Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek - 20 Days

An Adeventure Camping Trek of the Dhalagiri Himalaya Circuit !
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek - 20 Days
  • Duration21 Days
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5200m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Local Transportation
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating and adventurous circuit trekking of the world’s 7th highest mountain, Dhaulagiri massif which includes several soaring 7000 m peaks and the trek around Dhaulagiri gets you off the beaten track and is ideal for those looking for an exciting and adventure trek through remote highlands, the route passes through rugged terrain with astonishing natural beauty that very few visitors have ever witnessed.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is available only for the private departure as only few dare to take this adventure trek and as this trek need to organized in camping style, the cost of the trek also little expensive compare with other trek in Nepal so, do let us when you would like to take the adventure then we arrange the departure on any that that is the most suitable for you. The scenery is unforgettable and the challenging trek crosses several mountain passes, including French pass 5360 on Dhaulagiri Trek.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Beni at the junction of two Himalayan rivers. From here, you climb to the rural village of Dharapani, and get a great view of the mountains to come and the trail passes through scenic villages surrounded by fields. You ascend to Italian Base Camp, west of Dhaulagiri. The scenery simply gets more and more mesmerizing as you continue higher and higher, the next waypoint is Glacier Camp and then on to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, You stay in base camp for one day to acclimatize and to breathe in the extraordinary views of the surrounding mountains.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek goes further head  and the toughest day of the trek is the crossing of French Col at (5,350m) to reach our highest camp site which is in the Hidden Valley, located at 5,000m. In between, You happen to cross many cultivated fields, lush green forests and villages, where various ethnic groups reside, namely: the Gurungs, Chhetris, and Magars and after a few days of trekking, You reach the Italian base camp, from where we get the first exciting views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV& V, which are like a string of gems glittering in the sunshine; we You rest for a day to acclimatize with the altitude and You then cross a final pass and descend to join the Annapurna circuit at the charming village of Marpha.

The Dhaulagiri Trek goes further and trek to Jomsom to take your return flight to Pokhara, the Dhaulagiri trekking is a camping trek with porters to carry supplies, tents and more for your comfort and ease. Outfitter Nepal’s cook will prepare all of our food and the camp will be a relaxing place to recall the day’s adventures over a meal and drinks, and to enjoy the natural atmosphere surrounding us and the stars sparkling above us.

Best Features of Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic drive to Beni and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Visit remote part of Nepal and many verities of culture and nature.
  • Beautiful Mountain scnery including Dhaulagiri and Adventures Thapa Pass.
ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

As you fly into Kathmandu on a clear day, the views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread down below you are almost breathtaking, this begins a memorable experience that stays with you for a long time.

An escort from our office will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel, at the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities and our first overnight in the ancient valley of Kathmandu with the most temples in the world.

    After your b/fast, we take you for s/seeing tour of some of Nepal’s most historic sites; the Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors, the city is an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley, we will take to tour around Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Monkey Temple, biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath.

    All of these monuments are UNESCO declared World Heritage sites and your tour will be accompanied by a professional licensed guide and return to hotel and you will have little free time to shop your trekking hear if you need.

      We start our lovely scenic journey about 7 AM in the morning after having early breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, driving along the Trisuli River by following Prithvi High way to Pokhara & then continue to Beni.

        After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek from Beni, you strike out west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through several small villages, you then cross two bridges near the village of Simalchour, and head back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babiyachaur, today, we pass through cultivated fields, lively villages, suspension bridges & then follow the path at Myagdi Khola to Babiyachaur.

          We start our trek after having breakfast at our camp, and today, we cross the river to the west of Myagdi Khola and will head north to Phedi, the trail is fairly level and we pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walking through green grassy fields arrive at Ratorunga, from here the valley narrows again and the trail continues to the large village of Dharapani.

            After having hot breakfast at camp, we start our trek by descending and walking through villages, we go over a suspension bridge across the river when the trail leads uphill; the gentle ascending path continues through villages, sparse forest and terraces till you reach another ridge, you then trek gently along over a straight trail until you reach Muri and this is a small village inhabited by the simple Magar community, you will get a glimpse of Manapathi peak and the whole Dhaulagiri range etc and stay overnight at camp in Muri.

              We start our trek after having breakfast at camp by descending a gentle slope, and cross a rocky stream, we come to a path amid terraced fields to Dhora khola, cross the river and climb to the right up the mountainside to Ghorban Dhara, the view from this pass is fine, for the first time we will see Ghustung south (6465m).

              Follow the right bank path past Naura where we begin to ascend the mountainside, after climbing for a short while, we take a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hill, the Myagdi khola assumes a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbs the steep, grassy slope, the steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well-constructed with a great number of zigzag stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and we enter a traverse to the right - here we must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi khola, soon we descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where Baghara (2050) is visible.

