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Dhaulagiri circuit trek

Dhaulagiri circuit trek

Wilderness Trekking
dhampus peak base camp
yak kharka to dhampush peak base camp
french pass of dhaulagiri circuit

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Trip Facts

Duration : 15 Days Max-Altitude : 5212m Program Type : Camping Best Season : Sep to Nov, March to Jun Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land
All price inclusive
$ 3100 $ 2600

Overview

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a demanding trek for experienced trekkers who are looking for an expedition-like experience that is challenging. This circuit trek will take you through low farming villages in the foothills of the Himalayas, high alpine pastures, untouched valleys, and close-up views of several peaks over 8,000 meters. There is something breathtaking and exciting journey that entails an amazing and adventurous journey around the world’s seventh highest peak, Dhaulagiri Himal (8,167 meters/26,780 feet) in a circle. The area of Myagdi District where this trek is located is relatively remote as it lies west of the Annapurna range. A challenging and equally scenic off-beat trail trek in Nepal, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is also known as the Dhaulagiri Round Trek or the Dhaulagiri Pass, Thapa Pass is a classic adventure for those who have previous experience with high-altitude trekking. 

It is also worth noting that the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging and rewarding high passes landscapes treks in Nepal. The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek provides you with a unique camping experience; off-the-beaten-path, narrow rocky trails, glacier hikes, avalanches, rockslides, French Pass, and Dhampus Pass (Thapa Pass).

The Dhaulagiri mountain rises to an elevation of 8,167 meters. it is the 7th highest mountain in the world. Additionally, Dhaulagiri is considered to be a very sacred mountain by the locals. As a result of its unique ecosystem and features, it has also become one of the most exciting and quite interesting peaks for travellers and mountaineers from across the globe. hiking to the Dhaulagiri circuit is difficult of the narrow trails, especially the landslide parts, and the need for rope repairs at several places (between Italy Camp and Japanese Base Camp), Dhaulagiri Trek conducts only a few groups each season.

During your trek in the Dhaulagiri circuit, you will encounter a miserable valley, called “hidden valley”, which is filled with freezing winds and difficult trails. The view from Alu Bari (yak Khadka) is amazing. You can see the Annapurna range, Nilgiri peak 6940 meters, Annapurna I peak 8,091 meters, Tilicho peak 7,134 meters, and Thorong peak 6144 meters, as well as Upper Mustang Valley.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 4,700 m, and French Pass is located at an altitude of 5,360 m, offering a panoramic view of the Dolpo Himalaya scenery, as well as the Annapurna range and Mustang Valley. A classic Nepal trek, this trek offers all the highlights of a classic trek in Nepal, including the most remote and scenic landscapes one can imagine in the high mountains of Nepal.

Trekkers who would like to add two additional days to their Dhaulagiri circuit trek may climb Dhampus peak and add their peak climbing itinerary, guide, climbing permit, and climbing gear to the Dhaulagiri circuit trek. These costs are in addition to those listed with the Dhaulagiri Round Trek package. The Dhampus peak has a height of 6,012 meters.

Best time to do the Dhaulagiri circuit trek

There is no doubt that autumn and spring are the best times to traverse the Dhaulagiri pass. This trek is not suitable during the monsoons or during winter. No matter what season you are trekking in Dhaulagiri, you have to remember that mountains make their own weather.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking Route

From Kathmandu, you will be taken to Baglung by bus via the Prithvi Highway. Your journey begins from Darbang when you arrive in Beni, where you will begin your trek journey. You will spend the night at Beni. On the next day, you begin to move towards Muri, making a gradual climb through forest paths. As a result of that, you continue towards Boghara, which offers you a great view of the surrounding mountains. After ascending to Dhaulagiri Pass, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek trails descend to Pharpha and Jomsom and then return to Pokhara. 

While most of the villagers in the village are Magars on the Magdi side and Thakalis on the Kali Gandaki side, the village settlement crosses at the beginning of each village. As a result, the rest of the group can hike through the wilderness and pastures of the alpine regions.

Most difficult trek in Nepal

It is considered that the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging Camping treks in Nepal. On this camping trek, you have to carry everything that you need for meals for the trek. there are some basic accommodations till the Italian base camp. There are two stages of the Dhaulagiri trek. The first starts in Beni and the second ends in Jomsom. 

Accommodation for the Dhaulagiri trek

Basically, the accommodations consist of half tea houses and half camping, namely Beni to Italy base camp is a normal tea house and Marpha to Jomsom is a tea house too, but Italy base camp to Alubari is a camping accommodation only.

Cost for Dhaulagiri Trek:

 Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking cost offers U$D 2600/. Per person for double Accompany

⇒ USD 300 for the Single supplement. Extra, because of the number of workers needed for the camping trek; guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen helper, and porters.

