Dhaulagiri is considered one of the most remote regions in Nepal. It lies west of Annapurna Himalayan belt dominated by Mount. Dhaulagiri (8167m / (26,795 ft.).
Dhaulagiri is considered one of the most remote regions in Nepal. It lies west of Annapurna Himalayan belt dominated by Mount. Dhaulagiri (8167m / (26,795 ft.). It extends the area of 120 km from the Kaligandaki River in the west to the Bheri River on the southeast covering the tropical Pokhara valley up to the steep slope of the snow-capped Himalayas. The name of the region is given to Mount Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world. In the Sanskrit language ‘Dhaulagiri’ is a combination of two words, “Dhavala” and “Giri” which literally means the White Mountain.
This region has been a gateway for climbers and trekkers as an adventure destination. We can access to this region by land transport up to Beni Bazaar and then trek following the Myagdi River, farming lands, rice terraces enjoying with the magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalayas until we reach the base camp of Mt. Dhaulagiri. In spring the trail is beautified with the blooming of rhododendron and other wildflowers. The high mountain passes in the region above the tree line are dotted with alpine flowers.
After crossing the French Pass (5,360m.) the trail joins the most popular trek route of Annapurna at Marpha Village. From here one can have another alternative. After few hours walk from Marpha to Jomsom where one can fly to Pokhara or connected fly to Kathmandu or continue descent to Pokhara and stay overnight.