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Dhaulagiri Circuit is a challenging and adventurous trekking spot. The Following a route initially pioneered by the veteran French climber Maurice Herzog, Dhaulagiri circuit trek, the massif of Dhaulagiri is as challenging and remote as any in Nepal.

We begin Dhaulagir circuit trek with a 6 hour drive to Pokhara – the road folling the Trisuli and Marsyandi river. Pokhara is Nepal most scenic lake town settled at the opposite banks of Seti river which flows underground. The major attractions of this area are the views of panoramic snow-capped mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Annapurna , Fish tail and many others. The mountain views of the Annapurna, Machhapurchrey Himla ranges in the north from here is breathtaking! From Pokhara, our route heads up the Marsyangdi river valley passing through several market towns settled along its fertile banks, to reach the south-western flanks of Dhaulagiri. At 8167m./26795ft. Dhaulagiri is a very impressive mountain noted for its sheer vertical and massive south face that dominates the Marsyangdi river valley. Arriving at Dhaulagiri, we camp near the expedition base camp (4750m./15583ft.) and observe routes that climbers have chosen to get to the summit. After summiting this formidable mountain (with our eyes!) we gradually ascend, maneuvering a demanding glacier terrain, to the French Pass (5360m./17585ft.).We then descend down to the Kaligandaki valley and begin to see signs of modern civilization, as we encounter other trekkers and tea houses luring us with a bottled Coke chilled in an earthen water jar.

While you’re in the trip, you can get nice opportunity to see the sights of the amazing life styles of local people like Gurungs & Magars and their amazing culture, moreover this, you can also get chances to observe the wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Leopards, Red Panda, Musk deer and the various species of birds.

We follow the main trekking trail to Pokhara, stopping on our way to enjoy the hot water spring of Tatopani and more superb views of Dhaulagiri, the Annapurnas and many other snow-capped peaks from the summit of Poon Hill ridge.


  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trip
  • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Beni (830m/2731ft)
  • Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babichaur (1000m/3280ft): 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek from Babichaur to Dharapani (1565m/5134ft): 7 hrs
  • Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m/6068ft): 6.5 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek from Muri to Boghara (2050m/6724ft): 7.5 hrs
  • Day 08: Trek from Boghara to Doban (2630m/8626ft): 6 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek from Doban to Italian Base Camp (3500m/11,480ft): 6-7 hrs
  • Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Italian Base Camp
  • Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4250m/13,940ft): 5 hrs
  • Day 12: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m/15,252ft): 4 hrs
  • Day 13: Acclimatization Day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Day 14: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Pass 4 hrs
  • Day 15: Trek from Hidden Valley Camp (5000m/16,400ft)
  • Day 16: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (4200m/13,776ft): 6 hrs
  • Day 17: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7-8 hrs
  • Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 19: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu or drive
  • Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping etc
  • Day 21: Final Departure from Kathmandu


Cost included:

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • All transport during trekking
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B plan
  • 1 day city tour in Kathmandu valley with entry fee
  • Hotel in Pokhara with B/b plan
  • All necessary trekking permit
  • Meal and accommodation during trekking
  • Guide and porters
  • Service charges

Cost does not Included;

  • Meal during Kathmandu
  • Clients personal insurances
  • Rescue evacuation if needed
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Tips