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Dhaulagiri French Pass - 17 Days

Dhaulagiri French Pass
Dhaulagiri French Pass
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  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Min. Age: 1 ( Minimum) – 12 (Maximum)
  • Maximum Height : 5360 Meter (17580ft.)
  • Trek Starting Point : Beni
  • Trek Ending Point : Jomsom-Pokhara
  • Recommended Season : Spring and Autumn
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Dhaulagiri French Pass Trek Dhaulagiri (White Mountain), separated from the Annapurna region by Kali Gandaki Gorge (deepest in the world) includes some fifteen peaks above 7000mt. The trekking in this area is relatively strenuous and needs some mountaineering knowledge. This challenging trek takes you to spectacular wilderness areas, travelling around the entire Dhaulagiri massif and along valleys that are little travelled by locals, let alone by trekkers.

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, Gurja Himal, Dhaulagiri and more.
  • View of of Nilgiri and other Mountain Peaks
  • Mixed culture and traditions
  • Inhabited both Hindu and Buddhist people
  • Temperate to Alpine forests
  • View of  over 8000 meter highest mountains
  • Glacial River, Glaciers & lush of bamboo forest
  • Natural hot spring
  • Very rich in flora and fauna
  • Waterfalls and Suspension bridges along the way to cross the river
  • Oak, fir, pine and Rhododendron forest
  • Most famous and hard  high pass  trek in Nepal
  • Nepal’s ethnic Magar culture
  • Area of renown  Gorkha shoulders

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu – Baglung (740m)

Day 04: Baglung – Beni (850m)

Day 05: Beni –Darbang (1030m)

Day 06: Darbang – Muri (2200m)

Day 07: Muri – Bagar (2900m)

Day 08: Bagar – Dovan (3800m)

Day 09: Dovan – Italy B.C.(4325m)

Day 10: Italy B.C. – Dhaulagiri B. C. (4750m)

Day 11: Dhaulagiri B.C. – French Col. Pass (5360m.) – Dam,pus Pass (5250m)

Day 12: Dampus Pass – Yak Kharka (3600m)

Day 13: Yak Kharka – Marpha (2640m)

Day 14: Marpha – Jomsom (2720m)

Day 15: Jomsom – Pokhara (820m), fly – Kathmandu (1350m), fly

Day 16: Free / leisure day in Kathmndu

Day 17: Departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfers 
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodations in Beni
  • City tour by private transport 
  • Tourist Bus Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Beni - Kathamndu
  • Annapurna Conservation and Dhaulagiri permit and TIMS Permits
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • An English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along the way to trek 
  • Hot drinks (Tea and Coffee) during the meal time.
  • Purified/Iodine  Drinking water
  • All lodge accommodations on twin sharing basis ( private room share toilet) 
  • Beni /Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus 
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
Cost Excludes
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tour guide 
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Boiled  / bottled water
  • Hot shower 
  • Net / Wi-Fi charges
  • Electronic device recharge 
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and Emergency evacuation charges
  • Tips

Trip Note

Trekking distances and times are approximate: times differ widely from group to group.