Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri Trek

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Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri Trek Route

The Dhaulagiri trek route begins from Kathmandu To Beni by road. Then the official trekking begins from Babiya to Benichaur. From Benichaur, we head towards Dharapani and then to Muri.
After that, we trek from Muri to Boghara. Then we proceed towards Dovan. From Dovan, we progress further toward the Italian base camp. Then the journey continues from the Italian Base camp to French Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. After that, we proceed towards Yak Kharka/ Aaru Bari, the final destination of our trip.

Highlights Of Dhaulagiri Trekking

  • We reach the base camp of the world’s seventh-highest mountain on the Dhaulagiri trekking.
  • Cross to high passes, i.e., French pass and Dhampus pass
  • An awe-inspiring view of the majestic snow-covered mountain ranges.
  • You are bound to be taken aback by the astounding, Paranomic view of the Dhaulagiri massif.
  • The trekking trail passes through appealing lush forests.
  • You will get a chance to visit the hidden valley in the Dhaulagiri region.
  • It will be a fruitful adventure exploring the remote areas of the Dhaulagiri region.
  • The trail passes through high alpine pastures, abandoned villages, and appealing mountain views.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu City Tour

Day 2: Kathmandu To Beni (800m) By Bus

Day 3: Trek From Beni To Babiya Chaur. 970m

Day 4: Trek From Babiya Chaur To Dharapani. 1565m (5/6 hrs)

Day 5: Trek From Dharapani To Muri. 1800m

Day 6: Trek From Muri To Boghara. 2080m

Day 7: Trek From Boghara To Dovan. 2430m

Day 8: Trek From Dovan To Italian Base Camp. 3500m

Day 9: Trek From Italian Base Camp To French Base Camp. 3870m

Day 10: Trek From French Base Camp To Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m) via French Pass 5360m.

Day 11: Trek From Dhaulagiri Base Camp To Yak Kharka/Aaru Bari. 3900m

Day 12: Trek From Aaru Bari To Jomsom. 2670m

Day 13: Jomsom To Pokhara Flight.

Day 14: Pokhara To Kathmandu By Tourist Bus.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu City Tour

Day 1 is going to be your arrival day in Nepal. Or, if you are already in Nepal, we begin our tour by exploring the glorious Kathmandu city. We will explore the renowned spots and chill around on the first day of our trip. You can also start prepping for the upcoming trek.

Day 2

Kathmandu To Beni (800m) By Bus. (6/7 hrs)

A new and adventurous day awaits upon waking on day 2. After devouring the breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Beni. This long drive to Beni will be a beautiful experience as you pass by astounding landscapes, forests, and appealing natural views. We spend the night here at Beni.

Day 3

Trek From Beni To Babiya Chaur. 970m (5/6 hrs)

Waking up the next day, we officially start our trek. We pass the Myagdi Khola and cross numerous appealing villages and tall suspension bridges. You will witness the beautiful terrace farming. Before we wrap the day, we explore Babiya Chaur. We spend the night here at Babiya Chaur.

Day 4

Trek From Babiya Chaur To Dharapani. 1565m (5/6 hrs)

On day 4, the adventure starts getting tougher. We leave the terrace field behind and pass through a rugged trail. Up until we witness small villages, the path is rocky and difficult. After walking for about 5-6 hours, we reach Dharapani. An appealing village where we spend the night.

Day 5

Trek From Dharapani To Muri. 1800m (6/7 hrs)

Waking up early, we start our trek from Dharapani. We cross numerous villages till we reach Muri. The ascending trail entails a lush forest, enthralling rivers, and other small villages, and finally, you reach Muri after about 6-7 hours. We spend the night here at Muri.

Day 6

Trek From Muri To Boghara. 2080m (5/6 hrs)

On day 6, we will cross a low pass from where we get astounding views of Mt. Ghustung South. From here, the trail also gets difficult, passing through pine and oak forests. This trail leads to Boghara. From Boghara, you will witness the glorious views of the majestic mountains, including; Dhaulagiri I and Gurja Himal, along with the beautiful terrace fields lying under the mountain view.

Day 7

Trek From Boghara To Dovan. 2430m (6/7 hrs)

The real adventure starts here as we elevate from Boghara. We will pass the tree lines, farms, and terraced fields on the trail. Then we eventually reach Dovan, where we will spend the night.

