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Trip Overview

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 the 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 make this trek even more interesting. The challenge of crossing Mountain passes i.e. French pass (5360 meters) and Thapa Pass (5200 meters) 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 add to the joy of this trek. This trek can also be an opportunity to explore the local lifestyles 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.


  • 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

Cost Include

  • 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.

Cost Exclude

  • 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


Day 1: Arrival Day
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.
Day 2: Trek preparation and Sightseeing tour 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.
Day 3: Drive to Darbamg
Today we drive along the Trisuli river admiring the views of the countryside of Nepal to Darbamg. Overnight at Darbamg.
Day 4: Trek to Sibang
Today, we walk for about six hours along the lush fields and scenery to Sibang, our halting destination for the night.
Day 5: Trek Litschi
We further continue our trail along the terraced fields to Litschi. After around six hours of walking, we reach Litschi. We stop at Litschi for the night.
Day 6: Trek to Boghara
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.
Day 7: Trek to Dobang
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.
Day 8: Trek to Choriban Khola
Today, we cross a wooden bridge over Myagdi Khola and descend 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.
Day 9: Trek to Italian Base Camp
From Choriban Khola, we continue our trail which takes us to the Chhonbarnan Glacier. We enter the glacier from the 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 an Italian Base camp.
Day 10: Acclimatization day
Today is a day set aside for acclimatization in Italian Base Camp. You can enjoy the day admiring the views of the Dhaulagiri panorama at its best. Overnight stay in Italian Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Glacier 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.
Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base 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 are simply fabulous. The view of the ice falling in front of us is also an amazing experience. Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 13: Acclimatization Day
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.
Day 14: Cross French Pass and trek to the hidden valley
Today, we start our trek after 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.
Day 15: Cross Dhampus Pass and trek to Yak Kharka
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.
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom
Today, we take a steep descent from Yak Kharka to Marpha. We pass a 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, and monasteries with views of the lush scenery around. Overnight stay at Jomson.
Day 17: Fly to Pokhara/ Sightseeing tour in Pokhara
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.
Day 18: Leisure day 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.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu
Today we drive back to Kathmandu along the scenic route of the Trishuli river. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure Day
Your guide will escort you to the international terminal of the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead.


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most adventurous and challenging trek in a remote region of Nepal.

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