Dhaulagiri trek photo


The Dhaulagiri Himal is a little bit special even in such a special country like Nepal.It is more remote and a lot less visited than the Annapurna region the regions are seperated by The Kali Gandaki gorge the deepest gorge in the world.The Dhaulagiri range includes some fifteen peaks above 7000m and many hidden and remote valleys high passes and large stretches of clear open vistas.If you are considering a trek here you will be up for some challenging terrain and it is a relatively strenuous but for trekkers willing to spend their holidays amid  some fantastic nature, peace and tranquility the trek is extremely rewarding.Mount Dhaulagiri (8137m) the seventh highest peak in the world stands dominant solid and strong and in the mountaineering franternity it is known as a particularly difficult mountain to summit.

The trek we have detailed below is recommended for experienced high altitude trekkers in very good physical condition. The route is possible only in the autumn season due to excessive snow and ice conditions in the winter and spring. The region is practically virgin territory for trekkers providing some extremely dramatic contrasts.

A. Itinerary in Detail (25 Days)

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Welcome and receive from airport and transfer to hotels. Introductory program and briefing about the trip.

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley which includes the visits to many historical and architectural monuments, Temples and Stupas

Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara by luxury tourist bus. Explore around and enjoy your time

Day 04 : Drive Pokhara-Beni by private car/van
Drive to Beni about 4 hrs.

Day 05 : Beni-Babichaur ( 1000m )
After leaving the Kali Gandaki river you enter in the Myagdi Khola valley.

Day 06 : Babichaur-Dharapani ( 1565m )
Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far.

Day 07 : Dharapani-Muri ( 1850m )
The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly.

Day 08 : Muri-Boghara ( 2050m )
From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours.

Day 09 : Boghara-Dhoban ( 2630m )
Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step.

Day 10 : Dhoban-Italien Base camp ( 3500m )
Today you will reach the Italien Base Camp where you will camp just infront of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri

Day 11 : Rest Day

Day 12 : Italo Base camp-Lager auf (4250m )
Again you will need the help of the ropes, but the path is not dangerous. For better acclimatization will not reach the Dhaulagiri base amp today but you will stop at half way.

Day 13 : Dhaulagiri Base camp ( 4650m )
Today you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Day 14 : Rest day.
Acclimatization day. In the next day you will be constantly at an altitude of 5,000 – 6,000m, so this day is essential.

Day 15 : Dhampus Pass ( 5250m )
During the today trek you will cross the French Pass at an altitude of 5334 m. After the pass you reach the Hidden Valley and you will cross another pass: the Dhampus pass.

Day 16 : Thapa Peak.
For the people who still have energy and do not suffer from “altitude sickness” today is planed to reach the 6013 m of the Thapa peak. The ascent is not difficult.

Day 17 : Rest day.

Day 18 : Tukche ( 2595m )
Long way down to the Kali Gandaki Valley, nearly 2000 m down.

Day 19 : Tukche-Ghasa ( 2015m )
An easy and large path will bring you to Gasa.

Day 20 : Ghasa-Tatopani ( 1190m )
Today you will reach Tatopani where you can enjoy the beautiful Hot Springs.

Day 21 : Tatopani-Ghorepani ( 2853m )
Long way up to Ghorepani, from where you can enjoy an exciting view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

Day 22 : Birethanti.

Day 23 : Drive to Pokhara by private car/van
Upon arrival in Pokhara Transfer to the hotel.

Day 24 :Drive to Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus. Overnight at hotel

Day 25: As per the flight schedule, transfer to airport and fly back to your next destination with beautiful memories of Nepal trip.

B. Itinerary in Detail (23 Days)

Day 01 : Drive to Beni by private car/van O/N at camp

Day 02 : Trek to Tatopani / Babiyachaur, O/N at camp

Day 03 : Trek to Durbang, O/N at camp

Day 04 : Trek to Sibang, O/N at camp

Day 05 : Trek to Muri / Jugepani, O/N at camp

Day 06 : Trek to Bagar, O/N at camp

Day 07 : Trek to Dovan, O/N at camp

Day 08 : Trek to Sallaghari, O/N at camp

Day 09 : Trek to Upper Vungini (Italian base camp), O/N at camp

Day 10 : Rest at Italian base camp for acclimatization, O/N at camp

Day 11 : Trek to Glacier camp, O/N at camp

Day 12 : Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp, O/N at camp

Day 13 : Trek to Hidden valley via French col pass, O/N at camp

Day 14 : Trek to Yak Kharka via Thapa pass, O/N at camp

Day 15 : Trek to Marpha, O/N at camp

Day 16 : Rest at Marpha, O/N at camp

Day 17 : Trek to Kalopani, O/N at camp

Day 18 : Trek to Tatopani, O/N at camp

Day 19 : Trek to Ghorepani, O/N at camp

Day 20 : Trek to Birenthanti, O/N at camp

Day 21 : Drive back to Pokhara, O/N at hotel

Day 22 : Drive back to Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus, O/N at hotel

Day 23: As per the flight schedule, transfer to airport and fly back to your next destination with beautiful memories of Nepal trip.

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.


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