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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

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

A challenging 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 journeys, this is often a personal trek - no rigid itineraries, simply your personal journey.

Dhaulagiri stands above the Kali Gandaki valley which separates the Dhaulagiri 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 habitation vogue makes it even a lot of authentic. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure has been organizing this trek for over 13 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 17 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.

 

Additional Options Extended Route

If you prefer to extend the trip and continue to Annapurna Circuit Trek or Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or Muldai Viewpoint Trek , Khopra Ridge Trek or Upper Mustang Trek(Mini Tibet), Upper Dolpa Trek or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek rather than return to Kathmandu, this can also be arranged.

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Make your dream come true with booking Dhampus Peak or Ten Peak or Tharpuchuli Peak with us.

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.)
[Included meals: Bed]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 02:

KTM S/Seeing Tour and trekkking preparation 
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 03:

Kathmandu to Beni (850m/ 2788.71 ft.), drive 9hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 04:

Beni to Dharapani (1,400m/ 4593.176 ft.), 4hr drive+4hr walk via Dharbang (1110m/ 3641.732 ft.) 
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse 


Day 05:

Dharapani to Muri (1,850m/ 6069.554 ft.), walk 6-7hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 06:

Muri to Boghara (2050m/ 6725.722 ft.), walk 5-6hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 07:

Baghara to Doban (2520m/ 8267.717 ft.), walk 5-6hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 08:

Doban to Italian Base Camp (3110m/ 10203.41 ft.), walk 6-7hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse 


Day 09:

Acclimatization Day in IBC
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 10:

IBC to Glacier Camp/ French Camp (4940m/ 16207.35 ft.), walk 4-5hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 11:

GC/French Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m/15551.18 ft.), walk 5-6hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 12:

Dhaulagiri BC to Hidden Valley (5200m/17060.37 ft.) via Pass French Col (5010/16437.01 ft.), walk 4-5hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 13:

Hidden Valley to Yak Kharkha (3680m/ 12073.49 ft.), walk 5-7hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent


Day 14:

Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m/8759.843 ft.), walk 5-6hr   
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 15:

Marpha to Pokahara (823m/2,700ft), flight 35min & walk an hr to Jomsom (2,715m/8907.48 ft.)
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 16:

Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), drive 6hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at hotel 


Day 17:

Final departure day
[Included meals: Breakfast]

 

Trek Duration:

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

Included Services

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

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ Private trek with an English speaking Nepal Mountaineering Association trained Clcimbing guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP) during the teahouse trek & all necessary porters, cook & rest kitchen crews,tent,Kitchen sets during the camping trek.

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Sharing bus from KTM-Beni & PKR-KTM & fight from Jomsom to Pokhara

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the teahouse and camping trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses and tent as per the itinerary

+ Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family


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 Guides & Porters

- 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. Sunglasses
3. Warm hat
4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
6. 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

Additional Options:

+Additional porter: 330 USD [22 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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