Dhaulagiri trekking is an adventure trip with Glacier path, located in western Nepal. The trip starts from Beni (820 m) bank of the Kali Gandaki River that is about 82 km west of the Pokhara with a paved highway. The two words such as Davala and Giri united the seventh highest peak Dhaulagiri Himal (8167 m) as a white mountain that derived from Sanskrit. A strenuous trip encounters high passes, crevasse, and glaciers. The route is on snow over the French Pass (5240 m). Dhaulagiri has 15 mountain peaks above 6300 m high, includes Sita peak, Manapathi, Gurga, Nilgiri, Churen, Putha and 5 other peaks.
Dhaulagiri trekking offers high pass, such as the French Pass and Thapa Pass (5155 m). The trip starts through a beautiful terraced field and rhododendron forest. The ethnic groups such as the Magar, Thakali, Gurung and Bahun communities live along the trail. Base Camp is a trail on the glaciers with crevasses that can be difficult to find out the right path without an experienced guide. Sometimes snow leopard, blue sheep, and yak can meet in the Hidden Valley. The temperature can be -20° Celsius in the November and -15° Celsius in October. The trail is steep descents between the Pass and Marpha village. Marpha village with apple garden and brandy factory is interesting, situated lap of the deepest Kali Gandaki Valley.
Dhaulagiri trekking is a challenging trip. The photos with the hiking on an icy path can be a life memory. Altitude sickness can happen in hidden high camp take better preparation with the teamwork. The breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Kali Gandaki valley with Marpha village are gorgeous on the pass. After the Dhampus pass at 5155 m above the sea, you will reach the Marpha village. Decide to continue walking to the Pokhara or take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara in 20 minutes. If continuing through the Kalopani, Tatopani then one route splits at Beni to Pokhara or walk continues through the Ghorepani, Nayapul to Pokhara. The best time is the October, November, April, and May. Read the further information below.