It was closed for sometime to travel for trekkers and is re-opened now from two years ago. Through quite a few mountains, the word over, have names that translate into white Mountain, this is the biggest of them all and the region around it's one of the beaten trek' trekking destinations.
This trek follows a circuitous trail, first completed by an Austrian Expedition team in 1959 around Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Tukuche peak (6,920 m). Starting from Pokhara the trail leads north west up the Kaligandaki river valley staying on the rivers right bank through Beni and Tatopani (here the Kaligandaki gives way to Myagdi Khola). Continuing from Tatopani (what means hot spring) you pas through Phedi and Dhorpatan to Muri, then head north along the left bank to cross the Myagdi Glacier and Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750 m).
Approaching the French pass (5,360 m), between the summits of Tukuche peak and Mukut Himal. Throughout, the colossal peaks of the Dhaulagiri range surrounding you. Crossing the French pass (the highest point on your trek) you come out into the Hidden valley. From here you swing southeast along the trail leading to Dhampus Pass, between Tukuche and Thapa peak. Descending from Dhampus Pass you reach the village of Tukuche on route to Jomsom and Muktinath (an Important Buddhist and Hindu Pilgrimage site). After returning to Jomsom from Muktinath and fly to Pokhara, than on to Kathmandu.
It is advisable to take one or two days rest before you climbs to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp to acclimatise for your trek into high altitudes. Being a strenuous trek, it is suggested that participants must be in excellent physical condition and possess some previous experience and skill of crossing glaciers end climbing snow slopes. Weather could play a definitive role in determining the successful completion of this trek.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing, hotel.
Day 3: Last preparation in Kathmandu, hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Beni, camp.
Day 5: Trek to Babi Chor, camp.
Day 6: Trek to Dharapani, camp.
Day 7: Trek to Mudi, camp.
Day 8: Trek to Boghara.
Day 9: Trek to Dabang, camp.
Day 10: Trek to Pine Forest.
Day 11: Trek to Italian Base Camp.
Day 12: Acclimatises day.
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 14: Trek to hidden valley.
Day 15: Acclimatization day.
Day 16: Trek to Yak Kharka, camp.
Day 17: Trek to Marpha, camp.
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom, camp.
Day 19: Flight Jomsom-Pokhara-Ktm, transfer to hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu Leisure day, hotel.
Day 21: Final Departure.
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