Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the scenic trekking package in western Nepal.
Also referred as Round Dhaulagiri trek, Dhaulagiri Round Trekking lets us explore the untouched desolate lands of Dhaulagiri Region which is the homeland of Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), sixth highest Mountain of the World. Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking route continues through glaciers, high passes, woods, streams and pretty small settlements and villages.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is notable for being the most difficult 3weeks trek in Nepal.
We will move in and out of highland villages, explore Myagdi Valley, traverse meadow of lush green vegetation, cross rivers, climb the forested ridges and cross Thapa Pass and French Col Pass. French Col Pass (5360m) is the highest point of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking.
Some of the major attractions of Dhaulagiri Circuit Treks include the epic views of fifteen 7000m+ peaks like Putali Himal, Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri Mountain. We will pass through the Gandaki Gorge and walk along Myagdi glacier. We will enjoy the scenic views of several snow- clad mountains from Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m). We will also cross Dhampus Pass which exists between Tukuche Peak and Thapa Peak.
The Sherpa Way offers 21days Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. We will take 8hrs of drive through Pokhara to Beni. The route continues through Babichaur, Dharapani, Muri, Boghara, Dovan, Italian Base Camp and Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Dhaulagiri Base Camp is the farthest point of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking. We will walk through French Pass to Hidden Valley Camp. Trekking continues further through the grazing land at Yak Kharka to Jomsom. We will catch flight to Pokhara and take 5hrs of ride back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary outline
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Beni (830m) via Pokhara
Day 04: Trek to Babichaur (1000m) 6-7hrs
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1565m) 7hrs
Day 06: Trek to Muri (1850m) 6-7hrs
Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2050m) 7-8hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2630m) 6hrs
Day 09: Trek to Choriban Khola (3110m) 6hrs
Day 10:  Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7hrs
Day11: Rest Day at Italian Base Camp
Day 12: Trek to Glacier camp (4250m) 5hrs
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m) 4hrs
Day 14: Rest Day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 15: Trek to French Pass (5100m)
Day 16: Trek to Hidden Valley Camp (5360m) 6hrs
Day 17: Trek to Yak Kharka (4200m) 6hrs via Dhampus Pass
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom
Day 19: Flight: Jomsom- Pokhara (35min)
Day20: Drive to Kathmandu
Day21: Departure
Day 01: Arrival at kathmandu airport and transfer to the Hotel,
Day 02: Seightseeing arround kathmandu valley,
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara
You will have breakfast in the early morning before 7:00 AM . This morning you will be drive to Pokhara (200km), depart 7:00 AM in the morning, approximately 7hrs away by tourist bus. Lunch spot on the way to Pokhara. You will be arrived late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 2:00 O'clock . Pokhara lakeside villages sits, "front row centre" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. Overnight at Pokhara
 
Day 04 Drive to Beni (850m) - 4 hrs.
After your breakfast to your hotel, you drive to Beni this day. The drive should take 4 hours and you'll find most of the part enjoyable, and offering good scenery. Beni is the district headquarters and has a police check post where your trekking permits will be examined. Beni is at the confluence of the Myagdi Khola and the Kali Gandaki
 
Day 05 Trek to Babiachor (950 m) - 5 hrs.
From Beni you leave the Kali Gandaki and head west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the village of Beni Mangalghat to Singa and Tatopani ( hot springs ). Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river, the trail makes a little half loop before crossing another bridge, near the village of Simalchour , back to the north bank from where it continues to the village of Babichor .
 
Day 06 Trek to Dharapani (1,400m) - 6 hrs.
Strike out along a high, winding path out of Babichor. The valley widens and terraced hills develop on both sides of the river. The trail is fairly level and you pass the village of Shahashradhara , cross the Duk Khola and walking through fields arrive at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again and the terraces disappear on either side of the river. Continue to the village of Dharapani .
 
Day 07 Trek to Muri (1,850m) - 5 hrs.
Cross the river to its West Bank and head north to Phedi. As you leave Phedi the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. Again the trail climbs steeply to the villages of Muri. Continue your trek to Sibang and Mattim. From here you continue up an incline to the snout of a ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon (1810m). Cross the Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi Khola and then climb a ridge to the large Magar village of Muri .
 
Day 08 Trek to Boghara (2080m) - 6 hrs.
Descend a little, cross a stream and continue through terraced fields before climbing a ridge to reach the pass from where you can see Mt. Ghustung South (6465 m). Descend to the Myagdi Khola and trek along its West Bank to the village of Naura from where you will climb a little before traversing a graasy hill and climbing a steep slope with switch-backs and then descend through a forest and terraced fields to Boghara (2080 m).
 
