Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is challenging and off beaten track that takes you to the world seventh highest mountain of the World. Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is located at the altitude of 4750m and one can enjoy not only the spectacular view of Dhaulagri Mountain but also massif Annapurna Range and KaliGandaki Gorge. Annapurna Range is one of the most popular range situated inside the Annapurna Circuit, which is most popular destination of national and international tourists. Similarly, kaligandaki is one of the deepsed gorge of the world.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp is a hidden valley of Magar, Thakali and Gurung people enriched with myriad of wild animals, bridss, thick forest (rhododendron in season), glaciers, flora and fauna. In order to reach Dhaulagiri base camp, trekkers have to cross two high passes the French pass (5,240m/17,192ft) and the Thapa pass (5,155m/16,913ft which is quite challenging and difficult.
During your trek, sometimes we have to stop in teahouses for a small break, which is not so much facilitated. They have shared washing rooms and toilet. Similarly, it is easier to get the single room at Kathmandu and lower elevation places. However, in high altitude accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Jatra Travels will arrange a single room along with attached bathroom as much as possible.
One thing, we will happily customize the trek package according to your size and preference. No matter what the group size is, one or over twelve, we happily run trek for them.
Note down that, you will get a Jatra Travels printed tee-shirt along with a tag “I have successfully explored Dhaulagiri Region, Nepal, Do you? absolutely free. Similarly, we will provide you with a duffle bag for each of our trekkers without paying any charge, but you have to return it after coming back to Kathmandu.
- All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fees and vehicle
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
- Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
- An experience guide, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment
- Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipment during the trek)
- Jomsom to Pokhara flight including departure tax
- Sleeping bag
- Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
- First aid medical kit bag
- All necessary permits for trek
- All government and local taxes
- Office service charge
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa:
- All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Personal shopping and laundry, phone, internet bill etc.
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for trekking crews
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the departure.|
|MAXIMUM ALTITUDE||5360 M|
|TRIP LEVEL||Very Strenuous|
|BEST SEASON||September, October, November, Early December, March, April & May|
Day 01 – Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 02 – Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.
Day 03 – Drive to Beni (850m) Duration: 8-9 hrs
Day 04 – Trek to Babiachor (950m) Duration: 05 hrs
Day 05 – Trek to Dharapani (1400m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 06 – Trek to Muri (1800m) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 07 – Trek to Boghara (2080m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 08 – Trek to Dobang (2520m) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 09 – Trek to Choriban Khola (3110m) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 10 – Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) Duration: 7 hrs
Day 11 – Acclimatization and rest day
Day 12 – Trek to Glacier Camp (4210m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 13 – Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) Duration: 7 hrs
Day 14 – Acclimatization and Rest Day
Day 15 – Cross French Pass (5360m) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 16 – Cross Dhampus Pass (5200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3680m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 17 – Trek to Jomsom (2710m) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 18 – Fly to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 20-minutes
Day 19 – Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 20 – Farewell
Day 01: Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by Jatra Travels representative and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day resting or exploring the nearby areas.
Day 02: Today, you will go on a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, visiting important cultural and historical landmarks such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.
Day 03: After breakfast, you will take an 8-9 hour drive to Beni, which is the starting point of your trek. The journey takes you through scenic landscapes and rural villages, and you can enjoy the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Day 04: The trekking begins today as you head towards Babiachor. The trail passes through terraced fields, riverbanks, and forested areas, and you can enjoy the views of the Dhaulagiri range.
Day 05: Today, you will trek to Dharapani, which is a village located on the banks of the Myagdi Khola River. You will pass through traditional villages, suspension bridges, and terraced fields along the way.
Day 06: The trek continues as you make your way to Muri, which is located at an elevation of 1800m. The trail passes through dense forests and scenic landscapes, and you can catch glimpses of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Day 07: Today’s trek takes you to Boghara, which is a village located at an elevation of 2080m. The trail passes through forests and terraced fields, and you can enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes.
Day 08: You will trek to Dobang today, passing through traditional villages and forests along the way. Dobang is located at an elevation of 2520m, and you can enjoy the views of the Dhaulagiri range from here.
Day 09: Today’s trek takes you to Choriban Khola, which is a small village located on the banks of a river. The trail passes through forests and you can enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes.
Day 10: The trek continues as you make your way to Italian Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of 3660m. The trail passes through scenic landscapes and you can enjoy the views of the Dhaulagiri range.
Day 11: Today is a rest day to allow for acclimatization and to explore the Italian Base Camp area.
Day 12: The trek continues as you make your way to Glacier Camp, which is located at an elevation of 4210m. The trail passes through rocky terrain and you can enjoy the views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Day 13: Today, you will trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of 4740m. The trail passes through the French Col, and you can enjoy the views of the Dhaulagiri range.
Day 14: Today is another rest day to allow for acclimatization and to explore the Dhaulagiri Base Camp area.
