Dhaulagiri Base camp trekking is one of the most demanding trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Dhaulagiri can be difficult, following glaciers and crossing high snow-covered passes which present a challenge suited only to fit individuals wishing to take on an adventure of a lifetime. Following two days in the fascinating city of Kathmandu, we fly to Pokhara and head to Baglung, the starting point of the trek, in the Kali Ghandaki valley. The first few days are spent gaining altitude, through lush terraced hillsides, passing many villages, before ascending to wild and rugged terrain west of Dhaulagiri (8167m). The route leads through magnificent gorges and then follows the Chhonbardan glacier to the North Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From here we ascend to the French Pass (5360m) and enter the Hidden Valley where there are superb mountain views of Sita Chuchura and the Mukut Himal. After exploration of the area we cross the Thapa Pass (5250m) and enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna 1 on the opposite side of the Kali Ghandaki river valley. From the pass there is a long and very steep descent to the village of Marpha, the first habitation for many days, from where we trek along the popular Jomsom trail to Baglung. From here we drive to Pokhara and relax by the lakeside before returning to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel & well come Diner.
Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 3: Drive to Beni (850 meters) by bus 8 hours.
Day 4: Trek to Babiachor (950 meters) 5 hours.
Day 5: Trek to Dharapani (1,400 meters) 6 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Muri (1,850 meters) 5 hours.
Day 7: Trek to Boghara (2,080 meters) 6 hours.
Day 8: Trek to Dobang (2,520 meters) 5 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110 meters) 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660 meters) 7 hours.
Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day.
Day 12: Trek to Glacier Camp (4,210 meters) 6 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 meters) 7 hours.
Day 14: Cross French pass (5360m.) Then Trek to Hidden Valley 6 hours
Day 15: Cross Dhampus pass ( 5200m.) and trek to Yak kharka (3600m.) 6 hours
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (2710m.) 5 hours
Day 17: Drive back to Pokhara 8 hours on Hotel
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Free day at Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure