Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration22 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5, 400m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport Drive in - Drive Out
Highlights
  • The trek gives a feeling of mountain expedition because of its rugged and remote nature
  • The complete trek involves passing through varied landscapes with snow mountain glaciers, green farming villages and rocky mountain vistas of the barren lands.
  • Close up views of the Mount Dhaulagiri and various nearby peaks.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, Fixed Departure for 2024/2025

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking acts as the perfect option and an ultimate adventure for all experienced mountain trekkers want to experience expedition in the Himalayan mountain regions. Starting from various farming villages belonging to the foothills of the Himalayas to up to the pastures of high alpine, close-up views of more than 8,000m height mountain peaks and uninhabited valleys, the circuit trek gives you a breathtaking experience and tons of excitements at almost every stage.

The complete trail consists of a circuitous trail with famous mountain peaks named Mount Dhaulagiri at the height of 8167meters and Tukuche Peak at 6,920meters. By beginning from Pokhara region, the trekking trail takes you in the northwestern region to Kaligandaki river valley and pass through the two riverbanks named Tatopani and Beni.

Later on, we continue from Tatopani to pass through Dhorpatan and Phedi to reach to muri, while head in the northern region across the left bank for crossing Myagdi Glacier and the base camp of Mount Dhaulagiri. Besides the views of mountain glaciers, the trek allows you to visit to Muktinath, known as a popular pilgrimage site of Hindu and Buddhist people. Finally, we return to Jomsom and take a local flight from Pokhara to reach to Kathmandu.

Mount Dhaulagiri is a popular mountain peak among various other climbing mountains peaks of more than 8000m located in the Himalayan region. It is the seventh highest mountain worldwide and it belongs to the northwestern part of Pokhara, whie culminate towards the highest point at its eastern end. Dhaulagiri is unique mountain peak based on its rise to more than 7,000 meters from the local terrains over the gorge of Kali Gandaki and to the south east in approximately 30km of aerial distance.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek during Spring Season

Spring is one of the best seasons to do the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. The weather is stable and pleasant and the temperature is moderate in spring. The spring season in Nepal lasts from March- May. The trekkers would love the green lush forest and beautiful flowers blooming on the trail. The daytime temperatures in the lower elevations can range from 15°C to 25°C. The trekking trails are at good condition in spring. Trekkers will definitely enjoy the Dhaulagiri circuit trek in spring season with perfect environment.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek during Monsoon season

Monsoon season is not recommended for the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek. The monsoon season in Nepal lasts from June-Aug. The monsoon brings heavy rainfall and make the trails muddy and slippery. There might also be flight delay or cancel due to harsh weather conditions. This season increases the risks and challenges in the trek. If you want to do the trek in monsoon you should be well prepared with appropriate gear. The monsoon season is especially not recommended for the beginners.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek during Autumn Season

Autumn is the perfect season to undertake the Dhaulagiri circuit in Nepal. The autumn in Nepal lasts from Sept-Nov. The autumn season offers perfect condition for Dhaulagiri circuit trekking. This season offers perfect weather condition, clear views and moderate temperature. The trekking trails are easy and stable and crowded. The mountains are stunning and the forests are mesmerizing in autumn. The days are warm and the nights are chilly. Overall autumn is the best season for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek during Winter Season

The winter is an off season for 22 days Dhaulagiri circuit trek. The winter in Nepal lasts from Dec- Feb. It is not recommended to do the 22 days Dhaulagiri trek in winter season as the weather is extremely cold. Especially at higher altitudes it is extremely cold and the temperature might drop to -15°C or even low at nights. The snowcapped mountains in winter are breathtaking. You can do the trek with proper preparation in winter.

Important notes for Dhaulagiri circuit trek

  • Trekkers need to submit their passport copy at the booking stage.
  • We suggest the trekkers not to book their international flight early as sometimes there might be flight delay or cancelation due to unpredictable weather conditions.
  • The clothing for the Dhaulagiri circuit trek should be packed according to the particular season.
  • We suggest trekkers to pack the bags lightly as the porters can carry about 15-20 kg only.
  • Porters are not included in the package price. So, please ask us before the trek if you wish for a porter to carry your gears.
  • It is better for the trekkers to carry extra local currency on the Dhaulagiri circuit trekking trail to cover their additional expenses.
  • For the additional services like: WIFI, hot showers, laundry, beverages, etc. You need to pay on your own.
  • You should bring the travel insurance that includes the medical expenses and emergency helicopter evacuation.

