Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Hidden Valley trek with French Pass

Duration Duration 20 Days
Meals Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Three-times meals during the trek
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 15 Nights eco-lodge
  • 4-night hotel
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
Price Reduced US$ 2850 Price Starts From US$ 2400
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5360 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the most challenging yet beautiful trekking trail in Nepal. This is the best package if you admire the mountains, forests, and Society. Peregrine Treks is happy to offer trekkers a path full of tranquillity.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is mainly 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, crossing French Pass (5320m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m) is equally challenging.

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, an altitude of 5240 meters, and Thapa Pass, an elevation of 5150 meters
  • Thakali people’s unique hospitality and foods
  • Tatopani – the natural hot spring

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

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Routes

It is sporadic in trekking trails of Nepal. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek because it consists of different trek junctions. After all, it touches Annapurna Circuit Trek and Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. The Beautiful village of Apple called Marpha will be a fantastic Thakali cultural trip. Marpha to Jomsom, the windiest town of Lower Mustang, provides a Himalayan Mountain experience. From Jomsom, the scenic flight will take you back to Pokhara. Therefore, diversified locations, high passes, and mountains make this Dhaulagiri region trekking majestic.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek would be once in a lifetime trekking journey. Among the beaten trekking trail of Nepal, it is the most beautiful one. Book your trip to Dhaulagiri Base Camp with Peregrine Treks & Expedition. Witness diversified Nepal in a single journey. We are always ready to provide impeccable hospitality to trekkers. Therefore, feel the difference between us. Choose a wilderness holiday and bless by Mother Nature.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    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

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

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

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Drive to Beni (850m) Duration: 8-9 hrs

    The bus drive will take you to Beni of, the beautiful Myagdi district of Nepal, via Lake City Pokhara.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04: Trek to Babiyachour

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1400m) Duration: 6 hrs

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek to Muri (1800m) Duration: 5 hrs

    This is the most challenging day of trekking. 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

  • Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2080m) Duration: 6 hrs

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08 Trek to Dobang (2520m) Duration: 5 hrs

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09: Trek to ChoribanKhola (3110m) Duration: 5 hrs

    The trekking journey crossing the wooden bridge and ascending via a 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

  • Day 10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) Duration: 7 hrs

    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

  • Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 12: Trek to Glacier Camp (4210m) Duration: 6 hrs

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) Duration: 7 hrs

    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

  • Day 14 Acclimatization and Rest Day

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 15: Cross French Pass (5360m) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200m) Duration: 6 hrs

    After leaving the glacier, trekkers 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.

    We trek along the right edge of the Hidden valley from French Pass, 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

  • Day 16 Cross Dhampus Pass (5200m), and trek to Yak Kharka (3680m) Duration: 6 hrs

    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

  • Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2710m) Duration: 5 hrs

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 18: Fly to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 20-minutes

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

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu by drive

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

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 20: Departure to your country

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

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

    • Airport Transfers by car and Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
    • Three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (breakfast included)
    • Basic lodge accommodation during the trek with three-times meals
    • Jomsom – Pokhara air fare
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with entrance fees, private car, and tour guide
    • Trekking guide and porter with their insurance, salary, accommodation, meals, and transportation
    • Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Permit and TIMS
    • Applicable taxes

What is excluded

    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of prior return from Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
    • Accidental, Medical, Search, and Rescue Insurance
    • Personal expenses like laundry, bar bill, hot water shower, extra porter, tipping, etc


We will be accommodated at Samsara Resort or a similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided with Teeka 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 USD 250. However, only a 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.


During the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, we have various 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.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.

Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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