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Dhaulagiri Trekking

  • 18 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Public Bus/ Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,240m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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“The wonderful region with enchanting views that swirl up the mind and spirit of one entering………..”

One of the foremost stunning mountains among several others, Dhaulagiri is understood to be the “White Mountain” consistent with the native which means and stands as the eight highest mountain of the globe. Because the name, the bewitching great thing about this mountain is enough to capture the guts and spirit of each guests passing by. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is beyond any doubt the exploration of untamed as this space is recently reopened. The region occupies the mystery that was hold an extended however now could be all spread out to explore which has the Gandaki Gorge that is illustrious because the deepest gorge within the world. Dhaulagiri Round Trek is extremely popular trek the people go almost every year.

This trekking space consists of large mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri associate degreed fifteen mountains peak within the team’s square measure standing with an altitude of 7000m. We want to possess stamina further as match body because the ways square measure swashbuckling enough whereas moving forward and it's needless to say that one will designed a capability to alter surprising scenario because the expertise itself focus you to learn this tactfulness that you may unbroken as an exquisite treasure within you later. Trekking this route offers you the difficult mountain passes like crossover French pass (5360 meter), Hidden Valley (5140m) and Thapa Pass (5244 meter) wherever you have got to steer on the icy track. Because the great thing about Dhaulagiri is inexpressible, one ought to come back and explore the unbelievable mountains once in an exceedingly life time to urge connected to the character.

As Dhaulagiri is adventure trekking in the remote area, it is best to do organize camping trip as proper way. But now days there are basic tea house services available most of the trail, only for 4 to 5 nights between Choriban Camp to Alubari/Yak Kharka you need to set tent due to no houses or teahouses. If you wish to do tea house trek, do not expect much more comfort like others tea house trekking regions (Annapurna and Everest), even though we do our best to make your enjoyable trip by available amenities. Where is availability we provide you accommodation and food at tea house. And rest of the places we set our tent for the overnight. Normally, Dhaulagiri Circuit trek require minimum 15 days but for the proper trip, we recommend 20 days. There are direct bus services to Kathmandu to Beni and again possible to drive Beni to Durbang then start to walk, this helps to reduce few days of trip. 

Starting of March as well as starting of Sept to end of November is the good time to explore this majestic mountains and dramatic lands out here. Contact us to Nepal Mother House for the excellent services and facilities in the area of trekking and tours as well as adventure activities. We even provide the services to Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking We will customize the itineraries consistent with the time and interest of your holidays.

Trip Highlights

  • Sixth highest mountains in the world Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) is situated west of Annapurna.
  • Trail above the world deepest gorge Kali Gandaki valley and near hidden lands of Dolpo.
  • Cross over the French pass (5,360m) and Thapa pass (5,244m) with fabulous views.
  • Only for highly qualified in the high altitude and adventurous trekkers.
  • Trek through the Yak Pasture, Glacier marine, isolated remote area, Monastery, Caves. 
  • Drive Pokhara to Beni Bazzar and fly back Jomsom to Pokhara by plane.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Beni (850m) - 8 to 9 hours by bus

Day 04:Drive Beni to Darbang (1180 m) -1 ½ to 2 hours, Trek Drabang village to Dharapani (1560m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 05:Trek Dharapani to Muri (1720m) -5 to 6 hour

Day 06:Trek Muri to Boghara/Bagar (2080m) -5 ½ to 6 ½ hours

Day 07:Trek Boghara/Bagar to Dobhan Kharka (2520m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 08:Trek Dobhan Kharka to Choriban Camp (3110m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Choriban Khola Camp to Italian Base Camp (3660m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 10:Acclimatization and rest day in Italian Base Camp (3660m)

Day 11:Trek Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp/ Japanese camp (4210m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 12:Trek Glacier Camp/ Japanese camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 13:Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5140m) via French Pass (5360 m -6 to 7 hours

Day 14:Trek Hidden Valley to Alubari/Yak Kharka (3,680m) via Dhampus Pass (5244 m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 15:Trek Alubari/Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m) 5 to 5:30 hours.

Day 16:Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) -25 minutes, relaxing Day

Day 17:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 18:Your own destination.

Alternative Itinerary

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • 3 night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek with Tea, coffee each meal.
  • High quality camping equipments quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipments.
  • • All meals and accommodation (tented camp and Tea House) entire trip.
  • All ground transportation during trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu and from Pokhara to Beni and trek ending point Jomsom to Pokhara by plane (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A Porter (between 2 people) Each Porter carry Max.20 to 25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • 1 Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Duffle Bag during trek and first Aid medical kid.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, dessert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • Tipping for crew and personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
  • Personal mountaineering gears and optional trips and sightseeing if extend. 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Jomsom delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Beni (850m) - 8 to 9 hours by bus Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at around 6: 00 to pick you up. With private transport we will drive to Beni which takes us about 8 to 9 hours on a scenic journey. Along the journey you will witness stunning scenery of snow capped Mountains, green hills, rivers, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. The road leads us next three hours to the Beni Bazaar (850m).

Day 04 : Drive Beni to Darbang (1180 m) -1 ½ to 2 hours, Trek Drabang village to Dharapani (1560m) -3 to 4 hoursAfter having breakfast, we drive about 1 ½ to 2 hours jeep or bus drive to Darbang village, mostly the Magar community are inhabited in this village. The road follows the Magdi river bank through the villages of Baguwa, Tatopani, Babiyachaur. From the Darbang village, the trail goes in the valley which broadens into terraced hills on both sides. You pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola, and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. From here the path goes to the narrow valley again and the terraces disappear on the river side. And then the trail leads us onwards to the Dharapani village for our overnight tea house /tent.

