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Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

Duration: 21 Days

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Season: March to May & September to November
  • Total Duration: 21 Days

Nepal Dhaulagiri trek just west of Annapurna is the 40 miles wide Dhaulagiri Himal. Dhaulagiri I, the sixth-tallest peak in the world, towers high above the well-trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up the Kali Gandaki Valley. The vast massif screens the hidden lands of Dolpo to its north, and to the west of it is Nepal far western hills.

Only to the east along the Kali Gandaki Valley can we easily view the mountain close up, so massive Dhaulagiri with its symmetrical peak and four major outliners remains an enigma along much of its perimeter. Like fabled but restricted Dolpo, the complete month-long trek around Dhaulagiri is only for a handful of hikers. This is because much of the route traverses difficult, remote country. 
We start our trek from Beni, after a long day drive from Kathmandu going through a nice village in the beginning and through a high and remote area of the glacier and passes later and finally come down to Marpha where we meet the main trail of Annapurna circuit or kali Gandaki.

Then, we join this trail and make the trek through kali Gandaki valley and trek up to Muktinath, the gateway of Mustang. As this is Nepal's one of the most demanding trek and goes through a glacier, French pass and Thapa pass, only experienced trekkers should attempt this trek. Clients carry the only daypack and walk on their own pace. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)

Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel. (B)

Day 03 Drive to Beni(810m) /  Camp(B, L, D)

Day 04 Trek to Babichor (950m) (B, L, D)

Day 05 Trek to Darbang (1030m) (B, L, D)

Day 06 Trek to Sibang (1720m) (B, L, D)

Day 07 Trek to Muri (1840m) (B, L, D)

Day 08 Trek to Boghara (1990m) (B, L, D)

Day 09 Trek to Dobang (2400m) (B, L, D)

Day 10 Trek to Charter (2820m) (B, L, D)

Day 11 Trek to Pakabon (3585m) (B, L, D)

Day 12 Trek to camp near glacier (3810m) (B, L, D)

Day 13 Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m) (B, L, D)

Day 14 Acclimatization at Mt. Dhaulagiri Base Camp (B, L, D)

Day 15 Trek to Hidden valley (4900m), French pass (5360m) cross (B, L, D)

Day 16 Trek to Yak kharka (3990m), Thapa pass (5230m) cross (B, L, D)

Day 17 Trek to Kaligandaki valley - Jomsom (2713m) (B, L, D)

Day 18 Drive or fly to Pokhara (B, L)

Day 19 Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) / Hotel (B)

Day 20 Day at leisure/farewell dinner /Hotel. (B, D)

Day 21 Drive to airport for the return flight. (B) 

Cost Included/Excluded

    Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private transport.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (According to Itinerary)
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guides, and private vehicle transfer.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.  (According to Itinerary)
  • Surface transfer on private transport ( According to Itinerary)
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing room at lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek 
  • On unavailability fo lodge/tea house/ camping tools and equipment. 
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide)
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation for the guide and porters.
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

     Cost Excluded

    • International flights and Nepal entry visa.
    • Nepal entry visa. (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa)
    • Travel insurance.
    • Foods, beverages and bar bills.
    • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu and Pokhara except as in the itinerary.
    • All kinds of Personal equipment and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Emergency evacuation.
    • Gratitudes to the guide and porters.

Trip Highlights

  • Beni (810m)
  • Darbang (1030m)
  • Dobang (2400m)
  • camp near glacier (3810m)
  • Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m)
  • Hidden Valley (4900m), French pass (5360m)
  • Jomsom (2713m)
  •  Pokhara                                                        
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