Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek



Overview about Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

The roughly eighteen-day Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek begins in Beni and ventures deep into the inaccessible and less-traveled areas of the Dhaulagiri massif. Explore charming villages, terraced fields, and unspoiled forests as you make your way over high passes like the Dhampus Pass (5,240 meters) and the French Pass (5,360 meters). The trek offers breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges as it passes through the Kali Gandaki River’s hidden valleys. At Jomsom, the journey comes to an end, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this incredible experience.

Day 0: On arrival at Pokhara Airport/Tourist Bus park picks up and transfers to the hotel, and short info about the trip at the office
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Beni (830m/2,723ft). Overnight stay in Beni.
Day 2: Trek from Beni to Babichaur (950m/3,116ft). Overnight stay in Babichaur.
Day 3: Trek from Babichaur to Dharapani (1,400m/4,593ft). Overnight stay in Dharapani.
Day 4: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1,850m/6,069ft). Overnight stay in Muri.
Day 5: Trek from Muri to Bagar (2,080m/6,824ft). Overnight stay in Bagar.
Day 6: Trek from Bagar to Dovan (2,600m/8,530ft). Overnight stay in Dovan.
Day 7: Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp (3,660m/12,008ft). Overnight stay in Italian Base Camp.
Day 8: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp. Overnight stay in Italian Base Camp.
Day 9: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4,210m/13,810ft). Overnight stay in Glacier Camp.
Day 10: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m/15,583ft). Overnight stay in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight stay in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 12: Cross the French Pass (5,360m/17,581ft) and descend to Hidden Valley (5,050m/16,568ft). Overnight stay in Hidden Valley.
Day 13: Cross the Dhampus Pass (5,240m/17,191ft) and descend to Yak Kharka (3,680m/12,073ft). Overnight stay in Yak Kharka.
Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,720m/8,924ft) via Marpha. Overnight stay in Jomsom.
Day 15: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Explore Pokhara in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu.

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