Introduction to Dhaulagiri Trek
Dhaulagiri Trek is an adventurous and challenging trek that passes through beautiful hidden valleys, terraced farmland, river and gorge, dense forest, high show-capped mountain passes, etc. Mount Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,167 meters above sea level.
The Dhaulagiri Trek is also known as the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trekking. Trek offers close-up views of many snow-capped peaks above 8,000 meters and makes every stage breathtaking and exciting.
Dhaulagiri Trek is challenging to cross the French Pass at 5,360 meters, the Dhampus Pass at 5,200 meters, and the Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 4,740 meters, which requires a high level of fitness. Good physical fitness and the courage to face challenges will take you to magnificent mountains like Tukuche (6,920m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), Dhaulagiri III (7,715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7,618m).
Challenging remote area trek of Nepal
You may visit: Nepal Buddhist Tour in Just 9 days, Cost, Package, Kathmandu
This off-the-beaten trail leads to remote areas of the Annapurna region. In this region, people live a simple life far away from modern life. Their lifestyle and unique culture attract the attention of all tourists and make them curious to know more. They have been able to preserve their valuable culture and traditions well over the centuries.
Dhaulagiri Trek is a good trekking trail for all travelers but due to its remoteness and solitude, only a fewer travelers trek in this area. Another name for Dhaulagiri Trek is Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek. This Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek route with few tourists is a choice for adventurous tourists who do not like to go in crowds and prefer to stay in solitude.
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best time for this trek. However, the trek is possible throughout the year. The weather is usually clear in spring and autumn. Tea houses are available at low altitudes. But one has to camp at higher altitudes as there are no tea house facilities.
Camping at high altitudes makes this trip a bit more expensive than other normal trip operations. You have to spend 2-3 nights at an altitude above 5,000 meters. So you need to have sufficient and proper trekking equipment.
You may like to visit: Nepal Cultural Tour in just 12 Days, Itinerary, Cost, Distance, Culture
Dhaulagiri Trek in just 17 days, Cost, Itinerary, Trek in Nepal, Maps
Drive Kathmandu to Beni (850m) - 9 to 10 hours.
Beni to Babiachor (950m) – 5 to 6 hoours walk.
Babiachor to Dharapani (1,400m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Dharapani to Muri (1,850m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Muri to Boghara (2,080m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Boghara to Doban (2,520m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Doban to ChoribanKhola (3,110m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Choriban Khola to the Italian Base Camp (3,660m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.
Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4,210m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Free day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5,200m) via French Pass (5,360m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3,680m) via Dhampus Pass (5,200m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,743m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Fly Jomsom to Pokhara – 20 minutes.
Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu - 30 minutes.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex