Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek: Itinerary/ Cost/ Best Season

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: Itinerary/ Cost/ Best Season Overview

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/ Cost/ Best Season

  1. day 1

    Arrival at the Airport

    Highest Altitude 1400m

    You will meet our office representative at the airport who will pick you up in a cab and take you to your hotel. After freshening up, we will have a meeting where we will brief you about the tour. We will have dinner at a Nepali restaurant before going back to our hotel.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel with attached bathroom
      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Kathmandu to Beni (850m)

    Trek Duration 9 hours drive

    After breakfast, we will head towards Beni as we drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway and further to the west. It is almost a 10-hour drive after which we will get to our hotel and have dinner.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel with attached bathroom
      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Beni to Babiyachaur (950m)

    Highest Altitude 950m
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    We walk along the banks of Myagdi Khola and pass through the settlements at Beni Mangalghat, Singa and Tatopani. After 7 hours of hike, we arrive at Babiyachaur.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Babiyachaur to Dharapani (1860m)

    Highest Altitude 1860m
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    We travel along a winding path on the mountainside as we come across the villages of Shahashradhara and Ratorunga. Hiking further through a twisted trail, we take a steep ascent to Dharapani.

    • Overnight stay at Lodge

      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Dharapani to Muri (1850m)

    Highest Altitude 1850m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    After descending to Myagdi Khola, we will cross the river and climb uphill. We walk for a total of 5 hours before reaching the Magar village of Muri.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge 
      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Muri to Baghar (2080m)

    Highest Altitude 2080m
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    Crossing Dhora Khola, we start ascending and reach Ghorban Dhara. We continue along a steep slope before finally descending to the village of Bhaghar.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Baghar to Dobang (2520m)

    Highest Altitude 2520m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    We walk across the terraced fields and pass the villages of Jyardan and Lipse. We hike further through a forest and pasture land to reach Dobang.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Dobang to Sallaghari (3110m)

    Highest Altitude 3110m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We cross the river and hike uphill through a fairly steep forest path. Walking further, we can notice that Mt. Dhaulagiri comes into sight. We reach the pine forest of Sallaghari, where we set up our camp.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660m)

    Highest Altitude 3660m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hours

    We walk near the Chhonbarban Glacier as we cross bridges and traverse through forests. We then ascend along a steep trail to reach the Italian Base Camp.

      • Overnight stay at  the Camping
      • Included all meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp

    Highest Altitude 3660 m

    We spend the day acclimatizing and exploring the Italian base camp.


      • Overnight stay at camping
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Italian Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp (4210m)

    Highest Altitude 4210m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We ascend through more challenging terrain as we traverse a rocky trail. We also cross two glaciers that originated from Dhaulagiri. After 5 hours of hike, we arrive at the Japanese Base Camp.

      • Overnight stay at Camping
      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

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

    Highest Altitude 4,740 m
    Trek Duration 7 hours

    The altitude gradually increases, and we walk along a more difficult trail. After 7 hours of strenuous walk, we will be greeted with a stunning view at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

      • Overnight stay at Camping.
      • Included all meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

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

    Highest Altitude 5100 m
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    After carefully crossing some glaciers, we will climb further to reach the French Pass. We can see the Hidden valley from here where we descend to and spend the night.

    • Overnight stay at Camping.

      • Included all standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

    Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m)

    Trek Duration 7 hours

    We walk mostly downhill as we descend steeply to Yak Kharka from Hidden valley.

      • Overnight stay at Camping.
      • Included all meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day 15

    Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2743 m)

    Highest Altitude 2743 m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    From Yak Kharka, we will climb down to the famous village of Marpha. From there, we will continue north along the bank of Kali Gandaki River to reach Jomsom.

      • Overnight stay at Guest House with attached bathroom
      • Included all meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  16. day 16

    Flight to Pokhara 35 minutes

    Flight Hours 35 minutes

    We take a 35-minute flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara with attached bathroom
      • Included standard Breakfast
  17. day 17

    Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

    Trek Duration 7 hours drive

    It is a 7-hour bus journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel with attached bathroom
  18. day 18


    We will drop you at the airport and bid you farewell.


    • 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 Map

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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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