Day 8

Trek From Dovan To Italian Base Camp. 3500m (6 hrs)

We begin the trip from Dovan to the Italian Base camp. The series of enthralling natural views continue as we move further. The resting spot for the day will be the Italian Base camp. We will walk for about 6 hours to reach the Italian Base Camp from Dovan.

Day 9

Trek From Italian Base Camp To French Base Camp. 3870m (6/7 hrs)

The exciting journey continues as we leave the Italian Base camp and move further toward the French Base camp. This journey will be of about 6-7 hours. Be sure to take enough rests and listen to your body whilst trekking. You will enjoy the glorious natural views on your way to the French Base camp.

Day 10

Trek From French Base Camp To Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m) via French Pass 5360m. (7/8 hrs)

The walk gets tougher and more adventurous as we leave the french base camp and lead towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The distinct ethnic culture and habitat of people residing here will add a new dimension to your adventure.

Day 11

Trek From Dhaulagiri Base Camp To Yak Kharka/Aaru Bari. 3900m (6/7 hrs)

From Dhaulagiri Base Camp, we trek to Yak Kharka/ Aaru Bari. This journey should take you about 6- 7 hours. The trail gets easier as we leave the glaciers above the Dhaulagiri Base camp. You will witness the grand mountain views of Mukut Himal, Tashi Kang, and Sita Chuchura. We finally conclude the day at Aaru Bari.

Day 12

Trek From Aaru Bari To Jomsom. 2670m (6/7 hrs)

On day 12, we will be trekking from Aaru Bari to Jomsom. We continue the journey through the beautiful Marpha Village, renowned for its apple orchard, apple brandy, and other products. We continue the journey.

Day 13

Jomsom To Pokhara Flight. (25-minute flight)

Day 13 is almost the end of our awesome trekking journey. We take a flight back to Pokhara from Jomsom. You are bound to be taken aback by the awe-inspiring mountain views, the distinct landscapes, and the clear blue skies during the flight back to Pokhara.

Day 14

Pokhara To Kathmandu By Tourist Bus. (6/7 hrs)

Day 14 will be the last day of the trek. On this day, we return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist bus. You will enjoy the serene natural views on the way back. The 6 to 7 hours bus journey will be perfect for reflecting on the amazing trip.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Difficulties

As we discussed earlier, Nepal’s Dhaulagiri trail is a relatively difficult trekking trail. Let’s discuss the possible difficulties you might encounter during the trip.

Altitude Sickness

The most common issue and the possible difficulty you might encounter on your trek to Dhaulagiri is Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain sickness(AMS). You can get altitude sickness if you travel to a high altitude quickly. So be sure to listen to your body and pace accordingly. Refrain from pushing yourself too much, or your health condition might get more serious.

Route Difficulty

The Dhaulagiri trek is a relatively difficult trek in Nepal. You have to pass through the rugged, elevated paths. It is a high-altitude trek. So it is not suitable for beginner trekkers.

Weather Conditions

Frosty weather conditions add to the difficulty of the already challenging Dhaulagiri trek. This is a high-altitude trek, and as we know, the weather conditions at high altitudes are unpredictable.

Physical Condition

The Dhaulagiri trek is considered one of Nepal’s most difficult trekking experiences. So it is best suited for people with prior trekking experience and good physical fitness. If you have critical health conditions, avoiding this trek is best.

Best Time To Visit Dhaulagiri Trekking

You can do the Dhaulagiri trekking throughout the year. However, the most preferred times have to be either spring or autumn. These seasons provide the most conducive environment for trekking in Nepal. Pleasant temperatures, clear blue skies, astounding mountain views, free from numerous insects, bugs, and many more pros of trekking during spring and autumn.

You can trek to the Dhaulagiri region in the winter as well. However, traveling during winter comes with challenges like unforeseen weather conditions, slippery trails, and frosty climates. The pros of trekking during winter are easily available accommodations as this time is considered off-season.

If you plan to trek to the Dhaulagiri region during summer, you must remember that monsoon and summer occur simultaneously in Nepal. With prior management, you can also trek to the Dhaulagiri region in Summer. You must be prepared to face uncertain climates, slippery trails, bugs, leeches, and other monsoon struggles. You might face these challenges when it’s raining; however, on most days, you will witness clear blue skies and warm and favorable weather conditions.


