Around Dhaulagiri trek (20 days)

Around Dhaulagiri trekJust west of Annapurna is the 40-mile-wide Dhaulagiri Himal. Dhaulagiri I, the sixth-tallest peak in the world, towers high above the well-trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up the Kali Gandaki Valley. The vast massif screens the hidden lands of Dolpo to its north, and to the west of it are Nepal's far western hills. Only to the east along the Kali Gandaki Valley can we easily view the mountain close up, so massive Dhaulagiri with its symmetrical peak and four major outliners remains an enigma along much of its perimeter. Like fabled but restricted Dolpo, the complete month-long trek around Dhaulagiri is only for a handful of hikers. This is because much of the route traverses difficult, remote country.

Trekking preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.

We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable.

Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.

As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, assemble and dissemble the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni-1400m by bus and overnight camp
Day 02: Trek to Babiyochaur-1000m (5-6 hr)
Day 03: Trek to Darpang-1030m (3-4 hr)
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani-1720m (6-7 hr)
Day 05: Trek to Muri-1840m (5-6 hr)
Day 06: Trek to Bagar-1990m (6-7 hr)
Day 07: Trek to Dovan-2400m (7-8 hr)
Day 08: Trek to Chartare-2820m (5-6 hr)
Day 09: Trek to Pakhabon- 3885m (3-4 hr)
Day 10: Trek to Italian base camp-3810m
Day 11: Reast day for acclamitazation
Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp-4750m (6-7 hr)
Day 13: Rest day at Dhaulagiri base camp
Day 14: Trek to Dhampus Pass-5250m crossing over French Pass-5360 (7-8 hr) via hidden valley
Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka-3990m (5-6 hr)
Day 16: Trek to Marpha-2667m (5-6 hr)
Day 17: Trek to Kagbeni-2807 (6-7 hr)
Day 18: Trek to Muktinath-3802m (3-4 hr)
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom-2713m (5-6 hr)
Day 20: Fly from Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu

The cost includes the following services:

  • Airport transfers
  • Land Transfer Kathmandu - Beni
  • 3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
  • Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
  • Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters 
  • Staffs insurance, meals and allowances
  • Domestic airfare (Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu) and necessary airport tax.
  • ACAP entrance permit

Cost does not include:

  • Meals and accommodation while in Kathmandu 
  • Kathmandu airport departure tax
  • Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. 
  • Equipment allowance (Legally each expedition must provide an equipment allowance for all Sherpa guides and porters. This allowance is necessary for brand new equipment.
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

Dhaulagiri Area Trekking

Trip Days Trekking Type Name of the Trek

16 Days Camping  Round Dhaulagiri trek

20 Days Camping  Around Dhaulagiri trek

Nepal - Trekking Area/Regions