Dhaulagiri Round Trekking


Our office representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and then transfer you to the hotel. Take some rest at the hotel and later visit Create Himalaya Adventure’s office. A welcome dinner will be offered in the evening along with a tour briefing by our team.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Welcome Dinner.

After breakfast, you begin your sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.
Swyambhunath:-
Swyambhunath Temple is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pasupatinath:-
Pasupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa:-
The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa's in South Asia. Meet your guide at an office and prepare for your trip.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Breakfast.

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu & Ganesh Himal, and the snow-capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithvi Highway. From Pokhara take a drive to Beni with the magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayas. Beni is a bustling town on a plateau above the junction of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi rivers.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Beni.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We begin our Dhaulagiri trekking along the Kali Gandaki River from Beni. Continue along the road past lush green rice fields, multicolored butterflies, and huge nightmarish spider webs. Pass by the villages of Mangalghat, Singa, and Tatopani. Crossing Tara khet, climb over a small ridge to Babiyachaur.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Babiyachaur.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Today, our trail crosses the terraced hills; Shahashadhara village Dudh Khola Ratorunga village. The river bank at Phedi offers a fine picnic spot. Cross the Danyga Khola on a big suspension bridge and grind up a series of steep switchbacks. Dharapani offers a good view of Dhaulagiri IV and V and Gurja Himal.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Dharapani.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

The path goes steeply up to Muri. From here you have the spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri and other mountains very closely.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Muri.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

From Muri, the trail is easy and goes down for a few hours. After that, you’ll have some steep climb path to Boghara.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Boghara.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

The trail descends down to a small ridge then crosses forest to Jyardan. Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Dovan.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

You will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. You’ll pass through beautiful forests trail and with the closer views of mountains panorama to Upper vungini which is the Italian Basecamp.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Vungini.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

The day is a rest day for the further climbs. You will have a little bit of hiking around or some sorts of exercises. Since, we are rapidly gaining altitude, keep yourself hydrated and take it easy.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Vungini.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Today you’ll make use of ropes for the crossing of glaciers in some tricky places. This part is a bit a dangerous trail so be careful and have patience. Set your camp beyond the glacier.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Glacier Camp.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We will have climb to the rough and chilling part of this trek with the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri all the way. Enjoy the magnificent face of Dhaulagiri I on the trail. We reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the height of 4650m or 15252ft.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls, we are in a safer and gentler country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5300m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures, at least -20ºC at night.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Hidden Valley.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

This is another rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring in the hidden valley. A hidden snow valley gives you a heavenly test of the white world.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Hidden Valley.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descend steeply to Yak Kharka. The Dhampus Pass between Tukuche peak and Thapa peak is another heaven in the trip.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Yak Kharka.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

From Yak Kharka we descend along the flank of the mountain to once again reach civilization. Marpha is the main inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakalis favorite amongst the trekkers. It has kept its traditional narrow paved alleys and passageways and an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone-paved street.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Marpha.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

The next day trail follows the Kaligandaki River through the narrow gorge, passing through traditional Thakali villages. You can visit the red-roofed Taglung Gompa, on a hillside beside a huge sacred tree. The village of Ghasa marks a cultural and ecological milestone. We spend our night here in Ghasa.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Ghasa.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, gradually ascending with the transition into subtropical vegetation. Very interesting suspension bridges to be crossed which gives you the exciting sense of trekking. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs – you can have time for a hot Scrub-up.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Tatopani.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

The trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered rhododendron forest with rich bird life. We pass some small villages and walk alongside the Ghaja Khola. It’s about 7-8 hours walk all the way up to Ghorepani. Ghorepani provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Ghorepani.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Early morning trek up to Poonhill, One of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal Poonhill provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. From Poonhill one can enjoy the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Mt Fishtail ( Machhapuchhare (6997m), Tent Peak and many more High Himalayas. Trek down to Ghorepani and after breakfast start downhill trekking to Tikhedhunga.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Tikhedhunga.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We start our journey to Pokhara from Tikhedhunga (1530m) early morning. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools appealing you for a refreshing swim. From Nayapul you’ll have the car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle to Pokhara city.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. You can have a very relaxing rest at the hotel. In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience.
Included Meal: Breakfast.

you can share your experience, which may help for other travellers.


1. I hadn't tried trekking till date. Should I have to do training for Dhaulagiri Round Trekking?

If you are physically fit, you don’t need any training for trekking even if it’s your first time. You must walk for a 5-7 hour per day during the trek and the trail are uphill and downhill with a rough path so that you must be physically fit. And we had set such itinerary that’s make the trek a bit easier and more adventurous. The more you are physically fit, the more you can enjoy the trek.

