Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek - 14 Days

Last updated on August 7th, 2019 at 06:45 am

The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is an adventurous trek, perfect trip for the trekkers who want to take up the challenging trekking in Nepal. The Dhaulagiri base camp trek will take you through some stunning glaciers and high snow-clad. Due to the difficulties of this trek, trekking over snow slopes and off-beaten trail, this trek requires an excellent physical condition and necessary mountaineering skills.

Mt Dhaulagiri is ranked the seventh highest mountain in the world. The Dhaulagiri base camp trek allows you to trek through some unspoiled and less travelled regions. There will be two high mountain passes you will go through which is the French pass and Dhampus pass.

For those who are a nature lover, will enjoy this trek as this is a home for different species of rare plants and animals. You will be trekking through Oak forest and other deciduous trees and juniper forest. Wildlife includes snow leopard and blue or Tibetan sheep.

We will trek heading west from Beni moving along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola. As we trek up, we will walk through Takum and Sibang village. You will be seeing terraced fields mainly growing rice and wheat. As we continue our trek, we will go through the forest of pine trees, rhododendron and birch.

On the way to the hidden valley, there will be inspiring views of the valley and Mountains. You will be able to see multi-coloured prayer flags and Cairns. The last stop will be Pokhara, and you are ready to go home. Enjoy this best trek during your trip to Nepal. It will be a lifetime experience that you won’t forget.

The highest altitude we will trek during Dhaulagiri base camp trek is crossing the dramatic French Pass of Dhaulagiri circuit at an elevation of 5,360m/17,885ft.

Dhaulagiri circuit trek permit

Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is within Annapurna region trek area. That means you need the normal TIMS card cost 1000NPR ($10) and ACAP permits costing 3000NPR ($30) as you do on other treks in Annapurna such as Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek, etc.

Day 1
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni(850m) – 9 hours.

Day 2
Day 02: Beni to Babia Chaur(950m) – 5 hours.

Day 3
Day 03: Babia Chaur to Dharapani(1,550m) – 6 hours.

Day 4
Day 04: Dharapani to Muri(1,850m) – 5 hours.

Day 5
Day 05: Muri to Boghara(2,080m) – 6 hours.

Day 6
Day 06: Boghara to Dobang(2,550m) – 6 hours.

Day 7
Day 07: Dobang to Italian Base Camp(3,500m) – 7 hours.

Day 8
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.

Day 9
Day 09: Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp(4,650m) – 6 hours.

Day 10
Day 10: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Pass(5,360m) – 6 hours.

Day 11
Day 11: French Phedi to Kalopani(5,000m) via Thapa Pass(5,250m) – 6 hours.

Day 12
Day 12: Kalopani to Marpha(2,660m) – 6 hours.

Day 13
Day 13: Marhpa to Jomsom(2,745m) – 3 hours.

Day 14
Day 14: Fly to Pokhara (15 minutes) and Drive back to Kathmandu(1,400m) – 7 hours.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup & Drop off by the private vehicle.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • Porter to carry your luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all our staff.
  • All necessary trekking permits, and fees.
  • All necessary land transport as per the itinerary.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag(to be returned after your trek complete).
  • Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Route map.
  • First aid medical kid.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • Domestic airfare(Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport departure tax.
  • All the Official expenses and government taxes.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch, and dinner while in Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs(necessary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price includes section.
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Price From USD 1,500 USD $ 1,199/person
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Total $ 1,199 USD

Trip Facts

  • Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Minimum 2, Maximum no limit
  • 5,360 m / 17,585 ft, French Pass
  • Anywhere from Nepal
  • Local Bus to & Beni, Normal Domestic Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara & Tourist Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Best available Guesthouse during trekking
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trekking