About Dhaulagiri Round Trek
Dhaulagiri round trek is considered to a strenuous trekking in one of the most remote area of Nepal along the off the beaten kingdom of Himalaya. Popularly known as the 7 the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri ( 8167 m.) offers an adventurous trekking in the western part of Nepal. The high alpine passes, uninhabited valleys, high pastures are some of the highlights of this trek. Most of the adventure lover around the world is familiar with this White Mountain and the thrills of challenges offered by it. The dramatic contrasts of the numerous snow-fed peaks and the awe-inspiring landscapes are marvelous during the trail. The daring always tend to achieve something quite different from others in their life and same happens in this trail.
Dhaulagiri round trekking routes commences after an 8-hour scenic drive from Kathmandi to Beni. Beni is a beautiful city offering the tourists various possibilities shopping and being familiar to the rural lifestyle. From Beni, the trekkers will head to the village name Babichaur then Dorband and Dorband to Muri and the trails follows to the band of Myagdi Khola. In this trail, the trekkers hardly find the huge settlements. Thus, Muri is the final point with a large settlement along this trail.
From Muri, you head to the north along the Myagdi Khola passing through the villages of Baghara, Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. No human settlements are available beyond Pakoban village. You will continue to head to the north and you have to skirt the Chhanbardan Glacier, heading ahead on the left you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The alluring mountain view from DhaulagiriBase camp are of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Machhapuchhare. As soon as your arrival at Dhaulagiri Base Camp, you will be mesmerized with mountain vistas around. Then your ascent to north-east from the Base camp for a successful ascent to French Pass (5360m.) which is located between Tukuche peak and Sita Chuchura. Then there is little descent and you pass through a Hiddena valley and your ascent to Thapa Pass (5250m.) starts which is located between Tukuche Peak and Thapa Peak. Then the descent starts heading to the south to Alubari. You will continue your descent and then you reach Marph on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Then you dead to Jomsom from where you take a flight to Pokhara.
Head north-east from the Base Camp and climb the steep incline to the French Pass (5,360m), between Tukche Peak (6,920m) and Sita Chuchura (6,611m). Heading east you descend a little and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250m), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012m) from where you begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. From Alubari, the trail further descends to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and then heads north to Jomsom from where you fly back to Pokhara. The beautiful tourist’s hub, Pokhara offers a cumbers of possibilities for the next trip.