Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri Base Camp, high passes, French pass, Thapa pass, Glacier trek, Hidden Valley, Monastery visit, Superb mountain views, spectacular scenery, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque village such as Marpha, deepest gorge of the world, friendly people .....
  • Duration:21 Days
  • Trip Grade:Tough
  • Max Elevation:5360 m.
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Walking Hours:6-7 hrs
  • Max Group Size:2
  • Best Time:March to May & September to November

Trip Overview

Nepal Dhaulagiri trek just west of Annapurna is the 40 mile wide Dhaulagiri Himal. Dhaulagiri I, the sixth-tallest peak in the world, towers high above the well-trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up the Kali Gandaki Valley. The vast massif screens the hidden lands of Dolpo to its north, and to the west of it is Nepal’s far western hills. Only to the east along the Kali Gandaki Valley can we easily view the mountain close up, so massive Dhaulagiri with its symmetrical peak and four major outliners remains an enigma along much of its perimeter. Like the fabled but restricted Dolpo, the complete month-long trek around Dhaulagiri is only for a handful of hikers. This is because much of the route traverses difficult, remote countries.

We start our trek from Beni, after a long day drive from Kathmandu going through the nice village in the beginning and through a high and remote area of the glacier and passes later and finally come down to Marpha where we meet the main trail of Annapurna circuit or kali Gandaki. Then, we join this trail and make the trek through kali Gandaki valley and trek up to Muktinath, the gateway of Mustang. As this is Nepal’s one of the most demanding treks and goes through glaciers, French pass, and Thapa pass, only experience trekkers should attempt this trek. Clients carry only a daypack and walk at their own pace.

Average hiking per day in Dhaulagiri trek 6-7 hrs.

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)
Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel. (B)
Day 03 Drive to Beni(810m) / Camp(B, L, D)
Day 04 Trek to Babichor (950m) (B, L, D)
Day 05 Trek to Darbang (1030m) (B, L, D)
Day 06 Trek to Sibang (1720m) (B, L, D)
Day 07 Trek to Muri (1840m) (B, L, D)
Day 08 Trek to Boghara (1990m) (B, L, D)
Day 09 Trek to Dobang (2400m) (B, L, D)
Day 10 Trek to Chartare (2820m) (B, L, D)
Day 11 Trek to Pakabon (3585m) (B, L, D)
Day 12 Trek to camp near glacier (3810m) (B, L, D)
Day 13 Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m) (B, L, D)
Day 14 Acclimatization at Mt. Dhulagiri Base Camp (B, L, D)
Day 15 Trek to Hidden valley (4900m), French pass (5360m) cross (B, L, D)
Day 16 Trek to Yak kharka (3990m), Thapa pass (5230m) cross (B, L, D)
Day 17 Trek to Kaligandaki valley - Jomsom (2713m) (B, L, D)
Day 18 Drive or fly to Pokhara (B,L)
Day 19 Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) / Hotel (B)
Day 20 Day at leisure / farewell dinner /Hotel. (B, D)
Day 21 Drive to airport for return flight. (B)

  • International airport pickup and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation at 3 star catagory in double occupancy
  • Trekking Transportation by land and fly as per the itinerary
  • Special trekking permit
  • Conservation permit.
  • TRC permit
  • Meals as per mention (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Camping (twin sharing tow men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent
  • English speaking guide with his insurance and equipment.
  • Porter with his insurance and equipment (one porter in between two person)
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
  • Beverage (drinks)
  • Tips
  • Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal insurance
  • Sleeping bag (this can be rented at Thamel; costs Rs 75-150 a day

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Client's Reviews

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Leonardo,
United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia
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