Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Overview
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of Nepal's most challenging trekking trails. This exhilarating adventure takes you on a soul-stirring journey through the remote and rugged terrains of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the seventh-highest mountain in the world.
Also known as Round Dhaulagiri, this off-the-beaten trek is located in the western part of Nepal, situated close to the Annapurna and Mustang regions. Starting from Beni, the hike follows the Myagdi Khola. Along the way, you can see uninhabited valleys, beautiful Gurkha village‘s high alpine pastures, and lush varied terrain until you reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp after which it gets dry and rocky. It is an incredible experience walking through the trails and noticing the diverse landscape painting a tapestry of contrast.
The real challenge is crossing the French Col Pass into Hidden Valley. But the feeling of adrenaline you get as you make your way through the steep ascents and descents amidst the rugged terrain is absolutely astounding.
Apart from the majestic scenery, the rich culture and lifestyle of the highlanders add a deeper dimension to your adventure. Along the trail, you will encounter various ethnic communities like Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Sherpa, and others, each with their unique cultures, traditions, and lifestyles.
A couple of days are allocated for acclimatization in the Italian Base Camp (3,600 m) and Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m) which is vital for a comfortable journey. An optional excursion of Dhampus Peak (6,060 m) can also be taken at an additional charge if the interested trekkers inform us in advance.
Dhaulagiri Trek is undoubtedly for people who have a thirst for adventure and challenges.
- Begin your adventure by sightseeing the natural beauty and ancient heritages of Kathmandu Valley.
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