Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking - 19 days

Trekking through Italian Base Camp at 3,660 meters, Glacier Camp at 4,200m, Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,700m as well as French pass at 5,360m & Dhampus Pass at 5,240m.

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 5,360m/17,580ft at French Pass Transportation Private Vehicle and Flight
Grade Adventurous Accommodation Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tented Camps during Trekking
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) During Trekking Best Season Spring (March, April, May) & Autumn (September, October & November)
Communication Sattelite Phone. also available Internet Access in some places Group Size Minimum 02 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Highlights:

  • Experience one of the toughest trekking trail of Nepal, the entire circuit of world’s seventh highest mountain of the world.
  • Ascend up to Italian Base Camp at 3,660 meters, Glacier Camp at 4,200m, Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,700m as well as French pass at 5,360m & Dhampus Pass at 5,240m.
  • Close up views of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), Dhaulagiri IV (7,618m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Mukut Himal, Sita Chuchura, Tashi Kang, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak and many more snow-capped ranges.
  • The trek is suitable for advanced trekkers who already has previous trekking experience in the high Himalayas.

Trip Introduction: 

Mt. Dhaulagiri is a seventh highest mountain of the world with an altitude of 8,167m/26,795ft from sea level. It was firstly climbed on 13th May 1960 by a group of Swiss, Austrian & Nepalese expedition team. The word Dhaulagiri came from a Sanskrit word which means white/beautiful/dazzling mountain. Mt. Dhaulagiri is separated by Kaligandaki River and world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Valley from Annapurna Range where Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft) is tenth highest mountain in the world.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is a one of the challenging, adventurous and longest full camping trek of Nepal. During the trek we have to cross numerous numbers of high passes such as French pass at 5,360m/17,580ft altitude & Dhampus Pass at 5,240m/17,187ft altitude, explore remote valleys, glaciers, agricultural farmlands as well as dramatic sceneries of many peaks above 7,000m from sea level. This trek is specially suitable for those trekkers who have previous experience of trekking and good physical condition for walking through snow ridges and high valleys, in some high snow paved places there might need to use climbing gears thus would also be better to have a little bit knowledge about climbing gears as well. From the high passes and valleys during our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking we can have very close views of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), Dhaulagiri IV (7,618m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Mukut Himal, Sita Chuchura, Tashi Kang, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak and many more snow-capped ranges.

Officially regulated day to day itinerary of 19 days Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking adventure package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Pvt. Ltd begins after spending a day in capital city Kathmandu with a day guided sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of UNESCO as well as prepare essential arrangements (equipment arrangement & permit paperwork) that requires for this Dhaulagiri Circuit Camping Trek. Leaving Kathmandu, we drive to a beautiful Lake city pokhara then to Beni to get started our trek. For the beginning few days, passing through cultural villages, paddy terraces, cross numerous numbers small suspension bridges, sub tropical forests of Rhododendron, Bamboo, Fir etc, beautiful waterfalls and often views of mountains before we reach at Italian Base Camp at 3,660 meters. Italian Base Camp is a perfect place to have rest, excursion around and properly acclimatized before heading towards high altitudes. After there we gradually ascend towards Glacier Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, and Hidden Valley then to Yak Kharka by crossing major two high passes (French Pass & Dhampus Pass) and many alpine valleys. After Yak Kharka, we continue the walk through rather easy trail to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara after accomplish Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking adventure holiday with AMN trekking & climbing team.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation:
Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes:
Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation:
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes:
Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,689ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs drive)
Accommodation:
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes:
Breakfast

Day 04: Drive to Beni and Trek to Tatopani (3 Hrs Drive & 3-4 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05:  Trek from Tatopani to Dharapani (1,470m/4,821ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1,850m/6,068ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Muri to Baghar (2,080m/6,822ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2,500m/8,200ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari (2,820m/9,249ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3,660m/1,204ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Rest and acclimatization day – free exploration
Accommodation:
Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4,200m/13,776ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,700m/15,416ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Trek to Hidden Valley (5,050m/16,564ft altitude)] via French pass (5,360m/17,580ft altitude) (6- 7 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3,680m/12,070ft altitude) via Dhampus Pass (5,240m/17,187ft altitude) (7-8 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available. We can choose to stay Tea House or Tented Camps
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing, boating or free for any other personal activities
Accommodation:
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes:
Breakfast

Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Accommodation:
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes:
Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 19: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes:
Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Once you arrive at the international airport of Kathmandu in Nepal and complete your custom formalities, we take you to your chosen hotel or resort.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Our team will take you for sightseeing tour to various memorable tourists spots listed under UNESCO Heritage Tour. The journey begins with your visit to the holy temple of Nepal named Pashupatinath Temple and then to the biggest Bouddhanath Stupa and the famous Monkey Temple.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,689ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs drive)
Today, we will go for a drive from Kathmandu and follow the Prithvi Highway to reach Pokhara. During our journey, you will find scenic views of Marsyandi and Trishuli rivers. Later on, we will pass through hill towns and terraced fields to view Seti River and finally, reach to Pokhara.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 04: Drive to Beni and Trek to Tatopani (3 Hrs Drive & 3-4 Hrs walk)
Now, you will follow a bumpy road to reach to Beni from Pokhara. The drive will go through a zigzag road to reach Naudanda, where you get panoramic views of the Machchapuchhre Mountain, Annapurna South Mountain and various other mountain peaks. Then, we drive across Mardi River Bank to reach to Beni to kick off our actual Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. We will walk for about 3 to 4 hours from Mangalghat to reach Jyanmara and then, follow a leveled path towards Singa. Finally, by continuing our journey we reach to Tatopani hot spring.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05:  Trek from Tatopani to Dharapani (1,470m/4,821ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
We start with our today’s trek by crossing a suspension bridge and reach Simarchor. Then, we follow our trail through Talkot and Shisman tiny villages to reach Babiyachour. Starting from Babiyachour, you have to follow an escalating path from terraced hills to Shahasdara village paved with stone. You will even cross Dudh River and pass through paddy fields to reach to Ratorunga teahouse settlement. By following our walk and trail, we opt for descending trail to Phedi. Finally, by crossing Dand River, we go with an ascending trail towards the ridge to reach Dharapani.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1,850m/6,068ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
We will begin our trek by following an ascending path from Dharapani and then walk across terraced fields for crossing Dharakhola via a suspension bridge. Moreover, we follow a steep path to reach Dhara village and then, pass through series of up road and down hills to reach Myadi River. Here, you will get spectacular views of Mount Gurja and Mount Dhaulagiri and finally, reach to Muri village.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Muri to Baghar (2,080m/6,822ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Our team will depart from Muri to follow a descending path for crossing the river and reach to the base of nearby mountain pass. Then, we start with ascending the pass to get an enticing view of the famous Ghustang Mountain. Later on, we continue with our trail through Naura village and walk across the forest area to reach at Baghar (Boghara).
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Baghar to Dobang (2,500m/8,200ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
We start with our trek from Baghar and move from crop fields to reach the ridge. By walking across bamboo forests, we arrive at the village of Jyardin and contour our trail downward to Lipshe, while continue through the forests of Lapche Kharka. By crossing meadows of the area, we head to Dobang for an overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari (2,820m/9,249ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Today, we will leave Dobang and start with our trail by passing from bamboo and rhododendron forests. Once we reach to the suspension bridge and cross it, we head towards Mgyadi River and walk through green yet lush forests to reach at Sallaghari.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3,660m/1,204ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Our trek journey starts with a steep and a climbing trail via dense pine and rhododendron forests as well as birch trees. Specialty of the day’s trek is that you will get close up views of the famous Mount Dhaulagiri, i.e. worldwide sixth highest mountain peak from the Italian Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Rest and acclimatization day – free exploration
As we know that Dhaulagiri Circuit trek involves a serious trekking experience in the Nepalese Himalayan Mountain Region, we have to spend a day to have rest and spend an acclimatization day. Hence, today, we will explore the near areas.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4,200m/13,776ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
We begin our trek for the day with narrow yet descending slopes to the mountain glacier to reach Glacier Camp, which constitutes a sandwiched part in between Dhaulagiri Base Camp and Italian Base Camp. We have to cross gorges, glaciers and many narrow slopes, including the Chinbarden gorge to head towards the Glacier Camp.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,700m/15,416ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
We will move ahead towards the Dhaulagiri Base Camp i.e. the biggest attraction of the entire trek. As we pass through altitudes, we will experience challenging yet adventurous walk consisting of snow paved slopes and glaciers across the moraine. Finally, we reach at the Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Trek to Hidden Valley (5,050m/16,564ft altitude)] via French pass (5,360m/17,580ft altitude) (6- 7 Hrs walk)
We begin the journey from upper part of Chonbarden Glacier and steep ascends to experience prime attraction of our 14th day trek i.e. French Pass at 5360 meters and get inspiring views of Mount Dhaulagiri I, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mukut Himal, Tukuche Peak, Tashi Kang, Sita Chuchura and various other snow covered mountain peaks. Once we cross the mountain pass, we follow descending trail via moderate slopes to reach at the beautiful Hidden Valley.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3,680m/12,070ft altitude) via Dhampus Pass (5,240m/17,187ft altitude) (7-8 Hrs walk)
Our trek from Hidden Valley starts with an ascending trail to reach at the Dhampus Pass and then, follow a descending trail to go to the Kali Gandaki Valley. Again, our trail goes downhill to reach at Yak Kharka.
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
We start with gradual downhill to reach at Marpha village and then, go with smooth trail for reaching to Jomsom and thereby, ending our trek.
Accommodation: Tea House available. We can choose to stay Tea House or Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing, boating or free for any other personal activities
Today, we will fly back to Pokhara and participate in boating, sightseeing and various other personal activities.
Accommodation:
 Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Now, we will drive back from Pokhara to reach to the capital city Kathmandu in Nepal.
Accommodation:
 Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 19: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
We will give you a nice farewell and drop you to the Tribhuwan International Airport of Kathmandu in Nepal.
Meal includes:
 Breakfast

Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by private vehicle including Airport Pick up & Drop
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan (3 star category Hotel/Resort)
  • A day guided sightseeing tour in world heritage sites of Kathmandu including private vehicle, experienced city tour guide, all entrance permits
  • Organized camping accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • All required camping equipment and kitchen team
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit
  • Trekker’s information manual system (TIMS) fee
  • An experienced government certified Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of experienced porters
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight
  • Staff’s foods, salary and insurance
  • General first Aid Kid
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with entire Adventure Mountain Trekking Team
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch and Dinner in city as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff
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