Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking is a difficult journey around Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft), Nepal’s seventh highest Himalayan peak, located north-west of Pokhara and south of the Tibet-Nepal border. The Dhaulagiri, along with another Eight-Thousander, the Annapurna, carves the Kaligandaki Gorge, which is the world’s deepest. The French pass (5,240m/17,192ft) and the Thapa pass (5,155m/16,913ft) are also crossed on the walk.
You will also have the opportunity to walk on snow and glaciers, particularly at Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri North Base Camp. We have beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak, Annapurna, and the Kali Gandaki River, which has the world’s deepest gorge, along the journey. In the distant valleys of this region, semi-wild yak herds and mountain sheep may be encountered on the trek. You will appreciate the stores, Teahouses, and lifestyle of Nepal’s ethnic groups, such as the Gurung, Chhetri, and Magars, in addition to the untamed scenery.
- Views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges are breathtaking.
- Enjoy the Annapurna Conservation Area's unique eco system.
- On this camping trip, get into the spirit of adventure.
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off in our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we will be happy to guide you around the city.
On the second day of arrival we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast every guest need to arrive at Company to review about their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip, we will be taking our guest for cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
We will be heading towards Beni which is also the starting point for our trek. We need to drive on Prithivi Highway from Kathmandu. The drive will last for about 8 hours. The drive will be long but the views along the highway is beautiful and will pass through the famous lake city of Pokhara. If you are flying to Pokhara you can take a short tour around lake city of Pokhara. After reaching Beni we will check in Hotel rooms. We will be staying overnight at Beni.
After finishing up with breakfast, we will hike alongside Myagdi Khola. Our hike will let us explore various village passing through our path. After walking for some time, we will reach near a village of Simalchaur. Here we will be crossing two bridges. As we hike along our trail we will notice beautiful terrace landscape, lively village people passing by. Our final stop for today is Babiyachaur. Before reaching Babiyachaur we need to cross suspension bridges and most of the hiking will be along the Myagdi Khola. We will be camping at Babiyachaur for the overnight stay.
Enjoying with hot breakfast cooked on fire on camping ground we will start our trekking. The final stop will be Dharapani. We will hike towards Phedi crossing the Myagdi Khola. The path we hike will be plain and easy. We will pass through village of Shahashradhara crossing Duk Khola we will hike in green grassy fields until we reach Ratorunga. We will then reach village of Dharapani after short Hike. We will camp for the overnight stay.
Today we will hike to a place called Muri. Six hours of ascending and descending hiking will take us to Muri. As we finish up with our breakfast at campsite we will pack our stuffs and will start descending passing through various village. After hiking downhill for some time, we will reach a suspension bridge. Crossing the suspension bridge the trail will ascend uphill. Walking along this uphill trail we will reach Muri. It’s a small village which is mostly inhabitant by Magar people. Here as well we will build camp for our overnight stay.
Starting from Muri it will take us about 6 hours to reach the Baghara. Today we will be crossing a river called Dhora Khola. Alongside Dhora Khola you can notice terrace farmlands. From here we will climb the mountain right to us until we reach Ghorban Dhara. Ghorban Dhara provides the perfect view of Ghustung south which is elevated at 6465m. we will then start following the path alongside Myagdi Khola until we reach Naura. we will climb right up the mountainside to Ghorban Dhara. From Ghorban Dhara, you will get to see Ghustung South (6465m). Before reaching the Naura we follow the river bank path of Myagdi Khola. From Naura, we ascend begins on the mountainside. Sometime of uphill climbing, and a path that traverses the steep grass covered hills. And trailing further away in a well-constructed zigzag stone steep paths while descending through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout Baghara becomes visible elevate at 2050m. we will camp for the overnight stay.
Today the path is quite difficult and sometimes you will need the help of the ropes. The trail descends down to a small ridge then crosses forest to Jyardan. Finally, cross the rocky part to arrive at Dhoban.
Today you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. Since, we are rapidly gaining altitude, keep yourself hydrated and take it easy.
A rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day. Exercise, move around, make some Hiking and properly acclimatize with the altitude.
After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. The glacier crossing would require the use of rope.
Today we reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. On the way, enjoy the magnificent north face of Dhaulagiri I.
We will be constantly at an altitude of 5000 - 6000 m in the next days, hence so this day is essential. Even when we're acclimatizing, health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle.
Hidden Valley Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and gentler country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col.
Make some rest. Acclimatize. Explore the surrounding peaks.
After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka. Then trail descends down until we reach at Yak Kharka.
More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch. Tackling along the cairns, we proceed along the snowy path. After a few hours of walking in the snow, we pass the top of the Thapa Pass. From Marpha, we further head toward Jomsom to catch our next day's flight to Pokhara.
After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. We make use of the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While we walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal enjoying the Fish Tail Mountain reflected in the lake. You can also take a boat around the Fewa Lake or just can take an hour's walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Evening time, we spend exploring around the lakeside.
Today, after breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Adventure PilgrimsTrekking staffs.
Finally,Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is now over. You can now scroll through some of the wonderful moments that you collected on this journey and depart.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
- Hotel accommodation in kathmandu with breakfast.
- Teahouse lodge accommodation during the trek.
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Welcome and farewell dinners.
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary.
- Well trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide(leader) and assistant guide.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
- All necessary paper work, trekking permits.
- Medical kit(carried by your guide).
- All government and local taxes.
- Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
- International airfare to and from kathmandu.
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15kg luggage, charges will be lieved accordingly).
- Extra night accommodation in kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Lunch and evening meals in kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
- Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
- Services not listed in the 'Includes' section.