The Dhaulagiri Circuit journey is backbreaking, and a genuine experience for experienced travelers who are searching for an undertaking like an encounter. From cultivating towns in the Himalayan lower regions to high elevated fields, uninhabited valleys, and close-up perspectives on a few tops more than 8,000 m, this circuit journey is amazing and energizing at each stage.
Beni is the beginning stage of the Dhaulagiri Circuit from where you follow the Myagdi Khola waterway. From Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the foot of the north face, your journey up the side of the glacial mass and over the French Col to enter Hidden Valley. This is a distant valley at a high height. The intersection of this valley gives Dhaulagiri Circuit's journey a greater amount of an energizing campaign feel. You at that point make a precarious drop down to Jomsom, where you will meet adventurers from the Annapurna Circuit trail. At Jomsom, you bounce into a plane to fly back to Pokhara and to venture out onwards to Kathmandu. Are you fond of remote and challenging adventure trekking trips to the Himalayas? If you are, trekking in the region of the 7th highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri is certainly a great Himalayan trekking experience. At an elevation of 8167 meters above sea level, mount Dhaulagiri stands tallest amongst all other mountain peaks in the range. You will trek multiple days close to the Dhaulagiri range and will have a spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif in the Himalayas. Technically, the Dhaulagiri region trekking is a challenging and adventurous trip that will take you through lots of high passes and challenging terrains, and high Himalayan pastures. It is one of the most remote and challenging treks in Nepal given the lack of infrastructures and its difficult landscape. The trek goes through the middle hilly region all the way to high mountains in the western Himalayan range in Nepal. Apart from the remote and challenging adventure in the Himalayas, you can also experience the cultural riches of one of the wonderful ethnic groups, Magar.
Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.
Heritage Tour of Kathmandu
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include;We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include;
Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience.
Patan City including Patan Durbar Square:
A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm.
The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Kathmandu – Beni – 850 m
Take an early morning breakfast and go to the bus station to catch the bus to Beni, a beautiful town about 300 km west of Kathmandu. The drive will take through beautiful scenic places of Nepa. After about 9 hours of drive, you reach the town of Beni. Stay overnight there.
Beni – Babiyachaur – 950 m
Start the trek to Babiyachaur today after breakfast. The trek goes along the beautiful bank of Myagdi Khola. The trail also passes through different local villages giving you a rich cultural experience; you will walk past the natural hot spring and eventually reach Babiyachaur. Stay overnight there.
Babiyachaur – Dharapani – 1400 m
The trek today will take you to Dharapani. Start the trek after breakfast and walk the trail along the valley. Reach Dharapani and stay overnight there.
Dharapani – Muri – 1850 m
The walk for today will go for about 5 hours in the trail that goes mostly uphill today. Passing through different villages, the trail heads towards Muri, a beautiful ethnic Magar settlement. Stay overnight there.
Muri – Boghara – 2080 m
The walk today will involve a lot of walking on the uphill and downhill trail. About 6 hours of walk today will take you to the village of Boghara. You will experience a beautiful nature while walking towards Boghara passing through different other villages, forested area and beautiful terrains. You will also have beautiful view of Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight at Boghara.
Boghara – Dobang – 2520 m
The trek today also passes through local villages, terraced fields, forested area that you will come across while traversing the uphill and downhill trail. About 5 hours that you spend on the trail today will bring you across the wonders the nature has created. Reach Dobang and stay overnight there.
Dobang – Choriban Khola – 3110 m
The trek today will bring you face to face with the west face of Mt. Dhaulagiri. You are still following the Myagdi Khola on your trails. Mostly uphill walk today takes you about 5 hours to reach the destination for today, Choriban Khola. Stay overnight there.
Choroban Khola – Italian Base Camp – 3660 m
The walk today is very interesting as you will be walking on a glacier and the walk will also bring you the spectacular views of Tukche Peak, Dahulagiri and many other mountain peaks in the Himalayas. After about 7 hours of walk, you reach the Italian Base Camp to stay overnight.
Spend an extra day at the Italian Base Camp and take some small walks around to adjust yourself at the high altitude atmosphere. Stay overnight.
Italian Base Camp – Glacier Camp – 4210 m
A careful walk to the Glacier Camp today will take you to the elevation of 4210 meters above sea level. After about 6 hours of walk takes you to the Glacier camp where you will spend the night today.
Glacier Camp – Dhaulagiri Base Camp – 4740 m
The walk to day will go to the Dhaulagiri base camp at the elevation of 4740 meters above sea level. You will witness the incredible views of the Dhaulagiri mountain peaks today. Stay overnight.
Spend a day here at the base camp to acclimatize yourself for an even higher altitude that you are going tomorrow. Overnight at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp – Hidden Valley – 5200 m
After breakfast start the trek to the highest elevation of the entire trek, French Pass at 5360 meters above sea level, through the glacier and moraine. You will have a breathtaking view of the mountain peaks for the French Pass. All those mountain peaks surround the Hidden Valley which is the destination for today. All the impressive mountains in the Dhaulagiri range will leave you awestruck and make your stay at the Hidden Valley a fantastic one.
Hidden Valley – Yak Kharka – 3680 m
After an incredible time at the Hidden Valley, walk to Yak Kharka today crossing another beautiful mountain pass, Dhampus pass at the elevation of 5200 meters above sea level. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.
Yak Kharka – Jomsom – 2710 m
Walk to Jomsom today vial Marpha village alongside the Kali Gandaki river. Jomsom is a beautiful mountain town which is about 5 hours trekking distance from Yak Kharka. Stop at Marpha village to have a look on the beautiful apple orchards and apple brandy which is very famous local product.
Jomsom – Pokhara – 900 m
Take an early morning flight to Pokhara. A short mountain flight of 20 minutes will land you at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Drive to hotel and check in. Later, go for sightseeing tour of Pokhara. Boating, cave exploring etc.
Spend an extra day at Pokhara for some adventure sports like paragliding, zip lining, ultra-light flight, bungee jumping etc. or simply take a leisurely walk on the lake side; find some massage to relax.
Pokhara – Kathmandu
Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star category with breakfast
Half day Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language speaking city guide
Land transportation from Kathmandu to Bhandar
Domestic flight Lukla-Kathmandu
Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park permit
TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide
Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew
Tea House accommodation on twin or multi sharing basis during the trek
Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
Nepal entry visa
Domestic airport tax
Your Travel/Medical insurance
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Hot shower while on trek
Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service
Bar bills and laundry
Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost)