Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
March to May, June to Aug
Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
12 pax Maximum
Flights/private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Trekking around Dhaulagiri Base Camp is an exceptional trek that passes through staggering alpine terrain. The 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.
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 Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek can be extremely tough and demanding and as such, we do not recommend this trek for inexperienced trekkers.
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
- Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
- B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
- Complete camping equipment for trekking
- Accommodation & meals while trekking
- Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
- Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
- 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
- 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
- 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
- Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
- Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
- Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
- Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary)
- Cargo clearance & duty fees
- All surface transfers as per the itinerary
- Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program
- Nepal visa fee
- unch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
- High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones and Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Personal climbing gears
- Supplemental oxygen
- Filming permit (if special camera)
- Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not included in “Included” section