Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking  |  20 Days

The Dhaulagiri Circuit is an exciting and challenging trek around Dhaulagiri 8,167 m (26,795 ft), worlds 7th highest peak in a range of 7000m subsidiary peaks. Full of adventures, this journey get you off the beaten path. The route travels the remote area filled with stark beauty seen by the only few others and surmounts high passes along the way, including the demanding French Pass 5360m, the high point of the trek.

Highlights along the way include not only the marvelous, non-stop mountain views, and dramatic Himalayan landscape with forests and glaciers. But the beautiful culture of its inhabitants, waterfalls and Rivers, including the Kaligandaki gorge- the deepest gorge in the world. A stretch of the Dhaulagiri circuit follows the world famous Annapurna circuit and hot springs along the way provide a relaxing place to enjoy a break.

We start the journey with scenic drive from Pokhara, a famously beautiful lakeside city with Mountain views. We reach the town Beni at the junction of two Himalayan rivers .we will climb from there up to the idyllic village of Dharapani surrounded by fields with great views of the mountains. The trail visits more majestic villagers as we ascend to Italian base camp on the west of the side Dhaulagiri. The next stopover is glacier camp and then Dhaulagiri Base camp both in astonishing unforgettable settings. Then we cross the French pass to enter the hidden valley and perhaps this will be our chance to see rare wildlife of the Himalaya. The pristine valley is a true gateway from the rest of the world and you might be overwhelmed by the surrounding serenity! Then we cross the Thapa pass to yak Kharka and then join the Himalaya Circuit at the charming village of the Marpha and then a fly back to pokhara from the Jomsom airport or still we have an option to have a scenic drive all the way to Pokhara.

The Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking in the recent days is developed as a lodge trekking, but still needs to do camping in some of the high altitude areas. The trek to Dhaulagiri Circuit is facilitated by hygiene foods and neat lodge accommodation. Although some of the passes with ascend and descend are pretty challenging, the whole trip offers an exciting and memorable experiences in Nepal trekking holidays.

Trip Highlights of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

  • Dhaulagiri, 8167m is the 7th highest mountain in the World.
  • Italian Base Camp, Classic Base Camp, French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m) are the significant places.
  • Heads along the Kaligandaki River and thrilling gorges.
  • Incredible views of Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Fly/Drive to Pokhara
  • 4Day 4: Drive by bus to Beni Bazzar.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Dharapani1,425m,5hrs.
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Muri 1,850m, 4:30 hrs.
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Boghara 2080m, 5hrs.
  • 8Day 8: Trek to Dobang 2,550m, 4:30hrs.
  • 9Day 9: Trek to Choriban Khola 3,110m, 4:30hrs.
  • 10Day 10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660meters)
  • 11Day 11: Acclimatization day
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Midway Camp 4500m, 5 hrs.
  • 13Day 13: Trek to Classic Base Camp 5000m,6hrs.
  • 14Day 14: Acclimatization Day.
  • 15Day 15: Pass the French Pass 5360 m and then Hidden Valley5200m,7 hrs.
  • 16Day 16: To Cross Dhampus Pass 5200 m, and trek to Yak Kharka 3,680 m, 5 hrs.
  • 17Day 17: Trek to Marpha 2,667m and then to Jomsom 2710m 5 hrs.
  • 18Day 18: Fly to Pokhara
  • 19Day 19: Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • 20Day 20: Final Departure

Cost Includes


  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private Vehicle.
  • Both way (Round trip) tourists Bus KTM-Pokhara-KTM (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Flight).
  • Jomsom to pokhara by flight
  • Pokhara to Beni by local bus (But it can be customized according to your requirement about private vehicles).
  • Transfer to Nepali restaurant


  • Kathmandu (3Ns): 2** Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel).
  • Pokhara( 2Ns):2**Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Hotel).
  •  Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking (14Ns): Best tent camp Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.


  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Dhaulagiri Circuit in trekking in our camp. We provide best food from our camping cook
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (14 Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (14 Dinners)

Guide and Potter

  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge Accommodations Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paper work and permits and TIMS Card


  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Challenginng
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge and Camp
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