Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek-24 Days 24 Days

USD $2500/Person
Trip Code : KAT/DLGR
Accomodation : Camping
Duration : 24  Days
Grading : Difficult
Max Altitude : 5360m
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Mar-May and Sep-Nov


The trek named Dhaulagiri comes after the world's seventh highest mountain  Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 Mtr), which is located in the western part of Nepal. It is the extremely challenging adventure destination in Nepal himalaya, however diverse culture, high alpine pastures, uninhabited valleys, high windswept passes, forests and cultivated terraced hills , treading through different types of forest  to tree less zone and getting as close as  possible to peak like Dhalagiri and dhampus peaks are great highlights of Dhaulagiri circuit trek. Dhaulagiri rises above the deepest gorge in the world, the kali Gandaki  and the circuit route provides  stunning views of  the whole Dhalulagiri  range and Tukuche Peak. The route of circuit was discovered in 1950s by a French team , hence the French pass, which leads into a lonely area known as hidden valley.


  • Experience of camping trek in rural part of Nepal
  • Incredible himalayan scenery of Daulagiri and Annapurna himalayan range
  • Italian Base Camp, Classic Base Camp, French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m)
  • Basecamp of Mt Daulagiri (8167 Mtr/26787 Ft) World's 7th highest mounain


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 Mtr/4592 Ft). transfer to hotel


Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for trek


Day 3: Drive to Beni (850 Mtr/2788 Ft)


Day 4: Trek to Babiachor (950 Mtr/3116 Ft)


Day 5: Trek to Dharapani (1,400 Mtr/4592 Ft)


Day 6: Trek to Muri (1,850 Mtr/6068 Ft)


Day 7: Trek to Boghara (2080 Mtr/6822 Ft)


Day 8: Trek to Dobang (2,520 Mtr/8265 Ft)


Day 9: Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110 Mtr/10200 Ft)


Day 10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660 Mtr/12005 Ft)


Day 11: Acclimatization Day


Day 12: Trek to Glacier Camp (4,210 Mtr/13809 Ft)


Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 Mtr/15547 Ft)


Day 14: Acclimatization Day.


Day 15: Cross French Pass (5,360 Mtr/17580 Ft) and Trek to Hidden Valley (5,200 Mtr/17056 Ft))


Day 16: Cross Dhampus Pass (5,200 Mtr/17056 Ft) and Trek to Yak Kharka (3,680 Mtr/12070 Ft))


Day 17: Trek to Marpha(2665 Mtr/8741 Ft)


Day 18: Trek to Lete(2470 Mtr/8107 Ft)


Day 19: Trek to Tatopani(1160 Mtr/3805 Ft)


Day 20: Trek to Gorepani (2775 Mtr/9102 Ft)


Day 21: Trek to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara


Day 22: Sightseeing in Pokhara


Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu


Day 24: Final Departure


What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All trekking permits, TIMS card, Government and local taxes for the trek
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner ) During the trek
  • 3 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accommodation and equipments

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city, extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • Helicopter charter flight
  • Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)

Good to Know

1) Physical Fitness
One should be physically fit  before to do the any trekking and mountaineering. It is long hike so without any training the first two/three days will tough for you. So some basic physical fitness like  squat, Mountain climbers ( which can be done in home),running,biking , stair climbing,and swiming will help lot to do trekking  in the mountains, so it is highly recommanded  2/3 months prior to your departure for the trekking or mountaineering.

(2)Foods and Drinks
While in the mountain,  it is highly recommanded you to drink plenty of fluids like water,soups, teas  as well as foods. We will provide the sufficient and hygiene food as per your choice in whole trek. This is totally camping trek, we  provide all the snacks, bars and sweets,However some private snacks as chocolates bars, cookies are also highly recommanded which you can take from kathmandu.

(3)Drinking water
One should drink at least 3-4 litres of water every day in order to get  hydrated the body which helps lot to be away from altitude sickness.We highly recommend you to carry the reusable water bottle and  in which we can fill the boiled water every day.which also makes your sleeping bag very warm while going to bed, to use sterpin or take chlorine or iodine tablets  to purify the drinking water.