2. Is Dhaulagiri Round Trekking difficult?

This trekking destination is comparatively hard trek then other but it’s ok if you are physically fit. The Dhaulagiri round trekking is of 23 days as you must walk for the 5 -7 hours per day for the 18 days. The trekking trail is rough, uphill and downhill. As the trial is not paved so the trial is rocky somewhere, so you must be careful if you have a weak ankle and the trail is also filled with the snow depending upon the season.

3. What sort of different facilities can I expect in the trekking trail?

You can expect a standard room at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast and launch in Kathmandu. But along the trekking trail, there are the tea houses and lodges providing the facility of accommodation and food. They provide the clean mattress and blanket as we offer you a Create Himalaya sleeping bag which is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment (Sleeping bag must be returned after the trip). The lodges in trekking routes provide single or double bedrooms. The food during the trekking trial provided by the tea houses/lodges is delicious of mostly vegetarian fare. During the time of touring in the city area, you can be served with the local food as well as western food. Trekking in the high Himalaya, you will be served with the basic western food and local food. The local foods like Tibetan’s fries’ bread, soups, steamed and fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable (Tarkari), different varieties of potatoes, lentils, and rice (dal-bhat). Different varieties of meats are also served by the tea house. The tea house served the eggs, toast, peanut butter, hot porridge, muesli, and local honey in the breakfast.

Each day dinner and breakfast will be at the lodges/tea houses where we’ll stay. And for a launch, we will stop on the trail where you can order a meal as per your choice. Our Guide will help you to stop at the best possible places to eat.

4. Is travel insurance needed for trekking?

Yes, you need travel insurance including mountain trekking or mountain climbing. You must assure that your travel insurance policy covers this destination. Some of the insurance companies do not cover expenses above contain altitude. A rescue cost $5,000 just for the helicopter. So, it is the most need for the coverage of the expenses.

5. What if I am sick during the trekking period?

Our guides had a trekking certificate from the Tourism center. They are trained about the first-aid training for high altitude too besides other training and they always carry the essential first-aid kit during trekking trial. So that they can take care of you in the minor case in the mountains as our guide are 24 hours available for the service during trek.

But, in the case of an emergency, our Guide carries the local sim card to be in contact with the office in Kathmandu. Our guide keeps on updating the situation of the Client, then the office will be managed to send the Helicopter in the trail if the client is seriously sick in the mountain.

6. Can I add the extra days to my trekking route?

Yes, you can add the extra days to explore the destination. But, you must pay the extra charge to the company to cover your expenses for the accommodation, food, transportation, and the charge of the Guide and Porter for the extra days.

7. What is the alternative option of the trekking destination beside Dhaulagiri Round Trekking?

If you are seeking the alternative destination beside this trekking destination, you can choose the Makalu Base camp and Arun valley trekking which are amazing trekking routes.

8. How do I book this trip with your company?

At first, you must fill-up the form with your personal detail and trip detail with the date you preferred to start the trip, then you must send the 30% advance trip payment to our company in our bank account to secure your booking. But, if you cancel the trip then a 10% advance trip payment will be non-refundable and 20% will be refunded on your account.

On receiving your 30% advance trip payment and following personal document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with the deposit as well as receipt of advance trip payment.

You can deposit advance trip payment through the bank account or Visa card, Master Card. And you can clear the remaining payment after you arrive in Kathmandu, Create Himalaya Office.

What is Included?

  • Airport pickups and drop off a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Hot Drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Domestic Airfare, and Ground Transportation's
  • All ground transportation  on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and carrier
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s  t-shirt and trekking map are you to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks.
  • Tips for Nepalese staff's etc

Trip Introduction

Dhaulagiri Round Trekking is the challenging and strenuous adventurous Trek in Nepal offering the beautiful view of Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Dhaulagiri IV & Dhaulagiri V. Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest peak in the world 8172m above the sea level. Round Dhaulagiri trekking trail follows glaciers and crosses high snow-capped passes. 

 

What can be expected...??? 

 

The Dhaulagiri Round Trekking is a challenge suited only to fit individuals and adventure seekers wishing to go on remote demanding trekking in Nepal. And this trekking route within the lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna giants. Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. 

 

Panoramic Himalayan view of the snow-capped mountain like Dhaulagiri, Dhampus Peak, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhare, is the highlights of the Dhaulagiri Round Trekking. 

 

Capture the spectacular view of stunning Dhaulagiri Thorong Peak, Annapurna close through your eyes. One of the deepest gorge - Kali Gandaki river shouldn't be missed during your exploration. 

