Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
- Country: Nepal
The trek to this region Dhaulagiri leads you to the off beaten trails and is perfect for those adventurer who are willing to endeavor stimulating and escapade trek through the isolated remote villages. This trekking has one of the challenging route. Mount Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest peak in the world at the elevation of 8166 m. On the way, we also get to observe numerous peaks over the elevation of 7000 m passing over craggy terrain with amazing natural exquisiteness which only few visitors have perceived yet. The sight of this region is remarkable and this stimulating trek passes through several mountains, as well as crossing the Thapa pass (at 5153 m, 16915 ft) and even cross the French pass (5365 m, 17190 ft).
Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek (4751 m) offers you the panoramic vistas of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri I (8167 m), II (7751 m), III (7715 m), IV (7661 m), V (7618 m) and other few snowcapped Himalayan mountains like Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Nilgiri (7061 m), Manaslu (8156 m) and Tukuche (6920 m).
The trekkers get enthusiastic to perceive this intense different land, indigenous settlements like Gurung, Chettris, and Magars where you get to explore this exclusive Nepali culture and its traditions. Besides that on the trail, you might get to spot various wildlife animals from leopards, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan red panda, musk deer etc.
Our journey begins as we drive to Pokhara. From here our trail heads northwest following the KaliGandaki river and reach the valley crossing Beni and Tatopani. Continuing our trek from Tatopani - we reach Phedi, then to Dharapani and then we head towards Muri. As trekking further, we lead north alongside MyagdiKhola (river), where on the trail we pass through several villages of Bagar, Doban, and Daap.
After crossing the Myagdi glacier, we get the splendid views of the Dhaulagiri range. After that, we will pass the challenging pass; French pass (5365 m) which will be the utmost point of our trek. From here, we head forward to the cross the Dhampus pass amid Tukuche and Thapa peak. As we descend down from Dhampus pass, we reach several communities of Tukuche and from there, we head to Jomsom and Muktinath; one of the significant Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site. And finally from there, ending our trek taking an airstrip to Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu.
This trekking can be attempted even by novice trekkers with sound health but have to be well acclimatized to the high altitude. For the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek, the best season would be in spring and autumn but we the Accent Himalaya can arrange this trekking throughout the year according to our customer’s desire. For more information about this trek or have any questions, please do contact or email us.
Below we list our detailed itinerary for Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek: