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Dhaulagiri Round Trek

Round Dhaulagiri trek is a long challenging trek that takes us to the base came of Mt. Dhaulagri (8167m) the seventh highest mountain in the world.

This a strenuous trek through high alpine pastures higher passes and serene and uninhabited valleys. Everyone is familiar with the name Dhaulagiri which is in the western part of Nepal probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. The simple reason behind it is that it consists of more than fifteen 7000m, magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.

The Dhaulagiri, along with another eight thousander the Annapurna carves the world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki. Dhaulagiri round trek also crosses two high passes the French pass (5240m) and the Thapa pass (5155m). Moreover, you will also experience snow and glacier walking, especially around Italian base camp and Dhaulagiri north base camp.

Along the way, we enjoy spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak, Annapurna and Kaligandaki River with the world deepest gorge. On the trail, you may also encounter semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep in the remote valleys of the region. Besides the wild nature, you will also enjoy the tea house and lifestyles of Nepal’s ethnic people such as Gurung, Ghhetri, and Magars.

The beautiful mountain Dhaulagiri can be circled within two and half weeks. Our trekking package crosses the French pass and reaches to the Jomsom then back to Pokhara.

  • Facts of the Trip
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Information
  • Before You Travel
  • What to Take

Trip Duration: 20 days,

Max. Altitude: 5360m (French Pass),

Best Time: March, April, May, September, October,and November are the best months.

Minimum Pax: 1 pax,

Start Trip: Beni,

End Trip: Jomsom,

Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Guest houses during trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, All meals during trekking

Trip Grade: Challenge

Highlights: Spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak, Annapurna and Kaligandaki River with the world deepest gorge, semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep, French pass (5240m) and Thapa pass (5155m)

Day 01: Meet at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour at Kathmandu Valley, including Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambunath and Buddhanath Stupa.

Day 03: Kathmandu Drive to Beni (850m) 7-8 hours walking

Day 04: Trekking to Babiachor (950 meters) 4-5 hours walking

Day 05: Trekking to Dharapani (1400m) 5-6 hours walking

Day 06: Trekking to Muri (1850m) 4-5 hours walking

Day 07: Trekking to Boghara (2080m) 5-6 hours walking

Day 08: Trekking to Dobang (2520meters) 4-5 hours walking

Day 09: Trekking to Choriban Khola (3110m) 4-5 hours walking

Day 10: Trekking to Italian Base Camp (3660meters) 6-7 hours walking

Day 11: Rest dayat Italian Base Camp for Explore Around

Day 12: Trekking to Glacier Camp (4210m) 5-6 hours walking

Day 13: Trekking to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) 6-7 hours walking

Day 14: Rest Day Dhaulagiri Base Camp for Explore Around

Day 15: French Pass Cross(5360m) and trekking to Hidden Valley (5200m) 5-6 hours walking

Day 16: Dhampus Pass Cross (5200m) and trekking to Yak Kharka (3680m) 5-6 hours walking
Day 17: Trekking to Jomsom (2710m) 4-5 hours walking

Day 18: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara, overnight at Pokhara hotel.

Day 19: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu, Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 20: Transfer to Tribhuwan international airport for your final departure.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Pokhara twin sharing on Bed and Breakfast
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes
  • Transportation by Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
  • Private Transportation from Pokhara to trekking starting point and One way Flight Ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle,  hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.

How to Get Nepal

Flights arrive at Kathmandu, from where internal connecting flights are possible. The following are some of the airlines that fly to Nepal; Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Fly Dubai, Air Arabia, Air China, Dragon Air, Druk Air, GMG Airlines, Korean Air, Pakistan International Airlines, and Singapore Airlines. It is also possible to travel overland from India or China. You can check with your local travel agent for competitive airfares or please contact us.

Travel Insurance

Personal travel insurance is not included in the prices mentioned. But every effort is made to ensure the safety of all participants; it is condition of booking that you take out a personal travel insurance policy. To protect against unforeseen circumstances, it is visible to take a “Trip cancellation and medical insurance policy” before your arrival into Kathmandu. Medical coverage is especially mandatory for those who are trekking in high altitudes. It covers injury, death, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services in case of emergency.

Passport and Visa

You need to have a valid passport having minimum of 6 months of validity from the return date. You can get Nepalese visa from the Nepalese consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu airport. Do not forget that you will also need two passport size photos to take Nepal visa. Do not require visa for Indian nationalities.
Visa Fees:
• US $ 25 or convertible foreign currency equivalent for 15 days.
• US $ 40 or convertible foreign currency equivalent for 30 days.
• US $ 100 or convertible foreign currency equivalent for 90 days.
Allowed only 150 days to stay in Nepal in a calendar year on a tourist visa.

Health and Fitness

All tour and treks in Nepal demanded a significant level of fitness, therefore you should check with your doctor concerning your health and fitness before you travel in Nepal. You have any pre-existing medical condition or disability you might increase the risk of your requiring medical attention you need to inform to Dream Heaven Adventure. You should be aware of the risk of altitude sickness and frostbite, and allow yourself time to adjust to changes in altitude and temperature. This may hamper your ability to travel.

  • Hiking Boots and Socks
  • Trekking Pants and trousers
  • Informal shirt and T-shirts
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Fleece jacket and pullover
  • Thermal gloves
  • Sun Hat/Warm Hat and Sunglasses
  • Headlamp and batteries
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottles to fill water 1 Ltr Recommend
  • Antibacterial hand wash and towel
  • Trekking poles ( not compulsory)
  • Sleeping bag– 20 degree, Down Jacket

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