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Max. Elevation
4748 m / 15577 ft
Group size
2 or more
Level
Difficult
Transportation

Private cars, public buses, or Tourist Bus

Best Season
March-May, September-November
Starts at / Ends at
KATHMANDU / KATHMANDU
Accomodation

Teahouse Lodge and Camping in a Tent

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trip Route
Pokhara-Beni-Dhaulagiri South Base Camp-phedi-Ghasa-Pokhara

Highlights

  • Adventure on the hidden pockets of Mount Dhaulagiri massif Himalayas.
  • Away from mainstream trekking trails on complete-the-beaten tracks.
  • Far from villages and human habitation within absolute mountain wilderness.
  • Spectacular panorama of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna Himalayas.
  • From farm fields to lovely forests and towards the arctic zone of ice and glaciers.

Overview

Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trek

Adventure One trek presents an adventure around the hidden pockets of the Mid-Western Himalayas, ‘Mount Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking’. A fresh new destination that all trekkers and adventurers can enjoy. The walk leads you to the complete mountain wilderness in the shade of the mighty Mount Dhaulagiri. An ideal and perfect adventure for those searching for a completely tranquil environment around the Nepal Himalayas

Mount Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking will fulfill your dreams into reality, standing in front of the world's 7th highest Mount Dhaulagiri. Where the walk leads to serene natural surroundings on high hills covered in dense pine and rhododendron forest. The walk takes you from the low sub-tropical farm areas of the Magdi district through the big town of Beni. The trail follows to cooler hills and then to an arctic zone filled with remorseless fields of ice and glaciers. On reaching the scenic Dhaulagiri Sanctuary and at the highest point of the trekking.

Enjoy the ambiance of the cool, refreshing, Himalayan air overlooking the jaw-dropping scenery of dramatic rolling green hills and snow peaks.

An adventure on off-the-beaten trails, away from main trails and human habitation for some days. Within the harmony of staggering giant peaks of  Mount Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, facing arrays of peaks. Includes views of Nilgiri and Annapurna Himalayas towards North East direction from the vantage view-points at Dhaulagiri Sanctuary.

Certainly, a mind-blowing experience on this awesome Mount Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking, standing on top of high scenic ridges. The return route leads to an alternative trail heading back into lovely woods downhill reaching Lete and Ghasa. Located near the Kaligandaki River gorge, sandwiched between towering Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Annapurna, it makes it into the world's deepest gorge. A great walk downhill facing ever-present lovely scenic views of towering giant snow-clad peaks. Reaching back into human settlements at Ghasa for the last final overnight of the glorious wonderful adventure. From Ghasa an exciting drive brings you to a beautiful city in Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake. After a marvelous and overwhelming experience on Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking with the grand services of Adventure One.

Accommodation at Dhaulagiri Trekking

Accommodation will be provided with tourist-friendly hotels and lodges in the trial of the Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking. They also provide you with Luxury hotels and tea houses that suit your budget. In the tourism Sector, the Facilities in the Hotel and lodge can find Luxury and deluxe hotels. Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trek is possible to do in Teahouse Trek after that Accommodation is impossible while you are heading Up to the base Camp of Dhaulagiri. But whereas we find a teahouse lodge, most of the teahouses are built and well managed by the Local people.  Dhaulagiri Sanctuary package trek provided accommodation and basic facilities for the trekkers. Trek is completed with proper acclimatization and rest and viewing of some picturesque green villages and their unique tradition and culture

Camping Accommodation in Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trek 

Camping Accommodation at Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is followed by the Trekking group and climbing group. Generally, the people who plan to Trek to Dhaulagiri Circuit or climb some other peaks need camping. There is no availability of Teahouses on the base camp of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak. If every spot had a teahouse Lodge, it would be an easy and more comfortable stay but sadly there is not. So, the trek will be physically difficult and more expensive.

Cost for Dhaulagiri Trek

Dhaulagiri Sanctuary trekking Cost depends on your stay in the City and the Himalayan Range. Normally, trekking costs begin from $2200/- per person in 2024 and 2025 and could go beyond your needs.  If you want a cheaper price for Trekking to Dhaulagiri, we can customize a different Itinerary for you.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Route

The Dhaulagiri Sanctuary route is normal but you have to go through slopes and steep. So you need to prepare your mindset in trekking as the mountain is uphill and downhill. The Dhaulagiri sanctuary route starts from Pokhara and heads to Beni, Todke Dada, Sunga Thala, Dhaulagiri South Base Camp-Phedi, Bhaisikharka, Lete/Ghasa, Tatopani, and back to Pokhara.

