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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

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  1. 25 Days
  2. Challenging
  3. Min : 2 PAX


Activity:Trekking and sightseeing

Starts in:Kathmandu

Ends in:Kathmandu

Trek type:Tea House

Accommodation:Hotel and camping

Transportation:Flights, private car and tourist bus

Maximum elevation:5360m

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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking leads you through the isolated and glacial part, which is one of the mist technical trekking routes in Nepal. It is situated in the northwestern part of Nepal that is adored by the adventure lovers. The icy path, heap of snow and several days through the alpine altitude offer a challenge to complete the foothill excursion. Previous alpine trekking experience is essential for the trek to deal the slippery trail.

Trek along the Round Dhaulagiri trail begins from Beni, the district center of Myagdi. Then it goes through the ethnic villages, especially that of the Magar communities. The cultural exploration and the easy trek gradually take the adventurous form as you walk higher and the slippery path begins. Walking through the jaw dropping rocky boulder, you need to balance your feet with attentive ascending along with descending. Multiple days beyond the human settlements above 5000 meters altitude is more adventurous. During the trek, you cross various high passes, including the French Col, Thapa pass and Dhampus Pass. The Himalayan sceneries of Mt. Dhaulagiri I, Mt. Dhaulagiri II, Mt. Dhaulagiri III, Mt. Dhaulagiri IV and Mt. Dhaulagiri V can be explored brilliantly. The concluding part of the trek adjoins Mustand region and ultimately it ends in the Lower Annapurna region via Ghorepani and Poon Hill.

Adventure Bound Nepal specializes in the adventurous trekking arrangement, including the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking. Our professional team leads you with experienced skills and required arrangements. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.

Trip Highlight

  • Magar ethnic culture and lifestyles
  • Isolated terrain and rugged trail
  • Challenging Passes and slippery route
  • Breathtaking Himalayan views, including Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Annapurna beauties and greeneries

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 :Sightseeing in Kathmandu and prepare for trek.

Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara.

Day 04 :Drive to Beni (850m) and start trek.

Day 05 :Trek to Singa Bazar.

Day 06 :Trek to Takum.

Day 07 :Trek to Muri (1,850m).

Day 08 :Trek to Boghara (2080m).

Day 09 :Trek to Dobang (2250m).

Day 10 :Trek to Italian Base Camp (3800m).

Day 11 :Local visit and rest day.

Day 12 :Trek to “Midway Camp” (4500m).

Day 13 :Local visit and rest.

Day 14 :Trek to Classic Base Camp (5000m)

Day 15 :Local visit and rest.

Day 16 :Trek across the French Col (5,100 m) to camp below Dhampus Pass (5200m).

Day 17 :Rest day but possibility to climb Dhampus peak.

Day 18 :Trek across Dhampus pass (5200m) to Alubari.

Day 19 :Trek to Marpha (2665m).

Day 20 :Trek to Lete (2470m).

Day 21 :Trek to Tatopani (1160m).

Day 22 :Trek to Ghorepani (2775m).

Day 23 :Trek to Birethanti (1050m) and drive to Pokhara.

Day 24 :Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 25 :Depart Kathmandu, start onward journey.

Cost Include

To quote an approximate price, we need the number of people in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep, etc.) & any alteration in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you regarding the same.

  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu deluxe tourist Bus
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters
  • Necessary Permits and National Park fees
  • 3 Meals a day B/f, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
  • T- House accommodation during the trek
  • 3 night’s accommodation at 2 star hotels in Kathmandu double sharing with breakfast.
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance of the guide and porters

Cost Exclude

  • International flight
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Client’s insurance.
  • Tips and beverage bill, bottled water desserts, personal expenses personal cloths.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel.Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Adventure Bound Nepal and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 :Sightseeing in Kathmandu and prepare for trek.We set out for the sightseeing in Kathmandu after the breakfast. Visiting Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, you can have a unique idea about the cultural knowledge and about the religiosity. Then back to the hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara.From Kathmandu, we drive to Pokhara in the morning. Through the Prithvi Highway, the drive offers the sceneries near by the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River valley, green hillside and the terraced hillside. Then, transfer to the hotel. It is a city of Lakes and a wonderful place to see around. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.

Day 04 :Drive to Beni (850m) and start trek.We drive from Pokhara to Beni after the breakfast. The picturesque Highway and the riverbed scenery can be seen amazing. We reach to the district center of Myagdi- Beni, where the trek begins. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05 :Trek to Singa Bazar.After the breakfast, we begin the trek, heading through the ethnic communities, who are heartily welcoming. We frequently ascend and descend along with following the stream. We steadily reach to Singa Bazaar after the lunch on the way. Enjoy the hospitality at Singa Bazaar.

