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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking - 21 Days

Dhaulagiri 8167m 7th highest mountain in the world means though many mountains over the world have names, which translate to white Mountain, this is without doubt the most astonishing one. Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking is a strenuous trekking, through high alpine meadows, higher passes and peaceful and uninhabited valleys. Everyone is familiar with the name Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekkingwhich is in the western part of Nepal, probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. The simple reason behind it is that it consists of more than fifteen 7000m magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.

Dhulagiri Circuit Trekking is a challenging trekking around Dhaulagiri the world’s seventh highest mountain crossing two Himalayan passes.

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Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking explores a wild, remote and off-the-beaten-track area of the Nepal Himalaya. The trek Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking 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.

Dhaulagiri Circuit TrekkingDhaulagiri Circuit trekking routes starts after an 8 hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Beni, from Beni you head in a north-westerly direction through the villages of Babichour, Dorbang and Darapani to Muri, from where you head north still keeping to the banks of the Myagdi Khola. Muri is the last major settlement along this trail and is inhabited by people of the Magar people, of Mongoloid reserve and descended from the early settlers of the Nepalese middle hills. From Muri, you head north along the Myagdi Khola through the villages of Baghara, Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. Beyond Pakoban there are no permanent settlements. Still heading north you skirt the Chhanbardan Glacier, keeping on its left side, to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Campfrom where wonderful mountain views are obtainable. Head north-east from the Base Camp and climb the steep bring round to the French Pass (5,360 meters), between Tukche Peak (6,920 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6,611meters). Heading east you descend a little and pass through a piece of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250 meters), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 meters) from where you begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. From Alubari, the trail further descends to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and then heads north to Jomsom from where you fly back to Pokhara.

For those who have got enough time there is an option of continuing to trek down to Kalopani, Tatopani, Ghorepani then into Pokhara.

Fact of Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking

Highlight of Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking Trip

Duration: 21 Days
Type of Trek: Camping
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Altitude: 5350m
Minimum Pax: 2 +
Mode of travel: Land Transportation
Grade: Strenuous
Meal: All Meals Included
Transportation: As Itinerary
Best Month: September/October, March/April

Map of Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by Green Valley Nepal Treks Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu city tour. Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after your breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. Places we visit Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktpur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Beni (850meters) by bus 8 hours. After your breakfast, you drive to Beni. The drive should take 8 hours and you'll find most of the scenery very enjoyable. Beni is the district headquarters and has a police check post where your trekking permits will be examined. Beni is at the confluence of the Myagdi Khola and the Kali Gandaki. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 04: Trek Beni to Babiachor (950 meters) 5 hours. Leaving Beni and Kali Gandaki the trek heads west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani (hot springs). Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river, the trail makes a little half loop before crossing another bridge, near the village of Simalchour, back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babichor. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05: Trek Babiachor to Dharapani (1,400meters) 6 hours. The valley widens and terraced hills develop on both sides of the river. The trail is fairly level and you pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again and terraces disappear on either side of the river. Continue to the village of Dharapani. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Muri (1,850meters) 5 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. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Trek Muri to Boghara (2080meters) 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). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Trek Boghara to Dobang (2,520meters) 5 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. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Trek Dobang to Choriban Khola (3,110meters) 5 hours. After crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek Choriban to Italian Base Camp (3,660meters) 7 hours. Follow a trail to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right. Tukche Peak (6837 meters) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Italian Base Camp (3660 meters), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day in Italian Base Camp. We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be "tuned" for the even higher altitudes to come. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4210meters) 6 hours. Set up early in the morning when the weather is expected to be clear. This Trail is prone to stone fall, which passes through a narrow gorge. Today we stay overnight near at glacier. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13- Trek Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740meters) 7 hours. This is one of our adventurous days to Dhaulagiri base camp. From here you can look up at the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominating the skyline to your right. To the west are peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). In front of you is the impressive icefall that descends from the north east col. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Another acclimatization and Rest Day in Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Another rest day, but very important for the acclimatization. Views from this place are superb and there is plenty to explore. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15: Cross French Pass (5360 meters) then trek to HiddenValley (5200meters) 6 hours. After the glacier you climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, then cutts across the mountain flank and the moraine you enter a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley. Climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 meters). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to see Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 meters) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. From French Pass you continue along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to Thapa Pass (5250meters) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 meters). Descending from Thapa Pass you will make it to camp at 5200 meters. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Cross Dhampus Pass (5200 meters), and trek to Yak Kharka (3,680meters) 6 hours. Descend from the hidden valley to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site to enjoy the surroundings. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 17: Trek Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,710meters) 5 hours. Descend to the village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Continue north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 18: Thirty five minutes morning fly to Pokhara (900 meters) and sightseeing same day. Today 35 minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Leisure day in Pokhara. It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Jomsom. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu by bus 7 hours. Overnight back at the hotel in Kathmandu by bus. If you are interested in continuing onto Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21: Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Trip Cost Includes:

  1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  2. Standard accommodation in four/five star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights on twin sharing basis)
  3. Standard accommodation in two/three star hotel in Pokhara breakfast included. (2 nights on twin sharing basis)
  4. Guide city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by car / van / bus.
  5. Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  6. Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  7. A local government licensed English speaking Guide, cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  8. Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  9. All trekking permits & fees.
  10. Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  11. Flight cost from Jomsom to Pokhara including airport departure taxes in Jomsom airport.
  12. Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Green Valley Nepal Treks (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  13. First aid medical kit.
  14. All our government taxes.
  15. Tourist service charge, vat.
  16. Official expense.

Trip Cost Exclude:

  1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  3. International airfare.
  4. Nepal entry visa fee.
  5. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  6. Personal trekking Equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.)
  8. Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Looking For Extend Program

If your holiday is longer then your interested program or fascinating to add other short activities you could add these activities on your program:

If above itinerary isn't suitable for you & wish to modify feel free to let us know, we'll be happy to create a TAILOR MADE ITINERARY especially for you.


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Departure Dates 2018/019

March: 02, 11, 22, 29

April: 05, 20,

May: 09, 15,




September: 22, 29

October: 03, 14, 29

November: 02, 10, 29


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