Dhaulagiri circuit 20 days
Duration: 20 days
Trip level: strenuous to adventurous (info?)
Maximum altitude: 5360 m
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is a tough and demanding tour for trekkers who can handle a challenge.
Beni is the starting point from where you follow the Myagdi Khola river. An acclimatization day is spent at Italian Base Camp (3640meters) and later at Dhaulagiri base camp (4660 meters). From Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the foot of the north face, you trek up the side of the glacier and over the French Col to enter Hidden Valley. This is a remote valley at high altitude. Crossing this valley gives Dhaulagiri Circuit trek more of an exciting expedition feel. You then make a steep descent down to Jomsom, where you will meet trekkers from the Annapurna Circuit trail. At Jomsom you hop into a plane to fly back to Pokhara and to travel onwards to Kathmandu.
By private vehicle you travel first to Pokhara and second to Beni which is the starting point of the Dhaulagiri Circuit. The first days you hike through fascinating terraced landscapes. Regularly you are able to see the snow capped mountain peaks. Slowly you ascent to higher altitude and are you able to see stunning mountain peaks. Soon you will see the entire Dhaulagiri mountain range. The French Col – Dhampus La – Jomsom section is the most challenging part of the Dhaulagiri Circuit. This is due to the high altitude and the length of the trekking days. Once you have crossed the French Col is, there is no way to reverse and consequently the high Dhampus La pass (5250 meters) must also be crossed. After Dhampus La the trail is followed by a long descend to Jomsom where the Dhaulagiri Circuit ends. A short flight takes you Pokhara for a well deserved shower. Onwards you travel to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu; pick up international airport and drop off hotel Thamel
Day 02 Free day at leisure in Kathmandu; preparations trek
Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 hrs.)
Day 04 Drive Pokhara to Dharapani (1860 m – 3 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Muri (1850 m – 6,30 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Bagar ( 2080 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Sallagari (3100 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Italian base camp (3640 m – 4 hrs.).)
Day 09 Resting day at Italian base camp for acclimatization.
Day 10 Trek to Glacier Japanese Camp (4250 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp (4660 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 12 Resting day at Dhaulagiri base camp.
Day 13 Cross the over French Col pass (5360 m) to Hidden Valley (5120 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 14 Resting day
Day 15 Cross over Dhampus La pass (5250 m) to Yak Kharka (4000 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 16 Trek to Jomsom (2750 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 17 Flight Jomsom to Pokhara (1 hrs.)
Day 18 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 hrs.); and drop off hotel in Thamel
Day 19 Free day at leisure Kathmandu
Day 20 Pick up hotel and drop off international airport Kathmandu
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel Thamel
-Return private drive Kathmandu to Pokhara; private drive to Beni; flight Jomsom to Pokhara; -Certificate of CO2- emission free for all Nepal transport
-Four nights in hotel including breakfast in Thamel in Kathmandu
-Two nights in guesthouse including breakfast in Pokhara after trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Porter service for carrying luggage, tent equipment and cooking equipment. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Cooking staff service
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide, porters and cooking staff
-Three meals a day; breakfast/ lunch/ dinner; Tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate/ hot water and cookies; if possible fresh fruit
-ACAP fee and TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
-Remaining beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide and porters