Day 05 : Trek Dharapani to Muri (1720m) -5 to 6 hourAfter crossing river, the trail goes to west as you leave Phedi then starts to climb many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge viewpoint. Then again the trail climbs steeply to the Muri village and continues to Sibang and Mattim. From here the trail leads you up an incline to the snout of the ridge where you begin the descent to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1850m). After crossing Dhara Khola, you emerge once again on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri. Stay overnight tea house /tent.

Day 06 : Trek Muri to Boghara/Bagar (2080m) -5 ½ to 6 ½ hoursToday we descend to the stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach a pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 m) and view some astonishing landscape. Then descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along the west Bank to the Naura village, from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch -backs. From there we descend through the forest and terraced fields to Boghara/Bagar (2080 m) for the overnight stay. We stay overnight tea house /tent.

Day 07 : Trek Boghara/Bagar to Dobhan Kharka (2520m) -5 to 6 hoursAt first, the trail descends through terraced fields to the small ridge, and then through forests to Jyardan, which is the most remote permanent settlement in this area. Then the trail leads us to some high winding paths which cross a rocky area and descend once before climbing again to Lipshe. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the Dobang for today destination. We stay overnight tea house /tent.

Day 08 : Trek Dobhan Kharka to Choriban Camp (3110m) -5 to 6 hours After crossing a wooden bridge the trail gradually ascends through forests with the chirping melody of birds and some wildlife which enlivens our spirits. And soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Then we descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross a wooden bridge then continue to the east bank towards Chartare. The trail leads us through forests again, some rocky areas, and the across a stream to Choriban Khola Camp. We stay overnight tea house /tent.

Day 09 : Trek Choriban Khola Camp to Italian Base Camp (3660m) -6 to 7 hoursWe have to walk slowly in order to acclimate to the altitude. The trail follows to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enters the glacier from the right side. From here, Tukche Peak (6837 m) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) which dominates the skyline to the right. After a while you will get to the Italian Base Camp (3660 m), which is also the site of your camp for the night. It offers you breathtaking scenery of mountains; Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). We stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 10 : Acclimatization and rest day in Italian Base Camp (3660m)This is our first rest day after many days walking. We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be "tuned" for the even higher altitudes. You can go hiking around with the mighty mountains as charming companions, enjoying the landscape. We stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 11 : Trek Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp/ Japanese camp (4210m) -5 to 6 hoursAfter breakfast we are ready all our gear early in the morning, and hopefully the weather is expected to be clear for our adventurous journey. Today’s trails are not so easy but the great view of mountains charming gives you enough increase for rest of the trekking. Here, we stay overnight near at glacier tented camp.

Day 12 : Trek Glacier Camp/ Japanese camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m) -6 to 7 hoursToday is one of the most adventurous days as we need to get to the Dhaulagiri base camp. The view of the impressive Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) north is dominating the skyline to your right and Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m) to the west offer you true natural beauty. The impressive icefall that descends from the northeast col in front of us is another magnet for our eyes. The mountains skyline view from this place is superb and the Dhoulagiri icefall is plenty to explore. The rest of the day you can enjoy to the true nature beauty sipping hot tea in the camp. We stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 13 : Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5140m) via French Pass (5360 m -6 to 7 hoursAfter the glacier walk, the trail climbs two terraced hills; the first of which runs along the glacier, then cuts across the mountain flank and the moraine you enter a gentle bring round on the left from an ablation valley often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. Then we climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 m); a great vista opens up from the French Pass and offers you Mukut Himal (6328 m), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 m) and massive peak of Dhaulagiri I beyond. Again the trail continues along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to Thapa Pass (5244m) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 m). We descend from Thapa Pass and make camp at 5200 meters. We stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 14 : Trek Hidden Valley to Alubari/Yak Kharka (3,680m) via Dhampus Pass (5244 m) -6 to 7 hours The trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka involves climbing over the 5244m Dhampus Pass, where we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steep rocky small adventures trail. But the view of mountains and nature beauty are unbelievable all the way to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site here to enjoy the surroundings. We stay overnight at tented camp or tea house.

Day 15 : Trek Alubari/Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m) 5 to 5:30 hours. Today we descend all the way to the Marpha village; famous traditional salt traders Thakali inhabitant, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchards and as well as all the various food and brandy products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is local specialty so please test some in the distillery and, if you like it, you can also buy some to take home with you. We continue north, up to the Kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom town for the overnight stay. We stay overnight at tea house.

Day 16 : Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) -25 minutes, relaxing DayEarly in the morning we fly to Pokhara by small aircraft while enjoying the majestic mountain views above the world’s deepest gorge. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing in the Pokhara hotel. If you are up for it, feel free to wander around the Lake Side city with its fascinating mountains panorama views and charming nature. Stay at Hotel.

Day 17 : Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hoursWe should be ready by 6:00 in morning in hotel lobby in order to have breakfast or seek advice from your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu through on the main road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, and high hills. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Katmandu (bear in mind the extra cost of the plane tickets) please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket in advance. It takes about 30 minutes flying time with spectacular views of the Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests. This can indeed make it worth flying.

Day 18 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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