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    Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

    Season: October, April, May Location: NEPAL (Central Region) Altitude 5,500 m Difficulty level Strenuous
    Trip Fact

    Destination : Nepal (West-Central Region)

    Trek Duration : 18 Days

    Style Of Trip    : Camping Trek

    • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu
    • 1 night in Beni
    • 1 night in Lodge in Jomsom
    • 11 nights in tented camp Camp
    • Breakfast : 17
    • Lunch : 13
    • Dinner : 13
    Total Price
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    Activities: Trekking
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    Trip code: FTDTC
    Trip Details
    About Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

    The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is another challenging treks in Nepal. The journey involves walking around the Dhaulagiri massif, which boasts an impressive profile. Dhaulagiri I stands 8,167 m tall and is the sixth highest peak in the world. But the massif itself comprises 15 peaks that are higher than 7,000 m. Overall, the trek is strenuous but highly rewarding.

    The trail begins from Dabang village, which is a 12-hour drive from Kathmandu. The initial section of the excursion is blessed with the sights of the beautiful Myagdi Khola, in addition to gorgeous trails passing through lowland forests. Higher up, travelers find themselves walking through glaciers and snow, and cutting across spectacular mountain passes.

    The French pass (5,360 m), in particular, provides a formidable challenge. Upon crossing this, travelers descend down upon the Hidden Valley, which is renowned for its wildlife and biodiversity. Thapa pass (5,200 m), at the end of the valley, is equally challenging. After crossing the pass, the trail descends into Marpha village, on the lap of the Kali Gandaki river.  The downward journey can be reinvigorating due to some spectacular views of the Annapurna. A local jeep on a dirt road takes the journey to Beni, from where it culminates in Pokhara.

    Overall, the trek is lengthy and challenging. One needs to be Physical fit, past experience walking above 5,000 m, basic ideas of mountaineering as how to use crampons, ropes and mental determination are prerequisites for embarking on this journey.


    Trip Highlights:


      • Visiting Buddhist Monastery, Ancient Palace and holy Hindu Temple
      • Walking through beautiful villages
      • Crossing high passes, glacier walking
      • Spectacular view of Dhaulgiri  


    On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you will first of all need to go through the Immigration and custom formalities (Visa, etc) then pick up your luggage and look for Far Out Trekking display board at the arrival gate. Our Representative will greet you, assist you e then transfer you to the hotel. After check in, we will set a time for briefing about the trip. Briefing then overnight in the hotel.

    Includes: Transfers on a private AC vehicle & accommodation

    In the morning after breakfast and preparation of the trek, the city guide will pick you up and then drive you to SWAYABUNATH stupa which is perched atop a hill on the western edge of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas said to be 2,000 years old. After we drive 18 km east to an ancient palace of BHAKTAPUR filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples. We end our day with a visit to Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine PASHUPATINATH. We will have some time to do last minute shopping before leaving for the trek.
    Overnight at the hotel

    Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, private vehicle for sightseeing tour, local guide and entrance fee during the sightseeing tour

    After breakfast we drive to Beni, the district headquarters of Myagdi district. The drive will take around 09 hrs. from Kathmandu. You can either fly to Pokhara or then drive to Beni, 82 kilometers from Pokhara. The drive goes through the mountains along the banks of Trisuli and Marsyandi River to Pokhara. From here the drive continues deeper into the mountains with magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayas. Driving further along the banks of Mardi River, we continue to Beni. We will spend the night in Beni.

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a simple lodge, breakfast+lunch+dinner & Private Vehicle till Beni.

    After breakfast we travel on a jeep on a rough unpaved road to SIBANG. It takes around 4 hours. Drives goes along the Myagdi Khola through cultivated hillsides to Sibang. Overnight in the camp.

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp,breakfast+lunch+dinner & local Jeep till Sibang

    You have stunning views of the Dhaulagiri’s in the morning on the trek to Muri. After lunch you descend to cross the Muri Khola, then climb over a steep, forested ridge to arrive on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola once again. Overnight camp.

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, breakfast+lunch+dinner

    After breakfast, we continue with our journey climbing steeply further up to the Boghara village (2,080 m). Then, the trail goes along the west bank of Myagdi khola on a bit of up and down route through huge forest. On the way you can see bee’s nests high up in the cliff. Our walk continues with some more steep section till Lipshe for a lunch break, then we continue further till we get to a clearing of a forest at Dobang. From here you have a great view Dhaulagiri Massif.

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, breakfast+lunch+dinner

    This day the trail continues through dense, lush vegetation of ferns, bamboo and rhododendrons. Then we cross the Konaban Khola (river) and climb up the hill from where you can see the west wall of Dhaulagiri. After the trail goes down, crosses to the east bank of the Myagdi River on a new cantilever bridge and then camp at a clearing in the forest at Sallaghari. Overnight in the camp.

