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Dhaulagiri Ice Fall Trek - 12 Days

Dhaulagiri  Ice Fall Trek
Dhaulagiri Ice Fall Trek
Trip-costfrom us$ 900 ( Per Person )
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Min. Age: 1 ( Minimum) – 12 (Maximum)
  • Trek Starting Point : Pokhara - Beni
  • Trek Ending Point : Beni – Pokhara
  • Recommended Season : Spring and Autumn
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Mount Dhaulagiri (8167meters), the world’s seventh highest peak. It is a land of dramatic contrast. The trek goes through big challenging mountain passes, crossing over French pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter). The trekking in this area is relatively strenuous and needs some mountaineering knowledge. Autumn (Sep-Nov) and spring (Mar-May) are the best seasons for the trek. Dhaulagiri Trek combines camping and tea house trek. You will drive from Kathmandu to Beni, the starting point of the trek. The trail passes through beautiful villages, terraced fields, streams and forested hills. The Dhampus Pass between Tukuche peak and Thapa peak is another heaven in the trip.

Dhaulagiri Icefall Trek is an exciting and adventurous trekking trail added in Annapurna Region that lies north of central Nepal and northwest of Pokhara. Dhaulagiri Icefall Trek is enriched with all cultural, natural and geographical aspect. Beginning the trek from Nayapul (1010m.) after a short drive about 1:30 hours from Pokhara, the trail ascend to the Ulleri village, till Ghorepani, which is great spot for panoramic mountain views and sun rise. The Best Season to go for Dhaulagiri Icefall Trek is between October and May. Dhaulagiri icefall trek needs physical robustness and adequate experience of highland walking.

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south,  Nilgiri, Tukuche  and more.
  • Mixed culture and traditions
  • Inhabited both Hindu and Buddhist people
  • House of Thakali 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
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Nepal’s ethnic Thakali culture
  • Area of  apples and Apricot

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

Day 02: City sight seeing

Day 03: Drive to Beni

Day 04: Drive to Tatopani- Kalopani

Day 05: Trek to Nauli Kot

Day 06: Trek to Ice fall and back to Nauli kot

Day 07: Trek to Tatopani and rest

Day 08: Trek to Beni - Pokhara

Day 09: Sight seeing tour in Pokhara

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 11: Leisure and free day in Kathamandu

Day 12: Airport departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfers 
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodations in Pokhara
  • City tour by private transport 
  • Tourist Bus Transportation Pokhara – Kathamndu
  • Public Bus transportation Kathmandu- Beni, Beni- Kalopani- Beni -Pokhara
  • Annapurna Conservation 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) 
  • 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 evacuation charges
  • Tips

Trip Note

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

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