French Col (5,360 m) / Dhampus Peak (6,012 m)
Flight and comfortable drive
Oct - Dec, Feb - Apr
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek trail is one of the most challenging trekking trails in the Himalayas passing 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.
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!