Arrival Day of Dhaulagiri circuit trek

If you book the Dhaulagiri circuit trek package with Welcome Nepal Treks, we will warmly welcome you and make sure to make your trip memorable. On the day of your arrival, our team representative will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team representative will have your nameplate and warmly welcome you with Khaada (Shawl) and escort you to the hotel in a private vehicle. We offer a free airport pick-up and drop-off service.

Departure day of Dhaulagiri circuit trek

After finishing the Dhaulagiri circuit trek, welcome Nepal treks will offer you a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant. We will make your trip memorable for lifetime. On the day of the departure back to your country, the team representative of Welcome Nepal Treks will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the international airport at a private vehicle and bid our last goodbyes.

Benefits of doing Dhaulagiri circuit trek with Welcome Nepal Treks

Booking the 22 days Dhaulagiri circuit trek with Welcome Nepal Treks is a great choice. We serve our customer with high quality services and warm hospitality. Our utmost priority is customer’s safety, happiness and satisfaction. Here are some of the benefits of doing the Dhaulagiri trek with us:

  • We offer the trekking package at the reasonable price with high quality and best hospitality.
  • Free Pick up and drop from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • Arrangement of Trekking permits for the Dhaulagiri circuit trek.
  • Arrangement of accommodation in teahouse lodges during the trek.
  • We arrange some necessary trekking equipment like sleeping bags, Down jackets, trekking pole, etc. if you haven’t brought your own.
  • Professional, well trained and friendly trekking guide provided.
  • Our team organizes the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking with full safety and security.
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                                              Cost Details
                                              Cost Includes
                                              • All the ground transportation by private tourist vehicles.
                                              • Ground transportation
                                              • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
                                              • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
                                              • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu - (The Address Kathmandu Hotel or Gaju suite) accommodation as per the itinerary with breakfast
                                              • Comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary
                                              • Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu.
                                              • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
                                              • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
                                              • Special Trekking Permit
                                              • All necessary paper work Permit & TIMS card (Trekker's information management system)
                                              • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
                                              • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                              • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                                              Cost Excludes
                                              • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
                                              • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu)
                                              • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
                                              • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
                                              • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
                                              • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
                                              Departure Dates
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                                              Start DateSundayFeb 25, 2024End DateSundayMar 17, 2024PricePriceUS$2500StatusStatusAvailable
                                              Essential Information

                                              Best season to do the Dhaulagiri circuit Trek

                                              of all four seasons, autumn and spring are considered as the best time for the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. The spring season (March- May) is suitable for the trek due to the clear skies, stable weather and moderate temperature. The season welcomes new flowers and greenery. The trails offer beautiful scenery of rhododendron flowers, snowcapped mountains and green forests. The autumn (Sept-Nov) is the best season for 22 days Dhaulagiri Circuit trek. This season offers the perfect weather and beautiful scenery. The days are sunny and pleasant and the nights are chilly. It will be great to trek in autumn with the clear blue skies and mesmerizing scenery and moderate temperature. The monsoon (June-Aug) is the least preferable season. During this season the temperature is hot and there will be heavy rainfall. There are high chances of natural calamities in monsoon season. The winter season (Dec-Feb) is also not much preferred for the trekking due to extremely cold temperature and heavy snowfall. However, if the cold doesn’t bother you then you can do the Dhaulagiri circuit trek in winter also. The trails are less crowded and the mountains views are breathtaking in this season. Overall, it’s your choice you can choose the season according to your schedule.

                                              Packing lists for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

                                              • Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
                                              • Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
                                              • Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
                                              • Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
                                              • Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
                                              • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
                                              • Medical kits, water purification tablets
                                              • Extra money and many other necessary personal equipment and valuable accessories.

