Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek / 20 Days

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Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade

Strenuous Plus

Best Season

March, April, May, September, October & November



Max Elevation

5360 m, French Col


Full Board


Private Vehicle/Car/Jeep/Flight

Trip Route: Beni - Muri - Dobhan - Italian Base Camp - French Base Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Pass - Hidden Valley - Marpha - Jomsom

Trip Overview

  • Close view of the 7th highest peak in the world- Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and other significant Mountains falling in the trail area.
  • Magnificent view of Hymalian landscapes and nature.
  • Hidden Valley, one of the most beautiful and scenic valley in the Himalayas.
  • French pass (5360 m), and Dhampus pass (52oo m) two of the most scenic passes in Nepal.
  • Himalayan lifestyle, culture, tradition learning opportunities throughout the trail.
  • Himalayan vegetation and wildlife seeing adventure.
  • Lesser traveled the path with unique and differently delightful trekking experience.
  • Himalayan sunrise and sunsets from most promising Natural viewpoints in the earth.
  • Yak and Chauri products as well as Himalayan cuisine exploring.
  • Authentic trekking experience with overnights in Teahouses and homestays.
  • Picturesque Views that surrounds you throughout the trail.
  • Monasteries, Chortens, Shrines and Gompas in the way to the Base camp.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a classic adventure trek giving you to experience the scenic, cultural, and some of the best trekking trails in the central Himalayas. Circling the astonishing villages and destinations around the mighty Dhaulagiri (8167 m), this trek is a sublime combination of nature and mountain culture of the Dhaulagiri region. Running side by side to the majestic Annapurna circuit, the trails to Dhaulagiri treats us the lesser-traveled delights of these regions. For those who love to spice things up, there are some of the most demanding reroutes in this trek which they might choose to experience more of the Himalayas. Walking through some of the most picturesque high passes, we will embrace the snow-capped peaks like never before.

The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek starts from the busy streets of
Kathmandu and takes you to the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River. The views
from the path are rewarding in every destination here. The Dhaulagiri range is
a massive mountain range constituting more than fifteen peaks over 7,000 meters
height. We can have perplexing views of Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091
m), Gurja Himal (7193 m), Churen Himal (7385 m) and Hiunchuli Patan from this
trail circuit. The Hidden Valley is a Natural delight towards the end of the
course where you can enjoy Nature, and its shades with your hearts fill.
Excluding the harsh winter and occasional heavy monsoon, you can do the
Dhaulagiri circuit trek almost any time of the year. Our professional guides
will assure your safety and give you the best bits of the fantastic Dhaulagiri

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Heritage Tour of Kathmandu and Prepration for the Trek
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Beni (850 m) - Darbang (1110m)
Day 04: Darbang to Takam (1670m)
Day 05: Takam to Muri (1815m)
Day 06: Muri to Boghara (2050m)
Day 07: Boghara to Dovan (2630m)
Day 08: Dovan to Chaur Bag Khola (3445m)
Day 09: Chaur Bag Khola to Italian Base Camp (3800m)
Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization day
Day 11: Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4480m)
Day 12: Glacier camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4710m)
Day 13: Acclimatization day
Day 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col Pass (5360 m) - Hidden Valley (5140m)
Day 15: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m)
Day 16: Yak Kharka to Marpha (2650 m)
Day 17: Marpha to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 19: Cultural tour of Bhaktapur
Day 20: Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

What's Included/Excluded

  • Four nights Hotel in Kathmandu and One Night hotel in Pokhara with B/B basis
  • Teahouse Accommodation while on the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pick-ups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Kathamndu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara by Domestic Flight Tickets.
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu /entrance fee
  • All necessary paperwork and Annapurna Conservation Area Project/TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide,Trekking Cook, Acc. Guide, Kitchen staff and necessary Local porters.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Camping Equipment’s Guest Tents, Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Chairs and Table, Mattresses during the camping Trek
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, Transportation and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Hot Shower
  • Trekking Map
  • Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
  • All government and local taxes
Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Battery Charges/International call/WIFI & Internet on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters