Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Recommended by 99% of travelers
Duration22 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5,360m
Group SizeMin. 2 Pax
Travel StyleCamping Trek
Best TimeMarch to April and September to November

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a kind of classic trek of Nepal. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek also known as Strenuous Camping Trek begins from the foothills of the Himalayas and it goes thoroughly up unfolding beauties of varied landscapes. The trekking routes of Dhaulagiri pass through two big mountains located above 5000m i.e 5360-meter French pass and the 5200-meter Thapa pass. The view of Dhaulagiri gradually appears which gets closer every day as you keep on moving up. There are various things to witness in the coffer of Dhaulagiri like French Col, the Hidden Valley, and Dhampus. Besides Dhaulagiri, the view of Annapurna Massif in the west and Manaslu will capture your heart. The scenic beauty witnessed here in Dhaulagiri Base Camp is not expressed in words but simply realized. The specialty of the Dhaulagiri Round Trek is that it gives an opportunity to view 15 mountains of over 7000 meters including Putali Himal, Tukuche Peak, and Dhaulagiri Peak itself.


  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city tour.
  • Scenic road drives to Beni.
  • Mur Magar village.
  • French Pass Dhampus Pass and Hidden Valley.
  • Kaligandaki River Valley.
  • Scenic fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Variation in the scenery as the trek starts in the Dhaulagiri region and ends in the Mustang region.
  • Trek along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, and V from Italian Base Camp and Glacier Camp
  • Captivating sight of Chhongardan Glacier on the way to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Relish an astonishing view of the Dhaulagiri range from Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Explore alluring Marpha Village, famous for apple orchards and locally made apple brandy

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trek

Dhaulagiri Round Trek is an amazing & remarkable experience of life that passes through alpine terrain. In comparison to other treks of Nepal especially Annapurna Region Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trek is a more physical and challenging adventure trek as it tests trekkers' stamina and endurance. Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp is a fully tented camp trek that gives you the unforgettable experience of a lifetime adventure trekking in the Nepal Himalayas.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Best Time 

Regulus suggests trekkers experience Dhaulagiri Round Trek between September to December and from May to mid-June. This is because during this time the Dhaulagiri trekking trail is snow free and the trekkers get astounding views of various mountains. At other times challenging Dhaulagiri could be dangerous because Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a totally challenging adventurous trek in Nepal.  

Round Dhaulagiri Trek Difficulty 

Falling of rocks sometimes makes the trail of the Dhaulagiri trek very challenging. The rocks fall like missiles from the top of the cliffs and the trekkers walk below the cliff. Regulus again suggests not to go for Dhaulagiri Trek during monsoon because rock falling is frequent at this time.

Trip PlanExpand all

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel. 


From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel


We ride on Prithivi Highway along Trishuli River. The view is really nice. The scenic beauty of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain ahead of you simply symbolizes that you are about to approach the City of Lakes—Pokhara. Beni is around four hours drive from Pokhara and here we put off at night.


Located at the confluence of Myagdi Khola (River) and Kaligandaki Camp, Beni is full of natural beauty. The greenery and picturesque view of area fascinates trekkers. We follow westward route walking along Myagdi River to arrive at Mangalghat. Singha Bazaar is our next destination and Babichaur is a bit away from the bazaar. Here we will spend our night.


 It is ascending trail today. The walk is beautiful as you get chance to pass through green forests and pleasing climate. We will spend night at Darbang.


We head towards Phedi. From here we ascend till ridge and walk further towards Sibang. Mattim is our next destination. We walk along Gatti Khola to arrive at Phalaigaon. After crossing Dhara Khola we reach Muri where we will halt at night. Muri is inhabited by Magar people. They are ethnic indigenous people of the country.


It is around eight hours walk today. At first we follow downhill track and later go through terraced farm lands. After climbing ridge we descend and this will lead us to Myagdi Khola. We cross Naurawe village, forests and terraced fields to arrive at Boghara where we will spend our night.


It is a downhill walk today followed by terraced fields and forests to arrive at Jyardan. We go through small settlements to reach Lipshe. Further walk will bring us at Dovan via Lapche Kharka. We stay overnight at Dovan.


