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Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

A challenging adventure in the Annapurna region: The Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek. Venture off the beaten track to the foot of the world's seventh tallest mountain with Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure. As with most our journeys, this is often a personal trek - no rigid itineraries, simply your personal journey.

Dhaulagiri stands above the Kali Gandaki valley which separates the Dhaulagiri range from the Annapurna massif. The trek is flanked on either side by massive 8000m peaks – Dhaulagiri 1 and Annapurna 1. We will experience the full scope of what the region has to offer: lush valleys, snowy high passes, calm pine and Rhododendron forest and exciting glaciers and ice covered peaks. Dhaulagiri itself is well known for some remarkable mountaineering feats and it’s worth experiencing the mountain first-hand. At base camp, you will get a sense of the success as well as drama that has surrounded this remarkable mountain.

This trek is certainly more challenging than others in the region but also more rewarding. The Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek with Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures is a perfect choice for trekkers who want to avoid any crowds and experience some raw nature. The habitation vogue makes it even a lot of authentic. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure has been organizing this trek for over 13 years and you’ll benefit from all our experience. We take care of the logistics and the little details so you can focus on your adventure.

The trip is designed for around 17 days, giving you plenty of time to acclimatize and explore the region. As always, we can flexible change, alter and amend the itinerary. Please contact us for advice and suggestions.


Additional Options Extended Route

If you prefer to extend the trip and continue to Annapurna Circuit Trek or Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or Muldai Viewpoint Trek , Khopra Ridge Trek or Upper Mustang Trek(Mini Tibet), Upper Dolpa Trek or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek rather than return to Kathmandu, this can also be arranged.

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  • Impressive views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range
  • Enjoy the unique eco system of the Annapurna conservation area
  • Feel the adventure spirit on this camping trek



Day 01

Scenic drive to Beni (850m/ 2788.71 ft.), 9hr drive

We will be heading towards Beni which is also the starting point for our trek. We need to drive on Prithivi Highway from Kathmandu. The drive will last for about 9 hours. The drive will be long but the views along the highway is beautiful and will pass through the famous lake city of Pokhara.
Overnight at teahouse


Day 02

Trek to Dharapani (1400m/4593ft.), 5-6hr walk via Dharbang

We will move towards Darbang. From Darbang we will walk about 3-4 hours to reach Dharapani. Following the river(Myagdi Khola). On the way we will see Dhaulagiri range, Gorje himal. We will cross Magar and Gurung village.
Overnight at teahouse


Day 03

Trek to Muri (1,850m/6069ft.), 6-7hr walk

After crossing the river to its West Bank as you leave Phedi, the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. Again the trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri. Continue your trek to Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up an incline to the snout of the ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1,810m). Cross the Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri.
Overnight at teahouse


Day 04

Trek to Boghara (2050m/6725ft.), 5-6hr walk

Starting from Muri it will take us about 6 hours to reach the Baghara. Today we will be crossing a river called Dhora Khola. Alongside Dhora Khola notice terrace farmlands. From here we will climb the mountain right to us until we reach Ghorban Dhara. Ghorban Dhara provides the perfect view of Ghustung south which is elevated at 6465m. We will then start following the path alongside Myagdi Khola until we reach Naura. We will climb right up the mountainside to Ghorban Dhara. From Ghorban Dhara, we will get to see Ghustung South (6465m). Before reaching the Naura we follow the river bank path of Myagdi Khola. From Naura, we ascend begins on the mountainside. Sometime of uphill climbing, and a path that traverses the steep grass covered hills. And trailing further away in a well-constructed zigzag stone steep paths while descending through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout Baghara becomes visible elevate at 2050m.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 05

Trek to Doban (2520m/8267ft.), 5-6hr walk

The trail first descends through terraced fields to a small ridge, then through a forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in this part. After the settlement a high winding path crosses a rocky area which then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is one single hut. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the level area at Dobang. Dobang is a largish clearing in the forest with two huts and a large area for camp.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 06

Trek to Italian Base Camp (3110m/10203ft.), 6-7hr walk

From today, begins the real adventure. The trail isn’t very clearly marked and balance and concentration is very important. Past, Dobang, walk along the raging Myagdi khola. Some sections require scrambling on all fours and balancing on fallen logs. Soon, cross the bridge and climb steeply through bamboo and old growth forests. You will cross two sections where part of the trail has been washed away by landslides. Here you may see langurs jumping around in the trees. After walking 3-4hr from Dobhan, you will arrive at Sallaghari, lunch stop. Past Sallaghari, continue to climb steeply through thorny aegelia brush. After about 2-3hr walk, we will arrive at Italy Base Camp used by the Italians for their ascent of Dhaulagiri.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 07

