Trekking to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp is one of the challenging and adventurous trekking trails near the Annapurna region. This trekking is also known as Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking. This trekking provides an opportunity to view the breath taking Himalayan range. Kali Gandaki has separated the Dhaulagiri massif from the Annapurna region. More than 30 peaks over 6000 meters, of these surpassing 8000 meters are eye catching attractions of Dhaulagiri Massif. Dhaulagiri I with an altitude of 8167 meters is the seventh tallest mountain of the world.
Dhaulagiri base camp trekking involves crossing of the high altitude passes like French pass (5360m), Thapa pass (5200m). The trek begins from Beni on the side of Kali Gandaki. Following the Myagdi Khola to the westwards Darbang and turning north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country, the trek continues. The route is filled with snow and glaciers as it crosses French col (5240m), traverses the head of Hidden valley and crosses 5155 meters high Dhampus pass. The trek ends when we reach to Marpha, and return to Pokhara, following the Kali Gandaki valley.