Dhaulagiri Trekking Fact
  • Trip Code : HST-OF-07
  • Trek Start from : Beni
  • Trek End at : Nayapul
  • Grade : Moderate / Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation : 770 m.
  • Highest Elevation : 5300 m.
  • Group Size : Minimum 2 People
  • Best time : September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek : Tent
  • Trek Duration : 24 days

Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain (8167 meter) in the world. The word Dhaulagiri means the White Mountain which justifies a giant peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. Mt. Dhaulagiri was firstly discovered in 1808 and was thought to be the highest mountain in the world till long years. Dhaulagiri lies northwest of Pokhara, an important regional town and tourist center. Geographically Dhaulagiri Trekking is a land of dramatic contrast. This trekking requires a sense of adventure to cope with challenges that everyone face on that trail. Dhaulagiri is quite trekking zone and a paradise for all nature lovers. Trekkers follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. They walk through tricky trail on snow and glaciers as it crosses French Col (5240m). They also pass the head of Hidden Valley and cross the 5155m Thapa Pass. The trek ends with a steep descent to Marpha and return to Pokhara via the Ghorepani ridge with bewildering views of the entire Dhaulagiri massif.

Dhaulagiri Trekking Highlights

  1. Rewarding trekking trail for adventure lovers
  2. Rivers, ferns and forests of oak and others deciduous trees and rhododendron forest
  3. Breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain Range
  4. Two challenging mountain passes: French pass (5240m.) and Thapa Pass (5150 m)
  5. Abundant alpine flowers on the trail
  6. Warm hospitality and unique culture of ethnic people like Thakali
  7. Natural hot spring at Tatopani

Dhaulagiri Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the trip.
O/n at hotel in Kathmandu hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Beni by bus. Around 10 hours scenic drive. Afternoon free time. O / n at mountain lodge.

Day 03: Morning drive to Tatopani. Trek to Babiyachaur. O/N at camp

Day 04: Babiyachaur to Durbang. O/N at camp

Day 05: Durbang to Sibang. O/N at camp

Day 06: Sibang to Muri. to Jugepani. O/N at camp

Day 07: Jugepani to Bagar. O/N at camp

Day 08: Bagar to Dovan. O/N at camp

Day 09: Dovan to Sallaghari. O/N at camp

Day 10: Sallaghari to Upper Vungini (Italian base camp). O/N at camp

Day 11: Rest at Italian base camp for acclimatization. O/N at camp

Day 12: Vungini to Glacier camp. O/N at camp

Day 13: Glacier camp to Dhaulagiri base camp. O/N at camp

Day 14: Dhaulagiri base camp to Hidden valley via French Col- passes. O/N at camp

Day 15: Hidden valley to Yak Kharka via Thapa passes. O/N at camp

Day 16: Yak Kharka to Marpha. O/N at camp

Day 17: Rest and explore around the Marpha. O/N at camp

Day 18: Marpha to Kalopani. O/N at camp

Day 19: Kalopan to Tatopani. O/N at camp

Day 20: Tatopani to Ghorepani. O/N at camp

Day 21: Ghorepani to Hile. O/N at camp

Day 22: Hile to Nayapul.  One and half hour drive back to Pokhara. O/N at hotel

Day 23: Drive back to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.

Day 24: Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for final departure.

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Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your preferences. If you want to make any changes please write us.

A typical trekking day on a Camping:

A typical trekking day means hiking from morning to afternoon only. Each morning after packing bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, sun cream, hat, raincoat, camera and warm jumper just case. Rest of your materials will carry by porters. You just need to pack your belongings before the breakfast. The walk will be 3-4 hours in the morning until for lunch in midday. The lunch will be prepared in the grassland beside the Trail. In between your get sufficient time to roaming with villagers, take photographs and enjoy the flora and fauna. After that walk will gradually shorter. We usually reach camping spot in time for afternoon tea but this is not a fixed schedule. But evening camp will set near village area.  Remaining period of afternoon can be spent by exploring the village or simply relaxing with a good book. Local food will provide at dinner by cook and kitchen crew and they were fully aware of food hygiene and green travel.

After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures or writing diary if you habitual of it before heading off to bed for well-earned sleep.

Essential Trek Info

Overnight at tent during trekking

While in camping trekking we provide you private medium size of tent which is enough for two people. Although you'll be sleeping on foam mattresses placed on the ground, we are fully conscious of well earn sleep while camping cause hiking up to 5/6 hrs per day need peaceful sleep. So we select tent according to size of person so that s/he have enough space for sleep.

Meal during the camping Trekking

In camping trekking you will have breakfast and dinner in the tent. Lunch will be taken at the trail side at camp site. The camping chef will prepare meal for you. You will serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentis) local vegetable, noodles, French fries, pasta, soup as well as variety of combination of western and local cuisine. We assure that foods are fully hygiene, tasty meal and kitchen crew is fully aware of general cleanliness and personal hygiene.

Safety drinking water in camping

We suggest you to drink boiled filter water. For boiled water ask to guide or camping crew or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the camp site. Although mineral water is available in most places which is better choice and there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, but we encourage the guest to do what they can protect the environment.

Shower and toilet facilities in camping trekking

In camping trekking toilets tent is usually we fix nearby camp site. You suggest having your own toilets paper during whole trekking period. Hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your guide or camping crew. For ecological reasons please try to limit your use of hot water. For shower we will provide you shower tent. Please not that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is rare chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Re charge and Electrical items in camping

We highly recommend you to bring Solar panel by yourself for batteries re-charge. Normally we will set the camp nearby village. In some village you can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 - 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 cycles per second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plug in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee for recharging facilities.

Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. More


We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. More

Weather & climate

Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal. Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. More

Risk & Liabilities

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant.More

Health & Veccinations

For trekking Nepal you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. More

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. More

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