Dhaulagiri French pass trek is one of the challenging trekking destinations of Nepal. The Nepali name is Dhaulagiri. The name comes from Sanskrit. DHAWALA means incredible, white, and delightful and Giri says the chain of mountains. So in exact translation in Nepali is the white mountains. The altitude of Dhaulagiri is 8,167 meters and the 7th highest peak in the world. The Dhaulagiri massif thus extends from the Kali Gandaki River west to Bheri. Although the Dhaulagiri circuit trek via French pass is severe, giving you a thrilling experience. But the wilderness features of Dhaulagiri present adventurous trekking into the trans-Himalaya of Nepal.
While wandering along the zigzag trail next glaciers and traverse high snowy passes can be difficult. But it offers a challenge wishing to take lifetime adventures. The Dhaulagiri French pass trek begins from Beni then passing through the remote villages and delightful passages along the Rahu River en route Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. The trail leads us too dense forests and pasture to Italian Basecamp. It offers the alpine yak pasture whereas a fascinating glimpse of Mount Dhaulagiri.
Thіѕ trek is one of the challenging treks in Nepal although the trail allows discovering the green lush terraced hillsides and typical villages. Once getting the glacier then it leads to Dhaulagiri Basecamp. Besides, climb up to the French pass with a height of 5360 meters to enter the hidden valley passing through the French pass. It allows exploration of superb mountain views heading to cross the Thapa pass (5250m) where to appear magnificent view of Annapurna 1. But, the physical condition and technical knowledge need making Dhaulagiri circuit trek.
Dhaulagiri French Pass Trek: Highlights
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek itinerary
1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
2: Free day and trek preparation.
3: Fly Pokhara (45 Min.), drive Beni (3h00), Trek Tatopani (900m) 3h00 walk.
4: Trek to Dharapani (1560 m) 6h00 walk.
5: Trek to Muri (1700 m) 4h00 walk.
6: Trek to Baghara (2375 m) 6h30 walk.
7: Trek to Dobang (2600 m) 6h15 walk.
8: Trek to Chatare/ Bhainsi Kharka (3000 m) 5h00 walk.
9: Trek to Japanese Camp (3850 m) 5h45 walk.
10: Acclimatization Day!
11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750 m) 7 – 8h00 walk.
12: Acclimatization Day!
13: Base Camp – French Pass (5360 m) – Hidden Valley (4900 m) 7h00 walk.
14: Contingency Day!
15: Hidden Valley – Dhampus Pass (5250 m) – Yak Kharka (4920 m) 7h00 walk.
16: Yak Kharka – Jomsom (2800 m) 6h00 walk.
17: Fly to Pokhara.
18: Fly to Kathmandu
19: Final departure
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Fly Pokhara (45 Min.), drive Beni (3h00), Trek Tatopani (900m) 3h00 walk.
Day 4: Trek to Dharapani (1560 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 5: Trek to Muri (1700 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 6: Trek to Baghara (2375 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 7: Trek to Dobang (2600 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 8: Trek to Chatare/ Bhainsi Kharka (3000 m) 5h00 walk.
Day 9: Trek to Japanese Camp (3850 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day!
Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750 m) 7 – 8h00 walk.
Day 12: Acclimatization Day!
Day 13: Base Camp – French Pass (5360 m) – Hidden Valley (4900 m) 7h00 walk.
Day 14: Contingency Day!
Day 15: Hidden Valley – Dhampus Pass (5250 m) – Yak Kharka (4920 m) 7h00 walk.
Day 16: Yak Kharka – Jomsom (2800 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 17: Fly to Pokhara.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Final departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please enter at least 2 hours before the flight.|
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