                After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek, today, we leave the villages behind and the trial becomes increasingly challenging passing through ups and downs, in about 5 hours we arrive at our destination at Dobang.

                  After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the early part of the gentle ascending trail moves through forest of bamboo, pine trees and rhododendrons, after gently trekking for some hours in which the route goes uphill and downhill respectively, you reach Sallaghari and this becomes our camping spot in between forest surrounded by pine trees at the bank of Myagdi River.

                    After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and today we will reach the Italian Base Camp where we will camp just in front of the West wall of the massive Dhaulagiri, passing through beautiful flower laden forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around, It’s spectacular hereabouts.

                      Today is our acclimatization or rest day at this base camp and we will explore around and adjust with the altitude, the trail is covered by bamboo forest all the way to Italian Base Camp. At some points you cross small bridges and jungles and this makes the trail quite strenuous and difficult and there is an open field at Italian Base Camp.]

                      There are two small tea houses available hereabouts that provide a minimal supply of trekkers items. At this base camp, you experience breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri range, Manapathi peak, Dhaulagiri II among other unnamed peaks and mountains.

                        After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and after crossing the first glacier, probably using ropes 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, we will also use a rope on this section, this is a particularly tough day where the going get tough & the tough get going.

                          After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and after starting our wild journey today, soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier, we will climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The views from here are literally stunning, could stop your breath for a few seconds.

                            Another day to take some rest and more importantly, acclimatize to the lower air pressure and the views from this place are superb and there is plenty to explore around.

                              After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and today, getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Once over the steep moraine walls we reach gentler, less strenuous terrain that gives our legs & bodies a kind of rest and after a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5360m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out, the broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least -20ºC at night). The views down here take you to another world & stir the imaginations.

                                After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and we pass through avalanche-prone slopes and then take on the steep descent to Yak Kharka, this day we trek through bare land for some distance as well.

                                  We start our trek after having breakfast at camp and today, more steep descents lead us to Marpha.

                                    After having breakfast Marpha, We take bus/jeep drive to Pokhara.

                                      We take a tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the drive will be fantastic along many satellite towns on the way. And we are able to see healthy settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive at Kathmandu, Fare well dinner in the evening.

                                        Down here at OUTFITTER NEPAL, we’d like you to know that meeting you has been such a lovely experience & we do hope the relationship developed will last down the years for a long time to come.

                                        Extension: Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour & Lumbini tour or Do you want see the close up view of Everest and Himalayas? If you have one extra day after this trip or can extend one day then you can take Everest Base camp helicopter flight tour to Everest that land neat Kalapattar so, you have great chance to view Everest and many other Himalayas just in few hours’ time.

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                                          Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
                                          What's Included
                                          • Airport transfers.
                                          • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
                                          • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
                                          • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
                                          • Ground transportation by local bus/ tourist bus.
                                          • Accommodations in lodges/tented camp on trek.
                                          • Required trekking permtis and fees.
                                          • A guide and porters, sherpa & cook.
                                          • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for guide and staff.
                                          • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
                                          • Sleeping bag, down jacket & duffel bag ( if needed).
                                          What's not Included
                                          • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
                                          • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
                                          • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
                                          • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
                                          • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
                                          • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
                                          • Tips for the guide and staff.
                                          • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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                                          Starts:MONDAYJUN 17, 2024
                                          Ends:SUNDAYJUL 07, 2024
                                          PRICE (Per Person)US$2900
                                          Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 19, 2024
                                          Ends:TUESDAYJUL 09, 2024
                                          PRICE (Per Person)US$2900
                                          Starts:FRIDAYJUN 21, 2024
                                          Ends:THURSDAYJUL 11, 2024
                                          PRICE (Per Person)US$2900
                                          Starts:MONDAYJUN 24, 2024
                                          Ends:SUNDAYJUL 14, 2024
                                          PRICE (Per Person)US$2900
                                          Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 26, 2024
                                          Ends:TUESDAYJUL 16, 2024
                                          PRICE (Per Person)US$2900
                                          Starts:FRIDAYJUN 28, 2024
                                          Ends:THURSDAYJUL 18, 2024
                                          PRICE (Per Person)US$2900
                                          • Dhaulagiri base camp trek is an adventure trek in Nepal. So, only few people are interested and dare to trek to in Dhaulagiri region. So, we do not have fixed group trek for this region and we departure this trek privately and any date of the year is available So, contact us with your preffered date and number of people for the further process to book the trek.
                                          • We have listed the price only to 12 people so, if you are more than 12 people. Please contact us with your date and number of people for group price &  further process and book the trek.
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