The demanding Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is perfect for seasoned trekkers who are ready for a challenge. Starting in Beni, the trek follows the Myagdi Khola River to the Chhonbardan Glacier at the foot of mighty Dhaulagiri. As you ascend ever higher through predominantly Magar villages, you will traverse barren and often snow-covered peaks with stunning vistas at every turn. Finally, rest up at Dhaulagiri Base Camp before trekking up the glacier side, over French Pass (5,360m), and into the Hidden Valley.
Combine the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing
The Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is a challenging but extraordinary journey in Nepal’s Annapurna region. The trek offers experienced mountaineers the chance to take on the Dhampus Peak (6,060 m), while those looking for something less vigorous are rewarded with close-up views of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and other 7000m+ peaks. It passes through stunning landscapes, from green farming villages to snow-covered glaciers and barren mountainscapes. As a circuit, you won’t be retracing your steps, and as an expedition, it will no doubt take you to the edge of your comfort zone.
NepalHiking will arrange all logistic support to make your trek memorable and successful with a speaking supporting guide, cook, kitchen helpers, and porters to carry your trekking stuff and food supply.
Here, experienced mountaineers can summit Dhampus Peak (6,060 m). Then, finally, descend over Dhampus Pass to Jomsom for a journey filled with unforgettable moments in one of the least explored regions of Nepal’s spectacular Annapurna Himalaya range.
NepalHiking will arrange all logistic support to make your trek memorable and successful. English-speaking supporting guides, cooks, kitchen helpers, and porters will carry your trekking stuff and food supply.
How does the trek start and end?
This trek starts in Beni after an 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu and ends up in Marpha (check the itinerary below). Then, per the programme published on this page, you will drive to Pokhara from Marpha and back to Kathmandu. As there is road access to Pokhara, we have included a jeep drive to Pokhara. However, there is also an option with the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Still, it depends on the weather and the possibility of getting delayed or cancelled due to poor visibility. Thus, the flight option is not recommended.