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Dhaulagiri Trekking

Trekking around the giant Himalayan peak Dhaulagiri (6th highest Himalayan peak of the world) is one of the most challenging remote trek. 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. This is a trek into the wild which shows the world's deepest river gorge, unparalleled scenery, as you might expect in such remote country, some very interesting indigenous people. The vast massif screens the hidden land of Dolpo to its north west. Following the rivers upstream, ferns and forests of oak and other deciduous trees and juniper are interesting. Mountain sides of rhododendron blaze with color 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 found dotting the windswept ground. This is an adventure that walks the fine line between trekking and mountaineering and is ideal for those that thrive on rugged and remote trails that see only a handful of trekkers each season.



Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu
Day 2 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley
Day 3 Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 4 Pokhara - Maldhunga
Day 5 Maldhunga - Darbang
Day 6 Takum - Muri
Day 7 Muri - Bagar
Day 8 Bagar - Dovan
Day 9 Dovan - Uppper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)
Day 10 UPPER BUNGINI - REST DAY
Day 11 Uppper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) - Glacier Camp
Day 12 Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp I
Day 13 Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col - Hidden Valley
Day 14 Hidden Valley camp 5000m A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.
Day 15 Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka
Day 16 Yak Kharka - Marfa
Day 17 Marfa - Lete (2650 m.)
Day 18 Lete - Tatopani (1300 m.)
Day 19 Tatopani - Rest Day
Day 20 Tatopani - Ghorepani (2810 m.) 
Day 21 Tadapani - Ghandruk 
Day 22 Ghandruk - Pokhara 
Day 23 Pokhara - Sightseeing Day 
Day 24 Pokhara - Kathmandu 
Fitness

To trek to Everest Base Camp you do not need to be a super athlete nor a mountaineer but a few weeks of training, prior to arriving in Nepal, will enhance your experience. It will not be more enjoyable spending the trip of a lifetime struggling to walk the trails every day when a little sensible preparation before you arrive would make the trails so much more rewarding.


Food

There are varieties of choices of western and Asian foods dishes or a mixture of both in all the major destinations you visit. During a trek you can expect 3 full meals a day as well as well as regular tea and coffee breaks on both tea-house style or camping treks where food is freshly prepared daily. During our tea-house trek we offer a selection of tea-houses. Most teahouses cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Of course it depends on the season and destinations you choose. But most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard.


Best time

Everest Base Camp trek can be done in Autumn (Sept-Nov) when you can expect better visibility, the air is fresh, and the weather is perfect and that the Nepalese most important festivals (Dashain and Tihar) are marked during this season The best season offering excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Or in Spring ( March - Mary) which is particularly lovely as the mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers and still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photos. The temperature is quite moderate and the mountain views are excellent.


Accommodation

There are varieties of choices of western and Asian foods dishes or a mixture of both in all the major destinations you visit. During a trek you can expect 3 full meals a day as well as well as regular tea and coffee breaks on both tea-house style or camping treks where food is freshly prepared daily. During our tea-house trek we offer a selection of tea-houses. Most teahouses cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Of course it depends on the season and destinations you choose. But most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard.


Medical Info

Care in what you eat and drink is the most important health rule. The number one rule is don't consume the water including ice.


Medical Kit:

  • 1. A simple but adequate medical kit can be most useful without taking much space in your baggage. The following is recommended as tried and true list of items.
  • 2. Aspirin or Panadol - for pain or fever.
  • 3. Antihistamine - useful as a decongestant for colds, allergies, to ease the itch from insect bites and stings or to help prevent motion sickness.
  • 4. Antibiotis - useful especially while trekking well off the beaten track but they must be prescribed.
  • 5. Kaolin preparation ( Pepto - Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil - for stomach upsets.
  • 6. Rehydration mixture - for treatment of servere diarrhoea.
  • 7. Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar "dry" spray - for cuts and grazes.
  • 8. Calamine lotion - to ease irritation from bites or stings.
  • 9. Bandages and band - Aids - for minor injuries.
  • 10. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer
  • 11. Insect repellent, sun block, suntalotion, chapsticks and water - purification tablets.
  • 12. Throuat lozenges (Strepsils).
  • 13. Moleskin.
  • 15. Sulamyd 10% eye drops.
  • 16. Acetarninophen (Paracetamol)
  • 17. Antacid tablets.
  • 18. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
  • 19. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Equipment list

  • 1. Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, " walk then in" to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • 2. A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
  • 3.Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.
  • 4. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
  • 5. Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters - can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • 6. A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
  • 7. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft. Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
  • 8. A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
  • 9. pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
  • 10. 1 lightweight long sleeved - shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
  • 11. A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item. A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • 12. A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
  • 13. 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
  • 14. 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
  • 15. "Underwear" normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
  • 16. Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking - Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
  • 17. Water bottle.
  • 18. Snow glasses and sunglasses
  • 19. 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
  • 20. Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • 21. Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • 22. Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
  • 23. Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.


Cost (How much does it cost?)

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Camping Trekking Routes Days Grade Max. Altitude Season
Dhaulagiri Trekking 18 - 25 D 5300 m Apr - May , Sep - Nov
Mustang Trekking 25 B 5135 m Apr - Nov
Upper Dolpo Trekking 26 - 28 D 5400 m Apr - Nov
Kanchenjunga Trekking 22 - 29 D 5400 m Apr - May , Sep - Nov
Manaslu Trekking 22 - 24 D 5135 m Sep - Nov , Apr - Aug
Makalu Base Camp Trekking 18 - 22 C 5000 m Sep - May
Ganesh Himal Trekking 14 - 19 C 4070 m Oct - May
Rara Lake Trekking 10 - 11 B 3710 m Mar - Dec
Simikot Trekking 7 -14 D 5600 m Sep - Nov , Apr - Aug
Siklish Trekking 7 - 8 A 2000 m Sep - May
Rolwaling Trekking 19 - 21 C 5310 m Oct - May