Dhaulagiri French Pass
Dhaulagiri French Pass
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Dhaulagiri (White Mountain), separated from the Annapurna region by Kali Gandaki Gorge (deepest in the world) includes some fifteen peaks above 7000mt. The trekking in this area is relatively strenuous and needs some mountaineering knowledge. Magdi Glacier, Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750m), French Pass (5360m) (highest point of the trek) including the several peaks such as Putali Himal and Tukuche Peak gives you an excellent view of Dhaulagiri range. A hidden snow valley (after crossing French pass) gives you a heavenly test of white world. The Dhampus Pass between Tukuche peak and Thapa peak is another haven in the trip.

An itinerary outline (duration can be 16 days, 18 days or 22 days, depend on your time and interest/ it is better to have a few days in Kathmandu and Pokhara on your arrival and departure).

Program Outline
Trekking Days -› (19)
Total Days -› (24)
Min. Altitude -› (950m./3117ft.)
Max. Altitude -› (5360m./17585ft.)
Walking Per Day -› 5-7hrs
Route Nature -› Camping [Fully Organized Trekking]
Difficulty -› Hard
Season -› Aug-Dec. / Feb-May..

Program Itinerary (Short)
Day 01: Arival then transfer to Hotel O/N Hotel
Days 02: Half Day sightseeing and late afternoon fly to pokhara O/N Hotel
Days 03 : Beni - Babichoaur (950m) - 5hours/trekking/camp
Days 04: Babichoaur - Phedi (1100m) - 4 hours/trekking/camp
Days 05: Phedi - Phalai Gaun (1810m) - 6 hours/trekking/camp
Days 06: Phalai Gaun - Below Jugapani - 5hours/trekking/camp
Days 07: Below Jugapani - Boghara (2080m) - 5 hours/trekking/camp
Days 08: Boghara - Lapche kharka - 4 hours/trekking/camp
Days 09: Lapche kharka - Chartare (2820m) - 4 hours/trekking/camp
Days 10: Chartare - Pakoban (3585m) - 5 hours/trekking/camp
Days 11: Pakoban - Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750m) ・6 hours/trekking/camp
Days 12 : Dhaulagiri Base amp - French pass (5360m) ・3 hours/trekking/camp
Days 13: Walk five hours form French pass and camp on 4915m.
Days 14: Crossing 4915m pass - Yak kharka (4500m) ・ 5 hours/trekking/camp
Days 15: Yak kharka - Marpha (2667m) - 6 hours/trekking/camp/lodge
Days 16: Marpha rest. (Or trek to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara/ Kathmandu on the next day is possible).
Days 17: Marpha - Lete (2438m) - 6ï½½ hours/trekking/camp/lodge
Days 18 : Lete - Tatopani (1189m) - 6 hours/trekking/camp/lodge
Days 19: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2855m) - 8 hours/trekking/camp/lodge (or trek to Beni and drive to Pokhara and next day drive or fly to Kathmandu is possible).
Days 20: Early in the morning ascends to Poonhill//trekking/camp/lodge (3200m) for beautiful sunrise and the majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, after breakfast proceed to Tadapani (2700m)-6 hours.
Days 21: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1951m) - 2ï½½ hours.
Days 22: Ghandruk ・Birethati and drive to Pokhara - 7 hours.
Days 23: Pokhara - Kathmandu (by bus or flight)
Day   24:  Final Depature for Home country.