Trip highlights

1. challenging adventure trails

2. Beautiful hidden valley

3. Seventh highest mountain in the world 8167m

4. Gorges Kali Gandaki River valley

5. Spectacular wilderness journey

6. Wilderness camping experience

Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. The expert guide is a license holder who is registered with the government, fluent in English as well as the local language, and has led many Dhaulagiri Circuit treks. They are from the same area. Using locals is advantageous, as they have a better understanding of wildlife, natural beauty, local people’s lifestyles, cultures, etc.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: By Bus to Beni 9 hour drive overnight at the hotel in Beni.
  • Day 02: Drive to Darbang 2/3 hours and trek to Khibang benshi 1800m. overnight at Tent.
  • Day 03: Trek to Boghara 5 hours (2,008m) overnight at the tent,
  • Day 04: Trek to Dovan 6 hours (2,520m) overnight at tent,
  • Day 05: Trek to Pine Forest 6 hours (3,110m) overnight at tent,
  • Day 06: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m). 7 hours overnight at the shelter,
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp Local excursion 3/ 4 hours.
  • Day 08: Trek to Japanese Base Camp (4600) this day is the most narrow and challenging trail we have to cross, overnight a tent,
  • Day 09: Trek to Dhawalagiri Base Camp (4700m) 7-8 hours. Overnight in a Tent,
  • Day 10: Trek to French Pass (5360m), then - Hidden Valley (4900m) for 6/7 hours. Overnight at the tent,
  • Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka overnight at tent,
  • Day 12: Trek to Marpha overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 13: Trek to Jomsom Overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara overnight at Hotel in Pokhara,
  • Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist Bus.

Cost Included

  • Bus to Kathmandu-Pokhara –Darbang,
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
  • Cook, kitchen staff
  • One night hotel in Pokhara end of the trek
  • All staff (guide porters and Sherpa wages and insurance equipment etc.).
  • Stander meals during the trek, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Tea, and coffee, cooked by our experienced cook,
  • Fresh and tin fruits
  • Trekking permits
  • All camping Equipment two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen crews.
  • (Jomsom Pokhara) Air tickets. And bus for all staff,
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus

Cost Excluded

  • hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tip for guide and porters.
Trip Dates Trip Price Confirmed Pax Trip Status
October 10, 2022 US$ 2600 Join a Group Book Now

Reviews

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a demanding trek for experienced trekkers who are looking for an expedition-like experience that is challenging. This circuit trek will take you through low farming villages in the foothills of the Himalayas, high alpine pastures, untouched valleys, and close-up views of several peaks over 8,000 meters. There is something breathtaking and exciting journey that entails an amazing and adventurous journey around the world’s seventh highest peak, Dhaulagiri Himal (8,167 meters/26,780 feet) in a circle. The area of Myagdi District where this trek is located is relatively remote as it lies west of the Annapurna range. A challenging and equally scenic off-beat trail trek in Nepal, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is also known as the Dhaulagiri Round Trek or the Dhaulagiri Pass, Thapa Pass is a classic adventure for those who have previous experience with high-altitude trekking. 

It is also worth noting that the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging and rewarding high passes landscapes treks in Nepal. The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek provides you with a unique camping experience; off-the-beaten-path, narrow rocky trails, glacier hikes, avalanches, rockslides, French Pass, and Dhampus Pass (Thapa Pass).

The Dhaulagiri mountain rises to an elevation of 8,167 meters. it is the 7th highest mountain in the world. Additionally, Dhaulagiri is considered to be a very sacred mountain by the locals. As a result of its unique ecosystem and features, it has also become one of the most exciting and quite interesting peaks for travellers and mountaineers from across the globe. hiking to the Dhaulagiri circuit is difficult of the narrow trails, especially the landslide parts, and the need for rope repairs at several places (between Italy Camp and Japanese Base Camp), Dhaulagiri Trek conducts only a few groups each season.

During your trek in the Dhaulagiri circuit, you will encounter a miserable valley, called “hidden valley”, which is filled with freezing winds and difficult trails. The view from Alu Bari (yak Khadka) is amazing. You can see the Annapurna range, Nilgiri peak 6940 meters, Annapurna I peak 8,091 meters, Tilicho peak 7,134 meters, and Thorong peak 6144 meters, as well as Upper Mustang Valley.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 4,700 m, and French Pass is located at an altitude of 5,360 m, offering a panoramic view of the Dolpo Himalaya scenery, as well as the Annapurna range and Mustang Valley. A classic Nepal trek, this trek offers all the highlights of a classic trek in Nepal, including the most remote and scenic landscapes one can imagine in the high mountains of Nepal.