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp,breakfast+lunch+dinner

    Today is a shorter day as we proceed towards higher altitude. We start by crossing the Choriban Khola after which the valley opens up. From the trail you can have great views of west face of Dhaulagiri 1 and the peaks towering above the west side of the Myagdi Khola. Continue our walk through bamboo forest and then climb steep up to the ridge. After, the forest clears up to the open hillside under the west face of Dhaulagiri 1 known as the Italian Base Camp. Overnight in a camp

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, breakfast+lunch+dinner

    Today we can go for a walk to explore around Italian Base Camp or relax in camp. This day is essential for acclimatisation before ascending further in altitude towards main Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight in the camp

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, breakfast+lunch+dinner

    The trek won’t be that long today while you move slowly allowing your body to acclimatize with the altitude. The trail descends steeply down lateral moraine to gain the glacier, where sometimes we might need to use a rope. After we cross the site of a large bivouac cave we then walk along the west side of a river to Chhonbardan glacier fully covered with moraine. There are some platforms levelled on the glacier’s surface where we set our camp. Overnight in the camp

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, breakfast+lunch+

    Today we will walk to Dhaulagiri Base camp by following a rough trail along the moraine covered glacier. The trail follows the Myagdi River before turning over toward the glacial moraine. Across the glacier we will come across many boulders as we avoid the crevasses. During the trek we can see Tukuche Peak, Mt. Mukut, Mt. Sita Chuchura and Mt. Dhaulagiri I. Overnight in a camp at Dhaulagiri Base Camp a huge area of glacier.

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, Breakfast+Lunch+ Dinner

    This is another day for acclimatization before proceeding to Hidden Valley crossing French Pass. In the east you can get the view of Tukuche Peak (6,920m) whereas towards the south, the north side of Dhaulagiri 1 can be seen. Also this day depends on your physical fitness & weather if everything is okay we can move forward. Otherwise we will spend another night here in a Camp.

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, Breakfast+Lunch+ Dinner

    From Dhaulagiri Base Camp the trail to French Pass (5,100 m) is long and steep and continues through the glacier. It goes along the moraine strip to cross over to the left hand side of the Upper Chonbarden glacier. You then continue through a steep trail to reach the lateral moraine ridge from where you can have a great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I and Tukuche Peak. Then through easy angled snowy slopes your trail climbs up to French Pass. Once atop the pass you get spectacular views of Hidden Valley surrounded by an amphitheater of peaks including Dhampus peak (6,035m), Tukuche (6,920m) and Dhaulagiri I (8,167m). You finally descend into the Hidden Valley through moderate snowy slopes. This will be the highest camp during the trip. Overnight camp

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, Breakfast+Lunch+ Dinner

    Today is the longest and hardest trek day on the entire trip as we will be covering around 14 km within approx. 8 hours. The trail sees you crossing Dhampus Pass (5,258m) through avalanche prone slopes to Yak Kharka. The summit of this pass rewards you with great views of Dhampus Peak to the left and on the right the wonderful ice flutings of Tukuche Peak. You then descend for around 100 m down taking the trail which turns left towards Kali Gandaki Valley. Sometimes along this stretch you might need to use a crampon. Your walk on the snow trail continues for around 4 hours before steeply dropping down to Yak Kharka. On the trail the view of the entire Annapurna Range being touched by the sun with the valley resting below in the darkness is amazing. Yak Kharka is a pasture high above Marpha Valley.

    Overnight in a Camp

    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a tented camp, Breakfast+Lunch+ Dinner

    After breakfast, we descend 1000 metres to the floor of the Kali Gandaki Valley and the pretty village of Marpha (2667m) on the Annapurna Circuit. A short trek north then takes us to Jomsom (2736m), where we will spend the night in a lodge.
    Includes: Trekking crew, accommodation in a simple basic lodge, Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner

    From Jomsom we will take an early flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara. Please be informed that Jomsom Pokhara are weather dependent. Upon arrival at the airport we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

    Rest of the day at leisure or for your independent activities.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    Includes: Breakfast, hotel transfers in a Private AC Vehicle & accommodation

    This is a free day or we can keep this day as a lay over day in case of any delay in Jomsom/Kathmandu flight etc.

    Rest of the day at leisure or for your independent activities.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation in a Hotel

    Transfer to the airport as per the flight timing.

    Includes: Breakfast, Assistant for Transfers, Private AC Vehicle airport transfer


    • 4 nights twin sharing accommodation in medium class hotel in Kathmandu on BB
    • 13 nights/14 Days Dhaulagiri Circuit trek with Crew & porter support, two men tent; kitchen tent; toilet tent; mattress; chair and table; breakfast, lunch and dinner; transportation Kathmandu to Beni in a private vehicle then on a local jeep to Sibang.
    • Local English speaking guide for sightseeing tour
    • Private transportation in Kathmandu for sightseeing tour
    • Entrance fee during sightseeing tour
    • All arrival/departure transfers
    • Insurance for staff and porters
    • Duffle bag
    • Satellite Telephone for emergency call
    • Portable altitude chamber
    • Basic First Aid Kit


    • 30 days Nepal Visa can be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport upon payment of US $ 40.- cash. Your passport should have atleast 6 months validity on the day of departure from Nepal and one passport size photograph. One can also opt for online system for further details please check the link i.e. immi.gov.np
    • Meals: Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
    • Your personal gears for the trip i.e. sleeping bags, trekking gears, personal medicines, Insurance etc
    • Conservation Park Fee
    • TIM’s Card fee
    • Flight ticket Jomsom/Kathmandu via Pokhara
    • Insurance – as this is an adventure trip it is important to have an insurance coverage for health, life, accidents and helicopter rescue in case of emergency evacuation.
    • Any extra cost incurred in case of delay or cancellation of flight, any political turmoil, natural disaster, sickness etc.
    • Entrance fee for visiting monasteries etc
    • Anything not mentioned in our include box

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