Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is one of the major trekking routes in Nepal which is popular among the domestic as well as international trekkers and tourists. Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest peak in the world as it makes the major attraction of the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek.
Dhaulagiri is at the altitude of 4750m.Dhaulagiri is equally challenging as well as adventurous as we know it is geographically gifted with trekking sites.The trekkers must be physically fit and fine.The trekking to Dhaulagiri Base Camp offers tremendous natural beauty with the evergreen forests, rhododendron trees and also the great Himalayan views.Trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp gives you the beautiful opportunity to explore the amazing life style of Magar, Gurung and Thakali people and their culture.This trek begins at Beni along the shores of Kali Gandaki River. From here we climb to the rural village of Dharapani and get a great mountain view.
Then we finally desend to Annapurna circuit at the village of Marpha and trek to Jomson to take our return flight to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 01:From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program.
Day 02:After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing which includes Pashupatinath Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath.
Day 03:Have a scenic drive to Beni via Pokhara, Naundanda and Nayapool. It is an 11hours long drive. Stay overnight camping at Beni.
Day 04:Early in morning after having breakfast trek to Babiachor(950m) which takes around five hours of continuous walk along the bank of Myagdi Khola passing several villages. Stay overnight camping at Babiachor.
Day 05:Trek for six hours to reach to Dharapani via Darbang. Dharapani is quite a big village with traditional houses. Stay overnight camping at Dharapani.
Day 06:Trek for six hours to reach Muri. Initially the trail is downhill walk but as we cross the suspension bridge the trail turns uphill. Muri is a small village; during the fair weather one can get a glimpse of Manapathi along with the whole Dhaulagiri range. Stay overnight camping at Muri.
Day 07:Trek to Baghar(2080m) via Dhora Khola, Ghorban Dhara, Naura and Myagdi Khola. From Ghorban Dhara you will first time see the glimpse of Ghustung south (6465m). Stay overnight camping at Baghar.
Day 08:Continous walk for five hours from Baghar will take you to Dobang(2520m). From here a path becomes challenging. Camping at Dobang.
Day 09:Trek for six hours to reach Sallaghari(3110m). Initially the trail is uphill but after some hours the trail turns zigzag. Stay overnight camping at Sallaghari in between the pine trees at the bank of Myagdi River.
Day 10:Trek for six hours to Italian Base Camp (3660m). The whole path to Italian Base Camp is covered by bamboo forest. At this base camp one can observe the captivating vista of Dhaulagiri range, Manapathi Peak, Dhaulagiri along with others. Overnight camping at Italian Base Camp.
Day 11:Trek for four hours from Italian Base Camp to reach Glacier Camp(4940m).the surrounding is beautiful but the trail is very thrilling and dangerous. In this section you can use rope. This is particularly the most tough and challenging day. Overnight camping at Glacier Camp.
Day 12:Trek for five hours to get to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m).overnight camping at Dhualagiri Base Camp.
Day 13:From Dhaulagiri Base Camp It takes five hours to reach French Col (5010m) or hidden valley. Here you may need rope. After a exaggerating climb to French Col the views of hidden valley opens up. Here the temperature is at least -20 degree Celsius. Overnight camping at Hidden Valley.
Day 14:Trek for seven hours to get Yak Kharka. You will cross avalanche prone slopes and take downhill walk to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight camping at Yak Kharka.
Day 15:Today we will trek to Thorang Phedi(4,600m). Thorang Phedi is a small settlement cartering the needs of trekkers and climbers. We use this point as base camp. Some people try to put base camp at high camp so that the next day can be easier but we do not recommend this as sleeping is higher altitude can be dangerous.
Day 16:Today we trek up to Muktinath(3,800m). To complete the day’s mission we have to start trekking very early. Today we will reach the climax of Annapurna circuit trek. Today you will be experiencing a thrilling adrenaline rush while crossing a famous high pass Thorang La pass.
Day 17:Muktinath being holy place for both hidus and Buddhist early in the morning we will visit temple and gompa placed here. After visiting to temple we trek down to Kagbeni via Ranipauwa village and then to Jomsom. Spend overnight at Jomsom.
Day 18:Enjoy a 25minutes scenic flight to Pokhara. Remaining time explore the beautiful Pokhara city.
Day 19:Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 20:Departure for your onward flight.