Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

  • Trip Duration
    Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination
    Destination Nepal
  • Accomodation
    Accomodation Included
  • Max. Altitude
    Max. Altitude 5360 Meters
  • Group Size
    Group Size 2-10
  • Best Season
    Best Season Sept-Dec, March-May

About the Trip

Dhaulagiri is a mountain range in Nepal that stretches 70 miles from the Kali Gandaki River to Bheri in the west, and it includes the world’s seventh-highest peak, Dhaulagiri-I, which stands at 8,167m. The range features over 30 peaks over 6,000m, with eight peaks exceeding 8,000m. Trekking in Dhaulagiri is a challenging and adventurous journey that requires good physical fitness, knowledge of mountains, and weather. But it offers breathtaking views of nature and mountain panoramas, along with the chance to explore remote villages and experience local culture. If you’re seeking a rough and unexplored trekking adventure, Dhaulagiri Trekking is an excellent choice.


  • Airport transfer picks up and drops
  • First aid medical kit
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Twin sharing)
  • Domestic airfare (Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • Accommodation during the trek (Guest house) Experienced English speaking local trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and local porter(s) along with their flights, salary, lodging, food and insurance
  • Trekking permits and all necessary paperwork
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek (with tea and coffee)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary


  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Additional day accommodation expenses
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • All kinds of beverages (soft/hard)
  • Extra baggage charges in domestic flights
  • All entrance fees during KTM sightseeing
  • All personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and porters

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival
    Altitude: 1400 m , Duration:
  • Day 02:Preparation and sightseeing
    Altitude: 1400 m , Duration:
  • Day 03:Kathmandu to Beni drive
    Altitude: 850 m , Duration: 8-9 hrs. drive
  • Day 04:Beni to Babiyachaur
    Altitude: 950 m , Duration: 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 05:Babiyachaur to Dharapani
    Altitude: 1400 m , Duration: 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 06:Dharapani to Muri
    Altitude: 1850 m , Duration: 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 07:Muri to Baghara
    Altitude: 2080 m , Duration: 6 hrs walk
  • Day 08:Baghara to Dobang
    Altitude: 2520 m , Duration: 6 hrs walk
  • Day 09:Dobang to Choribankhola
    Altitude: 3110 m , Duration: 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 10:Choriban khola to Italian BC
    Altitude: 3660 m , Duration: 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 11:Acclimatization Day
    Altitude: 3660 m , Duration:
  • Day 12:Italian BC to Glacier Camp
    Altitude: 4210 m , Duration: 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 13:Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri BC
    Altitude: 4740 m , Duration: 7-8 hrs walk
  • Day 14:Acclimatization Day
  • Day 15:DBC to French Col
    Altitude: 5360 m , Duration: 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 16:French Col to Yak kharka
    Altitude: 3680 m , Duration: 6 hrs walk
  • Day 17:Yak kharka to Jomsom
    Altitude: 2743 m , Duration: 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 18:Jomsom to Pokhara
    Altitude: 810 m , Duration: 20 min fly
  • Day 19:Drive back to Kathmandu
    Altitude: 1400 m , Duration: 6-7 hrs drive
  • Day 20:Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival

We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and drive you to our hotel. The day is free for you to refresh, and we can also guide you around the city if you wish.

Day 02:Preparation and sightseeing

cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, visiting Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.

Day 03:Kathmandu to Beni drive

Drive from Kathmandu to Beni, the starting point of the trek. The journey takes about 8- 9 hours on the Prithivi Highway, passing through the scenic city of Pokhara. Alternatively, guests flying to Pokhara can take a short tour of the city before proceeding to Beni. Check into hotel rooms in Beni for an overnight stay. (There is flight optional to Pokhara too)

Day 04:Beni to Babiyachaur

we will hike alongside Myagdi Khola, passing through various villages and enjoying beautiful terrace landscapes. We will cross two bridges before reaching the village of Simalchaur and continue our hike to Babiyachaur. We will cross suspension bridges and hike along Myagdi Khola before arriving at our camping site for the night.

Day 05:Babiyachaur to Dharapani

After a hot breakfast cooked over a campfire, we will begin our trek towards Dharapani. We will cross the Myagdi Khola and hike through green grassy fields, passing by the villages of Shahashradhara and Ratorunga. Our final destination for the day will be the village of Dharapani, where we will camp overnight. The hike will be relatively easy and mostly flat.

