Dhaulagiri circuit trek

destination Dhaulagiri Base Camp
duration 19 Days
grade Difficult
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 4,740m
season Spring/Autumn


Dhaulagiri circuit trek first discovered by the French expedition team in 1950 is one of the challenging and best trekking routes in Nepal. The 7th tallest peak in the world Dhaulagiri, this circuit trek offers a magnificent view of the Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V and much more.

Mt. Dhaulagiri at the elevation of 8167 meters offers trek via deepest gorge of the world and two high pass French pass 5240 meters and the Thapa pass 5155 meters. Mount Dhaulagiri circuit trek connects to Upper Dolpa and Upper Mustang.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a tiring and challenging trek through the high alpine pasture, serene and uninhabited valleys and passes.

The trail is extreme, as the trekkers might need gears like ice axe and crampons while trekking this circuit. This circuit trek begins from the Beni Bazaar and gradually following the Italian Base camp and eventually entering into the wilderness of the natural attributes. The wildlife like Red Panda, Leopards, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and other diverse species of wildlife are available in this trekking region The trekkers also have a chance to view the magnificent peak like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Muktinath Himal, Putali Tukuche peak and others. The cultural features of the Dhaulagiri are also amazingly beautiful. Magar, Gurung, and Thakali are the local people of this region. Their culture, traditional attire, festivals attract and appeal to every visitor. The beautiful villages like Doban, Marpha are also the major attraction of this circuit.

 In comparison to other trekking circuits, the Dhaulagiri trekking circuit is less crowded. This circuit trek is trekking in the diverse region with well-equipped natural attributes, gigantic mountains, cultures, and extension into the hidden valley.

Seasonal Highlights of the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek:
  • The time to travel this region is autumn and spring
  • This season has the best temperature
  • Days and night are clear and brighter
  • Offers a great visibility
  • Winter and monsoons have the risk of Avalanche and landslide.
  • Obstruction is the vision due to clouds
  • Wet and moist trekking trails

Trip Highlights

  • Close examination of diverse cultures.
  • Explore the wilderness of the region.
  • Magnificent view of gigantic vistas
  • Trek along the Choriban Khola (3,110m)
  • Get to know Italian Base Camp (3,660m)
  • Explore Glacier Camp (4,210m)
  • Explore and observe Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m)


Day 1: Advent at Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport.

The frontiertreks greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and exploration.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara and sightseeing. Duration: 7 hours.

Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Darbang. Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 5: Trek from Darbang to Dharapani (1490 meters). Duration: 5 hours.

Day 6: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1720 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 7: Trek from Muri to Bagar (2080 meters). Duration: 8-9 hours.

Day 8: Trek from Bagar to Dobhan (2520 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 9: Trek from Dhoban to Italian Base Camp (3660 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 10: Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (3660 meters).

Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp (3890 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Japanese Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 13: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base camp to Hidden Valley (5141 meters) via French Pass (5360 meters). Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 14: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3900 meters) via Dhampus valley (5244 meters). Duration: 7- 8 hours.

Day 15: Trek from Yak Khraka to Marpha (2670 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 16: Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2720 meters). Duration: 2-3 hours.

Day 17: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom.

Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. 

Day 19: Final Departure to native destination.

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • Airport pickup and drop
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara (BB Plan on sharing basis)
  • Domestic Flights: From Kathmandu- Pokhara/ Jomsom- Pokhara
  • Ground Transportation (jeep/bus) from Pokhara- SIbang Pokhara- Kathmandu
  • 2 Man sharing Tent, Tents (Dinning, Kitchen, toilet, Shower), Kitchen items, Table, Chair, Mattresses
  • During Trekking camp site will be reserve in each location
  • Cook and Helper
  • Necessary transportation cost for trekking
  • Tea house accommodation during the trekking including Meal (BLD with extra Tea and Coffee)
  • Special Permits, TIMS, Professional English-Speaking Guide Assistant guide and necessary Porter
  • Insurance for all trekking Staffs
  • Frontier Duffel bag (If required)
  • Trekking Map
  • First Aid Medical Kit for emergency
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu


  • International Flight Fare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Personal Insurance (Travel, Emergency Medical, Rescue).
  • Meal (Lunch and dinner) during stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal Trekking Gears, extra expenses Phone Calls, Water, Laundry, Bar Bills, Battery Recharge, Internet etc.
  • Tips for trekking staff

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2199

Per Person

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