Dhaulagiri Camping Trekking

Duration: 17 Days(5)of 20 reviews


  • Duration 17 Days
  • Max. Altitude 5,245 m | 17,208 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Darbang - Sibang - Naura - Dobhan - Italian Base Camp - Japanese Base Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp - Hidden Valley via French Pass - Yak Kharka - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Best Season February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December


  • Rewarding trekking trail for adventure lovers
  • Rivers, ferns, and forests of oak and other deciduous trees and rhododendron forest
  • Breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain Range
  • Two challenging mountain passes: French pass (5240m.) and Thapa Pass (5150 m)
  • Abundant alpine flowers on the trail Warm hospitality and the unique culture of ethnic people like Thakali

“An amazing feel of touch and rejuvenating aura, what one can ask for.”

Differentiated from the Annapurna district by the Kali Gandaki the Dhaulagiri massif incorporates more than 30 tops over 6000 meters, eight of these surpassing 8000 meters. The region around Tansen is home to the Magar individuals and the capital of the free kingdoms to wind up a piece of Nepal.

From Dhorepatan the display of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri reaches is extraordinary and this remote region is home to neighborhoods of Tibetan outcasts who scan the territory for minerals and medicinal plants.

This is a long, troublesome trek around Dhaulagiri (8167m) that begins from Beni on the Kali Gandaki. Accompany the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and transform north on a minor trail that leads through woods into the high nation. A significant part of the track is on snow and glacial masses as it crosses French Col (5240m), navigates the head of Hidden Valley, and crosses 5155m Dhampus Pass. The trek closes with a steep plunge to Marpha and a comeback to Pokhara, either through the Kali Gandaki valley or over the Ghorepani edge for a surrounding perspective of the whole Dhaulagiri massif.

One should grab an opportunity to come and see this beautiful region which is full of nature at its best. With a single touch of glimpse, it has an amazing power to captivate one’s mind and heart overall. Himalayan Scenery Treks & expedition welcomes you all to join us for the wonderful holiday. Our expert guides and staff will do their every possible expertise feature to make your trekking experience remembered lifelong. Let us serve you with the best as we believe you deserve it.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days besides actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.


Here you can get details about how thrilling your trek is going to be. Dhaulagiri Camping Trek's detailed itinerary provides details about your meals, accommodations, the destination you will stop by for an overnight stay, and much more. 

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off at our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we will be happy to guide you around the city.

On the second day of arrival, we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip, we will be taking our guests on a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.

The destination for sightseeing includes Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

The overland journey to Dhaulagiri begins with a 45 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara. After having the early breakfast, we will take a short drive to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport for an early morning flight to Pokhara. We board a small, fixed-winged aircraft and set off on an adventurous yet worthy aerial journey to Pokhara. Soon after an incredible flight experience, we will find ourselves in the Nepals’ number 1 adventure and leisure city, Pokhara.

Reaching Pokhara, we drive to Darbang via Beni. This short and relaxing drive along with a magnificent view of lush hills and snowcapped mountains will give you the glimpses of mystical journey awaiting ahead of us. We follow the Kaligandaki River, pass Beni, and follow Myagdi Khola to arrive at the camping site of Darbang. 

After finishing up with breakfast, we will begin our trekking Journey with a steep ascend to the Sibang. Walking out of Darbang, we hike towards the ridge-top village of Dharapani. From this village, you can get the astonishing views of the Dhaulagiri massif along with Gurja Himal (7193m), and Putha Hiunchuli (7246m). Continuing our trek along the path above Myagdi Khola, we eventually arrive at Sibang.

Enjoying with hot breakfast cooked on fire on the camping ground we will start our trekking. The final stop will be Naura. Walking out of Sibang, our trail descends to Gatti Khola and then climbs up to the village of Muri. It’s a small village that is mostly inhabitant by the Magar people. Crossing the suspension bridge over Dhola Khola, our trail descends and passes through terraced farm fields and various small settlements before we arrive at Naura for the overnight.  

From Naura, we ascend begins on the mountainside. Sometimes of uphill climbing, and a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hills. And trailing further away in well-constructed zigzag stone steep paths while descending through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout Baghara becomes visible elevate at 2050m.

From this village, the real challenge for the trek shows up. The path will be difficult with more ascending and descending to do. The hike will last five hours long before we reach Dobang. We will be able to see some mountain panoramas while ascending toward our destination. After reaching Dobang we will build our camp and stay here overnight.

Finishing up with our breakfast we will continue our trek toward Italian Base Camp. We will trek gently on ascending path passing through dense forests of rhododendron, pine, and bamboo. Once you see a crest to climb, the gentle trek is over you should climb uphill. from the crest top, you can see the wall of Dhaulagiri-I.

As we move closer and closer to the Italian Base Camp you will encounter the glaciers. As you reach the Camp, you can enjoy the view of the Dhaulagiri range, Manapathi Peak, and Dhaulagiri-II is truly inspiring and breathtaking. the camping site is beneath the west face of Dhaulagiri-I where we will be camping overnight.