Day 06:Dharapani to Muri

Today we’ll hike to Muri, a small village mostly inhabited by the Magar people. It’ll be a six-hour hike with both ascending and descending trails. After breakfast at the campsite, we’ll start descending through various villages and cross a suspension bridge. The trail then ascends uphill until we reach Muri. We’ll set up camp here for the night.

Day 07:Muri to Baghara

We’ll hike for about 6 hours from Muri to Baghara. We’ll cross Dhora Khola river and climb the mountain to Ghorban Dhara for a view of Ghustung South. Then we’ll follow the path along Myagdi Khola to Naura and start ascending the mountainside to reach Baghara at 2050m. We’ll camp overnight at Baghara.

Day 08:Baghara to Dobang

On this day, we begin to face more challenges on the trek with a difficult path that involves more ascending and descending. The hike will take about five hours to reach Dobang. As we ascend towards our destination, we will be able to enjoy some mountain panoramas along the way. Once we reach Dobang, we will set up our camp and stay here for the night.

Day 09:Dobang to Choribankhola

After breakfast, we continue our trek through the wooden bridge out of Doban. The way ascends through a forested area. Here you will get a chance to face west of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m). After a short descent to Myagdi Khola passing via a wooden bridge to the east bank, we will reach Chartare. Then, straightly head ahead Choriban Khola by crossing the rocky area and forested path with beautiful scenery. We will spend the overnight in Choribankhola.

Day 10:Choriban khola to Italian BC

We will hike for four hours to reach Italian Base Camp where we will see the glacier and have a breathtaking view of the Dhaulagiri range, Manapathi Peak, and Dhaulagiri-II. We will camp beneath the west face of Dhaulagiri-I for the night.

Day 11:Acclimatization Day

We will take a rest day from hiking to adjust to the high altitude. Exploring the tea houses and enjoying the views of the Dhaulagiri range and Manapathi peak, we will return to our camping site for the night.

Day 12:Italian BC to Glacier Camp

We will trek towards Glacier Camp, facing rough terrain with steep slopes, slippery glaciers, and rocky paths. To cross the glaciers, we’ll need to use ropes for climbing. The trek will last for around 5 hours, and we’ll cross a moraine of glaciers flowing from Dhaulagiri along the way. Once we reach Glacier Camp, we’ll set up our camp and spend the night there.

Day 13:Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri BC

Today’s trek will be difficult, with a slippery glacier path and a tough uphill climb for six hours. However, the view at Dhaulagiri Base Camp, including Dhaulagiri-I and other peaks such as Dhaulagiri II, III, and IV, will make it all worthwhile. We will camp overnight and witness the stunning icefall between Tukuche and Dhaulagiri.

Day 14:Acclimatization Day

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp to recover and adjust to the altitude. Explore the area for a spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri Range. Return to base camp for rest and camping overnight.

Day 15:DBC to French Col

After breakfast, we’ll trek towards French Col, where you’ll be mesmerized by the stunning view of the hidden valley. However, to get there, we must first climb down the glacier, which will require rope climbing. After this challenging climb, the terrain becomes less strenuous. The hidden valley resembles Tibet and Ladakh and has temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. We’ll camp overnight at the hidden valley.

Day 16:French Col to Yak kharka

To reach Yak Kharka we first need to cross the Dhampus Pass and the trek will last for about seven hours. Trek to Dhampus is tough as you should climb steep uphill. Not only uphill is challenging but downhill is as tough as uphill. While descending we will pass through avalanche-prone slopes and rocky slopes. After descending through a challenging trail, we will reach an open space where yak grazes. This open grazing space is known as Yak Kharka. We will camp at Yak Kharka for the overnight stay.

Day 17:Yak kharka to Jomsom

Today’s trek is relatively easy compared to the previous days. We will hike downhill to Kali Gandaki valley and reach the village of Marpha (2667m) after passing through Allubari (3400m). Marpha is a beautiful village with many craft shops where you can do some shopping. We will then hike up to Jomsom where we will celebrate the completion of our trek with a campfire and local apple Marpha (alcohol) and beers. We will camp overnight in Jomsom.

Day 18:Jomsom to Pokhara

We will take flight to Pokhara and enjoy your well-deserved rest in Pokhara and take in the beautiful scenery. Have a great time exploring the city

Day 19:Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we’ll take a tourist bus back to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenery along the way. Once we arrive, we’ll check into our hotel for some rest and have a farewell dinner in the evening. We’ll be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu for the night.

Day 20:Departure

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