Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Trip Style: Camping Trek
Transport: Public Vehicle & Flight
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
Group Size: 16
Max Elevation: French Pass (5360m)
- You'll be crossing French Pass (5,360 m) and Thapa (Dhampus) Pass (5,234 m).
- You'll be walking on glaciers and snow for weeks.
- Narrow and extreme trekking trails through dense forest to high mountains.
- Amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) itself and many snow-covered peaks in your trail ahead.
- Best experience of trekking in a fun and adventurous way.
- Lots of beautiful landscapes and scenic flights from Jomsom.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the adventurous and challenging treks in Nepal. You will be trekking till Dhaulagiri Base Camp from Beni to see the seventh-highest mountain in the world from its lap. Within these 15 days of the trek, you’ll know about the lifestyle and culture of the people living there. During the trek, you will have priceless views of mountains which are above 8,000 meters.
Dhaulagiri (8,167m) rises above the deepest gorge in the world. This trek takes you through some stunning glaciers and adventurous trails that are beyond your imagination. Being one of the famous mountains of the world provides you with a lush landscape and hidden valleys. Along with Dhaulagiri, you see other snow-capped peaks such as Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna, and many other well-known peaks.
Dhaulagiri Circuit trek takes you from the elevation of 850 meters from Beni to 5,360 meters till French Pass. You’ll be crossing two high mountains French Pass (5,360 m) and Thapa (Dhampus) Pass (5,234 m)in this trek. But, this trek is not all about passing mountains and snow-covered peaks, you will also witness richness in flora and fauna while passing the forest and hills.
From Kathmandu, you will drive towards Beni. On the third day, your actual trekking journey begins. At the very beginning, you will observe the beauty of this trek. While passing through Magar village you'll be trekking over Myagdi Khola's (River) banks along the Chhonbardan glacier. You will be passing through many beautiful villages of Muri, Chariban, Darbang, then towards the Italian and Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Then you'll trek towards Kalopani, Marpha, and Jomsom. After you reach Jomsom your trekking trials will end. Then you'll be taking the flight to Pokhara from Jomsom and back to Kathmandu. That will be your trek for Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
You'll be heading towards your hometown the day after your arrival in Kathmandu. Hopefully, you'll have lots of memorable experiences and exciting adventures during your trip. Feel free to contact us for more details.
The best time to do the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). In these seasons, the skies and mountains are clear and you can take some beautiful pictures. It is not possible to trek during the winter season (December to February). In the monsoon season(June to August), the trek is still possible but there may not be clear views and skies. There is also a high chance of rainfall.
Dhaulagiri circuit trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal, but it is not that harsh. However, this trek offers you an adventurous and memorable experience. The difficulties of this trek depend on your physical fitness and your trekking experience. If you are physically fit, have a strong mentality and experience in trekking then you can complete this trek with ease. But, if you are just starting out it might be difficult for you. We suggest you stay fit and healthy 2 or 3 weeks before your trek. You can train yourself to increase your stamina by running, swimming, etc before your trek. It will be very helpful to you during this journey.
We provide you with our best guides for your trekking journey. Guides who will lead you towards the success of the trek and who has lots of experience in trekking. You might face some difficulties in altitude but the guides will help you in every step of your trekking journey. The trek will go at a slow pace and you’ll take lots of short rest in your trek. So, our guides will help you finish the trek even if you are just starting out. You will only need to keep yourself fit and healthy with a strong mentality, then you can finish your trek without any hindrance.
Sometimes the weather can get harsh during this trip so better prepare yourself. So, you’ll need useful and handy equipment for your trek. You need to be careful while packing your bag at that moment. Besides your personal accessories and must-have items such as medicine, sleeping bags, and many more, you should not pack unnecessary items in your bag. You must remember that packaging plays an important role in your trekking journey. We will help you with that during your preparation day.
Accommodation and Food
We try to provide you some of the best accommodation facilities, while you stay in Nepal. You’ll be staying in a 3-star hotel with clean and comfortable rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Your stay in Beni, Kalopani, Marpha, and Jomsom will be in average guest houses. But, don’t expect any kind of accommodation facilities during your trek. During your trek in most of the places, you will be staying under the tented camp. Be sure to carry a sleeping bag with you for your comfort during your trek.
There are wide varieties of food in Nepal. But you will get typical Nepali food during your trek. Most of the time you will get and eat Dal Bhat. While you are trekking, your body needs lots of energy. So, Dal Bhat really helps you in this trek. We suggest you carry snacks and energy bars. If you are a vegan or have a personal preference in our food then be sure to inform us about it before your trek. In the trek, cook will prepare food. We will be buying all your snacks and drinks in Kathmandu or Beni.