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Dhaulagiri Round Trekking

Trip Description

Dhaulagiri Round Treking is a tough trek around 3 weeks. Starting from Pokhara – a verdant valley amidst cultivated fields, and passes through the rhododendron and alpine forests and meadows with high passes, hot spring, waterfall, and plenty of stunning scenery. This trekking avoids the main trail and therefore is quite strenuous and demanding. The massive peak of Dhaulagiri (8167m) is very attractive. It is one of the eight highest peaks in the world.Between the procession of high peaks. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) is the seventh highest peak in the world. It’s a long and difficult trekking around Dhaulagiri – following westwards to Darbang then turning north on a tiny trail leading through forests into the high country.  Routes are  covered by snow and glacier as it crosses French Col. (5,240m) and Dhampus pass (5,155m). Starting from Beni to the Kali Gandaki valley, the trek crosses high passes and rivers of Kali Gandaki and Dhaulagiri mountain, a massive ridge with a continues to Marpha and by passing the best panorama view of Annapurna and many more mountains.

This mountain range is has 14 peaks rising over 7000m in height, including Mount Dhauligiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world, at 8167m. It is, undoubtedly, a memorable place for adventure seekers all over the world. The incredible views of Ice Falls and Glaciers make this trip worthy enough for those who have only dreamt of such an adventure. There are a few routes to choose from, each offering spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan landscape. Experienced trekkers with basic mountaineering skills will enjoy this region.

What's Included ?

  • – All Transportation.
  • – Deluxe Vaishali Hotel or similar category hotel at Kathmandu
  • -All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • – All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks no extra charge for single travelers
  • -All porterages costs
  • -All necessary paper works and permits.
  • -Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • – Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures.
  • -All government and local taxes.


What is not included ?

  • -Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • -Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • -Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)
  • -You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • -Personal equipment including sleeping bag.
  • – Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, donation etc
  • -Tips for guide, Porter and driver.


Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.

03Beni-Babichaur (1000m)

After leaving the Kali Gandaki River you enter in the Myagdi Khola valley.

05Dharapani-Muri (1850m)

The path goes steep up to Muri (1850 m) where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly.

07Boghara-Dhoban (2630m)

Today the path is quite difficult and sometime you will need the help of the ropes. Watch your step.

09Rest day

A rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day.

11Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m)

Today you will reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

13Dhaulagiri Base Camp

” French Col” Hidden Valley Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and more gentle country. After a breathless climb to the top of Fren.

15Hidden Valley

Yak Kharka After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka.

17MARPHA - Lete (2438m)

We start trek from a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields, and continue down the Kaligandaki reaching the former Thakali trading centre of Tukche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow.

19Rest day in Tatopani

Enjoy with hot spring

21Hiking to Poonhill (3210m)

Back to Ghorepani, and Trek down to Nayapul(1070m) walking 8 hours.Overnight at pokhara
This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill. From here you will see fantastic view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South(7219m), Fishtail (6993m) and others. Then, we will go back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking down to Nayapul (1070m) take car to pokhara it takes about 1 hours drive.


Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Patan, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

02Kathmandu to Beni

Kathmandu to Beni by Private Transport it takes around 8/9 Hours on smooth Drive. O/N At Beni

04Babichaur-Dharapani (1565m)

Tonight you will camp in Dharapani (1565m) and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far.

06Muri-Boghara (2050m)

From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours.

08Dhoban-Italien Base camp (3500m)

Today you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around.

10Italian Base camp

Glacier camp (4250m) After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail.

12Acclimatization day

In the next day you will be constantly at an altitude of 5000 – 60000 m, so this day is essential.

14Hidden Valley Camp (5000m)

A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.

16Yak Kharka

Marpha More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch.

18Lete - TATOPANI (1190m)

A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge.


Steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave behind the terraced fields and walk through thick rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani, meaning (horse water). We camp at the pass for the best views of the sunset.

22Back to Kathmandu

From pokhara drive back to Katmandu by tourist bus. 7 hours driving.overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.


Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

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