Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is a pretty strenuous trek that takes you into high country through forest with dense foliage and culminates on to a trail that continues on snow and shimmering glaciers. Separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki, the Dhaulagiri massif includes more than 30 peaks over 6000 meters, eight of these surpassing 8000 meters. This is a long, difficult trek around Dhaulagiri (8167m.) that starts from Beni on the Kali Gandaki.
Follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses the French Col (5240m.), traversing the head of Hidden Valley and also cuts across the 5155m Dhampus Pass. The trek ends with a steep descent to Marpha and a return to Pokhara, either via the Kali Gandaki valley or over the Ghorepani ridge for concluding views of the entire Dhaulagiri massif; rounding of the conclusions of an adventure enjoyed to the hilt.
Drive from Kathmandu to Beni which takes about eleven hours. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Beni to Maldhunga (1300m.) which takes about six hours. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Maldhunga to Darbang which takes about five and half hours. This day you trek gently ascending for the early one hour passing through jungles with varieties of oaks, rhododendron and so on. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Darbang to Takum which takes about five hours. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Takum to Muri which takes about six hours. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Muri to Baghar (2080m.). You descend a gentle slope, and cross a rocky stream. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2520m.) which takes about five hours. Here you leave the villages behind and the trial begins to get increasingly challenging. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Dobang to Upper Vungini or the Italian Base Camp (3660m.) Stay overnight in camps.
Rest day for acclimatization. The day is free for you to move around as you like. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp which takes about four hours. After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope at a couple of tricky spots, you climb onto the main glacier. . This is a particularly tough day. You camp on the glacier rubble.
Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.) which takes about five hours. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5010m.) - Hidden Valley which takes about four hours. Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Hidden valley (5200m.) to Yak Kharka (3680m.) which takes about seven hours. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.) which takes about five hours. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.) which takes about six hours. Your trail stretches at an almost flat level through forests to Kalopani, a Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. En route, you find Larjung which is situated near Dhaulagiri Glacier. The first part of the trek passes through a high windy area covered with pine and rhododendron forests. At Kalopani, you will be amazed with the breathtaking views of Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.). Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1189m.) which takes about six and half hours. Stay overnight in camps.
Trek from Tatopani to Beni which takes almost five hours and drive from Beni to Pokhara by bus which takes another four and half hours. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours or You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.
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