Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8000m Peaks for climbing in the Himalayas. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri lies north – west of Pokhara culminating to its highest point at the eastern end. Dhaulagiri is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain where it rises to 7000m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the south east in about 30 km of aerial distance. In fact, Kali Gandaki is dramatic as two eight thousenders, Annapurna I & Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other over a deep valley.

Daulagiri was first discovered in 1808, and it was thought to be the highest mountain in the world for westerners. It was assumed the highest peak for 30 years before its place was taken by Kanchenjunga. Dhaulagiri literally means ‘white mountain’ which justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow.

Dhaulagiri Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara
  • Day 04: Drive to Beni (850m) and start trek
  • Day 05: Trek to Singa Bazar
  • Day 06: Trek to Takum
  • Day 07: Trek to Muri (1,850m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Boghara (2080 m)
  • Day 09: Trek to Dobang (2250m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3800m)
  • Day 11: Rest day
  • Day 12: Trek to “Midway Camp” (4500m)
  • Day 13: Rest day
  • Day 14: Trek to Classic Base Camp (5000m)
  • Day 15: Rest day
  • Day 16: Trek across the French Col (5,100 m) to camp below Dhampus Pass (5200m)
  • Day 17: Rest day but possibility to climb Dhampus peak
  • Day 18: Trek across Dhampus pass (5200m) to Alubari
  • Day 19: Trek to Marpha (2665m)
  • Day 20: Trek to Lete (2470m)
  • Day 21: Trek to Tatopani (1160m)
  • Day 22: Trek to Ghorepani (2775m)
  • Day 23: Trek to Birethanti (1050m) and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 24: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 25: In Kathmandu
  • Day 26: Depart Kathmandu

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