Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Duration: 20 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House & Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 5180m

As the name suggests, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking makes one complete hike around Mt Dhaulagiri (8,176m), the seventh highest peak in the world. Located in western Nepal, the trekking offers a rare view of fifteen seven thousand meter high peaks located in the region.

This trek is one of the most difficult treks however, our experienced guides will be there to assist you and lead the trek successfully. The hike to Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri North Base Camp immediately after is an adventurous one rewarding you with absolutely gorgeous views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, and V. The highest altitude you will reach during this trek is French Pass (5,350m) and Thapa pass, both providing spectacular close up views of Dhaulagiri, Throng Peak and Annapurna. Since this is a snowline area, you will have to walk through snow and glaciers.

Walk pass beautiful cultivated fields and villages of the Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people and visit the town of Jomsom, Kagbeni and Marpha, to enjoy the culture and hospitality of Thakali people. This is a wild region full of animal and plant life, so don’t be surprised if you come across semi-wild yak, mountain sheep or the snow leopard.


  • Make a complete trek around Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Spetacular views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges
  • Trek through snow and glaciers
  • Cross two high Himalayan passes: French Pass (5,350m) and Thapa pass
  • Enjoy the culture of Thakali, Gurung, Magar and Chhetri ethnic communities

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrivals and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu city sight-seeing
Day 03 Kathmandu to Beni 9hrs. By bus and over night at Guest house/Tentend camp. 831m.
Day 04 Trek Beni to Babichaur 1000m: 6-7 hrs
Day 05 Babichaur to Dharapani 1565m: 7 hrs
Day 06 Dharapani to Muri 1850m 6.5 hrs
Day 07 Muri to Boghara 2050m: 7.5 hrs
Day 08 Boghara to Dhoban 2630m: 6 hrs
Day 09 Dhoban to Italien Base camp 3500m: 6-7 hrs
Day 10 Rest & Acclimatization day
Day 11 Italian Base camp to Glacier camp 4250m: 5 hrs
Day 12 Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m/15,252ft): 5 hrs
Day 13 Acclimatization day
Day 14 Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col: 5180m. 5hrs
Day 15 Hidden Valley Camp 6hrs. 5000m
Day 16 Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka 4200m: 6.5 hrs
Day 17 Yak Kharka to Jomsom 2,715m: 7-8 hrs
Day 18 Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
Day 19 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 20 Departure to Airport for your onward destination.

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private coach
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including 3 nights lodging with breakfast
  • Two-night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour by private vehicle
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Dhauligiri Trekking permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 16-night accommodation at Tented camp accommodation during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide with government license
  • Company guarantee for Government Rescue Services
  • Insurance for Nepalese Staff.
  • All government taxes and VAT
  • Complementary duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant
  • All meals while in the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • All kind of Drinks (alcoholic non alcoholic and hot and cold drinks)
  • Shopping in the Mountain.
  • Clients Travel insurance and evacuation cost if needed.
  • Tips to Guide and supported crews.
  • Flight to Pokhara if taken. (company arrange a tickets for an additional cost)