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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Trip code
Package name Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
Duration 22
Max. elevation 5360 m

Round Trip as per Itinerary

Accomodation Accommodation at teahouses/ lodges/ tent
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu, Beni and Dhaulagiri base camp and Jomsom and Pokhara to Kathmandu
Cost USD 0 per person



Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Dhaulagiri (8167 m / 26795 ft) is the seventh highest mountain in the world, and the single highest mountain completely located within the borders of only on country (Nepal). Captain William Webb who came in 1809 was the first European to set eyes on Mt. Dhaulagiri. The name Dhaulagiri comes from sanskrit where (Dhawala) means dazzling, white, beautiful and (Giri) means mountain.

Dhaulagiri is also known as the White Mountain. It is situated on the western side of the deep Kali Gandaki river george, about 40 miles northwest of Annapurna. It is the sixth highest peaks in Nepal in Myagdi District. The circuit trail makes its way through villages and terracced farmland, along rivers and georges and along glaciers and moraine with time to acclimatize before tackling the high passes. Therefore there is plenty of opportunity to take in the magnificient mountain vistas.

This region possesses a variety of flora and fauna. They are forests of oak and other deciduous trees and juniper forest, ferns, tinny alpine flowers and variety of rhododendrons. Similarly some of the Nepal's most beautiful animal and plant life are also found here. There are reports of many endangered species residing in this area including the elusive snow leopard and danphe bird are much talked-about sights among the visitors. This place is one of the few true wilderness areas accessible to trekkers in Nepal.

Best Season to Dhaulagiri Trekking

Trekking in Nepal is suitable at any season during the year. But the different seasons provides you different trip experience. Nepal goes through four seasons i.e spring, monsoon, autum, and winter. However, spring and autum is is considered as the best time to visit Dhaulagiri trekking. The sky is clear with moderate temperature and astonishing views of the mountains. The forests are clean and greens and blooms various wild flowers which makes the surrounding pleasant. Its a time to regenerates nature natural beauty. On the other hand you can also trek during the winter and monsoon season as well. But it can be challenging and thrilling during these seasons.

Foods and Accommodations

Simply, Dhaulagiri trekking is a camps trek, trekkers mostly stay in camps during night. There is no facility of lodges and tea houses while you ascends to higher elevation. You will have to set up tents and camps. The meals will be cooked by the porters who are well trained in cooking. Until Pakoban you can find tea houses and hotels for the stay. There you can have a private room if you want to or you can share the room with your teammates. 

Guide and Porters

Nepal Tourism Board mentioned that, " all the trekkers are required to obtain services of licensed trekking guide and to obtain TIMS card through authorized trekking agencies registered with the government pf Nepal." 

Our guides and porters are technically competent and they always carry essential safety equipment, gear, and first aid kids. Your safety is our first concern. So, we assure that you are in a safe hand and make sure you will fully enjoy the trip in Nepal.

Altitude Sickness

It is common in mountains above the altitude of 3000 m from sea level. Generally, it occurs when you travel to a high altitude too quickly. Here are some of the symptoms: headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, shortness of breath etc. and its preventive measures are as follows:

stop and rest where you are

make sure you're drinking enough water

do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise

eating foods and drinking fluids that contain carbs

Travel Insurance

Any trek in Nepal demands travel insurance. Before buying it, read the insurance documentation thoroughly and understand the coverage. While buying ensure that it covers high altitude trekking, emergency, hiking, mountaineering, and adventure sports. Travel insurance offer you with peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an unforeseen accident.


Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu Then Transfer To Hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing on car/van / perparing for trekking

Day 3 : Drive to Beni from Kathmandu.

Day 4 : Beni to Babiyachaur (950 m)

Day 5 : Babiyachaur to Phedi (1100 m)

Day 6 : Phedi to Sibang (1800 m)

Day 7 : Sibang to Jugepani (1500 m)

Day 8 : Jugepani to Bagar (2000 m)

Day 9 : Bagar to Dovan (2500 m)

Day 10 : Dovan to Sallaghari (3100 m)

Day 11 : Sallaghari to Italiyan base camp (3500 m)

Day 12 : Rest day / Italiyan base camp

Day 13 : Italiyan base camp to Japanese base camp (4000 m)

Day 14 : Japanese base camp to Dhaulagiri base camp (4700 m)

Day 15 : Dhaulagiri base camp to Hidden valley (5166 m)

Day 16 : Hidden valley to Kalopani (4900 m)

Day 17 : Kalopani to Yak kharka (3500 m)

Day 18 : Yak kharka to Marpha (2600 m)

Day 19 : Marpha to Jomsom (2675 m)

Day 20 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.

Day 21 : drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 22 : Depature to International Airport


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