Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

  • Trip Price: $2860 pp
  • Total Duration:20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Hard
  • Max Elevation:5360 M
  • Max Group Size:Min. 4 Person
  • Best Time:April - May & Sept - Oct
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Wondering about the highlights of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek? Well, here are some highlights:

  • Trek to the base camp of the world’s fifth highest mountain, Dhaulagiri (8,170 M).
  • Cross two high passes i.e. French High Pass (5240 m) and the Dhampus pass 5155 m.
  • Thrilling walk over the snow and glaciers in the journey.
  • Magnificent views of high mountains like Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Dhampus, and Annapurna Massif, etc.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of ethnic Gurung, Thakali, and the Magar locals.
  • Go camping in the high mountains.
  • Airport transfers–pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in the best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
  • A licensed, English speaking, professional trekking guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags, and the camping materials (to be returned to us after the trek)
  • T-shirts, route map, and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking offers an amazing trip to the foothill of the world’s seventh-highest peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri. The mountain stands at 8,170 m altitude in Myagdi district at the Northwest of Pokhara and in the east Annapurna massif. The Dhaulagiri Trek is a challenging circuit trekking that includes a crossing of the two high passes French pass 5240 m and Dhampus pass 5155 m.

Perfectly blended with walking over the extreme snow and glaciers, the Dhaulagiri Circuit trip is filled with enticing extreme adventure. Further, the Dhaulagiri region offers a rare dramatic view of a standoff between the ever imposing Annapurna massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri.

Dhaulagiri is very sacred to the locals. It is also one of the most exciting and pretty interesting peaks for travelers and mountaineers around the globe in terms of its unique ecosystem and features. The tramp through the deepest gorge in the world – the Kaligandaki River gorge adds new challenges. Likewise, the stunning views of the majestic mountains – Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Dhampus, and Annapurna Massif and its minions are another major feature of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.

Dhaulagiri Circuit- An elusive Trekking Journey

Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking is off the beaten tracks. The trek takes you into the exciting and adventure remote highlands, rugged terrain with amazing natural beauties. The Dhaulagiri round trek is an exhilarating and adventurous circuit trekking. You will also get the first-hand pleasure of receiving a warm welcome and hospitality from the ethnic locals–Gurung, Thakali, and Magar, etc. of this region. Still, the most elusive trekking route, very few trekkers dare with high adrenaline and passion for adventures take this adventurous trek. The Dhaulagiri Base Camp trekking is comparatively expensive, for we organize it in camping style. It is one of the most rewarding and worthy trekking destinations.

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp journey starts with an exciting drive to Beni. And, you start the actual trekking the day after from Beni. First, you pitch for the warm and vibrant villages of Darbang, Muri, and Chariban. Then reach the Italian base camp and the mighty Dhaulagiri Base camp. On the route, you will pass the great mountain passes–the French pass and Dhampus pass. From here, you will take descent down to the Marpha and join the Annapurna Circuit route for the return route. So get ready to go on a circuit trekking in the Dhaulagiri region with Heaven Himalaya. With the experts in the field, you will have everything arranged and you will have a smooth trekking experience.

Itinerary Expand all

Here's the 20-day itinerary for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek:

Welcome to the land of pure mystic and spirituality. Our representative will greet and warmly receive you and support you with the transportation to transfer you to your respective hotels.

Visit Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, Kathmandu Durbar square.

An early drive to Beni. Takes around a 9-hour ride. Stay at Beni.

Start the trekking from Beni heading alongside the Myagdi Khola pass Singa and Tatopani towards Babiachor village.

Trek pass Sahasradhara, cross Dukkhola, and pass Rato Runga and narrow valley to reach Dharapani.

Trek through forests and cross some streams through Phedi and ascend through steeps to Muri village.

Trek down for a while before crossing the fields and again ascend the ridge towards Boghara.

Field and forests will be the friends for this day as you descend through Lapche Kharka and finally reach Dobang.

Ascend some wonderful forest before descending to the Myagdi river and head towards Choriban Khola.

Trek along the Chhon Barban glacier moraine and ascend towards the Italian Base camp.

