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The Dhaulagiri Circuit

20 Days Trip Code NSTR240

The Dhaulagiri circuit is a very rewarding but not at all an easy trek. In fact it comes under 'difficult' treks. Participants must have previous trekking and climbing experience. The route involves trekking in snow and on glaciers for which members must be fully equipped with complete sets of climbing equipment. The field staff and porters also must be well clothed. For Porters food, tents, cooking stoves must be carried for campsites at the base camps where no food or local houses are available.


  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Beni and trek to Tatopani (870m)
  • Day 03: Trek to Dharapani (1,470m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Muri (1,850m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Boghara (2,080m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Dobang (2,500m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Sallaghari (2,820m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m)
  • Day 09: Rest and acclimatisation day
  • Day 10: Trek to French Base Camp (3,870m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Glacier Camp (4,200m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,700m)
  • Day 14: Rest and acclimatisation day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Day 15: Trek via French Col (5,360m) to Hidden Valley (5,050m)
  • Day 16: Trek to via Dhampus Pass (5,240m) to Yak Kharka (3,680m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2,713m)
  • Day 18: Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 20: Fly back home

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