Dhaulagiri at 8167m is the seventh highest 8000m peak and lies north west of Pokhara in western Nepal. The Kali Ghandaki River carves one of the worlds deepest gorges dividing Dhaulagiri from Annapurna to the east. This trek starts at Beni on the Kali Ghandaki and follows the Myagdi Khola river west through cultivated fields and villages to Dhoban where the climb through forest into high country gets tougher.You may encounter semi wild yak and mountain sheep in the remote valleys and experience the shops, teahouses and lifestyles of Gurung, Chetri and Magar people.
The trail ascends to the Italian Base Camp and is subject to avalanches as it crosses the icy French Col 5240m, traverses the head of Hidden Valley and crosses Thapa Pass. Much of the route is on snow and glacier especially around Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The trek ends with a steep descent on a winding trail to Yak Kharka and finally Marpha in Mustang district, then follows the Annapurna trail north to Jomsom from where you fly to Pokhara and then on to Kathmandu.
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