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Dhaulagiri circuit trek (20)

Basic Info ( NVTDCT20 )

Duration 20
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate Jeep / Car
Altitude 5,360 m
Accomodations Hotel , teahouses and camps(tents)
Best Seasons spring season of March to May
Activities Trekking, Hiking, Climbing
Meals All meals

Basic Intro

Dhaulagiri circuidt trek, the seventh highest mountain peak in the world is enclosed on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. This region provides massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Dhaulagiri is known to be the “White Mountain” in local dialect, justifying a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. Dhaulagiri was first discovered in 1808, and it is considered an interesting peak with more than six different routes.

The trek round the virgin and untouched area of Dhaulagiri round is challenging and adventurous.  The trek is excellent commenced from Beni, forwards up to the base camp where the trekkers reach the French pass (5,360 m) the highest point of the trek, down the French pass enters the lost but attractive the accurate wilderness areas reachable to trekkers in Nepal known as Hidden Valley. Subsequent to crossing Dhampus pass, the track comes down into the valley of the Kali Gandaki meeting the main trail either at Marpha or at Tukuche.

This region is perfect for those trekkers who are interested in exploring endangered species residing in this are including the mysterious snow Leopard. This region offers you completely mesmerizing nature’s wonders untouched by the modernity.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Beni (830m/2731ft) 

Day 04: Trek Beni to Babichaur (1000m/3280ft): 6-7 hrs 

Day 05: Babichaur to Dharapani (1565m/5134ft): 7 hrs 

Day 06: Dharapani to Muri (1850m/6068ft): 6.5 hrs 

Day 07: Muri to Boghara (2050m/6724ft): 7.5 hrs 

Day 08: Boghara to Dhoban (2630m/8626ft): 6 hrs 

Day 09: Dobhan to coriban khola (3110m/10210ft)  

Day 10: Dhoban to Italien Base camp (3500m/11,480ft): 6-7 hrs 

Day 11: Rest & Acclimatization day 

Day 12: Italian Base camp to Glacier camp (4250m/13,940ft): 3-4 hrs 

Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m/15,252ft): 4-5 hrs 

Day 14: Acclimatization day 

Day 15: Cross French Pass (5,360m/1758) and trek to Hidden Valley (5,050m/16564ft) 7-8 hrs 

Day 16: Cross Dhampus Pass (5230m/17155ft) to Yak Kharka (3680m/12070ft) 6-7hrs 

Day 17: Yak Kharka to Jomsom via Marpha [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7-8 hrs  

Day 18:  Fly back to Pokhara 

Day 19:  Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 

Day 20:  Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home 


Includes


·         All airport/hotel transfers.

·         3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.

·         Welcome and farewell dinner.

·         A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide.

·         Kathmandu-Beni & Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus tickets, Jomsom- Pokhara flight tickets and airport departure taxes.

·         Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek.

·         An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

·         Four seasonal sleeping bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).

·         All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS).

·         A comprehensive medical kit.

·         All government and local taxes.


Not Includes


·         Nepal Visa fee.

·         International airfare to and from Kathmandu.

·         Private vehicle (Kathmandu-Beshisahar & Pokhara-Kathmandu $120 one way upto 3 pax)

·         Entrance fee in Kathmandu sightseeing.

·         Excess baggage charges.

·         Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.

·         Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

·         Travel and rescue insurance.

·         Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).

·         Tips for guides and porters.

Day 1 : Arrival, transfer to Hotel

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be welcomed by our representatives and they assist you to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After freshen up; you will be provided the necessary details about the trips in Nepal. There will be special meeting and Welcome dinner program with the following trekking staffs of Walk mountain.

Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

You will be collected by our tour guide for Kathmandu valley sightseeing, including several places of pilgrimages sites for Hindus and Buddhists , the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the world biggest Stuppa; Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with unique architectural temple, and incredible Kumari widely known as Living Goddess in Basantapur of central kathmandu. There will be meeting with other members along with our fellow trekking staff at our office for a pre-trip in the evening.

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Beni (830m/2731ft)

Take great drive to Beni from Kathmandu Valley with cozy Tourist Bus with great views of Himalayans on the top of green hills for 11 hours. Beni is the district headquarters of Myagdi. Beni is at the confluence of the Myagdi Khola and the Kali Gandaki. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 : Trek from Beni to Babichaur (1000m/3280ft): 6-7 hrs

We trek onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream at first, moving in the direction of Myagdi River through small towns like Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani (hot springs). We then cross two suspension bridges to reach the village of Babichaur. Overnight at Babichaur.

Day 5 : Babichaur to Dharapani (1565m/5134ft): 7 hrs

The trail steep upward and continues along the Myagdi Khola passing through several villages to reach Darbang where we stop for lunch. The trail further cross the bridge and soon arrive to Phedi and climbs to Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.

Day 6 : Dharapani to Muri (1850m/6068ft): 6.5 hrs

Today we hike from Dharapani descending and walking through like Takum and Sibang. The trail gently climbs up and cross over a suspension bridge of Dhara Khola. Our trek continues till we reach the large Magar village of Muri where we stop for the night.

Day 7 : Muri to Boghara (2050m/6724ft): 7.5 hrs

We gently descend steeply to cross rocky stream and continue to terraced fields to Dhora Khola. The trail passes through a number of clearing with fields and farmhouses above the Myagdi Khola. We then make a gentle descend through a forest and terraced fields which finally takes us to Boghara for overnight stop.

Day 8 : Boghara to Dhoban (2630m/8626ft): 6 hrs

Today we begin our trek to Dobang by following the trail descending through terraced fields to a small ridge at first and forested path to jyardan with the scenic landscapes, We then climb high winding path & rocky area , We Descends & Climb the lapche kharka then we climb to the Destination area to reach Dobang where we stop for the night.

Day 9 : Dobhan to coriban khola (3110 m)

The trail continues through dense, lush vegetation of ferns ,bamboo and rhododendrons making descend to Magdi khola after cross via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to chartare. A few hours walk through forests again brings you Choriban Khola after crossing a stream. Overnight at Choriban Khola.

Day 10 : Dhoban to Italien Base camp (3500m/11,480ft): 6-7 hrs

The trail passes through the terminal morains of Chhonbarban Glacier and traverses the side of the valley and then climbs to Grassy area on the lateral Moraine to Italian Base Camp. You can have the impressive look on the Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618m) to the west from ABC. Overnight at Italian Base Camp.

Day 11 : Rest & Acclimatization day

This is the day to explore the surroundings of Italian Base Camp and also helps to acclimatize your body higher altitude. Italians were the first trekkers to set the camp at this place during an adverse weather and since then, it is widely known as IBC (Italian Base Camp). Overnight at tented Camp.

Day 12 : Italian Base camp to Glacier camp (4250m/13,940ft): 3-4 hrs

The trail descends steeply through the lateral moraine which passes through a narrow gorge to gain the glacier. This itinerary is specially designed to have two extra nights between IBC and main Dhaulagiri Base Camp so that your body can adjust in higher altitude and prevent from Acute Mountain Sickness. Overnight at Glacier Camp.

Day 13 : Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m/15,252ft): 4 hrs

We trek for hours through the snowy and long trail and we can feel short breath to reach at base camp. You can have the majestic view of Dhaulagiri and its range.

Day 14 : Acclimatization day

We allow you full day to explore the surroundings vicinity of Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The view from this base camp is mesmerizing. You can have the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and its surroundings. Overnight at tented Camp.

Day 15 : Cross French pass (5,360m/1758) and trek to Hidden Valley (5,050m/16564ft) 7-8 hrs

On this day we walk along the base camp climbing to terraced hills, the mountain flank and the moraine. Further we have an easy walk on French pass slopes with top marked by Buddhist prayer flags. We descend and cross Thapa Pass to hidden valley where we spend our night at tented Camp near Dhampus peak.

Day 16 : Cross Dhampus Pass (5230m/17155ft) to Yak Kharka (3680m/12070ft) 6-7hrs

After a hearty breakfast we trek to cross Dhampus Pass through the snowy trails slowly get to the top. We finally head down to a rocky ridge to Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is the perfect campsite to spend the night enjoying the scenic landscapes.

Day 17 : Yak Kharka to Jomsom via Marpha [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7-8 hrs

We follow the trail that descends to the beautiful village Marpha which is very interesting village and popular for its many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from fruit. You can also have the taste of Local Apple Brandy which is the local specialty of Marpha Village. A few hours walk from Marpha finally brings you to Jomsom.

Day 18 : Fly back to Pokhara

An early dramatic flight of approximately 25 minutes with mesmerizing views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and other mountains brings us to the natural charming city of Pokhara.

Day 19 : Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

Take a drive for 6 hours to Kathmandu which is 200km east from Pokhara on Prithivi highway enjoying the river side view and farm lands with great views of Himalayans up above the green hills. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20 : Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home

This is the last day for you to enjoy in Nepal as you trek has come to an end. If you have days left and ready for next trip then let us know. If not our representative will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with us the memories of wonderful moments spend with us.

Equipment List


Trekking Boots

Warm Clothes/gloves/hat    


Useful Information


Consult with trekking guide.