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Dhaulagiri circuit trek

Dhaulagiri circuit trek provides mesmerizing Mountains such as Dhaulagiri and Thapa peak as well as lots of tall White Mountain peak all around. The trail walk along French pass, Italian pass and Japanese pass then to the hidden valley that is the route to Mustang, Yak Kharka and Jomsom.

Dhaulagiri, one of the tallest mountains all over the world is one of the forbidden, Challenging and adventurous trek. Dhaulagiri circuit is one of the challenging trekking destinations of Nepal that lies on the lap of Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest peak of the World.

Dhaulagiri circuit trek provides mesmerizing Mountains such as Dhaulagiri and Thapa peak as well as lots of tall White Mountain peak all around. Dhaulagiri trekking trail walk along French pass, Italian pass and Japanese pass then to the hidden valley that is the route to Mustang, Yak Kharka, and Jomsom. The trek helps to explore wild nature. The main attraction of this trek is we can have a unique but extremely beautiful view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V. The trek takes us to the world’s deepest gorge Gandaki gorge.

Apart from eye-catching sceneries, we explore many beautiful villages in Marpha, Jomsom which is famous for apple and Yak Kharka where we can experience their culture, tradition, and customs along with their lifestyle and harmony.

  • One of the adventurous trekking destinations in Nepal lying on the lap of seventh world’s highest mountain peak Dhaulagiri.
  • Explore outstanding and massive mountain peaks: Thapa peak and Mt Dhaulagiri that lies above 7000 to 8000m
  • The trail takes us to the hidden valley like Yak Kharka, Jomsom with the incredible view of Mt Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri
  • One of the Challenging route where we experience icy track with a side view of mountains.
  • The trail helps to explore wild nature, a Gandaki gorge which is the world’s deepest gorge.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Acclimatization and preparation day

Day 3: Drive to Beni from Kathmandu

Day 4: Trek from Beni to Babichaur (1000m)

Day 5: Trek from Babichaur to Dharapani (1565m)

Day 6: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m)

Day 7: Trek from Muri to Boghara (2050m)

Day 8: Trek from Boghara to Dobhan (2630m)

Day 9: Trek from Dobhan to Italian Base camp (3500m)

Day 10: Acclimatization and Rest day

Day 11: Trek from Italian Base camp to Glacier Camp (4250m)

Day 12: Acclimatization day at Glacier camp

Day 13: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 4 hrs.

Day 14: Acclimatization and Rest day

Day 15: Trek from French Col (5360m) to Hidden Valley (5050m) 7 hrs.

Day 16: Acclimatization Day at Hidden Valley

Day 17: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m) 9/10 hrs.

Day 18: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m)

Day 19: Trek from Marpha to Beni (by jeep) and drive back to Pokhara by private car

Day 20: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus; flight can be arranged for additional charge)

Day 21: Rest and Kathmandu valley sightseeing; farewell dinner in the evening

Day 22: Departure Day

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International airport where you will meet our representative waiting for your welcome. He will take you to your hotel. You will take rest and freshen up then you will be taken to our office where we will plan our trip. You will have the best dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Acclimatization and preparation day

You will have a rest day today. You can also explore Kathmandu in the meantime. Visit ancient temples like Pashupati, Swayambhu, Boudhanath and much more. Meanwhile, we will prepare for the trekking.

Day 3: Drive to Beni from Kathmandu

After breakfast, our representative will pick you from the hotel then drive you from Kathmandu to Beni by tourist bus experiencing river banks, villages and forest. Stay overnight at hotel in Beni.

Day 4: Trek from Beni to Babichaur (1000m)

Our trek begins from Beni where we walk along GandakiRiver to MyagdiKhola through suspension bridge. We will head up to Babichaur through beautiful villages Mangalghat, Tatopani, Singa and Simalchaur. We will stay overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Trek from Babichaur to Dharapani (1565m)

After breakfast, we will have a steep walk that takes us to Dharapani where we experience elevation. We will stay at hotel or camp.

