Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek - 14 Days

 Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek -14 days  is a demanding trek,a classic adventure for those with previous high altitude trekking experience.It includes a taste of all of the trekking environments that Nepal has to offer.Dhaulagiri trek region massif in Nepal extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri.This massif is bounded on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri River and on the southeast by the Myagdi Khola.Dhaulagiri Round Trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Beni.From Beni, we set out trekking on foot. In between, we will be crossing many cultivated fields, forests, and villages where various ethnic groups like Gurung, Chettri, and Magar reside.

After few days of the trip, we will reach the Italian Base Camp, from where we can see the exciting views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V. We will also take rest for few days to acclimatize with the altitude.Beautiful forests trail with the closer views of mountains panorama will lead to Upper Vungini which is the Italian Basecamp. Passing through an ever-changing landscape,with numerous picturesque villages, we reach Dhaulagiri Base camp.On the way, we can encounter semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard, Kali Gandaki River; the world deepest gorge and so forth.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek-14 days  hidden snow valley (after crossing French Pass) gives you a heavenly test of the white world.The villages and the hidden valleys are particularly memorable, with its charming inhabitants.Subsequently,we descend down to Marpha,a popular city of Mustang district, which is situated between a majestic mountain of Annapurna, Nilgiri,and Machhapuchhare.The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek has all the features of a classic Nepal trek because in one trip it combines everything from wild landscapes as remote and beautiful as one can visit amongst the high glaciers of Nepal.

View the great 7th highest Mountain in the world Dhaulagiri (8167m) with Annapurna ranges, Nilgiri and fish tail Macchapuchare.
Explore unique wild landscapes, Villages, culture, nature and mountains
Picturesque view of the world’s deepest gorge and the Kali Gandaki valley
Cross two spectacular high passes and embark on a glacial traverse

Day 1
Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara 980m, drive to trailhead 1110m

This morning we take a flight west to Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest town (820m) and make our way to our first night’s camp. On arrival we are greeted with sights of the entire Annapurna Range.We drive through pitch road until Beni and then off road after that.We make our way to Darbang (1110m) for the night; today’s journey takes approx. 6-7 hours.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2
Trek To Dharapani 1200m. Walk approx. 7 hours

It is initially an easy walk as we follow the valley upstream but then we take a steeper route in the afternoon from the village of Phedi.The trail winds through conifer forests and then levels out as we head in to Dharapani.At this busy Magar village time can be taken to explore while camp is set in the schoolyard on the far side of the town. Dhaulagiri dominates to the northeast, while the Gurga Himal is to the northwest.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Trek to Muri 1800m.Walk approx 7 hours

After crossing the river to its West Bank as you leave Phedi the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. Again the trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri. Continue your trek to Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up an incline to the snout of the ridge,descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1810meters).Cross the Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
Trek To Bogare 2080m. Walk approx 6 hours

Descend a little, cross a stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 meters).Descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along its West Bank to the village of Naura from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch-backs,then descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara (2080 meters).

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Trek To Dobang 2430m. Walk approx 7 hours

The trail first descends through terraced fields to a small ridge, then through a forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in this part. After the settlement a high winding path crosses a rocky area which then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is on single hut.The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the level area at Dobang.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6
Trek to Sallaghari 2820m.Walk approx 7 hours

Firstly we descend to cross the Choriban Khola and trek through temperate forest.As we descend we enjoy glimpses of the west wall of Dhaulagiri, an inspiration for our efforts so far. We cross the Myagdi Khola and trek high above the river to Chartare.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
Trek To Italian Base Camp 3500m.Walk approx 4 hours, & rest day

Our route takes us through the rhododendron and conifer forest and above the tree line.This is a short and very pleasant day’s walk.The southwest face of Dhaulagiri I looms above us and the snow-covered flanks of Manapati (6380m) rise to the south.The huge rock parapets of Tsaurabong Peak (6395m) are to our west and the huge peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618m) fill the western sky.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
Acclimatization and rest day in Italian Base camp

Today we will have a rest day and acclimatization day in Italian Base camp and explore the areas in the afternoon or evening .Overnight in Italian Base Camp.