Day 15: Today, you will cross the French Pass, which is located at an elevation of 5360m, and then trek to Hidden Valley, which is located at an elevation of 5200m. The trail passes through a rocky terrain and you can enjoy the views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Day 16, you will be crossing the challenging Dhampus Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,200 meters. This will be a tough day, and you should be prepared for a long and strenuous hike. You will need to carry enough water and snacks to keep you energized throughout the day. You will then trek to Yak Kharka, which is at an elevation of 3,680 meters. This will take around 6 hours.
Day 17, you will trek to Jomsom, which is at an elevation of 2,710 meters. This will be a 5-hour trek, and you will get to enjoy some beautiful scenery along the way. Jomsom is a popular town in the Annapurna region and is the gateway to the Upper Mustang region.
Day 18, you will fly to Pokhara, which is a 20-minute flight from Jomsom. Pokhara is a beautiful lakeside city and is a popular tourist destination in Nepal. You can spend the day exploring the city and relaxing by the lake.
Day 19, you will travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You can take a bus or a private car, and the journey will take around 6 hours. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can explore the city and visit some of the famous landmarks such as Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa.
Day 20, it’s time to say farewell to Nepal and head back home.
Information for Trekkers
Accommodation during the Trek: We will provide you in at least 3-star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lodge/Teahouse during the Mountain Trek. The rooms are basic, normally adjusted with a bed, a pillow and blankets during the trek. In peak tourist season you may have to share the room with other people because of the limited hotels and rooms. Few have electric lights, and all have a spacious dining room-lounge.
What are tea houses? Tea houses are basic lodges or guesthouses that offer accommodation, food, and drinks for trekkers. They are typically located along the trekking route, and the quality of the facilities varies depending on the location.
What is the accommodation like? The accommodation in tea houses is basic, with shared rooms and bathrooms. Most tea houses offer twin or double rooms with two single beds or a double bed. The rooms are usually heated by a stove, and blankets are provided to keep you warm at night.
What are the meals like? Most tea houses offer a variety of meals, including traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup). Western dishes like pizza, pasta, and fried rice are also available. Breakfast typically includes porridge, eggs, bread, and tea or coffee.
Is water safe to drink in tea houses? We recommended to drink boiled or filtered or purify water to avoid getting sick from drinking contaminated water.
Electricity and Battery Recharge:
- There is electricity or solar energy in some of the villages of Annapurna Base Camp Trek where you can re-charge your camera and phone batteries. But we suggest you bring spare batteries for the camera with you. In some places you will have to pay for recharging batteries. Personal mobile touch tight should be carried by the individual while walking in the dark early morning and during stay at Tea/Guest house.
Personal Expenses on Mountain Trek:
- Personal expenses depend largely on your habit. You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (you must pay in some places).4-6$ USD per day should be enough for hot drinks, shower, and snacks.
- Tips are appreciated. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their services. Feel free to appreciate.
Communication on Mountain Trek:
- While trekking in the remote parts of the Himalayas you may not have access to telephone or internet facilities for some days. However, on some routes there may be these facilities (Wi-Fi) for which one has to pay.
- In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before signing it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you have insured yourself before going on the trip.
- Your Guide ll have first-aid kit but You should have a basic first-aid kit that includes medications for altitude sickness, painkillers, antiseptic creams, and bandages.
- You should buy or bring a water purification tablets, a water filter, or a UV pen to ensure that you have access to safe drinking water throughout the trek.
- You should bring personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and a small towel.
Cash and documents:
- You should take some Nepali currency to cover your personal expenses during the trek, as there are no ATMs on the trekking trail.
Snacks and energy bars:
- You should bring some snacks and energy bars to fuel your body during the trek, as food options are limited on the trail.
Weight of a bag when trekking
- Long Treks 15KG
Basic Equipment List of Trekking in Nepal
- Light weight Hiking Boots
- Light weight Hiking Shoes/Sandals
- Hiking Socks
- Light weight long Shirts
- Light weight long cotton T-shirt
- Light weight long Trekking Pants
- Wind Proof Jacket
- Light weight Raincoat
- Under wear
- Woolen Hat
- Sunglass and Snow Glass
- Duffle Bag
- Water Purification
- Water Bottle
- First Aid Kit
- Head torch Light
- Plastic Bags
- Tissue Paper
- Sun Scream
Safety Tips for Trekking in Nepal
- Choose the right time
- Travel Insurance
- Hire a Local Guide or Porter
- Take a GPRS or Mobile Phone
- Walk Slow and Drink lots of water
- Watch weather forecast
- Dress up to weather condition
- Take Emergency food and water
- Inform your itinerary some of your Friends
- First Aid Box
In conclusion, the Trekking or touring in Nepal was an unforgettable experience that allowed me to witness some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. Every step of the journey was filled with breathtaking views and new discoveries. But also advise adequate physical preparation and acclimatization. It’s a challenging but rewarding journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
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