 

The trek goes through the great challenging mountain passes. The Dhaulagiri circuit trekking offers lovely natural scenery with green lush vegetation, evergreen forest blossoming with Rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower combined with native warm-hearted people and their heady mixture of a unique ancient rich culture and tradition so is the reason traveler can explore the physical as well as the emotional aspect of Nepal. 

 

In route to trekking: 

 

Dhaulagiri Round Trekking begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Beni. From Beni, we set out trekking on foot. In between, we will be crossing many cultivated fields, forests, and villages where various ethnic groups like Gurung, Chettri, and Magar residents. After a few days of the trekking, you'll reach the Italian Base Camp, where you'll perceive some of the exciting views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V. 

 

On route you'll have some time to rest for a few days to acclimatize to cope with the altitude. Beautiful forest trails with the closer views of mountain panorama will lead to Upper Vungini which is the Italian Basecamp.

 

Passing through an ever-changing landscape, with numerous picturesque villages, we reach the Dhaulagiri Base camp. During the time of following the trip, we can encounter semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard, and of course Kali Gandaki River; the world deepest gorge and so forth. 

 

The hidden snow valley (after crossing French Pass) gives you a heavenly test of the white world. The villages of the Dhaulagiri region and the hidden valleys are particularly memorable, with its charming inhabitants. 

 

Afterward, we descend down following the trekking trail to Marpha - the popular city of Mustang district, surrounded with a majestic mountain of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhare, it is an overwhelming adventure of the remote west of Dhaulagiri to the main popular Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route and through the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley.
 

What's so special about this trek...??? 
 

The trip offers golden opportunity to explore the snow-capped Himalayas lying around the Dhaulagiri, rocky hills during the trekking trail, stunning landscapes throughout the whole trekking period, yak pastures, a thick forest full of birds and animals, a remote lifestyle of local people, unique culture and tradition, warm-hearted native community people and so on during the Dhaulagiri Round Trek. 

 

One of major attraction is the trek trail where you can experience the amazing lifestyles of Gurung and Magar peoples and their culture besides that you can see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Leopards, Musk deer, different species of birds, green lush natural vegetation, and so on. Dhaulagiri round trekking, being off the beaten track, this trek incorporates the best of what Nepal offers to adventure seekers and nature lovers.

 

Major Highlights of the Trip

→ Mountain drive up to Beni Bazaar
→ Explore the remote area of western Nepal
→ Enter the Hindu, Tibetan and Bon Religion
→ Explore The Mt.Dhaulagiri base camp, French pass
→ Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak, Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Range
→ Ghorepani Poon Hill Viewpoint
→ Sightseeing in Pokhara Valley
→ Scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1333m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu flies to Pokhara, drive to Beni (850m) 8-9 hrs
Day 04: Beni to Babiyachaur (990m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 05: Babiyachaur to Dharapani (1565m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 06: Dharapani to Muri (1850m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 07: Muri to Boghara (2080m) 7-8 hrs walk
Day 08: Boghara to Dovan (2540m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 09: Dovan to Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) (3800m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 10: (Vungini) Italian Base Camp Acclimatization (3800m)
Day 11: Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4250m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12: Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp I (4750 m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5100m) to Hidden Valley (5000m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 14: Acclimatization day in Hidden Valley (5000m)
Day 15: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (4400m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 16: Yak Kharka to Marpha (2665m) 6 hrs walk
Day 17: Marpha to Ghasa (2000m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 18: Ghasa to Tatopani (1180m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 19: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2775m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 20: Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1530m) 4 hrs walk
Day 21: Tikhedhunga trek to Nayapul drive to Pokhara 4.5 hrs
Day 22: Pokhara flies to Kathmandu 25 min. or 6-7 hrs drive.
Day 23: Final Departure

Included in The Cost

  • Airport pickups and drop off a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with hot drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Domestic Airfare, and Ground Transportation's
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and carrier
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s t-shirt and trekking map are you to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Best Time For Trekking in Dhaulagiri Range

February to Mid June, September – November is the best season. Dec & January is Winter. July & August is a rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Tour Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Dhaulagiri Round Trekking dates & prices

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25th February, 202017th March, 2020$2760GuaranteedBook Now
07th March, 202029th March, 2020$2700GuaranteedBook Now
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Dhaulagiri Round Trekking

From $2760 USD
Duration 23 Days

Tour Grade difficult
Group Size 1-15 Max
Max. Altitude French Pass 5460m
Starting point Beni
Ending Point Nayapul
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara / Full Board in Trekking
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara / Basic Teahouse in Trekking
Transportation All Ground Transportation's / Domestic airfare

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