Trekkers who would like to add two additional days to their Dhaulagiri circuit trek may climb Dhampus peak and add their peak climbing itinerary, guide, climbing permit, and climbing gear to the Dhaulagiri circuit trek. These costs are in addition to those listed with the Dhaulagiri Round Trek package. The Dhampus peak has a height of 6,012 meters.

Best time to do the Dhaulagiri circuit trek

There is no doubt that autumn and spring are the best times to traverse the Dhaulagiri pass. This trek is not suitable during the monsoons or during winter. No matter what season you are trekking in Dhaulagiri, you have to remember that mountains make their own weather.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking Route

From Kathmandu, you will be taken to Baglung by bus via the Prithvi Highway. Your journey begins from Darbang when you arrive in Beni, where you will begin your trek journey. You will spend the night at Beni. On the next day, you begin to move towards Muri, making a gradual climb through forest paths. As a result of that, you continue towards Boghara, which offers you a great view of the surrounding mountains. After ascending to Dhaulagiri Pass, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek trails descend to Pharpha and Jomsom and then return to Pokhara. 

While most of the villagers in the village are Magars on the Magdi side and Thakalis on the Kali Gandaki side, the village settlement crosses at the beginning of each village. As a result, the rest of the group can hike through the wilderness and pastures of the alpine regions.

Most difficult trek in Nepal

It is considered that the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging Camping treks in Nepal. On this camping trek, you have to carry everything that you need for meals for the trek. there are some basic accommodations till the Italian base camp. There are two stages of the Dhaulagiri trek. The first starts in Beni and the second ends in Jomsom. 

Accommodation for the Dhaulagiri trek

Basically, the accommodations consist of half tea houses and half camping, namely Beni to Italy base camp is a normal tea house and Marpha to Jomsom is a tea house too, but Italy base camp to Alubari is a camping accommodation only.

Cost for Dhaulagiri Trek:

 Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking cost offers U$D 2600/. Per person for double Accompany

⇒ USD 300 for the Single supplement. Extra, because of the number of workers needed for the camping trek; guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen helper, and porters.

Trip highlights

1. challenging adventure trails

2. Beautiful hidden valley

3. Seventh highest mountain in the world 8167m

4. Gorges Kali Gandaki River valley

5. Spectacular wilderness journey

6. Wilderness camping experience

Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. The expert guide is a license holder who is registered with the government, fluent in English as well as the local language, and has led many Dhaulagiri Circuit treks. They are from the same area. Using locals is advantageous, as they have a better understanding of wildlife, natural beauty, local people’s lifestyles, cultures, etc.


  • Day 01: By Bus to Beni 9 hour drive overnight at the hotel in Beni.
  • Day 02: Drive to Darbang 2/3 hours and trek to Khibang benshi 1800m. overnight at Tent.
  • Day 03: Trek to Boghara 5 hours (2,008m) overnight at the tent,
  • Day 04: Trek to Dovan 6 hours (2,520m) overnight at tent,
  • Day 05: Trek to Pine Forest 6 hours (3,110m) overnight at tent,
  • Day 06: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m). 7 hours overnight at the shelter,
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp Local excursion 3/ 4 hours.
  • Day 08: Trek to Japanese Base Camp (4600) this day is the most narrow and challenging trail we have to cross, overnight a tent,
  • Day 09: Trek to Dhawalagiri Base Camp (4700m) 7-8 hours. Overnight in a Tent,
  • Day 10: Trek to French Pass (5360m), then - Hidden Valley (4900m) for 6/7 hours. Overnight at the tent,
  • Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka overnight at tent,
  • Day 12: Trek to Marpha overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 13: Trek to Jomsom Overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara overnight at Hotel in Pokhara,
  • Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist Bus.

Cost Included

  • Bus to Kathmandu-Pokhara –Darbang,
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
  • Cook, kitchen staff
  • One night hotel in Pokhara end of the trek
  • All staff (guide porters and Sherpa wages and insurance equipment etc.).
  • Stander meals during the trek, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Tea, and coffee, cooked by our experienced cook,
  • Fresh and tin fruits
  • Trekking permits
  • All camping Equipment two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen crews.
  • (Jomsom Pokhara) Air tickets. And bus for all staff,
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus

Cost Excluded

  • hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tip for guide and porters.

Fixed Departures

Trip Dates Trip Price Confirmed Pax Trip Status
October 10, 2022 US$ 2600 Join a Group Book Now

Frequently Asked Questions

The difficulty of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a moderate trek and 15 days Duration of the Trek is from starting to ending
The height of Dhaulagiri French Pass is 5360 M.
yes, you can do it privately with our guide and porter if not match our fixed departure date. But for a single person is $300 extra than listing on the site
April- May, and September to November is the best time to do the Dhaulagiri circuit
hike through the glacier, crevasse, Avalanches, rock fall sections
this is wilderness area trekking and doable only camping.

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