                                              Accommodations during the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

                                              Trekkers will be staying at the teahouses and camp while doing the Dhaulagiri circuit trek. The teahouses are simple and offers basic facilities. The rooms in teahouses are small and cozy with comfortable bed, blankets and pillows. While doing the trek you will sleep at simple teahouses/ tent. The tents will be arranged by our guides at the best camping site with the best views.

                                              Foods and Meals on Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              While doing Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, there are varieties of foods and meals on the teahouses. But there is limited choice of foods at the higher altitudes. The best dish for dinner during the trek is Nepali Khana set (Dal Bhat and tarkari). You can also have other varieties of foods. While camping food will be prepared in a camp kitchen. The foods will be hygienic and tasty.

                                              Drinking water during Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

                                              During the trek you can buy the packed mineral water bottles and boiled water on the teahouses. You should carry your own water bottle/ thermos to fill the boiled water which will keep the water warm. We suggest you to carry the water purification tablets and drink the water only after using water purification pills.

                                              WIFI, communication and electricity facilities in Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

                                              While doing the Dhaulagiri circuit trek the WIFI and electricity services are very rare. There is little chance of internet connection as you will be remote off beaten trails. You will have limited communication on the camping trek.

                                              Difficulty level of the Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              The 22 days Dhaulagiri circuit trek is quite difficult and challenging trek. One should be in good condition and physically and mentally fit to complete this trek. The trekking routes involve long climbs, rocky paths, icy glaciers and some high passes. You need to be careful while trekking and should follow your guide. Having a previous trekking experience e for the trek is best however, you can be well prepared for the trek by hiking, cycling and doing some strength exercises before the trek would be better. Overall, you can complete the 22 days Dhaulagiri trek with the strong determination and proper fitness.

                                              Guides and Porters for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

                                              The guides and porters are very helpful and useful for the 22 days Dhaulagiri trek. Welcome Nepal treks provide the best and professional trekking guides and porters for Dhaulagiri circuit trek. Travelling with the guide will be fun and easier to communicate with the locals. The guides know the best routes, locals and their cultures which will be a great advantage in the trek. Likewise, the porters will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. As the trek is challenging you might face some injuries or difficulties, at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Having a guide and porter for the Dhaulagiri circuit trek is great as you will be enjoying the trek with proper safety and security.

                                              Trekking permits required for the Dhaulagiri Trek

                                              For the Dhaulagiri circuit trek, two kinds of permits are required. They are: Trekking Information Management System (TIMs) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP).

                                              Travel Insurance for Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              The travel insurance is mandatory for 22 days Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking in Nepal. Unpredictable incident like: natural calamities, injuries or altitude sickness might occur while trekking. In that case having travel insurance will make you feel safe and secured. The travel insurance must cover all medical expenses and emergency helicopter evacuation.

                                              Why to do the Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              The Dhaulagiri circuit trek is one of the most adventurous, challenging and beautiful off beaten trek in Nepal. The trek will take you to the seventh highest mountain in the world. While trekking you will be able to explore the changing landscapes, green forests, breathtaking snowy peaks. You will be visiting the remote areas of Nepal that is untouched by modernization. On the way the picturesque villages, the locals and their cultures are worth exploring. This 22 days Dhaulagiri trek is a great Himalayan adventure. It is a long and unique trekking journey that provides best trekking experience for a lifetime.

                                              Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

                                              Welcome Nepal Treks is a well-organized local tours and trekking agency in Nepal. We organize the Dhaulagiri Trekking at the best price with high quality services. We are a team of professional with experience of many years in the field of trekking and tourism. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your trekking journey enjoyable and fun. We also customize the itinerary as per the customer request. Our client’s safety and happiness are our utmost priority. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways. We serve our customers with the best services and hospitality. Join the 22 days Dhaulagiri circuit trek, one of the best Himalayan adventure of Nepal with us.

