About Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal that crosses two high passes; French pass (5360 M) and Dhampus pass (5155 M). Crossing these passes requires a high level of physical fitness and basic mountaineering skills. This region has been explored by very few trekkers and mountaineers only. In Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, we trek from Darbang (Myagdi) to Jomsom (Mustang) via French Pass and Dhampus Pass circling the world’s seventh highest peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 M).
Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking takes you to the less explored regions of Dhaulagiri passing through lush green forests rich in wildlife, beautiful settlements of Magars, terraced field, landscapes, waterfalls, snow-covered trail, glaciers, moraines, and some dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. Due to the very less number of visitors, you will have the opportunity to explore and experience the natural beauty & cultural grandeur in an authentic way that has not been spoiled by the modernization.
The view of the Himalayas like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Annapurna are pretty impressive during the trek especially the Dhaulagiri massif, which consists of the main Mt. Dhaulagiri including many other peaks below 8,000 meters. Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is physically demanding and requires camping because of the lack of accommodation & may not be suitable for everyone. But for those who are capable and fit to take the challenge, the trek is truly rewarding.