Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
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Annapurna Region Trekking in Nepal Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

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Price
$2200 per person
Duration
21 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
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Max Altitude:
5200 m
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Departure City:
Kathmandu
Activity:
Trekking and Hiking
Route :
Dhaulagiri & Italian Base Camp
Group Size :
1-16
Tour Customize :
On Request
Trip Grade :
Strenuous
Best Season:
Mar-May/Sept-Nov

Highlights

  • Stunning views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range.
  • Trek to the foothills of the 7th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Explore the vast flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Enjoy the thrill of a perfect camping trek in Nepal.

Adrenaline will rush within as you trek around Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m). The 7th highest peak lays smack dab between Tibet and Nepal. Dhaulagiri rejoices remarkable feats on its climb. Likewise, Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek presents the most noteworthy trail for the magnificent peak.

Moreover, it’s great to experience it first hand at the base camp. The trail incorporates hints of snowy peaks, glacier sighting as well as incredible fauna. Wave at semi-wild yak herds as they pass along the trails! Remotely a tea house trekking, you can also find suitable lodges. Explore the lifestyle of ethnic groups such as Gurungs, Magars, and Chhetri. Rough trails lead to fantastic viewpoints. In conclusion, if you’re looking for a challenge with rewards, this trek is it!

Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek renounces itself as a well-rounded trek. The 21 days long trek consists of fantastic imagery of raw nature along with local towns for cultural learning. The drive to Beni from Kathmandu takes 9-10 hours approximately. First of all, the trek begins from Beni (950m) to Babichaur. The treks take 5-6 hours on a daily average. Meanwhile, Dharapani and Muri follow Babiachau, both taking about 6 hours each. Muri then ascends to Baghar at 2080m. Baghar leads to Dobang (2520m) and Sallagiri (3110m). As the name suggests, the trail is enhanced by Sal forests. The trail becomes magical, almost enchanting. The Italian Base Camp remains at 3660m.

The trek to glacier Camp becomes tricky with slopes and rocky edges. Glacier Camp, popularly known as the French Camp (4940m) descends down to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m). The Hidden valley lies ahead at 5200m, the highest point of the trek. Finally, the trek starts to descend down to rusty Yak Kharka followed by Marpha. Ghasa leads to the natural hot spring spot Tatopani. After seven hours of trekking, travellers get to experience the local Gurung culture at Ghorepani.

Therefore, Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek probably consists of your adventure fantasy. Embark on your journey from the months of September to November. In addition, the trip can facilitate lone travellers too. Find your peace on the laps of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Consequently, embrace nature in its rawest form.

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu  Airport.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (850m) 9-10 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 03: Trek from Beni to Babiachoaur (950m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek from Babiachaur to Dharapani (1400m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek from Muri to Baghar (2080m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2520m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari (3110m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek from Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp (4940m) 6-7  hours. (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek from the Glacier Camp or French Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5010m) or Hidden Valley (5200m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2113m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 16: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1570m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)

Day 19: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Pokhara via Nayapul (1070m) 3-4 hours. (B/L)

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. (B/D)

Day 21: Departure to Airport. (B)

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (850m) 9-10 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 03: Trek from Beni to Babiachoaur (950m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 04: Trek from Babiachaur to Dharapani (1400m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 06: Trek from Muri to Baghar (2080m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 07: Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2520m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 08: Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari (3110m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 09: Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 10: Trek from Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp (4940m) 6-7  hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 11: Trek from the Glacier Camp or French Camp (4940m) to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 12: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5010m) or Hidden Valley (5200m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 13: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2113m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 16: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1570m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 19: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Pokhara via Nayapul (1070m) 3-4 hours. (B/L)
  • Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. (B/D)
  • Day 21: Departure to Airport. (B)
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport.

Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (850m) 9-10 hours. (B/L/D)

Climbing out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trishuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You then follow the Marsyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Blessed with pleasant weather, Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites that include lakes, caves, and temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains.

You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The drive from here goes uphill on the zigzagged road all the way to Naudanda. It then descends through a meandering road up to Nayapul with views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, green hills, terraces, and villages. To reach Beni, your drive moves along the bank of the Mardi River. This is one picturesque journey by the road that most travellers enjoy. Stay overnight at Beni Bazaar.

Day 03: Trek from Beni to Babiachoaur (950m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)

From Beni, you head west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through several small villages. You then cross two bridges near the village of Simalchour and head back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babiachor. Stay overnight at Babiachaur.

