Lies in the Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a long tough trek in Nepal. This trek is for those who have previous trekking experience. Because Dhaulagiri is a challenging trek that suits only those who have strong stamina with high altitude experience.

Trekking to Dhaulagiri goes through forests, refined terraced hills, high alpine pastures, uninhabited valleys, and high windswept passes. So this journey to the 7th highest peak(Dhaulagiri) full of fun.

The French Pass(5,360m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m) are the 2 most strenuous passes that make Dhaulagiri Circuit a Challenging trip. That’s why trekkers must have a high strength level of fitness.

The Dhaulagiri Base Camp is situated at 4,740m from the sea level from where you can have breathtaking views of the 7th highest peak of the world(Dhaulagiri).

Since this trek encircles the giant peak Dhaulagiri, it is also known as the Dhaulagiri Round trek. It is not popular as Around Annapurna and Around Manaslu but it’s a really challenging and hidden gem.
Throughout Journey to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, travelers can see farmlands, waterfalls, mountain rivers, glaciers, and Moraine.

Trip Overview

Trip Name : Dhaulagiri Circuit
Maximum Altitude :5,200m/117,060ft
Trip Duration :16 Days
Group Size :2 to 15
Best Time :Spring & Fall
Difficulty Level :Challenging to Strenuous
Ends In :Jomsom
Nature of TrekTeahouses/Camping
Dhaulagiri Circuit View

Why do you love Dhaulagiri Trek?

  • Scenic journey to Beni, Myagdi
  • Flora and fauna of Dhaulagiri Zone
  • Wild and rare demanded trekking
  • Magnificent terrace filled
  • Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,740m
  • French pass 5360 Meter
  • Dhampus pass 5234 Meter
  • Hidden Valley
  • Glacier, Moraine, and Ice Falls
  • Challenging Journey to Dhaulagiri
  • Magnificent views of Dhaulagiri Range and Annapurna range
  • Thakali food
Around Dhaulagiri Trek

French Pass

In the 1950s, the French trekking team did first passes at the Dhaulagiri circuit. Afterward, they named French Pass(5,360m). Before that time, this valley was untouched by humans.


Your journey to Circuit starts with a scenic drive to Beni from where you begin the journey. Throughout the entire route, you can get a magical view of the views of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), Dhaulagiri III (7,715m). Dhaulagiri IV(7,693m) Dhaulagiri V (7,618m) and Tukuche Peak (6,920m). Along with this, this trekking also offers Kali Gandaki Gorge(the World’s deepest gorge) which lies in Tukuche.

Meals and Accommodation on the trek

Expect from the first and last nights in Beni and Pokhara, where you will stay in hotels, this is an entirely camping trek. For the food and Meal, this is a camping trek.

Dhaulagiri Trekking Solo

Since it is a challenging and very strenuous trek, it is very necessary to go in a group. For those who want to explore the Dhaulagiri trek route as a solo trip, it might be very risky. So all in all solo trek to the Dhaulagiri circuit is not suitable for solo trekkers.

Recommended trekking agency

You’ll get the best deals and the best guide with Base Camp Hike for challenging the Dhaulagiri trek. As we have local guides from that region who already have been there several times and can make your successful trip.

Dhaulagiri Trek Itinerary

Though it is a tough trek, we can do this trek within 16 days. This trekking begins from Beni and ends in Jomsom. If you want to make your custom-made itinerary for the Dhaulagiri trek, please let us know.

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How much does cost Dhaulagiri Circuit TREK?

According to Base Camp Hike’s plan, Dhaulagiri Circuit trek cost is USD 2050 per person on double occupancy basis. For the Group trek to Dhaulagiri, we’ve special discounts.

Package Price

No. of TouristPrice Per Person
1 personUSD 2300
2 personUSD 2050
3 personUSD 2020
4 personUSD 1995
5 personUSD 1990
6 personUSD 1970
7 personUSD 1965
8 personUSD 1950
9 personUSD 1945
10 personUSD 1940
11 to 19 personUSD 1925
20 to 29 personUSD 1915
30 to 40 personUSD 1900


Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • All types of Drinks
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All Personal nature expenses
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
  • Tip(Optional)

Frequently Asked Questions

How to go Dhaulagiri Trekking from Kathmandu?

This trek starts in Beni, a sizable town about 2-3 hours’ drive from Pokhara. The road to Beni is winding and through the mountains, but otherwise reasonably well-maintained. Many treks in the Annapurna region start from or pass through, Beni. The trek ends at Jomsom. While it’s possible to extend the trek and walk back to Pokhara from Jomsom (part of the classic Annapurna Circuit route), road construction in the past few years has made this a dusty and decidedly unappealing option. Plus, this is a challenging trek and most trekkers will not want to extend it due to fatigue. It’s advisable to fly from Jomsom back to Pokhara. This is a short, spectacular flight, but can sometimes be delayed or canceled due to poor weather.

How difficult is the Dhaulagiri Journey?

This is the best trekking for those who want to make tough adventures in the Himalayas. So as it has two difficult passes, it is considered a challenging trek. Trekkers must have previous high-altitude trekking experience to do Dhaulagiri Circuit.
Trekkers must have basic mountaineering skills, such as knowledge of the use of ice axes and crampons.

When is the best time to visit?

The best time to explore Dhaulagiri is Spring (March to May) and Autumn(September to November).

How long is Dhaulagiri Trekking?

It is a 16 days trek.

What types of accommodation and meals are available?

Accommodation in Dhaulagiri Hike is a mix of tea-houses and camping trek.

Map of Dhaulagiri

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