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OVERVIEW

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

  • Region - Annapurna Region, Nepal

  • Duration - 15 Days 

  • Grade - Moderate - Difficult

  • Max Altitude - 5360m/17,585ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking was first discovered by 1950 by French expedition team that climbed Annapurna I, and provides stunning views of the whole Dhaulagiri range. Dhaulagiri round is chiefly attractive to people drawn to high mountain and wilderness and requires excellent physical condition and basic mountaineering skills.

 

Dhaulagiri trekking begins from Beni Bazar, Trekking into Italian Base Camp, there is a basic tea house with a beautiful mountain view and tarraces. After Italian Base Camp, trekking through the glacier and snow clips. The final challenge over French Pass, also the highest point of the trek, it is not too long an ascent but can be demanding. Descending from French pass, we enter the lonely but fascinating area known as Hidden Valley, this place is one of the few true wilderness areas accessible in Nepal, the Hidden Valley stretches away to the north eventually narrowing to a rugged gorge which connects to Upper Dolpa and Upper Mustang. We need to organize a full board of camping with a necessary guide and porters staff for this trek. Our staffs carry all the necessary goods and prepare healthy meals during trek.

 

Dhaulagiri round trek start from Beni bank of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi Khola, follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses French Col, traverses the head of Hidden Valley, and crosses Dhampus Pass. Dhawalagiri treks end Marpha and return to Pokhara by flight.

 

ITINERARY

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Trek briefing and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 03 - Drive from Pokhara to Takam (1500m/4920ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Takam to Muri (1850m/6070ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Muri to Bagar (2100m/6890ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Bagar to Dovan (2550m/8365ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp (3650m/11,975ft)

 

Day 08 - Italian Base Camp – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 09 - Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m/15,585ft)

 

Day 10 - Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5050m/) via French Col (5360m/17,585ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m/12,075ft) via Dhampus Pass (5250m/17,225ft)

 

Day 12 - Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2730m/8955ft)

 

Day 13 - Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 14 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 15 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • Airfare - Jomsom to Pokhara

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • All hotel accommodation in Pokhara as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • All Accommodation while trekking in the tent on twin sharing basis

  • Full board meals during the trek in hygienic campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • All Necessary equipment for Camping while on the trek

  • Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Guide and entire crew accommodation

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Experienced and well-trained cook & support staff for group

  • Mules/Porters to carry the central luggage

  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits – Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and Conservation entry fee

  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary

  • Transfers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Takam

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies, and equipment from Pokhara to Takam (Vehicle) and return

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader

  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide

  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit

  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)

  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters

  • Insurance for all our Nepalese Staffs during the trek

  • All government and local taxes 

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Nepal entry Visa fee

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge

  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc

  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage

  • Tips and Gratitude for Staff and support staff

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions 

 

Registering for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Eligibility: Is this trek suitable for me?

Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Dhaulagiri Circuit trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Dhaulagiri Circuit trek booking, please e-mail us at info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

 

HOW TO REACH

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

  • Region - Annapurna Region, Nepal

  • Duration - 15 Days 

  • Grade - Moderate - Difficult

  • Max Altitude - 5360m/17,585ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking was first discovered by 1950 by French expedition team that climbed Annapurna I, and provides stunning views of the whole Dhaulagiri range. Dhaulagiri round is chiefly attractive to people drawn to high mountain and wilderness and requires excellent physical condition and basic mountaineering skills.

 

Dhaulagiri trekking begins from Beni Bazar, Trekking into Italian Base Camp, there is a basic tea house with a beautiful mountain view and tarraces. After Italian Base Camp, trekking through the glacier and snow clips. The final challenge over French Pass, also the highest point of the trek, it is not too long an ascent but can be demanding. Descending from French pass, we enter the lonely but fascinating area known as Hidden Valley, this place is one of the few true wilderness areas accessible in Nepal, the Hidden Valley stretches away to the north eventually narrowing to a rugged gorge which connects to Upper Dolpa and Upper Mustang. We need to organize a full board of camping with a necessary guide and porters staff for this trek. Our staffs carry all the necessary goods and prepare healthy meals during trek.

 

Dhaulagiri round trek start from Beni bank of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi Khola, follow the Myagdi Khola westwards to Darbang and turn north on a tiny trail that leads through forests into the high country. Much of the route is on snow and glaciers as it crosses French Col, traverses the head of Hidden Valley, and crosses Dhampus Pass. Dhawalagiri treks end Marpha and return to Pokhara by flight.

 

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Trek briefing and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 03 - Drive from Pokhara to Takam (1500m/4920ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Takam to Muri (1850m/6070ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Muri to Bagar (2100m/6890ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Bagar to Dovan (2550m/8365ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp (3650m/11,975ft)

 

Day 08 - Italian Base Camp – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 09 - Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m/15,585ft)

 

Day 10 - Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5050m/) via French Col (5360m/17,585ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m/12,075ft) via Dhampus Pass (5250m/17,225ft)

 

Day 12 - Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2730m/8955ft)

 

Day 13 - Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 14 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 15 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • Airfare - Jomsom to Pokhara

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • All hotel accommodation in Pokhara as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • All Accommodation while trekking in the tent on twin sharing basis

  • Full board meals during the trek in hygienic campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • All Necessary equipment for Camping while on the trek

  • Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Guide and entire crew accommodation

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Experienced and well-trained cook & support staff for group

  • Mules/Porters to carry the central luggage

  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits – Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and Conservation entry fee

  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary

  • Transfers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Takam

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies, and equipment from Pokhara to Takam (Vehicle) and return

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader

  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide

  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit

  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)

  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters

  • Insurance for all our Nepalese Staffs during the trek

  • All government and local taxes 

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Nepal entry Visa fee

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge

  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc

  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage

  • Tips and Gratitude for Staff and support staff

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions 

 

Registering for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Eligibility: Is this trek suitable for me?

Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Dhaulagiri Circuit trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Dhaulagiri Circuit trek booking, please e-mail us at info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

 

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

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