Day 09 Trek to Dobang (2,520m) - 5 hrs.
The trail beyond Boghara first descends through terraced fields to a small ridge and then through a forest to Jyardan which is the most remote permanent settlement in these parts. After the settlement a high winding path crosses a rocky area and then descends before climbing again to Lipshe where there is on single hut. The trail continues through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climbs to the level area at Dobang.
 
Day 10 Trek to Choriban Khola (3,110m) - 6 hrs.
Crossing a wooden bridge out of Dobang the trail ascends a forested area. Soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m.) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. Descend to the Myagdi Khola and cross it via a wooden bridge to the east bank continue to Chartare. Passing through forests again, you cut across a rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola.
 
Day 11 Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m) - 7 hrs.
Follow a trail (which is not very well defined) to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enter the glacier from the right. Tukche Peak (6837 m.) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m.) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Italian Base Camp (3660 m), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m).
 
Day 12 Rest Day.
Rest day for acclimatization. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be "tuned" for the even higher altitudes to come.
 
Day 13 Trek to Glacier Camp (4210m) - 6 hrs.
Set up early in the morning when the weather is expected to be clear. Trail is bit prone to stone fall, and pass through a narrow gorge. Today we stay overnight near at glacier.
 
Day 14 Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) - hrs.
Tukche Peak (6837 m.) becomes visible straight on; at the far end while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m.) dominates the skyline to your right. After a short while you will reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp (3660 m), which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). Camp Overnight .
 
Day 15 Rest Day.
Another rest day, but very important for the acclimatization. Views from this place will be superb and there is plenty to explore
 
Day 16 Trek to the French Pass (5,100 m) - Hidden Valley High Camp. (5,360m) - 6 hrs.
After the glacier you climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, and then cutting across a mountain flank and a moraine you enter a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley. Climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5100 m.). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to see Mukut Himal (6328 m.), Tashi Kang (6386 m.) and Sita Chuchura (6611 m.), all of which surround the Hidden Valley . To the south is Tukche Peak (6920 m.) and beyond is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. From French Pass you continue along the right edge of the Hidden valley losing a little altidude to Thapa Pass (5250 m.) between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 m.). Descending from Thapa Pass you will make a high camp at about 5360m. Camp Overnight .
 
Day 17 Cross Dhampus Pass, and trek through Yak Kharka (3,680m) - 6 hrs.
Descend from the high camp, to the Dhampus Pass and continue to Yak Kharka. There is a perfect camp site to enjoy the surrounding..
 
Day 18 Trek to Marpha (2,667m). Continue to Jomsom (2,710m) - 3 hrs.
Descend to the village of Marpha , on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki river. Continue to north, up the river valley to the town of Jomsom .
 
Day 19 Flight to Jomsom - Pokhara.
We take a spectacular early morning flight along the Kali Gandaki gorge to Pokhara .overnight at Pokhara..

2nd Programe

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m):

You will meet the representative from ‘The Sherpa Way’ in Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. He will receive you and take you through the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the hotel. You will be briefly explained about your trekking package in hotel.

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
You will be taken for the guided city tour of UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites. Journey begins with visit to Pashupatinath and continues through Bouddhanath to Swayambhunath. We will also explore Kathmandu Durbar Square before returning back to hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Beni (830m) via Pokhara:
5hours of drive through Prithvi highway will take us to Pokhara. We will proceed forward to Beni which exists 82km far from Pokhara. The journey continues along the bank of Mardi River to Beni which lies in the confluence of Myagdi River and Kali Gandaki River.
 
Day 04: Trek to Babichaur (1000m) 6-7hrs:
We will leave Kali Gandaki and proceed through the northern edge of Myagdi River. We will make our way in and out of Mangalghat and Singa to Tatopani which is the natural hotspring. We will cross the bridge to reach Simalchaur which takes us further to Babichaur.
 
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1565m) 7hrs: 
Leaving Babichaur behind, we will take the escalated path that is full of scenic views to Sahasradhara village. We will cross Dudh Khola to reach Rato Runga village. We will walk further to Dharapani village where we will stay overnight.
 
Day 06: Trek to Muri (1850m) 6-7hrs:
After crossing the river, we will head north to reach Phedi. The trail takes steep climb to Sibang and Mattim villages from where it descends to Gattikhola. We will pass through Phalai Gaon and cross Dharakhola which will lead us to Myagdi River. We will take the steep climb to Muri which is a Magar village.  
 
Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2050m) 7-8hrs:
After brief descend, we will meet river which we will cross before climbing to pass that offers scenic view of Ghustung South (6465m) Mountain. We will lower down further to Myagdi River and pass through Naura village. We will go through series of ups and downs to Boghara. 
 
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2630m) 6hrs:
We will take the descending trail through crop fields to ridge. We will traverse forest to reach small Jyardan village. We will choose the rocky trail through Lipshe and Lapche Kharka to Dovan.
 
Day09: Trek to Choriban Khola (3110m) 6hrs
Trek for Round Dhaulagiri French Pass on 9th day begins by crossing the wooden bridge. We will walk through the forest and arrive at the viewpoint that offers scenic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m). We will lower down to Myagdi River and cross it to reach Chartare which takes us further to Choriban Khola.
 
Day10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m) 6-7hrs:
We will walk through Chhonbaran glacier that offers views of Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri I mountain. Trekking continues to Italian Base Camp that is located in 3660m altitude. Italian Base Camp offers views of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V mountains.
 
Day11: Rest Day at Italian Base Camp
It is the rest day which is required for proper acclimatization. We can arrange for the short trip and visit nearby glaciers upon your interest.
 
Day 12: Trek to Glacier camp (4250m) 5hrs:
We will walk through glaciers to glacier camp. Walking through glaciers can be tricky. The trail will be slippery due to the effect of melting snow. We will set our camp nearby glacier. 
 
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4650m) 4hrs:
The route offers view of Dhaulagiri I. We will take 4hrs of difficult trek to arrive at Dhaulagiri Base Camp which offers striking views of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V mountains.
 
Day 14: Rest Day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp: 
It is the rest day which is required for proper acclimatization. We can arrange for the short trip and visit nearby glaciers upon your interest.
 
Day 15: Trek to French Pass 4hrs:
Leaving the glacier valley, we will take steep climb and pass through yet another valley to French Pass (5100m). French Pass offers spectacular views of Mukut Mountain, Tashi Kang, Tukuche Peak, Sita Peak and Dhaulagiri I mountain.  
 
Day 16: Trek to Hidden Valley Camp (5000m):
From French Pass, we will lower down all the way through hill for about 3hrs to reach Hidden Valley where we will set our camp for the night. 
 
Day 17: Trek to Yak Kharka via Dhampus Pass (4200m) 6hrs:
We will take the escalating trail to arrive at the foothill of Dhampus pass (5200m). Difficult ascend will take us to the top of Dhampus Pass that offers scenic views of mountains. . We will descend to Yak Kharka where we will stay overnight.
 
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom
We will lower down from Marpha and walk along western bank of Kali Gandaki River which will take us to Jomsom.
 
Day 19: Flight: Jomsom- Pokhara:
Early morning flight will take us to Pokhara from Jomsom in 30 minutes.
 
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu:
5hrs of drive along Prithvi Highway will take us back to Kathmandu.
 
Day 21: Departure:
You will be assisted in last moment preparation and then taken to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you will make your next visit in Nepal soon
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
What Is cost Included
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports for both airport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu,two night b/b
  • All domestic flights or transpotation ktm/pkr/jomsom
  • Three times meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)in trekking,
  • guide and Porter services for trekking
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits,and tims c
  • one night hotel stay in pokhara with b/b planeard fee.
  • all camping staff cook,sherpa,guide,porter 

What Is cost Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • lunch and dinner during hotel stay in kathmandu
  • any sighting cost/transportation and personal expenses 
  • any alcoholic bar bills and any drinks during the traveling
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • extra loges charge above 15kg on flight.
Trekking Gear Recommended by the sherpaway treks or your  Guide.
  •  walking boot,sleeper 
  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit underwear,warm socks 2/3 pair
  • warm Gloves or mittens,rain cover or umberla 
  • Sleeping bag, warm to-20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; or feather jacket
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry your personal thing
  • Water bottle 1 liter or be sure that it does not leak
  • head light and extra battery,
  • walking stick two pair
  • your camera, if you have power bank 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 21 Days
Destination: Nepal
Seasons : spring,autum,summer
Grading: trekking
No. of Pax : min 2pax
Activities : tea house,camping
Altitude Height : 5300 M.
Mode of Travel : driving/hiking/flying
Ends at : jomsome/pokhara

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