It is a beautiful walk of our life as we cross woods viewing mountains. Further couple of hours of walk will take us to High Vungini also known as Italian Base Camp. Here we put off at night.


Today is acclimatization day. We take rest but at the same time explore local area. People here are very simple and warm. They are friendly people who welcome you from their heart. You will enjoy local food, drink and culture here.


It is a bit challenging day today as we will cross the glacier with the help of rope. It brings us to main glacier. The path is difficult but exciting and thrilling at the same time. We will setup our camp in Glacier.


It is a tough trail as we have to go across stones and glaciers to arrive at Dhaulagiri Base Camp l. Despite challenging weather the view of Dhaulagiri will capture your heart. At Dhaulagiri Base Camp I we halt at night. 


We climb glacial deposit or a moraine wall to arrive at the top of French Col. It is at an altitude of 5300m. The awe-inspiring view of Hidden Valley will remain in your mind and heart for the rest of your life. We will setup camp at Hidden Valley.


Hidden Valley is at an altitude of 5000m. today we take rest here enjoying breathtaking view of mountains. We will explore the surrounding peaks.


We climb Dhampus today. It is at an elevation of 5200m. It is an exciting walk in support of rope. We take rest here for some time and descend down towards yak Kharka where we will put off at night.


We descend down along the flank of mountains to arrive at Marpha. We pass through green vegetation and terraced farm lands. Marpha is renowned for apple. There are two monasteries here where we pay visit.


We walk on flat path and arrive in loose settlement. The houses here are built in Tibetan style. We further pass through valley and arrive at Ghasa where we stay at night.


Following subtropical vegetation we come at a river. We walk along river bank to arrive at Tatopani. It is a popular hot spring wheEarly in the morning before breakfast we hike to Poon-Hill. It is a hill station which is popular for sunrise and sunset view. People gather here to enjoy the scenic beauty of mountains. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is truly mesmerizing from here. Hile is our today’s last destination and to reach here we follow downhill walk.re you can take dip. It is said that these hot springs are cure for numerous skin diseases. We put off at Tatopani.


Early in the morning before breakfast we hike to Poon-Hill. It is a hill station which is popular for sunrise and sunset view. People gather here to enjoy the scenic beauty of mountains. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is truly mesmerizing from here. Hile is our today’s last destination and to reach here we follow downhill walk.


We arrive at Pokhara via Nayapul. From here we hire private vehicle or bus to reach Pokhara. You will get some time to enjoy Pokhara. You visit Gupteswor Cave, Mahendra Cave and Davi’s Fall. Boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara is truly beautiful experience.


We will return back to Kathmandu either by tourist bus or private car or by flight.The staff of Regulus will accompany you in the evening and offer you a farewell dinner for positively undertaking the trip.Till you have a free time for hang around with friends or last minute shopping in Thamel.


Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

Route Map
Map of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek route in Nepal highlighting key landmarks and trails
Cost Details
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (3 nights).
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in three-star hotels in Pokhara; Breakfast included. (1 night).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals are Cooked by our expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners).
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the trek. (We will provide fully waterproof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tents, etc., and Climbing rope to cross the Passes.).
  • Local Regulus licensed English-speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and camping equipment during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • All trekking permits & fees.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Regulus Nepal (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Flight cost from  Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu (Local bus transfer from Ktm to Beni and Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Ktm).
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a cultural dance show on the second last day (On Day 21st).
  • All our government taxes, vat, and tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax. 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
Dates & Availability
Starts: Sep 11, 2024Ends: Oct 02, 2024
Starts: Sep 25, 2024Ends: Oct 16, 2024

Each trip is customized to fit the client's requirements and group size, the price of each trip we organize is different. The trip's price is calculated keeping in view the type of services and accommodation chosen by our clients. To offer you a personalized and seamless holiday experience, we create trips that suit your taste and travel budget.

What our Clients Say?
01 Oct, 2023
Naturally Beautiful Nepal

I did the Dhaulagiri circuit Trek of Nepal. My 22 days long journey to this trek was so wonderful. Our guide was so frank. We consult so many information with the guide name Mukesh and he did answer all our question with good communication. There would have been problem if...

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