Trekking around Dhaulagiri Base Camp is an exceptional trek that passes through staggering alpine terrain. The Meaning “white mountain’ in local dialect, the Dhaulagiri massif, situated northwest of Pokhara, is one of the largest mountain ranges in the world – 40kms long and encompassing fifteen 7,000m peaks.
Starting outside Pokhara, we follow the Mayangdu Khola (river) westward to Dobang before turning north. Our route then cuts through thick forest providing glimpses of towering mountain peaks.
Crossing the French Col (5,240m), we enter remote Hidden Valley. From here, we cross Dhampus Pass (5,155m) into Marpha, where a few days’ on the Annapurna Circuit route take us via Ghorepani ridge, renowned for its spectacular panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri range, to Birethanti and back to Pokhara.
Conditions on the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek can be extremely tough and demanding and as such, we do not recommend this trek for inexperienced trekkers.
|Day 01||Arrive Kathmandu|
|Day 03||Drive Beni|
|Day 04||Trek Babiyachour (990m)|
|Day 05||Trek Dharapani (1550m)|
|Day 06||Trek Muri (1850m)|
|Day 07||Trek Boghara (2080m)|
|Day 08||Trek Dobang (2500m)|
|Day 09||Trek Sallaghari (2820m)|
|Day 10||Trek Italian Base Camp (3660m)|
|Day 12||Trek Glacier Camp (4200m)|
|Day 13||Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m)|
|Day 15||Trek Hidden Valley (5050m) via French Col (5360m)|
|Day 16||Hike around|
|Day 17||Trek Yak Kharka (3680m) via Dhampus Pass (5240m)|
|Day 18||Trek Jomsom (2760m)|
|Day 19||Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu|
|Day 20||Depart Kathmandu|