Dhaulagiri Region Trekking

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Duration: 26 Days
  • Destination:
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  • Best Seasons: This trek is an absolute delight during summer and fall due to the weather. However, this trek is not recommended during spring and winter due to excessive snow and ice conditions.
  • Highest Altitude: 5360m
  • Start-Ends: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Price of Package:USD $2850

Discovered in 1808, Mount Dhaulagiri rises from the Kali Gandaki River and is the seventh highest peak in the world. Separated from the Annapurna region by the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki, Dhaulagiri region is considered to be one of the remotest places in Nepal. Trekking to this region includes around fifteen peaks above 7,000 meters above sea level among which Putali Himal and Tukuche Peak provide you with the most breathtaking view of the Dhaulagiri range. Considered as one of the most challenging treks that require experience of trekking at high altitude, previously walking experiences and is ideal for someone who is into adventure and who has the ability to deal with unexpected circumstances.
Despite its difficulty, trekking in this western part of Nepal is popular for the magnificent view of the snow-capped giants it provides en route.

This challenging yet enthralling trek usually begins with an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu to Beni, follows through the path along Myagdi Khola, and descends at Marpha. Alongside, it takes you through high alpine pastures and passes that offer a closer look at thousands of flora and fauna just laying and playing around in their natural habitat. It also takes you through serene and untouched valleys of the region which are inhabited by the people of ethnic tribes of the Magars, Gurungs and Chhetris. Upon reaching the foot of the majestic Dhaulagiri in Dhaulagiri Base Camp, the trekkers can caress the majestic giant with their own hands. Walking further from the base camp towards the French pass (5,240 meters) and Thapa pass (5,155 meters), you can encounter herds of semi-wild yaks, mountain sheep and snow leopards. And at the end of the trek, you can get the steam off your body at Tatopani, a natural hot-spring, before heading back to Kathmandu. 

So if you’re willing to take up a challenge whilst exploring the natural riches of Nepal, this trek will be an ideal option for you.


Traffic: Moderate

Difficulty: Hard

Price level:

Style: Teahouse/ Camping trek

Maximum elevation: 5,360 meters

Walk per day: 4 to 5 hours

Starting point:

Ending point:

Duration: 24 -26 days

Required permits: Trek permit for Dhaulagiri, TIMS

Primary activity: Trekking and cultural tour

Group size: 2 to 18 people


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara(920m) – 6-7 hours
  • Day 04 : Drive to Beni (850m) and start trek
  • Day 05 : Trek to Babiachor (950m) - 5 hours
  • Day 06 : Trek to Dharapani ( 1400m)- 6 hours
  • Day 07 : Trek to Muri (1800m) - 5 hours
  • Day 08 : Trek to Boghara (2080m)- 6 hours

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    A representative of Oriental Journeys warmly welcomes you at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. Then you will transfer to the hotel. After having some rest, we will brief you about the trekking plan in detail.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

    Today, we will be taking you for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the cultural and historical heart of Nepal which has become a popular destination for the tourist for all time. We will take you for the whole day in Sightseeing in Kathmandu and the sight includes Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara(920m) – 6-7 hours

    We will check out hotel in Kathmandu early in the morning and catch a tourist bus for driving to Pokhara. During the drive, you will enjoy with the scene of hills, rivers and agriculture fields on the way. After 6 hours of scenic drive, we will reach Pokhara. We can use the remaining time in exploring lakeside Pokhara. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

  • Day 04: Drive to Beni (850m) and start trek

    After having breakfast, we will drive to Beni, It takes 8 to 9 hours to reach Beni from Pokhara. During the drive, we will enjoy the most beautiful scenery. Overnight stay in Guesthouse with full board meals.

  • Day 05: Trek to Babiachor (950m) - 5 hours

    The trek starts from today and we will head west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni to Singa and Tatopani. After this, the trail crosses the bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river and reach to Babiachor. Overnight stay at the camp in Babiachaor.

  • Day 06: Trek to Dharapani ( 1400m)- 6 hours

    The valley widens in the Dharapani and the terraced hills develop on both sides of the river. The trail passes the village of Shahashradhaa and cross the Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. From here, the trail narrows again and continue trek towards the village of Dharapani. Overnight stay at tented camp.

  • Day 07: Trek to Muri (1800m) - 5 hours

    After crossing the river to its west bank, we move towards Phedi. Then the trail climbs steeply towards the villages of Muri. The trek again continues to Sibang and Mattim. After crossing the Dhara Khola, we move to the west bank of the myagdi Khola and climb a ridge to the large magar village of Muri. Overnight stay at tented camp.

  • Day 08: Trek to Boghara (2080m)- 6 hours

    we descend down a little and cross a stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge from where we can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465m). After this, we again descend to the Myagdi Khola and treks along the west bank to the village of Naura. Then again we descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Cost Includes

  1. Airport picks up & drops
  2. Airport taxes
  3. 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  4. Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  5. 2 night’s Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  6. An English speaking Guide
  7. Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  8. All Government local Taxes
  9. National Park Entry / Annapurna Conservation Area Fees
  10. (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System card
  11. Guide and porter salary
  12. Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  13. First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency
  14. Extra services according to the guest per Demand '' Please feel free to inform us''

Cost Excludes

  1. Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  2. Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  3. Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  4. personal expenses.
  5. Hot Shower
  6. Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  7. Tips and Gratuities


I have been traveling several times with Machhindra Acharya. He is a wonderful guide. Very informative, very qualified and helpful to get lots of background information about Nepal and its regional specialities. Can absolutely recommend Oriental Journeys!!
Christian Thomas Germany
Hi Machhindra, just wanted to say thank you for the experience in Nepal you were a great guide very patient and friendly. I felt perfectly safe and comfortable on a country so far away from home on a solo trip. I really liked your explanation about all the temples, the culture and lifestyle in Nepal and it made me curious to find out more. I will definitely recommend anyone I know is going to Nepal to go to you!
Lourdes Rivera New York, USA

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