Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Trekking around the world’s seventh highest mountain, the Dhaulagiri circuit trek is undoubtedly one of Nepal’s beautiful and a challenging trek with the crossing of two Himalayan passes over 5000m.

A fully camping trek in the remote, diverse and off the beaten path of Nepal Himalaya, we will be crossing the French Pass named after the French mountain legend ‘Maurice Hergoz’.

The great thing about Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is the side-option to climb beautiful Thapa Peak (6060m). From Hidden Valley, you have the option to attempt for Thapa Peak.

Then, we cross the Thapa Pass from where the panoramic views toward Dolpo, Mustang in the north, the massifs of Dhaulagiri & Annapurna in the south is just breathtaking.

Acclimatisation during the trek:

It is very important to be well acclimatised before you reach a higher altitude, where it is very tough to escape. We have one extra day before we reach Dhaulagiri base camp in our itinerary, but we can add one more extra day depending on the situation. So, therefore you need to have at least 3 spare days for this trek.


This trek should only be attempted when snow-free because we will be trekking in high altitude and the snow condition could really affect the entire trip.

We do not recommend trekking alone in this area. It is very important to well understand the terrain because there are spots with rockfalls and avalanches risks. It is an extreme trek.

You will need to take the right decision at the right moment when it comes to weather because we will be trekking with the crew and it is very difficult to evacuate everyone during the bad weather conditions.

If you are looking forward to a real adventure trekking experience, Dhaulagiri circuit trek is an ideal choice for you. We recommend this trek to the trekkers with previous trekking experience above 5000m.

Highlights of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek:

– A real adventure experience with the crossing of difficult and beautiful high passes

– Culturally and Naturally diverse region

Very few trekked region

– Spectacular landscapes

– No special trekking permits required

– Possibility to climb Thapa Peak (6054m)

– Guided by experienced Sherpa and guides

Do we need permit for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek?

You do not need any special permit to trek around Dhaulagiri. You will just need to take the TIMS Card and Annapurna conservation entry fee.

Learn more about the trekking permit here: Trekking permit info

How hard is Dhaulagiri circuit trek?

The crossing of two high passes over 5000m and with positive elevation of more than 1000 meters in off the beaten path, this a challenging trek. You need to be physically fit and earlier trekking experience in high altitude is highly recommended.

What is the best season to trek around Dhaulagiri?

The best season for this trek is from late September- mid-December. We do not recommend you to trek during March or April, because this period can be unpredictable and quite dangerous.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu [1300m]

You will be met on arrival at Kathmandu airport and driven back to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: B

Day 2
Drive Kathmandu-Pokhara
Day 3
Drive Pokhara-Darbang-Dharapani (1500m)
Day 4
Trek Dharapani-Muri (1700m)
Day 5
Trek Muri-Boghara (2100m)
Day 6
Trek Boghara-Dobang (2600m)
Day 7
Trek Dobang-Sallaghari (3200m)
Day 8
Trek Sallaghari-Italien Base camp (3660m)
Day 9
Rest Day- Acclimatization Day
Day 10
Trek Italien Base camp-High camp (4280m)
Day 11
Trek High Camp-Dhaulagiri Base camp (4700m)
Day 12
Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp-Hidden Valley via French Pass (5360m)(
Day 13
Explore around Hidden valley or climb Thapa Peak (6060m)
Day 14
Trek to Yak Kharka via Dhampus Pass (5240m)
Day 15
Trek Yak Kharka-Jomsom (2670m)
Day 16
Flight back to Pokhara
Day 17
Drive/flight back to Kathmandu
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Depart Kathmandu

Essential Info

Price Includes
All ground transportation
All Domestic Flights
All Govt. Permits
Guide & Porters
All Meals During Trek ( B.L.D )
Twin Sharing / 3 Star Cotegory Hotel (B.B Plan)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Insurance for Nepalese Guide & Porters
Basic Trekking Equipment: Climbing Ropes, Radio Phone, Hyper Bar Bag, Yak Expedition Duffel Bags (If required)
Trekking Map, Medical Kit
Welcome & Farewell Dinner
Kitchen & Dining Tents, 2 Men Tents, Tents for Nepalese Team Members
Kitchen Equipment, Toiletries
Price Excludes
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
Personal Trekking Gears, Equipments
Personal Insurance
Personal Expenses and Tips
Emergency Rescue EvacuationAll Alcoholic / Non Alcoholic Beverages
Emergency Rescue Evacuation

20 Days

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Suitability: a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.
  1. Walking times: average 6 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 14 days with some rest days included.
  2. Altitude: up to 5,500m.
  3. Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.
  4. Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.
Max. altitude:
French Pass (5360 m)
Group size:
4 - 10

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