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Dhaulagiri Base Camp

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, (Kathmandu)

Day 2 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu and trek preparation

Day 3 : Drive to Beni (830m) 8hrs

Day 4 : Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur (950m) 5hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Dharapani (1,400m) 6hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Muri (1,850m) 5hours

Day 7 : Trek to Baghara (2050m) 6 hours

Day 8 : Trek to Dobang (2520m) 6hrs

Day 9 : Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 7hrs

Day 10 : Rest day at Italian Base Camp (3660m

Day 11 : Trek to Glacier Camp

Day 12 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 6hrs

Day 13 : Trek to French Col (5360m) Hidden Valley 6hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m) 6hrs

Day 15 : Trek to Jomsom (2,700m) 6hrs

Day 16 : Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 17 : Drive to Kathmandu 6hrs

Day 18 : Departure from TIA, Farewell !

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, (Kathmandu)

Welcome to Nepal, the Land of the Himalayas! You will be guided to the hotel by a Great Nepal representative once you arrive at the airport. You will have the rest of the day to do whatever you wish to do: get some sleep, stroll around or party hard. Well, do whatever that suits you. Later, you will participate in a gathering of other trekkers and guides and also be handed over the equipment necessary for the trek.  


Day 2 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu and trek preparation

Upon taking breakfast at the hotel, we will move from the hotel for sightseeing around the Capital that has many world heritage sties enlisted in the UNESCO list. We prefer to go by car with a guide so that you can have proper knowledge about the heritage sites. In the evening we return to hotel and plan for the trek ahead. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 3 : Drive to Beni (830m) 8hrs

The third morning we drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m) along the beautiful Prithvi Highway enjoying the changing landscape during the journey. First we reach the town of Pokhara and from there on we make our way to Beni, the headquarters of Myagdi district. Beni is a beautiful little town of Myagdi district and it is a perfect place to start the trek. Overnight stay at guesthouse.


Day 4 : Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur (950m) 5hrs

From Beni we will move for the trek to Babiyachaur (950m), which takes around 5 hours. Leaving Beni means leaving Kaligandaki and going west following the north bank of Myagdi Khola all the way through the village of Beni. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over Myagdi Khola, we head towards the village of Simalchaur. From then on, we walk for a while before reaching Babiyachaur. Overnight stay in a tented camp.


Day 5 : Trek to Dharapani (1,400m) 6hrs

From Babiyachaur, the trail now ascends continually uphill along the widened valleys and hills. The trail gains further altitude as we pass the village named Shahashradhara. We then cross the village and continue along the trail which now narrows considerably. Finally we reach the village of Dharapani located at an altitude of 1,400 meters. Overnight stay at tented camp.


Day 6 : Trek to Muri (1,850m) 5hours

On the 6th day we will trek to Muri (1,850m) which takes around 5 hours. First you have to cross the river and head towards the north to Phedi. As you move on the trail begins by climbing and there you will find many switch –backs until you appear at the edge. Again the trail climbs sharply to the village of Muri. Muri is a small Magar village in Myagdi district. Overnight stay at tented camp.


Day 7 : Trek to Baghara (2050m) 6 hours

Trek to Baghara (2050m) on the 7th day requires around 6 hours from Muri. First we cross a watercourse and carry on through the terraced field on the right before climbing an edge from where Mt. Ghustung South (6465m) is clearly visible. Myagdi Khola is what awaits us next and we hike down its west to the village of Naura. The trail now takes a steep step with switch backs and goes down along the forest to Baghara. Overnight stay at tented camp.


Day 8 : Trek to Dobang (2520m) 6hrs

The trail from Baghara goes down all the way through terraced fields that lead to a small edge and afterward to a forest to Jyardan. Crossing the settlement area of Jyardan, a high winding path crosses a rocky area and then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is a single hut. The trail keeps on through a forest to Lapshe Kharka and moves to Dobang (2520m). Overnight 


Day 9 : Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 7hrs

The trek on the ninth day will be a relatively long one as it takes close to seven hours to reach the Italian Base Camp from Dobang. The trail is also physically strenuous as the altitude continually rises as we move along the trail. Tukche Peak (6837m) can be seen during the trek, while the glimpses of Dhaulagiri-I (8167m) is also visible while on the trekking trail. After a short while we reach Italian Base Camp (3660m) which is also the site for camping for the night. Overnight stay at tented camp.


Day 10 : Rest day at Italian Base Camp (3660m

The next day we will be spending at the Italian Base Camp, resting and acclimatizing to the conditions. Mountain views of the entire Dhaulagiri Mountain Range are also one of the features of staying at the Italian Base Camp. We spend the rest of the day and night at a tented camp.


Day 11 : Trek to Glacier Camp

The next day we take breakfast early in the morning and resume our trek from the Italian Base Camp. The reason for starting early is that the weather is relatively clear in the morning and it is easier to cover the distance in the morning. On this day we will be staying overnight near at the Glacier Camp.


Day 12 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 6hrs

On the 12th day you will move for the trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) visible instantly at the far end while the striking north flank of Dhaulagiri (4740m) dominates the skyline to the right. You will reach Dhaulagiri Base camp after almost six hours of trek from the Glacier Camp, which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west, the peaks of Dhaulagiri II and Dhaulagiri V are also clearly visible.


Day 13 : Trek to French Col (5360m) Hidden Valley 6hrs

The maximum altitude of French Col or the Hidden Valley is 5360 meters. The way that leads to the Hidden Valley can be strenuous and tiring. As the altitude now is above 5000 meters, the trek is physically demanding and the trekkers are suggested to go about the trek in a slow manner. However, the trail can be adventurous at the same time as it goes upwards for some time and again descends after a while. Hidden Valley is particularly known for the wonderful views of the Dhaulagiri and other mountain peaks. Overnight stay at tented camp


Day 14 : Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m) 6hrs

Upon exploring the Hidden Valley, we begin our downhill trek on the 14th day as we make our way towards the Yak Kharka. We begin early in the morning as the trek takes nearly 6 hours to reach Yak Kharka. One of the features of this days trek is that we come across the Dhampus Pass. The view of the entire Annapurna Range being touched by the sun with the valley resting below in the darkness is amazing. We cross Dhampus Pass and reach Yak Kharka after a few more hours of trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 15 : Trek to Jomsom (2,700m) 6hrs

Nearly six hours of trek from Yak Kharka will take us to Jomsom. The trail is most travelled one and is relatively easier compared to the earlier ones. On your way you will come across many Tibetan traders and the hordes of Yak carrying goods to the Muktinath region. The rest of the day after reaching Jomsom we spend in the region, resting and talking to the local villagers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 16 : Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

This day we will take our flight early in the morning from Jomsom to Pokhara and will spend rest of the day in Pokhara, exploring the natural beauty and the great natural ambience. Overnight stay at a hotel.


Day 17 : Drive to Kathmandu 6hrs

On the 17th day of the tour package, we will drive back to the capital city of Kathmandu which takes around six hours. If we have time in the evening, we travel around Thamel, the tourist hub in the Capital. Overnight stay at a hotel


Day 18 : Departure from TIA, Farewell !

Something you really wish didn’t come, the end of your marvelous journey. Obviously, having you attached to this beautiful country, saying goodbye will be painful. You will be chauffeured to the airport and then make your departure.


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : GN/AR-339
  Duration : 18
  Entry/Exit : Kathmandu
  Max. Elevation : 5360
  Best seasons : Spring/Autumn