The famous Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek begins from the Beni Bazaar which is reached almost 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. This trek encircle the the Mt.Dhaulgiri (8167m) clockwise from western side to the north and ends ups at eastern part of the mountain at Jomsom Airstrip.
Mt. Dhaulagiri was first discovered in 1808, and it was thought to be the highest mountain in the world for westerners. It was assumed the highest peak for 30 years before its place was taken by Kanchenjunga . Dhaulagiri literally means ‘white mountain’ which justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow.
In terms of rise above local terrain, Dhaulagiri is, in fact, almost unparalleled in the world. For example, it rises 7000 m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the southeast in about 30 km of horizontal distance. The Kali Gandaki is especially dramatic since Dhaulagiri and Annapurna both stand near the river, giving a unique example of two Eight-thousanders facing each other over a deep valley.
Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8000m Peaks for climbing in the Himalayas. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri lies north – west of Pokhara culminating to its highest point at the eastern end.
The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a challenging and off the beaten path which requires basic climbing equipement such as Ice-axes, Crampon and Rope, most of the trekker includes Dhampus Peak climbing (6012m) which can be done n a day.
The best season to trek this area is in Spring Season ( March/April/May) and Autumn (Sept/Oct/Nov)
- Trek Category: Difficult with High passes(requires good walking habit 6/7h day)
- High lights of the Trek: French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5244m): Requires Ice-Axes, Crampons and Ropes in for all (Oct/Nov)
- Accommodation: Camping in Tents
Transport: Kathmandu/Beni by Bus/Jeep and Jomsom/Pokhara by Flight and Pokhara/Kathmandu by Bus or Jeep
Food: Prepared by Trek Crew/Chef
Permits & Entries: TIMS & ACAP Fees
Leading Team: 1 High altitude Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide with Kitchen Team and Porters
- DAY 01: DRIVE TO BENI (DISTRICT HQ 830M)
- DAY 02: TREK TO BABIYA CHAURE (970M)
- DAY 03: TREK TO DHARAPANI (1560M)
- DAY 04: TREK TO MURI/MUDI (1720M)
- DAY 05: TREK TO BAGAR/BOGHARA (2080M)
- DAY 06: TREK TO DOBHAN KHARKA (2520M)
- DAY 07: TREK TO CHAUR BAG KHOLA (3445M)
- DAY 08: TREK UP TO ITALIAN BASE CAMP (3660M)
- DAY 09: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
- DAY 10: TREK TO CHONG GLACIER CAMP (4200M)
- DAY 11: MT. DHAULAGRI BASE CAMP (4700M)
- DAY 12: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
- DAY 13: TREK VIA FRENCH PASS (5360M) AND HIDDEN VALLEY CAMP (5140M)
- DAY 14: ASCENT OF DHAMPUS PEAK/EXCURSION IN THE VALLEY
- DAY 15: TREK VIA DHAMPUS PASS (5244M) AND CAMP AT YAK KHARKA (3680M)
- DAY 16: TREK TO JOMSOM (BID FAREWELL TO PORTERS & KITCHEN TEAM)
- DAY 17: FLY JOMSOM-POKHARA AND LAKE SIDE VISIT WITH GUIDE
- DAY 18: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU AND TREK CONCLUDES
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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- – Welcome lunch or dinner
- – TIMS & ACAP Entry fees
- – All land transport cost mentioned in the itinerary.
- – Jomsom-Pokhara airfare & taxes.
- – 2 Night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with BB Plan
- – Licensed & experienced trekking guide with porter & their salary
- – Trekking staff’s insurances, equipment, food & accommodation
- -Tents, Mattresses, Pillows, folding chairs & table in trek.
- – Kitchen staffs & equipment.
- – Full board Camping Trek Expenses (3 meals with tea and coffee).
- – International flight confirmations
- – Evacuation flight arrangements
- – All necessary equipment required during the trek.
- – All government taxes
EXCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- – International flight tickets & taxes
- – Nepal entry visa fees (40$ )
- – Accommodation & Meals in Kathmandu (8-12 $ )
- – Evacuation insurance
- – City sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
- – personal equipment (trekking boot, sun glass, sleeping bags, sticks etc)
- – personal medical expenses
- – Dhampus Peak climbing permit & Own climbing equipment (optional)
- – Tips to staffs (3$/day)