Around Dhaulagiri is a challenging trek around the Dhaulagiri massif (8,167m/26,745ft), the sixth highest mountain in the world, involves snow and glacier walking. This is the perfect trip those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. You will be trekking deep into the Dhaulagiri Himal to the Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri north base camp, offering a wonderful view of gigantic north face of Dhaulagiri I. You will cross two high passes, the French pass (5,240m/17,192ft) and Thapa pass (5,155m/16,913ft) providing more spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Throng peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River; the world deepest gorge. You may encounter semi -wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region.
Around Dhaulagiri trek begin in the antique city of Kathmandu; from where you will board a bus to Beni, you will spend the first few days of your trek walking through cultivated fields connected to some of the mountain villages while enjoying the shops, teahouses, and lifestyle of the Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people. During these days you will walk along cobblestone paths, over suspension bridges and through dense forests, enjoying the vistas of some of the worlds most beautiful mountains. The climb begins to get tougher after Dobang, as you ascend to the Italian Base Camp with impressive views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV& V; taking a day to rest, acclimatize, explore and fully absorb the beauty of surrounding peaks. You will then make your way to Dhaulagiri North Base Camp. The trek then continues on to the Iced French and Thapa Passes which have to be scaled before you descend down a winding trail to Yak Kharka. Once again you will find yourself among mountain people and their villages. After long descend you will arrive in Marpha, popular city of Mustang district. You follow the Annapurna classical trek and pass the worlds deepest gorge. The hot springs at Tatopani offer an excellent retreat after a strenuous trek surrounded by the majestic peak of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. From Tatopani you make your way back to Pokhara, visiting, on the way, several monasteries and sites of religious importance. Once in Pokhara you can enjoy a few bottles of cold beverages while looking back at this unforgettable experience.
Trekking Destination: Dhaulagiri base camp Trekking.
Group Size: Min - 2
Minimum altitude: 1465m.
Maximum altitude: 5350m.
Grade Info: Moderate, strenuous
Season: September to late December and February to late June.
Transportation: Bus, Car, Land Cruiser or Jeep
Total Days: 21 Days (Kathmandu - Kathmandu)
Walking Hour: Approximately 5 - 6 hours each day
Highlights: Dhaulagiri base camp, French pass, Ghorepani.Starting Point: Beni Ending Point: Pokhara
Trek Types: Camping
Itinerary / Trip Details
Day: 01. Kathmandu to Beni (820m.):
A scenic drive about 6 to 9 hours by private vehicle or public bus.
Day: 02. Beni to Babichaur (950m.):
Trek about 5 to 6 hours through local villages.
Day: 03. Babichaur to Darbang (1780m.):
Trek about 6 to 7 hours.
Day: 04. Darbang to Khamla (2390m.):
Trek about 6 to 7 hours along the Myagdi river.
Day: 05. Khamla to Bagora (2080m.):
Trek about 6 to 7 hours, camp at top of hill for good view.
Day: 06. Bagora to Dobang (2545m.):
Trek about 6 to 7 hours in between the Dhaulagiri 1st and Dhaulagiri 2nd with spectacular views.
Day: 07. Dobang to (2890m.):
Trek about 5 to 6 hours enjoying the beauty of the landscape.
Day: 08. Sallaghari to Italian Base camp (3660m.):
Trek about 5 to 6 hours, away from human habitation.
Day: 09. Italian base camp to Japanese base camp (4225m.):
Trek about 4 to 5 hours, with sightseeing excursion for acclimatization, crossing over the Swiss base camp. Day: 10. Rest a day here and explore the area as a preparation for the strenuous days to come.
Day: 11. Japanese base camp to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750m.):
Trek about 5 to 6 hours through the creaky ice of the glacier.
Day: 12. Dhaulagiri B.C. to Hidden valley (4345m.):
Trek about 5 to 6 hours crossing close by French Pass (5360m.)
Day: 13. Hidden valley to Elevation camp (4915m.):
Trek about 7 to 9 hour. This is the hardest day of this trip crossing over Thapa pass or Dhampus pass (5244m.).
Day: 14. Elevation camp toYak Kharka (3880m.):
Trek about 6 to 7 hours descending with views of Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges.
Day: 15. Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2560m.):
Trek about 4 to 5 hours through a more populated and touristy area.
Day: 16. Tukuche to Ghansa.(2080m.):
Trek about 5 to 6 hours along the Kali Ganki ridge on the lap of Dhaulagi and Nilgiri.
Day: 17. Ghansa to Tatopani (1189m.):
Trek about 5 to 6 hours walking through the deepest gorge in the world.
Day: 17. Tatopani to Shikha (1990m.):
In the morning explore the hot spring and trek about 4 to 5 hours.
Day: 18. Shikha to Ghorepani (2855m.):
Trek about 4 to 5 hours ascending to the famous viewpoint at Ghorepani.
Day: 19. Ghorepani to Hile (1480m.):
Early morning visit to Poon hill top for the sunrise view and a long look at the range of mountains we've been trekking through since Dhaulagiri. Trek about 6 to 7 hours descending to Hile.
Day: 20. Hile to Pokhara (900m.):
Trek about 3 hours to Nayapul, and drive about an hour by bus or private vehicle.
Day: 21. Pokhara to Kathmandu:
A scenic drive about 5 to 7 hours by private vehicle or public bus.
To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
Standard accommodation at hotel in Pokhara.
Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car / van / bus.
All your standard Meals during the trek.
Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
Local licensed English and other native language speaking Guide.
The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
Annapurna and Dhaulagiri conservation Park permits.
Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure Trekking.
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
All our government taxes.
Dhaulagiri Trekking Cost Exclude
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Your travel insurance.
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Airport Kathmandu with 2 passport size photos.
Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
Personal trekking Equipments.
Tips for trekking staff--Tipping is expected.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.