Day 6: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m)

After breakfast, as previous day we will have a steep walk to Muri where we can have an amazing view of Mt Dhaulagiri. We will stay overnight at hotel or camp.

Day 7: Trek from Muri to Boghara (2050m)

Today we will have an easy walk to Boghara. We will gently descent down then walk vertically up for about two hours till we reach Boghara. We will stay overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Trek from Boghara to Dobhan (2630m)

Today we will have a challenging trip so we wake up early and begin our walk. We walk up hill sometimes we may need ropes so our guide will be well prepared for that and will also assist you with it. We will stay overnight at hotel or camp.

Day 9: Trek from Dobhan to Italian Base camp (3500m)

After breakfast, we walk to the west face of Dhaulagiri area where we arrange our camp for the day. During the trail, we pass through the beautiful alpine forest. After we reach base camp, we can see mountain range all around. We will stay at tented camp.

Day 10: Acclimatization and Rest day

Today we will have a day to rest and explore the base camp. We will sightsee the nearby area, capture mountain peaks the head back to the camp.

Day 11: Trek from Italian Base camp to Glacier Camp (4250m)

Today’s trail will be challenging and exciting. We will walk through snow and glacier moraine also we may need to use the rope to go ahead. You will have an amazing experience as you walk through Chonbarden gorge. We will stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Acclimatization day at Glacier camp

Today we will have a day of acclimatization and exploration day at Glacier camp. We can view ice fall, Tukuche from moraine ridge and north east face of the mountain. We will get back to our camp.

Day 13: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 4 hrs.

Today is the best day of our trekking that takes us to the 7th tallest peak in the world Dhaulagiri. This won’t be hard as ice does not accumulate here and the slopes won’t be too steep. We will get to the base camp where we can have a spectacular view of Dhaulagiri II & IV and Tukuche. We will stay at tented camp.

Day 14: Acclimatization and Rest day

We will explore Dhaulagiri and nearby areas this day then take a good rest as we have a adjust walk through the thin air due to high altitude.

Day 15: Trek from French Col (5360m) to Hidden Valley (5050m) 7 hrs.

After breakfast we get down to French col then walking for about 7 hours takes us to the Hidden Valley. We may require climbing gears like ice axe, rope, cramponetc. arranged by our guide. This trip will be tough but most adventurous as we explore breath-taking sceneries. We will stay overnight at camp.

Day 16: Acclimatization Day at Hidden Valley

Today we will take rest to adjust our body and mesmerize ourselves with beautiful sceneries of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and NilgiriHimal.

Day 17: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m) 9/10 hrs.

Today we will leave the Hidden valley behind and have a gentle climb to Dhampus Pass experiencing an amazing view of Dhampus peak lying on the left and Tukuche on the right. We will climb over Dhampus Pass over 5200m then walk down the risky slopes that take us to Yak Kharka. We will stay overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m)

After breakfast, we will head to the beautiful village of Kali Gandaki valley, Marpha. We will explore big and beautiful monastery and apple orchids during the trail. This place is famous for apples with superior quality. We will stay at hotel

Day 19: Trek from Marpha to Beni (by jeep) and drive back to Pokhara by private car

We will drive from Marpha to Beni the take some rest have something before heading to Pokhara. After we reach Pokhara we will stay at the good hotel.

Day 20: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (flight can be arranged for additional charge)

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. We also have an option by flight as you may be exhausted so we can manage a flight to Kathmandu which is just 45 minutes. After we reach Kathmandu we will take you to the hotel where you can have a good rest.

Day 21: Rest and Kathmandu valley sightseeing; farewell dinner in the evening

Today you can just rest and explore nearby areas especially markets and well-known places like Bashantapur Durbar Square, Durbar Marg, temples and much more. At evening you will have fare well dinner.

Day 22: Departure Day

Today is your final departure day so after breakfast, we prepare your luggage and if you get the time you can explore the Thamel area. You will be taken to airport 3 hours early as per the rule in the airport where we will depart.

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