Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking was first discovered by the 1950 by a French expedition team that climbed Annapurna I, and provides stunning views of the whole Dhaulagiri range. Dhaulagiri round is chiefly attractive to people drawn to a high mountain and wilderness, and requires an excellent physical condition and basic mountaineering skills.

Dhaulagiri trekking begin from Beni Bazar however the road race to Dharapani. Trekking into Italian Base Camp, there is a basic tea house with beautiful mountain view and terrace. After Italian Base Camp, trekking through the glacier and snow slopes. The final challenge over the French pass (5,355m), also the highest point of the trek, it is not too long an ascent but can be demanding. Descending from French pass, we enter the lonely but fascinating area know as Hidden Valley, this place is one of the few true wilderness areas accessible in Nepal, the Hidden Valley stretches away to the north eventually narrowing to a rugged gorge which connects to Upper Dolpa and Upper Mustang. The trek end in Marpha. We need to organize a full board of camping with necessary guide, cook and porters for the Dhaulagiri circuit trek. Our staffs carry all the necessary goods and prepare healthy meals during the trek, the accommodation in tented camping.  

Dhaulagiri round trek start from Beni bank of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi Khola, follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses the French Col (5240m.), traverses the head of Hidden Valley and crosses 5355m Dhampus Pass. Dhawalagiri treks end Marpha and return to Pokhara either flight from Jomsom or drive to Beni Pokhara or continues trekking to Nayapul. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Early morning drive to Pokhara (900m) by tourist bus, 6 hours, 200KM or flight 25 minutes, overnight at Hotel (B/L).

Day 02: Drive to Beni (830m), 4 hours, overnight Hotel or Camp (B/L/D).

Day 03: Beni to Babiyachaur (950m), 5 hours, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 04: Babiyachaur to Dharapani (1500m), 4/5 hours, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 05: Dharapani to Muri (1815m), 5 hours, Overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 06: Muri to Boghara (2050m)4/5 hours, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 07: Boghara to Dhoban (2630m), 5/6 hours, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trek from Dobang to Upper Vungini or Italian Base Camp (3660m), 5 hours, stayovernight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 09: Acclimatization day in Italian base camp (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp, 4 hours, stay in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 11: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m), 5 hours, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 12: Acclimitization rest day in Dhaulagiri Base Camp, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 13: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5010m), 5 hours, overnight Camp.

Day 14: Trek from French Col to Alubari (3680m.), 5/6 hours, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 15: Trek from Alubari to Marpha 2640m, 5 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 16: Marpha to Tatopani (1190m) drive by Jeep 5/6 hours, overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 17: Tatopani to Beni / pokhara, 6/7 hours, overnight in Pokhara (B/L).

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus, 6 hours or flight 25 minutes, overnight Hotel (B/L).

Note: Itinerary sunbject to change. It is possible to do tea house/Lodge until italian base camp.