  • Hearty welcome with a garland (mala) at the airport by our representative on arrival day.
  • Transfer from the airport to your destination in a comfortable tourist/private vehicle as per your itinerary.
  • Comfortable twin-sharing accommodation in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast. (Upgrade to 4-star or 5-star available for an additional cost)
  • Tent accommodation with complete camping equipment during the trek. We provide high-quality, waterproof two-person tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining tables and chairs, toilet tents, shower tents, climbing ropes and more.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with seasonal fruit and a hot drink during the trek.
  • Transportation costs to and from Jomsom to Pokhara including airport departure taxes in Jomsom airport.
  • Services of a highly experienced, licensed and English/Hindi/Chinese speaking trekking guide.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Manthali and Lukla.
  • Permits for Sagarmatha/Everest National Park, TIMS and local government taxes.
  • Porter services (1 porter per 2 guests) to help carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Trekking map and duffel bag for each pair of guests.
  • Certificate of completion for the trek.
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary administrative expenses and government taxes throughout the trek.

Not Included

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  • Travel insurance and high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment.
  • Private, customized trips.
  • Additional accommodation due to early arrival/late departure or flight cancellations.
  • Any other services, activities, or personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.


Distinct Landscapes, rare snowy glaciers, and awe-inspiring views of the majestic Dhaulagiri mountain.

The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek costs around $3200 per person.

You can trek to Dhaulagiri during Autumn and Spring.

You will need a TIMS card and an Annapurna Conservation area fee for the Dhaulagiri circuit trek.

The Dhaulagiri circuit trek is considered one of the toughest trekking trails in Nepal. It is perfect for anyone looking for adventure.

What Makes Dhaulagiri Trek Different?

Distinct Landscapes, rare snowy glaciers, and awe-inspiring views of the majestic Dhaulagiri mountain.

How Much Does The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Cost?

The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek costs around $3200 per person.

When Should We Trek To Dhaulagiri?

You can trek to Dhaulagiri during Autumn and Spring.

What Permits Are Needed For This Trek?

You will need a TIMS card and an Annapurna Conservation area fee for the Dhaulagiri circuit trek.

How Difficult Is The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek?

The Dhaulagiri circuit trek is considered one of the toughest trekking trails in Nepal. It is perfect for anyone looking for adventure.


