Trip Duration
25 Days
Start/End Point
Maximum Altitude
Trip Difficulty
Trekking & Hiking
Best Season
Oct -Dec & Mar-May
Trip Duration

25 Days

Trip Duration

25 Days

Overview of Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations among altitude lovers in Nepal. This trek is most adventurous challenging base camp trek of located in north-west of Annapurna in Western Nepal. This base camp trek is situated at altitude above 4,750m on the lap of the World 7th Highest Mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) the world which is separated from the Annapurna ranges and the Kali-Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.

The trek to Dhaulagiri base camp is regarded as one of the most remote treks as well as restricted area trek in the Himalaya of Nepal. Dhaulagiri base camp trek is one of the most beautiful fascinating trips which offer a chance to get closer the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and its massif including several soaring peaks.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp trekking leads you on awe-inspiring passage to Dhaulagiri massif that enfolds more than 30 peaks over 6000m. Though Dhaulagiri Base Camp trekking is a challenging trek, offering the splendor of panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges with the lush green valleys, tranquil landscapes, snowy high passes, pine and Rhododendron forest, exciting glaciers and ice covered peaks, diversified flora and fauna, Hot springs, Waterfalls, spectacular mountains views of Dhaulagiri massif, Thorong peak, Annapurna massif, Kali-Gandaki River, the Gurung, Magar and Thakali people and their culture and traditional lifestyle of the inhabitants of the region will definitely leave an unforgettable impression on your mind. The best season to trek Dhaulagiri base camp is September-November and March-June. If the trekkers have good knowledge of fitness and some trekking experience along with the knowledge of trails, challenging climates passing through the high altitudes will be better for trekking.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Itinerary


What's Included

  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek.
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek.

Route Map

Dhaulagiri Region Trek - Route Map

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek - Essential Information

Our 25 days Dhaulagiri base camp trek begins with a scenic drive from capital city Kathmandu to Beni via Pokhara. Our trek begins started to gain higher elevation following the Kaligandaki River passes through cultivated fields connected to the small villages to Babiachaur. Then the trail leads to mind-blowing trekking route ascends the lovely, unspoiled valley of Dharapani passing forest of rhododendron, pine and oak on the way. Further upwards lays walking through villages, sparse forest and terraces journey takes us uphill to a small village named Muri. Then we descend gentle slope, crossing rocky stream and the river we climb up the mountainside to reach Baghar. Continuing our trek we leave the villages behind and open up for a challenging trek towards Dobang. The climb begins to get tougher after Dobhan, as we ascend to Sallaghari and to the Italian Base Camp. Along with difficult route covered by bamboo forest and after crossing suspension bridge and jungles, we reach Glacier Camp (4,940m). Finally, we trek to the journey on the rough towards our chilling and spectacular destination to reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m). Dhaulagiri base camp trek continues through very high challenging passes, crossing over the French pass (5,360m) and Thapa pass (5,200m). The most beautiful sceneries wait at the base camp of Dhaulagiri at French passes and at the Hidden valley then after the Thapa peak offers another stunning view which have to be scaled before you descend a winding trail to Yak Kharka. After crossing high pass we descend to join the Annapurna Circuit trial at the charming village of Marpha, a small town inhibited by a mixed community of Buddhist and Hindus as well-known as popular city of Mustang district. Then we trek from Ghasa through the Rukse waterfall and hot springs to Tatopani. Following the classical Annapurna trail passing through small villages on the way, crossing the Kali-Gandaki River with stunning view of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif we reach Ghorepani. Then we climb to Poon Hill in early morning to see spectacular sunrise towards the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massif and trek to the Tadapani. Then we take a short route to Ghandruk village to explore the culture and hospitality of the Gurung community and follow the stone staircase and steep down trail to reach Pothana village. Again we trek descend the trial down to Dhamphus Phedi and short drive to Pokhara. Lastly, the final and scenic drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu concludes the trek.

As per Life Himalayas Trekking Pvt. Ltd we can custom design the packages according to your requirements, offering suitable discounts and guaranteed on customer satisfaction. The Dhaulagiri base camp trek can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many more details according to your demand, availability, and timing.

Regarding flight in the mountain region

Mostly twin otter is the most common means of air transportation in the Nepalese sky and during the flight in the Himalayan region of Nepal the flight schedule is cancelled and change from time to time due to poor visibility, weather condition and many other technical problem.  In such case we would charter helicopter for our guest regarding schedule of their international flight and for the different problem arise in the trek. The charter cost should be paid at head office of Tourist link Trek at Thamel and later on you can claim with your travel insurance.

As per Nepal Civil aviation rules the helicopter will fly, if the visibility is up to 1500m and visibility should be 5000m for flying Twin Otter in Nepalese sky.

Volunteering Hand of Life Himalaya Trekking

Ganesh Himal community foundation is a voluntary organization running by Life Himalaya Trekking for the development of people life style, education and villages in the rural village of Dhading district Nepal. An amount of 10% from every trip booking at Life Himalaya will go in the account of Ganesh Himal Community foundation. So this shows that we are liable for the social development of Nepal along with tourism business.

Major community work and partnership

The main job of the Ganesh Himal Community foundation is to construct the school and libraries in the rural areas of Nepal, in the needed place after a proper study. Conduct programme for the skill development, health and sanitation, village development with a joint effort of local people.

For further look at Ganesh Himal Community Foundation website

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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