Mt. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest peak in the world lying in famous Annapurna Region of northwest Nepal. The trip to Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the elevation of 4,750 meters is one of the adventurous and challenging journey into the off the beaten trail highlands of isolated area, rocky hills and rugged terrains. There are many points of adventures, thrills and obstacles in the whole trekking trail allowing you to experience the highest point of trekking in Himalayas of Nepal. The journey is challenging but equally features mesmerizing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, thick dense forests and glaciers, lush green valleys, tranquil landscapes, pine, and rhododendron forest exciting glaciers, ice-covered peaks, hot springs, wonderful waterfalls and Annapurna massive. Exploring Rai, Magar and Thakali people of this region with their rich culture and traditions will surely impress you and warm hospitality offered by them will surely amaze and gaze you for a while. Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek is considered as one of the wildest and challenging journey into the unfrequented region of Nepal and hence requires trekking experience in fine altitude and well- fitted physical and mental condition for the easiness of the trekkers. Beni is the starting point of this trek, which can be reached with a drive of 11 hours from Kathmandu valley. From Beni, your trek passes the way through Babiachaur, Dharapani, Muri, Bagar, Dobang, Sallaghari, Italian Base Camp, Upper Bhugini, French Camp and finally Dhaulagiri Base Camp. the trail from base camp descends to French Col, Hidden Valley, Yak Kharka, Marpha, Ghasa, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk, Pothana and lastly Dhampus Phedi. From here a drive will take you to Pokhara Valley and consecutively another drive to Kathmandu Valley.
Moreover, trekking in Dhaulagiri Base Camp provides you real experience of travelling in remote and mountain area of Nepal and hence providing the true feeling of real trekking. You will pass through two major high passes during this trek named as French Pass (5,360 meters) and Thap Pass (5,200 meters), allowing you to explore higher elevation surrounding and experience the mountainous journey.
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