Dhaulagiri Round Trek
The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is a long hike that takes you through forests, cultivated terraced hills, uninhabited valleys, high, windswept passes, and alpine pastures. This is a challenging trek that requires a high level of fitness because it involves crossing two passes—the French Pass at 5,360 meters and the Dhampus Pass at 5,200 meters—as well as the Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 4,740 meters. However, this trek's rewards include stunning views of Tukuche Peak (6,920 meters), Dhaulagiri I (8,167 meters), Dhaulagiri ii (7,751 meters), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 meters), and Dhaulagiri V (7,618 meters) with good stamina and basic mountaineering skills.
The Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge, is above Dhaulagiri, and the circuit route offers stunning views of the entire Dhaulagiri range. Dhaulagiri, which was discovered in 1808 and stands at 8,167 meters, was thought to be the world's highest mountain until Kanchenjunga took that title 30 years later; later to be removed by Mount Everest! A French team discovered the Dhaulagiri Circuit route in the 1950s, resulting in the French Pass, which leads into Hidden Valley, a lonely area.
Along rivers, gorges, glaciers, and moraines, the circuit trail winds through villages and terraced farmland. There will be plenty of time to acclimate before tackling the high passes, so you can take in the stunning mountain views.
1-2Arrival In Kathmandu And Preparation For The Trek
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, one of our representatives will welcome and escort you to the booked hotel. On the second day, we will initiate our official procedure including travel permit, bag pack, shopping, documentation, and briefing about our expedition. Additionally, you will also be able to greet other traveling companions.Meals B/BHighlights Arrival In Kathmandu And Preparation For The TrekAccommodation HOTEL
36-7 Hours Of Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara
After an early breakfast, we will drive from the capital to Pokhara on the third day. You will be able to freshen up after a seven-hour drive through the Prithvi highway. Although the roads are a bit bumpy, you will definitely cherish the view of river Trishuli, Manakamana Cable car, and diversified hilly habitation through the window of the bus. If we reach in time, we will be fortunate enough to amble on the glorious streets of Pokhara experiencing an exquisite sight of Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis fall, and many more.Meals B/BHighlights 6-7 Hours Of Drive From Kathmandu To PokharaAccommodation HOTEL
4Six Hours Drive From Pokhara To Darbang (1,180m)
On the fourth day of our trip, we will drive to Darbang (1180m) where one can relish exquisite views of River Kali Gandaki and snow-capped peaks through the window of the vehicle on the way. We will spend an overnight in Darbang and prepare for the next day.Meals B,L,DHighlights Six Hours Drive From Pokhara To Darbang (1,180m)Accommodation LODGE/TEA HOUSE
5Trek From Darbang (1,180m) To Sibang (1,750m), 6 Hrs
Our trek starts from Darbang (1180m) with an aim of reaching Sibang (1750m) on the fifth day. We will initiate to gain elevation where we will arrive at Dharapani, a small ridge that gifts some magnificent views of Gurja Himal, Mt Dhaulagiri, and Hiuchuli. After crossing Dharapani, we will reach Sibang and rest for the night.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek From Darbang (1,180m) To Sibang (1,750m), 6 HrsAccommodation LODGE/TEA HOUSE
6Trek From Sibang (1,750m) To Jugepani (2,000m), 6 Hrs Trek
Our trek resumes from Sibang (1750m) as we will head to Jugepani (2000m), a small village that has been assisting hundreds of trekkers for many years who come to explore the Dhaulagiri Region. The path to Jugepani will start ascending as we will pass through numerous villages and dense hills.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek From Sibang (1,750m) To Jugepani (2,000m), 6 Hrs TrekAccommodation TEA HOUSE/LODGE
7Trek From Jugepani (2,000m) To Baghara (2,080m), 7 Hrs Trek
Following our travel schedule, we will start our trek to Baghara (2,080m) at the earliest hour as it will be an exhausting trekking day. Despite hiking for several long hours, you will be mesmerized by some breathtaking landscapes and reach Baghara in a blink of an eye.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek From Jugepani (2,000m) To Baghara (2,080m), 7 Hrs TrekAccommodation TEA HOUSE/LODGE
8Trek From Baghara (2,080m) To Dobang (2,260m), 6 Hrs
As we continue to elevate, the path will be more thrilling and challenging. We will persist our trek to Dobang (2260m) from Baghara (2080m) observing some incredible sights of Myagdi River and terraced fields and rest at Dobang for an overnight.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek From Baghara (2,080m) To Dobang (2,260m), 6 HrsAccommodation TEA HOUSE/LODGE
9Trek From Dobang (2,260m) To Sallighari (3,100m), 5 Hrs
On the ninth day of our trek, we will continue to ascend to Sallighari (3100m) which offers some brilliant views of the pine forest, and rest in a tented camp overnight.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek From Dobang (2,260m) To Sallighari (3,100m), 5 HrsAccommodation CAMPING
10Trek From Sallighari (3,100m) To Italian Base Camp (3,600m), 4 Hrs
It will be a relaxing hike as we will resume our trek from Sallighari (3100m) aiming to reach the first base camp of our expedition, Italian Base Camp (3600m) where you will be presented with some eye-catching sights of Mt Dhaulagiri, Gurja Himal and many more.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek From Sallighari (3,100m) To Italian Base Camp (3,600m), 4 HrsAccommodation CAMPING
