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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

A challening 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 trips, this is a private trek - no groups, no rigid itineraries, just your private adventure.

Dhaulagiri stands above the Kali Gandaki valley which separates the Dhaularigi 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 camping style makes it even more authentic. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure has been organizing this trek for over 7 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 20 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.

Highlights:

  • 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

Trip Facts

Duration: 17 days
Altitude: 5300m
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Accommodation: Teahouse & Camping
Season: Spring & Fall
Equipment: Advance trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Day 02:

Day for trekking preparation and free day in Kathmandu to explore


Day 03:

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


Day 04:

Beni to Dharapani (1,400m/ 4593.176 ft.), 4hr drive+4hr walk via Dharbang (1110m/ 3641.732 ft.)  


Day 05:

Dharapani to Muri (1,850m/ 6069.554 ft.), walk 6-7hr


Day 06:

Muri to Boghara (2050m/ 6725.722 ft.), walk 5-6hr


Day 07:

Baghara to Doban (2520m/ 8267.717 ft.), walk 5-6hr


Day 08:

Doban to Italian Base Camp (3110m/ 10203.41 ft.), walk 6-7hr  


Day 09:

Acclimatization Day in IBC


Day 10:

IBC to Glacier Camp/ French Camp (4940m/ 16207.35 ft.), walk 4-5hr


Day 11:

GC/French Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m/15551.18 ft.), walk 5-6hr


Day 12:

Dhaulagiri BC to Hidden Valley (5200m/17060.37 ft.) via Pass French Col (5010/16437.01 ft.), walk 4-5hr


Day 13:

Hidden Valley to Yak Kharkha (3680m/ 12073.49 ft.), walk 5-7hr


Day 14:

Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m/8759.843 ft.), walk 5-6hr   


Day 15:

Marpha to Pokahara (823m/2,700ft), flight 35min & walk an hr to Jomsom (2,715m/8907.48 ft.)

Day 16:

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


Day 17:

Final departure day

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 17 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and
Fitness

Included Services

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]

+ Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ All sahring ground transportation services  

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+ Trekking permits and TIMS card

+ First Aid kit

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, 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.

Equipment

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.

Luggage:

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. A Bandana
3. Sunglasses
4. Warm hat
5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
7. An emergency light

Hands:

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

Footwear:

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)

Extras/Luxuries:

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

Toiletries:

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

 

Useful Information

Travel Season

The best season for this region is roughly from March to late May and late-September to early December. The weather is heavily influenced by the monsoon which brings large quantities of snow between June and August from the Gulf of Bengal. To avoid unstable weather, we recommend the spring and fall periods. However, trips can be organized outside these periods as well.

Your Meals During the Trek

During long treks, good nutrition is very important. Beyond the practical aspects, delicious food enhances every holiday. At Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures, we make sure you experience high quality, locally sourced dishes. During the camping trek, we will freshly prepare your meals with great emphasis on local, authentic dishes. Please inform us of special dietary needs but keep in mind that the trek leads through remote areas and it will not always be possible to meet specific requirements. In this case you might have to bring suitable meals instead.

Individual vs Group Trips

Our trips are calculated as private treks. You will have your own guide and can determine your own itinerary. This gives you the most flexibility. If you, however, prefer to join a group, depending on dates and routes, this can be organized as well.  

Start from: 1,650
Duration
17 days
Season
Spring&Fall
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Moderate
Altitude
5,300 m
Walking
6 hrs
Accommodation
Teahouse+Camping