Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

  • Duration 20
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation Tea House / Camping
  • Max. Altitude 5155 Meters
  • Activity Climbing / Expedition / Trekking / Highpass
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season Spring / Autumn
  • For an ‘expedition feel’, due to the remote and rugged nature of the trek.
  • Varied landscapes, from green farming villages to snowy glaciers to barren, rocky mountain vistas.
  • The option for experienced mountaineers to climb Dhampus Peak (6,060 m).
  • Close-up views of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and several other 7000 m-plus peaks.
  • As base camp trek, there is no retracing of your footsteps in the second half.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Overview

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek lies in the foothills of Dhaulagiri Himalayas which is the 7th highest mountain of the world with the elevation of 8167meters. The Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is a dive in to the untamed nature, solitary mountain lifestyle and traditional villages of Nepali Himalayas. The Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is highlighted with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas, lush forests and landscapes, protected flora and fauna, traditional Nepali Mountainous civilization, fascinating sceneries, untainted nature, interesting locale, beautiful ice glaciers, hidden valley, e.t.c. The Himalayas seen from Dhaulagiri Base Camp are Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri Massif, Machhapuchhare, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Manaslu, Tukuche e.t.c. The exciting moments of Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is the walk on the snow during crossing of French Pass of 5240meters, Thapa Pass, Italian base camp, Dhampus pass of 5155meters and Dhaulagiri base camp.

Then Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is a mesmerizing trekking experience with the one of a kind locations and natural wonder. The Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek starts with a vehicle ride to Beni which is the district headquarter and municipality of Myagdi district of Dhaulagiri zone of Nepal. The travelers will traverse through various villages and diverse landscapes to reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the height of 4750meters. The trekking trail starting from Beni traverse through traditional Nepali villages of Tatopani, Dharapani, Muri, Boghara, Dobang, Sallaghari, Italian Base Camp, Glacier Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Hidden valley via French Pass, Yak Kharka via Dhampus Pass, Jomsom via Marpha, and ends at Jomsom. The travelers from Jomsom can take air-flight or land vehicle to Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Trekking Equipment- Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek 2024/25

✓ Four season sleeping bags during trek
✓ A down jacket, thermal tops
✓ Shade hat, Gloves, Wool hat, T-shirts(quick drying), Shorts, Wind stopper
✓ Trekking shoes, sandal
✓ Trekking pants, pairs of warm socks
✓ Water bottle, Torchlight, A towel
✓ Medicine and First Aid Kits (waterproof tape, Jibanjal, anti-infection ointments, band-aids, Diamox for altitude sickness)
✓ Additional (hand sanitizer, lip balm, water purification iodine tablets, Soap, toilet paper, Sun’s cream)
✓ Durable pouch bag for money and other documents

Day to Day Itinerary
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Altitude Chart

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 star including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • 2 night accommodation in Pokhara in 2/3 star including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour with tour guide and private vehicle.
  • All the surface transportation as per the above itinerary.
  • All the accommodation in tented camp as per the above itinerary.
  • Al the food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with hot tea coffee.
  • All the needed trekking permits, TIMS, monuments entrance fee.
  • Necessary stuffs such as trekking guide, porter, sherpas and cook.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Nepal Guide Info’s sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Nepal Guide info invites you Farewell Dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will
  • require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and porter. (Tipping is Expected).
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

TREKKING EQUIPMENTS LIST FOR  Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking  2024/2025
Nepal Planet Treks ( Nepal Guide info )has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 16 KG.
You must bring the following items:
• Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
• Trekking trousers
• Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
• Base layer shirts
• Fleece jacket
• Sunhat and Woolen hat
• Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
• Sunglasses
• Gloves
• Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
• Water bottles 1 Litres
• Antibacterial hand wash
• Small towel
• Daypack (25-30 Liters)
• Trekking poles
• Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
• Down Jacket
• Personal First Aid Kit
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.
We will provide you the complete equipment list details with include/ excludes in confirmation of the Trekking route and the season you are trekking in Nepal. Trekking equipment list will not vary much but need some additional precaution to stay safe, healthy and enjoy the trekking holiday in Nepal.

Nepal Guide info (Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition ) Health and Insurance advice for 2024/2025

Traveling in the desolate mountainous regions is always a risky job. Weather usually remains unpredictable in these regions and the risk of avalanche and natural calamities always prevails. It is equally likely that you might be the victim of High altitude sickness. Also, there exists the chance of physical injuries while following the difficult route. In these cases, you will have to bear the cost of expensive emergency treatment and rescue if you have not already made travel insurance with any of the secure travel insurance companies. Major costs that will be covered by travel insurance include helicopter rescue cost and treatment costs.
So, Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition (Nepal Guide Info) advise you to get insured before joining the trekking package. Read well all the terms and conditions of the insurance company that is offering travel insurance and notify them of the trekking itinerary and activities that we are offering at Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition ( Nepal Guide info ) so that complication may not arise in future if in case you need to claim your insurance. Your insurance should cover emergency helicopter rescue and medical expenses if you are taking the climbing and expedition package. If you are intending to join the trekking in urban areas, insuring for helicopter rescue will not be compulsory. Since Helicopter Rescue is impossible in Tibet, you need not insure yourself for helicopter rescue while trekking in Tibet. It is better if your insurance policy covers such conditions like trip cancellation because your deposits will not be refunded in case of cancellation.
Remember to bring the insurance certificate along with you if you are insured.
Although we do not provide insurance service, we have mentioned some of the leading travel insurance companies from across the globe below:
For Travelers from USA and Canada:
Online Global Health insurance www.onlineglobalhealthinsurance.com
Insure My Trip.com www.insuremytrip.com
Access America www.accessamerica.com
HCC Medical Insurance Services www.mnui.com
Good Neighbor Insurance www.gninsurance.com
Travel Assist www.travelassistnetwork.com
For Travelers from England:
First Assist Services Limited http://firstassist.co.uk
Harrison Beaumont www.hbinsurance.co.uk
Buy cheap travel insurance www.insureandgo.com
For Travelers from Europe and Slovenia:
Assistance CORIS www.coris.ci
For Travelers from Australia and New Zealand:
Cover More Travel Insurance www.covermore.com.au
CGU Insurance Limited www.cgu.com.au
World Care Travel Insurance salesw@worldcare.com.au
For Travelers from South Africa:
Travel Insurance Consultants Pty. Ltd www.tic.co.za
  • The Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is a challenging trekking route in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal, offering stunning views of Dhaulagiri I (the seventh highest mountain in the world) and other peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

  • The trek typically takes around 18 to 21 days, depending on the specific itinerary and starting/ending points.

  • The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable and the skies are clear.

  • Yes, the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is considered to be a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and previous trekking experience, especially at high altitudes.

  • To trek in the Dhaulagiri region, you need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

  • Accommodation along the trekking route is basic, with teahouses and guesthouses providing simple rooms with basic amenities such as beds and blankets. Hot showers and electricity may not be available at all places.

  • While it is possible to do the trek independently, it is recommended to hire a guide and/or porter, especially if you are not familiar with the area or trekking at high altitudes.

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