Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Difficult
- Destination: Dhaulagiri Trek
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Guesthouse/Tent
- Meals: Full Board on Trek
- Maximum altitude: 5200M
- Group size: 1-10 Pax
- Best Season: Spring/Autumn
Traverses the head of hidden valley, crossing French Pass and Dhampus Pass,
Extreme and tiny trekking trail through dense forests into the high country to base camp, snow and glacier walking for a week,
Experiencing with Thakali culture in Kaligandaki valley. scenic flight out of Jomsom.
The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is a long trek that passes through high alpine pastures, uninhabited valleys, high windswept passes, forests and cultivated terraced hills. Crossing two passes – the French Pass at 5,360m and Dhampus Pass at 5,200m, and including the Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 4,740m, this is a challenging trek which requires a high level of fitness. However, with good stamina and basic mountaineering skills, the rewards of this trek include stunning views of Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Dhaulagiri ii (7,751m), Dhaulagiri III (7,715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7,618m).
Dhaulagiri rises above the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki, and the circuit route provides stunning views of the whole Dhaulagiri range. Discovered in 1808, standing at 8,167m, Dhaulagiri was thought to be the highest mountain in the world.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Beni (Drive) – 850 m / 2788 ft – 9 hrs
Day 2: Beni to Babiachaur – 950 m / 3116 ft – 5 hrs
Day 3: Babiachaur to Dharapani – 1400 m / 4593 ft – 6 hrs
Day 4: Dharapani to Muri – 1800 m / 5905 ft – 5 hrs
Day 5: Muri to Boghara – 2080 m / 6825 ft – 6 hrs
Day 6: Boghara to Dobang – 2520 m / 8267 ft – 5 hrs
Day 7: Dobang to Choriban Khola – 3110 m / 10203 ft – 5 hrs
Day 8: Choriban Khola to Italian Base Camp – 3660 m / 12007 ft – 7 hrs
Day 9: Acclimatization Day Italian Base Camp – 3660 m / 12007 ft – 3 hrs
Day 10: Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp – 4210 m / 13812 ft – 6 hrs
Day 11: Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp – 4740 m / 15551 ft – 7 hrs
Day 12: Acclimatization Day
Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley via French Pass– 5200 m / 17060 ft–7 hrs
Day 14: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka via Dhampus Pass – 3680 m / 12073 ft – 7 hrs
Day 15: Yak Kharka to Marpha – 2670 m / 8759 ft – 5 hrs
Day 16: Marpha to Pokhara (Drive) – 830 m / 2723 ft – 7 hrs
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive) – 1300 m / 4265 ft – 8 hrs
What is included?
15 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses / tents
1 nights accommodation in Pokhara
Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
Kathmandu Beni local bus
Marpha Pokhara local bus
Pokhara Kathmandu tourist bus
Annapurna conservation area permit
Trekkers information management system card
An experienced fluent English speaking guide, licensed by ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation.
Highly experienced well equipped trekking support staff (porter).
Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary
Airport transfers during the whole trip as per the itinerary
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
What is not included?
International Airfare, visa fees and re-entry visa fees if applicable
Meals at Kathmandu and any other cities except mentioned.
Personal nature expenses like bar bills, beverage bills, telephone bills, laundry etc.
Your Travel Insurance and rescue evacuation, medical costs.
Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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