Dhaulagiri is extended 70 miles from the Kali Gandaki river to Bheri in west. And here lies the world’s seventh highest peak Dhaulagiri-I which is elevated at 8,167m. Dhaulagiri has the rightful name. The name is derived from Sanskrit where ‘Dhawala’ means beautiful, white, and dazzling and ‘Giri’ means Mountain. The mountain range around Dhaulagiri is truly inspiring and beautiful. Dhaulagiri-I (8,167m) was first summited by Swiss/Australian/Nepali Expedition in May 13, 1960. This region incorporates more than 30 peaks over 6000 mountains and eight of them is elevated more than 8000m.

Trekking to Dhaulagiri is one of the most difficult yet adventurous journey. The nature, local culture, view of mountains and the locale community is truly and indeed something to be explored. But, to trek to Dhaulagiri you must have good physical condition and should know more about mountains and the weather. Once you have all these, you are ready to be stunned by the beautiful nature and mountains panoramas. If you are truly seeking to explore and trek through rough trails, unexplored remote villages and want to get the mind-blowing views of nature and Mountain panoramas. Dhaulagiri Trekking is best fit for you.

Highlights of Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

  • Sightseeing and cultural tour around Kathmandu Valley
  • Short tour around famous lake city Pokhara
  • Hike through the rough off-beaten trails
  • Stunning views of Mountains Panoramas including Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range.
  • Hiking through dense forest with unexplored fauna and flora
  • Hiking to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Hiking through French Pass, Dhampus Pass hidden valley, Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Camping for the overnight

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni:
  • Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur:
  • Day 05: Trek from Babiyachaur to Dharapani:
  • Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri:
  • Day 07: Trek from Muri to Baghara:
  • Day 08: Trek from Baghara to Dobang:
  • Day 09: Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari:
  • Day 10: Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp:
  • Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day:
  • Day 12: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp:
  • Day 13: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp:
  • Day 14: Acclimatization and rest day:
  • Day 15: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col – Hidden valley:
  • Day 16: Trek from Hidden valley crossing Dhampus pass to Yak Kharka:
  • Day 17: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom:
  • Day 18: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (lake city):
  • Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
  • Day 20: Final Departure:

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • One nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt and duffel bag for trekking
  • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Key Information

  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Camping Trek
  • Accommodation Lodge + Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
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