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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

dhaulagiri circuit trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, is popular, Rugged trek to the west of the Annapurna’s starting from Pokhara and following the Myagdi Khola to its source at the Chhonbardan Glacier, seventh highest mountain in the world is known as Dhaulagiri having s8000m peaks for climbing in the Himalayas.Dhaulagiri lies north-west of Pokhara culminating to its highest point at the eastern end. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek/Around Dhaulagiri Trekking span the remote wilderness in the western Nepal. It is a demanding trail, that has a status of being precarious and rough around the edges. It is dedicated to the adventurous hearts and for the climbing teams. The magnificent white Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m) and its glacial transverse offer exciting seceneries in this trek. In terms of its rise above local terrain where it rises to 700m over the Kali Gandaki George to the south east in about 30km of aerial distance so it is almost unique in the world


Encountering the waxy transverse and hanging into the rocky slopes, there is one hidden valley from Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the foot of the north face. When you trek up the side of the glacier and over the French Col to enter from that hidden valley you have option to climb the non-technical Dhampus peak (6060m).Heading through the hidden valleys of the Dhaulagiri round and the exciting valleys of the Kali Gandaki, the Dhaulagiri trek gears down at Jomsom. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is an Adventurous and it means an Exploration of the wild nature. There we can see world’s deepest gorge. It is white in color so it has translate to white mountain and it is known as white mountain in the world.Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of amazing trek and it is quite difficult for climbers because of its circuit. Along the way there are spectacular views across to the Annapurnas and up into the arid steppes of Mustang


Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Epic Adventures. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Epic Adventures display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel.  Included meals:


DAY 02: Fly or drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) (flight at extra cost): 30 minutes flight.

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, or by tourist bus to the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane.Overnight at Pokhara. Included meals: B.L.


Day 03 : Trek to Sibang(1770m.)6 to 7 hrs. walk

We set off trekking,passing through several villages en route to the ridge-top settlement of Dharapani. We have lunch here,then continue our trek via Takam to Sibang(1770m).Stay overnight in Sibang. Included meals: B.L.D.


Day 04 : Trek to Naura Bhir(1450m.) 6 to 7 hrs.walk

Today we trek to the large village of Muri where we stay for lunch,before continuing our ascent of the Myagdi Khola valley to Naura Bhir(1450m).Stay overnight in Naura Bhir. Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 05 : Trek to Lapche Kharka(2000m.) 7 to 8 hrs. walk

We trek northwards,still following the Myagdi Khola, to the village of Baghara.We descend to the river before climb.Stay overnight in Lapche Kharka. Included meals: B.L.D.


Day 06: Trek to Sallaghari (2500m.) 6 to 7 hrs. walk

The trail continues climbing through forest to the open grazing area of Dobang. After lunch, continue to Sallaghari (2500m) where we make camp.Stay overnight in Sallaghari.Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 07: trek to Italian Base Camp(3660m.) 4 to 5 hrs. walk.

Today, we trek through a forested area and across moraine to reach the area known as the ‘Italian Basecamp’ (3660m) where we make our camp below the stupendous west face of Dhaulagiri.Overnight at Italian base camp. Included meals: B.L.D.


Day 08: Trek to Japanese Camp (4200m.) 3 to 4 hrs. walk

Continuing our ascent of the Myangdi Khola, we make the short but steep climb to our next camp known as ‘Japanese Camp’ or Chhonbardan Glacier Camp (4200m). There are great views of the Dhaulagiri peaks.bing again to the herders camp at Lapche Kharka(2000m).Stay overnight in Japanese Camp. Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 09: Rest day at Japanese Camp

We are now above 4,000 metres and our next camp will be at 4700meters so it is important that we include an acclimatization day prior to going higher.A good day for resting and catching up with the laundry. Stay overnight in Japanese Camp. Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 10 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp(4748m.) 7 to 8 hrs walk

Today,we trek across moraine of the Dhaulagiri West Icefall to reach Dhaulagiri Basecamp(4748m)which we should reach in time for lunch.We set up camp here in a fantastic location completely surrounded by Himalayan peaks.Stay overnight in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 11 : Rest at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

After our significant recent height gain, we take a rest day here to help with our acclimatization. Stay overnight in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.Included meals:B.L.D.



Day 12 : Trek to Hidden Valley(5120m,6 to7 hrs. Walk 9km)via French Pass(5360m)

An early start,crossing moraine to eventually reach a ridge that takes us up to the easy angled snow slopes leading to the French Pass(5360m).we cross the pass to reach the ‘Hidden Valley’behind Dhaulagiri where we make camp at 5120meters.Stay overnight in Hidden Valley. Stay overnight in Hidden valley.Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 13: Rest day at Hidden Valley

The Hidden Valley is a great place for a spot of exploration.This day also serves as a spare or contingency day in the case of delays up to this point. Stay overnight in Hidden Valley.Included meals:B.L.D.



.Day 14 : Trek to Yak Kharaka(3837m,8 to9 hrs. Walk 14km)via Dhampus Pass.

We climb back up to the level of the French Pass at the other end of the valley and then make the high transverse across to the slightly lower Dhampus Pass(5280m).Once over the pass,we descend steeply to our camp at Yak Kharka(3827m).Stay overnight in Yak Kharaka.Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 15: Trek to Jomson(2736m,9km,4 to 5 hrs. walk)

Today we descend 1000metres to the floor of the Kali Gandaki Valley and the pretty village of Marpha(2667m) on the Annapurna Circuit. A short trek north then takes us to Jomsom(2736m).Stay overnight in jomson.Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 16: Fly to Pokhara fromJomsom(35mins flight)

We take the exciting flight to Pokhara, where we check in at a hotel and have the rest of the day to explore this pictures que lakeside town, with its spectacular Annapurna views.Stay overnight in Pokhara.Included meals:B.L.D.


Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hrs drive

After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu. It will be better to sit on the left side of the bus to enjoy the scenery along the way. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel and we spend a leisurely afternoon, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, in the evening, there will be dinner and Cultural show hosted by Epic Adventures. Included meals:B.D.


Day 18: Farewell Friend

We are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organise the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Epic Adventures will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals:B


Important Note : Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.





•All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.

•All the required domestic flights as per the itinerary.

•All the necessary trekking permits and official paper works.

•All the surface transportation as per the itinerary.

•2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive bed and breakfast.

•Full board meals prepared by our expert cook during the trekking period.

•Tented accommodation during the trek.

•Nepal government license holder local trekking guide.

•Required supporting porters and mules to carry your luggage, foods and camping equipments.

•Government trained  guide  necessary no. Of porters with their insurance, salary and  meals

•National park entry fees and TIMS permit card

•All Domestic Flights according to the itinerary in fixed wing aircraft

•Foods, Salary, accommodation and accidental insurance of all the trekking staffs.

•Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

•A comprehensive medical kit box



•International airfare

•Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods

•Extra porter for the personal day bag pack

•Helicopter charter and all accommodation on flight cancellation due to bad weather

•Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not within our control

•Personal Travel Insurance

•Tips to staffs





Trip Fact
Activity : Trekking
Trip Length : 18 days
Difficulty : Medium/Hard
Start - End : KTM-KTM
Highest Altitude : 5360m.
Season : Trekking