Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 21 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Trekking
Transportation Car/flight
Accomodation Teahouses/Lodge/Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 5350m
Group Size 1-above
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The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a challenging trip that traverses over the technical high passes and extremely isolated valleys. The trek lies in northwest Nepal, adjacent to the Annapurna region.  Mostly Magar people have historically inhabited this region.  Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m) is the 7th highest peak in the world and it is the main attraction of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. The beautiful landscape can be seen from the start of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Following the bank of the Myagdi stream, we walk crossing various villages as Babiyachaur, Dharapani and Muri.We get to experience village lifestyle and view the terraced hillsides.  We continue climbing, gaining altitude.  The path follows glaciers and goes through difficult, but thrilling mountain passes, including the French Pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter). It is a challenging walk on an icy track. The massive Dhaulagiri mountain range consists of fifteen 7000 meter peaks and is magnificent.  The trail is a challenge, but the result is rewarding and the views are unforgettable.  Finally, the trek touches the trail of the Jomsom Muktinath Trek through the Kali Gandaki gorge. This place is a less rain falling area and a popular route for the religious travellers. Reaching to Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang, you fly back to Pokhara and conclude the trek by either driving or flying back to Kathmandu.

This trip is suitable for the adventure lovers who have previous trekking experience. It is one of the more strenuous treks in Nepal and requires good fitness and basic mountaineering skills. The best times to hike Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek are during Spring and Autumn.  This trek requires an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).  Ascent Holidays arranges the trek with complete management, including TIMS card. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information. 

Trip Highlights

  • Ethnically Magarvillages
  • Unforgettablepanoramic Himalayan views
  • Close-up views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and other 7000m+ peaks.
  • French Pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter)
  • Magdi Glacier
  • Diversity of beautiful landscapes
  • Remarkable hospitality

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Kathandu arrival and transfer to hotel (1350m).
  • Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing, including UNESCO sites.
  • Day 03:Drive or fly to Pokhara.
  • Day 04:Drive to Beni, trek to Babichaur (1050m). – 5 Hours
  • Day 05:Babichaur to Dharapani Phedi (1770m). – 4-5 Hours
  • Day 06:Dharapani Phedi to Muri(1850m).– 6 Hours
  • Day 07:Muri to Bagar (2080m). – 5 Hours
  • Day 08:Bagar to Dobang (2500m). – 5-6 Hours
  • Day 09:Dobang to Sallaghari (2820m). – 5-7 Hours
  • Day 10:Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3600m). – 4-5 Hours
  • Day 11:Acclimatization Day.
  • Day 12:Trek to Chhonbardan Glacier Camp (4200m). – 3-4 Hours
  • Day 13:Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4600m). – 7-8 Hours
  • Day 14:Acclimatization Day.
  • Day 15:Cross the French Col (5400m) into the Hidden Valley (5120m). – 6-7 Hours
  • Day 16:Descend to Yak Kharka (3680m). – 8-9 Hours
  • Day 17:Trek to Jomsom (2800m). – 4-5 Hours
  • Day 18:Fly to Pokhara and travel around.
  • Day 19:Fly or drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 20:Rest day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 21:Final departure.

Detail Itinerary

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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