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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 : 19 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 2022/2023

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a 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. This makes it the 7th highest mountain in the world. Due to the technical difficulties of the 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.

Weather in 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.

For you to make your Dhaulagiri circuit trek a success, we offer a mix of challenges and beautiful landscapes to ensure a successful trek. This trek is organized by a Nepal wilderness trekking agency each season with a knowledgeable, experienced guide. A guide that knows the current weather conditions in the Dhaulagiri circuit area mountain weather as well as the changeable glacier trails of the Dhaulagiri circuit trek.

Most difficult trek in Nepal

It is considered that the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. In my opinion, the Dhaulagiri trek is one of the most difficult treks because we have to organize everything. On this camping trek, you have to carry everything that you need. On the trail, there are no basic accommodations either after the Italian base camp has been reached. 8667 meters (26795 feet) is the altitude of the sixth-highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri, which rises to an altitude of 8667 meters (26795 feet). There are two stages of the Dhaulagiri trek. The first starts in Beni and the second ends in Jomsom Muktinath. It will take us three days to walk over 5,000 meters (16,405 feet), which will be challenging in another way as well.

Cost for Dhaulagiri Trek:

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

⇒ USD 500 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


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive international airport in Kathmandu and transport to Thamel
  • Day 02: Full-day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with a professional tour guide.
  • Day 03: By Bus to Beni 9 hour drive overnight at the hotel in Beni.
  • Day 04: Drive to Darbang 2/3 hours and trek to Khibang benshi 1800m. overnight at Tent.
  • Day 05: Trek to Boghara 5 hours (2,008m) overnight at the tent,
  • Day 06: Trek to Dovan 6 hours (2,520m) overnight at tent,
  • Day 07: Trek to Pine Forest 6 hours (3,110m) overnight at tent,
  • Day 08: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m). 7 hours overnight at the shelter,
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp Local excursion 3/ 4 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek to Japanese Base Camp (4600) this day is the most narrow and challenging trail we have to cross, overnight at tent,
  • Day 11: Trek to Dhawalagiri Base Camp (4700m) 7-8 hours. Overnight at a Tent,
  • Day 12: Trek to French Pass (5360m), then - Hidden Valley (4900m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at the tent,
  • Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka overnight at tent,
  • Day 14: Trek to Marpha overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 15: Trek to Jomsom Overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara overnight at Hotel in Pokhara,
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist Bus.
  • Day 18: Free day at Kathmandu, Including Hotel BB, Service.
  • Day 19: Departure from Hotel.

Cost Included

  • Pick up and drop airport- hotel- airport,
  • Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing
  • Cleans Hotel in Kathmandu. Four night and one night in Pokhara as per our Itinerary, A/C Room sharing the double bed, Televisions, clean bathroom 24 hours hot showers
  • Bus to Kathmandu-Pokhara –Darbang,
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
  • Cook, kitchen staff
  • All staff's (guide porters and Sherpa wages and insurance equipment etc.).
  • Stander meals during the trek, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Tea, coffee,  cooking by our experienced cook,
  • Fresh and tin fruits for dessert, Apple, Banana, Mango, pineapples
  • All camping Equipment two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen crews.
  • (Jomsom Pokhara) Air tickets. Anf bus for all staff,
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus,

Cost Excluded

  • Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tip etc.
Trip Dates Trip Price Confirmed Pax Trip Status
October 10, 2022 US$ 2600 Join a Group Book Now

Reviews

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek 2022/2023

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a 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. This makes it the 7th highest mountain in the world. Due to the technical difficulties of the 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.

Weather in 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.

For you to make your Dhaulagiri circuit trek a success, we offer a mix of challenges and beautiful landscapes to ensure a successful trek. This trek is organized by a Nepal wilderness trekking agency each season with a knowledgeable, experienced guide. A guide that knows the current weather conditions in the Dhaulagiri circuit area mountain weather as well as the changeable glacier trails of the Dhaulagiri circuit trek.

Most difficult trek in Nepal

It is considered that the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. In my opinion, the Dhaulagiri trek is one of the most difficult treks because we have to organize everything. On this camping trek, you have to carry everything that you need. On the trail, there are no basic accommodations either after the Italian base camp has been reached. 8667 meters (26795 feet) is the altitude of the sixth-highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri, which rises to an altitude of 8667 meters (26795 feet). There are two stages of the Dhaulagiri trek. The first starts in Beni and the second ends in Jomsom Muktinath. It will take us three days to walk over 5,000 meters (16,405 feet), which will be challenging in another way as well.

Cost for Dhaulagiri Trek:

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

⇒ USD 500 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


  • Day 01: Arrive international airport in Kathmandu and transport to Thamel
  • Day 02: Full-day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with a professional tour guide.
  • Day 03: By Bus to Beni 9 hour drive overnight at the hotel in Beni.
  • Day 04: Drive to Darbang 2/3 hours and trek to Khibang benshi 1800m. overnight at Tent.
  • Day 05: Trek to Boghara 5 hours (2,008m) overnight at the tent,
  • Day 06: Trek to Dovan 6 hours (2,520m) overnight at tent,
  • Day 07: Trek to Pine Forest 6 hours (3,110m) overnight at tent,
  • Day 08: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m). 7 hours overnight at the shelter,
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp Local excursion 3/ 4 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek to Japanese Base Camp (4600) this day is the most narrow and challenging trail we have to cross, overnight at tent,
  • Day 11: Trek to Dhawalagiri Base Camp (4700m) 7-8 hours. Overnight at a Tent,
  • Day 12: Trek to French Pass (5360m), then - Hidden Valley (4900m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at the tent,
  • Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka overnight at tent,
  • Day 14: Trek to Marpha overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 15: Trek to Jomsom Overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara overnight at Hotel in Pokhara,
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist Bus.
  • Day 18: Free day at Kathmandu, Including Hotel BB, Service.
  • Day 19: Departure from Hotel.

Cost Included

  • Pick up and drop airport- hotel- airport,
  • Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing
  • Cleans Hotel in Kathmandu. Four night and one night in Pokhara as per our Itinerary, A/C Room sharing the double bed, Televisions, clean bathroom 24 hours hot showers
  • Bus to Kathmandu-Pokhara –Darbang,
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
  • Cook, kitchen staff
  • All staff's (guide porters and Sherpa wages and insurance equipment etc.).
  • Stander meals during the trek, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Tea, coffee,  cooking by our experienced cook,
  • Fresh and tin fruits for dessert, Apple, Banana, Mango, pineapples
  • All camping Equipment two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen crews.
  • (Jomsom Pokhara) Air tickets. Anf bus for all staff,
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus,

Cost Excluded

  • Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tip etc.

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 Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is moderate trek and 19 days Duration of the Trek 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 single person is $220 extra than listing on the site
April- May and September to November is the best time to do Dhaulagiri circuit
hike through the glacier, crevasse, Avalanches, rocks fall sections
this is wilderness area trekking and doable only camping.

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