• hotels in KTM (4 nights)
  • meals in KTM except for lunches the last two days when you are free to roam on your own
  • city tour of KTM
  • all transportation in Nepal; bus and two plane flights
  • all food, guide fees, park entrance fees and tents
  • includes a drink with meal such as water, soda or beer, no hard liquor or wine

October 17th, 2013 to November 16th, 2013

Oct 17th – Night flight to London
Oct 18th -Day flight to Bahrain, via Gulf Air
19th – Arrive KTM 8:00am, rest day
20th – Rest Day in KTM at Hotel Thamel; ½ day city tour
21st – Travel by bus to Pokhara
22nd – Travel by bus to Tatopani
23rd – Hike to Darbang
24th – Darbang to Dharapani
25th – Dharapani to Phaliyagaon
26th – Phaliyagaon to Muri
27th – Muri to Begar
28th – Rest Day
29th – Begar to Dobham Kharka
30th – Dobham Kharka to Chaur Bag Khola Camp
31st – Rest Day

November 1st – Chaur Bag Base to Puchhar Base Camp
2nd – Puchhar Base Camp to American Base Camp
3rd – Rest Day
4th – American Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp
5th – Japanese Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base
6th – Rest Day
7th – Dhaulagiri Base to Camp Below, French Pass
8th – Campsite to Hidden Valley
9th – Hidden Valley to Elevation Camp
10th – Elevation Camp to Alu Bari
11th – Alu Bari to Marpha
12th – Marpha to Jomsom
13th – Fly to Pokhara, have lunch and fly on to KTM
14th – Shopping/ Free day in KTM
15th – Leave KTM on 8:00 PM flight on Gulf Air
16th – Arrive in Bahrain at 12:00am; fly to London and on to Boston arriving at 3:00 pm EST

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

This trek is not currently schedule, but please contact us if you are interested in future scheduled or custom Dhaulagiri treks.

Rick & Celia have explored almost every valley and mountain region of the Nepal Himal during their 30 trips to Nepal. One area they haven’t explored yet is the classic Dhaulagiri Circuit. This 24 day trek starts in the rhododendron forests of the Annapurna region and ends on the glacier and base camp of Dhaulagiri. After base camp we will cross the French Pass and descend steeply to the town of Marpha on the Kali Gandaki River. From here we will travel north to the airport in Jomsom. If we have an extra day we can take a side trip to the famous town of Muktinath.

This trip is not for beginner hikers. Our expedition will tent camp since the modern tea houses of the Annapurna Circuit or Khumbu don’t exist here! Narrow trails and altitudes up to 5,360m (17,700’ make this a challenging experience for even the seasoned hiker. After a five day approach to the 10,000’ level we will slow down for acclimatization, adding rest days and shortened days as the hills get steeper. We plan to spend extra time in the base camp area (French, Swiss French and American) to take full advantage of the spectacular photography opportunities. A couple of shopping days in Kathmandu will complete this unusual trek.

Note: Rick and Celia have used the same Sherpa family since 1986. Our cooks are great at foods we like such as pizza, salads and of course their local specialties. All of our drinking water is boiled and our staff knows how to properly clean our dishes with boiling water to keep us healthy so that we can enjoy our trek.