Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is one of the most challenging camping treks to the Base Camp of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) in the Annapurna region.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking begins in Beni and the trail follows the Magdi Khola westwards to Darbang. Just before turning north along a tiny trail that leads through forest into high country. Much of the route lies over snow and glaciers, crossing the French Col at 5240m. Which goes through the Hidden Valley and crosses the 5155m Dhampus Pass.
The trek passes Batase Danda (windy hill), where it is usually as windy as the name suggests. Then it descends steeply to Marpha in the Kali Gandaki valley. The Dhaulagiri trail follows the Myagdi khola, the river that drains the southern side of Dhaulagiri massif and Gurja Himal. Passing through the settlements of Darbang and Muri, country is still quite heavily dense with scattered villages and farming land. Beyond Muri, the Myagdi khola swings north and the landscape becomes much more rugged and sparsely populated.
The tree line is reached just below Italian base camp, located at the snout of the glacier. Italian base camp is an ideal place to spend an acclimatization day exploring the hills around. So, From here the trail goes to other side through glacier with very small trail to the French Base camp. Which lies just before the Water fall.
Between French Base camp and Japanese Base camp sometimes there is a chance of falling rock from left side and sometimes avalanche. French pass, hidden valley and Thapa pass are the fantastic view point of whole Annapurna Thapa Range Exciting Himalaya provides high quality tents, all camping gear, food, local guide, necessary porters and organizes Dhaulagiri Base Camp trek in a professional way and at the most competitive cost. The best time for this trek is from March to May in spring and October- November in autumn season.