Dhaulagiri trek

Situated to the west of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (Nepalese for "white mountain") is a wilderness that attracts adventure-seekers. Indeed, touring Dhaulagiri is an incredible adventure in high mountain terrain, far removed from human activity.

Dhaulagiri itinerary

Day 1

Pick-up from Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Visit to the tourist and commercial district of Thamel. First immersion in the city's many gems.

Day 2

Free day to visit Kathmandu and its valley. Final preparations for the trek.

Day 3

Transfer Kathmandu-Beni by bus or private jeep (8 to 11h journey)

Day 4

Beni-Babiyachaur.970m (5-6h walk)

Day 5

Babiyachaur-Dharapani.1560m (5h30 to 6h30 walk)

Day 6

Dharapani-Muri.1720 (6 to 7h walking)

Day 7

Muri-Boghara.2080m (5h30 to 6h30 walk)

Day 8

Boghara-Dhoban.2520m (5 to 6h walk)

Day 9

Dhoban-Chaur Bag Khola Camp.3445m (4h30 to 5h30 walk)

Day 10

Chaur Bag Khola Camp-French Base Camp.3870m (6h30 to 7h30)

Day 11

Acclimatization day at French Base Camp

Day 12

French Base Camp-Dhaulagiri Base Camp.4748m (6 to 7h walking)

Day 13

Acclimatization day around Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Day 14

Dhaulagiri Base Camp-Hidden Valley Camp.5140m via the French Pass.5360m (7 to 8h walk)

Day 15

Hidden Valley Camp-Alubari.3900m via Dhampus Pass.5244m (7 to 8h walk)

Day 16

Alubari-Marpha.2670m (3 to 4h walk)

Day 17

Transfer from Marpha to Tatopani by bus or private jeep (4 to 5 hours' journey), then relax in the natural hot springs in the afternoon.

Day 18

Tatopani-Pokhara transfer by bus or private jeep (6 to 7h journey)

Day 19

Day at leisure around Lake Phewa in Pokhara. Possibility to take a cab up to the village of Sarangkot at 1592m to watch the sunrise over Pokhara and its valley and the entire Annapurna massif.

Day 20

Transfer Pokhara-Kathmandu by plane, bus or private car, then visit and stroll around Kathmandu to discover its temples and squares from another time.

Day 21

Transfer to the airport and departure.



Duration: 21 days including 13 days walking

Level: difficult

Best periods: spring and autumn

Accommodation: nights in lodges


- A little-known route

- Passage of the 2 Dhampus Passes and

- French Pass at over 5000m

- A feeling of isolation thanks to its high mountain setting

All treks are tailored and personalized for each person or group of people taking into account :

  • Arrival and departure dates of the stay
  • Choice of guide (English or French)
  • Type of transfer chosen (bus, jeep, plane)
  • Possible route variants

Preparing for the dhaulagiri trek

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