The Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating and adventurous circuit trekking of the worlds 7th highest mountain, Mount Dhaulagiri at 8167 m and its massif which includes several 7000 m peaks. 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 with unique culture. The route passes through rugged terrain with astonishing natural beauty that very few visitors have ever witnessed. The scenery is unforgettable and the challenging trek crosses several mountain passes.
Dhaulagiri base camp trek leads you through a very high challenging passes, crossing over French pass 5,360m and Thapa pass at 5,200m. The route is a strenuous and demand some mountaineering knowledge. The most beautiful scenary awaits at the base camp of Dhaulagiri at French passes and at the hidden valley immediately after crossing French pass, the Dhampus pass between Tukeche peak and Thapa peak offers another stunning views.
Dhaulagiri Base camp trek is shorter than Dhaulagiri circuit trek. The trek follows the same route up Myagdi river, past Italiean Base Camp and to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The trail descends to Ghandruk via Yak Kharka, and passing through Ghorepani, Tatopani and Poon Hill. back to Pokhara, hence ending the trek. This trek is very challenging and requires experience of high altitude trekking.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu|
|PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DEPARTURE||Please call us or email us 14 days before with flight details so we can arrange pick up and drop off from Kathmandu Airport|
|NOT INCLUDED||International flight to Nepal
Travel and medical Insurance
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Essential trip information:
Please note: The trek dates can be viewed on the calendar when booking.
If the treks dates are not your preference, please email us your preferred dates.
|No. of pax||2-12|
Welcome to the land of Buddha. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our company representative at the arrival gate with your name written on it. You will be then escorted to hotel. You will spend overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
You will meet your group and get a trek brief. This will be your administration day. Also, you will explore around the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. This day is also the day for making all kit ready for the trek.
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 and overnight in Tented Camps.
After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek from Beni. We strike out west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through several small villages, 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 and overnight at Tented camp.
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 and overnight at Tented Camp.
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, overnight in tented camp.
After having breakfast at teahouse, 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 and overnight in tented camp.
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, we reach Sallaghari and this becomes our camping spot in between forest surrounded by pine trees at the bank of Myagdi River and stay overnight at tented camp.
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 and overnight in Tented Camp.
Today is our acclimatisation 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 and overnight in Tented Camps.
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 and overnight in Tented Camp.
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 and overnight in Tented Camps.
Another day to take some rest and more importantly, acclimatise to the lower air pressure and the views from this place are superb and there is plenty to explore around and overnight at tented camp.
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 and overnight in Tented Camp.
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 and overnight in Tented Camps.
We start our trek after having breakfast at camp and today, more steep descents lead us to Marpha, and the way is not much covered with trees and continue north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom and overnight at tented camp.
After having breakfast at camp, we have morning flight to Pokhara and transfer to hotel and check into the hotel and your day is free to explore yourself and overnight at hotel.
It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Jomsom and if the flight is operated on scheduled date then you can take a tour of Pokhara city and overnight at hotel.
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 and overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Return
About 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. We were happy to have met you and we will cherish the bonds of our relationship developed with you all over the weeks spent with us in our amazing country Nepal. Our family wishes your best time ahead and wait for your return
Fixed Dates – Please select your dates on the “book the tour” section
|1 Mar 19 – 21 Mar 19|