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

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu, then transfer to hotel / Preparation for trekking.


Day 02:

Kathmandu to Beni via Pokhara: Drive by bus/jeep.


Day 03:

Beni to Babiyachaur: Trek.


Day 04:

Babiyachaur to Darbang: Trek.


Day 05:

Darbang to Takum: Trek.


Day 06:

Takum to Muri: Trek.


Day 07:

Muri to Boghara: Trek.


Day 08:

Boghara to Doban: Trek.


Day 09:

Doban to Italian Base Camp: Trek.


Day 10:

Rest day at Italian Base Camp: Acclimatization.


Day 11:

Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp: Trek.


Day 12:

Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5000m.) crossing French Pass (5360m.): Trek.


Day 13:

Rest day at Hidden Valley: Acclimatization.


Day 14:

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


Day 15:

Dhampus Pass to Tukuche: Trek.


Day 16:

Tukuche to Ghasa: Trek.


Day 17:

Ghasa to Tatopani: Trek.


Day 18:

Rest day at Tatopani (Natural hot spring):


Day 19:

Tatopani to Ghorepani: Trek.


Day 20:

Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga via Poonhill: Trek.


Day 21:

Tikhedhunga to Nayapul to Pokhara: Trek, drive to Pokhara.


Day 22:

Pokhara to Kathmandu: Drive by bus/car or fly.


Day 23:

Rest day at Kathmandu / Explore Kathmandu city.


Day 24

Departure to your own destination or continuously Nepal trip.