Take a break for a Rest day and give your body time to adjust to the environment.

Start the trek early to take a magnificent view around before taking off towards Glacier camp through passes and a gorge.

Ascend from Glacier camp to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Take a break for a Rest day and give your body time to adjust to the high altitude.

Ascend two terraced hills and ascend the French Pass (5360 meters) and trek descend towards the Hidden valley.

Start descending to Yak Kharka through Dhampus Pass.

Further, descend to Marpha and continue north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom.

Early flight to Pokhara. Tour in the beautiful city.

Scenic drive back to Kathmandu by tourist vehicle.

On this final day, we will drop you at the International airport 3 hours before your flight time by our representative. Thank you and have a safe journey.

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When deciding what goes into your bag, it is important to check out the characteristics of the trek which you are going to undertake and the season/month in which you are coming to Nepal. Here’s our recommended packing list and Equipment.

Reviews

Best Days of My Life

I and my colleagues visited Nepal back in the year 2017. I was not an experienced hiker but anyway chose Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a trekking agency in Nepal. It was like a challenge for me to trek to the 4000 m altitude, but Mr. Ram helped us in every way possible. He was there from the start of our trekking journey in Pokhara to our end days in Kathmandu. Ram kept pushing me forward and even waited for me to catch the other team. He guided me from choosing plain food to meditating. Although I was a victim of altitude sickness and couldn't enjoy the trek to the fullest, I am very grateful to have chosen him.

Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful place in the Himalayas. The Gurung Village, Poonhill, Pokhara every place was just outstanding.
I have now developed a hiking attitude, and I have been training for the EBC trek now. I can't wait to visit the Himalayas again.

Charlotte Brown,
TrustPilot Indonesia

Perfectly Organized Upper Mustang Trek

All thanks to Mr. Ram for organizing the Upper Mustang, trekking perfectly from beginning to end. I, along with my bunch of friends, had a delightful experience with the Heaven Himalaya team. For us, it is the best trekking agency in Nepal. The guides and porters were very flexible and took care of everything around us.

I recommend everyone to try these young guys to go hiking in Nepal.

Helen Seka,
Google England

Wonderful Trekking Experience

My wife and I visited Upper Mustang and were lucky to have chosen Heaven Himalaya. We had a wonderful experience trekking in Upper Mustang. As soon as we landed in TIA, we were welcomed by Ram. He was very easy and responsive to work with. He explained all the queries we had and gave a brief description of the tour. As we were watching videos and reading blogs about Upper Mustang, we had a lot of expectations about the place and the trekking agency we were working with. We had a private 18-day tour with a porter. And to be honest, we found everything beyond our expectations. The hills, mountains, monasteries were all amazing, especially Lo Manthang is a great place to visit. Our guide was also equally supportive and friendly. The team made our trek more enjoyable. While writing this, it reminded me of the days we had on the trails. Thank You again for the wonderful experience. Best wishes to Jason and Esha. We will definitely love to return and probably do the Everest base camp Trek this time.

Jason Lee,
Google England

Trip of a lifetime- Annapurna Circuit Trek

Heaven Himalaya Team offers a magnificently arranged trekking involvement in Nepal. Ramhari answered instantly to all my messages. They make a solid effort to make your vacation in Nepal an extraordinary one and genuinely went well beyond my desires.

I couldn't remember the name of the guide but my boy, you were more than amazing. I wish you good luck in the days to come.

Everything from pickup to trekking in the mountains was very professional with excellent service.

So, I strongly suggest everyone and will trek with Heaven Himalaya again in the future.

Glorious Experience in EBC Trek

We did an EBC trek with Ram and his team back in April 2019, and it was a glorious experience. Ram is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, and very helpful guide. 2 of us got unwell during the trek, and he was very prompt and took care of us in any way that was available.

We enjoyed our chat and his sense of humor along the trail and at the teahouses. He even got us a special breakfast and pickle salad at Namche Bazaar and always fulfilled the strange request with our dietary needs. EBC trek is amazing. With Ram, it is even more spectacular. Thanks for the amazing trip. Looking forward to island peak climb in the future.

Thein Thein,
Brisbane, Australia

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