Trip Code: DCT01
Duration: 18 Days
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Minimum Altitude: 817 m/2,680 ft
Maximum Altitude: 5,360 m/17,585 ft
Best Season: March - May & Sept. - Dec
You experience the divine as it is presented through the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek in the arms of the holy mother of life with complete joy. Realizing an interest in immersing oneself in the Dhaulagiri Circuit trail results in feelings of pleasure. We guide you to the Dhaulagiri existence to satisfy your intense spiritual longing to be in the ancient Himalayas.
Dhaulagiri means “one of the highest, most transparent screens of awareness; being here joyful wholeness reflects” in the native language. The name Dhaulagiri derives from the Sanskrit words “Dhawala,” which means brilliant, white, and lovely, and “Giri,” which means mountain.
Interest to be Dhaulagiri’s existence is valued as transcended interest. To be at home, enjoy the homely environment, and travel choosing luxurious means of facilities (transport, meals, accommodation) is a specific interest that almost all human beings in nearly all time have. Interest in remote Himalayan existence, such as at Dhaulagiri, is understood as transcended interest.
Such interests may have that mindful intensity, potentially able to realize and transform you toward joyful wholeness. This interest or will to be in existence which helps ‘nothing to be in mind,’ often has such intensity. Borning in the Himalayan presence and guiding in the core, central Himalayan existence since 1990; it is experienced that rear interest to be in the Himalayas often realizes and transforms in you toward wholeness.
The Dhaulagiri existence might be a perfect destination for you to follow your interest in immersing in the Himalayas. The ideal destination is hopefully for you to realize harmony, compassion, love, togetherness, and joyfulness, which is wholeness.
We welcome you to join the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek holiday to be at joyful wholeness.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Highlights
- Because of the remote and rugged nature of the trek, it gives an “expedition experience.”
- Passing two high passes (French and Dhampus) and trekking to three incredible base camps (Glacier, Italian, and Dhaulagiri).
- Enjoying Dhaulagiri massif (8,167 m) along with other Himalayan existence above 7,000 meters.
- Extreme and narrow trekking trail through dense forests to base Camp, glaciers, and snow.
- Landscapes range from green farming villages to snow-capped glaciers to barren, rocky mountain vistas experiencing the Thakali community of Kaligandaki valley.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Route Map
Without a helpful trek map, staying on the path throughout the epic Dhaulagiri circuit trip is nearly complicated. We have included every campground and elevation reference for Dhaulagiri on our map. Click the infographic image below to learn about the route.
Your journey begins as you leave the capital city. You will be traveling on the bus from Kathmandu to Beni. Starting your trek from Bani, the trek ends in Jomsom, from where you will take the flight to Pokhara. You can also look at our detailed itinerary to know more about the destination.
Is Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek challenging?
The Dhaulagiri Round is among Nepal’s most challenging treks. This trek is designed for trekkers who have previous experience trekking at elevations above 5,000 meters. The trek takes you above 5,000 m in height over snow for three days. The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek in Nepal is not for inexperienced trekkers and for tourists trekking in the Himalayas for the first time. But those with more experience will acquire the benefits of an unforgettable adventure.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Permit
The Dhaulagiri Circuit requires two different types of hiking permits for each traveler. The two permits are the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP permit) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System Card (TIMS card).
To protect the safety and security of every trekker looking to trek in Nepal, The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) have jointly adopted this fundamental permit for TIMS.
All trekkers who wish to travel in the Annapurna region must have ANCAP permission. The National Trust manages it for Nature Conservation, and a portion of the ANCAP fee goes to help the trust preserve this gorgeous area.
Note: You must present 8-10 passport-size photos when creating official documents.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Cost Details
- Bus Fare of Kathmandu-Beni and Pokhara-Kathmandu
- Domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
- Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Pass and TIMS Card
- Experienced Himalayan trek guide for 17 days
- One porter for two of you for trekking for 14 days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter)
- Basic yet comfortable accommodation for 15 nights on a twin-sharing basis during your trek as per itinerary
- Staff insurance
- 16 x set breakfast, 15 x set lunch and 15 x set dinner while on the trek
- Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
- General first aid medicine kit
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Duffle bag during the trek
- Food and Accommodation for Kathmandu and Pokhara will be on your own as you will have various options
- Personnel expenses of any kind
- Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
- Any Travel Insurance
- Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances
- Tips for any staff and guide
- Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above