Best SeasonAutumn & Spring
Dificulty LevelMedium to Hard
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek explores a wild, remote and off-the beaten track area of the Nepal Himalaya. The trek has the classic start down in the farming villages of the Himalayan foothills - terraced hillsides and children everywhere and climbs through a series of climate zones into an increasingly empty landscapes as remote and wild as it is beautiful. Dhaulagiri is a real adventure trekking. It takes you places beyond the imagination of the most people back home, forces you to confront your own physical and mental limitations and hits you with the unexpected. This is obviously a great trek and I would recommend it but there are just a few things to be aware of. Dhaulagiri is a tough trekking despite the fact that the days are not that long, you have two acclimatization days and you only spend two nights above 5000m. . Dhaulagiri trek is the combination of altitude and cold that make the trek particularly tiring. It's worth nothing that this is not a popular trip with the porters and the only way to get them to carry the loads over the French Pass Col is to pay them more money. Round Dhaulagiri trek starts at Beni and then follows the Myagdi Khola river passing through beautiful Gurung villages with terraced fields framed by views of the Dhaulagiri massif.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m), evening trek brifing and well come dinner at nepalies cultural restaurant.
- Day 02: After breakfat sight seeing tour to Pashupatnath,Bouddhanath and syambunath temple after lunch peparing for trek
- Day 03:Kathmandu to Darbang (1100m)
We fly to Pokhara, then drive down into the Kali Gandaki Valley and up the tributary Myagdi Khola valley as far as Darbang situted at an altitude of approximately 1100 metres. We set up the first camp of the trip at Darbang.
- Day 04
Trek to Sibang (1770m, 6/7 hours) Trekking
We set off trekking, passing through several villages en route to the ridge-top settlement of Dharapani. We have lunch here, then continue our trek via Takam to Sibang (1770m).
- Day 05:
Trek to Naura Bhir (1450m,7/8 hours)
Today, we trek to the large village of Muri where we stop for lunch , before continuing our ascent of the Myagdi Khola valley to Naura Bhir (1450m).
- Day 06:
Trek to Lapche Kharka (2000m, 7/8 hours)
We trek northwards, still following the Myagdi Khola, to the village of Baghara. We descend to the river before climbing again to the herders camp at Lapche Kharka (2000m)
- Day 07:
Trek to Sallaghari (2500m, 6/7 hours)
The trail continues climbing through forest to the open grazing area of Dobang. After lunch, continue to Sallaghari (2500m) where we make camp.
- Day 08:
Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m, 4/5 hours)
Today, we trek through a forested area and across moraine to reach the area known as the 'Italian Basecamp' (3660m) where we make our camp below the stupendous west face of Dhaulagiri.
- Day 09:
Trek to Japanese Camp (4200m, 3/4 hours, 4km)
Continuing our ascent of the Myangdi Khola, we make the short but steep climb to our next camp known as 'Japanese Camp' or Chhonbardan Glacier Camp (4200m). There are great views of the Dhaulagiri peaks.
- Day 10:
At Japanese Camp.
We are now above 4,000 metres and our next camp will be at 4700 metres so it is important that we include an acclimatisation day prior to going higher. A good day for resting and catching up with the laundry.
- Day 11:
Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m, 7/8 hours, 8km)
Today, we trek across moraine of the Dhaulagiri West Icefall to reach Dhaulagiri Basecamp (4748m) which we should reach in time for lunch. We set up camp here in a fantastic location completely surrounded by Himalayan peaks.
- Day 12:
Rest at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
After our significant recent height gain, we take a rest day here to help with our acclimatisation.
- Day 13:
Trek to Hidden Valley (5120m, 6/7 hours, 9km) via French Pass(5360m)
An early start, crossing moraine to eventually reach a ridge that takes us up to the easy-angled snow slopes leading to the French Pass (5360m). We cross the pass to reach the 'Hidden Valley' behind Dhaulagiri where we make camp at 5120 metres.
- Day 14:
At Hidden Valley.
The Hidden Valley is a great place for a spot of exploration. This day also serves as a spare or contingency day in the case of delays up to this point.
- Day 15:
Trek to Yak Kharaka (3837m, 8/9 hours,14km) via Dhampus Pass.
We climb back up to the level of the French Pass at the other end of the valley and then make the high traverse across to the slightly lower Dhampus Pass (5280m). Once over the pass, we descend steeply to our camp at Yak Kharka (3827m).
- Day 16:
Trek to Jomsom (2736m, 9km, 4/5 hours)
Today we descend 1000 metres to the floor of the Kali Gandaki Valley and the pretty village of Marpha (2667m) on the Annapurna Circuit. A short trek north then takes us to Jomsom (2736m), where we stay in a Hotel..
- Day 17:
Jomsom to Pokhara.
We take the exciting flight to Pokhara, where we check in at a hotel and have the rest of the day to explore this picturesque lakeside town, with its spectacular Annapurna views. O/N Hotel.
- Day 18:
Pokhara to Kathmandu.
After breakfat at 8am fly to Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to Hotel ,rest of time free leasure evening fare well dinner.
- Day 19:
After breakfast departure transfer trip conclude.
Price Included / Excluded
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
- 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner including the coffee and tea during trek.
- Twin share tent accommodations during the trek.
- Twin share accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu per itinerary.
- Licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
- Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
- International airfares
- Jom-Pok Pok-jom Flight ticket
- lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Nepal entry visa fee – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport.
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
- Tips for guide and porters.
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