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 Morine.
Why 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 view Dhaulagiri Range and Annapurna range
- Thakali food
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 trekking also offers Kali Gandaki Gorge(the World 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 Dhaulagiri trek. As we have local guides from that region who already have been there several times and can make your successful trip.
Total Trip Price (USD)2050 per personSee Group Discount
|No. of people||Price P.P|
|2 -4||US$ 2050|
|10 +||US$ 1898|
Dhaulagiri Trek Itinerary
Though it is a tough trek, we can do this trek within 16 days. On, this itinerary treks begin from Beni and ends in Jomsom. If you want to make your custom made itinerary of the Dhaulagiri trek, please let us know.
|Days||Itinerary||Altitude in ft||Hour|
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Beni (Drive)||8500m||9 hr|
|Day 2||Beni to Babia Chaur||950m||5 hr|
|Day 3||Babia Chaur to Dharapani||1,400m||6 hr|
|Day 4||Dharapani to Muri||1,850m||5 hr|
|Day 5||Muri to Boghara||2,080 m||6-7 hr|
|Day 6||Boghara to Dobang||2,520m||5 hr|
|Day 7||Dobang to Choriban Khola||3,110m||6-7 hr|
|Day 8||Choriban Khola to Italian Base Camp||3,660m||7 hr|
|Day 9||Acclimatization Day||3,660m||NA hour|
|Day 10||Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp||4,900m||5-6 hr|
|Day 11||Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Pass||5,300m||6 hr|
|Day 12||French Phedi to Kalopani via Thapa Pass (5250m)||5,005m||7 hr|
|Day 13||Kalopani to Marpha||2,667m||7 hr|
|Day 14||Marpha to Jomsom||2,743m||3 hr|
|Day 15||Jomsom to Pokhara||800m||25 minute|
|Day 16||Kathmandu||1300m||6-7 hr|
How much does cost Dhaulagiri Circuit TREK?
The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek cost is USD 2050 per person on double occupancy basis. For the Group trek to Dhaulagiri, we’ve special discounts.
- Airport pickup and drop off
- 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Pokhara, breakfast
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and TIMS Card
- Teahouse and tented accommodation on while in trek (twin sharing basis )
- Meals on trek (B, L, D)
- Local friendly guide and Porter ( 2 Guest = 1 Porter).
- All expenses related to Guide and Porter
- First aid medical kit bag
- Duffel bag for trekking
- All necessary permits for trek
- All government and local taxes
- Office service charge
- 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.)
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.
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.
The best time to explore Dhaulagiri is Spring (March to May) and the Autumn(September to November).
It is a 16 days trek.
Accommodation in Dhaulagiri Hike is a mix of tea-houses and camping trek.