Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

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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.

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Highlights

  • 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

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. In the evening join the welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant, enjoy the local meal with a short brief about your trek. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Breakfast will be at hotel, today is rest and trek preparation day. Upon your request, we can organize a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. In the evening, there will be trip briefing and we will introduce you to guide and trekking crew. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

This demanding adventure trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu Pokhara, where we overnight in a nice lodge. From here we drive to Darbang via Beni. We will fly back from Jomsom at the end of the trek. The road from Pokhara is a rough track and from Beni to Darbang is little more than a scar scratched through the valley, which barely permits the passage of motor vehicles. However, the driving it is less unpleasant than walking amongst the traffic and dust and saves a day and a half walking. We camp at Darbang at an altitude of 1,180m.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara

This demanding adventure trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu Pokhara, where we overnight in a nice lodge. From here we drive to Darbang via Beni. We will fly back from Jomsom at the end of the trek. The road from Pokhara is a rough track and from Beni to Darbang is little more than a scar scratched through the valley, which barely permits the passage of motor vehicles. However, the driving it is less unpleasant than walking amongst the traffic and dust and saves a day and a half walking. We camp at Darbang at an altitude of 1,180m.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Darbang

Morning we cross the suspension bridge over the Myagdi Khola (khola = river), the main valley that we will be following towards Dhaulagiri. We leave the world of motor vehicles for the next about 2 weeks. The trail initially follows the West side of the river, before crossing a small bridge over the Dang Khola at Phedi, then climbing steeply up a zig zag path on a spur to reach the village of Dharapani. The trail contours through cultivated and populated hillsides, with a lunch break possibly in Sibang, before we choose our campsite at Phallya Gaon for the night at around 1,800m.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Phallya Gaon
  • Maximum Altitude:1,800m

We leave Phallya Gaon by crossing a small suspension bridge over the Dara Khola, climbing the other side of the Khola, then traversing round to the village of Muri. The path is the main route through this valley so has a lot of local traffic - folk going about their daily business, cattle and horses, and other trekking groups. The backdrop is the panorama of this part of the Himalaya. To the North West we can see Gurja Himal (7,193m), Konabon (6,570m) and Myagumath (6,273m). To the north east, Dhaulagiri 1 (8,167m) and Manapati (6,380m). Muri is in a large, terraced bowl in the hillside and from here we descend several hundred meters to cross the Muri Khola by a new metal bridge, then climb over a steep, forested ridge to descend the other side to find ourselves once again on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola. With a lunch stop in the forest somewhere along the way, we camp for the night at Jugapani at around 2,000m. This is near where the trail is joined by the track from the east side of the Myagdi Khola from Darbang. Overnight at camp. 

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Jugapani
  • Maximum Altitude:2,000m

Fairly soon after starting out this morning, the trail climbs steeply before contouring a steep slope high above the river. After a while there is a fork in the path - the original path which climbs even higher to avoid a barrier of cliffs - or the lower route which most parties seem to opt for (it is a good 2 hours shorter but it involves a couple of hundred meters of very steep, narrow and exposed path which is safeguarded by "in situ" rope hand rails). Porters with baskets need additional safety ropes, and it may be prudent to back up the existing ropes with additional ones for the safety of the whole party. This section of path was started about 6 years ago, but funds ran out, and there is a section of only 10 meters or so that still need a path carved into the cliff face, hence the exposed detour. After this however there is a straightforward final steep climb to gain the huge, cultivated bowl that is Boghara at around 2,080m. From Boghara the path goes up and down, wet at times, staying on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola, taking us through fantastic Himalayan forest, with the possibility of seeing monkeys playing in the trees. A beautiful walk, with one more short, steep section which has been constructed across another cliff. We have lunch somewhere along the way, ending today at Dobang (2,260m). Dobang is a clearing in the forest with a tea house and space to camp near the base of the Konabain Khola, under the east face of Dhaulagiri 4.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dobang
  • Maximum Altitude:2,260m

Today's walk continues through the forest, a bit like a gigantic natural Botanical Gardens Walk! First we cross the Konabain Khola, and then cross the Myagdi Khola, both on seasonal wooden bridges (interesting!).The path then stays on the east bank of the main valley, reaching Soligari at 3,100m after a few hours. Overnight at camp. 

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Soligar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,100m

It is useful to have a rest day after the first few days of trekking, though if everyone is acclimatizing well and feeling good, we may opt to save this day for use later on in the trip, in the event of bad weather.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Soligar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,100m

From Soligari we cross the Choriban Khola flowing down from the east. The valley suddenly opens up and we begin to see the huge west face of Dhaulagiri 1 and the peaks towering above the west side of the Myagdi Khola. The forest becomes less dense, with more bamboo and eventually after climbing a steep ridge, we come out of the forest altogether and onto the open hillside under the west face of Dhaulagiri 1. This has become known as the Italian Base Camp and will be home for two nights at an altitude of 3,600m.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Italian Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:3,600m

A rest and acclimatization day to give us a chance to catch up with domestic chores and writing up log books. It's not a bad idea to do a little 'active pottering', exploring the area and living in awe of something like 4,500 meters of mountain overhead!

