Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek - 21 days

Trip highlights

  • Trail gives amazing views of seventh highest mountain in the world.
  • Spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, forests, glaciers.
  • Panoramic views ofthe Annapurna’s and Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V other mountains like Machhapuchhare, Nilgiri, Manaslu and Tukuche.
  • Walk throughMyagdiKhola river valley
  • Offers eye and heart pleasing views and wilderness experience.
  • There are more than a dozen of peaks above 7000m on this route.
  • The French pass 5240m is beneath the northern slopes of Dhaulagiri.
  • Italian base camp, Dhaulairi base camp, French pass, Dhumpus pass 5155m .

Trip facts

  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Domestic airplane and private vehicles
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max-Altitude: 5545M

Being a small land-locked country, strategically placed between two enormous countries; China and India, Nepal offers unbeatable adventure option for mountaineering and trekking, not only the tallest peak of the world- Mt. Everest but also other peaks like Dhaulagiri offering myriad of adventure option to novice and hardcore adventures alike. But the richness of Nepal does not end with the mountains. It is the home to timeless cultures and traditions, colorful fiestas and festivals, ancient temples and monuments, diverse flora and fauna, more interesting you will always be Welcoming by smiling Nepali faces with their palms joined together for Nameste ! are something that fulfill or add beautifying moment in your life which you always remember in entire life.

The seventh highest mountain in the world- Dhaulagiri (8,167m) lying in the north-west side of Annapurna and the kaligandaki Valley in the Western Nepal  and South of the Tibet and Nepal boarder.The Dhaulagiri is also known as “The White Mountain” because of its unique, mound shape when can be seen from treks that leave from Pokhara- City of Paradise. The trek to base camp of Dhaulagiri at 4750m is strenuous and need planning for acclimated, but for the adventure seekers it offers a great challenge, superbly beautiful views and a total wilderness experience. This trek involves high passes like French pass (5360m) and Thapa pass (5200m) and demands some mountaineer knowledge and also offers you snow and glacier walking around it.

It is more interesting to know that Dhaulagiri circuit is the 13th Eight- Thousander to be climbed by 13 Swiss members expedited on the 13th May 1960. Swiss expedition led by Max Eiselin were successfully reached Summit by only Six climber including Nawang Dorjee was the first Nepali to climb Dhaulagiri.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and met our staff and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu: half day sightseeing and trekking briefing at 6pm.

Day 3: Drive to Dhampus Phedi by bus and trek to Pothana (1800m) Overnight at lodge or camp.

Day 4: Trek to Ghandrung (1940m) Overnight at lodge or camp.

Day 5: Trek to Tadapani (2540m) Overnight at lodge or camp.

Day 6: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m) Overnight at lodge or camp.

Day 7: Trek to Tatopani (1190m) Overnight at lodge or camp.

Day 8: Trek to Ghasa (2010m) Overnight at lodge or camp.

Day 9: Trek to Tukuche (2590m) Overnight at lodge or camp.

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (3900m) Overnight at camp.

Day 11: Trek to Thapa pass(5244m) Overnight at camp.

Day 12: Trek to Dhaula giri Bscamp(4748M.)-via French Col. (5360) Overnight at camp.

Day 13: Excursion around Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) Overnight at camp.

Day 14: Trek to Italian Bascamp.(4325m) Overnight at camp.

Day 15: Trek to Dobhan (3800m.) Overnight at camp.

Day 16: Trek to Bagar(2900m.) Overnight at camp.

Day 17: Trek to Muri (2200m.) Overnight at camp.

Day 18: Trek to Dharapani (1630m.) Overnight at camp.

Day 19: Trek to Darbang and drive back to pokhara 6-7 hours and overnight hotel.

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight hotel.

Day 21: Final Depature.


  • Airport picks up drop service
  • Welcome dinner with trip briefing
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu Hotel accommodation in double room basis with breakfast
  • Food and accommodation and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Local Transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Trip permit and all necessary paper work


  • Nepal entree visa
  • International airfare
  • Service not mention in above itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters and Any donation and monuments entrance fee
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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.

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