Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek route
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara from where you drive to Darbang. This is the starting point of the trek that gradually ascends through lush forests and several small villages like Sibang, Muri, Boghara, Dobang, and Forest Camp. Further, following the terminal moraine of Chhonbarban Glacier, you reach Italian Base Camp and head to Glacier Camp through a narrow gorge. The trail then takes you to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, and crossing challenging French Col, you reach Hidden Valley. Further, you cross Dhampus Pass and passing by Yak kharka and Marpha, you arrive at Jomsom. A scenic flight from here, and you fly back to Pokhara.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek map
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek map will let you understand the route accurately. The map is designed following our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek itinerary. The map will show you all the villages marked where you will be stopping for night stay along with the type of the trail and major highlights.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek 21 days is a difficult journey in the Himalayas. The trail is trodden and traverses a very remote region. There are many ascends and descends during the trek. Likewise, you will be crossing different high and tough passes. The trail also includes rugged, steep, and snow walking. Therefore, you have to be in sound health and strong physical fitness to go on Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Moreover, determination, strong will power, and previous trekking experience are also needed to go on this trek.
Altitude sickness can be a major issue you have to lookout during the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking. The trek leads to the high elevation, which might trigger altitude sickness if not given proper attention. Enough acclimatization days in between the trek with plenty of water and good food is needed to avoid altitude sickness. With us, you can trek without any worry as we have designed our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek itinerary with ample rest days.
Best time to go on Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
Spring and autumn are considered the best time to go on Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking. The region has mainly stable weather and moderate climate during this time of the year, which makes it ideal for trekking. Likewise, the views are also clear and stunning. Spring (March to April) welcomes hundreds of floras and diverse vegetation that makes the trail enchanting. While autumn (October to November) carries a divine essence in the air as it is the festive season.
Accommodation & Meals
You stay overnight in a lodge in the lower elevation, however, during most part of the trek camping is the main mode accommodation. We will be carrying all the tents and the necessary equipment with us. We offer high-quality single sleeping tents to all the members of the group along with a shared dining tent and washroom tents.
You stay overnight in a lodge in the lower elevation, however during most part of the trek camping is the main mode of accommodation. We will be carrying all the tents and the necessary equipment with us. We offer high-quality single sleeping tents to all the members of the group along with a shared dining tent and washroom tents.
Communication & Electricity
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking takes you to a very remote part of the western Himalayas, where only a handful of travelers visit every year. During the trek, you might get cellular network at some places, however as the elevation and remoteness of the region increase, the communication facility will get limited. Likewise, electricity is available almost everywhere. Locals in the higher elevation mainly depend on solar power, therefore charging electric appliances and hot showers can cost you a few bucks.
Travel insurance is very important while trekking in the Himalayas. As the entire Himalayan region is far behind the modern advancement in communication, transportation, and basic health facilities, having travel insurance in hand while traveling will be a reliable option for you. In case of any emergency, travel insurance will keep you protected. Make sure your travel insurance includes airlift, medical bills, hospital bills, flight cancellation, and loss or theft of property.
Guide & Porter
During Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, you will be guided by experienced and government licensed guide. Our guides have several years of expertise in the field and have lead many groups in the Himalayas. Likewise, you will be accompanied by porters who are also well guided and cook delicious meals for you.
During the trek, we will be adopting different measures to make sure our excursion to this remote part of the Himalayas does not harm it in any way. We design and plan our trips in an eco-friendly & sustainable manner. As it is a camping trek, we carry all the necessary things for survival with us. We clean the area, where we will be camping before leaving it and carry all our waste with us. Likewise, we also run a small organization that funds education for children in the mountain village.