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Italian Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:3,600m

To gain access to the upper valley, that will in turn take us to the Chhonbardan Glacier, we have to cross a huge breach in the moraine and the frozen debris of a massive avalanche fan that forms at the bottom of the west face. The initial descent down the moraine slope is very step, so the Sherpas will run a rope out as a hand rail, as much for the benefit of the porters as for the group. Climbing the slopes on the other side is straightforward (if steep); this section could present problems if icy, or if covered in fresh snow. Once in the upper valley, we pass the site of a large bivouac cave, and the sites of the American and French Base Camps. The path is now back on the west side of the river, and soon leads us onto the Chhonbardan Glacier, which is completely moraine-covered in its lower reaches. At around 4,220m there are platforms leveled on the glacier's surface, which can accommodate our camp for the night. This is quite a short day, but it is important not to ascend at this altitude too quickly.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chhonbardan Glacier Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:4,200m

Another fairly short day, taking perhaps 4 or 5 hours to walk up the moraine-covered Chhonbardan Glacier to "Dhaulagiri Base Camp" at 4,600m. Base Camp is really a huge area of the glacier where expeditions have based themselves over the years. Terraces have been leveled on the stony ground and there is a choice of sites depending on who else is around. As at Italian Base Camp, we will spend 2 nights here to become well acclimatized before going over 5,000m.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:4,600m

Another day for domestics, exploring, and taking in the magnificent setting. To the east is Tukuche Peak (6,920m) and to the south, we can look onto the north side of Dhaulagiri 1.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:4,600m

The path from Base Camp goes along the north side of the glacier. It is flat for a while, and then it climbs a steep bank to eventually follow the crest of a massive moraine ridge to wide, open slopes that lead to the crest of French Col/Pass at 5,400m. It should take 4 or 5 hours to get there. Cairns, prayer flags and wonderful views provide distraction for a rest before descending easy slopes into "Hidden Valley", where we find a campsite for the night at around 5,050m.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Hidden Valley
  • Maximum Altitude:(5,400m

A pre-dawn start is the order for our ascent of Dhampus Peak. A straightforward climb technically, the terrain is likely to be a mixture of frozen snow fields, and patches of slatey scree. At approximately 1,000m of ascent from high camp to the summit, you can expect this to be a very tough day physically. Breaking trail after fresh snowfall would make it an even more arduous climb. There is a long ridge of a mixture of very shattered slatey rock and snow, with occasional steps to negotiate. Axes, crampons, harnesses and ropes need to be carried, but may not be needed depending on the circumstances of the day. Cold is more likely to be a bigger issue, and it is essential that everyone is prepared for potentially very low temperatures, and a high wind-chill factor. The summit, at 6,060m is a fine rocky peak with extensive views of the Annapurnas to the south east, the Dhaulagiris to the south west, and Mustang to the north. The descent involves going back along the ridge a short way before descending slopes heading south for about 1,000m to join the path that crosses Dhampus Pass from Hidden Valley. We will be met here by those choosing not to climb and the cook team, who will be waiting with refreshments.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhamphus Peak
  • Maximum Altitude:6,060m

We include a spare day in the itinerary to allow for the flexibility that is mandatory on a trek such as this. All the factors that contribute to the outcome of such an itinerary need to come together, and any of weather, conditions underfoot, health, acclimatization, logistics can easily disrupt the best laid plans.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhamphus Peak
  • Maximum Altitude:6,060m

From our camp somewhere below Dhampus Pass, we continue along to the west edge of the Kali Gandaki Valley, where we descend to Yak Kharka for the night, at 3,680m. It would be a huge descends all the way from Dhampus Peak into the bottom of the valley, so we need to split this in order to save our knees!

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Yak Kharka
  • Maximum Altitude:3,680m

From Yak Kharka it is still over 1,000 meters to the floor of the valley, but once there, it is only about an hour's walk north east to Jomsom. We will stay here for the rest of the day and overnight in anticipation of our flight to Pokhara tomorrow. In the event of bad weather and there being no flights out of Jomsom, the alternative is to walk, jeep and bus south to Beni. This valley is part of the famous Annapurna Circuit, but a road has been extended to Jomsom, so it is now possible (if uncomfortable) to travel by motor vehicle.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Maximum Altitude:2,670m

After breakfast, we fly out from Jomsom to Pokhara, this is about 25 minutes flight over the Annapurna massifs. Upon arrival at Pokhara, we check in to a comfortable hotel. In the evening, stroll around Lakeside and enjoy the evening meal at bank of the Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara

After breakfast at hotel, we will take a tourist bus ride to Kathmandu or enjoy Pokhara till midday and take a 25 minute flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

For those eager to see as much of Kathmandu as possible, an early start is worthwhile to visit the temples of Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath and districts of Bhaktapur and Patan. Durbar Square is also on the essential list, as is the shopping area of Thamel. Evening we provide you farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant to celebrate your great trip.   

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight back home. Hope to see you again in the future.  

    Inclusion

    • 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.


     

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    Useful Information

    Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek can be done from March to May and September to mid-November. We have a very professional crew for this trek. Trekking through lowland to the high ridges of the Himalayas, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is also a very famous and popular trekking destination for the many mysterious stories of the Himalayas, exotic expeditions and stunning high passes. The trek is a special and memorable one as we not only explore the exotic mountains but also we have got really amazing topography of the land.  

    Dhaulagiri Base Camp 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 the following information and advice before making a final decision to book this trek with us.

    How difficult is the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek?

    Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is a thrilling and challenging trek in Nepal. This trek is the right choice for those adventure lovers who are moderately fit and looking for Off The Beaten Path and remoteness adventure in Nepal. To do this trek no need any previous adventure experience but you need to be fit for walking 7 to 8 hours in a day in the mountain. And, there is no limit on our adventures, as long adventurers have healthy and willing. We strongly recommend you have some days extra in your schedule for this trek.

    Physical Fitness and Experience Requirements for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek 

    Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is considered as a strenuous plus trek. In such trek, you are likely to walk for 6 to 8 hours, crossing steeps, hilly terrains and occasional high passes of up to 5400 meters. You are likely to be in a remote environment with extreme weather on some days. You will also be facing high-altitude air with low levels of oxygen. Therefore, physical fitness and a positive attitude are essential. Exercising, hiking and jogging regularly or join a gym (especially cardio section) at least 3 months prior to the trek is a great idea to enhance your strength and stability. For this trek, no need for any technical skill. It is vital for trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Alpine Eco Trek about your medical condition before booking the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek.

    Acclimatization during the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

    We have planned the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek itinerary with a high priority of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Four extra days are set aside for acclimatization. Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above 4000 meters, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs several days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen.   

    Alpine Eco Trek suggests our guests with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are major symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itinerary is planned to try to prevent AMS as much as possible and our guides and crew members are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

    What is the Normal Group Size for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek?

    The minimum group size is two, and for this trek, there will be one licensed trekking leader, one assistant guide, one trekking cook, one assistant cook and some Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (1 porter for two trekkers). This arrangement ensures that even if someone in the group gets sick or is unable to continue, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally, a maximum of 10 people is ideal as we have found this to be the optimum size for a delightful and successful trip.

    What is the best season for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek?

    The best seasons for Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek are autumn (from September to mid-November) and spring (from March, April to May).

    What type of accommodation do I get during the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek?

    We choose the best standard accommodations for 3 nights in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara (after the trek) and 1 night in Jomsom in the best available hotel/guesthouse.  Accommodation during the trek, from Day 4 to Day 18 will be in a comfortable two-men camping tent. To sleep in a tent, 4 season high-quality sleeping bag, and a foam mattress will be provided. We maintain standard comfort in every matter based on enforceable conditions such as weather calamities. All hotel/guesthouse and camping accommodation will be on twin sharing basis, and we will provide you single supplement if there is different sex without. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single room/tent on request by paying single supplement USD 300.

    What type of meals and drinking water can I expect during the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek?

    Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be based on Bed and Breakfast basis and from Darbang to Jomsom (Day 3 to Day 19) all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Our camping trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp is accompanied by an experienced and well-trained trekking cook and Sherpa helpers. Breakfasts will include porridge or cereals and sometimes eggs, with tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Lunches are generally prepared on the trail and can include cooked or tinned vegetables, rice, chips, freshly made Tibetan bread, as well as tinned tuna, meats or cheese. On occasion, this can be augmented by noodle soup. Dinners always start off with soup, followed by a locally inspired main course such as rice, dal, and spicy vegetables, or a more international dish like pasta with a tomato sauce or pizza and chips. Dessert can be tinned fruit with custard or rice pudding or cake with custard. The emphasis is on providing a high-carbohydrate and largely vegetarian diet, which we have found to be easily digestible at high altitude. During the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek, there will be very few opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks from simple shops and tea houses. All meals while on the trek and also while staying in Jomsom is included in the trip cost. In the end, we will offer farewell dinner in Kathmandu. It is time to celebrate the success of a great journey with your trekking team. 

