Trekking Destinations > Annapurna > Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
The Annapurna region of Nepal, a couple of hundred kilometres northwest of Kathmandu, is reknowned for its blend of undisturbed nature, spectacular mountain views, and embracing culture. The Annapurna Circuit is typically rated as one of the "top 20" trekking experiences worldwide...Now that is an understatement!
A circuit of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) massif is possible for well-equipped and fully self-sufficient group of trekkers. We start at Beni, the district headquarter of Myagdi. Magars are the dwellers of this area. This group of hill dwellers are similar in many ways to their Gurung neighbours but are thought to have settled in Nepal some time earlier. Like their Gurung cousins, the Magar have a tradition of service in Gurkha regiments. The Dhaulagiri trail follows the Myagdi Khola. Passing through the settlements of Darbang and Muri, the country is still quite heavily populated with scattered villages and farming land. Beyond Muri, the Myagdi Khola swings north and the landscape becomes much more rugged and sparsely populated.
A key landmark along the trek is French pass (5360m). Your guide will take special care to monitor effects of elevation amongst group members, especially on the section between French pass and Dhampus pass (5250m). Experience the long kept secrets of this recently re-opened area. The Gandaki Gorge is one of the deepest gorges in the world! And although there are many "white mountains" throughout the world, Dhaulagiri (yes..."white mountain" in Nepali) is undoubtedly the king of them all
Arrival in Kathmandu, then transfer to hotel / Preparation for trekking.
Kathmandu to Beni via Pokhara: Drive by bus/jeep.
Beni to Babiyachaur: Trek.
Babiyachaur to Darbang: Trek.
Darbang to Takum: Trek.
Takum to Muri: Trek.
Muri to Boghara: Trek.
Boghara to Doban: Trek.
Doban to Italian Base Camp: Trek.
Rest day at Italian Base Camp: Acclimatization.
Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp: Trek.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5000m.) crossing French Pass (5360m.): Trek.
Rest day at Hidden Valley: Acclimatization.
Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka crossing the Dhampus Pass (5200m): Trek.
Dhampus Pass to Tukuche: Trek.
Tukuche to Ghasa: Trek.
Ghasa to Tatopani: Trek.
Rest day at Tatopani (Natural hot spring):
Tatopani to Ghorepani: Trek.
Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga via Poonhill: Trek.
Tikhedhunga to Nayapul to Pokhara: Trek, drive to Pokhara.
Pokhara to Kathmandu: Drive by bus/car or fly.
Rest day at Kathmandu / Explore Kathmandu city.
Departure to your own destination or continuously Nepal trip.
- Everest Region
- Annapurna Region
- Langtang Region
- Around Kathmandu
- Adventure Trekking
- Peak Climbing
- Bicycle Tour
- Sight-Seeing Excursions
- Custom Itineraries
- Information About AMS
- Clothing and Gear
- Personal Security in Nepal
- Nepal Fact Sheet
- Trekking Grade in Nepal.
- Trekking Rules and Regulation
- Why Himalayan Humanity ?
- Trip Name - Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
- Duration : 24 Days
- Trek Days: 19 Days
- Maximum Altitude - 5360m
- Hotel Use:
04 Nights in Kathmandu
01 Night in Pokhara
- Fixed Departure Date- Autumn 2006
22 Oct 2006 - 11 Nov 2006
2 nights / 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari
- 1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Nagarkot
1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Daman
1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Dhulikhel
1 fulll day sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur, Patan Durbar Square, Bugmati, Khokana
If you have some extra days left after the above trip completion or before going back home we would highly recommend the following optional tour programs: