Duration
20 Days
Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Local culture
  • Thakali Food
Accommodation
  • 15 Nights eco lodge
  • 4-night hotel
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Three-times meals during the trek

Price

Reduced

$2850 USD

$2400 USD

10% Discount for Group

Overview & Highlights

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Highlights


  • Best trekking option for the adventure lovers
  • Rhododendron forest, ethnic group’s village, a forest of oaks, and Himalayan River
  • Stunning Himalayan views including Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, and many more peaks
  • Two Challenging passes, i.e., French Pass altitude of 5240 meters and Thapa Pass, an elevation of 5150 meter
  • Thakali people’s unique hospitality and foods
  • Tatopani – the natural hot spring

Overview of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek


Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the most challenging yet beautiful trekking trail of Nepal. If you are an admirer of Mountains, forest and Society then this is the best package. Peregrine Treks is happy to offer trekkers path full of tranquillity.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is mostly known as Hidden Valley. Therefore, this trekking region consists of enchanted land often overlooked. From Dhaulagiri Base Camp to high altitude passes trek travels. Acclimatization in Italian Camp offers magnificent views of mountains and terrain. Furthermore, the crossing of French Pass (5320m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m) is equally challenging.

The overall trekking experience is mixed with strenuous to more natural. Dhaulagiri Base Camp and its glacier camp are risky. The regular falling of stones might cause severe damage. However, expert guidance of Peregrine Treks team would make it safe. Recently opened the narrowest Gandaki Gorge could be fascinating as well. The astoundingly beautiful terraced farmlands give you authentic rural village environment as well. Dhaulagiri Trekking is a less populated area you’re your imagination flourish. You can witness Thakali and Tibetan culture of people on a single trip.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Itinerary

Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. All trip details will be discussed. Trekking crew members will be introduced.

Meals: Breakfast

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing will be done in coordination with our tour leader. Major UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE sites of Kathmandu will be visited.

Meals: Breakfast

Bus drive will take you to Beni of beautiful Myagdi district of Nepal via Lake City Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trekking starts from Beni to Babiachor. This is on the northern side of Myagdi Khola to Singa and Tatopani. The crossing of the suspension bridge to the southern part takes you to the village of Babiachor passing by Simalchour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trail passes by the wide valley and terraced farmland hills on both banks of the river. Passing by Shahashradhara village crossing Duk Khola River and finally, the valley narrows down. Trek ends for the day at Dharapani passing by fields of Rotorua.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the toughest day of the trekking. The steep climbing is required to reach Muri Village. The village is of Magar ethnic people, and it showcases the unique hospitality and culture of Magar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the beautiful day of descending trekking. Crossing stream, passing by the green fields and climbing the ridge would be magnificent. The best view of Mt. Ghustung is fantastic. Passing by lovely forests and farmlands, you will finally reach Boghara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The gentle walking downhill via terraced farmland to a little ridge trekkers reaches to Jordan. The route leading to the forest to Kapche Kharka and then climbing the uphill finally takes you to Dovan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trekking journey crossing the wooden bridge and ascending via wooded area takes place from Doing. The western face of Dhaulagiri starts to appear. From Charter, the trekking along the rocky area and stream takes you to Choriban Khola for overnight sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekkers follow the route passing by Chhonarban Glacier from where Tukuche Peak can be seen. Italian Base Camp presents astounding views of the Dhaulagiri series as well.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the rest day and acclimatization hiking or strolling around is needed for the high altitude trekking journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We are up early today to catch the more clear morning air. We must be careful today as the area is prone to stone fall as we pass through a narrow gorge — overnight camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekkers trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp for the fantastic feeling of High Mountain. The magnificent north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) highlights the skyline to our right. To the west, the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters) are seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Another rest day it is built-in for the acclimatization. The views are superb, and there is plenty to explore during the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After leaving the glacier trekkers to climb uphill through two hills before passing across the mountain flank and the glacier moraine. The gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley a gentle slope leads us to French Pass (5360 meters) and a genuinely fantastic view; a great mountain view opens up Mukut Himal(6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), surrounding the Hidden Valley. From French Pass, we trek along the right edge of the Hidden valley descending a little to Thapa Pass (5250m) situated between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6012m). From the pass, we drop a little to make camp at 5200 meters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we descend from the hidden valley to Dhampus Pass and continue to a lovely campsite at Yak Kharka, a perfect campground to enjoy the surroundings.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekkers descend to the picturesque village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchards. Apple Brandy is a local specialty. We trek north, up to the river valley to the town of Jomsom.

Meals:

After arriving Pokhara, You will go sightseeing in Pokhara Valley such as Devid Waterfall, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetian Refugee Camp, and Fewa Lake Boating

Meals: Breakfast

Today, We will drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus about 6/7 hours and you will enjoy in farewell party.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be returned back to your home country. If you have time, you can buy a gift for your family and friend.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Accommodation

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Kuti resort and local tea houses during the trek. The accommodations are made on a twin sharing basis. Single supplements can be served upon request but will cost an extra of USD 250. However, the only room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations. In the trekking area, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

Meals

During the trek, we have a variety of options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu, and we will have our lunches on the way to our destination. There will be welcome and farewell dinners with our trekkers.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Route Map

Departure Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Essential Information

Best season for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

 Autumn (mid-September to mid-November) and Spring (March to May) is the best season for this Dhaulagiri Trekking

Permits and regulations

 To trek this Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, you need Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and Trekker’ Information Management System. Our company will arrange such a permit for you. In the local level, there is their own rules and regulation, and you must accept those rules and regulations.

Accommodation & meals

This is not popular trekking in Nepal, so, there is not proper lodges and restaurants in the high altitude. So, we need to go camping for this trekking. The foods will be prepared in the camping kitchen; for this, we need to hire more porters to carry tents, sleeping bags, kitchen equipment, and foods.

 

Getting to and from the trailhead

We will start this Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek from Beni, which is 3 hours drive from Pokhara. The road up to Beni is right and well maintained. From Beni you need to start the hike and towards Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.

This trek finished in Jomsom, and we will take a flight from there. IF you want to extend your trekking, you can come to Beni by hike or also you can go to Poon Hill. This is the very tough trek in the world, and you must have previous hiking experience, and should be mentally and physically fit. If you want to climb Dhampus peak, you need necessary mountaineering skills like the use of crampons, ice axes, rope, etc.

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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Highlights


  • Best trekking option for the adventure lovers
  • Rhododendron forest, ethnic group’s village, a forest of oaks, and Himalayan River
  • Stunning Himalayan views including Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, and many more peaks
  • Two Challenging passes, i.e., French Pass altitude of 5240 meters and Thapa Pass, an elevation of 5150 meter
  • Thakali people’s unique hospitality and foods
  • Tatopani – the natural hot spring

Overview of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek


Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the most challenging yet beautiful trekking trail of Nepal. If you are an admirer of Mountains, forest and Society then this is the best package. Peregrine Treks is happy to offer trekkers path full of tranquillity.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is mostly known as Hidden Valley. Therefore, this trekking region consists of enchanted land often overlooked. From Dhaulagiri Base Camp to high altitude passes trek travels. Acclimatization in Italian Camp offers magnificent views of mountains and terrain. Furthermore, the crossing of French Pass (5320m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m) is equally challenging.

The overall trekking experience is mixed with strenuous to more natural. Dhaulagiri Base Camp and its glacier camp are risky. The regular falling of stones might cause severe damage. However, expert guidance of Peregrine Treks team would make it safe. Recently opened the narrowest Gandaki Gorge could be fascinating as well. The astoundingly beautiful terraced farmlands give you authentic rural village environment as well. Dhaulagiri Trekking is a less populated area you’re your imagination flourish. You can witness Thakali and Tibetan culture of people on a single trip.

Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. All trip details will be discussed. Trekking crew members will be introduced.

Meals: Breakfast

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing will be done in coordination with our tour leader. Major UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE sites of Kathmandu will be visited.