Day 9
Trek To Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4550m. Walk approx 4 hours, & rest day

A very solid day of walking as we trek across the glacier and up towards the pass.The day commences with a gentle Walk across lateral moraine to the head of the Myagdi Khola and then on to the Chonbarban Glacier.As we round the bend of the valley,Tukuche Peak West is revealed for the first time.Our camp is spectacularly situated at the end of the glacier with views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, V, Tukuche Peaks and the imposing icefall that cascades from the north east col of Dhaulagiri I.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10
Trek To Hidden Valley 4860m via French Pass 5360m. Walk approx 8-9 hours

Our route leads off the glacier and ascends rocky scree to the pass. French pass is named after a French reconnaissance expedition in the 1950s which set out to climb an 8,000 metre peak. Dhaulagiri was chosen but found to be too difficult. Maurice Herzog and his team then attempted Annapurna I. Being the first to reach the summit of an 8,000m peak they achieved international acclaim. It was not without a high price though, as retold by Herzog in his book Annapurna I. As we approach the pass the terrain becomes steeper and it may be necessary to fix ropes for a small section, (approx 100m) depending on snow conditions. It will take at least half a day across undulating terrain to reach the pass from the Base Camp. As we reach our goal the mountains surround us; Sita Chuchura and Tukuche Peak West flank us, Dhaulagiri I is behind, and Mukut Himal and Tashi Kang are to the north. As we descend into Hidden Valley the landscape changes to stark, dry lands with snowy peaks.There is a true sense of isolation here and it is quite possible we might sight the elusive blue sheep.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11
Trek To Alubari or Yak Kharka 3900m. Walk approx 7 hours

Another long day, depending on conditions, to our camp just below Thapa (or Dhumpus) Pass (5250m). It is a short climb to the pass (approx. an hour), followed by a long traverse and descent upon loose scree to our camp amongst vegetation once again.Now on the other side of the pass, we can enjoy frontal views of the Nilgiri range and the broad valley of the Kali Gandaki.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12
Trek To Jomsom 2670m via Marpha 2667m.Walk approx 5 hours

Descending towards the Kali Gandaki Valley, the trail through forest is well defined and makes a pleasant change from the high alpine terrain we have been in for the last few days. We descend steeply all day and enter the main trail for trekkers of the Annapurna Circuit. Marpha is a substantial town of the valley and a good stopping off point for trekkers/pilgrims and traders between Muktinath/Jomoson and Pokhara. The paved,winding footway and closely built terrace-like housing makes the town very picturesque. Many apples are grown in the area, there is a good chance we may have apple pie tonight!Continuing north we reach Jomsom and our lodge for the night.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13
Fly/drive Jomsom to Pokhara

We board the early morning flight to Pokhara savouring magnificent views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.On arrival at Pokhara airport we will have a couple of hours before the onward flight to Kathmandu.On arrival we transfer you to your hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast

Day 14
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today we drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara after having breakfast, we will reach the Kathmandu after approx 6-7 hour’s drive. Overnight in Kathmandu.

MEALS: Breakfast

Includes

  • One night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the trek. We provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc. and Climbing rope to cross the Passes.
  • Full board meal (veg. /non veg.) during camping, prepared by our expert cook with Tea & coffee
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek. A cook, Kitchen helper, and a required number of porters to carry the gear.
  • All permits and paper documents for around Dhaulagiri trekking.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service( paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Land transport (Local bus from Kathmandu - Beni and Tourist Bus from Nayapul-Pokhara.
  • Bus from Kathmandu to Beni and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible.

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Personal expenses phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Beverage bills, shower, etc.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • 1 hour Mountain flight
  • Edit

Day pack (25–35 liters),Pack cover

Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional

Waterproof hiking boots

Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)

LED headlamp with extra batteries

Trekking poles,Trekking Clothing

Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)

Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)

Heavyweight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear top

Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)

Mid weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)

Convertible hiking pants

Fleece pants or insulated pants

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants

Mid weight fleece gloves or wool gloves,Liner gloves

Mid weight fleece/wool winter hat,Sun hat

Mid weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)

Liner socks (optional)Sunglasses

Sun lotion 35 to 50,Water Bottle

Slippers,Towels,Rain coat

Personal medicine kits

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Price From USD 1,850 USD $ 1,800/person
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Total $ 1,800 USD

Trip Facts

  • Car and Bus
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  • 5355 m
  • Nepal