This trek gives the opportunity to enjoy unique view of the Dhaulagiri range. During the trek you can appreciate the friendly and happy atmosphere of the small villages. The trek is very tough; the itinerary is made for sportive and trained people and includes some nights at high altitude (5000 m).
Day 01: Drive Pokhara – Beni
Drive to Beni about 4 hrs.
Day 02: Beni – Babichaur (1000m)
After leaving the Kali Gandaki River you enter in the Myagdi Khola valley.
Day 03: Babichaur – Dharapani (1565m)
Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far.
Day 04: Dharapani – Muri (1850m)
The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly.
Day 05: 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 06: Boghara – Dhoban (2630m)
Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step.
Day 07: Dhoban – Italien Base camp (3500m)
Today you will reach the Italien Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri.
Day 08: Rest Day
Day 09: Italo Basecamp – Lager auf (4250m)
Again you will need the help of the ropes, but the path is not dangerous. For better acclimatization will not reach the Dhaulagiri base camp today but you will stop at half way.
Day 10: Dhaulagiri Basecamp (4650m)
Today you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 11: Rest day
Acclimatization day. In the next day you will be constantly at an altitude of 5000 – 6000m, so this day is essential.
Day 12: Dhampus Pass (5250m)
During the today trek you will cross the French Pass at an altitude of 5334 m. After the pass you reach the Hidden Valley and you will cross another pass: the Dhampus pass.
Day 13: Thapa Peak ( 6013m)
For the people who still have energy and do not suffer from "altitude sickness" today is planned to reach the 6013 m of the Thapa peak. The ascent is not difficult.
Day 14: Rest Day
Day 15: Tukche (2595m)
Long way down to the Kali Gandaki Valley, nearly 2000 m down.
Day 16: Tukche – Ghasa (2015m)
An easy and large path will bring you to Gasa.
Day 17: Ghasa – Tatopani (1190m)
Today you will reach Tatopani where you can enjoy the beautiful Hot Springs.
Day 18: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2853m)
Long way up to Ghorepani, from where you can enjoy an exciting view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
Day 19: Birethanti.
Day 20: Drive to Pokhara
Upon arrival in Pokhara Transfer to the Hotel Rest day Free.
Day 21: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
* Cost will be provided upon request for Camping trek
Tour/Trek grade: Strenuous
Season: Sept – Dec, Feb – May
Clothing: Cottons & light woolens during summer, warm clothing during winter