Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
840.jpg Dhaulagiri Base Camp Treks 20 Nights / 21 Days

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek takes us to the high peaks and remote valleys of the Nepal Himalaya. Beginning at Beni on the Kali Gandaki River, this spectacular trekking route ascends the lovely and unspoiled valley of the Myagdi Khola River which flows southwards from the heart of the Dhaulagiri Himal. Dhaulagiri base camp trek in Nepal is the least visited challenging trekking trail of Nepal. Dhaulagiri is the world seventh highest peak. Dhaulagiri base camp trek is the strenuous trekking. It is challenging trek with the splendor of panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges with the thick forest, glaciers and the simple lifestyle of the inhabitants of the region will definitely leave an unforgettable impression on your mind. 
Trip Facts

 
 Trip Code: ONITK- 17   Trip Leader: Licensed Trekking Guide
 Trip Duration:  20 Nights /  21 Days  Best Season: 
 Trek Duration:   Max Altitude: 
 Grade:   Trek Highlights: 
 

Day to Day Itinerary
 
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival / Airport pickup / Hotel transfer & refreshment / Program Briefing / O/N at hotel
 
On your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport we transfer you to hotel on the private vehicle suitable to your group. Refreshments with soft drinks.  You will get short briefing about the program by our representative. After rest, we take you to a short visit to Thamel, a famous touristy place in Nepal. Then you will be provided dinner & overnight at hotel.
 
Day 02:  Drive from Kathmandu to Beni
 
Drive eleven hours to Beni. To reach Beni, after crossing Pokhara your drive moves along the bank of Mardi river. It is one of the picturesque road journeys for you. Overnight in a lodge or guest house.
 
Day 03: Trek to Maldhunga (1300m.)
 
We trek six hours from Beni to Maldhunga .You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight in a lodge or guest house.
 
Day 04: Trek to Darbang
 
Trek six hours to Darbang .This day you trek gently ascend for early one hour passing through jungles with varieties of oaks, rhododendron and so on. You can hear the chirping of the local birds then your trails follow quite flat land passing through stream at one place. The way you trek is muddy road crossing villages at some of the places. Darbang is a small village mainly inhabited by Magar and Limbus. There is a beautiful camping site.
 
Day 05 Trek to Takum
 
Trek about five hours to Takum . This day also you trek ascend through narrow path for early one hour. Now you go along the flat land passing through jungle with varieties of rhododendrons, oaks and Christmas trees at some distance. After you cross a small stream, your trails suddenly begin to follow ascend path until you reach Takum. There is a government school before you enter Takum, a small village. Here you camp behind the school located in central Takum. You find a Hindu temple where the villagers go to submit their offerings.
 
Day 06 Trek to Muri
 
Trek six hours to Muri . You start trekking to descend trails for early one hour passing through jungle. Then you follow steeply ascent path and before you approach Muri you pass along the flat land until you reach Muri. This is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and Rai, one of the ethnic communities of Nepal. There are situated beautiful hotel offering attractive services to tourists guests who visit this particular area. You are here quite captivated by a Buddhist monastery.
 
Day 07 Trek to Baghar (2080m.)
 
Trek to Baghar (2080m.). Descend a gentle slope, and cross a rocky stream. Descend a path amid terraced fields to Dhora khola. Cross the river and climb to the right up the mountainside to Ghorban dhara. The view from this pass is fine, for the first time you can see Ghustung south (6465m). Follow the right bank path past Naura where you begin to ascend the mountainside. After climbing for a short while, take a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hill. The Myagdi khola assumes a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbs the steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well-constructed with a great number of zigzag stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and you enter a traverse to the right-here you must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi khola. Soon you descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where bagara (2080) is visible. Descend through terraced fields to this mountain village where you camp in people's yards or the terraced fields.
 
Day 08 Trek to Dobang (2520m.) 
 
Today we trek about five hours to Dobang (2520m.) through the villages & gradually we feel the trek challenging. Stay overnight in Dobang.
Day 09 Trek to Upper Vungini
 
We trek from Darbang to Upper Vungini or Italian Base Camp (3660m.) Overnight in a tented camp.
 
Day 10 Rest at Upper Vungini(Italian Camp)
 
Today is the rest day for acclimatization. The day is free for you to move around as you like. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 11 Trek to Glacier Camp
 
Trek four hours to Glacier Camp. After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, you climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. You may also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough day. You camp on the glacier rubble.
 
Day 12 Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.)
 
Trek five hours to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.). You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight in a tented camp.
 
Day 13 Trek to French Col (5010m.)
 
Trek four hours to French Col (5010m.) Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Once over the steep moraine walls we reach gentler, less strenuous country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5300m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least -20ºC at night). 
 
Day 14 Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m.)
 
We trek about seven hours crossing the slopes & various steep trail to Yak Kharka (3680m.) This day you trek through bare land for some distance. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 15 Trek to Marpha (2670m.)
 
Trek about five hours to Marpha (2670m.)  En route you can see some yak herds and sheep herds as well. Marpha is a small town mainly inhabited by the mixed community of Buddhist and Hindus as well. You can a visit a monastery. In and around the monastery, you can see the many walls and prayer flags hanging.

Day 16 Trek to Kalopani (2530m.)
 
Trek about six hours to Kalopani .Your trail stretches at almost flat level through forests to Kalopani, a Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. En route, you find Larjung which is situated near Dhaulagiri Glacier. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches are seen. At Kalopani, you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.).
 
Day 17 Trek to Tatopani (1189 m.)
 
Trek about six and half hours to Tatopani . You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopati is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking bath in Hot Spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases. Along this, it gives you physical and mental refreshment as well.
 
Day 18 Trek to Beni & drive to Pokhara 
 
After breakfast we trek almost five hours to Beni. The trail goes through a flat land and on the same day drive 5 hours to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
 
Day 19 Drive to Kathmandu
 
We will drive along the scenic road back to Kathmandu.  Transfer to hotel & free time for rest & refreshment. You can enjoy your time with shopping & other creational activities.  There are plenty of shops in Kathmandu. You can enjoy visiting Thamel area & purchase the souvenirs for your   family members & the friends in abroad.  Dinner & overnights at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
Day 20 Day free in Kathmandu / O/N at hotel
 
Today you will have a free day. You can enjoy your time with shopping & other creational activities.  There are plenty of shops in Kathmandu. You can enjoy visiting Thamel area & purchase the souvenirs for your   family members & the friends in abroad.  Dinner & overnights at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
Day 21 Departure
 
After breakfast we provide you a humid departure to your onward destination. Or you can join the other attractive programs of Outlook Nepal Tours & Travels.
-Airport pick up & drop facilities by private vehicles.
-All accommodation in Kathmandu on (BB)
-All Trekking arrangements (Guide, Cook and Helper)
-All meals on trek (3 meals a day BLD)
-Accommodations in trekking in tent or guesthouse
-Trekking entry Permit and all entry permits
-All services charge and Government Tax
-First aid
-Exclusive medical kit bag
-Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs
-All the wages, food & accommodation expenses for guides & the porters.
-Nepal visa & international airfares.
-Lunch & Dinner in Katmandu
-Personal nature cost (telephone, laundry and clothing), personal tips
-Personal insurance and Medical expenses
-Emergency evacuation/treatment costs if necessary
-Cost incurred due to unexpected situations
-Sightseeing entry fees of different monuments in Kathmandu
-Beverages like coke, fanta, Mineral water, Beers & wines etc
-Trekking Sleeping bag
-During the lodge trek hot shower cost extra
-Excess baggage charges 
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