Day 04: Trek from Babiachaur to Dharapani (1400m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

The trail is wide, smooth, and gravelled until you reach Darbang. After passing a small town you then cross a suspension bridge. From there, you hike a flat narrow path, passing through terraces and traditional villages until once again crossing another suspension bridge. The trail is a gentle ascent from this point through a sparse forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak.

After a few hours, you arrive at a green ridge surrounded by villages, green hills, and jungles. To reach Dharapani you need to follow a straight levelled path. Dharapani is quite a big village with traditional but big houses made of thatched straw, wood, tin, and other materials found on the mountain itself. The local folks are very hospitable down here. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

After descending and walking through villages, you will cross a suspension bridge over the river which from there the trail turns uphill. The gentle ascending path continues through villages, sparse forests, and terraces until you reach another ridge.

You then trek gently over a straight trail until you reach Muri. This is a small village. If the weather is clear, you can get a glimpse of the Manapathi peak and the whole Dhaulagiri range, etc. Stay overnight at Muri.

Day 06: Trek from Muri to Baghar (2080m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

First, descend a gentle slope, and cross a rocky stream until descending a path amid terraced fields to Dhora Khola. You then cross the river and climb to the right up to the mountainside to Ghorban Dhara. The view from this pass is very nice and for the first time, you can see Ghustung south (6465m).

At last, the long climb ends, and you traverse to the right where you must also beware of misstepping and falling into the gorge of the Myagdi Khola. Soon you descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where bagara (2080m) is visible. Descend through terraced fields to this mountain village where you camp in people's yards or the terraced fields. Stay overnight at Baghar.

Day 07: Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2520m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Here you leave the villages behind and the trail becomes increasingly challenging. Follow the right bank past Naura where you begin to ascend the mountainside. After climbing for a short while, take a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hill.

The Myagdi Khola assumes a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbs the steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well-constructed with a great number of zigzagging stone step paths. Stay overnight at Dobang.

Day 08: Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari (3110m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)

The early part of the gently ascending trail moves through the forest of bamboo, pine trees, and rhododendrons. After gently trekking for some hours in which the route goes uphill and downhill respectively, you reach Sallaghari. This becomes our camping spot in between forest surrounded by pine trees at the bank of the Myagdi River. Stay overnight at Sallaghari.

Day 09: Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

The trail is covered by bamboo forest all the way to Italian Base Camp. At some points, you cross small bridges and jungles and this makes the trail quite strenuous and difficult. There is an open field at the Italian Base Camp. There are two small tea houses available hereabouts that provide a minimal supply of trekking items.

At this base camp, you experience breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri range, Manapathi peak, Dhaulagiri II, and other unnamed peaks and mountains. Stay overnight at camp in Italian base camp.

Day 10: Trek from Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp (4940m) 6-7  hours. (B/L/D)

After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope at a couple of tricky spots, you climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. You may also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough and challenging day. Stay overnight at camp in Glacier camp.

Day 11: Trek from the Glacier Camp or French Camp (4940m) to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5010m) or Hidden Valley (5200m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Once over the steep moraine walls, you reach the gentler, less strenuous country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5300m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least -20ºC at night). Stay overnight at camp in Hidden Valley.

Day 13: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

You traverse avalanche-prone slopes and then take on the steep descent to Yak Kharka. This day you trek through bare land for some distance. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

More steep descents lead to Marpha. The trail is sparsely covered with trees. En route, you can see yak and sheep herds. Marpha is a small town mainly inhabited by a mixed community of Buddhist and Hindu. Here you can visit a monastery.

In and around the monastery you can see the many walls and prayer flags fluttering in the mountain winds whispering modes of prayer for the departed. Stay overnight at Marpha.

Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2113m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Your trail descends steeply through forests to Ghasa, the last Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The starting point of the trail is stretched at an almost flat level up to Kalopani and then your trail begins descending steeply to Ghasa. The first part of the trek passes through a windy area covered with pine and rhododendron forests and birch trees.

The surrounding area of Ghasa is a famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. At this point you will be amazed at the awe-inspiring views of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m), Nilgiri Central (6940m), and Nilgiri South (6839m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche peak (6920m). Stay overnight at Ghasa.

Day 16: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

The trail descends steeply to Rukse Chhahara (Rukse Waterfall) which is amazing to see. The deepest gorge in the world is situated here between two mountains Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m)which face each other near Rukse Waterfall. Now the trail ascends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements.

You can enjoy the hot springs at Tatopani as the word 'Tatopani' is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking a bath in the Hot Spring helps you get rid of skin diseases. Besides this, it also gives you physical and mental relaxation. Stay overnight at Tatopani.

Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)

Your trail passes through flat level land for some distance until the trail begins ascending steeply for at least one hour. The path then goes up through different villages inhabited by people of different ethnic caste and who survive through the agricultural lands that they own. While trekking you cross through the Kali Gandaki River with stunning views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range.

The trail ascends gently all the way to Ghorepani passing through small villages. The views you get from here are probably the best in the world. Poon Hill is usually crowded by visitors from different parts of the world who throng here to enjoy the stunning landscapes seen from the sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped mountains. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1570m) 5-6  hours. (B/L/D)

Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snow-capped mountain peaks.

After breakfast, trek Ghorepani to Tikhendunga (2650m) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos, and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios.

Day 19: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Pokhara via Nayapul (1070m) 3-4 hours. (B/L)

Today after breakfast you descend toward Nayapul via Banthanti, en route to Nayapul you will follow rivers and forest. We will have lunch at the Birethati to enjoy the river view then from Nayapul we catch the taxi and drive back to Pokhara.

Evening you can walk around the Lakeside and enjoy a successful trekking trip to a nice restaurant.

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. (B/D)

On the way, you will be head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar, where Nepal’s first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. Evening you can do shopping in Thamel for your friends & family.

Evening we will celebrate the farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 21: Departure to Airport. (B)

A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

What’s included?

  • Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.
  • Two Night 3* hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast.
  • One Nights 3* hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Lunch Dinner and breakfast during trekking.
  • Kathmandu to Beni/ Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus.
  • Trekking permit/ Special permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses/ tented camp during the treks.
  • ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
  • Supporting staff (Trekking guides, cook, and porters).
  • Guide Porter’s necessary insurance, accommodation, meal, allowance, and salaries.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  •  Last Night farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.

What’s excluded?

  • Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • All meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).

Physical Fitness:

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal  With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf paining or tired is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.

Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain the altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination.  However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.

Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.

Trekking Day:

A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetics to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm.  A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations:

During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which mean one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.

Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the areas menu will have Nepali style western foods such as Pancake, pizza, Burger, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Internal Flight Delays:

Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service, so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a genuine possibility. To manage this situation, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be beneficial to purchase and review your insurance, the insurance companies may cover some of the alternative measures of travel. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.

Travel Insurance:

Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out from country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:

There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.

‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Please click below for the online Visa form.

http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

The following visa rules apply for tourists:

For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.

According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days in a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.

US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.

Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period

For more details please visit our FAQ link

https://www.himalayanadventuretreks.com/faq/

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking-Water:

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting the less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.

Arrival Instruction:

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.

How to Book Your Tour:

Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.

It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.

Equipment List for Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek:

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is Strenuous trekking but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking to Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Trekking and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.

Luggage/Duffle bag:

You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max, and all our trekking stuff is kept in this duffle bag, and this will be carried by our porters. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.

A day backpack:

You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).

Trekking/Hiking boots:

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is a Strenuous trek, and It is essential to have good trekking boots, and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking. Also, recommend you bring the Crompton during the winter season in Nepal.

Sport Sandals:

You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in camp or tea houses after the trek.

Sneakers:

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is Strenuous trekking so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in Kathmandu hotel until you get back.

Sleeping Bag:

You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for the minus 20 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 25 degrees for the trekking. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.

Fleece jacket: 

You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 2 synthetic jackets or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during the trekking.

Down jacket:

Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the  Trek.

Socks:

You need to have at least 5 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at list 7 pairs of socks for this trekking.

Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:

You need to have at least 4 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use as the weather.

Short-sleeved shirts:

You need to have 4 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is the ideal for Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek & Himalayan Adventure also provide the 1 company T-shirt as a souvenir.

Long-sleeved shirts: 

You need to have at least four shirts.

Underwear:

You need to have few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day on Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.

Waterproof jacket: 

You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek and waterproof pants may be on option.

Head and face gear:

Sun Hat or cap during the day time, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.

Hand gear:

You need warm gloves.

Traveling supplies:

Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ) and Binoculars (optional).

Toiletries:

Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).

Medication:

First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.

Filter the fixed Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Availability Cost Status Booking
April 5, 2021 April 25, 2021 6 Pax USD $2100 Available
May 3, 2021 May 23, 2021 6 Pax USD $2100 Available
October 4, 2021 October 24, 2021 6 Pax USD $2100 Available
November 7, 2021 November 27, 2021 6 Pax USD $2100 Available

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