Dhaulagiri French Pass Trek

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Considered to be one of the best trekking packages in Western Nepal, 21days Round Dhaulagiri French Pass Trek package is wonderful journey into the homeland of Dhaulagiri Mountain, the seventh highest Mountain of the World. The wonderful Round Dhaulagiri French Pass trekking route crosses raging rivers of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi at several points. We will conquer Dhampus Pass, French Pass and Thapa Pass and our way continues through dense forest and many big and small settlements. Round Dhaulagiri Trekking also covers a walk through the glacier valley.
Round Dhaulagiri Trek continues for 3 weeks and it is categorized as the strenuous trek. So Dhaulagiri Round Trekking is not for beginners.
We will enjoy the panoramic views of more than 15mountains and peaks like Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri I Mountain, Dhaulagiri II Mountain, Dhaulagiri III Mountain and Dhaulagiri V Mountain.
 The Sherpa Way offers 21days Round Dhaulagiri French Pass Trek. We will take 8hrs of drive through Pokhara to Beni. The route continues through Babichaur, Dharapani, Muri, Boghara, Dovan, Italian Base Camp and Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Dhaulagiri Base Camp is the farthest point of Dhaulagiri Round Trek. We will walk through French Pass to Hidden Valley Camp. Trekking continues further through the grazing land at Yak Kharka to Jomsom. We will catch flight to Pokhara and take 5hrs of ride back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary outline
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Beni (830m) via Pokhara
Day 04: Trek to Babichaur (1000m) 6-7hrs
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1565m) 7hrs
Day 06: Trek to Muri (1850m) 6-7hrs
Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2050m) 7-8hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2630m) 6hrs
Day 09: Trek to Choriban Khola (3110m) 6hrs
Day 10:  Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7hrs
Day11: Rest Day at Italian Base Camp
Day 12: Trek to Glacier camp (4250m) 5hrs
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m) 4hrs
Day 14: Rest Day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 15: Trek to French Pass (5100m)
Day 16: Trek to Hidden Valley Camp (5360m) 6hrs
Day 17: Trek to Yak Kharka (4200m) 6hrs via Dhampus Pass
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom
Day 19: Flight: Jomsom- Pokhara (35min)
Day20: Drive to Kathmandu
Day21: Departure
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m):
You will meet the representative from ‘The Sherpa Way’ in Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. He will receive you and take you through the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the hotel. You will be briefly explained about your trekking package in hotel.

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
You will be taken for the guided city tour of UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites. Journey begins with visit to Pashupatinath and continues through Bouddhanath to Swayambhunath. We will also explore Kathmandu Durbar Square before returning back to hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Beni (830m) via Pokhara:
5hours of drive through Prithvi highway will take us to Pokhara. We will proceed forward to Beni which exists 82km far from Pokhara. The journey continues along the bank of Mardi River to Beni which lies in the confluence of Myagdi River and Kali Gandaki River.
 
Day 04: Trek to Babichaur (1000m) 6-7hrs:
We will leave Kali Gandaki and proceed through the northern edge of Myagdi River. We will make our way in and out of Mangalghat and Singa to Tatopani which is the natural hotspring. We will cross the bridge to reach Simalchaur which takes us further to Babichaur.
 
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1565m) 7hrs: 
Leaving Babichaur behind, we will take the escalated path that is full of scenic views to Sahasradhara village. We will cross Dudh Khola to reach Rato Runga village. We will walk further to Dharapani village where we will stay overnight.
 
Day 06: Trek to Muri (1850m) 6-7hrs:
After crossing the river, we will head north to reach Phedi. The trail takes steep climb to Sibang and Mattim villages from where it descends to Gattikhola. We will pass through Phalai Gaon and cross Dharakhola which will lead us to Myagdi River. We will take the steep climb to Muri which is a Magar village.   
 
Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2050m) 7-8hrs:
After brief descend, we will meet river which we will cross before climbing to pass that offers scenic view of Ghustung South (6465m) Mountain. We will lower down further to Myagdi River and pass through Naura village. We will go through series of ups and downs to Boghara.  
 
