- A challenging and classic trek around Dhaulagiri
- Crosses the hidden valley, traversing French Pass and Dhampus Pass
- Magnificent scenes of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges
- Enduring with Thakali culture in Kali Gandaki valley
Dhaulagiri Trek is one of the strenuous and off beaten adventures in western Nepal that takes you through high snow-clad passes and white glaciers to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) is the world’s seventh highest mountain and is located north-west of Pokhara. Dhaulagiri Adventure offers a view of the giant mountain range of Dhaulagiri that consists of fifteen 7,000 meter peaks.
The 21 days trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp starts from the forested and terraced hilly areas. Passing through several Magar villages offer trekkers to experience the unique lifestyle and culture of the locals. Thus the trekking route follows the flow of Myagdi Khola to Chhonbardan Glacier.
Amazing views can be explored with Dhaulagiri Trek
Firstly, Trekking started through the densely forested path full of bamboo, oaks, and pines, the trekker reaches the amazing Dhaulagiri Base Camp. You can see all the peaks of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m), and Dhaulagiri IV (7661m). Similarly, the base camp also provides a stunning view of Dhaulagiri Icefall that descends from the north-east col. Trekking through the foothill of Dhaulagiri moraine on an icy track, the trail leads trekkers through two big challenging mountain passes—French Col (5360m) and Thapa Pass (5244m)—both offering surreal view of different Himalayas.
The Dhaulagiri Trek route takes through the apple city of Marpha and also comes across the world’s deepest gorge i.e. Kali Gandaki River. Trekking in this region is not only thrilling and adventurous but it offers trekkers to experience the unexpected from the land of dramatic contrast to the exploration of the wilderness along with the incredible views of glaciers, icefalls, and mountains.
Also, being the best trekking organizer in Nepal, Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition believes in serving clients’ every travel need. We deliver our clients with what they want, from decent transportation facilities to accommodations. And also, we offer trip packages depending on their choices.
Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.
We go for a sightseeing tour in some of the historic sites of Kathmandu Valley that includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath temple. All of these sites are listed under UNESCO and hold the rich history and culture of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Leaving Kathmandu city behind, we start our 9 hrs scenic drive to Beni early in the morning moving alongside Trishuli River. Beni is the district headquarter of Myagdi district hence is vibrant and bustling with people. Overnight at lodge in Beni.
We begin our trek from Beni towards Babiyachaur. Following the flow of Myagdi Khola through few villages, we cross two bridges near Simalchaur village. We continue our trek passing through the farm fields and several other villages before arriving in Babiyachaur. Overnight at lodge.
We continue our trek through the terraced hills. The path from here is fairly leveled and we pass through the village of Shahashradhara then cross Dukhu Khola which leads us to Ratodhunga. We continue to walk to the village of Dharapani through the narrow trail. Overnight at lodge.
Today, our walk descends through villages before crossing a suspension bridge across the river. The trail then ascends to the village of Muri passing through the forested path and terraces. Muri is a small village inhabited by the Magar ethnicity, and from Muri, we can get an amazing view of Manapathi Peak (6380m) and whole Dhaulagiri range. Overnight at lodge
Today, our trail descends a little before crossing a stream and continues through the terraced fields. We then ascend to the ridge to reach the pass from where we can get the amazing view of Mt. Ghustung South (6465m). The trail also ascends through a grassy hill and a steep slope before the final descent to Bagar through the forest. Overnight at lodge.
Leaving behind Bagar, today, we trek through ups and downs. We first descend through a forest to Jyardan and high winding path before ascending to Lipshe. The trail then takes through the forested path to Lapcha Kharka and then ascends to Dobang. Overnight at lodge.
Following the trail, we enter the densely forested area filled with bamboo, pines, and rhododendrons. The trail then gradually follows the uphill and downhill path before finally arriving at Sallaghari. Overnight at lodge.
Today, we head towards the Italian Base Camp passing through the forest full of beautiful flowers and trees. As we gain altitude, the mountains start surrounding us from all around. Upon reaching, we can get a beautiful view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m), and Dhaulagiri IV (7661m). Overnight at tented camp.
We take a day off trekking and spend our free time in Italian Base Camp in order to acclimatize. We explore nearby the base camp and spend the rest of the day relishing the amazing view of the Himalayas. Overnight at tented camp.
Leaving behind Italian Base Camp, we continue our trek through a narrow gorge which can be tricky and challenging. Using ropes in these challenging spots, we make our way up to Japanese Base Camp. A stunning panorama of the Dhaulagiri range, Manapathi Peak (6380m), and Tsaurbong Peak (6395m) can be seen from Japanese Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Today is the most challenging and adventurous day of the trek as we head to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. We trek through the rough rubbles followed by the smooth ice of the glacier. Climbing steadily through the rough and chilling trail, we make our way to base camp. From base camp, the view of the Dhaulagiri range is just breathtaking. We can also see the stunning view of Dhaulagiri Icefall that descends from the northeast col. Overnight at tented camp.
Leaving behind the stunning base camp, we start our trek towards the Hidden Valley. We continue our trek getting off the glacier above camp. We then trek through steep slope to the French Pass (5360m) which offers the extraordinary view of Tukuche (6920m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m) which surround the Hidden Valley. After spending some ¬time, we trek towards Hidden Valley for an overnight stay.
Walking along the right edge of the Hidden Valley, we continue our trek to Thapa Pass (5244m) located in between Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Thapa Peak (6012m). Descending from Thapa Pass, we finally arrive at Thapa Peak Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Today, we trek through avalanche prone slopes walking on a steep trail to Yak Kharka. Relishing the view of mountains in the background, we continue to descent to Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Leaving behind Yak Kharka, we descend to the village of Marpha which is also known as the “apple city”. We continue our trek towards Jomsom moving alongside the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Walking on the sand dunes of Kali Gandaki River, we arrive in the windy town of Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.
We catch our 25 min early morning scenic flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. Flying through the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki River, we bid farewell to the Himalayas. Upon reaching Pokhara, we check into the hotel and later explore Pokhara city. You can also go for boating on Phewa Lake. Overnight in hotel.
We fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the view throughout the flight. We transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu and give you a free day to rest after the long and tiring journey. Overnight in Hotel.
Today, we give you a whole day to yourself. You can either stroll around the markets of Kathmandu to buy souvenirs to take back home to friends or family or take rest in the hotel room. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hrs before the scheduled flight.