Dhaulagiri Round Trek

  • Duration:18 Day(s)
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Technical Challenging

A challenging Dhaulagiri Round Trek at an elevation of 8172m will introduces you to a hidden valley and, the French pass. Literally, Dhaulagiri, the world’s eighth highest peak indicated by white mountain, justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow.

Kaligandaki George (deepest of the world) will separate Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri Range. The round starts from Kagbeni and, terminates at Darabang.

The sight- seeing of mountains such as Putha Himal, Tukuche peak and, extending excellent views of the Dhaulagiri Range from the French Pass (5360m). The contrast in cultures, traditional villages, remote wilderness and the sensational mountain views are the peculiarities of this circuit trek, will always attract adventurous trekkers- a rarely visited part of Nepal.

Dhampus pass (5200 M) lies between Tukuche peak and Thapa peak and the snow valley after the French Pass introduces us to a heavenly world.

A camping based trekking applies the use of crampons and ice- axes during trekking.

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: To Kathmandu

Day 02: In Kathmandu (1330m), half day sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 980m, drive to trailhead 1110m

Day 04: Pokhara - Dharapani 1200m. Walk approx. 7 hours

Day 05: Dharapani - Muri 1800m. Walk approx 7 hours

Day 06: Muri - Bogare 2080m. Walk 6 hours

Day 07: Bogare - Dobang 2430m. Walk approx 7 hours

Day 08: Dobang - Sallaghari 2820m. Walk 7 hours

Day 09: Sallaghari - Italian Base Camp 3500m. Walk 4 hours, & rest day

Day 11: Italian Base Camp - Japanese Base Camp or Deposit Camp 4100m. Walk 4 hours

Day 12: Japanese Base Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4550m. Walk 4 hours, & rest day

Day 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - Hidden Valley 4860m via French Pass 5360m. Walk 8-9 hours

Day 15: Hidden Valley - Alubari or Yak Kharka 3900m. Walk 7 hours

Day 16: Yak Kharka - Jomsom 2670m via Marpha 2667m. Walk 5 hours

Day 17: Jomsom to Beni

Day 18: Beni - Pokhara