Fly or drive to Pokhara, by air 30 minute and overland 7 hours drive, transfer to trailhead, after the trek fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara. Around Dhulagiri (Dhulagiri trek), just west of Annapurna is the 40 mile wide Dhaulagiri Himal. Dhaulagiri I, the sixth-tallest peak in the world, towers high above the well-trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up the Kali Gandaki Valley. The vast massif screens the hidden lands of Dolpo to its north, and to the west of it are Nepal's far western hills. Only to the east along the Kali Gandaki Valley can we easily view the mountain close up, so massive Dhaulagiri with its symmetrical peak and four major outliners remains an enigma along much of its perimeter. Like fabled but restricted Dolpo, the complete month-long trek around Dhaulagiri is only for a handful of hikers.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner.
Day 2: Day at leisure/hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Beni (810 m)/Camp.
Day 4: Trek to Babichor (950 m).
Day 5: Trek to Darbang (1030 m).
Day 6: Trek to Sibang (1720 m).
Day 7: Trek to Muri (1840 m).
Day 8: Trek to Boghara (1990 m).
Day 9: Trek to Dobang (2400 m).
Day 10: Trek to Chartare (2820 m).
Day 11: Trek to Pakabon (3585 m).
Day 12: Trek to camp near glacier (3810 m).
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750 m).
Day 14: Acclimatization at Mount Dhulagiri Base Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Hidden Valley (4900 m), French pass (5360 m) cross.
Day 16: Trek to Yak kharka (3990 m), Thapa pass (5230 m) cross.
Day 17: Trek to Kaligandaki Valley - Marpha (2667 m).
Day 18: Trek to Kagbeni (2807 m).
Day 19: Trek to Muktinath (3802 m).
Day 20: Trek to Jomsom (2713 m).
Day 21: Fly to Pokhara (850 m)/hotel.
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu (1350 m)/hotel.
Day 23: Day at leisure/farewell dinner /hotel.
Day 24: Drive to airport for return flight.
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