DHAULAGIRI CIRCUIT TREK
Duration: 18 Days
Highest Altitude: 5244m
Min Age: 18+
Jan - Dec
Best Season: Mar-May and Sep-Nov
Fixable Departure: Seasonal Month/Day
Accommodation: Lodge and Tea house
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the famous and challenging Adventures trekking in Nepal. Dhaulagiri (8167m) mountain is the 7th highest mountain in the world. This trekking was discovered by 1950 by the French Expedition team who climbed Annapurna 1 and provides extremely impressive views of the whole Dhaulagiri range.
Throughout the journey, the trekking route offers the splendid view of the beautiful majestic Dhaulagiri along with other mountain peaks which are above 7000m and some stunning glaciers and high snow-clad passes to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp which might possibly be a dream of any travel lover. Due to lack of proper teahouse facility, off beaten trail, difficult terrain this trekking is suitable for those fit and experienced travelers.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the representation of crossing two high mountain passes namely the French pass at an elevation of 5,360m which is the highest point of the trek and the Dhampus pass at an elevation of 5,234m. The main destination of Dhaulagiri trekking in Dhaulagiri Base Camp which blesses us with enthralling views of the mountains like Dhaulagiri 1,2,3, and 5 The trek isolated by Kali-Gandaki gorge, high passes and icy glaciers, hidden valleys, and charming villages makes a memorable and exciting trip.
Dhaulagiri circuit trek starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Darbang from Pokhara and start the real trekking through walking Magar villages where you will get the opportunity to explore their culture and lifestyle. On the way to the trek, you will cross three base camps like Italian Base Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Japanese Base Camp. From Dhaulagiri Base Camp you will see the massive beautiful stunning icefall descending from the north-east col between Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peak. Along with many snow-capped mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Nillgeeri like many more mountains which is made natural paradise. When trekkers reach up to French pass then the trail follows to reach the hidden valley behind the Dhaulagiri then cross Dhampus pass and Thapa pass from where can reach to the Jomsom valley passing through Marpha village which is known as apple city.
Departure and Arrival Location: Kathmandu, Nepal Airport
Departure Time: Before 3 Hours
Cost Include and Exclude
Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
2 night accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast (Twin Sharing Base)
One night accommodation in Pokhara.
All necessary trekking permits like Annapurna conservation area, TIMS Card etc.
3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking period.
All accommodation during mountain.
Porter service (1 porter between 2 person basic)
Snacks as Oreo cookie and peanut biscuit etc.
Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Snickers Chocolate for each person during the trek
Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara and airport tax then drive Pokhara to Darbang.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
All the ground Transport during Trekking
Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt (for your trekking equipment if needed)
Government registered, First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professional local guide with medical kit
Staffs insurance, well paid salary, meal, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
Rescue arrangement if needed
Certificate of achievement if needed
Agency service charge and government tax/vat
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Nepal entry visa fee, International air fare
Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation etc
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section
Exploring the Kathmandu valley which is call house of temple
Exploring Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest peak in the world
Taking in the ever changing and dramatic scenery
Visiting a region of multi-faceted and intriguing cultures
Ascending two stunning high passes
Kali-Gandaki gorge,high passes and icy glaciers,hidden valleys and charming villages.
Taking in camping-style trek with porters that seems like a throwback to distant times
Trekking Pole/ Stick
Nepal Sim Card
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1400m) and transfer to the hotel by company staff. Overnight at 3 - star hotel.
Day 2Explore the Kathmandu valley and final trekking preparation, set up meeting with guide, team brief and enjoy with welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Darbang 1110m/6-7 hours
Day 4Trek from Darbang to Sibang 1780m/6-7 hours
Day 5Trek from Sibang to Naura 1570m/4-5 hours OR Bagar 2080m/7-8 hours
Day 6Trek from Naura OR Bagar to Dobhan 2520m/5-7 hours .
Day 7Trek from Dobhan to Italian Base Camp 3660m/7-8 hours
Day 8Acclimatization Day
Day 9Trek from Italian Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp 3890m/4-5 hours
Day 10Trek from Japanese Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4748m/4-5 hours
Day 11Acclimatization Day
Day 12Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley 5140m/ 6-7 hours walking via French Pass 5360m
Day 13Reserve Day for bad weather or rest day
Day 14Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka 4200m/5-6 hours walking via Dhampus Pass 5244m
Day 15Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom 2720m/4-5 hours walking via Marpha
Day 16Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 17Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Bus transfer to hotel.
Day 18Final Departure from Kathmandu to your home country