Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

17 Days
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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking explores a highly adventurous trekking trail, to the west of Annapurna range and circumvent around the seventh highest mountain in the world, Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m). While trekking in trail of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking the participants explore high alpine pastures, two higher passes above 5000 meters, and serene and uninhabited valleys little explored by the locals, let alone the trekkers. This experience of traversing around the region consisting of more than fifteen 7000m high peaks at the higher altitude as contrast to the lush hills and valleys at the lower altitude of the trail, of following the Myagdi River to its source at the Chhonbardan Glacier, of adoring the superb views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges besides the majestic and glittering glaciers, of exploring the picturesque, ever-changing landscape and of pushing yourself for endurance along this challenging trail is a one-time experience for the adventure seekers. Join Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking for adventure of the lifetime with previous trekking experience and good physical fitness.

The trek that explores the wild and remote trail, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking starts at Beni (899m), the district headquarter of Myagdi district, located at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki River and Myagdi River. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking navigates through the lively Magar and Gurung villages of Dharapani, Muri, besides the other settlements of Baguwa, Tatopani, Darbang, Lipse and Dobhan Kharka to lead us to the Chaur Bag Khola Camp following uphill trail and many times a steep section. Passing through some base camps including the American Base Camp, Italian Base Camp, French Base Camp and Japanese Camp, we pass through the narrow Chonbarden gorge and trek towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp and into the ‘Hidden Valley’ through French Pass (5360m). Pushing ourselves further, we trek through Dhampus Pass (5244m) before we descend to the settlement of Alu Bari/ Yak Kharka and move forward to the beautiful, windy town of Jomsom to mark the end of this strenuous trek. After that we fly back to Pokhara and have a ride to Kathmandu to wrap up the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking after a rest day in Kathmandu.

Trekking in the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking requires crampons and ice axe and competence for its use besides endurance for going through steep trails, rough glacial moraine, rock ridges, high passes and previous trekking experience on the part of trekkers. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking should be attempted from late September to December or from May to early June when the trail is more or less snow-free as in other seasons the trail turn unpredictable. Join Luxury Holiday Treks for the expertise of a company with professional service and carefully planned itinerary. Get prepared and go for Dhaulagiri.


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