Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek: Strenuous Trek in Nepal

Tea House , Camping
Dhaulagiri Region
Start / End Point
17 Nights 18 Days
Max. Altitude
5010 m
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Camping to Camping
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs


Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek involves trekking around the Dhaulagiri Mountain Range traversing through some of the most remote parts of Nepal. Mt. Dhaulagiri, with a height of 8167 meters, is the sixth-highest mountain in the world. We will also pass through suspension bridges and stay in the remote Magar and Sherpa villages.

Reaching a height of 5360 meters at French Pass and 5234 meters at Dhampus Pass, it provides some stunning views of 23 snow-capped mountains. Along with Dhaulagiri, these are Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhampus, among others. We begin our trek by driving to Beni. From there, we will pass through the villages of Dharapani, Muri, and Dobang before reaching the Italian Base Camp.

We will then pass through the Glacier Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp which provide an amazing view of the Dhaulagiri Mountains. After proper acclimatization at the camps, we will cross the French Pass and Dhampus Pass. Then, after reaching Jomsom, we will take a flight back to Pokhara.

What to Expect on This Trek?
    • The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is daunting but fruitful. With the massive mountain range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000-meter magnificent peaks, trekking the main paths is not only possible but can be immensely rewarding.
    • Though, you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with the unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast. The beauty the terrain and the Himalayas provide is unparalleled.
    • Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek takes you on an exciting journey to the off-beat paths near the Dhaulagiri massif. It encompasses some challenging trails with stunning views of the mountains and glaciers. Due to the rough terrain with lack of proper accommodation, the trek is one of the most difficult treks in Nepal.

Best Time For The Trek.

    The months of March through May or September through November are the best trekking season. Any other time, it is either too hot, too cold or too humid.

    Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Nepal is certainly not for beginners and should not be tried if you’re not fit. As it mostly incorporates narrow off-beaten paths and steep inclines, we only recommend this to adventurers who have trekked a few times.

    We will take care of your entire food and lodging and make sure that you’ll smoothly complete this trek. Additionally, we provide an experienced guide that will accompany you throughout the trek. Furthermore, Dhaulagiri Circuit Itinerary will provide detailed information about the whole expedition. Also, the Dhaulagiri circuit trek cost is mentioned in the package itself.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek | Nepal

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival at the Airport

  2. day 2

    Kathmandu to Beni (850m)

  3. day 3

    Beni to Babiyachaur (950m)

  4. day 4

    Babiyachaur to Dharapani (1860m)

  5. day 5

    Dharapani to Muri (1850m)

  6. day 6

    Muri to Baghar (2080m)

  7. day 7

    Baghar to Dobang (2520m)

  8. day 8

    Dobang to Sallaghari (3110m)

  9. day 9

    Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660m)

  10. day 10

    Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp

  11. day 11

    Italian Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp (4210m)

  12. day 12

    Japanese Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 m)

  13. day 13

    Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley Camp (5100 m) via French Pass

  14. day 14

    Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m)

  15. day 15

    Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2743 m)

  16. day 16

    Flight to Pokhara 35 minutes

  17. day 17

    Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

  18. day 18


Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map


    • Airport and hotel transfer by tourist car/jeep/van as per the itinerary.
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare inclusive of airport taxes.
    • Both way Pokhara-Beni-Pokhara by bus drivers.
    • All the essential trekking permits and local taxes.
    • All the camping equipment such as a mattress, member tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, kitchen utensils etc.
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu drive by tourist bus.
    • Highly experienced English-speaking trekking guide.
    • Kitchen helpers and mules to carry your food, luggage and camping gear.
    • Expert trekking cook who prepared continental, Indian and Chinese foods during the trek.
    • All trekking staff insurance, wages, food, accommodations, and equipment.
    • Full board meals while on the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
    • Twin-sharing or single-tented camp accommodation while on the trek.
    • A first aid medical kit.
    • Company kit bag.
    • Farewell dinner party at a typical Nepali restaurant after trip completion.


  • International airfare.
  • Nepal visa which was obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies of the passport-size picture too.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks, and snack foods.
  • Travel insurance which included rescue Personal medical or evacuation expenses incurs and strongly recommend internationally.
  • Extra porter for the personal day bag pack.
  • Riding a horse along the trek.
  • Extra night hotel due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu.
  • Tips to staff.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Permit Requirements

Dhaulagiri region is one of the restricted regions of Nepal.

  • You will need a trekking permit for the Dhaulagiri Trek
  • A minimum group size of 2 people is a must for this trek. Meaning that a solo traveller is not allowed for trekking the Dhaulagiri region.

Note: If you are planning your trek with a travel agency in Nepal, they will manage the permits for you.

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