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I had an excellent trip to this remote area in Upper Dolpo
Bruce I’Anson (UK) | Upper Dolpo to Jomsom, Nepal

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  • Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • View from Dharapani
  • Mountain view from Muri camp
  • Muri village
  • House in Muri village
  • Trail along Myagdi valley
  • Chonbarden Gorge
  • Walking in Chonbarden Gorge
  • Dhaulagiri Glacier
  • TMC group near Dhaulagiri BC
  • Approaching French Pass
  • Mount Dhaulagiri
  • Dhampus Pass
  • Summit of French Pass
  • Descending French Pass
  • Dhampus peak (6,060m)
  • Hidden Valley camp
  • Hidden Valley
  • View on day walk in Hidden Valley
  • Summit of Dhampus Pass
  • Descending Dhampus Pass
  • Kali Gandaki valley

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
    Mountaineering
  • Duration: 21 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Western-Led
  • Minimum Group Size: 5 people
  • Cost: 2018 -£2,395 (US$3,195 or €2,750) Dhampus permit is extra cost TBC 2019 -£2,395 (US$3,195 or €2,750) Dhampus permit is extra cost TBC
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What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and at the end of the trek from Jomsom to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu
  • All transfers including airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle
  • Twin share room at Hotel Tibet, Hotel Manaslu and Hotel Ambassador in Kathmandu and in Pokhara at Mount Kailash Resort or Hotel Landmark.
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals included while on trek
  • Twin share tents while on trek using our Western branded tents. These are three person domed tents with plenty of space for two people sharing plus gear
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, Western and Sherpa guides, porters and cook
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Dhaulagiri region from EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
  • Two Thuraya satellites phone for organising logistics and medical evacuations, it can also be also used for personal calls at extra cost
  • SPOT gps tracker with daily check ins published on SPOT Adventures map website
  • Complimentary Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • If you like to climb Dhampus Peak there is an extra charge TBC to cover the cost of climbing permit
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Fly to Pokhara 
  • Day 3Drive to Beni and trek to Babachur (870m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Dharapani (1,470m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Muri (1,850m)  
  • Day 6Trek to Boghara (2,080m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Dobang (2,500m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Sallaghari (2,820m) 
  • Day 9Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m) 
  • Day 10Rest and acclimatisation day 
  • Day 11Trek to Glacier Camp (4,200m) 
  • Day 12Rest and acclimatisation day at Glacier Camp 
  • Day 13Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,700m) 
  • Day 14Rest and acclimatisation day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp 
  • Day 15Trek via French Col (5,360m) to Hidden Valley (5,050m) 
  • Day 16Option 1: Exploration walk around Hidden Valley option 2: Optional ascent of Dhampus Peak (6,060m). 
  • Day 17Trek via Dhampus Pass (5,240m) to Yak Kharka (3,680m) 
  • Day 18Trek to Jomsom (2,670m) 
  • Day 19Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu 
  • Day 20Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 21Fly back home 
View the trip report Download trip dossier for more detailed info