Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

19 Days

Trip Info

  • Lodge/Homestay
  • March to May(Spring) & September to November(Autumn)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 4,740m

Trip Info

  • Lodge/Homestay
  • March to May(Spring) & September to November(Autumn)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 4,740m


The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek offers a thrilling and challenging expedition through the remote and less-explored western Himalayas of Nepal. This trek is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, encircling the seventh-highest mountain globally, Dhaulagiri. Trekkers embark on a journey that takes them through subtropical forests, traditional villages, and terraced fields, providing an authentic cultural experience. As the trek progresses, participants ascend through alpine meadows, high mountain passes like the French Pass and Dhampus Pass, and glaciers, offering unparalleled views of the majestic Dhaulagiri massif and surrounding peaks.

This adventure is a true wilderness experience, attracting those seeking solitude and a deep connection with nature. The challenging terrain adds an adventurous element to the trek, making it ideal for those who crave both physical exertion and awe-inspiring scenery. The Dhaulagiri Circuit also appeals to nature enthusiasts, as the trail boasts diverse flora and fauna. Overall, this trek is a rewarding journey that not only tests one’s physical limits but also provides a sense of accomplishment amid the pristine and untouched beauty of the Himalayas.

For trekkers seeking an escape from the crowds, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek promises an unforgettable and off-the-beaten-path Himalayan adventure. With its remote nature and unique route, this trek stands out as a remarkable opportunity for those who yearn to explore the untamed wilderness and immerse themselves in the grandeur of the Himalayan landscape.


  • Explore the mesmerizing landscapes surrounding Dhaulagiri, the world's seventh-highest mountain, with breathtaking panoramic views throughout the trek.
  • Conquer challenging terrains
  • Discover the rich biodiversity of the region
  • Traverse through varieties of traditions


Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, and spend the first day exploring the vibrant city. On the second day, take a guided tour of cultural and historical landmarks, preparing for the trek.

On the second day, take a guided tour of cultural and historical landmarks, preparing for the trek.

Start the journey with a scenic drive to Beni, followed by a trek to Babichaur, a charming village surrounded by lush greenery.

Hike through terraced fields and traditional villages, reaching Dharapani, a picturesque settlement offering a glimpse into the local lifestyle.

Continue the ascent through forests and cross suspension bridges, arriving at Muri, a tranquil village with stunning mountain views.

Trek through rhododendron and oak forests, descending to the Myagdi Khola, and ascend to Boghara, a charming village with terraced fields.

Traverse through dense forests and terrains, reaching Dobang, a serene location surrounded by Himalayan landscapes.

Ascend through the beautiful Himalayan wilderness, crossing the Italian Base Camp and reaching Choriban Khola for a breathtaking mountain panorama.

Take a day to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitude, exploring the surroundings and preparing for the challenging days ahead.

Continue the ascent to the Italian Base Camp, surrounded by stunning peaks and glaciers, offering a unique Himalayan experience.

Reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp, marveling at the grandeur of the Dhaulagiri massif, surrounded by towering peaks and vast glaciers.

Spend a day acclimatizing at the Dhaulagiri Base Camp and exploring the surrounding glaciers and icefalls.

Embark on a challenging day crossing the French Pass, offering breathtaking views, and descend to the Hidden Valley for a unique overnight stay.

Conquer the Dhampus Pass, enjoying panoramic mountain views, and descend to Yak Kharka, a picturesque grazing area.

Descend through the scenic village of Marpha, famous for its apple orchards, and reach Jomsom, a gateway to the Mustang region.

Take a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, where you can relax, enjoy the lakeside atmosphere, and reflect on the trek.

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu, allowing for more exploration or relaxation in the capital city.

Spend the last days shopping for souvenirs or exploring additional sights in Kathmandu before departing home on the 20th day.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop off-service (by car)
  • Trekking Guide (English speaking)
  • Porter (2 person=1porter)
  • Accommodation (shared, tea house)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Trekking Equipments

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Gear
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation


Is the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek suitable for beginners?

No, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a challenging and strenuous trek that involves high altitudes, steep ascents and descents, and varied terrain. It is recommended for experienced trekkers with good physical fitness and prior trekking experience in the Himalayas.

How difficult is the trek, and what kind of fitness level is required?

The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is considered challenging and demands a good level of physical fitness. Trekkers should be prepared for long daily walks, steep ascents and descents, and changing weather conditions. Prior trekking experience at high altitudes and a regular fitness regimen are recommended.

What type of permits are required for the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek?

Trekkers need both the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. Additionally, if the trek includes Upper Mustang, special permits may be required. It’s essential to obtain these permits through a registered trekking agency or the relevant government offices in Kathmandu.

Are there teahouses or lodges along the trekking route, or is camping necessary?

The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek features a combination of teahouses and camping. While there are basic teahouses in some villages, certain sections of the trek, especially around the high passes, may require camping. Trekkers should be prepared for both options and ensure they have the necessary equipment if camping is part of the itinerary.

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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
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