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Embark on the Epic Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

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Home » Holiday Packages » Annapurna Region » Embark on the Epic Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

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For those who love high-altitude trekking, the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek offers an exciting challenge. Situated in the Annapurna region of Nepal, this trek offers more than just a mountainous journey; it is a genuine trial of endurance and a venture into the adventurous.

Journey Begins: The Route from Beni to Dhaulagiri

The adventure begins in Beni, following a lengthy 8-9 hour drive from Kathmandu. From here, trekkers trace the route of the Myagdi Khola River towards the towering Dhaulagiri. The trail winds through genuine Magar villages, giving trekkers the opportunity to dive into local culture against the breathtaking Himalayan scenery.

Ascending Through the Mountains

As the trek continues, the scenery changes drastically—from lush farming villages to the stark, snow-blanketed areas near the Chhonbardan Glacier. With each step, trekkers are treated to stunning views of Dhaulagiri and other imposing peaks, each rising more than 7,000 meters above sea level.

The Challenge of Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

Arriving at Dhaulagiri Base Camp is a triumphant moment. Situated at the foot of the world’s seventh-highest mountain, the base camp offers a moment of respite before the next phase of the journey. Trekkers can soak in the panoramic views and prepare for the challenging climbs.

Tackling French Pass and Dhampus Peak

The trek becomes more challenging as adventurers climb the glacier and cross the daunting French Pass at 5,360 meters. For those feeling particularly daring, the trek can extend to include the climb of Dhampus Peak, standing proud at 6,060 meters. This addition challenges even the most seasoned mountaineers but promises unparalleled satisfaction upon reaching the summit.

Descending to the Hidden Valley and Beyond

Following the exhilaration of the high passes and peaks, the trek descends into the serene Hidden Valley. This isolated expanse offers a peaceful contrast to the earlier rigours of the journey. The trek then descends to Jomsom, a charming village renowned for its breathtaking scenery and rich cultural heritage.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Ends: Return to Civilization

The journey ends in Marpha, a delightful village known for its apple orchards. From there, trekkers take a jeep back to Pokhara, enjoying a scenic drive along some of Nepal’s most beautiful roads. Although flying from Jomsom to Pokhara is an option, unpredictable weather often makes road travel more reliable.

Conclusion: An Unforgettable Expedition

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is not just a physical journey but an exploration of one’s limits against some of the world’s most awe-inspiring scenery. With thorough support from NepalHiking, which includes English-speaking guides, cooks, and porters, trekkers can deeply engage with their surroundings, making every step on these remote paths truly memorable. Whether it’s the challenge of Dhampus Peak or the allure of high-altitude passes, this trek is a testament to the spirit of adventure that dwells within every mountaineer.

Trekkers en route to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Trekkers en route to Dhaulagiri Bas

Mr Wolfgang Hartmann, a frequent trekker of Nepal
Mr Wolfgang Hartmann, a frequent trekker of Nepal Base Camp

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Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu- Capital city of Nepal

Departure Time

07.00 AM

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop-off by car
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Private Jeep to Beni and return from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Twin/Double sharing accommodations at teahouses/camping
  • Everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek
  • 1 English speaking guide, Cook, Kitchen helpers and Porters
  • Conservation permits, TIMS and Local permits
  • Staffs' Insurance
  • Service charge

Price Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except breakfast)
  • International flight to Nepal
  • Nepal Tourist visa
  • Staffs' gratitude
  • Trekking gears and personal expenses
  • Trekking Insurance


  • Farewell Dinner
  • Company T- Shirt
  • Trekking Duffle Bag
What to Expect
  • Various topography, from green agrarian lands to snowy glaciers
  • Close-up fantastic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and other snowy peaks above 7000m
  • An option to climb the Dhampus Peak of 6060m for experienced climbers
  • It's one of the hardest treks in the world
  • Impressive Hidden Valley

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345m)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will meet you at the airport. They will be holding a sign with your name and will provide transportation in a private car to a comfortable 3-star hotel. You’ll spend the night at the hotel, where breakfast will be provided the next morning.

Day 02Drive to Darbang via Beni (1179m)

Begin the journey with a scenic drive to Darbang through Beni, enjoying the changing landscapes. Overnight stay in a tented camp or lodge, with meals provided.

Day 03Trek to Dharapani (1,400m)

The trek officially starts, moving towards Dharapani. Overnight at a tented camp or lodge, with all meals included.

Day 04Trek to Muri (1,850m)

Continue ascending to the village of Muri, observing local life and landscapes. Stay overnight in a tented camp or lodge.

Day 05 Trek to Boghara (2,080m)

Progress through the rugged trails to Boghara. Overnight stay in a tented camp or lodge.

Day 06Trek to Dobang (2,520m)

The path leads to Dobang, surrounded by natural beauty. Overnight in a tented camp or lodge.

Day 07Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m)

Ascend further to Choriban Khola, encountering diverse flora and fauna. Overnight in a tented camp or lodge.

Day 08 Trek to the Italian Base Camp (3,660m)

Reach Italian Base Camp, with impressive views of the surrounding peaks. Overnight in a tented camp or lodge.

Day 09Rest and Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp

A crucial rest day for acclimatization. Stay another night at the Italian Base Camp.

Day 10Trek to Dhaulagiri Glacier Camp (4,210m)

The trek becomes more challenging as you approach the Dhaulagiri Glacier Camp. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 11Trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m)

Arrive at Dhaulagiri Base Camp, a highlight of the trek with stunning vistas. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 12Acclimatization at Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Spend another day acclimatizing at this high altitude. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 13Cross French Pass (5,360m) to Hidden Valley (5,200m)

Cross the high French Pass and descend into the serene Hidden Valley. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 14Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200m) to Yak Kharka (3,680m)

Cross another high pass, Dhampus Pass, and trek down to Yak Kharka. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 15Trek to Marpha

Descend to the picturesque village of Marpha. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 16Drive to Pokhara.

Leave Marpha and drive to Pokhara in a private coach. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 17Fly Back to Kathmandu

Catch a flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 18Departure

Fly back home, concluding an unforgettable journey through the Himalayas.


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Rob Wharton

Group Traveller

I recently went on a trek around Dhaulagiri with Nepal Hiking. Like before, they gave great service at a good price. They picked me up from Tribhuvan airport, provided clean places to stay in Kathmandu, and had helpful porters and guides. They really care about their customers’ safety and happiness.

The Dhaulagiri Trek was hard and far away. There were steep hills, landslides, a lot of snow, and it was very cold. But Nepal Hiking had skilled leaders, good gear, and really looked after us. You should try them; you’ll be glad you did.

9 December 2022

Rob W

Solo Traveller

My most recent trek with Nepal Hiking was circumnavigation of the Dhaulagiri massif west of the Annapurnas. As with other trips they delivered a top quality product at a very reasonable price.From pickup at Tribhuvan airport , immaculate accommodation in Kathmandu, well equipped porters and guides, on the trails and utmost care in the safety of their clients they exceed expectations and pride themselves on customer satisfaction.
The Dhaulagiri Trek was remote and challenging. Steep slopes, land slides, heavy snow falling extreme cold. Nepal Hiking combined smart experienced leadership with good equipment and focus on customer well being to ensure a memorable experience. Go with them. You will not regret it

5 December 2022
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