Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

22 Days


The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a demanding trip through a remote area that is hardly visited by trekkers. This area, West of the Annapurna range, can only be visited by well organized parties. From Kathmandu it’s a long day drive to the starting point of this trek, just near Pokahara, a tropical area that can be very hot and humid. As soon as all equipment and food is rearranged for the porters, you will start trekking through little villages, green fields, rice terraces, thick bamboo forests and wild, rocky valleys until you reach the Italian base camp. From here the landscape changes dramatically.

The Dhaulagiri base camp is reached by trekking through a narrow gorge, across a rocky glacier for several days. The original base camp lies just below the stunning ice fall that’s comes down from Dhaulagiri’s west slope. An area that is known for avalanches and strong winds. The magical, white ‘hidden valley’ is just one pass crossing away: the French Col (5238m). But first you will have to descend to the bottom of the valley to find out that there’s another valley behind the first part! A rare and convenient flat area that eventually leads to the second high pass: Damphus Pass (5250m) and Thapa Peak (6035m). From the pass you have a stunning view at the impressive Annapurna Range that dominates the Eastern skyline. A long descend across slippery slopes leads you to the village of Jomson, the ending point of this challenging trek. From Jomson you will fly to Pokhara for a well deserved rest day, followed by a bus ride back to Kathmandu.


You will be arrived in Kathmandu where we are met by our guide or representative and we transfer to hotel.

Sight seeing tours of Kathmandu Valley, includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Shyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 21 :
Free day
Day 22 :


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do we walk every day trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for trekking?

It depends on you. It can be done also independently. But we suggest you to hire a guide and a porter. Not having a guide can be a little problematic during the trek.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Trip Fact

  • Drive/Flight
  • Tea House
  • 3700m.
  • Mar - May, Sep - Nov
  • All meals during the trek