Dhaulagiri Loop and French Pass Trekking

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Trip Code: HDTD101

Trip Grade
  • Activities: Trekking & Walking
  • Max. Altitude: 5360m /18192 ft.[French Pass] ▲
  • Group Size: 02 - 12
  • Trip Seasons: March – May/October - November

This itinerary is designed to give you a hint of what is possible. We can adjust this trip to suit your specific requirements.

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Trip Highlights

  • Find true sense of isolation while crossing two incredible high passes - French Pass (5360m/18,192 ft) and Dhampus Pass (5250m/17520ft).
  •  Camping at Dhaulagiri Base Camp, rugged terrain, walking on the moraine and glacier. Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world and was discovered in 1808. This white mountain justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow.
  • Offers an excellent and rare views of both the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massifs Watch Sita Chuchura, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulari I, Kukut Himal and Tashi Kang stretch to the sky.
  • Enjoy our fully equipped camping trek including three hearty meals prepared by our cooks. Spend your night in Pokhara at the end of the trip. Visit ancient palaces, temples and spiritual places in Kathmandu.

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Dhaulagiri Loop and French Pass Trekking

Dhaulagiri Loop and French Pass Trek is an amazing diverse trekking. Venture off the beaten path track to the foothill of world's highest peak exploring diverse traditional culture of the impressive region. This ultimate trekking journey takes you from deepest river valley on earth making it to the main popular trans Himalayan salt trade route to alpine wilderness, of snow - capped peaks and glaciers, high passes with superb views of the Himalayan peaks. Then traverses the head of Hidden Valley to the charming village of Marpha village. We have carefully crafted this itinerary to allow you ample time for acclimatization and enjoying the beautiful multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones lining every hilltop, rock wall and trailside. A challenging trekking to satisfy the most adventurous trekkers.

Day by Day

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264 ft)arrive in kathmandu

  • Day 02 Kathmandu: Sightseeing & Trek Preparation

    • Kathmandu: Sightseeing & Trek Preparation
  • Day 03 FLY TO POKHARA DRIVE TO DARBANG (1100m/3600 ft)

    • FLY TO POKHARA DRIVE TO DARBANG (1100m/3600 ft)
  • Day 04 TREK TO DHARAPANI (1200m/3950 ft) - 7 hrs.

    • TREK TO DHARAPANI (1200m/3950 ft) - 7 hrs.
  • Day 05 TREK TO MURI (1800m/5900 ft)- 7 hrs.

    • TREK TO MURI (1800m/5900 ft)- 7 hrs.
  • Day 06 TREK TO BAGAR (2080m/6825 ft) - 6 hrs.

    • TREK TO BAGAR (2080m/6825 ft) - 6 hrs.
  • Day 07 TREK TO DOBANG (2430m/ 7975 ft) - 7 hrs.

    • TREK TO DOBANG (2430m/ 7975 ft) - 7 hrs.
  • Day 08 TREK TO SALLAGHARI (2820m/9260 ft) - 6-7 hrs.

    • TREK TO SALLAGHARI (2820m/9260 ft) - 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 09 TREK TO ITALIAN BASE CAMP (3500m/11,485 ft) - 4 - 5 hrs.

    • TREK TO ITALIAN BASE CAMP (3500m/11,485 ft) - 4 - 5 hrs.
  • Day 10 TREK TO JAPANESE BASE CAMP (4100m/13, 455 ft) - 4 hrs.

    • TREK TO JAPANESE BASE CAMP (4100m/13, 455 ft) - 4 hrs.
  • Day 11 TREK TO DHAULAGIRI BASE CAMP (4550m/14, 928 ft) - 4 hrs.

    • TREK TO DHAULAGIRI BASE CAMP (4550m/14, 928 ft) - 4 hrs.
  • Day 12 TREK TO HIDDEN VALLEY (4860m/15,945 ft) - CROSS FRENCH PASS (5360M). 8 - 9 hrs.

    • TREK TO HIDDEN VALLEY (4860m/15,945 ft) - CROSS FRENCH PASS (5360M). 8 - 9 hrs.
  • Day 13 TREK TO ALUBARI (3900m/12, 800 ft) - CROSS DHAMPUS PASS (5250m/ 17, 225 ft) - 9 hrs.

    • TREK TO ALUBARI (3900m/12, 800 ft) - CROSS DHAMPUS PASS (5250m/ 17, 225 ft) - 9 hrs.
  • Day 14 TREK TO JOMSOM (2670m / 8,760 ft ) - 5 hrs.

    • TREK TO JOMSOM (2670m / 8,760 ft ) - 5 hrs.




    • Final departure!

Trip Info


  • International and domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary by private vehicle and check - in assistance.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu [4 Star] with breakfast based on double occupancy
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepalese culture program at Bhojan Griha
  • Guided sightseeing tour as per the itinerary with applicable entrance fee
  • Domestic flights – Kathmandu – Pokhara/Kathmandu, Pokhara-Jomsom/Pokhara with an extra 5kg luggage allowance and cargo charges
  • English Trekking Guide, supporting sherpas and necessary porters (two clients will get a porter) with complete insurance protection
  • Fully camping trek inclusive of 2 men tent, dining tent and table & seating chair, toilet tent with necessary kitchen equipment and provision of all meals on the trek
  • All applicable trekking and entrance fees
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu as per the itinerary


  • International flights
  • Nepal visa fee (check latest travel to Nepal link)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Medical and Personal travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry, bottled water, alcoholic drinks and bar bills.
  • Applicable incurred cost due to cancelled or delayed flights.
  • Rescue evacuation in case of emergency

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