Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri Trek

Starts from   $3510 USD

  1. 26 Day(s)
  2. Moderate
  3. 2-16

Trip Destination:Nepal

Max Altitude:5360m

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About Trip

Dhaulagiri Trekking is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. It is also one of the most challenging trekking in the country. Dhaulagiri is the sixth highest mountain in the world with 8,167 m height. It is no doubt, during the trekking in the region, one will have the most exciting experience from the trekking and be enchanted with the scenes of the area.

Dhaulagiri TrekkingDhaulagiri round trekking begins from Kathmandu to Beni by bus, from Beni, we set out trekking on foot. In between, we happen to cross many cultivated fields, forests and villages, where various ethnic groups reside, namely, Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar etc. and after few days trip, we reach at Italian base camp, from where we can see the exciting views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV V. we will have a rest for few days for acclimatize with the altitude. Once we are ready, we head on to Dhaulagiri north base camp, and continue our trek to the French pass [5,240 m] and Thapa pass [5,155 m]. In between we can encounter semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard etc and we also can see the views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Throng peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River; the world deepest gorge. Subsequently, we descend down to Marpha, a popular city of Mustang district, which is situated between majestic mountain of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Machhapuchhare, and then we reach at Tatopani [hot-water in Nepali], where we can have a bath as well. From Tatopani, we ascend down to Pokhara and then finally back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Upon your arrival in kathmandu(1000m/3280ft)

Day 02:Half day guided city tours

Day 03:Kathmandu to Beni by Private Transport

Day 04: Beni-Babichaur (1000m) to Myagdi Khola valley.

Day 05:Babichaur-Dharapani (1565m)

Day 06:Dharapani-Muri (1850m)

Day 07:Muri-Boghara (2050m)

Day 08:Boghara-Dhoban (2630m)

Day 09:Dhoban-Italien Base camp (3500m)

Day 10:Rest day. A rest day for acclimatization.

Day 11:Italian Base camp- Glacier camp (4250m)

Day 12:Rest day. Acclimatization day.

Day 13:Trek to Glacier Camp - (5210m)

Day 14:Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Day 15:Hidden Valley Camp 5360m

Day 16:Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka

Day 17:Yak Kharka - Marpha

Day 18:Marpha - Lete (2438m)

Day 19:Lete - Tatopani (1190m)

Day 20:Rest day in Tatopani

Day 21:Tatopani - Ghorepani (2819m)

Day 22:Ghorepani - Tadapani

Day 23:Tadapani - Landrung

Day 24:Landrung - Dhampus

Day 25:Dhampus - Pokhara

Day 26:Pokhara to Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick up/drop
  • Accommodation in kathmandu & Pokhara at budget hotel
  • sight seeing in around kathmandu valley by private vehicle and a professional city guid
  • All inclusive trek such as Ground transportation
  • Necessary permits ( including special permit)
  • Entrance fess
  • Professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments
  • Accommodation in the tent ( Mattress, sleeping bags)
  • All food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee, soft drinks etc

Cost Doesn't Include

  • Alcoholic drink
  • Tips
  • Your insurance
  • Personal/natural expenses
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Upon your arrival in kathmandu(1000m/3280ft) Budget Adventure treks & expeditions will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer to you Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel. Free day & evening welcome dinner at any typical Nepalese Restaurant.

Day 02Half day guided city tours (tour includes Katmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancent Katmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of next day trek.

Day 03Kathmandu to Beni by Private Transport Kathmandu to Beni by Private Transport it takes around 8/9 Hours on smooth Drive. O/N At Beni

Day 04 Beni-Babichaur (1000m) to Myagdi Khola valley. Beni-Babichaur (1000m) to Myagdi Khola valley.After leaving the Kali Gandaki River you enter in the Myagdi Khola valley.

Day 05Babichaur-Dharapani (1565m) Babichaur-Dharapani (1565m) Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far.

Day 06Dharapani-Muri (1850m) The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly.

Day 07Muri-Boghara (2050m) From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours.

Day 08Boghara-Dhoban (2630m) Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step.

Day 09Dhoban-Italien Base camp (3500m) Today you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around.

Day 10Rest day. A rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day.

Day 11Italian Base camp- Glacier camp (4250m) After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail.

Day 12Rest day. Acclimatization day. In the next day you will be constantly at an altitude of 5000 - 60000 m, so this day is essential.

Day 13Trek to Glacier Camp - (5210m)Leave early in the morning when the weather is expected to be clear. Trail is bit prone to stone fall, and pass through a narrow gorge. Overnight at near the glacier.

Day 14Dhaulagiri Base Camp Today you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Day 15Hidden Valley Camp 5360m A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.

Day 16Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka.

Day 17Yak Kharka - Marpha More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch.

Day 18Marpha - Lete (2438m) We start trek from a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields, and continue down the Kaligandaki reaching the former Thakali trading centre of Tukche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow.

Day 19Lete - Tatopani (1190m) A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge.

Day 20Rest day in TatopaniRest day in Tatopani , enjoy with hot spring.

Day 21Tatopani - Ghorepani (2819m) Steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave behind the terraced fields and walk through thick rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani, meaning (horse water). We camp at the pass for the best views of the sunset.

Day 22Ghorepani - Tadapani Being of the early morning 5:30 AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195m) around 1 hr. to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of white mountain peaks.

Day 23Tadapani - Landrung Served the breakfast in the morning and start your journey, 8:00 AM to Landrung, it takes approx.: 6 hours. From Tadapani, the trails descends through the forests then terraced fields, to the Khummu Khola.

Day 24Landrung - Dhampus From Landrung, It's an easy walk past fields, a school and some unusual oval shaped houses and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1710 metres, with several lodges along the trails.

Day 25Dhampus - Pokhara From Dhampus, all the way downhill through the village to Phedi. Starting at an elevation of 1580 metres, in a village and then forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park.

Day 26Pokhara to KathmanduPokhara to Kathmandu by Private Transport it takes around 5/6 Hours O/N Kathmandu.

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