Kali Gandaki Valley & Dhaulagiri Icefall Trek

Our trek begins by crossing the green, fertile foothills of the Himalaya, through small farming villages, terraced hillsides, rhododendron and bamboo forests, before ascending to the pass at Ghorapani. An early morning excursion to the top of Poon Hill (3193m) will provide splendid dawn views of the Kali Gandaki Valley, Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Mountains.

Our route alongside the mighty Kali Gandaki River passes between Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri, both over 8000 metres high. Described as the world’s deepest valley, the Kali Gandaki has for centuries been utilized as a major trading route through Mustang to the borders of Tibet. At Tukuche we head off the main trail and head to the spectacular Dhaulagiri Icefall. As we continue north towards Mustang the scenery changes dramatically, the riverbed widens and the landscape becomes barren, dusty and much drier. On reaching Muktinath we explore its famous Hindu temple and make an excursion to the base of the Thorung La Pass. Returning to Jomsom, we will take our flight back.

  • Duration of trekking : 13 days
  • Grade : Moderate
  • Type of Trek : Camping / Tea house
  • Recommended season : Spring / Autumn / Winter
  • Trekking starting point : Kathmandu / Pokhara
  • Trekking ending point : Pokhara
  • Maximum height : 3303 m.

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What’s included

  • Airport/Hotel/ pick up and drop-off
  • All ground local transportation
  • Three night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB basis.
  • Full board meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Necessary Trekking Permit and all national park fees.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • Expert bilingual, government license holder Guide.
  • Domestic flight for the guide if required.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Trekking Porter as required (usually 1 porter for 2 members)
  • Necessary Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket.
  • Travel Insurance of our staffs.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes, vat and service charges.
  • Fare well dinner.

What’s not included

  • Nepal entry visa fee, which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • All International airfares
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses such as gratuity (recommended), gifts etc.
  • Cold drinks and beverages
  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance