Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

15 Days




The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is an exhilarating and challenging adventure that takes trekkers through the breathtaking landscapes of the Dhaulagiri region in Nepal. It is a remote and less-frequented trail that offers a unique and immersive experience for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path trekking journey.

The trek starts in the picturesque town of Beni, located in the western part of Nepal. From there, trekkers embark on a thrilling ascent through diverse terrain, including lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages inhabited by various ethnic groups. The trail gradually gains altitude, presenting awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, deep gorges, and cascading waterfalls along the way.

As trekkers venture higher, they traverse challenging mountain passes, such as the French Pass (5,360 meters) and the Dhampus Pass (5,182 meters), offering stunning panoramic vistas of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including Dhaulagiri I (8,167 meters), the seventh highest mountain in the world. The trek also offers the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring glaciers of the region, such as the Chhonbardan Glacier and the Hidden Valley Glacier.

One of the highlights of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the visit to the mesmerizing Hidden Valley, a secluded and awe-inspiring high-altitude plateau surrounded by towering peaks. This remote and pristine valley provides a sense of tranquility and solitude amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Throughout the trek, trekkers will have the chance to interact with the warm and hospitable local communities, including the Magar and Thakali people, known for their rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life. The journey is also an opportunity to savor authentic Nepalese cuisine and experience the local customs and traditions.

Due to its demanding nature and high altitude, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is recommended for experienced trekkers with a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience. It is a challenging yet immensely rewarding adventure that offers a unique opportunity to explore the untouched beauty of the Dhaulagiri.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and overnight hotel

Day 02: Drive to Darbang {930m}

Day 03: Trek to Dharapani {1400m} 5 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Muri {1850m} 5 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Bagar {2080m} 6 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Dobhan {2520m} 5 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Khola Camp {3445m} 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Trek to French Base camp {3870m} 6-7 hrs

Day 09: A day to rest, chill out and acclimatise

Day 10: Trek to Dhaulagir Base Camp {4748) 5 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Hidden valley {5200m} 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka {4930m} 6 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Jomsom {2710m} 5 hrs

Day 14: Fly out or drive out to Pokhara

Day 15: Drive or fly out to Kathmandu

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