Dhaulagiri Trek

Separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki the Dhaulagiri massif includes more than 30 peaks over 6000 meters, eight of these surpassing 8000 meters. The area around Tansen is home to the Magar people and capital of the independent kingdoms to become part of Nepal. From Dhorepatan the panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges is exceptional and this remote area is home to communities of Tibetan refugees who search the area for minerals and medicinal plants. There is a long, difficult trek around Dhaulagiri (8167m.) that starts from Beni on the Kali Gandaki. Follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses French Col (5240m.), traverses the head of Hidden Valley and crosses 5155m Dhampus Pass. The trek ends with a steep descent to Marpha and a return to Pokhara, either via the Kali Gandaki valley or over the Ghorepani ridge for a panoramic view of the entire Dhaulagiri massif.

Major Trekking Routes in Dhaulagari Region

Dhaulagiri Trek 21 days

thm-944 Separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki the Dhaulagiri massif includes more than 30 peaks over 6000 meters, eight of these surpassing 8000 meters. The area around Tansen is home to the Magar people and capital of the independent kingdoms to become part of Nepal. From Dhorepatan the panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges is exceptional and this remote area is home to communities of Tibetan refugees who search the area for minerals and medicinal plants. Read More

Annapurna Dhaulagari Trek with Kopra Ridge

annapurna-kopra-ridge-1 This spectacular adventure trek through the Annapurna foothills to the remote Kopra Ridge – one of the best vantage points in the Himalaya. We stay in newly-constructed lodges, a joint venture between Peregrine and the local community, with profits benefiting local schools and village projects. From Pokhara we drive to Lumle and ascend terraced hillsides to Upper Ghandruk, enjoying fine views of the Annapurna mountains. At Tadapani we leave the popular main trail and for the next week head into remote alpine terrain to Baili before ascending to Kopra. Here we view the lofty peaks of Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Fang and Annapurna South. Dhaulagiri dominates the western skyline across the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Ghandaki. Read More