Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Duration: 19 Days

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.

Highlights

  • One of the best remote treks in Nepal that circles the world’s seventh highest peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 M)
  • Very less number of tourist visits this region thus providing the opportunity to explore the pristine nature and culture
  • Stunning  views of Dhaulagiri Massif, Manaslu range, and Annapurna range
  • Beautiful settlements of Magars, their culture and warm hospitality 

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B&L
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 6-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Darbang
  • 1110 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Sibang
  • 1780 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Naura
  • 1570 M
  • 4-5 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dobhan
  • 2520 M
  • 5-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Italian Base Camp
  • 3660 M
  • 7-8 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Italian Base Camp
  • 3660 M
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Japanese Base Camp
  • 3890
  • 4-5 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • 4748 M
  • 4-5 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • 4748 M
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Hidden Valley
  • 5140 M
  • 6-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Hidden Valley
  • 5140 M
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Yak Kharka
  • 4200 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Jomsom
  • 2720 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 25-30 mins
  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7-8 hours
  • B&B

What’s Included

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara on BB basis (Single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Tented camp accommodations during the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with hot drinks during the trek.
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation & insurance.
  • English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • All the needed staff and equipment depending on group size for the trek.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork needed for the trek.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Beni-Kathmandu by private vehicle, flight option available with additional cost.
  • Flight Jomsom–Pokhara.
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance(Compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Sightseeing and Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry, telephone, personal trekking equipment, hot shower, and battery charging during the trek.
  • Excess baggage charges during domestic flights (only 15kg altogether).
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).
  • Extra Nights Pokhara and Jomsom due to the cancelation of flight.