Gurja Khani-Dhorpatan Circuit is one of off-the-beaten- treks, a combination of cultural and scenic passes for Mountain View. This trek is located in the Dhaulagiri Region. It is dominated by the huge mountain-like south face of Dhaulagiri Himal (8,167 meters), Gurja Himal (7193m), Putha Himal (7246m) and Churen Himal (7371m). Trekking to this area is strenuous and least traveled but rewarding trek that offers you to witness one of the most beautiful mountain vistas. Traversing from the hidden valley of Gurja Khani to Dhorpatan via Rugachaur Pass 3850m is challenging and some trekkers keep an extra day for an overnight stay at Rugachaur that is possible only on a full camping trek. Most of the trekkers directly walk to Gurjaghat (3000m) from Gurja Gaun, especially in homestay trek. This trek required physically fit and good stamina to hike over 7 hours a day.
Himalayan Wander Walkers suggest all our clients choose the homestay trek so the host family can directly benefit from your expenses on accommodations and foods expense. We do organized camping trek for those who choose comfort treks. Settlement of Tibetan Refugee, typical Magar villages, and pleasant grassland of Dhorpatan, sole Hunting Reserve of Nepal are additional features of this trek. Of course, you will experience both Hindhu and Buddhist cultures on the trial.
Gurja Khani and Dhorpatan Circuit Trek Route
This trip starts from Kathmandu and driving to Dharapani via Pokhara and Beni with a total distance of 325-kilo meters approximately. From Dharapani trek begins by taking an anticlockwise route. The route leads to Gurja Khani via Lulang by crossing the Gurja Pass at 3250 meters. Then after spending a full day in Gurja, you will trek to Gurjaghat passing the Rugachaur Pass that is located within the Dhorpatan wildlife conservation. You will have an exploration day in Dhorpatan and return to Singa Tatopani via Jaljala Pass and Lumsang. After the hard trek, soaking yourself in hot spring will rejuvenate your tiresome body and drive to Kathmandu.
Gurja Khani and Dhorpatan Circuit Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (840m)
Day 04: Pokhara to Dharapani (1560m)
Day 05: Dharapani to Lulang (2450m), 7 hrs
Day 06: Lulang to Gurja Khani (2650m) via Gurja Pass (3250m), 7- 8 hrs
Day 07: Rest and side trek to the foot of Gurja Himal
Day 08: Gurja Khani to Gurjaghat (3000m), 7-8 hours
Day 09: Explore around Dhorpatan
Day 10: Gurja Ghat to Jaljalla Pass (3400m) to Lumsung (2190m), 6 hours
Day 11: Lumsung to Darbang (1180m),6-7 hrs
Day 12: Drive to Pokhara (2-3 hrs)
Day 13: Depart Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure