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Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

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Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is an awesome adventure leads you to experience the wildest and remote corners of Himalaya. The walking trail is far away from villages and human settlement. walking many days in the harmony of complete wilderness of mountains. The scenery and dramatic landscapes with amazing views.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek, where you will be trekking in Far North Western Nepal Himalaya. On the least visited areas by other western trekkers and adventurer. Except for few visitors and mountaineers but at present slowly getting popular as the route leads you away from mainstream trekking trails for a week.
Daily views of snow capped peaks within its dramatic landscapes and pristine environment is the charm of Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek. Which leads you from warm sub-tropic climate to cooler alpine hills around remote and isolated Magar people one the many ethnic hill tribe of Nepal.

Walk leads into beautiful alpine forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines-birch-oaks and fir tree lines. Daily views of high snow capped peaks and into remorseless fields of rocky moraine and ice fields at Dhaulagiri Base camp at 4,750 m. It is high an amazing spot hidden between high and massive Dhaulagiri range of peaks.
As the trekking progress heading over a high French Pass at above 5,360 m to reach at beautiful Hidden Valley. And then over another scenic passes to reach at Kaligandaki River valley around lower Mustang areas at Marpha charming village of Thakali people.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking

Finally, our adventure wraps up with final walk to lower warm village at Tatopani with refreshing hot spring. Where you can enjoy and then completing our great journey to Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking with a drive to scenic Pokhara.
Our overwhelming adventure Dhaulagiri round trek is a journey of a lifetime experience with wonderful memories to take back home.

‘Adventure on the foot of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri with scenic Hidden Valley’

Trekking Highlights:

“Scenic and exciting overland journey to pictursque and amazing beautiful Pokhara.
Walking into traditional hill villages of immense culture and traditions of Magar and Thakali people
From green alpine forest pines-firs-rhododendron trees to remoreless fields of ice and glaciers
Scenic mountain views on daily walk within remote tradtional farm villages with impressive views
Adventure in the heart of world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagri and into scenic Hidden Valley
At Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking with breathtaking views of high snow capped peaks with its Ice Falls”

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On arrival at Nepal's one and only International airport known as 'Tribhuvan' where our staff and guide will receive you with warm welcome with garland, and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu in Thamel area or near about. After getting refreshed from the flight, our guide will brief with information regarding Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking with other norms do's and don'ts with evening group dinner in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with culture shows as entertainment.
A free day in Kathmandu where you will join in for exciting sightseeing tour led by our city guide showing you the wonders of ancient history and culture of Nepalese way of traditional life. Kathmandu city with Patan and Bhaktapur steeped with World Heritage Sites, our half day last for 3-4 hours with lunch breaks and then back to your hotel, afternoon preparation for next day adventure to Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking.
An interesting and exciting morning drive to scenic and picturesque Pokhara, journey last for six hours driving through many towns and farm villages, a great way to witness Nepalese rural life on the journey. Finally drive brings you at warm sub-tropical climate at Pokhara with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks of Mt. Annapurna with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail'. At Pokhara overnight in a nice hotel by the serene Phewa Lake side, with time in the afternoon to wander around its shops and restaurants along the lake side in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya.
From Pokhara enjoying the morning panorama of mountains, taking another overland drive to reach our trekking point at Darbang village, as the morning drive leads past Pokhara valley heading into much country with views of Annapurna along the ride. Drive leads further west at Beni, headquarter town of Mygdi district and Dhaulagiri areas from here continue drive past farm villages and towns to reach at a farm village in Darbang. Darbang a door of many area Dhaulagiri base camp and as well towards Dolpo and Dhorpatan areas, here with warm semi-tropical temperature located by Mygdi River.
Starting our first day walk of the adventure walking past many farm areas and small villages on moderate trail following Mygdi River all the way to our overnight stop and camping near Mygdi River, afternoon free with time to cool and refresh in the glacial river, fed from the glacier of massive Dhaulagiri mountains.
Our second day walk follows Mygdi River to reach a farm village at Jugepani for lunch stop, and then climb above a ridge with long descend into cool shade of forest to reach at a small Magar people farm village in Bagar, this will be last village and human settlement before our walk leads to Marpha village on the other side at Kaligandaki River valley.
Morning walk on leaving farm fields and terraces away from Bagar village where the route leads into forested areas for an hour and then with a climb into cool shade of dense woodland of bamboo, oaks and rhododendron-pine and fir tree lines. After climb then descend to reach at Dovan for overnight camp, a small place in a forest clearing with temporary small teahouse and shops.
From Dovan heading towards an unstable wooden bridge over icy fast stream one of the tributary that joins Mygdi River, after safely crossing the wooden bridge and then back into forested area all the way to reach our overnight camp at Chartare also known as Bhainse Kharka.
With overnight in the midst of beautiful cool woodland, walk today leads into complete wilderness above glacier, ice and moraine after leaving the last of the green lush vegetation and tree lines for few days. Morning walk leads close to South Face flank of Mt. Dhaulagiri, with views of Putha Huinchuli, Manapathi, after marveling the views of close peaks reaching a glaciated area which is called Italian camp. (Where Italian expeditions first used this place for camping on route Dhaulagiri summit) From here onward our real adventure starts walking past glacier, moraine with climb over rocky ridge to reach at Pakhaban also called Japanese camp. (Where Japanese expeditions first used this place for camping on route Dhaulagiri summit) The camp rewards you with grand views of South West Face of Dhaulagiri, Manapathi and Puttha Hiunchuli with huge ice wall of Tsaurabong Peak.
Morning adventure walks leads over moraine and icebergs in some section of the route, where on this trail requires good team work following our expert guide, camping staff and porters for safe walk over this glaciated sections. After a tough walk over glacier and moraine and then reaching a rocky an open area at Dhaulagiri base camp with the main peak rising high above from the overnight camp overlooking it's tumbling Ice Falls and glaciers. Camping at base camp our main highlight of the adventure with the closest views of world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri I at above 8,167 m high, with view of tumbling icefalls, glacier and Tukuche peak, West peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m.), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 m.) and Dhaulagiri IV (7,618 m.).
From this scenic and wonderful campsite morning walk heading towards our highest point of the adventure crossing over French pass at 5,360 m high, with seeping panorama of surrounding high peaks with Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks. After crossing the pass leads to a short descend and then on wide open huge grassy field at Hidden Valley for overnight camp, the camp offers views of Sita Chuchura, Mukut Himal, and Tashi Kang 5,386 meters, Tukche Peak and Dhaulagiri I.
A full rest day as contingency in case of bad weather condition broken trail by snow and ice as well to maintain physical conditions of the trekking members, staff and porters. If all is well we can carry on to our next camp to other nice area to make the next day walks much shorter towards Beni and Pokhara. (On this day if not moving just relax and enjoy the views and explore on this least trekked area of Hidden Valley).
After a nice and pleasant stop at Hidden Valley, morning walk on gradual path for few hours to reach the last pass of the adventure over Thapa or Dhampus pass at 5,250 meters high. On reaching the pass offering views of Annapurna Himal, Nilgiris peaks, and then our walk descend to Yak Kharka for overnight camp and back into green vegetation of Juniper, Burberry and rhododendron bushes.
Morning walk leads to a long descend back into villages and human settlement, after being in complete wilderness for few days. Downhill walk leads into forest of firs, pines and rhododendron trees, after few hours of descend reaching at charming village in Marpha, where all houses are white washed a gem of a village with an interesting monastery. Marpha located in lower Mustang district around Kaligandaki river valley and on popular Annapurna Circuit route, Marpha and Kaligandaki area famous for delicious apples and product like cider, brandy local brew, juices, dry apples and apricot fruits. Enjoy the afternoon in the comfort of nice lodges and explore this beautiful village.
From Marpha an enjoyable walk following Kaligandaki river downstream, reaching at Tukuche village, beneath Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiris, from here back into tree lines of pines, oaks and rhododendron, walking towards a nice Kalapani village, after a short break walk to another lovely village at Lete offering grand views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill brings at Lete village for overnight stop.
From Lete our last day walk of the adventure leads lead to dramatic change in landscapes and temperature, and then entering between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna which forms as world deepest gorge. From Ghasa village located southern end of Mustang area, dominated mostly by Thakali people and then heading at Tatopani (Hot Spring) village around warm and sub-tropic climate.Tatopani another nice village where you can enjoy in its large hot spring pools just by the bank of the Kaligandaki River.
After a refreshing overnight stop at Tatopani village enjoying its natural hot-spring, morning getting into a vehicle, a great change from walking for many days where drive leads following Kaligandaki River Modi downstream, entering into warm and green landscapes at busy Beni town. From Beni town which is the end of our adventure as the drive leads to scenic Pokhara by the Phewa Lake, where most of the good hotels located with many shops, stores and excellent restaurants. Pokhara extension: In Pokhara people with time can join in for a day adventure sports activities Paragliding-Zip Flyer-Kayaking-Ultra Light flights with cultural and scenic tour of Pokhara at places of interest.
After a wonderful time on Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking and on high hills, morning an overland journey back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after six hours of exciting drive, then transfer to your hotels with fee afternoon at leisure with last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. (Options by air 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu with great views)
Last day in amazing Nepal country full of mountain Seekers, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you bidding with farewell gar land or Buddhist silk scarf 'Khada' for your safe and good journey.  
Trip cost

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • All transfer airport to Hotel
  • Two Night Hotel in Kathmandu with B.B plan
  • All Accommodation and three times food during the Trek
  • Tourist Bus to Pokhara
  • An experienced English speaking Government license holder Trekking Guide
  • Two person get one porter
  • Guide and porter salary, their food and accommodation in mountain
  • All necessary paper work and permit for Annapurna Conservation Area and TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit-box
  • All government and local Taxes

cost excludes

  • International and national airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses like Phone calls, Laundry, Extra drink, Battery charge, Wi-Fi, extra porters, hot and cold water, Hot shower
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver, it is mandatory
Note: Above Itinerary can be customize at your need. Your Accommodation will provide as your exact requirement. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow your request.
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