(4)Best time to Travel
Spring ( Mar-May)and Autumn ( Sep- Nov) are  known as best months to trek in Nepal becuase of the stable clear dry skies which permits to enjoy the spectacular mountain views but mostly lodges, hotels and trails are busy and crowded. Spring season is pleasant and suitable with warm tempreture for trekking and climbing the big mountains as well, so there will be many groups to climbing the Daulagiri mountain  world seventh  highest mountain. Until end of october, the tempreture will be mild cold. Weather will be stable with clear blue sky, dry.
Winter and summer are also good if you would prefer less crowdy, and ready to face the some challanges like snow, cold, and rain.Even in winter weather will always be clear but the these three months are coldest month of the year and sometimes snow falls. In Summer, It is very good to do trekking, tempreture will be warm, those who are keen to botanist, summer is the best but the due to unstable weather the views of mountains are very rare.

5) Altitude Sickness
Trekking in Daulagiri  region  is one of the highest trekking in Nepal.In high altitude , the mass of oxygen will be less, so everyone feels difficult to breath as well as mild headache, dizziness etc.This is one of the biggest challanges in mountain.In the altitude, there are many rules to make our body adaptable to the  altitude. Acclimatization is one of the important factor  to adjust our body get used to the altitude. All our itineries are designed with proper acclimatization  day in every 1000 mtr climbing.The most important rules that we have to follow in altitude is walk slowly, keep drinking plenty of  fluids as water , soups etc to make our body hydrated, and keep our body warm. Our staffs and guide will always do their best  as they can, eventhough incase of any sickness,injury one should avoid their rest trip and should come down.

(6)Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to buy the proper travel insurance policy with genuine insurance company, it should cover the emergency helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment incase of severe injury or sickness and Policy  should include coverage at the altitudes up to 6000 Mtr.

(7)Bag pack and duffel bag
Our duffel bag should be maximum 15kg including hand bag. Only the neccesary things should be packed and the stuffs which are not neccesary on trek will be stored in hotel in Kathmandu.One porter will carry max 30 Kg,among two clients one porter will be provided.

(8)Internet Connectivity and cell phone Signal
As per your arrival in Kathmandu airport, there you can buy nepalese Sim card ncell or you can buy anywhere around city. Cell phone and internet connectivity works some parts of Daulagiri region.

(9) Flight/Bus  to/from pokhara/kathmandu
Beni is the    main gateway to Dhaulagiri region  trek which can be reach by vehicle from Pokhara in 4 hours drive. Ending point of this trek is pokhara,There is regular flight from/ to kathmandu to pokhara. By vehicle  from kathmandu to pokhara it takes 6-7 hours and by flight it takes just 35 minutes. It is absolutely freedom to choose either to choose flight or vehicle.

In mostly places toilet are  common and need to use the same toilet  using by everyone else. Mostly place there may not be available of hand washing water, so highly recommend to take hand sanitizer by yourself and most importantly toilet papers or wet tissue paper should always  be in your day bag.

(11)Government permits and National park permit
To enter in Dhaulagiri region you have to buy permits of Annapurna Conservation area project( ACAP) as we enter in Annapurna area on the way back, the cost of permit  will be included in trip cost.

(12)Guiding and staffing
InDhaulagiri  region trek average walk per day is 6-7 hours. Leisurely and pleasant guiding will definitely take you to destination.  More you gaining altitude more hard to walk, Your experieced guide and porter will always be there to help you in every moment.Guide is the key factor for the every challanging in mountain so one should follow the instruction of guide pleasantly.Every day after dinner your guide will do brief about the next days trip.

(13) Budgeting
 Budegeting depends upon many factors specially in Kathmandu where there are too many choices.Hotels in Kathmandu include in trip cost on basis of BB plan. So average expenses per day in Kathmandu will be Rs 2000 for lunch and Dinner, if you prefer some other activities as  drinks, to do massage, or to go in bar/pub Rs 5000 ( equivalent to USD 50 ) is enough. On the trek, all the meals and hot drinks will be provided by company, Extra expeses as Hot shower, battery charging, wifi, boiled water for bottle, extra snacks  bars, Soft drinks and hard drinks should borne by  oneself,In average Rs 2000(eqivalent to 20 USD) is enough on the trek. Finally  few tipping is highly recomended and compulsory in the last day to your guide and porter as per your budgeting.

14)  Clothings and gears


    Warm Hat
    Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:

    Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
    Down Jacket
    Fleece Jacket/ trousers
    Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body

    Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
    wind stopper/waterproof Paint
    Fleece or woolen pants


    Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
    Trekking Boot
    Spare Shoes


    Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
    Small Day Pack
    Personal Medical Kit
    Water bottle
    Large Duffel bag
    Trekking Pole
    Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
    Hand Towel
    Head lamp with extra Batteries
    Sun Glasses with UV protection
    Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

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