About Round Dhaulagiri Trek

The round Dhaulagiri Circuit trek takes us clockwise around Dhaulagiri (8,172m), the seventh highest mountain in the world, in about 18 to 23 days depending on the exact route. It is one of the more difficult treks in Nepal – several days we will be walking across glaciers and possibly through the snow in other parts, we will cross 2 passes above 5,000m and spend quite a few days in high altitude.

We offer 2 options for the first part of the trip. The shorter option follows the normal route along Myagdi Khola valley starting from Darbang, which is now connected by road through Beni. The other option starts at Galeshwor (road access also through Beni) and at first follows the Raughat Khola valley (khola means river in the Nepali language) and then cuts across the west to Myagdi Khola valley. Both trail options meet between the villages of Jeltung and Lipse, from where we continue on the normal route gradually up towards Italian Base Camp (3,660m). Between Italian Base Camp and French Pass, we will be walking across Chhonbardan glacier and moraines. Some parts along with that route experience rockfall, so we have to pay extra attention to the local conditions. After crossing the French Pass (5,360m) and enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding mountains we’ll be camping one night in the magnificent Hidden Valley (lies at around 5,100m) which is similar to the landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau. In summertime yak herders also usually stay in the Hidden Valley area. From there we’ll continue across Thapa Pass (5,244m) and start a steep descent down to the Kali Gandaki valley where we’ll meet the Annapurna circuit route at Marpha. 
 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Pick up from airport transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 2Sightseeing in UNESCO world sites in Kathmandu valley
  • Day 3Drive to Galeshwar
  • Day 4Trek to Dagnam
  • Day 5Trek to Ekrategaun
  • Day 6Trek to Dhad Paihiro
  • Day 7Trek to Kuinekhani
  • Day 8Trek to Malampara
  • Day 9Trek to Singkos Khola
  • Day 10Trek to Bagar
  • Day 11Trek to Dobhan
  • Day 12Trek to Shalle camp
  • Day 13Trek to Italian case camp
  • Day 14Rest day
  • Day 15Trek to Deposit camp
  • Day 16Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp
  • Day 17Trek to Hidden valley via French pass (5360m)
  • Day 18Trek to Yak Kharka via Thapa pass (5120m)
  • Day 19Trek to Marpha
  • Day 20Drive to Beni
  • Day 21Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 22Fly to kathmandu
  • Day 23Fly to your destination
Day to Day Detail Itinerary

What's Included

  •  Airport pick up and drop all with tour planning
  • 3-star category hotel with BB plan in the city
  • Teahouse or homestay accommodation during the trek
  • During the trek all meals:- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • All Government paperwork with National park fees
  • Company Duffel bag
  • Domestic flight as per itinerary
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Insurance and Equipment Nepali crew
  • Government license holder Trekking Guide and Porter (2 Trekker = I porter)
  • City Tour Guide with entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Medical Kit ( first add box)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner tradition Nepali restaurant with culture program
  • Nepali visa fee
  • International Flight
  • Personal expenses (like-: Battery charge, Chocolate candy, P.T, Wi-Fi more)
  • Rescue insurance
  • City meals ( Lunch Dinner) and extra night due to early arrival trekking, overstay compare to plan any reason.
  • Any bottle of drink and all kind of alcohol
  • Money wire charge
  • Tips for Guide, porter and driver ( all crew during the trek with driver)