Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Transportation: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
Max. Altitude: 5360m
Best Season: March to April and September to November
Group Size: Min.2 Pax
Trip Mode: Camping
Start From: Beni
End At: Pokhara
Activities: Trekking & Sightseeing
Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking per dayShow Less
Dhaulagiri Round Trek is a kind of classic trek of Nepal. Dhaulagiri Round Trek also known as Strenuous Camping Trek begins from the foothills of Himalaya and it goes thoroughly up unfolding beauties of varied landscapes.The trekking routes of Dhaulagiri passes 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 everyday 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 word but simply realized. The specialty of 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.
Dhaulagiri Round Trek is an amazing & remarkable experience of life which passes through alpine terrain. In comparison to other treks of Nepal especially Annapurna Region Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trek is more physical and challenging adventure trek as it tests trekker's stamina and endurance.Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp is fully tented camp trek that gives you the unforgetable expereince of life time adventure trekking in Nepal Himalayas.
Regulus suggests trekkers to experience Dhaulagiri Round Trek in between September to December and in May to mid-June. This is because during this time the Dhaulagiri trekking trail is snow free and the trekkers get astounding view of various mountains. At other time challenging Dhaulagiri could be dangerous because Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a totally challenging adventurous trek in Nepal.
Falling of rocks sometime makes the trail of Dhaulagiri trek very challenging. The rocks fall like missile 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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and then to Beni (850m)
Day 04: Trek to Babichaur (950m)
Day 05: Trek to Darbang
Day 06: Trek to Muri (1,850m)
Day 07: Trek to Boghara (2,080m)
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,520m)
Day 09: Trek to High Vungini (Italian Base Camp) (3,660m)
Day 10: Rest Day at High Vungini (Italian Base Camp)
Day 11: Trek to Glacier Camp (4,210m)
Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m)
Day 13: Trek to Hidden Valley (5,200m) via French Col (5,360m)
Day 14: Rest day at Hidden Valley
Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m)
Day 16: Trek to Marpha (2670 m)
Day 17: Trek to Ghasa
Day 18: Trek to Tatopani (1,200m)
Day 19: Trek to Hile
Day 20: Trek to Pokhara
Day 21: Back to Kathmandu by bus|car or flight
Day 22: Departure to your country
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)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.
Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing 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
Day 03Drive to Pokhara and then to Beni (850m) 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.
Day 04Trek to Babichaur (950m) 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.
Day 05Trek to Darbang 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.
Day 06Trek to Muri (1,850m) 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.
Day 07Trek to Boghara (2,080m) 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.
Day 08Trek to Dovan (2,520m) 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.
Day 09Trek to High Vungini (Italian Base Camp) (3,660m) 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.
Day 10Rest Day at High Vungini (Italian Base Camp) 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.
Day 11Trek to Glacier Camp (4,210m) 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.
Day 12Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m) 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.
Day 13Trek to Hidden Valley (5,200m) via French Col (5,360m) 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.
Day 14Rest day 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.
Day 15Trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m) 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.
Day 16Trek to Marpha (2670 m) 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.
Day 17Trek to Ghasa 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.
Day 18Trek to Tatopani (1,200m)Following subtropical vegetation we come at a river. We walk along river bank to arrive at Tatopani. It is a popular hot spring where you can take dip. It is said that these hot springs are cure for numerous skin diseases. We put off at Tatopani.
Day 19Trek to Hile 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.
Day 20Trek to Pokhara 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.
Day 21Back to Kathmandu by bus|car or flightWe 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.
Day 22 Departure to your country 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!