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Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Dhaulagiri Remote & Challenging Trip

Dhaulagiri trek is an adventure trekking route in Nepal, Dhaulagiri trekking is most popularly known as extreme adventures trekking in west Nepal.

This trek is located on the northwest side of the Annapurna Himalaya range and the route goes around the 7th highest mountain. Dhaulagiri circuit trek Trails begin with many large Magar villages at the same time you can explore their warm hospitality, welcoming, and culture. They have completely different dialogue, calendars, and their own festivals to celebrate, if you are lucky and reach those places by festival time then you can easily enjoy their activity. So Once you explore with locally popular Magar cast villages and counties ascent to Japanese base camp and Italian base camp then you start feeling the altitude.

Once you cross the Italian base camp and further ascent then you reach Dhaulagiri base camp which is close to (5000m) and your adventure trek becomes a little more difficult every day. If you acclimatize and trek slowly day by day and drink a lot of water you can avoid altitude sickness easily and make the trek more memorable and enjoyable. Rest a few days in Dhaulagiri base camp and acclimatize yourself then you are now ready to trek more to the hidden valley via French pass (5400m) French pass itself is a little bit tough to cross throughout.

The scenery of Dhaulagiri makes you forget the difficulty anyway. 6to 8 hours of trekking to the hidden valley makes you a little tired but you have now more things to remember. Once you are in the hidden valley where you have one more extra day’s rest and prepare for another over (5000m) pass campus.

Finally once again when you are in (5350m) top of campus pass then you have mostly hardcore trek is done and you trek down to yak kharka. Enjoying the scenery of east face Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range mountain will make you enjoy most of the day.

Overall you are going to have 100 great experiences from this adventure trek and you list this trip as one of your favorite trips in your lifetime.

Why Trek With AlpineTrav Treks?

At AlpineTrav Treks it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and to ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and a worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical, or emotional. Read below to find out what makes your journey different from AlpineTrav Treks:

1. All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be done prior to your arrival providing you with a hassle-free trip.
2. On trekking, you will be led by an experienced and medical-trained guide or leader with a high staff ratio. Safety is our utmost priority.
3. To pass through challenging routes and to ensure your safety and comfort, we need an adequate number of staff. It includes an Experience guide, porters, an assistant guide too.
4. We provide boiled water for drinking purposes on all our treks. During mealtime, you can ask the staff to fill the hot water for you. We strongly discourage the use of single-use plastic bottles such as mineral water on all our trips. Carrying a hot water bottle is highly recommended.
5. Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.
6. Tea will be served at your Tent or Room as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast.

All-Inclusive for Trek

Trekking is an all-inclusive trip meaning you will need cash only for your personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
1. During the trekking, Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and a waterproof duffel bag trekking map, all required permits, Document for the trek, Guide, and camping staff, Cook, and kitchen staff, support staff, necessary ground transportation and domestic flight fare, etc all include.
2. For trekking, all accommodation including sleeping tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, dinner table, sitting chair, shower tent, and toilet tent is included.
3. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, tea, coffee, fresh fruits every day of Meals AlpineTrav Treks staff provide you.

Itinerary [for Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek – 16 Days]
Cost USD ($) 2400 per person (Min, Group Size: 4)

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara 25 minutes and transfer to the hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Darbang (1120 meters), 6 – 7 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Sibang (1800 meters), 6 – 7 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Bagar (2100 meters), 7-8 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Dobhan (2550 meters), 6-7 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Italian base camp (3680 meters), 7 -8– hours.
Day 08: Rest day at Italian base camp acclimatizing
Day 09: Trek to Japanese base camp (3900 meters), 5 – 6 hours.
Day 10:Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp (4790 meters), 5 –6 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Hidden valley 5200 meters), via French pass (5400 m)
Day 12: Exploration walk around Hidden Valley (5,140 meters)
Day 13: Trek to yak kharka (4230 meters), via Dhampus pass (5350 m)
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2650 meters), 6 hours.
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and continue to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure to your own destination.
Join us on a Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek in 2022/2023
Customize Your Trek:
This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be ‘tailormade’. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com


Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks. Please take care to note that your trek leader or guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trekking leader or guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but be prepared to be flexible if required.


1. Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trials.
2. Trekking in the Himalayas always takes us to challenge altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day.
3. We always provide the details in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping, and other workouts.

Lists Safety & Security

1. Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. AlpineTrav Treks pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel.
2. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staff and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange helicopter service for emergency rescue.
3. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Package Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & breakfast).
  • All ground transportation as in the itinerary.
  • Tourist type hotel in Pokhara (Bed & Breakfast)
  • Full board camping service for the whole trekking period.
  • Guide required and camping staff.
  • Cook and kitchen staff.
  • Domestic flight as in the itinerary
  • Highly experienced trekking porters.
  • All staff and porters insurance.
  • Trekking permit and Conservation fee.
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen
  • Government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Package Cost doesn’t include

  • Airfare of your international flight.
  • Nepal visa fee ($25 for 15 days), $40 for 30 days period.
  • Any cost due to a change in the itinerary because of natural calamities, disturbances like personal sickness, etc.
  • Cost of any extra services if you use those which are not mentioned in the packages.
  • In case of emergency, the cost of a helicopter rescue/evacuation.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • All kinds of beverages.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Staff tips.

Equipment Lists

The gears listed below are required for this trek. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.

Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf/Baseball cap/Thermal Balaclava/Sunglasses with UV protection/Headlight with spare batteries

Upper Body
Long-sleeved shirts/T-shirts/Baselayers/Warm Jacket/Sweater/Pullover
Waterproof Gore-Tex/Down Jacket with hood (800m fill) Primaloft or light Jacket.

Lower Body
Thermal/Inner-wears/Baselayers/Undergarments/Waterproof Gore-Tex Pant.
Trekking Trousers/Pants/Down or Primaloft Pant.
Warm socks (4 pair thin socks and 4 pair thick socks)/Trekking Boots (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)/Camp
Shoes/Gaiters/Down shoes (Optional)/Flip-flop.

Liner Gloves/Primaloft Mitten/Down Mitten

Sleeping bag/Backpack 40-50 liters/A pair of trekking poles/Water bottle one (1) liter X 2/Multi tool knife/Inflatable sleeping mattress (For additional comfort)/Laundry bag to keep dirty clothes/Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry/Padlock/Sewing kit/Duct tape/Reading materials notebooks and pens

1. Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
2. 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
3. Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
4. Flight tickets
5. Credit cards in case of emergencies
6. Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Toiletries and hygiene
Quick-drying towel/Small face towel/Toothbrush &Toothpaste/Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)/Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm/Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes/Hygiene products/Basic first aid kit

Before departing on your trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase meals and drinks during the trek – it’s always good to carry them in the smaller denominations where possible, there are no ATMs on the mountains

Food (Meals)

We will provide three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch ), during the trek. Since this is a full camping trek, our kitchen crew will serve freshly prepared meals during the trek. We consider hearty and delicious meals as a key component to the overall success of our trip. You can and are encouraged to bring along comfort food which you enjoy eating – chocolates, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks, etc.
Such as in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.

Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport, etc) required for the trip will be provided after your trip is confirmed. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

About Nepal Visa

All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency. Cost for visa fee you can check to here!

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. MORE DETAILS

Side Trips/ Trip Extensions

After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, India, Darjeeling, Ladak which seems more appealing to you.
On your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
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