The Dhaulagiri Massif in Nepal extends from the Kaligandaki River to the Bheri. Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) is the seventh among World’s fourteen peaks over eight thousand meters. Dhaulagiri I is also the highest point of the Gandaki River basin.
Annapurna I (8,091m) is about 34km. east of Dhaulagiri I.The Kaligandaki River flows between through its notable gorge, said to be the world's deepest. The town Pokhara is south of the Annapurnas, an important regional center and the gateway for climbers and trekkers visiting both ranges as well as a tourist destination in its own right.
A trek round Dhaulagiri is an adventurous one and needs experience in trekking in high altitudes and in remote parts of the mountains.
Day 01: Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 02: Drive Pokhara - Beni (823m). Camp.
Day 03: Trek Beni - Babichaur (1,050m). Camp.
Day 04: Trek Babichaur - Dharapani (1,800m). Camp.
Day 05: Trek Dharapani - Muri (1,850m). Camp.
Day 06: Trek Muri - Boghara (2,020m). Camp.
Day 07: Trek Boghara - Dobhan (2,400m). Camp.
Day 08: Trek Dobhan - Forest Camp (2,950m). Camp.
Day 09: Trek Forest Camp - Italy Base Camp (3,460m). Camp.
Day 10: Trek Italy Base Camp - Glacier Camp (4,050m). Camp.
Day 11: Trek Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,460m). Camp.
Day 12: Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Pass (5,100m) - Hidden Valley (4,820m). Camp.
Day 13: Trek Hidden Valley - Thapa Pass (5,010m) - Yak Kharka (3,730m). Camp.
Day 14: Trek Yak Kharka - Marpha (2,600m) - Jomsom (2,713m). Camp.
Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.