The trek is considered difficult so rest is a must if you want to complete your trek. We will be taking a break from our hiking and will rest for today. We will explore around the base camp so that we can adjust to the air at high altitudes. We will visit tea houses which have some trekkers items you can pick up some items. After exploring the tea houses and enjoying the breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri range and Manapathi peak we will return to our camping site for the overnight.

Your body today will feel much lighter which will be helpful for today’s trekking. We will continue our trek toward the Japanese Base Camp. The trail is much rougher with rocks and traversing steep slopes and slippery glaciers. After some time, we will cross the moraine of glaciers flowing down from the Dhaulagiri. We also need ropes to do some climbing on today’s trekking. After 5 hours of trekking, we will reach our final stop Japanese Base Camp. Today as well we camp the overnight.

Today’s as well will be one rough day for trekking. You should trek through the slippery glaciers' path. The climb uphill will be much tougher and more challenging. Climbing uphill for five hours is one hell of a task. But once you are at Dhaulagiri Base Camp you will forget the suffering you have gone through. You will be stunned as you see Dhaulagiri-I standing before you. Other than Dhaulagiri you will see various peaks like Dhaulagiri II, (7751m), III (7715m), and IV (7618m). we will camp overnight. Opposite our camping site lies a spectacular ice fall flowing Between Tukuche and Dhaulagiri.

Our legs are hurting from yesterday’s uphill climb so this rest day will help us to recover. We will explore Dhaulagiri Base Camp. You will also adjust to altitude if you are to explore around the Camp. If you climb a bit above Camp you will get a spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri Range. After exploring around for while we will return to base camp for the rest. We will be camping for an overnight stay.

Finishing up our hot breakfast on a cold morning we will start our trekking towards the French col from where the view of the hidden valley will stun you. But before getting that inspired feeling, you should get off the glacier for which you should do some rope climbing.

After doing some hard work on rope climbing you will get to trek on less strenuous terrain. After climbing for some time to French Col, the hidden valley is also reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh. The temperature here is at least -20 degrees Celsius. We will then trek towards the hidden valley where we will camp overnight.

To reach Yak Kharka we first need to cross the Dhampus Pass and the trek will last for about seven hours. Trek to Dhampus is tough as you should climb steep uphill. Not only uphill is challenging but downhill is as tough as uphill. While descending we will pass through avalanche-prone slopes and rocky slopes. After descending through a challenging trail, we will reach an open space where yak grazes. This open grazing space is known as Yak Kharka. We will camp at Yak Kharka for the overnight stay.

Today’s trek is going to be the easiest after all those days of hard and tough trekking. Our final stop for the day is Jomsom. After having a hot breakfast at camp, we will hike downhill towards kali Gandaki valley from where we can reach the settlement of Allubari (3400 meters).

Again, descending from Allubari we will eventually reach the village of Marpha which is elevated at (2667m). here at Marpha village, you can do some shopping as the village is beautiful and there is a number of crafts shops around the village. From Marpha village we will gain some elevation to reach our final stop for the day Jomsom. Here you can enjoy the completion of your trek. We will do some campfire with local apple Marpha(alcohol) and beers. We will camp overnight.

We will fly back to Pokhara to give our bodies rest. You will get to see the Himalayan Panoramas while flying back to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara we will check our hotel and leave our stuff. We will get fresh and ready to explore lake city. You can enjoy the view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Phewa Lake. Today we will be staying at the hotel overnight.

Finishing up with our morning breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. We will enjoy the scenery on the way, after that we check Hotel in Kathmandu to have a rest and enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening, we will be staying overnight at a 3-star hotel In Kathmandu.

    On the last day of our trip, a representative of Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition will drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    Meeting you has been such a wonderful experience, and we do hope our relationship will keep going long.

    We hope that you enjoyed the camping trekking in Dhaulagiri and hope to see you for another adventure soon. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts of Nepal.

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    Cost Details


    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • One night’s 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 guides, 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


    • 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 the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the 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

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails travelling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Dhaulagiri Camping Trek, we provide you with the tented camp accommodation. In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Dhaulagiri Camping Trek are provided by the company itself. The foods are professionally prepared and provided in the tented camp on the trail. We will have the breakfast and dinner at the camp. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for the lunch. We also provide the boiled drinking water at the camp. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water as well.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines and live cultural music.


    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide the flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu and a local bus transportation to return to Kathmandu from Pokhara. However, there are options of the direct flight to Kathmandu or private vehicle transportation. The extra transportation which is not included in the package will cost you extra. You can send us an enquiry for the latest price details for the private transportation and flight tickets.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of your will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave the things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Dhaulagiri Camping Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that, Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with the serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like the sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.  

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Dhaulagiri Camping Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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