Dhaulagiri Trek- Remote and Demanding Adventure in the Himalayas
There are numerous trekking destinations spread across the mountainous regions of Nepal. Among them, one of the most challenging trekking routes is Around Dhaulagiri Trek. While this trek takes you to the base of the seventh highest mountain in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), trekking in this area introduces you to the lateral moraines, glaciers, and beautiful snow-covered slopes. A less explored trekking route, the Dhaulagiri Trek takes you to the outskirts of the secluded Annapurna region.
Overview of Dhaulagiri Circuit Hiking
After reaching Kathmandu, our representatives will take you to your hotel, where you’ll refresh and rest. You can engage in a short sightseeing tour of the famous world heritage sites in the valley. You can also prepare yourself for the trek by buying the necessary gear.
To begin this Around Dhaulagiri trek, we drive to Beni via the Prithivi National Highway, along the banks of the Trishuli River. Once you reach Beni Bazaar, you begin your trek towards Darbang. You pass through dense forests of this hilly area. Magars mostly inhabit the villages along the trail. You come across multiple villages like Dharapani, Sibang, Muri, and Naura. Before reaching the Italian Base Camp, you come across the villages of Lapche Kharka and Darbang.
While acclimatizing to the Italian Base Camp, you can enjoy the views of Churen Himal, Gurja, Ghustung South, Tsarabang Peak, Jirbang, and Manapati. From Italian Base Camp, you start your trek in the high-altitude region towards Dhaulagiri Depot, where you’ll have an overnight stay to acclimatize your body. The trail towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp rewards you with the stunning icefall between Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak.
Continue along the icy trail of the glaciers as you gently climb up the French Pass (5360m) and continue towards the Hidden Valley, which lies behind the Dhaulagiri Peak. You continue the trek towards Yak Kharka via Dhampus. Then, you continue to trek towards Yak Kharkha and then to the arid region of Jomsom. You explore Marpha and Lete villages. From here, you head towards Poon Hill, a famous destination in the Annapurna Region. You can see some stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range during the sunrise and sunset.
Extra Info about the Around Dhaulagiri Trek
The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a relatively difficult trip. If you want to make the best out of your trekking journey, it is recommended that you start preparing for the trek at least two weeks before starting the trek. You can do regular cardio exercises and practice long-distance walking. The best time to do this trek is during the spring and autumn seasons as the visibility is high with clear days and pleasant weather.
At Mountain Monarch Adventure, we never compromise on the quality of our services. Our well-trained guides will make sure that you are safe and comfortable. We have a variety of packages, along with the option of customizing your itinerary to the Around Dhaulagiri Trek base on your time duration and physical fitness.