Acclimatization Day in IBC

The trek is considered the difficult so rest is must if you want to complete your trek. We will be taking break from our hiking and will rest for today. We will explore around the base camp so that we can adjust to the air at high altitude. We will visit tea houses which has some of trekkers item you can pick up some item. After exploring the tea houses and enjoying the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri range and Manapathi peak we will return to our camping site for the overnight.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 08

Trek to Glacier Camp(4940m/16207ft.), 4-5hr walk

Our body today will fell much lighter which will be helpful for today’s trekking. We will continue our trek towards Glacier Camp. The trail is much rougher with rocks and traversing steep slope and slipper glaciers. After some time, we will cross moraine of glacier flowing down from the Dhaulagiri. We also need ropes to do some climbing on today’s trekking. After 5 hours of trekking we will reach our final stop Glacier Camp.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 09

Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m/15551ft.), 5-6hr walk

Today is the most challenging day out of our journey. The climb uphill will be much tougher and challenging. Walking on the glacier, sometimes on the lateral moraine and undulating surface of the glacier itself, we carefully and responsibly make our way up to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Upon reaching, we can see the stunning view of all the peaks of Dhaulagiri range along with an amazing icefall descending from the Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak ridgeline.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 10

Trek to Hidden Valley (5200m/17060ft.) via Pass French Col (5010/16437ft.), 4-5hr walk

After the glacier climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, then cuts across the mountain flank and the moraine we enter a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley. Climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5,360m). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and we will be able to see Mukut Himal (6,328m), Tashi Kang (6,386m) and Sita Chuchura (6,611m), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6,920m) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. From the French Pass continue along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to the Thapa Pass (5,250m) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012m). Descending from the Thapa Pass will make it to the camp at 5,200m.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 11

Trek to Yak Kharkha (3680m/12073ft.), 6-7hr walk

To reach Yak Kharka we firstly need to cross the Dhampus Pass and the trek will last for about seven hours. Trek to Dhampus is tough as we should climb steep uphill. Not only uphill is challenging but downhill is as tough as uphill. While descending we will pass through avalanche-prone slopes and rocky slopes. After descending through challenging trail, we will reach an open space where yak grazes. This open grazing space is known as Yak Kharka. We will camp at Yak Kharka for the overnight stay.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 12

Trek to Jomsom (2670m/8759ft.), 5-6hr walk

Today’s trek is going to be the easiest after all those days of hard and tough trekking. Our final stop for the day is Jomsom. After having hot breakfast at camp, we will hike downhill towards kali Gandaki valley from where we can reach the settlement of Allubari (3400 meter). again, descending from Allubari we will eventually reach the village of Marpha which is elevated at (2667m). here at Marpha village you can do some shopping as the village is beautiful and there are number of crafts shops around village. From Marpha village we will gain some elevation to reach our final stop for the day Jomsom. Here you can enjoy the completion of you trek. We will do some camp fire with local apple Marpha(alcohol) and beers.
Overnight at teahouse


Day 13

Scenic flight to Pokhara (823m/2700ft.), 25min flight

We fly back to Pokhara, early in the morning, enjoying an aerial view of the mountains. Later in the afternoon, explore the beautiful Pokhara city boating, enjoy the view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Phewa Lake and visiting the famous places of Pokhara.
Overnight at hotel


Day 14

Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), 6hr drive

After having breakfast in the hotel at Pokhara scenic drive to KTM following Prithvi Highway witnessing the rural landscapes dominated by lush vegetation and rushing rivers with full of fun throughout the drive. It takes about 6hr drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching there our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
Overnight at hotel





Our Offer

We offer 3 packages: Basic, comfort & Full Board. Our Basic takes care of your trek, comfort include trek with your stay in Kathmandu along with all airport transfers personally while Full Board include entire meals in the mountains during the trek. Three can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. 

Basic Offer

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide & Climbing Sherpa guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary
  • Sharing bus from KTM-Beni & PKR-KTM & fight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the camp
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

Comfort Offer

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com

Trek Duration:

The Trek duration can be shorten or extend depending on time and fitness.

Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt


Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.


01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat
2. Sunglasses
3. Warm hat
4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
6. An emergency light


1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts
2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
3. Underwear
4. 2 shorts
5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket
2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
4. Waterproof pants
5. Baggy pants
6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)
2. Spare laces
3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle
Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack
2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains
2. Plasters/Band-aids
3. Iodine or water filters
4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
8. Oral rehydration salts
9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)


1. Binoculars
2. Reading book
3. Trail Map/Guide book
4. Journal & Pens
5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel
2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
4. Deodorant
5. Nail clippers
6. Face and body moisturize
7. Feminine hygiene products
8. Small mirror



Additional Options:

+Additional porter:

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.




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