The difficulty of Dhaulagiri Trekking

This Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking is considered to be moderate to strenuous Trekking in Nepal and hence trekkers need good physical endurance to walk for about seven/eight hours every day. This Trek is also short and sweet for adventure activities. Dhaulagiri sanctuary trek heading to Southside has an elevation of 4050m.

Best Season for Dhaulagiri Trekking

Normally, trekking is automatically challenging. Mid of September to the End of November and the beginning of March to till may late then this will be the monsoon season starts then will be more probability of landslides and in the autumn season, there will be thick Snowing and chances of Avalanches. Autumn and spring are considered trekking seasons in Nepal. Trekking in summer and winter will be difficult because of continuous rain and high wind speeds.

Important Note

An adventure around remote isolated pockets of massive Dhaulagiri Himalayas is one of the best Trekking destinations for adventure seekers. 


Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport was well received by our guide and staff with traditional welcome greetings. Then a short drive to your hotel, located in the heart of the city. Accommodation in one of the best 5-star deluxe hotels. Check into your lovely rooms, after resting and getting refreshed from the Jet-Lag. Walk down to the hotel lobby to join other trekking members for a group briefing. Your guide or Group Leader provides useful information regarding the trek, hotels, and local lodges on route walks. 

Evening a group welcome dinner in authentic Nepali Restaurants. 

Entertains you with a Nepalese folk cultural program, an introduction to Nepalese heritage and culture while you enjoy the meals. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Welcome drink

Another day in Kathmandu for familiarization with local Nepalese cultures and historical background. The morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide will take you for a short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city. 

Kathmandu’s places are steeped with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like the old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard. After an interesting tour of old Durbar Square, a short drive to Nepal’s famous landmark. The Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years of history.  A Buddhist monument stands on a hilltop west of Kathmandu city, from here visit Pashupatinath. The holy Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva, one of the most revered sacred sites, the tour continues to Bouddhanath Stupa, also called ‘Little Tibet’. A great place houses the world’s largest Stupa with the seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

After an exciting tour, back to the hotel rest of the afternoon preparing for the Dhaulagiri Sanctuary trek. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

An early morning overland journey of 6 hours to scenic Pokhara city, an abbot of serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes. Interesting drive to Nepal Mid-West past lovely farm villages and towns then reaching Pokhara by the beautiful Phewa lakeside.

Where most good hotels are located, with time for a short walk in the afternoon around Phewa Lake that reflects the view of the high Annapurna Himalaya.

Max. altitude

860 m / 2,822 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

On leaving Pokhara, for another interesting drive of a few hours to west Nepal at Beni. The headquarters town of Mygdi district is at the starting point of our adventurous trek. The walk begins after getting fully organized, where our guide and porters take care of the baggage and camping equipment. Follow our expert guide through the exciting Beni Bazaar, situated west of Pokhara approx. 80 km driving distance. As the walk progresses leaving behind the large town of Beni, heading uphill above the town. 

An hour’s climb to reach a high ridge facing views of Beni town, as the trail follows past a Hindu temple. Having a few short refreshing breaks as the air gets cooler, reaching high hills and a small farm village. Where our overnight camp is set, having time to enjoy the surrounding views before dinner in the camp.

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Enjoy the first camping breakfast served by our kitchen department, and then be ready for a long day’s walk. The route follows to a high ridge, after a few hours of good walks, then reaches small farm areas. The trail follows through the villages of Basket, Jagannath, and Tori Pari, enjoying observing the local Nepalese farm activities.

The villages around are mainly populated by Magar people, one of the main hill tribes of Western Nepal. The walk continues with a climb to Kot Danda a ridge, covered in a lovely forest of pines, oaks, and rhododendron trees. Overlooking views of snow peaks, after a short climb to Todke Danda / Ridge.

From the top magnificent views of the snow mountain range facing Mount Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Mana Pathi in the north-west. Includes views of Nilgiris and Annapurna Fang  Vara Shikar towards the north.

At Todoke Danda enjoy the comfort of a nice guest house. The last lodge of the adventure before reaching the Lete and Ghasa villages. 

Max. altitude

2,475 m / 8,120 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Enjoy the morning downhill walks on stone paved steps for a short while and then enter the lovely forest. Walk through dense rhododendrons, oaks, pine, magnolia, and fir within dense tree lines with lush vegetation of giant ferns. 

The trail leads past meadows and summer pastures with temporary shelters for cattle herders, as the walk reaches Pakhapani farm village. Enjoy the wonderful views of cascading waterfalls, then cross a few streams, and the day finally ends with a short steep climb. Following the ridgeline to Rayakhor village for overnight camp facing Mount. Dhaulagiri and adjoining peaks.

Max. altitude

2,195 m / 7,201 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

From Raykhor’s small village, the morning starts with a descent to Patel Pani, a small farm village. The trail follows to cross Rahu Khola, then reach Ghyasi Kharka, a settlement with few huts. These areas are mostly inhabited by an indigenous small tribe called Chhantyal. In the early days, they were brought from lower warm areas of India and Nepal Terai as laborers for copper mining. Since copper mining was closed, these people settled as farmers, one of the few almost extinct tribes of Nepal.

The trek continues following the Rahu River then reaching a level field where the small village of Chhari is located. Our overnight camp is set, around this temporary settlement used for harvesting Yarsagumba a high-altitude herb. A precious medicinal herb, also known as botanical gold.

A cure for various diseases, the locals search and collect to make a sustainable living from this special fungus. 

Max. altitude

2,446 m / 8,025 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

After Chhari, the adventure leads on the path to cross again Rahu Khola, the walk leads uphill over a rocky cliff. Then reaching into a forest path of pines, firs, and birch, as the climb gets steeper. Slowly the hard day walks end reaching Sunga Thala, close to a beautiful waterfall. Overnight camp is set facing views of dramatic scenery with rolling green hills and snow peaks.

Max. altitude

2,775 m / 9,104 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The morning starts on leaving Sunga Thala, as the walk leads to a slow steep climb through small bamboo thickets. The route leads up to an overhanging cave, a safe shelter often used by Yarsagumba herb collectors. 

Having a refreshing break walk proceeds to Dovan close to Rahu Khola and then completes the day to Kali Barah Dovan. Our overnight camp is close to the route 

Mount Dhaulagiri South East Base Camp, and the sanctuary. 

Max. altitude

3,470 m / 11,385 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Today a short walk, on leaving Kali Barah Dovan climbs beyond tree lines heading towards mountain wilderness of glacial terrain. Altitude gains slowly climb up towards our final destination at Dhaulagiri South East Base Camp.

At present known as Dhaulagiri Sanctuary, a small glacial area and a glaciated field full of snow, moraines, and ice.

Max. altitude

3,810 m / 12,500 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

A leisurely rest day to enjoy a short hike and explore the beautiful scenic surroundings. From the camp climb towards a high ridge with a small plateau, where few mountaineers often set their camps. 

A fascinating panorama of Mount Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, and as far towards Nilgiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks.

On completing our major highlight and destinations returned to our journey downhill into the forest. The trail leads on the same route for a few hours to Sunga Thala and then our route diverts to Phedi. Which is also known as Bheda Kharka, a cattle herder temporary settlement. A long day trek, but on the downhill with few short ups to reach Phedi or Bheda Kharka for overnight camp. 

Max. altitude

2,970 m / 9,744 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

Trek to Pairo Kharka 3,310 m- 06 hrs.The walk today heads to Pairo Kharka, an interesting and exciting place for an overnight stop. A place of early landslide areas, but safe at present. 

This section of the mountains and hills is prone to rock falls sometimes, especially during the monsoon wet season.

Max. altitude

3,310 m / 10,860 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

Walk today will be much shorter to Seti Baraha, a place with a small glacial pond.

Morning leads to a steep climb heading towards higher ridges, which are the highest overnight camps of the adventure. The trail traverses over Gauda Kharka, a small pass below 4,000 m. As the walk continues to steep descent reaching our overnight camp at Seti Baraha, a place with a small glacial pond.

The word Seti means white, as the pond remains frozen in ice during most of the year round. Overnight camp is set by the pond, facing grand views of snow-clad peaks. 

Max. altitude

4,100 m / 13,451 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

After continuous climbing for several days, the walk today is quite easy on a moderate, gradual downhill path through dense forest. Enjoy the day taking photos before leaving the campsite, a great spot amidst tranquil surroundings. 