Day 06 :Trek to Takum.Heading from Singa Bazaar after having breakfast, we steadily climb to the hill ridge and enjoy the downhill greeneries. Then we walk through the flat trail for half an hour and steeply climb down to the stream and walk along it. Having lunch on the way, we steadily walk to Takum and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07 :Trek to Muri (1,850m).After the breakfast, we begin to climb from Takum to the green hill ridge and explore the picturesque downhill valley and the fertile lands. The Myagdi Khola and the surroundings are seen brilliant. Then we trek down and walk along the Dhara Khola, which finally ascends to Muri, exploring the Dhaulagiri peak. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08 :Trek to Boghara (2080m).Leaving Muri, we begin to climb up along the bank of the Dudh Khola. We cross a suspension bridge and from the next side, we continually climb to the Gorban hill ridge. The majestic peaks can be explored from the hill ridge. Then we climb down through the steep hillside trail and head towards our today's destination at Boghara. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09 :Trek to Dobang (2250m).From Boghara, we begin our excursion through the hilly gorges after the breakfast. The forest dominated by the rhododendron and pine woods, we explore the bio-diversity of the Dhaulagiri region, Gradually, we reach to the juncture, which is known as the Dobang village and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10 :Trek to Italian Base Camp (3800m). Today, we gain height almost 1600 meters than Dobang. After the breakfast, we climb up continually through the forest. The trail is rugged and tiresome that passes through the jaw dropping rocky landscape. Walking further gradually, we reach to the Italian base camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11 :Local visit and rest day.As we are already in the high altitude range, we need acclimatization. The exploration day, we walk in the surroundings and make a wonderful day with awesome photos. The dense woods of rhododendron are a primary attraction along with the Himalayas. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12 :Trek to “Midway Camp” (4500m).From the Italian base camp, we begin to walk through the rocky trail and the path is comparatively more slippery. Sometimes, we need to walk through the narrow alley and most of the time through the rocky boulder. We set a camp around 4500 meter altitude. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13 :Local visit and rest.To acclimatize, we need a rest day at Midway Camp. The altitude is increasing than the normal level. But, we can get the picturesque scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri and its different faces. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14 :Trek to Classic Base Camp (5000m)After the breakfast at Midway Camo, we trek further to the Classic Base Cam, which is located at 5000 meters altitude. The tough excursion is continually proceeding through the icy trail that may require the climbing equipments. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15 :Local visit and rest.The altitude and trail make us tiresome. We take another rest day and walk around at the classic base camp. After the breakfast, we visit around and enjoy the white peak panoramas that offer us an excellent opportunity to take abundant pictures. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16 :Trek across the French Col (5,100 m) to camp below Dhampus Pass (5200m).A challenging day on the Round Dhaulagiri Trekking, we begin to trek early in the morning, before the sunrise. We gradually climb to the French Col and cross it. The breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and its neighboring peaks take the breath away. Then we trek down to the glacial part, just below the Dhampus Pass and rest. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 17 :Rest day but possibility to climb Dhampus peak.At Dhampus Pass, we take a rest day. Based on your outfits, we climb up the Dhampus peak, but all the plan depends on your physical fitness and eagerness. Otherwise, we walk around and keep busy in taking photographs. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 18 :Trek across Dhampus pass (5200m) to Alubari.Finally, we are moving out from the glacial zone of the Dhaulagiri circuit trail. After the breakfast, we ascend to the Dhampus Pass and cross it. The stunning views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri waves good bye as we are going beyond them. We steadily walk to Aalu Bari, entering into the Mustang region. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 19 :Trek to Marpha (2665m).After the breakfast, we begin the trek from Aalubari. We have an option either to head to Jomsom, the district center of Mustang or avoid that route and trek down to Marpha, which is also known as the garden of apple. Marpha Brandi is a popular alcohol in Nepal, which is made there, Enjoy the delicious meal in the late evening. Overnight at lodge.

Day 20 :Trek to Lete (2470m).From the apple orchard, we begin to trek after the delicious breakfast. The local place is equally popular for the delicious meals they prepare. We trek down continually through the bank of the Kali Gandaki River, crossing some of the suspension bridges. The greeneries can be seen the more we trek down and rest at Lete. Overnight at lodge.

Day 21 :Trek to Tatopani (1160m).From Lete, we walk to Tatopani, following the Kali Gandaki River bank. The greeneries on the side valleys and the cultivating land entice us. Tatopani is ahot spring, which is believed as a healing method that cures several diseases of skin. Overnight at lodge.

Day 22 :Trek to Ghorepani (2775m).After the breakfast at Tatopani, we begin to trek uphill all the way through the rhododendron forest and in some places, passing the typical villages. Ghorepani is an ethnic Magar village, located just below the Poon Hill. Overnight at lodge.

Day 23 :Trek to Birethanti (1050m) and drive to Pokhara.From Ghorepani, we hike to Poon Hill for the sunrise view. The spectacular views of Annaourna, Dhaulagiri, Himchulil and the surrounding panoramas can be seen awe-inspiring. Then we trek down to Birethanti via ulleri and Tikhedhunga. Then we drive to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 24 :Drive to Kathmandu.From Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the Riverbank sceneries. If you have one more day, Pokhara sightseeing is a recommended thing to do along with the boating in Phewa Lake. Then, transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at hotel.

Day 25 :Depart Kathmandu, start onward journey.According to the time of your flight, our airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again.

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Trip note

These itineraries are prearranged by their popularity with our previous guests but can easily be customized to accommodate your own schedule and desire.

We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the infamous Chitwan National Park jungle safaris, guided tours through the medieval kingdoms of ancient Nepal , Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), mountain flights, world class white water rafting and much more. Let us know what you want and we will make it happen for you.

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