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Viet Anh
Viet Anh
The tour gave me such an amazing experience, especially about the cultural, historical and religious values of Nepalis. 2 colleagues and me went on 1 tour of NBM Travel, in 4 nights and 5 days in Nepal (Limbini, Nagarkot, and Kathmandu). Mr Sujit, the Manager was very supportive in arranging a customized tour for us, meeting all our requirements. He is very responsive and professional, with quite good connections to help us (our domestic flight was delayed, he managed to get us on board of an earlier flight)Mr Subash, the Tour Guide, was also responsible and hospitable. He always tried to make us enjoy the trip. He is also expertised in his job, knowing a lot of information about the tourist attractions. He was very ready to help when we want to buy local fruits, and very collaborative when we want to change the schedule.The tour gave me such an amazing experience, especially about the cultural, historical and religious values of Nepalis. In our tour, we also planned to see the Himalayan Ranges from our Hotel in Nagarkot and from Chandragiri Hills, but the weather was so cloudy during our stay. It may be a good reason for our come back to Nepal next time and enjoy the hospitality of NBM Team.
Ciara M
Ciara M
Fantastic We had such a fantastic experience in Nepal with this tour company. We were overwhelmed by how welcoming and warm Sudarshan and his team were from the moment we arrived. We felt so comparable and taken care of in the beautiful Nivas Botique home in Kathmandu. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. We enjoyed delicious, complimentary authentic Nepalese meals and had such a fanatic stay here. We travelled to Pokhara for 2 nights in very comfortable private transportation. We had a fantastic 2 days of activities including paragliding and white water rafting, all organised for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip and I couldn’t recommend using this travel company more. We will definitely be back in the future!
Rory N
Rory N
Amazing Trip! We spent 4 fantastic days in Kathmandu and Pokhara with NBM travel. Our trip included paragliding, sight seeing and an Everest flight. Management went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, safe and ensure that we had the best time. Would highly recommend this travel company!
绝美风景,期待下次再见 不同于之前在国内看到的雪山,喜马拉雅山系的雪山绵延不绝,又高又长,能见度好的时候能看到一片的雪山,感觉自己第一次离雪山那么近,超震撼的感觉。看到了鱼尾峰的鱼尾巴,好美!雨林里山中的空气超级好,刚好走的那段路像原始丛林一般,很美空气很新鲜,竟然有点爱上这种雨中漫步的感觉~选的旅行社的老板人真的很好!安排的十分妥当,爱上这种异国他乡的快乐啦哈哈!不过这是我们第一次相遇,但绝对不是最后一次相聚!
很棒的旅游体验-Kathmandu 一直有想去尼泊尔旅行的想法,前些日子终于下决心仔细研究了,人生地不熟的,问了朋友的朋友有没有旅行社推荐,就推荐了这家,英文名NBM中文名大山旅游,老板中文名也叫大山,感觉对中国文化很有研究,让我们这种出国游的感觉很安心。老板很靠谱,给安排了懂中文的向导,沟通很顺利,人也很亲切。不得不说尼泊尔景色真不错,适合放松身心,有机会的话还会再来,也会多推荐大山旅游的。
Tina B.
Tina B.
Great if you have limited time to visit the city I was in Nepal in November and after a trek of 10 days I only had 1 and a half day to visit Kathmandu. I found out many places to visit in Kathmandu are far from each other (5 to 10 km) and walking between places is not an option (heavy traffic). So I decided to book a private tour (I was a solo traveller) and had a great experience. My guide Raj took me to all the important places , UNESCO sites, and explained everything about the place we were visiting. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time to explore the city. -1 point as the guides will take you to shop/restaurant they have an agreement with, I didn't mind the shop as they don't force you to buy anything, but I would have wanted to choose the restaurant by myself
Hari r
Hari r
Cable Car Trip near Kathmandu Me and my friends travelled Kathmandu this July and we went for a short distance trip to Chandragiri Hill. Cable Car took us to Chandragiri hill, which is best to escape from hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The view of Kathmandu was beautiful as rain cleared up the sky. The guide we were provided was professional and he told us incredible stories of the hill. Overall it was fantastic trip.
Bindu B
Bindu B
Trekking, Local, culture views and sites 5 days in Nepal trek was awesome. We went to Sundarijal, then to Chisapani walking a lot of stairs and then to Nagarkot. We could see beautiful peaks from Dhaulagiri to Everest. People at Sundarijal seem very friendly. All in all, our trek was very nice and we enjoyed it very much.
Stephanie H
Stephanie H
Amazing Trip! Thank you to the folks at NBM Travel for an awesome trip to Nepal! Shristi was incredibly helpful with coordinating everything and answering all of my silly logistical questions from the moment I booked the trip. My tour guide Mani provided so much support on the tour, from sharing his knowledge about Nepali culture and history, to helping me find souvenirs at a good price, to rearranging our itinerary when we had weather delays. I chose this tour specifically to learn about the many cultures and lifestyles of Nepal and was not disappointed. Each location was so different from the last - Kathmandu is the chaotic capital, Chitwan is a gorgeous jungle where you’ll see animals that you’d never expect to see up close in real life (still can’t believe how close I was to crocodiles and a rhino!), and Pokhara feels like a cute beach resort. We were unable to go to Lumbini due to weather, so we spent an extra day in Pokhara and an extra day in Kathmandu, which worked out fine for relaxing and shopping. Even the bus rides between cities were interesting because you could see examples of life in the countryside and some really cool landscapes. There was a decent balance of sightseeing and free time, and I really liked each of the hotels we stayed at. If you are interested in learning about Nepal beyond trekking, this is a great introduction. They have such an interesting diversity and unique history, I wish more people knew about it!If you go in July, like I did, you’ll likely catch some rain (monsoon season), so make sure you pack accordingly! Rain boots, rain coat, and quick dry pants worked well on rainy days and the boat tour/jungle trek in Chitwan, plus a few pairs of comfortable pants and a pair of sandals for sunny days. Don’t let the name “monsoon” scare you off from coming if this is the only time of year you can go. You’ll still see, do, and eat a lot! (Make sure you have dal bhat and momo while you are here...they are the best!)
Swostika M
Swostika M
Exciting trip in cable car Had a experience of such a steep cable car. The trip was exciting and the mountain view was worth the travel.

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