Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

dhaulagiri circuit trek

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 remote trek during your trip to Nepal. It will be a lifetime experience that you won’t forget.

Dhaulagiri circuit trek itinerary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dhaulagiri circuit trek Altitude

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.

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Price From USD 1,500 USD $ 1,199/person
Total $ 1,199 USD

Trip Cost Include

    • English Speaking Trekking Guide
    • Food, and Accommodation during the trek
    • All necessary Land & Air transports(Domestic)
    • Down Jacket, Sleeping & Duffle Bag
    • All the required Trekking Permits

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