Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, also known as Dhaulagiri Round Trek, is a classic expedition-style trek around the world’s seventh highest peak, Dhaulagiri 8167m, and its broad massif of 7000m peaks.
→ Round Dhaulagiri Trek with an optional ascent of Dhampus peak
→ A spectacular high alpine landscape and remote lifestyle
→ Journey to the far-flung and unspoiled western Nepal
→ Fully guided and supported camping trek
Dhaulagiri Circuit is a challenging trek in the western part of Nepal, offering full adventure and off-the-beaten path experience in the remote and unspoiled region of Nepal. Dhaulagiri circuit trek itinerary travels through serene, isolated regions full of natural beauty, crossing through highlands and high passes with astonishing viewpoints. The route offers constant mountain views while passing through remote villages and astonishing landscapes including several high passes, dense forests, and glaciers.
Our 20 days Dhaulagiri circuit trek is a fully guided and supported trek with camping accommodation throughout the trek. Our journey to Dhaulagiri round trek starts with a short flight to Pokhara and then is followed by an off-road drive to Darbang the next day. Our actual trek commences from Darbang as we follow the well-paced itinerary which we have meticulously devised keeping every important aspect in mind.
The two weeks trek around Dhaulagiri begins by following the newly identified trekking route along scenic rivers and tumbling waterfalls, and terraced fields surrounding picturesque villages with people following a rural lifestyle. As we ascend leaving the human inhabitance away, the views get more and more exhilarating. Mesmerizing landscape views come into the screen as we reach the Italian base camp, west of Dhaulagiri. Camping overnight at the actual glacier at the Glacier base camp/Japanese camp gives you the sense of being right in the heart of the Himalayas and then we reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp where we are face to face with the high peaks.
Two important rest days at the Italian base camp and the Dhaulagiri base camp have been kept in the itinerary to ensure proper acclimatization. Our itinerary also includes a contingency day, which can be used in case you wish to climb Dhampus peak 6012m.
Another major highlight of this trek is the high passes. From Dhaulagiri base camp, the route traverses French Pass and into the serene Hidden Valley, an isolated region in the middle of the Himalayas. The route makes a traverse of one more pass, Dhampus pass, and descends to the Annapurna Circuit. The last section follows along the Annapurna Circuit Trek route. We then finish the journey off by taking a drive to Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (827m) and explore
Day 03: Drive to Darbang and trek to Dharapani (1,550m) 4/5 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Muri (1,850m) 5/6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Boghara (2,080m) 6/7 hours
Day 06: Trek to Dobang (2,500m), 6/7 hours
Day 07: Trek to Sallagari (3,100m), 6/7 hours
Day 08: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,650m), 7 hours
Day 09: Rest day for acclimatization
Day 10: Trek to Glacier Camp (4,200m), 6/7 hours
Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,700m), 5/6 hours
Day 12: Acclimatization and Rest Day
Day 13: Cross the French pass (5,360m) to Hidden valley (5,050m), 7/8 hours
Day 14: Contingency Day/Optional Ascent of Dhampus Peak (6,012m) 8/9 hours
Day 15: Cross Dhampus pass (5,240m) to Yak Kharka (3,680m), 7/8 hours
Day 16: Trek to Marpha (2,650m), 5/6 hours
Day 17: Drive to Pokhara (8,50m), 7/8 hours
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 19: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu
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