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Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek


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Trip Facts

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Best Season :
March to June/September to December
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Per Day Hiking:
4-6 hrs
Hotel and camping
Private vehicle & flight
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  • Sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Hike to Italian Base Camp, Glacier Base Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
  • Awe inspiring views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V
  • Picturesque hidden valley surrounded by Sita Chuchure, Mt. Tashi Kang and Mukut Himal.
  • Trek to Jomson and Marpha
  • Guided tour in Pokhara city


Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek can be the most adventurous and challenging trek in a remote region of Nepal. It is a fabulous way to experience Nepal with a mixture of nature and culture in abundance. Dhaulagiri Trek is truly an adventurous trek that requires an ability to deal with unexpected. And also it can be an immensely rewarding opportunity to experience the magnificence of massive Dhaulagiri ranges all at once.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek starts from Beni on the Kali Gandaki River. Kali gandaki river ascends to the beautiful, unspoiled valley of Myagdi Khola. This river flows southwards from the heart of the Dhaulagiri Himal. The ever-changing landscape and pleasant villages to Dhaulagiri Base camp makes this trek even more interesting. The challenge of crossing Mountain passes i.e. French pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter) and a walk on an icy track is indeed a thrilling experience. The mountain views on the ascent and descent of this route are simply beautiful. The beautiful rhododendron forests, deciduous oak trees and junipers will keep your spirits up the whole time.

Exploring the hidden valley, crossing the Dhampus Pass and making a long descent to Marpha in the Kali Gandaki Valley adds to the joy of this trek. This trek can also be an opportunity to explore the local life styles of Gurung, Magar and other community people with their culture. The trek concludes after a flight back to Pokhara from the airstrip at Jomsom. After exploring the lakeside town, Pokhara we return back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1-4 (Arrival – Sibang)
You will arrive in Kathmandu. Next day your guide will take you for the sightseeing of Kathmandu .the very next day you will drive to Darbang via Trishuli and next destination will be Sibang where your treks begins.

Day 5-10 (Litschi- Italian Base Camp)
Litschi is followed by the Sibang. Then we trek to Boghara, Choriban Khola and Italian base. We will stop for acclimization.

Day 11-15 (Glacier camp - Yak kharka)
After the acclimatization we start our trek to glacier camp and then to Daulagiri base camp.there we will stop for acclimatization. Then again next day we will start trek for cross French pass to the hidden valley.from there we trek to cross Dhampus pass and trek to Yak Kharka.

Day 16-19 (Jhomsom - Kathmandu)
From the Yak Kharka we descend down to Jhomsom where we will take a flight for the Pokhara. We will have a leisure day in Pokhara and after that we fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 20
It’s a departure day.



Detail Itinerary

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, your guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. We will arrange for your permit meanwhile. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today we drive along the Trisuli river admiring the views of countryside of Nepal to Darbamg. Overnight at Darbamg.

Today, we walk for about six hours along the lush fields and scenery to Sibang, our halting destination for the night.

We further continue our trail along the terraced fields to Litschi. After around six hours of walk, we reach Litschi. We stop at Litschi for the night.

Today, we descend down and continue our trail along terraced fields to climb up a ridge. We descend to Myagdi Khola and continue our path along forest and terraed fields to Boghara. Overnight stay at Boghara.

Today we follow a narrow trail up and down to the west of Myadi Khola. We walk through a dense forest and pass several steams until we reach Dobang, our halting stop for the day.

Today, we cross a wooden bridge over Myagdi Khola and descends down a trail that leads us to a forest. We continue through a rocky area that leads us to Choriban Khola which would be our halting stop for the night.

From Choriban Khola, we continue our trail which takes us to the Chhonbarnan Glacier. We enter the glacier from right which gives us an awesome view of Tukuche peak. Today, you will be showered with the views of mountains in this region throughout your way. Overnight at a tent in Italian Base camp.

Today is a day set aside for acclimatization in Italian Base Camp. You can enjoy the day admiring the views of Dhaulagiri panorama at its best. Overnight stay in Italian Base Camp.

Today we start early towards Glacier Camp. Our trail follows a narrow gorge which is quite risky. Rocks may fall upon us during our trek, therefore, it is recommended to be highly careful. Overnight stay at Glacier Camp.

Today, we head towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The journey today is highly rewarding. The views of the Dhaulagiri panorama standing tall before our eyes one after the other, wild and beautiful is simply fabulous. The view of the ice fall in front of us is also an amazing experience. Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Today is yet another day set aside for acclimatization. As the air gets thinner, this acclimatization is highly essential. An extra day on this spot can be a boon as we can behold the beauty of Mt. Dhaulagiri I, Mt. Dhaulagiri II, Mt. Dhaulagiri III and Mt Dhaulagiri V for longer. Overnight stay at a tent in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Today, we start our trek after the breakfast and move ahead to cross the French pass. At first we climb up the terraced hill, pass the mountain flanks and climb a slope to reach French Pass. From this point we can see the great mountains namely, Mukut Himal, Sita Chuchure, and Tashi Kang surrounding the hidden valley. From French pass, we descend down the valley for an overnight halt.

Leaving the beautiful memories of the hidden valley, we descend down to cross Dhampus Pass and continue our trail to Yak Kharka. Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

Today, we take a steep descend from Yak Kharka to Marpha. We pass dense forest of rhododendron, oak and pine trees on the day. If lucky, we will encounter some unique flora and faunas. Marpha is a popular village in this region famous for its apples. After a few hours trek from Marpha, until we reach Jomsom. On the way, we pass some villages, monasteries with the views of the lush scenery around. Overnight stay at Jomson.

We take an early flight to Pokhara and take a tour around the city. We visit the lakeside, opt for boating to visit Talbarahi temple in the middle of the Fewa Lake and continue our sightseeing tour to the David falls, Gupteshwor temple and the International Mountaineering Museum. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

We have set aside a leisure day in Pokhara as there is so much to do in this city. You can utilize the day strolling around the city or engage yourself in the adventure activities like boating, bungee jumping or zip flying. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Today we drive back to Kathmandu along the scenic route of the Trishuli river. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Your guide will escort you the international terminal of the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead.

Service Includes

  • Accommodation or nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara inclusive of breakfast at the hotel
  • All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.
  • Guided tour in Pokhara
  •  Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the guest houses during the trek.
  • The accommodation during the trek will be on tented camps as the region is highly isolated.
  •  A guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey. (Note : A porter will be provided for two people)
  • Permit fees of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note : You are required to bring two passport size photo  for this purpose)
  • All other government fees and taxes.
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Nepal Entry visa fees.
  • Meals in the hotel in Cities
  • International Airfare
  • Snacks, soft drink during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET.
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
  • Extra baggage charge

Essential Infos

Regarding your arrival

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.

Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.


We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.

Meals and Drinking water facility

The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.

Currency Exchange

If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.

Import and Export during the travel

You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.

High altitude sickness

Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.

Trip reviews

Sigmund Freiesleben

November 2016

Namaste! Dear Bharat, Dear Bikesh,

a number of times  we traveled with you and your perfect HET-Team, round Manaslu, to Holy Mount Kailash via Simikot and Limi-Valley and at last in November 2016 around Dhaulagiri across French Col, Hidden Valley and Dhampus-Peak.

We still are highly enjoyed looking back on our marvellous trekking with HET, trough a unique landscape of Nepal and Tibet, your excellent and friendly assistance and service by your distinguished HET-Team. Every journey with you has been a splendid and great experience.

Dhanyaabaad! –  for your enduring reliability!

With best regards from Munich, Germany,
Sigmund Freiesleben


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