Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

Dhaulagiri Base camp Trekking  is one of the most popular and the  trekking destination in Nepal. Mt.Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters) is the seventh highest mountain in the world, sited in the western part of Nepal is considered as a challenging and most rewarding trek around the inspiring Dhaulagiri massif. Trekking in Dhaulagiri provides enormous mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is superb. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast. Trekking around the giant Himalayan Peak Dhaulagiri is one of the most challenging trekking in Nepal. The trek goes through big challenging mountain passes, crossing over French pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter); it is a challenging walk on an icy track.  Trekking in Dhaulagiri region means an exploration of the wild. Recently re-opened this exciting region shows its long kept secrets, like the Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge in the world!! Dhaulagiri means “white mountain” though many mountains over the world have names which translate to White Mountain; this is without doubt the most amazing one.

From Pokhara we drive to Darbang to start the trek (we’ll fly back at the end from Jomsom). On the first three days of the trek we walk to the south of the Dhaulagiri Massif, first along the Kali Gandaki and after that through the Myagdi Khola valley. Temperatures can be reasonably warm walking through the terraces. From Muri we follow the trail north, to Dhorpatan, in the direction of the Dhaulagiri Massif. With its seven summits above 7,000m, the Dhaulagiri Massif is undoubtedly one of the most impressive mountain areas in the Himalayas. We follow increasingly difficult paths high above the Myagdi Khola river. As the terrain becomes steeper, the trekking days become necessarily shorter, so that we can slowly acclimatise to the high altitude. Higher still, we walk through a marvelous U-shaped glacier valley to reach the Chhonbardan Glacier, and eventually Dhaulagiri Base Camp at an altitude of 4,750 m.

We stay in base camp for one day to acclimatise and to breathe in the fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. The toughest day of the trek is the crossing of French Col (5,360 m) to reach our highest camp site is in the Hidden Valley, located at 5,000m. In clear weather conditions, this section of the trek is not too difficult, but the Hidden Valley and the Dhampus Pass should not be underestimated and are notorious for attracting bad weather. From Dhampus Pass we hope to enjoy breathtaking views on Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri and the Annapurna Massif.  After the difficult descent down the north side of Dhampus Pass we finally reach Marpha, which is on the Annapurna trekking route. At Jomsom, we fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.


Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01 : Welcome to Nepal. upon your arrival at Nepal our representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley city tours and preparation for upcoming trek.
Day 03 : Fly/drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Beni via Darbang.
Day 04 : Trek from Darbang to Sibang (1350m)
Day 05 : Trek from Sibang to Muri, 5 hrs (1850m)
Day 06 : Trek from Muri to Boghara, 7 hrs (2080m)
Day 07 : Trek from Boghara to  Dobang, 6 hrs (2520m)
Day 08 : Trek from Dobang to Chartare, 5 hrs (2820m)
Day 09 : Trek from Chartare to Pakabon, 5 hrs (3510m)
Day 10 : Rest day for acclimatization
Day 11 : Trek from Pakabon to  Glacier, 6 hrs (3810m)
Day 12 : Trek from Glacier to Dhaulagiri base camp, 7 hrs (4750m)
Day 13 : Rest day for Acclimatization
Day 14 : Trek from Dhaulagiri base camp to French pass (5360m) - Hidden valley, 5 hrs
Day 15 : Trek from Hidden valley to Thapa pass (5230m) via Yak kharka (3680m), 6 hrs
Day 16 : Trek from Yak kharka to Jomsom (2720m), 5 hrs
Day 17 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m), fly 30 mins.
Day 18 : Fly/ drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 19 : Free day in Kathmandu you can continue little sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 20 : After this amazing trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Short hiking, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we can organize as your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Serivce Include

Deluxe 4 star Hotel at Kathmandu for three night with breakfast.
All meals and accommodation during the trekking period.
Domestic airfare and hotel/airport transfer.
An experienced English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal.
Highly experienced staffs.
Staffs food, clothing, salary,insurance,equipment,flight etc.
All necessary grounded transportation by comfortable vehicles.
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
Travel and Rescue arrangements.
Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
Google trekking Nepal T-shirt.
Welcome & farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Serivce Exclude

Visa fee/ Airfare to and from your home city and sightseeing entry fees in Nepal
Meal in Kathmandu (Lunch & Dinner)
Travel and Rescue insurance
Personal trekking/ climbing equipments
Personal expenses (Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bill, Extra porters cost, Dessert, Chocolates, Camera battery charges).
Tips for Guides & Porters.
Optional extra trips cost (Jungle safari, Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Paragliding ).

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek note

All the conditions are stated in the itinerary for the travelers who prefer full package program. Clients safety and Security is of vital concern while traveling with Dawn in Nepal Adventure and we informed that your travel leader / guide has the authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is necessary due to the Weather conditions, health conditions, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The travel leader will try to make sure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Addition Information

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Holiday Trip Fact

Price: 1945$
Grade: Strenuous
Season: Spring, & Autumn
Duration: 20 days
Operation: Tented Camp
Activities: S/S+ Trekking
Group Size: min. 2
Highest access: 5360m.
Start From: Durbang
Ending at: Jomsom

Highlight of Tour

Fixed Departure