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Around Dhaulagiri Trekking... Continuous reward of the adventure...

This is extended and strenuous trek, through high alpine pastures, higher passes and serene, and uninhabited valleys. Trekking off the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. 

Long closed to visitors, for a variety of reasons - including its remoteness, the region west and north of Dhaulagiri was opened to trekkers, traveling in organized groups. This made it possible for trekkers to go behind, north of the Dhaulagiri massif, to explore remote villages and even more remote valleys, which had been the sole domain of mountaineers.

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Everest Region
       : Everest Base Camp
Everest Panorama
Renjo Pass / Gokyo (New)
Annapurna Region
       : Around Annapurna
Annapurna Sanctuary
       : Langtang Valley
       : Rolwaling Valley (Wild)
       : Dhaulagiri Circuit
       : Manaslu Circuit
       : Nar & Phu - Manang
       : Makalu Base Camp
       : Ice Col Trekking
       : Kanchenjungha Base Camp
       : Dolpo
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Everest (8,850 m)
Kanchenjungha (8,586 m)
Lhotse (8,516 m)

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Cho Oyu (8,201 m)

Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)
Dhaulagiri V (7,618 m)
Manaslu (8,163 m)
Annapurna (8,091 m)
Shisapangma (8,013 m)
Ama Dablam (6,812 m)
Pumori (7,161 m)
Himalchuli (7,893 m)
Khangaru (7,010 m)
Thamserku (6,623 m)
Peak Climbing in Nepal
Mera Peak (6,654 m)
Chulu East (6,584 m)
Singhu Chuli (6,501 m)

Hiunchuli (6,441 m)
Chulu West (6,419 m)

Kusum Kangaru  (6,367 m)
Parchamo (6,187 m)
Island Peak (6,160 m)
Lobuche (6,119 m)
Pisang (6,091 m)
Kwangde (6,011 m)
Ramdung (5,925 m)
Paldor (5,896 m) 
Kongma Tse (5,849 m)
Naya Kanga (5,844 m)
Pokhalde (5,806 m)
Tharpu Chuli (5,663 m)
Mardi Himal (5,587 m)
Dhaulagiri Trekking - Itinerary   Equalizing adventure and cultural attractions...
Day 01
: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
(See the Hotels we use).
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
               Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara. Free to explore its attractions. Hotel Overnight
Day 04
: Drive to Beni (850m) (4 hrs). Camp
Day 05: Trek to Babiachor (950 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 06: Trek to Darbang (1,180m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 07: Trek to Takum (1,560m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 08: Trek to Goban Dhara (1,790m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 09: Trek to Baghora (2,080m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 10: Trek to Dobang (2,520m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 11: Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 12
: Rest / Exploration Day.
Day 13
: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m) (7 hrs).
Day 14
: Trek to French Pass (5,360 m)
                Continue to Hidden Valley High Camp. (4,000m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 15: Trek through the Pass to Yak Kharka (3,680m) (6 hrs).
Day 16: Trek to Marpha (2,667m) (5 hrs).
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2,710m) (3 hrs).
Day 18: Flight Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 19: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 20: Final Departure.

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Trip Duration: 20 Days
Kathmandu Hotel: 04 Nights
Pokhara Hotel: 01 Night
Flights: Kathmandu - Pokhara
                  Jomsom - Pokhara
                  Pokhara - Kathmandu
Total Trekking: 14 Days
Type: Camping 
Max Elevation: 3,840m
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Dhaulagiri Region - un-noticed attraction

Following the rivers upstream, ferns and forests of oak and other deciduous trees and juniper are interesting. Mountain sides of rhododendron blaze with colour in the spring, and other flowers are abundant on the trail. Even on high mountain passes above the tree line, tiny alpine flowers can be fund dotting the wind swept ground. The vast massif screen the hidden land of Dolpa to its north and to the west of Dhaulagiri I are Nepalís western hills. This is also an opportunity to experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture that is through out the Himalaya.

Other Short and Enjoyable Trips

You need not to worry even your vacation doesn't allow sufficient days for a long trek. Here, in this region you can experience other treks relatively short, but of course enjoyable. Check out Makalu Adventures special short treks -

Siklish Trek         /       Royal Trek
Poon Hill Trek     /       Ghandrung Loop

DHAULAGIRI - Trekking Facts
Highlights :   Stunning adventure and views rewarded
 Trek to the less visited areas with plenty of things to see
 Visit the remote valleys those ever remained to be restricted
 Give extension to your program to other short enjoyable treks.
Normal Weather Conditions :   Usually temperature ranging from 20°C to minus 15°C 
Accommodation :   Give priority to Camping
Medical / Emergency Facilities :   Prepare yourself carrying First Aid Kit.
Communication Facilities :   Rarely available
Rescue Operations :   Helicopter Flights from Kathmandu (Normally within 1 Ĺ hour)
Guidebook(s) :   Trekking in Nepal Himalaya - Lonely Planet
Season(s) :   Spring: March - April   /  Autumn: September - November

ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY TREKKING - Trek to the Base Camp of Massif Annapurnas for 360° view 

There is a good mix of high mountains and Himalayan culture on this trek. The Annapurna Himal lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. As rhododendron forests give way to bamboo groves, which in turn vanish into the high, desert landscapes, people of Aryan stock give way to those of Mongoloid stock and the dominant religion changes from Hinduism in the lower reaches to Buddhism higher up.

  Equipments we use

Super Quasar :      

UK Made High Quality Expedition Tents 

 Salewa UNI :          

Expedition Tents from Germany
  Adventures in Nepal

All those you never thought ... 

These are truly adventurous expeditions to remote and wild regions of the Great Himalayas, with full logistic support. The journeys seeking a different route, a fresh perspective, and a challenge. Our routes traverse a spectacular, seldom visited regions of Nepal and cross High Mountain passes with the rare views, some of which will be ours alone...
Ice Col Trekking       -          (The Makalu Adventures Exclusive One)
Gokyo Renjo Pass (New) Minga La, & Mera
Tashi Lapcha / Rolwaling Larkya La / Manaslu

See about all these great & strenuous adventures .

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