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2630m) 6hrs:
We will take the descending trail through crop fields to ridge. We will traverse forest to reach small Jyardan village. We will choose the rocky trail through Lipshe and Lapche Kharka to Dovan.
 
Day09: Trek to Choriban Khola (3110m) 6hrs 
Trek for Round Dhaulagiri French Pass on 9th day begins by crossing the wooden bridge. We will walk through the forest and arrive at the viewpoint that offers scenic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m). We will lower down to Myagdi River and cross it to reach Chartare which takes us further to Choriban Khola.
 
Day10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7hrs:
We will walk through Chhonbaran glacier that offers views of Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri I mountain. Trekking continues to Italian Base Camp that is located in 3660m altitude. Italian Base Camp offers views of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V mountains.
 
Day11: Rest Day at Italian Base Camp
It is the rest day which is required for proper acclimatization. We can arrange for the short trip and visit nearby glaciers upon your interest.
 
Day 12: Trek to Glacier camp (4250m) 5hrs:
We will walk through glaciers to glacier camp. Walking through glaciers can be tricky. The trail will be slippery due to the effect of melting snow. We will set our camp nearby glacier.  
 
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m) 4hrs:
The route offers view of Dhaulagiri I. We will take 4hrs of difficult trek to arrive at Dhaulagiri Base Camp which offers striking views of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V mountains.
 
Day 14: Rest Day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp: 
It is the rest day which is required for proper acclimatization. We can arrange for the short trip and visit nearby glaciers upon your interest.
 
Day 15: Trek to French Pass 4hrs:
Leaving the glacier valley, we will take steep climb and pass through yet another valley to French Pass (5100m). French Pass offers spectacular views of Mukut Mountain, Tashi Kang, Tukuche Peak, Sita Peak and Dhaulagiri I mountain.   
 
Day 16: Trek to Hidden Valley Camp (5000m):
From French Pass, we will lower down all the way through hill for about 3hrs to reach Hidden Valley where we will set our camp for the night.  
 
Day 17: Trek to Yak Kharka via Dhampus Pass (4200m) 6hrs:
We will take the escalating trail to arrive at the foothill of Dhampus pass (5200m). Difficult ascend will take us to the top of Dhampus Pass that offers scenic views of mountains. . We will descend to Yak Kharka where we will stay overnight.
 
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom
We will lower down from Marpha and walk along western bank of Kali Gandaki River which will take us to Jomsom.
 
Day 19: Flight: Jomsom- Pokhara:
Early morning flight will take us to Pokhara from Jomsom in 30 minutes.
 
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu:
5hrs of drive along Prithvi Highway will take us back to Kathmandu.
 
Day 21: Departure:
You will be assisted in last moment preparation and then taken to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you will make your next visit in Nepal soon. 
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
What Is cost Included
  • Pickups and drops from international airport and transfer to the hotel.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu,two night b/b
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu to pokhara/jomsom/pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • Three times meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)in trekking,
  • local english speaking guide and Porter services for trekking
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits,
  • annapurna conservation fee
What Is cost Not Included
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • lunch and dinner during hotel stay in kathmandu
  • hotel in pokhara for two night
  • any sighting cost/transpotation and personal expenses 
  • any alcohalic bar bills and any drinks during the travling
  • Tips for guides and porters
 Trekking Gear Recommended by the sherpaway treks or your  Guide.
  •  walking boot,sleeper 
  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit underwear,warm socks 2/3 pair
  • warm Gloves or mittens,rain cover or umberla 
  • Sleeping bag, warm to-20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; or feather jacket
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry your personal thing
  • Water bottle 1 liter or be sure that it does not leak
  • head light and extra battery,
  • walking stick two pair
  • your camera, if you have power bank 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 21 Days
Destination: Nepal
Seasons : spring,autum,summer
Grading: trekking/high pass
No. of Pax : min 2pax
Activities : tea house,camping
Altitude Height : 5100 M.
Mode of Travel : driving/hiking/flying
Ends at : jomsome/pokhara

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