Walk further down with a slow short uphill, with more descent, overlooking the beautiful scenery of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Finally, end the day reaching a small isolated area amidst lovely forest surrounding for the last overnight at Bhaise Kharka.

Max. altitude

2,215 m / 7,267 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Last and final day of the adventurous walks, today’s walk leads back into human settlements and villages back to civilization. Where Ghasa and Lete villages are located close to the main motorable road. 


The walk heads downhill reaching Kaligandaki River valley close to Kaligandaki River. Located in between the giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains, which form the world’s deepest gorge. On clear day views of Nilgiris, Annapurna Fang / Vara Shikar and Annapurna-I can be seen on walks.


After a pleasant downhill reach Late and then towards a nice Thakali village of Ghasa, in the comfort of a nice lovely lodge. Ghasa is the last village of the Mustang district amidst beautiful forest surroundings.


The drive follows the Kaligandaki River heading to low warm paddy farm areas and villages past Tatopani. A village with natural hot springs, as the drive continues reaching close to Beni and Baglung town. Finally reaching the main Beni and Pokhara Highway, as drive leads on a smooth road to Pokhara for an overnight stop.

The drive follows the Kaligandaki River heading to low warm paddy farm areas and villages past Tatopani. A village with natural hot springs, as the drive continues reaching close to Beni and Baglung town. Finally reaching the main Beni and Pokhara Highway, as drive leads on a smooth road to Pokhara for an overnight stop.

Max. altitude

2,440 m / 8,005 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

An early-morning trip from Pokhara to Kathmandu took an overland journey of about six hours. An interesting drive on Pokhara and Kathmandu highways, following the Trisuli River for some hours. As the drive heads uphill and then down towards Kathmandu’s bustling city. On arrival transfer to your hotel, and rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Max. altitude

860 m / 2,822 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

On your last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time, our staff transfer you to the airport. Then bid farewell to the guide and staff as you enter the airport terminal for a homeward-bound flight, after a memorable adventure.

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

No

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

  • The airport picks up and drops off by a private vehicle.
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis. 
  • Transportation (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Darbang- lete - Pokhara- Kathmandu) by Bus ( flight is not included if you want you can talk with us and finalize)
  • Dhaulagiri Trekking permits Annapurna Conservation permit, Entrance Fee, and Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS). 
  • Experienced Trekking guide and his/her expenses during the trekking and Porter(s) during the trek. 
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day during the trek with a cup of tea.
  • Teahouse accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
  • All the government taxes.

Doesn't Include

  • International airfare, Travel insurance, Nepal visa fees 
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled/ and cold water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.
  • Laundries and beverages 
  • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Driver
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Best dhaulagiri base camp trek!

Sailendra was an amazing guide for our Dhaulgiri Sanctuary Trek. His knowledge and intelligence was impressive as was his extraordinary motivation and enthusiasm. He was highly capable of responding to our queries and gave us insightful facts about the area and its wildlife. He made great efforts to ensure our comfort and safety and was determined to ensure that we got the most out of the experience. We thank Sailendra and the Adventure A One Treks team for organizing a wonderful trek and making it memorable for us. Five stars!

Tadeusz Kwiatkowski
Tadeusz Kwiatkowski
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp has an altitude of 4,700 meters (15,420 feet)

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek usually takes around 15 days to complete. but it depends upon your time and interest you can take around 20 days too. 

The best time to go for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is from March to mid-May and from September to mid-November. 


The temperature at the Dhaulagiri Base Camp can range from -20°C to -5°C during the winter season, and from 5°C to 25°C during the summer season.


It is highly recommended to take a guide for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek, as it can be a difficult and challenging trek so taking a local guide will help you with the condition of weather, temperature, and safety. 

There is basic accommodation available during the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek in tea houses and guesthouses along the way but better to do a camping trek for low risk, because some time teahouses are closed during the bad weather. 


Medical facilities are limited during the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek, so it is best to come prepared with your own medical supplies.


A TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) are required for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek. probability to take an Annapurna conservation permit as well. 


 A variety of local and international cuisine is available during the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek. all the foods are made by locals in their own style.


Trekkers must be over 16 years of age and must be physically and mentally fit for the Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek.

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