Meals: Breakfast

Bus drive will take you to Beni of beautiful Myagdi district of Nepal via Lake City Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trekking starts from Beni to Babiachor. This is on the northern side of Myagdi Khola to Singa and Tatopani. The crossing of the suspension bridge to the southern part takes you to the village of Babiachor passing by Simalchour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trail passes by the wide valley and terraced farmland hills on both banks of the river. Passing by Shahashradhara village crossing Duk Khola River and finally, the valley narrows down. Trek ends for the day at Dharapani passing by fields of Rotorua.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the toughest day of the trekking. The steep climbing is required to reach Muri Village. The village is of Magar ethnic people, and it showcases the unique hospitality and culture of Magar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the beautiful day of descending trekking. Crossing stream, passing by the green fields and climbing the ridge would be magnificent. The best view of Mt. Ghustung is fantastic. Passing by lovely forests and farmlands, you will finally reach Boghara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The gentle walking downhill via terraced farmland to a little ridge trekkers reaches to Jordan. The route leading to the forest to Kapche Kharka and then climbing the uphill finally takes you to Dovan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trekking journey crossing the wooden bridge and ascending via wooded area takes place from Doing. The western face of Dhaulagiri starts to appear. From Charter, the trekking along the rocky area and stream takes you to Choriban Khola for overnight sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekkers follow the route passing by Chhonarban Glacier from where Tukuche Peak can be seen. Italian Base Camp presents astounding views of the Dhaulagiri series as well.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the rest day and acclimatization hiking or strolling around is needed for the high altitude trekking journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We are up early today to catch the more clear morning air. We must be careful today as the area is prone to stone fall as we pass through a narrow gorge — overnight camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekkers trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp for the fantastic feeling of High Mountain. The magnificent north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) highlights the skyline to our right. To the west, the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters) are seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Another rest day it is built-in for the acclimatization. The views are superb, and there is plenty to explore during the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After leaving the glacier trekkers to climb uphill through two hills before passing across the mountain flank and the glacier moraine. The gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley a gentle slope leads us to French Pass (5360 meters) and a genuinely fantastic view; a great mountain view opens up Mukut Himal(6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), surrounding the Hidden Valley. From French Pass, we trek along the right edge of the Hidden valley descending a little to Thapa Pass (5250m) situated between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6012m). From the pass, we drop a little to make camp at 5200 meters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we descend from the hidden valley to Dhampus Pass and continue to a lovely campsite at Yak Kharka, a perfect campground to enjoy the surroundings.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekkers descend to the picturesque village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchards. Apple Brandy is a local specialty. We trek north, up to the river valley to the town of Jomsom.

Meals:

After arriving Pokhara, You will go sightseeing in Pokhara Valley such as Devid Waterfall, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetian Refugee Camp, and Fewa Lake Boating

Meals: Breakfast

Today, We will drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus about 6/7 hours and you will enjoy in farewell party.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be returned back to your home country. If you have time, you can buy a gift for your family and friend.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Three-star category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Room in best available lodge and camping including all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu tourist bus
  • Jomsom – Pokhara Flight Ticket
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city guided sightseeing in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
  • Trekking crew member salary, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are free services from the company.
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical Kit or essential medicine
  • All applicable government and local taxes

  • Nepal visa fee and International airfares
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, prior return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Kuti resort and local tea houses during the trek. The accommodations are made on a twin sharing basis. Single supplements can be served upon request but will cost an extra of USD 250. However, the only room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations. In the trekking area, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

Meals

During the trek, we have a variety of options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu, and we will have our lunches on the way to our destination. There will be welcome and farewell dinners with our trekkers.


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Best season for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

 Autumn (mid-September to mid-November) and Spring (March to May) is the best season for this Dhaulagiri Trekking

Permits and regulations

 To trek this Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, you need Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and Trekker’ Information Management System. Our company will arrange such a permit for you. In the local level, there is their own rules and regulation, and you must accept those rules and regulations.

Accommodation & meals

This is not popular trekking in Nepal, so, there is not proper lodges and restaurants in the high altitude. So, we need to go camping for this trekking. The foods will be prepared in the camping kitchen; for this, we need to hire more porters to carry tents, sleeping bags, kitchen equipment, and foods.

 

Getting to and from the trailhead

We will start this Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek from Beni, which is 3 hours drive from Pokhara. The road up to Beni is right and well maintained. From Beni you need to start the hike and towards Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.

This trek finished in Jomsom, and we will take a flight from there. IF you want to extend your trekking, you can come to Beni by hike or also you can go to Poon Hill. This is the very tough trek in the world, and you must have previous hiking experience, and should be mentally and physically fit. If you want to climb Dhampus peak, you need necessary mountaineering skills like the use of crampons, ice axes, rope, etc.

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