Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Duration : 22days
Cost : Contact Us

Grade : Strenous
Highest Access : 5240m



Dhaulagiri Trek is recommended for experienced high altitude trekkers in very good physical condition. The route is remotely and possible only in the autumn season due to excessive snow and ice conditions in the winter and spring. The region is practically virgin territory for trekkers and it  provides some extremely dramatic contrasts.
The Dhalugiri massif (8167mtrs) is separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki river and gorge (the deepest river canyon in the world) the range of mountains that includes the Dhaulagiri massif has 30 peaks of over 6000 meters. The area around Tansen is home to the Magar people and capital of the independent kingdom that became part of Nepal many years ago.
Dhorepatan and the surrounding areas are home to communities of Tibetan refugees who search the area for minerals and medicinal plants. From Dhoratpan views of both the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges is quite exceptional
The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is a long and difficult trek that takes us around Dhaulagiri. It starts from Beni on the Kali Gandaki river bank. From here we trek along the Myagdi Khola (river) westwards to Darbang before trekking north through forests and into the high country. A lot of the route is on snow and the glacier moraine on the way up to the French Col (5240m.) before entering at the head of Hidden Valley and a crossing of  Dhampus Pass (5155m). The Dhaulagiri circuit trek ends with a steep descent to Marpha before returning to Pokhara.

Day 1

Arrival Kathmandu airport pick up and transfer to hotel overnight.

Day 2

Full day sightseeing tour Kathmandu city & preparation for trekking document overnight hotel.

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Beni which takes about eleven hours by bus or private car.

Day 4

Trek from Beni to Babichoaur (950m) and it takes about five hours. You camp overnight.

Day 5

Trek from Babichoaur to Phedi (1100m) which takes about four hours.

Day 6

Trek from Phedi to Phalai Gaun (1810m) and it takes approximately six hours.

Day 7

Trek from Phalai Gaun to Jugapani and it takes about five hours.

Day 8

Trek from Jugapani to Boghara (2080m) which takes about five hours.

Day 9

Trek from Boghara to Lapche kharka and it takes about four and half hours.

Day 10

Trek from Lapche kharka to Chartare (2820m) which takes almost four and half hours.

Day 11

Trek from Chartare to Pakoban (3585m) and it takes about five hours.

Day 12

Trek from Pakoban to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750m) which takes six hours.

Day 13

Trek from Dhaulagiri Base camp to French pass (5360m) and it takes about three hours.

Day 14

Walk five hours from French pass and camp on 4915m.

Day 15

After crossing 4915m pass trek to Yak kharka (4500m) which takes about five hours.

Day 16

Trek from Yak kharka to Marpha (2667m) and it takes about six hours.

Day 17

Rest day at Marpha.

Day 18

Trek from Marpha to Lete (2438m) which takes about six and half hours.

Day 19

Trek from Lete to Tatopani (1189m) and it takes about six hours.

Day 20

Trek from Tatopani to Beni drive to Pokhara overnight hotel.

Day 21

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes approximately six and half hours.

Day 22

Onward departure.

service include:

    • Airport Pick up and drop.
    • Accommodation hotel with breakfast Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Beni via Pokhara both ways.
    • Three meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated in the itinerary.
    • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis local lodges / Tent Camp
    • All trekking and related permit & fees.
    • English speaking, professional guides and porters.


service exclude:

    • International airfare.
    • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Entry Visa fee
    • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
    • Drinks
    • Laundry fee.
    • Personal gears and expenses.
    • Lightweight walking boots & a pair of track shoes 
    • Guaranteed Waterproof & rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
    • Windproof, waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
    • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
    • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
    • Loose cotton pants, long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
    • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
    • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
    • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
    • Down jacket, Woolen shirts and thick sweaters for winter December, January & February.
    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
    • Daypack: toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc. 
    • Water bottle, sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 
    • Toiletries with small towels
    • Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries 
    • Raincoat (optional), which is useful when it rains. 


Trekking Destination:Dhaulagiri.

Best season:September to December & Feb to May.

Transportation:By tourist bus or private car.

Accommodation:Hotel, Resort & tea house /camping


Trekking style:tea house / camping

Highest access of trek :5240m

Culture:Gurung, Magar, Thakali

Himalayan sights:Dhaulagir massif, Annapurna and fishtail

Attraction:Close Mountain View, Villages


Himalaya Arirang Trek Pvt Ltd

Attentive Holiday Group

A1 Business Complex,Ground Floor Thamel 29 ,Kathmandu Nepal

+977 1 4412379, 4413848

+977 1 4413848

Mobile:+977 9851070284 (24 hrs.)

E-Mail : info@trekadventurenepal.com