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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

21 days

Trip Highlights

Remote and Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Around Dhaulagiri circuit trek takes you to the remote and less-frequented region, offering a true sense of adventure. Experience solitude and pristine wilderness as you navigate challenging terrain and explore the hidden gem of the Dhaulagiri massif.

Spectacular Mountain Views: Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring vistas of the Dhaulagiri range, including the majestic Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), the seventh-highest mountain in the world. The trek offers breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and dramatic landscapes, providing a feast for the eyes.

Remote and Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Around Dhaulagiri trek takes you to the remote and less-frequented region, offering a true sense of adventure. Experience solitude and pristine wilderness as you navigate challenging terrain and explore the hidden gem of the Dhaulagiri massif.

Trip Facts

Region Dhaulagiri
Max Elevation 5360m
Mode of trek Camping & Teahouse
Full Board
Best Season
Spring and Autumn
USD 2075


Nepal is synonymous to best outdoor hiking, tramping or trekking activities. Besides glorious trekking routes like Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Trek and Langtang Valley Trek there are unlimited off the beaten paths for marvelous trekking holiday. Around Dhaulagiri Trekking is one of the most famous and beautiful trekking route of the Annapurna region of Nepal. World’s 7th tallest mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and its surrounding will present great deal of adventure and thrill to the trekkers. The expert guidance is equally needed as the trail at some places can’t be done without harness ropes. The route is full of glaciers, moraines and high altitude passes which are an ideal constituent for the wilderness holiday. Behold and get ready to witness the green lush forests, natural hot water springs, Himalayas, villages and hilly landscape dazzling your eyes creating wonder tale of traveling.

20 days of trip encompasses through many surprises of the Mother Nature and multi ethnic cultural people. Bus drive to Beni which is in the crossroad to Jomsom Muktinath Trek as well is the first place to be on the trip. The trail through the terraced farmlands traverse towards more rugged and Tibetan plateaus looks alike Hidden Valley regions once the trekkers pass by Italian Camp (3660 m), Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740 m) and French Col (5360 m). The trail between Italian Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp is very difficult as the trekkers have to take shelter in the Glacier Camp. In some instances rope is the only way of surviving while walking trail. However, our intrepid guides and trekking crew members will expertly guide through this difficult terrain. Moreover, wilderness thrills after reaching the place worth all the hardship. The grassy meadows of Yak Kharka will pave way for the trekkers to reach beautiful Thakali village of Marpha. The place is very famous for the apples and its products. Observing the life of Thakali people in this trail which is within the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Jomsom Muktinath Trek too trekkers will reach Tatopani. The natural hot water bathing will revitalize your mind and soul. The tired muscles will be re-energized. The bus drive will then take you back to Pokhara.

Book the effervescent off the beaten trekking trip with us. Dhaulagiri Trekking will be your ultimate adventure destination full of thrill and excitement. Well knitted itinerary and responsibly priced package put forwarded by Mountain Hawk Treks team will make your Nepal trekking an awesome trip of your life.

Around Dhaulagiri Trek Itinerary Outline

Day 01- Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03- Drive to Beni (850meters) by bus 8 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 04- Trek to Babiachor (950 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 05- Trek to Dharapani (1,400meters) 6 hours . Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 06- Trek to Muri (1,850meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 07- Trek to Boghara (2080meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 08- Trek to Dobang (2,520meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 09- Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 10- Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660meters) 7 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 11- Acclimatization and rest day. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 12- Trek to Glacier Camp (4210meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 13- Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740meters) 7 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 14- Another acclimatization and Rest Day. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 15- Cross French Pass (5360 meters) then trek to Hidden Valley (5200meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 16- Cross Dhampus Pass (5200 meters), and trek toYak Kharka (3,680meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 17- Trek to Jomsom (2,710meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 18- Thirty five minutes morning fly to Pokhara (900 meters) and sightseeing same day. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19- Leisure day in Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20- Drive to Kathmandu by bus 7 hours. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21- Transfer to international airport for your final departure

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the  Dhaulagiri circuit Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Dhaulagiri trekking is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in four/five star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Pokhara breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car / van / bus.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek. A cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • All trekking permits & fees.
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  • Flight cost from Jomsom to Pokhara including airport departure taxes in Jomsom airport.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by mountain Hawk (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Note: We kindly offer the option of a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back at an additional cost of US$200 per person (US$100 for one way). Additionally, should you require extra accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast, the rates are US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room.

Dhaulagiri Circuit trek Equipment check list

Duffel bag ( Company provide complementary)

Day pack

Down Jacket and Sleeping bag 4 season ( if you need nice and clean down jacket and sleeping bag company provide which needs to be returned after the trek)

Hiking pants

Waterproof jacket

Full – sleeves shirt

Jumper or pile jacket

T – shirts

Trekking boots (Water proof)

Camp shoes/Sandal

wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)

Sun hat



Sun block for lips

Sun lotion

Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare )
Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)

windproof pants

Water bottle

Sewing kit

Medical & first aid kit

Flash light ( with spare batteries)

Personal towel

Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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