Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek - 17 Days

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is the true wonder in Nepal. The Dhaulagiri area of Western Nepal is an amazingly beautiful region to trek through. Mt. Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest peak in the world. Dhaulagiri Base camp trek includes several mountain peaks of 7000m. The Dhaulagiri base camp trek is lesely done by the people. You can experience the unseen beauty ever before. 

If you are looking for an adventurous, new and exciting route then Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is best suited for you. Very few people dare to trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp. The route includes remote highland and several high snowy passes like French Pass (5360m). During Dhaulagiri Base camp trek you should cross through many cultivated lands, beautiful green forests, and villages.

On the route to Dhaulagiri trek, you can see the calm forests of Pine, Rhododendron, glacier lakes, waterfalls, and ice-covered mountains. You can enjoy the charismatic view of  Dhaulagiri of all sides. After crossing the final pass, you trek down to the Annapurna Circuit at the very beautiful village of Marpha. The total Dhaulagiri Basecamp trek can be completed in 17 days.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek- Facts

Trip Name Dhauligiri Base Camp Trek
Trekking Region Annapurna Region
Duration 17 Days
Trek Grade Moderate and Low Difficulty
Transportation Private and Surface
Maximum Altitude 5300 Meters
Accommodation Tea House and Hotel
Per Day Walking 6-7 Hours

Trekking Equipment- Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

  • Four season sleeping bags
  • A down jacket, thermal tops
  • Shade hat, Gloves, Wool hat, T-shirts(quick drying), Shorts, Wind stopper
  • Trekking shoes, sandal
  • Trekking pants, pairs of warm socks
  • Water bottle, Torchlight, A towel
  • Medicine and First Aid Kits (waterproof tape, Jibanjal, anti-infection ointments, band-aids, Diamox for altitude sickness)
  • Additional (hand sanitizer, lip balm, water purification iodine tablets, Soap, toilet paper, Sun’s cream) 
  • Durable pouch bag for money and other documents
Day 1
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

One of our representatives from Vivaan Adventure Pvt Ltd will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel after arriving in Kathmandu. You will have the rest of the day to explore Kathmandu.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You will have the chance to explore the city. You can shop trekking gears if needed. You can see Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa and so on in the city. You will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Beni (8,50m)

Taking a 10-hour ride from Kathmandu to Beni. After having early breakfast in the hotel, our driver will drive you along the Trishuli River by Prithivi highway to Pokhara and then to Beni.

Day 4
Beni to DharaPani (1,400m)

You will have to take a jeep ride of 4hours from Beni and then hiking of another 4 hours will reach you to Dharapani via Darbang. On the way, you can see Myagdi Khola, you have to cross several bridges. You spend the night in a comfortable campsite.

Day 5
DharaPani to Muri (1,850m)

You will hike for approximately 6-7 hours today from Dharapani to Muri via Takum village. After having breakfast in Camp, we start our trek through villages, crossing suspension bridge across the river leads you to uphill. You can see the Manapathi peak and the full range of Dhaulagiri Peak. You stay overnight at camp in Muri.

Day 6
Muri to Baghar (2,080m)

Today, you will hike from Muri village to Baghar for approximately 6-7 hours. After having breakfast in camp, you have to cross a rocky stream, Rivers, Forests, and villages. You have to climb a short mountainside then a straight path covered with grass comes in the way. Then again you have to climb high, windy, grassy slope land which is risky. After the climb, you have to descend through the forest area to Baghar. You stay overnight on camp in terrace fields.

Day 7
Baghar to Doban(2,520m)

After having breakfast in camp, you should start your trek. The route becomes very challenging from this point. After passing through ups and downs, you will reach Dobang in 5-6 hours.

Day 8
Doban to Italian Base camp/Upper Vungini (3,110m)

Today, you will hike for approximately 6 hours through a beautiful forest of Rhododendron, Bamboo, and Pine to the Upper Vungini via Sallaghari, where you can see massive Dhaulagiri. You begin to gain altitude while trekking.

Day 9
Acclimatization day in Italian Base Camp

Today is the rest day at the basecamp. You will explore around. At this base camp, you can experience breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Mana Pathi Peak, and other unnamed mountains and peaks.

Day 10
Italian Base camp to Glacier Camp/French Camp(4940m)

After having breakfast in camp, you will hike for 5 hours. You will cross one glacier before climbing onto another glacier. Some rope work will be necessary for this challenging day. You will camp for the night on the glacier.

Day 11
Glacier camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp(4740m)

Today, you will climb steadily to the rough and chilling for 5-6 hours but very wonderful Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The view from Dhaulagiri Base camp is inexpressible, you could stop your breath for a few seconds seeing such an amazing mountain view near you.

Day 12
Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley(5,200m)

You will begin your trek after having breakfast in camp. Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope climbing. After the breathless climb to the top of French Col(5360m), the views of the Hidden Valley can be seen. The temperature reaches -20 degrees at night. The amazing view from here will take you to another world. Today you will hike for 8 hours.

Day 13
Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka(3680m)

After having breakfast at camp, you start your trek and pass through slopes and more downhill. You have to hike for 5 hours.

Day 14
Yak Kharka to Marpha(2670m)

You start your trek after having breakfast at camp. Today you have to walk for 5 hours. You stay overnight at Marpha in a tea house or camp.

Day 15
Marpha to Pokhara(823m)

After having breakfast, you take a jeep drive to Pokhara.

Day 16
Pokhara full day sightseeing and rest

A representative from the Vivaan Adventure Pvt Ltd will reach you at Pokhara and take you to the sightseeing places in Pokhara.

Day 17
Pokhara to Kathmandu

Our driver will drive you to Kathmandu from Pokhara with ease and safe accessibility.

Cost Includes - Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals on trek
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations on trek/lodges
  • Required trekking permit and fees
  • A guide, porters, sherpa, and cook
  • Sleeping bag, duffel bag (if needed)

Cost Excludes - Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses
  • Telephone, Laundry, Internet charge, Hot shower
  • Tips for guides and staff
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

What is the best time for Dhaulagiri Basecamp Trek?

The best time for Dhaulagiri Base camp trek is from September to November and March to May.

How much fitness level is required?

You need to be fit enough to walk for several days on a rough trail.

Where is the meeting point?

The meeting point for international guests is Kathmandu International Airport whereas for Domestic people you can visit us on Thamel, Kathmandu.

Can I buy or rent trekking gear in Kathmandu?

Yes, you can either buy or rent trekking gear (bag, boots, sleeping bags) in Kathmandu.

What is the accommodation plan while being in Kathmandu?

The accommodation plan while being in Kathmandu is bed and breakfast.

Are Sherpas and porters skilled enough for rescue in danger?

Yes, there is no doubt about our sherpa’s skill and duty, they will do anything during a trek to make you safe and make your trek easier.

What is the highest altitude during the trek?

The highest altitude during the trek is 5,200m at Hidden valley.

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  • 5300 Meters
  • 1-15
  • Private
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