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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

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Dhaulagiri Trekking is located part of the Western Mustang district Nepal. Mountains that you can see from this area are Nilgiri Himal areas Dhampus peak and Tukuche Peak ETC. Dhaulagiri Trekking through the Dhaulagiri region is a trek for experienced hikers only. Upper Mustang trek

The trails lead through the difficult and remote area with feral landscapes and pass in their natural habitat. The remoteness of this area has left the independent on natural course for survival as the sector is still to reap the benefit of development progression into this region. located in north-central Nepal, with its crest stretching over thirty miles, the lending structure of twisting ridges, glaciers, and icefall. The areas through the Dhaulagiri region are noticeable with fantastic views of both majestic Himalayan peaks and white-water rivers. This region inhabits several ethnic minorities such as Magars, Thakalis, and Gurungs who speak their own languages and still adhere to local customs.

Dhaulagiri is also referred to as the White Mountain l Annapurna Circuit Trek

The area offers a diversity of culture, scenery, and natural history as varied as the mountain. You may also like to visit this link for more options to trek in the Annapurna site. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking includes two passes French pass 5360 m & Dhampus pass 5234 m & good physical fitness is required for this trekking. Trekking in Dhaulagiri base camp is an amazing lifetime experience with vast massif screens the hidden lands of Dolpo to its north, and to the west of it are Nepal’s far western hills. Mt. Dhaulagiri base camp trekking is virtue trekking for those who love nature, mountain views & challenging passes. Ghorepni Poon Hill Trek

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Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu.

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

Day 02:
Heritage Tour of Kathmandu.

Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

Your sightseeing trip starts from the hotel after breakfast at around 8:30 am. We will be provided private vehicles and a professional tour guide for the tour. You will start your sightseeing tour from the largest Hindu temple Pashupatinath, then visit Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple). At the end of the day, you will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square and then drive back to the hotel to prepare for the trip with a short briefing about the trek.

Day 03:
Kathmandu to Pokhara (7/8 hrs).

Kathmandu to Pokhara (7/8 hrs).

Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus is the best way to transport to travel Pokhara by overland.

Day 04:
Pokhara to Darbang (1110m).

Pokhara to Darbang (1110m).

Pokhara, then drive down into the Kali Gandaki Valley and up the tributary Myagdi Khola valley as far as Darbang situated at an altitude of approximately 1100 meters. We set up the first camp of the trip at Darbang.

Day 05:
Darbang – Dharapani – 1400 m.

Trek To Dharapani (1560m, 5/6 Hours).

We set off trekking, passing through several villages route to the ridge-top settlement of Dharapani.

Day 06:
Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m).

Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1850m).

From Dharapani, we cross the river to the west bank. After leaving Phedi, there is a steep climb until we reach a ridge from where the trail flattens for a while. After climbing again, we pass through Sibang, Mattim, Ghati Khola, and Phalai Gaon. After crossing Dhara Khola, we reach the west bank of Myagdi Khola again. After that, we climb a ridge to finally reach the Magar village of Muri. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07:
Trek from Muri to Boghara (2085m).

Trek from Muri to Boghara (2085m).

From Muri, we descend for a short while, cross a stream and pass through terraced fields before climbing a ridge and reaching a pass. From the pass, we can see glorious Mt. Ghustung South (6465 m.). We descend to the west bank of Myagdi Khola and move to Naura village. Then we climb a little, traverse a hill, and climb another steep hill with zigzag trails. Then we cross a forest and terraced fields to finally reach Boghara. Overnight at tented camp

Day 08:
Trek from Boghara to Doban (2520m).

Trek from Boghara to Doban (2520m).

First, we descent through terraced fields to a ridge and then through a forest to reach Jyardhan (the most remote settlement in the region). A high winding path crosses a rocky area, drops and ascends again to reach Lipshe. Then, we continue through a forest to Lapche Kharka and then climb to Doban which is a fairly leveled area. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09:
Trek from Doban to Italian Base Camp (3660m).

Trek from Doban to Italian Base Camp (3660m).

We cross a wooden bridge to exit Doban and then ascend a forest area. We slowly get a glimpse of Dhaulagiri I and then descend back to Myagdi Khola bank. Then we cross a wooden bridge to reach the east bank and Chartare. After that, we cross a forest, rocky area, and a stream to reach Choriban Khola.

From here we proceed towards Chhonbarban glacier which we enter from the right. As we soak in the splendor of Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri I from the trail, we reach the Italian Base camp after some time. The base camp (at an elevation of 3660 m.) has splendid views of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, and Dhaulagiri V. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 10:
Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.

Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.

We take the day off to rest and acclimatize to the thinning air of the high altitude. We roam around the camp with other trekkers and enjoy the jaw-dropping views of the snow-capped mountains. The rest is supposed to help ease the trekking days to come. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11:
Trek from Italian Base camp to Glacier Camp (4210m.)

