Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is an off-the-beaten trek in Nepal which is very pristine, beautiful, and full of possibilities. This trek takes you to Dhaulagiri massif (8167 meters) which is the seventh tallest mountain in the world. This trek progresses through dense forests, terraced fields, deep gorges, and alpine grasslands. Through this trek, you will be taken to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740 meters), Dhampus Pass (5200 m), French La Pass (5360 m), etc. Hidden valley tucked within the mountains like Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters), Tukuche Peak (6920 meters) is another breath-taking sight of this tour.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a moderately difficult trek with basic accommodations along the trail. However, the great views of Dhaulagiri mountain ranges like Dhaulagiri I (8,167 meters), Dhaulagiri ii (7,751 meters), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 meters), and Dhaulagiri V (7,618 meters) are very rewarding and completely make up for the toughness and challenges of this trek.
A French expedition team was the first to discover the Dhaulagiri circuit trek back in the 1950's. This trekking is utterly preferred and admired by the trekking enthusiasts who prefer silent trekking routes, remote location, tented camping accommodations and untouched natural beauty. This trek is quite strenuous and is a great choice for seasoned trekkers who want to explore remote regions. Even if this trek is quite taxing, with trekking experience, and proper guidance from our proficient guides you are good to go for this adventurous Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking.
This 21 days Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking brought to you by Greater Himalaya also provides you an opportunity to visit the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Plus, you can make minor adjustments to the itinerary.
Main attractions of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
• The best possible views of Dhaulagiri chains- Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 m), and Dhaulagiri V (7,618 m).
• Alpine and scenic pass like French Pass (5360 meters) and Dhampus Pass (5200 meters).
• Beautiful alpine pastures, forests, hills, and lakes.
• Magnificent hidden valley of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.
• Dense rhododendron and pine forest.
• Off the beaten trek to explore the pristine and remote regions of Nepal
• Beautiful rivers like Marsyangi, Myagdi khola etc.
• Sightsee across the milestones and attractions of Kathmandu valley like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu plus shift to hotel
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparing
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (850 meters); 9-hour drive
Day 4: Trek from Beni to Babachur (900 m); 5 hours
Day 5: Trek from Babachaur to Dharapani (1,470 m); 6 hours
Day 6: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1,850 m); 5 hours
Day 7: Trek from Muri to Boghara (2,080 m); 6 hours
Day 8: Trek from Boghara to Dobang (2,520 m); 5 hours
Day 9: Trek from Dobang to Choriban Khola (3,110 m); 5 hours
Day 10: Trek from Choriban Khola to the Italian Base Camp (3,660 m); 7 hours
Day 11: Acclimatization and explore area of Italian Base Camp
Day 12: Trek to the Glacier Camp (4,210 m); 6 hours
Day 13: Trek from Glacier camp to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 m); 7 hours
Day 14: Acclimatization and rest day in Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 15: Hike to the French Pass (5,360 m) and trek to hidden valley (5200 m); 6 hours
Day 16: Explore the Hidden Valley
Day 17: Hike to Dhampus Pass (5,240 m) and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680 m); 6 hours
Day 18: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,700 m); 5 hours
Day 19: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (30 mins) and transfer to hotel
Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu flight and transfer to hotel
Day 21: Final farewell from Kathmandu