Dhaulagiri circuit trek

Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters)

Dhaulagiri circuit trek in west Nepal.

Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167meters), the world’s seventh highest peak rises majestically between Dolpo and Annapurna ranges in Nepal Himalaya that offer clockwise Dhaulagiri circuit trek for 15 days camping trekking adventure in high altitude area. Trekking around Dhaulagiri is a challenge of high altitude trek in wilderness suitable only to fit experience trekkers. It has glaciers walk, rock fall area, hidden valley and high passes – French and Dhampus pass. September to November and middle of April to June are the best trekking season.

The ‘Dhaulagiri circuit trek’ begins from Pokhara-Beni with passing villages along the Myagdi Khola to Italian Base Camp to French and Dhampus high passes and then Marpha to Jomsom Airport on Annapurna trail end of trek.

  • Trekking Facts
  • Itinerary
  • Cost
  • Enquiry
  • Trekking gears
  • Trek Departure

Highlight of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek:
Duration : 14 nights/15 days.
Trek start/end : Beni/Jomsom.
Grade : Difficulty because of high altitude.
Trek style : Full service camping.
Trek season : Middle of September to middle of November and middle of April to middle of June.
Activities: Walking/Trekking.
Highest elevation : French Pass 5360m high.
Ethnic group : Majority of Gurung, Thakali and Magar communities.
Culture : Hindu and Buddhist.

Itinerary of Dhaulagiri circuit trek:
Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Trek briefing, preparation and visit Budhanath Stupa in the afternoon.
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight in the morning and drive to Beni 3hrs and trek to Darbang 1100m.
Day 4 : To Sibang 1770m/6-7hrs
Day 5 : To Naura Bhir 1450m/6-7hrs.
Day 6 : To Lapche Kharka 2000m/6-7hrs.
Day 7 : To Sallaghari 2500m/5-6hrs.
Day 8 : To Italian Base Camp 3660m/5-6hrs.
Day 9 : To Japanese Camp 4200m/5-6hrs
Day 10 : Acclimatization day.
Day 11 : To Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4747m/6-7hrs
Day 12 : To Rest day/reserve day.
Day 13 : To Hidden Valley 5120m/8-9hrs via French Pass 5360m.
Day 14 : To Yak Kharka 3824m/8-9hrs via Dhampus pass 5280m.
Day 15 : To Jomsom 2740m/6-7hrs.
Day 16 : Fight to Pokhara in the morning and visit Pokhara in the afternoon.
Day 17 : Flight to Kathmandu in the morning and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

We offer camping group organized for Dhaulagiri circuit trek. Please inquiry for cost.
Cost includes :
1) Airport pick up and departure.
2) Two nights accommodation (Standard double or twin bed room with breakfast) at 2* Hotel at Thamel (Tourist center)/Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
3) Annapurna Conservation Trekking entry fee.
4) Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card (Trekking permit).
5) Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight.
6) Pokhara to Beni by private Van.
7) Camping meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trekking days. Cook (chef) prepare hot and fresh Nepali, Indian, Tibetan and western meals daily.
8) Nepali Staffs: An experience trek guide, cook (chef) and necessary porter.
9) Three times meals and daily salary for guide, cook and porter.
10) Insurance of guide, cook and porter.
11) One night accommodation in Pokhara.
Cost does not include :
1) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
2) Personal trekking equipment of clients.
3) Snack, Juice, Coca, Fanta, Sprite, Beer, Whisky, Boil and Mineral water during the trekking days.
4) Personal Insurance of clients such as medical, emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue USD10000-12000), flight and trek cancellation etc.
5) Expenses for personal nature: Hot showers, laundry, donations, museum entry fee, movie/film watching, postage, telephone calls and email/Internet etc.
6) Teahouse meals and accommodation while on trek.
7) Tips for staffs.
8) Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. (City tour guide and transportation can arrange on request of clients).

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Equipment for Dhaulagiri circuit trek:
We (organizer) supply Northface Tent with sleeping pad, kitchen equipment, food and fuel from Kathmandu.
Waterproof trekking boot, sleeping bag and some other good trekking stuff require for Dhaulagiri circuit trek. We will be sent a detailed equipment list upon trip booking.
Note: We have down jacket and sleeping bag renting felicities for our clients. It is cost USD1 per sleeping bag and down jacket per day.

Upcoming Trip Departure for Dhaulagiri circuit trek:
Trip Departure Date: We arrange group departure on client's requested date.
Trip Booking Available: Book this trip now as guide, cook and necessary porter service and good quality camping equipment are available with us.