Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a package of thrilling adventures, enduring and noteworthy experiences you will be capturing for the rest of your life. A trek in the heart of the central Himalayas will signify you the beauty of the world’s 7th highest peak, Dhaulagiri (8167m). It is the range of the elegant Himalayas between the Bheri River and the Kali Gandaki River on the west and east respectively. Dhaulagiri Circuit holds a record of exciting as well as challenging tour that takes you through a mesmerizing glimpse of glaciers and a hilarious range of mountains.
Well, Mt. Dhaulagiri is not only the main attraction of this trek. You will feel blessed to see hilarious and splendid natural beauty, small local villages, and lush landscapes. It is also surrounded by Mt. Manaslu, Mt Annapurna, and 23 other neighboring Alps which makes this place absolute heaven. Thus, the difficult terrain and the less traveled trails make this trek sensational. Dhaulagiri Circuit is unquestionably a complete Himalayan trekking experience.
This trek is a rough, high altitude camping trip in one of the lesser-visited areas of the Annapurna Himalayas. The initial point where you will be experiencing this tour will be from Beni. It is a 2 to 3-hour drive from Pokhara. For the first few days, you will be traveling at the foot of Dhaulagiri.
You will see changing landscapes from fresh farmland to barren land and often the snow-covered Rocky Mountains. The higher you go, the more you will see the wide settlement of Magar ethnicity. People believe that the name Dhaulagiri has its meaning as it seems, “Dazzling, white, beautiful mountains”. You will also be crossing the popular pass in that area i.e. the French Pass and the Thapa pass. Both are on an altitude of 5300 and 5250 meters above sea level respectively. Moreover, you will be experiencing unique flora and fauna, the lifestyle of local people with their interesting and contrasting cultures.
All these add to the beauty of the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek. This trek will take at least 20-21 days from arrival in Kathmandu to departure. No matter how challenging or rough this trek will be, it will be worthwhile and mesmerizing for the trekkers. You must be physically fit energetic and ready to go all the time.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 3: Flight to Pokhara
Day 4: Trek from Darbang to Sibang
Day 5: Trek from Sibang to Naura
Day 6: Naura to Dobhan
Day 7: Dobhan to Italian Base Camp
Day 8: Acclimatization day
Day 9: Italian base camp to Japanese Base Camp
Day 10: Japanese base camp to Dhaulagiri Base camp
Day 11: Second acclimatization day
Day 12: Dhaulagiri Base camp to Hidden valley
Day 13: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka
Day 14: Yak Kharka to Jomsom
Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 16: Farewell/ Departure from Kathmandu
- Close up view of Mt Dhaulagiri and many other mountains.
- The famous French Pass and the Thapa Pass
- Beautiful villages like Marpha and Jomsom
- Dhaulagiri Base camp at an altitude of 4740 meters above sea level.
- Dhaulagiri lying above the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki
- Annapurna I lying 34km east of Dhaulagiri
- Dhaulagiri circuit trek is one of the most challenging and demanding trekking trails in Nepal
- Exploration of the lifestyle of people with different ethnicities.
- Breathtaking views of the mountain, landscapes, and villages
- Authentic Nepali food and hospitality by local people