    We do not recommend you drink untreated water from the taps. In this trek, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled, filtered or provided in large jerry cans or 5 liters bottles. Additionally, you suggest you take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.

    Guides and Crew Members for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

    The most important thing that makes Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful guides and crew members. This trek will be led by only the best and most professional guides. All of Alpine Eco Trek's guides and crew members are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, knowledge about the region and personal aptitude. With the objective of sustaining local communities, Alpine Eco Trek only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek. Our guides and crew members have undergone the following training:  

    • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
    • Trekking Guide Training
    • Alpine Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
    • English Language
    • Climbing and Mountaineering
    • Conservation and Biodiversity

    What kind of Communication available during the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek?

    Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is an extremely demanding trip that leads you to the remote and isolated region of western Nepal, cell phone doesn’t work most of the days so that we will bring a satellite phone for logistical, safety and personal use. Personal calls charged at USD 5 per minute and USD 3 to send and receive SMS text.  

    Do I require travel insurance for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek? 

    A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek with us so that we strongly recommend you take travel insurance before joining the trip which should cover medical expenses, emergency repatriation and helicopter evacuation at high altitude places and loss of your luggage. Please kindly provide us a copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

    What type of Equipment do I need to pack for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek? 

    Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp is an extremely amazing and adventure trip. We trek up to 5400m walking through villages, green hills, high passes, and white snow paths so that you need to have the right equipment with you. The weight limit for your luggage is 20 kg max. Remember that your main luggage will be carried by our porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

    Equipment for head

    • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
    • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

    Equipment for Upper Body

    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
    • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
    • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

    Equipment for Hands

    • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
    • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
    • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

    Equipment for Lower Body

    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
    • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
    • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
    • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
    • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

    Equipment for Feet

    • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
    • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
    • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, broken in)
    • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
    • Cotton socks (optional)
    • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle-high version

    Equipment for Sleeping

    • 1 sleeping bag (good to -30 degrees C ) 
    • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

    Rucksack and Travel Bags

    • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
    • 1 large duffel bag 
    • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
    • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
    • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

    Medical

    • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • 1 skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • Cough and/or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
    • Water purification tablets or the water filter
    • 1 set of earplugs
    • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

    Practical Items

    • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
    • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
    • 1 compass or GPS (optional)
    • 1 alarm clock/watch
    • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
    • Large Ziplocs
    • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
    • 1 small folding knife
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

    Toiletries

    • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
    • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Female hygiene products
    • Small mirror
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    • Tissue /toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial handwash
    • Extras/Luxuries

    Journal and pen

    • iPod
    • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
    • 1 modest swimsuit
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
    • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs).

    Reasons to choose Alpine Eco Trek for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

    • We are Alpine trekking specialists and we have been organizing strenuous plus treks in Nepal for many years. Ram Kumar, owner and founder of Alpine Eco Trek, has modified this itinerary based on his first-hand experience of the Dhaulagiri region. 
    • Read our reviews received for Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek where our overall holiday rating is 100%. 
    • Alpine Eco Trek has organized a successful trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Due to the remoteness and logistical challenges it is important to have a crew who has previously trekked in Dhaulagiri Base Camp. 
    • In our itinerary, we have included four rest and acclimatization days. These extra days will help you acclimatize to the high altitudes and also increases chances of completing the traverse in case of any delays flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Jomsom to Pokhara. 
    • We use high-quality tents for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek. These are two-man domed tents with plenty of space for two people sharing plus gear.  
    • We bring a satellite phone on the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek. It is essential for your guide to have reliable communications with the Agency for logistics, planning and group safety.  
    • Our guides for the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek will bring a comprehensive first aid kit plus high altitude medicine, antibiotics and other medicines.  
    • There will be a wide range of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We bring along a supply of chocolate, muesli bars, Pringles, biscuits, and nuts. 
    • We have trouble-free payment options.

    Important Note

    The above information is just a guide and a standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision on what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

    Further Information

    Our website contains as much information as possible about the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek. However, if you have any questions regarding the trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all inquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book or enquire about this trip, you can send us an inquiry or contact our team leader directly by phone: +977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

    FAQs

    How can I book Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek?

    Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging with stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri massif. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek?

    From mid Feb to June and mid September to early December is the best season. However, July, August and Jan are also okay and climbing/trekking can be done.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join a group and we try our best to find some other people to do this trip as a group trek. And you can also tell your friends, families and relatives that you are going to do this trek in Nepal so maybe some of your friends would like to join the trip! We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu?

    Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Dhaulagiri round trekking is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 5360m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, one of our team leaders will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
     

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