Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

Duration: 23 Days   |   Based on 1 Review

Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is a rough and classic adventure journey in the Himalayan region of Annapurna and is quite the trek. A challenging and thrilling adventure trek perfect for those seeking an adventure and a rough holiday in the high mountain areas, Dhaulagiri round trekking is a teahouse and a camping trek. Still, a remote and rugged region that has comparatively fewer trekkers even in the high season, this trek will be a perfect choice for those brave ones who wish to take risks and trek in the remote and isolated region.

A morning flight to Pokhara is from where the Dhaulagiri circuit trek begins and we stay the night at a cozy hotel. A drive to Darbang starts the trek. We walk to the south of the Dhaulagiri Massif, first along the Kali Gandaki and later, through the Myagdi Khola valley, on the first three days of the trek. Through the trek, we go through various climates and temperatures can be reasonably warm walking through the terrace farming lands. From Muri, we follow the trail north, in the direction of the Dhaulagiri Massif, to Dhorpatan. With its seven summits above 7,000m, the Dhaulagiri Massif with its bouquet of mountains is undoubtedly one of the most impressive mountain peaks in the world. The trek takes us through increasingly difficult paths high above the Myagdi Khola River. As the terrain becomes steeper, the trekking days become necessarily shorter, in order to acclimatize to the high altitude. We also encounter a marvelous U-shaped glacier valley to reach the Chhonbardan Glacier, and eventually Dhaulagiri Base Camp at an altitude of 4,750 m.

During the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek, it is mandatory, we stay at the base camp for one day to acclimatize and to breathe in the fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. Speaking of the toughest day of the trek, it is when we cross the French Col (5,350 m) to reach our highest campsite is in the Hidden Valley, located at 5,000m. If we are lucky enough to have clear weather conditions, this section of the trek is not too difficult, but the Hidden Valley and the Dhampus Pass should definitely not be underestimated and are notorious for attracting bad weather. At the Dhampus pass, we hope to enjoy breathtaking and marvelous views of Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri and the Annapurna Massif. For those daredevils who have opted to try and climb the Dhampus Peak, the potential reward is a 6,000m snow summit with a breathtaking view. After the difficult descent down the north side of Dhampus Pass, we finally reach Marpha, the apple wine town which is on the Muktinath trekking route. When we get to Jomsom, we fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. Through all the hurdles, the views are definitely going to be worth the strain.


  • Darbang, Jugapani, Soligari, Italian Base Camp, Chhonbardan Glacier Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, French Col, Dhamphus Peak, Yak Kharka, Jomsom and flight to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):
  • Day 02Preparation day in Kathmandu or Sightseeing:
  • Day 03Fly or drive to Pokhara then to Darbang:
  • Day 04Fly or drive to Pokhara then to Darbang:
  • Day 05Trek from Darbang to Phallya Gaon (1,800m):
  • Day 06Trek from Phallya Goan to Jugapani (2,000m):
  • Day 07Trek from Jugapani to Dobang (2,260m):
  • Day 08Trek from Dobang to Soligari (3,100m):
  • Day 09Rest day for acclimatize our body and mind:
  • Day 10Trek from Soligari to Italian Base Camp (3,600m):
  • Day 11Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (3,600m):
  • Day 12Trek from Italian base camp to Chhonbardan Glacier Camp (4,200m):
  • Day 13Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m):
  • Day 14Acclimatization at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m):
  • Day 15Cross the French Col (5,400m) into the Hidden Valley:
  • Day 16Optional ascent of Dhamphus Peak (6,060m):
  • Day 17Another Rest Day:
  • Day 18Descend to Yak Kharka (3,680m):
  • Day 19Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,670m):
  • Day 20Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara:
  • Day 21Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
  • Day 22At Leisure in Kathmandu:
  • Day 23Final Departure:
Detail Itinerary


  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Necessary flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara return trips and Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Dhaulagiri round trekking permit with Dhampus peak climbing permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (tented camp) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local, Government Taxes.


  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.



Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
04 Mar, 2020 - 26 Mar, 2020Guaranteed$2850 USD
18 Mar, 2020 - 09 Apr, 2020Guaranteed$2850 USD
31 Mar, 2020 - 22 Apr, 2020Guaranteed$2850 USD
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Useful Information

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek, round Dhaulagiri trek, Dhaulagiri circuit trek is a tough and challenging adventure camping trek. We organize all the necessary kitchen logistics and camping gears and trekking crew. Since the trek is very demanding we suggest you read our High Altitude Sickness Tips and advice before making a final decision to book this trek with us. 

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