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Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek 20 Days

Trip Facts:

Duration: 20 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 5,200 m

Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Tea House

Best Season: March to May; June to Aug

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Camps/Lodge

Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)

Group Size: 12 pax maximum

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Meaning “white mountain’ in local dialect, the Dhaulagiri massif, situated northwest of Pokhara, is one of the largest mountain ranges in the world – 40kms long and encompassing fifteen 7,000m peaks.

Trekking around Dhaulagiri is an exceptional trek that passes through staggering alpine terrain.

Starting outside Pokhara, we follow the Mayangdu Khola (river) westward to Dobang before turning north. Our route then cuts through thick forest providing glimpses of towering mountain peaks.

Crossing the French Col (5,240m), we enter remote Hidden Valley. From here, we cross Dhampus Pass (5,155m) into Marpha, where a few days’ on the Annapurna Circuit route take us via Ghorepani ridge, renowned for its spectacular panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri range, to Birethanti and back to Pokhara.

Conditions on the trek can be extremely tough and demanding and as such, we do not recommend this trek for inexperienced trekkers.

Earthquake update:

This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Drive Beni

Day 04: Trek Babiyachour (990m)

Day 05: Trek Dharapani (1550m)

Day 06: Trek Muri (1850m)

Day 07: Trek Boghara (2080m)

Day 08: Trek Dobang (2500m)

Day 09: Trek Sallaghari (2820m)

Day 10: Trek Italian Base Camp (3660m)

Day 11: Rest/acclimatization

Day 12: Trek Glacier Camp (4200m)

Day 13: Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m)

Day 14: Rest/explore

Day 15: Trek Hidden Valley (5050m) via French Col (5360m)

Day 16: Hike around

Day 17: Trek Yak Kharka (3680m) via Dhampus Pass (5240m)

Day 18: Trek Jomsom (2760m)

Day 19: Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu

Day 20: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Mostly camping accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full boardduring the trek
  • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu airfare
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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