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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Mount Dhaulagiri (8137m), the seventh highest peak in the world rises above the Kali Gandaki River, which flows between the Annapurna Massif and this awesome peak. The trail extends through one of Nepal's wildest and most remote areas where the mountain scenery is simply breathtaking.

This journey is recommended for experienced high altitude trekkers in very good physical condition. The trek is possible only in autum and spring due to excessive snow and ice conditions in the winter. It is one of the challeng adventure walk around the high mountain and high lass Dhambush and French pass. The region is practically virgin territory for trekkers providing some extremely dramatic contrasts. The trek will be fully camping accommodation.


Facts fo This Trip

Trip Duration:
20 Days
Trip Grade:
Best Season:
Oct to Dec /Feb to May
Maximum Altitude:
French Col (5360m,)
Trip Cost:
Us $ 00
Trip Start/ End in:

Location Map

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival /pick up transfer hotel / tour briefing
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara / drive to Baglung.
Day 04: Baglung / Maldhunga
Day 05: Maldhunga / Darbang
Day 06: Darbang / Takum
Day 07: Takum / Muri
Day 08: Muri / Bagar
Day 09: Bagar / Dovan
Day 10: Dovan / Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)
Day 11: Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)
Day 12: Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp
Day 13: Glacier Camp/Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750 m.)
Day 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp / French Col / Hidden ValleyGetting off the glacier above the base camp often requires the use of ropes. Once over the steep moraine walls we reach gentler, less strenuous country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5360m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least-20ÂșC at night).
Day 15: Hidden Valley camp 5000 m. A rest day for side treks and exploring around the surrounding peaks.
Day 16: Hidden Valley / Yak Kharka After climbing over the 5250 m. Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche-prone slopes and then take on the steep descent to Yak Kharka.
Day 17: Yak Kharka / Marpha Jomsom lodge.
Day 18:Morning Fly to Pokhara and rest pokhara. Hotel B/B plan.
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu and free afternoon. Hotel B/B plan.
Day 20: Free and Drive to Airport or onward destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops.
  • Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • All meals & accommodation during the trekking period.
  • All Entrance fee and Trekking permit(TIMS).
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax.
  • Highly experienced guide and staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Int'l air fare
  • Personal expenses
    (phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides and porters (for staff)

Weather Information

  • Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks Pvt. Ltd.
    Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    GPO No : 6427
  • Tel : +977 14701091, 4701768
    Fax: +977 14700122
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