Dhaulagiri circuit trek

destination Dhaulagiri Base Camp
duration 19 Days
grade Difficult
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 5360m
meal Available
accommodation Available
season Spring/Autumn


Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most demanding treks in Nepal. It is in the western part of Nepal and the trek circles Mt. Dhaulagiri (White Mountain), which is the 7th tallest mountain in the world. The trek was organized by the French Expedition in the year 1950, for the first time. The trip gives you chance to see the majestic views of all Dhaulagiri ranges, named by the numbers Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, and V. And it also offers you magnificent views of other mountains like Annapurnas, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and many more. As the trip is the most challenging trek, we have two high passes called French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m) and we pass through high pastures and unpopulated areas for a few days so your need to be well-equipped and you should have well-knowledge of navigation (if it snows) during the trek. The trek also gives you chances to see wildlife like Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, and some endangered animals like Red Panda and Leopards. You also can experience the unique culture of Magar, Gurung, and Thakali in the villages of Beni, Doban, Kobang, Tukuche, Marpha, and Jomsom. In summary, Dhaulagiri Circuit is a perfect package for nature lovers, mountain lovers, explorers, highly adventurers, well-navigator, those who want to be in an uninhabited area and remote area, and for those who want to do a fully camping trek.
The trip begins from Beni Bazaar, gradually climbs to Italian Base Camp, and eventually enters Hidden Valley. After passing Dhampus Pass, we enter Kali Gandaki Valley joins to Classic Annapurna Circuit route, and trek to either Jomsom and fly to Pokhara or drive back to Pokhara.

Trip Highlights

  • Close examination of diverse cultures.
  • Explore the wilderness of the region.
  • Magnificent view of gigantic vistas
  • Trek along the Choriban Khola (3,110m)
  • Get to know Italian Base Camp (3,660m)
  • Explore Glacier Camp (4,210m)
  • Explore and observe Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m)


Day 1: Advent at Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport.

The frontiertreks greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and exploration.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara and sightseeing. Duration: 7 hours.

Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Darbang. Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 5: Trek from Darbang to Dharapani (1490 meters). Duration: 5 hours.

Day 6: Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1720 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 7: Trek from Muri to Bagar (2080 meters). Duration: 8-9 hours.

Day 8: Trek from Bagar to Dobhan (2520 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 9: Trek from Dhoban to Italian Base Camp (3660 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 10: Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (3660 meters).

Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp (3890 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Japanese Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 13: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base camp to Hidden Valley (5141 meters) via French Pass (5360 meters). Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 14: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3900 meters) via Dhampus valley (5244 meters). Duration: 7- 8 hours.

Day 15: Trek from Yak Khraka to Marpha (2670 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 16: Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2720 meters). Duration: 2-3 hours.

Day 17: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom.

Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. 

Day 19: Final Departure to native destination.

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • Airport pickup and drop
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara (BB Plan on sharing basis)
  • Domestic Flights: From Kathmandu- Pokhara/ Jomsom- Pokhara
  • Ground Transportation (jeep/bus) from Pokhara- SIbang Pokhara- Kathmandu
  • 2 Man sharing Tent, Tents (Dinning, Kitchen, toilet, Shower), Kitchen items, Table, Chair, Mattresses
  • During Trekking camp site will be reserve in each location
  • Cook and Helper
  • Necessary transportation cost for trekking
  • Tea house accommodation during the trekking including Meal (BLD with extra Tea and Coffee)
  • Special Permits, TIMS, Professional English-Speaking Guide Assistant guide and necessary Porter
  • Insurance for all trekking Staffs
  • Trekking Map
  • First Aid Medical Kit for emergency
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu


  • International Flight Fare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Personal Insurance (Travel, Emergency Medical, Rescue).
  • Meal (Lunch and dinner) during stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal Trekking Gears, extra expenses Phone Calls, Water, Laundry, Bar Bills, Battery Recharge, Internet etc.
  • Tips for trekking staff

All Inclusive Cost

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  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts

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