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  • 5,360 M

Dhaulagiri base camp trek is one of the exciting and very hard trekking among all. The trip starts from Pokhara drive to Darbang and trek to Dharapani all the way through Kali Gandaki river and follows the Marshyangdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turning north along a tiny trail that leads through the forest into the high country. Most of the routes are over snowed and glaciers, crossing the French col at 5240, going through the hidden valley. From Jomsom, we fly to Pokhara. If you are interested and want to climb the peak then on the way you can have a summit of Dhampus peak of the 5155m pass.

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Day to day schedule to Nepal: 21d Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, o/n in a hotel . +D

    Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.

  • ay 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley o/n in a hotel (B)

    The very next morning, after breakfast you are taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath might make you feel calm and peace.

  • Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara, o/n in a hotel +B

    This day after having breakfast, we take 30 minutes flight over the Himalayas or we take the private vehicle to Pokhara. On route to Pokhara, we can see country and landscape of Nepal. In afternoon you are free to explore the Pokhara.

  • Day 04: Drive and Trek to Dharapani (1565m/ 6 hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    This day, we drive to Darbang and further trek to Dharapani, our trail crosses the terraced hills, Shahashadhara village Dudh Khola Ratorunga village to Dharapani.

  • Day 05: Trek to Muri (1850m/7 hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    This day the path goes steeply up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly. From Muri, we enjoy the magnificent views of Mt Dhaulagiri and others many more.

  • Day 06: Trek to Boghara (2050m/ 8 hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    From Muri, the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours. The trail descends down before reaching Phedi and then the trail ascends up until Boghara.

  • Day 07: Trek to Dhoban (2630m/6 hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    This day the path is quite difficult and sometimes we will need the help of the ropes. The trail descends down to a small ridge then crosses forest to . Finally, cross the rocky part to arrive at Dhoban.

  • Day 08: Trek to Sallaghari (4700m, 6hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D
  • Day 09: Trek to Italian Base camp (3700m/6 hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    This day you reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through the 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.

  • Day 10: Rest & Acclimatization, o/n in camp +O+L+D

    A rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring, this is a day to relax because next day we will have a tough day. Exercise, move around, we do hiking and properly acclimatize with the altitude.

  • Day11: Trek to Japanese camp (4200m, 5hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    This day, we trek along the trail to the Japanese Camp. This trail is a little tough, so probably we might need to use a rope in a couple of tricky spots. The surroundings here are spectacular, with magnificent views of the beautiful snow-capped peaks.

  • Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m/4 hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    This day 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.

  • Day 13: Rest day in Dhaulagiri base camp, o/n in a Camp +O+L+D
  • Day 14: Trek to Hidden Valley via French col(5100) (5000m/5hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    This day we climb two terraced hills before entering an ablation valley. We then climb to the French Col (5100 m) from where we can see Mukut Himal (6328 m), Tashi Kang (6386 m) and Sita Chuchura (6611 m). To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 m) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. From French Pass we continue along the trail towards Hidden Valley.

  • Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (4200m/6 hrs ) o/n in camp ++O+L+D

    An early after breakfast, we start our trek with, through rocky path, landscape, green forest. Today trail descends down until we reach at Yak kharka.

  • Day 16: Trek to Jomsom [2,715m/8hrs) o/n in camp +O+L+D

    This day, more steep descent leads to Kalopani, 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 kalopani, we further head toward to Jomsom.

  • Day 17: Flight to Pokhara o/n in Hotel +O+L+D
  • Day 18: Reserve day in Pokhara o/n in Hotel +B

    Reserve day in case flight is cancelled due to weather condition and other.

  • Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +B
  • Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +O

    You can have some shopping and greetings exchange with friends and buy some souvenirs.

  • Day 21: Departure +O

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the international airport as per your flight schedule for your onward destination.

What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer transport from to international and domestic airport in Kathmandu
  • During trek: accommodation in tent, 3 meals a day
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • Domestic flight ticket JOM-POK
  • Trekking special permit and conservation fee
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara with tourist bus

What is excluded?

  • International Airfare
  • Travel insurance incase of emergency
  • Extra transport or porter in case of emergency case
  • Nepal visa fee USD 40 for 30 days and 4 passport sized pict
  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Tips for local staff
  • Sleeping bag while trekking

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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Trip Dates and Prices

From/To Price Availability
From 17 Apr, 2019 To 7 May, 2019 $ Guaranteed when booking Inquire
From 16 Oct, 2019 To 5 Nov, 2019 $ Guaranteed when booking Inquire

Best Seasons Listing

Best Season
April to May
End of September to Beginning of November

What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer transport from to international and domestic airport in Kathmandu
  • During trek: accommodation in tent, 3 meals a day
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • Domestic flight ticket JOM-POK
  • Trekking special permit and conservation fee
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara with tourist bus

What is excluded?

  • International Airfare
  • Travel insurance incase of emergency
  • Extra transport or porter in case of emergency case
  • Nepal visa fee USD 40 for 30 days and 4 passport sized pict
  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Tips for local staff
  • Sleeping bag while trekking

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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