After trekking relentlessly for ten days, we will halt at the Italian Base Camp and acclimatize for a day. It will aid you to gain a higher altitude in the following days of our trek. Meanwhile, you can cherish some bewitching views that the place offers.Meals B,L,DHighlights Acclimatization DayAccommodation CAMPING
12Trek From Italian Base Camp (3,600m) To Chhonrdan Glacier (4,200m), 5 Hrs
The trek will start getting more adventurous as we endeavor to cross Chhonrdan Glacier (4,200m). Our experience trekking guides will assist you to cross the glacier using ropes.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek From Italian Base Camp (3,600m) To Chhonrdan Glacier (4,200m), 5 HrsAccommodation CAMPING
13-14Trek To Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m) From Chhonrdan Glacier (4,200m) And Acclimatisation Day
After a scrumptious breakfast at Chhonrdan Glacier, we will resume our trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp which is elevated at 4600m. As we approach the base camp, we will be bestowed with some glorious landscapes of heavenly mountain peaks. Following our arrival at Dhaulagiri Base Camp, we will hike for a short distance and rehearse climbing for we must prepare for higher elevations on the fourteenth day.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek To Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m) From Chhonrdan Glacier (4,200m) And Acclimatisation DayAccommodation CAMPING
15Cross French Col (5,400m) From Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m) And Camp At The Hidden Valley (5,050m), 8 Hrs
The fifteenth day of our expedition will be tough as we will trek for eight long hours. While ascending to the French Col (5400m), we will encounter a steep moraine which could be slightly challenging. After reaching French Col, your exhaustion will be wiped away by some mesmerizing sights. We will descend down to the Hidden Valley (5050m) and camp overnight.Meals B,L,DHighlights Cross French Col (5,400m) From Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m) And Camp At The Hidden Valley (5,050m), 8 HrsAccommodation CAMPING
16Ascent Dhampus Peak (6,060) And Return Back To The Base Camp, 8-9 Hrs
The sixteenth day marks the most significant day of our trek. We will start our climb early in the morning. The climb to the summit of Dhampus Peak is arduous and tiring. Our guides will assist you to cross the final 60m ice bar using ropes. As soon as you glorify the summit, you will be able to behold the elegant Kaligandaki River and numerous mountain peaks from the Annapurna Range. We will descend back to the camp instantly and rest for the night.Meals B,L,DHighlights Ascent Dhampus Peak (6,060) And Return Back To The Base Camp, 8-9 HrsAccommodation CAMPING
17Descend To Marpha (2,650m), 8 Hrs
After experiencing the summit of Dhampus Peak, we will descend to Marpha (2650m), the apple capital of Nepal. We will initiate to descend by the Kaligandaki riverbank and reach Marpha after a eight-hour hike. As soon as we arrive at Marpha, you will be able to visit several apple orchards and get to taste different apple products.Meals B,L,DHighlights Descend To Marpha (2,650m), 8 HrsAccommodation HOTEL
18Trek To Jomsom (2,700m) From Marpha (2,650m), 5 Hrs
Following our travel schedule, we will trek to Jomsom (2700m), the most facilitated town in the entire Annapurna Region as it will be our last day of the trek. We will enjoy a convenient overnight stay in Jomsom and prepare for our flight to Pokhara and Kathmandu for the following day.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek To Jomsom (2,700m) From Marpha (2,650m), 5 HrsAccommodation HOTEL
19Fly Back To Pokhara – Fly Back To Kathmandu
After an early breakfast, we will fly back to Pokhara. The flight is a unique experience as it will fly you through an enormous gorge that lies between The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges. After a scrumptious lunch in Pokhara, we will catch a plane and fly back to Kathmandu as per our travel schedule.Meals B/BHighlights Fly Back To Pokhara – Fly Back To KathmanduAccommodation HOTEL
Our trip to Dhampus Peak through Dhaulagiri Circuit will end on this day. However, you will return home with infinite memories locked in your memory for eternity. One of our representatives will escort you to Tribhuwan International Airport and bid you a cordial farewell before your scheduled flight.MealsHighlights Final DepartureAccommodation
- Airport pickup and drop off in a private car as per schedule.
- Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with a bed and breakfast basis.
- As per the schedule, meals during trek Darbang to Jomson include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, or Coffee (3 cups of tea in a day).
- All the necessary paper works and conversation entry permits.
- Annapurna Conservation Fee.
- TIMS card
- Jomson-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight fare.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Darbang tourist Bus.
- Accommodations in lodges/tea houses (Twin beds basic sharing).
- An experienced Government licensed guide with fluent English
- 1 porter for 2 members for carrying personal gear.
- Salary, Food, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
- Emergency oxygen bottle with mask regulator. (If used, an additional cost of oxygen)
- Medical basic kit (Please consult your doctor and prepare medicine for yourself)
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant.
- All Government taxes
- International airfares
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Personal clothing, climbing gear & equipment.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Travel insurance
- Rescue evocation in case of need items of personal nature
- Personal Expenses
- Any kinds of Alcohol drinks, cold drinks, phone calls, internet, battery charging, laundry on trek
- Bottle or boiled water during the trek
- Tips for Guide, porter
- Entrance fees in the monastery, temple during in Kathmandu or Pokhara and during the trek.
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