Oct - Dec, Feb - Apr
Dhaulagiri Circuit trek trail is one of the most challenging trekking trails in the Himalayas. It passes through the Chon Barden Gorge and Hidden Valley, making it a geographically remote and difficult terrain with majestic mountains in the periphery.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a hidden trekking trail, barely explored around the 8th highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri and involves crossing two high mountain passes. Starting from Beni, this trekking for adventure lovers follows the Myagdi Khola. Along the way you can see beautiful Gurkha village‘s pastures and varied terrain until you reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp after which it gets dry and rocky and the real challenge of this trek is crossing the French Pass into Hidden Valley. Yet another pass, the Dhampus pass must be crossed before we start the long fun descend to Jomsom.
Why Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
- The most challenging trekking trail explored barely, among the 8 highest peaks.
The trek ends when we reach Jomsom and fly to Pokhara the next day. There are options to continue to Muktinath (3880m), which require two additional days or go along the Kali Gandaki River towards Tatopani or Ghorepani. Dhaulagiri trek is a trek for people who are physically fit and have a thirst for challenges. If you are looking for challenges and adventure in life, this is a trek to go for!
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Explore Kathmandu
Day 03: Scenic flight to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Drabang (1,180m)
Day 05: Trek to Sibang (1,750m)
Day 06: Trek to Jugapani (2,000m)
Day 07: Trek to Dobang (2,260m)
Day 08: Trek to Soligari (3,100m)
Day 09: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,600m) and acclimatization.
Day 10: Acclimatization
Day 11: Trek to Chhonbardan Glacier Camp (4,200m)
Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m)
Day 13: Acclimatization
Day 14: Cross the French Col (5,400m) into the Hidden Valley (5,050m)
Day 15: An Optional ascent of Dhampus Peak (6,060m)
Day 16: Spare day
Day 17: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m)
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom (2,800m)
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara/Drive to Beni (In case of harsh weather)
Day 20: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
Day 21: Leisure Day at Kathmandu
Day 22: Fly Home!