This remote and challenging trek for the more adventurous walker circles Dhaulagiri, the seventh highes mountain in the world. Its name means "white Mountain": towering in solitary splendour, this magnificent peak rises as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. Dhaulagiri is rarely visited and the valleys and villages surrounding it are unspoiled and unchanged .Our trek takes us across the kali Gandaki River and then north into the heart of the massif; from the base camp we come to the high point of our trek, the traverse of French Pass 5,360m, the hidden Valley and Dhampus Pass 5182m a high level; route which brings us back to the upper Kali Gandaki Valley in Jomsom. From here we, either, fly bnack to Kathmandu via Pokhara or we can continue from Jomsom till Birerthaqnti or to Pokhara.
Fact Of The Trek
Trek Duration : 16 Days
Maximum Altitude : 5322m.
Hotel Kathmandu / Pokhara : 6 nights
Trip Grade : Moderate
Best Season : Spring :- Mar – Apr – May, Autumn :- Aug - Sept – Oct
Day to Day Itinerary of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.
Days 01 :
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Days 02 :
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Days 03 :
Drive or fly to Pokhara. On arrival you will transfer to Hotel for your overnight stay. During day time you can do a sight seeing to Davisfall, Mahadev Cave, Tibetain Refugee Camp or boating in Fewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel. B.B
Days 04 :
Drive to Beni 671m trek to Singa. 853m. Overnight at Camp. B.L.D.
Days 05 :
Singa trek to Darbang 1,073m. Overnight at Camp. B.L.D
Days 06 :
Darbang trek to shibang 1,800m. Overnight at Camp. B.L.D
Days 07 :
Shibang trek to Muri. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 08 :
Muri trek to Bagar. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 09 :
Bagar trek to Dovan 2,500m. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 10 :
Dovan trek to Chartare and continue trek to Baishi kharka. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 11 :
Bhaisi Kharka trek to Pakhaban (Japanese Base Camp) crossing Italian Base Camp 3,200m. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 12 :
Pakhaban a rest day for acclimatization, you explore the glaciers for the next day’s ascent to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 13 :
Pakhaban trek to Dhaulagiri Base. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 14 :
Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp. It will be very cold here but further acclimatisation is necessary. It is important to prepare for the days to come. You may enjoy the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I, and surrounding view of Dhaulagiri II, III and V. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 15 :
Trek via crossing French Col 5,360m to above Hidden Valley 5,100m. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 16 :
Hidden Valley trek down to Alubari 3,000 it is much warmer and safer then Yak Kharka. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 17 :
Alubari trek down to Marpha 2,667m and explore the village. Overnight at camp. B.L.D.
Days 18 :
Marpha short trek up to Jomsom and rest to explore the valley. If someone want to see Bon Monastery then you can trek to Thini for 3 hrs round trip. Overnight Guest House. B.L.D.
Days 19 :
Jomsom fly to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel. B.B.
Days 20 :
Pokhar fly or drive to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel. BB.
Days 21 :
Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Days 22 :
Transfer to Airport for your home departure. Farewell !!
Note: B.B> Bed and Breakfast, B.L.D> Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
The above prices are includes:
Airport pick up and drop by car / Van / Bus.
Accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per above program.
Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, inclusive of tour guide, car / van.
1 Sirdar, necessary Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen Boy and helpers.
Full board Camping with 3 times meals a day and Hot drinks cooked in our private kitchen, 2 men tent, Foam mattress, Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilets tent, tables, chairs & All necessary kitchen utensils and camping equipment.
All necessary porters, their equipment & sleeping tent and Insurance.
All the ground transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and to starting point and back to Kathmandu.
Dhaulagiri permit and T.R.C fees.
Welcome and farewell dinner.
Domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and all the tax in domestic Air.
The above prices are excludes:
Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu - allow US$ 15 - US$ 20 per day.
Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist). but it won't be that reliable as in your country.
International air fare to and from Nepal.
Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
Departure Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry and telephone calls.
Personal Trekking Equipments for detail please Click here, High risk medical insurance and Emergency rescue evacuation if needed and flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Tips for trekking staffs.
Entry fees of Temples and other sites while sightseeing around Kathmandu.
Note: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.