Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri Trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 18 days

Difficulty Level : 4

Group Size : 2 to 12 people

Maximum Altitude : 5400m

The Dhaulagiri Trek Tour is a return to the origin of the treks of Nepal. Without lodges, with very few tourists, you must have everything with you. We form a team with our guide, porters and cooks. 

In fact, isolation is very real. The trek begins in areas of terraced cultivation in an atmosphere of heat. Then the scenery changes, from the camp in the forest to 3100 m and then to the base camp of the Italians, the Japanese camp, the base camp of Dhaulagiri and camp Tukuche we are in a world of mountains. The mineral atmosphere at the Dhaulagiri base camp. A stone recalls the disappearance of Chantal Mauduit and her Sherpa Ang Tshering.

The climb to the French Pass is not difficult, you have to walk slowly to avoid the mountain sickness. Finally, the arrival to the French Pass offers an exceptional view of the Dhaulagiri which rises to 8170 m. Then, it’s the Hidden Valley, a colorful secret valley that stretches out of sight to the edge of Dolpo but better deserves the name of Windy Valley because the wind is strong. Those who wish to climb the Thapa Peak during this trek see Tour Dhaulagiri -Thapa Peak

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Highlights of the Dhaulagiri Trek

  • Variety of rice fields, forests, gorges, mountains, passes, the mineral valley of the Hidden, etc.
  • A trek in autonomy with porters, cooks, guides, tents, food to carry, etc.
  • We form a close team with our Nepalese staff because we are autonomous
  • The elevations that favor good acclimatization to the altitude
  • The passage of the French Pass and the view of the Dhaulagiri
  • The Hidden Valley Valley that separates Dhaulagiri from Dolpo
  • Marpha capital of the apple introduced by the Japanese and its Apple Pie


  • Duration 18 days
  • Level 4/5
  • Alti max 5400 m
  • Period April-May
  • September at the very beginning of November
  • Nights under tents

Trip Itinerary

1 arrival Kathmandu Nepal
2 Pokhara 6h
3 Travel by bus then Tatopani 3h + 1h 980 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 Dharapani 6h 1500 860 320 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5 Mudi 6h 1780 900 630 no no Yes Yes no
6 Bagar 7h 1900 1150 1000 no no Yes Yes no
7 Dobhan 5h 2450 980 400 no no Yes no no
8 Chaur Bag 4h 3000 860 300 no no no no no
9 Italian Camp 3h 3500 630 160 Yes no no no no
10 Acclimatization of the Italian camp
11 Japanese camp 5h 4000 760 240 no no no no no
12 BC Dhaulagiri 5h 4650 770 80 no no no no no
13 Hidden Valley 7h 5150 900 480 no no no no no
14 Yak Kharka by Thapa Pass at 5250 m 6h 3800 400 1300 no no no no no
15 Jomsom 2700 50 1200 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
16 Kathmandu plane 30 + 30 mn
17 free day Kathmandu
18 departure

Service Includes

  • 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • 1 Sirdar and his help, 1 cook and his help
  • The team of porters
  • Carrier equipment
  • Food during the trek (3 meals a day)
  • North Face Tents 2/3 places for 2
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Dhaulagiri trekking permit
  • Hyperbaric chamber
  • Satellite phone
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team
  • The private mini-bus between Kathmandu and Beni
  • 4×4 between Beni and Darbang
  • Plane Jomson Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu back
  • Hotel-airport transportation back and forth
  • End of trek meal taken together

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, Repatriation Assistance
  • Hot showers in the lodges (about 2 Euros)
  • Airport taxes and visas
  • Telephone, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, soda and hot water in the lodges
  • Gratuities to the optional Nepalese team
  • The return flight Paris-Kathmandu
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