek leads into the cool alpine forest of tall pines-firs-oaks-rhododendron and magnolia tree lines.
As the trek progress leaving the rich vegetation and tree-lines behind for complete nature in the harmony of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the walk continues after overnights in Bagar-Dovan-Jungle Camp (Bhaise Kharka), Italian and Japanese camps at Chhatra beneath Dhaulagiri South peaks.
Slowly walking past moraine and glaciers to reach our highlights at Dhaulagiri base camp above 4,750 high facing tumbling icefalls and glaciers of Dhaulagiri I, and then heading towards Hidden Valley after crossing French Pass at 5,360 m the highest point of the adventure and then towards vast hidden valley to cross another Dhampus / Thapa Pass over 5,250 m high offering spectacular views of Dhaulagiri-Dhampus peaks with Annapurna range of mountains.
Finally walk leads back into main villages of Marpha-Tukuche and Tatopani where temperature is warmer within farm villages and rice terraces, from Tatopani one walk up the hill to Ghorepani and Poon Hill to end the trek at Pokhara or just drive from Tatopani after enjoying its natural hot-spring towards Pokhara after Beni town.
Adventure around Dhaulagiri Trekking offers super views of Dhaulagiri I at 8,167 m and crossing high French Col-pass (5,100 m) which leads at Hidden Valley encircled with magnificent Mukut Himal (6328 m), Tashi Kang (6386 m) Sita Chuchura (6611 m) Tukche Peak (6920 m) and Dhaulagiri I. Includes super rare views of Annapurna –Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” peak with Manaslu towards further eastern horizon.
An enjoyable and mesmerizing adventure Around Dhaulagiri where this walk leads you for more than 2 weeks of scenic and exciting time heading from warm low areas towards the cooler alpine zone of beautiful pine-firs-rhododendron-juniper and oaks forest, as the walking progress on leaving the green vegetation towards remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.
The walk, in the beginning, leads you to rural farm villages of Magar the mid hills tribe of Nepal Himalaya spread out all around with their interesting culture and traditional way of life, soon leaving the villages and human settlement for complete wilderness in the harmony of mountains-ice and moraines at Dhaulagiri base camp.
After an enjoyable and adventurous moment at base camp heading highest towards French pass to reach scenic Hidden Valley and then crossing Thapa / Dhampus pass heading further downhill back into tree lines at Marpha around lower Mustang area.
Marpha a charming village of Thakali people the early traders and tribe of North Western Nepal of Buddhist culture and religion, the place famous for delicious apples and its homemade products, from here either drive or fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
The other alternative for people with more time can walk down the Kaligandaki River valley encountering world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki as the trek progress towards much warmer areas at Tatopani village and ending at Beni, where this full circuit around Dhaulagiri completes.