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Dhaulagiri, Thapa Peak, Nepal, 21 Day Guided Trek

Join one of our certified guides from the GuideSource team on this thrilling 21 day trek around Dhaulagiri and the Thapa Peak in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration21 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Dhaulagiri area of Western Nepal is an amazing region to trek through. And for 21 days, we would like to guide you on an unforgettable journey through it.

This 3 week trek is a challenging one. As a result, participants should be in good physical condition. There is also some difficult climbs involved in the trek as well, some of which involve rope work, so some previous trekking experience is beneficial as well. However, because of the more challenging nature of this adventure, you will be able to venture into areas, other, less experienced people do not see.

You will have the chance to see everything from enormous glaciers like the Chhondarban glacier. You will also get to trek along beautiful rivers, through amazing forests, and even see the world’s deepest gorge, the Gandaki gorge.

Throughout this trip, you will also have the opportunity to not only visit, but spend considerable time in several local Nepalese villages. Thus giving you an opportunity to learn about the country’s wonderful local culture. There are even 2 short, but breathtaking flights through the Himalayas to enjoy as well, not to mention several days in the city of Kathmandu!

However, when it comes to trekking in Nepal, the first thing people think about is the enormous peaks they can see. And rest assured in the Dhaulagiri area, you will get to not only see some of the most impressive peaks in the world, including Annapurna south (7,219m) and the Tukuche peak (6,920m), but you will also get to climb one, the beautiful Thapa peak (6,012m).

Trekking through the Dhaulagiri area of Nepal is a true wonder. So send us a request, and join us for 3 weeks on a trip you will never forget.

Would you like to experience an equally amazing, but much less strenuous trekking adventure in Nepal? If so, join us on this 11 day light trek through Annapurna.

Accommodation

Hotel B & Bs and camp sites during the trek.

Meeting point

Kathmandu international airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

After your arrival in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel B & B. Afterwards, we will have a brief meeting about the trips itinerary, and you will have the rest of the day to explore Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sight seeing day

Today, you will have the chance to explore the city of Kathmandu, do some last minute shopping, and see the many sights it has to offer, from the Monkey temple to the Bouddha Nath and so much more. You will spend the night in a hotel B & B.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Beni

Today we will take an 11 hour drive from Kathmandu to Beni. The drive, which goes through Pokhara is incredibly scenic and offers some spectacular views.

Day 4: Beni - Darbang (950m)

Today we will hike for approximately 6 hours. The trek to Darbang is full of wonderful scenery, and when we reach the village of Darbang, we will spend the night in a comfortable campsite.

Day 5: Darbang - Takum

Today we will hike for approximately 5 hours from the village of Darbang to the village of Takum.

Day 6: Takum - Miri

Today we will hike for approximately 6 hours from the village of Takum to the village of Miri.

Day 7: Muri - Baghar (2,080m)

Today we will hike from the village of Muri to Baghar. The trek will involve several ascents and descents, as well as a river crossing. You will also get to see some wonderful peaks before arriving in Baghar, where we will be able to camp in the terrace fields.

Day 8: Baghar - Dobang (2,520m)

Today we will hike from Baghar to Dobang. The trek starts to get more difficult at this point.

Day 9: Dovan - Upper Vungini (Italian base camp)

Today we will hike for approximately 6 hours through a gorgeous forest to the Italian base camp, Upper Vungini, where you will be able to see several wonderful mountains.

Day 10: Acclimatization day in the Italian base camp

Day 11: Upper Vugini - Glacier Camp

Today we will hike for approximately 4 hours. We will cross one glacier before climbing onto another glacier. Some rope work will be necessary, as this is a challenging day; however, the views are amazing. We will camp for the night on the glacier.

Day 12: Glacier camp - Dhaulagiri base camp

Today we will hike for approximately 5 hours along the surface of the glacier to the Dhaulagiri base camp.

Day 13: Dhaulagiri base camp - Hidden valley (5,180m)

Today we will hike for approximately 8 hours. We will continue to trek along the surface of the glacier before ascending to the French pass (5,370m), where you will get to enjoy some amazing views of the surrounding mountains, before we continue on to the Hidden valley, where we will camp for the night.

Day 14 to 15: Climb Thapa peak (6,035m) - return to Thapa peak base camp

Over these 2 days, we will climb Thapa peak, where you can enjoy spectacular views from the summit, before returning to the mountain’s base camp. The climb should take approximately 10 hours. We will be camping on both nights.

Day 16: Thapa base camp - Yak Kharka

Today we will hike for approximately 5 hours. The trek will be on more levelled ground, and will provide fantastic views of several peaks, including the Tukuche peak and the Annapurna range.

Day 17: Yak Kharka - Jomsom (2,750m)

Today we will hike for approximately 5 hours. The trek will be more downhill and will provide some fantastic views of the surrounding peaks.

Day 18: Jomsom - Pokhara

Today we will fly from Jomsomo to Pokhara. The flight is short but incredibly scenic. You will have all day to spend how you please in Pokhara. We will spend the night in a hotel B & B.

Day 19: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Today we will take another short, but scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will have all day to spend how you please. We will spend the night in a hotel B & B.

Day 20: Kathmandu

Today you will have another full day to explore the city of Kathmandu so you can see whatever you may have missed on the second day of the trip. Afterwards, we will have a farewell dinner, and you will spend your final night of the trip in a hotel B & B.

Day 21: Departure

On the final day, we will transfer you to the Kathmandu international airport, where you will catch your flight home.


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