About Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek 19 Days

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek offers you an audience to the majesty of the grey of millions of tons of granite softened only by the pristine snow. The serenity of the journey together with sheer rigorous walk inject a surge of calm and adventure which take you to euphoria second to none. With a miscellany of sites and scenes that stir your soul, this trek is the one which every nature loving and adventure seeking enthusiasts must undertake.  

The 19-days Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek starts from Darbang (1110m) and through villages like Bagar (2080m), Lip Saba (1970m) and Dobhan Kharka (2530m). The trek offers captivating mountain peaks in their full might namely Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618m) and Tukuche Peak (6848m). Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek passes through challenging and tough two mountain passes; crossing over French Pass (5360m) and Thapa Pass (5244m). The trek requires walking on an icy track so it is suitable for mountaineers with some mountaineering experience. Dhaulagiri Base camp, French Pass, Myagdi Glacier are some of the highlights of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. The trek starts from Darbang, walking through several dense forests to dry landscapes, treeless zone, yak pastures, terraced fields, waterfalls, meadows with high passes, and steep trails. The trekking trail also takes through Italian base camp, Japanese Basecamp, and hidden valley which is a long and broad mountain enclave which remained hidden behind the giant Dhaulagiri which connects to Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang. The trail also takes through several villages inhabited by Gurung, Chhetri, Magar, Sherpa, and Limbu giving us a taste of unique local culture and lifestyle of their own ethnicity. The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek also offers an extraordinary view of icefalls and glaciers from the base camp. The trekking route is off beaten trail and very challenging but it’s worth every penny for those who dream of having such an overwhelming adventure.

High camp Adventure has been at the forefront of the tourism industry in Nepal since 2018. We offer our clients experienced guides, all kind of legal permits required for the trek, decent accommodations based on location, a-one transportation, and other relevant services. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Exploring and Trip preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3Kathmandu to Beni (830m) by bus. Driving 9-10 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 4Beni to Darbang (1,110m). Driving 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 5Darbang to Muri (1,720m). Walking 4-5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 6Muri to Bagar (2,080m). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 7Bagar to Dobhan Kharka (2,530m). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 8Dobhan Kharka to Pina Sallaghari (3,100m). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 9Pina Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3,660m). Walking for 6-7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 10Rest day for acclimatization. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 11Italian Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp (3,890m). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 12Japanese Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,748m). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 13Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5,170m). Walking for 6-7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 14Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (4,200m) via Thapa Pass (5,244m). Walking for 6-7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 15Yak Kharka to Marpha (2,667m). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at the local guesthouse.
  • Day 16Marpha to Jomsom (2,750m). Walking 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 17Jomsom to Pokhara by flight. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 18Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus. Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 19Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.