Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal (Local tour/trekking agency in Nepal)
Round Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking
  • Total Duration:19 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy to Challenging
  • Max Elevation:5360 Mtr.
  • Best Time:March to November

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is a strenuous trek, through high alpine pastures, higher passes and serene and uninhabited valleys. Everyone is familiar with the name Dhaulagiri which is in the western part of Nepal, probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. The simple reason behind it is that it consists of more than fifteen 7,000m magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.

Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking routes start after an 8-hour scenic drive from Kathmandi to Beni, from Beni you head in a north-westerly direction through the villages of Babichour, Dorbang and Darapani to Muri, from where you head north still keeping to the banks of the Myagdi Khola. Muri is the last major settlement along this trail and is inhabited by people of the Magar tribe, of Mongoloid stock and descended from the early settlers of the Nepalese middle hills. From Muri, you head north along the Myagdi Khola through the villages of Baghara, Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. Beyond Pakoban there are no permanent settlements. Still heading north you skirt the Chhanbardan Glacier, keeping on its left side, to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp from where magnificent mountain vistas are available. Head north-east from the Base Camp and climb the steep incline to the French Pass (5,360m), between Tukche Peak (6,920m) and Sita Chuchura (6,611m). Heading east you descend a little and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250m), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012m) from where you begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. From Alubari, the trail further descends to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and then heads north to Jomsom from where you fly back to Pokhara.
For those who have got enough time there is an option of continuing to trek down to Kalopani, Tatopani, Ghorepani then into Pokhara.

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu (1345meters).
Upon your arrival at kathmandu Airport you will be met our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after your breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. Places we visit Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktpur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu- Beni (850meters) 10 Hours .
After your breakfast, you drive to Beni by Public Bus. The drive should take 10 hours and you'll find most of the scenery very enjoyable. Beni is the district headquarters and has a police check post where your trekking permits will be examined. Beni is at the confluence of the Myagdi Khola and the Kali Gandaki.

Day 04: T Beni - Babiachor (950 meters) 5 hours.
Leaving Beni and Kali Gandaki the trek heads west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani (hot springs). Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river, the trail makes a little half loop before crossing another bridge, near the village of Simalchour, back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babichor.

Day 05: Babiachor - Dharapani (1,400meters) 6 hours.
The valley widens and terraced hills develop on both sides of the river. The trail is fairly level and you pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again and terraces disappear on either side of the river. Continue to the village of Dharapani.

Day 06: Dharapani - Muri (1,850meters) 5 hours.
After crossing the river to its West Bank as you leave Phedi the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. Again the trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri. Continue your trek to Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up an incline to the snout of the ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1810meters). Cross the Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Muri - Boghara (2080meters) 6 hours.
Descend a little, cross a stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 meters). Descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along its West Bank to the village of Naura from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch-backs, then descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara (2080 meters). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Boghara - Dobang (2,520meters) 5 hours.
The trail first descends through terraced fields to a small ridge, then through a forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in this part. After the settlement a high winding path crosses a rocky area which then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is on single hut. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the level area at Dobang. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Dobang - Choriban Khola (3,110meters) 5 hours.
After crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Choriban - Italian Base Camp (3,660meters) 7 hours.
Follow a trail to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right. Tukche Peak (6837 meters) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Italian Base Camp (3660 meters), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Italian Base Camp.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be "tuned" for the even higher altitudes to come. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Italian Base Camp - Glacier Camp (4210meters) 6 hours.
Set up early in the morning when the weather is expected to be clear. This Trail is prone to stone fall, which passes through a narrow gorge. Today we stay overnight near at glacier. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13- Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740meters) 7 hours.
This is one of our adventurous days to Dhaulagiri base camp. From here you can look up at the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters) dominating the skyline to your right. To the west are peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751meters), Dhaulagiri III (7715 meters) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 meters). In front of you is the impressive icefall that descends from the north east col. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Pass (5360 meters) - HiddenValley (5200meters) 6 hours.After the glacier you climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, then cutts across the mountain flank and the moraine you enter a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley. Climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5360 meters). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to see Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters) and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 meters) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. From French Pass you continue along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altitude to Thapa Pass (5250meters) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 meters). Descending from Thapa Pass you will make it to camp at 5200 meters. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15: HiddenValley - Dhampus Pass (5200 meters) - Yak Kharka (3,680meters) 6 hours. Descend from the hidden valley to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site to enjoy the surroundings. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Yak Kharka - Jomsom (2,710meters) 5 hours.
Descend to the village of Marpha, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Continue north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom.

Day 17: Jomsom - Pokhara (900 meters) .
Today 35 minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Pokhara – Kathmandu. 7 hours.
Drive pokhara to kathmandu by Tourist standard public Bus. back at the hotel in Kathmandu . If you are interested in continuing Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. Overnight at hotel. ( Optional )

Day 19: Departure. our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal 3 Hours advance in schedule your flight..

 

Cost Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus as per Group Size.
  • Standard accommodation in Three star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included on twin sharing basis.
  • Standard accommodation in two star hotel in Pokhara breakfast included on twin sharing basis.
  • Guide city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by car / van / bus.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide, cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu by Public Bus.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International & Domestic airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Permits and Fees.
  • Jomsom –Pokhara Flight Airfare
  • Single Supplement.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • services not mentioned above.

Trip Dates and Costs

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Note: If the above departures dates are not matched for you may request own your suitable date!

Useful Info

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Nepal
Department of Immigration Nepal
Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Nepal Association of Tour & Travel Agents(NATTA)
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
Nepal Tourism Board
Village Tourism Promotion Forum-Nepal
Kathmandu Environmental Education Project Nepal
Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal
National Trust for Nature Conservation Nepal
Department of national Park in Nepal
Trip Advisor
Travel Insurance
Online Application form for Nepal Tourist visa
http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa 

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