Trek from Italian Base camp to Glacier Camp (4210m.)

The trek starts early in the morning with good weather to avoid the stone falls that the area is prone to. We pass through a narrow gorge and then reach the Glacier camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12:
Dhaulagiri Glacier Camp to Hidden valley (5000m.) passing French pass (5360m.)

Dhaulagiri Glacier Camp to Hidden valley (5000m.) passing French pass (5360m.)

After we leave the glacier, we climb across two hills. The first hill runs along the glacier, cuts across a mountainside and moraine. As we climb a gentle slope, we reach French Pass at an elevation of 5360 m. A great view welcomes us at the pass that includes Mukut Himal, Tashi Kang, and Sita Chuchura which surround Hidden Valley. From the French pass, we continue along the right edge to reach Thapa pass at 5250m. We descend from the pass to reach the base camp where we sleep in a tent.

Day 13:
Rest day at Hidden Valley.

Rest day at Hidden Valley.

To relieve the exhaustion and stress of crossing all the passes and glaciers, we take a day off. We stay at Hidden valley enjoying the views of the beautiful mountains. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14:
Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka crossing the Dhampus Pass (5200m).

Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka crossing the Dhampus Pass (5200m).

We descend from Hidden valley to Dhampus pass at an elevation of 5200m. We continue from there to Yak Kharka which is perfect to set up camp and enjoy the surroundings at 3680m. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15:
Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2680m).

Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2680m).

From Yak Kharka, we descend steeply through forests and moraines for a few hours to reach Tukuche. Overnight local lodge

Day 16:
Trek From Tuckuche to Kalopani (2565m).

Trek From Tuckuche to Kalopani (2565m).

From Tukuche, we take a rocky trail (on the bank of Kali Gandaki River) to reach Larjung. There are many apple orchards here. Then we trek through a leveled path, cross a suspension bridge and a forest to reach Kokkethanti. We pass through villages and cross a suspension bridge to reach our destination, Kalopani. Overnight local lodge.

Day 17:
Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1180m).

Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1180m).

From Kalopani, we take an easy beautiful walk as we move towards subtropical vegetation. The trail follows a river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge and reach a waterfall. We then move across the valley to reach Tatopani. Overnight local lodge.

Day 18:
Rest day at Tatopani (Natural hot spring).

Rest day at Tatopani (Natural hot spring).

We take another day off in Tatopani after all the excitement of the trek. The hot springs in Tatopani are the best ways to relieve our exhaustion while taking a dip. We also get a chance to share our stories with other travelers in the hot spring. Overnight local lodge.

Day 19:
Trek to Ghorepani (2850m).

Trek to Ghorepani (2850m).

We leave the hot springs behind us and climb for an entire day to Ghorepani. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley, follow the Ghar River and cross an old swaying bridge. We ascend through Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m). For the last part of the trail, we pass forests of rhododendron and magnolia to reach Ghorepani. Overnight local lodge.

Day 20:
Trek to Poon Hill (3,193m/110,475 ft), trek down to Nayapul (1,070m/3,510 ft), and drive to Pokhara (1400m/4,593 ft)

Trek to Poon Hill (3,193m/110,475 ft), trek down to Nayapul (1,070m/3,510 ft), and drive to Pokhara (1400m/4,593 ft)

You wake up before the sunrise, leave your backpack and march towards Poonhill racing against the sunrise. On reaching the top of Poonhill, the crowds of trekkers before dawn may surprise you.

Poonhill is a very popular viewpoint from where you can see the excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South and other mountains peaks at the vicinity.Many people opt for Poonhill trek which takes as less as 5 days to complete. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive back to Kathmandu.

Drive back to Kathmandu.

After spending your time in Pokhara. You will then travel to Kathmandu by bus. It takes about 7-8 hours to arrive at Kathmandu. Spend a night at Hotel.

Fly back home.

Fly back home. It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination.

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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What is Included

  • All land transfers, arrival, and departure as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
  • Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in specified local lodges or prepared by our cook.
  • English-speaking experienced & professional trekking guide licenses holder.
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
  • City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.
  • All necessary trekking and climbing-related permits including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee, and ACAP Fee.
  • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide.
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass, and daily wages for guide and porter.
  • Camping Trek daily wages, Guide, Sherpa helpers, Cook, Kitchen Boys, and Porters, with food allowance while trekking.
  • Accommodation in 2 men Tents during Trek supported with a dining tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs, and Mattress.
  • Necessary kitchen utensils.
  • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew.
  • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek.
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Farewell dinner.

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What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower while on trek.
  • Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost).
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to guide and porter.
  • -Personal trekking equipment.
  • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage).
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