                                              Risks During Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              The Dhaulagiri circuit trek is a challenging and adventurous trek. While the trek is considered safe, you might as well face some challenges and risks while trekking. Some of the risks during Dhaulagiri circuit trek are:

                                              • Altitude Sickness
                                              • Unpredictable weather
                                              • Basic and limited facilities
                                              • Landslides and avalanches
                                              • Exhaustion
                                              • Carelessness
                                              • Injuries and illness
                                              • Solutions for the risks during Dhaulagiri circuit trek
                                              • Here are some of the solutions and precautions you can take to minimize the risks during the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek:
                                              • Allow enough time for acclimatization
                                              • Stay well-hydrated
                                              • Eat nutritious meals during the trek.
                                              • Pack appropriate clothing and gear according to the weather conditions
                                              • Avoid alcoholic beverages and smoking
                                              • Be careful
                                              • Follow the advice and instructions of your guide
                                              • Stay positive

                                              Training for Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              The Dhaulagiri circuit trek is quite challenging trek. For this trek a person needs to be in good health condition with proper physical and mental fitness. You can train yourself before few weeks of the starting date of Dhaulagiri circuit trek. Here are some of the tips to help for you for training:

                                              • Engage yourself in cardiovascular exercises like: swimming, cycling, jogging, etc.
                                              • Do some flexibility and strength-based exercises
                                              • Go on day hikes
                                              • Prepare yourself mentally for the risks and challenges that you might face on the trek
                                              • Develop positive mindset

                                              Group Joining Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              Joining a group for the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek can be a great way to experience this challenging and beautiful trek in Nepal. If you are alone and want to share the trekking experiences with like-minded people then you can choose for group joining Dhaulagiri circuit trek with Welcome Nepal Treks. Welcome Nepal treks will organize the group on our own and will provide you information on fixed departure dates, group size, and other details. The group joining Dhaulagiri circuit trekking package allows you to enjoy and share the trekking trek with different people. The group trek offers an opportunity to maintain a friendly relation and helpful atmosphere throughout the trekking journey.

                                              Private Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              If the trekkers are alone and prefer a more personalized experience, you can book for a private Dhaulagiri circuit trek with Welcome Nepal Treks. The private trek has more flexibility in terms of itinerary, pace, and the level of services. It allows you to customize the itinerary, pace, and accommodations according to your preferences. We will customize your itinerary for the private Dhaulagiri Circuit trek based on your preferences and help you design the trek that satisfies your needs.

                                              How much does it cost to do the Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              Welcome Nepal treks provide the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek package at the reasonable price with the best customer services. The trip cost differs depending on the group size, duration of days and services basis. For the 22 days Dhaulagiri circuit trek, it costs around $2500 per person. The cost includes all the transportation fees during the trek and everything mentioned in the package with all meals during the trek.

                                              Dhaulagiri circuit trek booking and payment policies

                                              When you confirmed the booking of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek package with Welcome Nepal Treks, we need 10% payment of the total cost in advance. You can also pay the total cost payment in advance. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). Bank/credit card service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit. You can also pay direct cash on hand. The price mentioned in the site is real. We don’t have any hidden charges. We also accept your last-minute booking. Within a week of booking a trip, please email the necessary documents - passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details. For more understanding you can go to our site and see the terms and conditions. If you do not understand any of our terms and conditions, feel free to ask us. Our team will help you to understand all the important information at the time of booking.

                                              Feedback after the Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              After finishing your 22 days Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, we would love to hear from you about how you enjoyed the trip and if there is anything we need to improve. We would love to receive any suggestions or feedback from the trek. You can write your feedback and reviews about our company services and your trekking experiences with us at the trip advisor. You can also learn the feedback and reviews of our company services written by many trekkers from different parts of the world. Feedback is highly appreciated!

                                              Trip extension after Dhaulagiri circuit trek

                                              If you have some more time left in Nepal after finishing 22 days adventurous and rewarding Dhaulagiri circuit trek then you should extend your trip. There are many other hikes, treks and tours to enjoy in Nepal. You can do some relaxing and refreshing tours or if you want to explore some more adventurous trip then you can choose accordingly. Here are some of the popular trip extensions:

                                              • Chitwan tour
                                              • Pokhara tour
                                              • UNESCO world heritage sites tour
                                              • Everest base camp helicopter tour
                                              • Nagarkot hike
                                              • Mount Everest flight tour
                                              • Trishuli river rafting, etc.
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