A moderately strenuous one, the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is a lesser opted trail which follows the route into the seventh highest mountain in the world. Proper acclimatization, careful planning, good physique and climbing skills are absolutely mandatory as the trail includes high altitudes. However, the completely virgin territory with dramatic contrasts, off beaten track, tranquil surroundings and adventurous paths provide contentment and a onetime experience.
The trek starts from a drive to Beni from Pokhara with beautiful scenery, followed by a trek to Babichor via the hot springs to Tatopani and Myagdi Khola. An easy, gently ascending trail then leads into Dharapani then into Muri via Phedi. A descend from this Magar village brings Boghara, accompanied by the views of the stunning Mt. Ghustung South.
From Boghara, the trail first descends and then ascends up to Dobang through streams, rivers, forests and rocky terrains. Further crossings through streams bring Dobang. The trail then ascends up to Choriban Khola via Chartare. The next destination is the Italian Base Camp at a height of 3660 m. The trail is not well defined but is accompanied by exquisite views of the snow capped peaks prominent in the Dhaulagiri Region. After a day of acclimatization, trekkers move towards the Glacier Camp 4210m followed by the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Tukche Peak is clearly visible from this base camp and the other Dhaulagiri peaks fall to the west. A trek to the French Pass and the Hidden Valley High Camp is adorned with views of the Mukut Himal, Tashi Kang, Sita Chuchura, Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak which is highly alluring. Upon crossing the Dhampus Pass through Yak Kharka, a descend is carried out to Marpha and then to Jomsom. A drive back to Pokhara ends this beautiful trek.
The raw, untouched beauty and the difficulty of this trek make it even more adventurous and alluring and will certainly leave trekkers contented with the sights they have beheld
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Transfer to your hotel and free day.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Beni
Day 04: Beni to Babyachaur
Day 05: Babyachaur to Darbang
Day 06: Darbang to Takum
Day 07: Takum to Muri
Day 08: Muri to Boghara (2080m)
Day 09: Boghara to Doban
Day 10: Doban to Italian Base Camp
Day 11: Acclimatization day in Italian Base Camp
Day 12: Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5000m)
Day 14: Acclimatization day in Hidden Valley
Day 15: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka
Day 16: Yak Kharka to Tukuche
Day 17: Tukuche to Ghasa (2010m)
Day 18: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 19: Tatopani to Ghorapani (2870m)
Day 20: Ghorapani to Tadapani (2710m)
Day 21: Tadapani to Ghandruk (190m)
Day 22: Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) to Pokhara
Day 23: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 24: Free Day in Kathmandu.
Day 25: Final Departure Day back home.
TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.
1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to 15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
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