Around Dhaulagiri Trek  |  16 Days

Around Dhaulagiri Trek, an adventure within Nepal Far Western Himalaya which touches Dolpo-Mustang and Mygdi areas and Kaligandaki River Valley on Old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade / Caravan Trail to Tibet beyond Jomsom and Upper Mustang. a spectacular journey with daily views of dramatic landscapes includes rolling green hills, valley, and gorge in the shade of giant peaks of Dhaulagiri range with Annapurna Himalaya.

Around Dhaulagiri leads you at world 7th highest base camp close to its massive ice falls and remorseless glaciers fed with moraine, ice, and snow in between giant peaks of Dhaulagiri range at base camp. Mt. Dhaulagiri stands at 8,167 m high which can be clearly seen from Pokhara valley and on drive to starting point of the trek around Beni town by the raging Mygdi River, where our walk follows upstream right to its glacial source on this fabulous adventure Around Dhaulagiri Trek Mt. Dhaulagiri a great range with many adjoining peaks from Dhaulagiri I –II- III to IV peaks extending towards Mustang and Dolpo region, our adventure begins with an exciting drive from Kathmandu to scenic Pokhara with amazing close views of Annapurna Himalaya. Pokhara blessed with mountains and lakes with time in Pokhara heading towards the further west to begin our adventure Around Dhaulagiri Trekking, past Magar farm and remote villages of neat tended crops fields and terraces. walking from the warmer low country and then into the alpine cooler region within deeply forested areas of rhododendron-pines-oaks and firs tree lines which soon fades to the great field of Ice and snow walking on glacier section toward Dhaulagiri base camp beneath towering North Face of Mt. Dhaulagiri.

Around Dhaulagiri Trek is popular trekking in Nepal that provides a very close up view of the huge snow peak with challenging adventure suits best to very fit individuals wishing to go on the remote. Around Dhaulagiri Trekking offers trekkers with exceptional views in the great range with many adjoining peaks from Dhaulagiri. After an enjoyable time, climb leads to cross the highest pass of the trek over French Pass at 5,360 m high with sweeping panoramic views of all Dhaulagiri range of mountains and then walking into remote and scenic Hidden Valley. with grand time around Dhaulagiri within Hidden valley our walk continues heading towards Kaligandaki River valley around Lower Mustang areas at Marpha and Jomsom after crossing Dhampus / Thapa pass. ending our walk at charming Marpha village, where a short drive leads to Jomsom, headquarters and administrative town of Mustang where a short and scenic flight brings you at picturesque Pokhara to conclude this mesmerizing adventure Around Dhaulagiri Trek

Trip Highlights

  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • Adventure towards ancient Trans Himalayan Caravan route of Nepal / Tibet
  • Around Dhaulagiri adventure on world's 7th and massive Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Views of high snow clad mountains on daily walks.
  • Visiting Gurung-Magar and Thakali villages of immense Buddhist culture.
  • Highest altitude at French pass 5,360 m high. 


  • 1Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotelOn arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be well received by Reasonable Treks & Tour staff and guide and then transfer you to your hotels within the hub of Kathmandu city around the most happening and exciting place around Thamel. The evening after checking into your rooms with refreshment our guides will brief regarding Around Dhaulagiri Trekking with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture show.
  • 2In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.Morning after breakfast leave for our exciting cultural and historical tour around Nepal's best World Heritage Sites which includes old Durbar Square (Palace Courtyard), Old Swayambhunath Stupa and other places of interest with time for trip preparations.
  • 3Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive) Leaving early for Around Dhaulagiri trekking taking an overland drive to scenic Pokhara city, blessed with amazing natural scenery of rolling green hills and lakes in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machhapuchare "Fish Tail". Drive about 5-6 hours within 220 k.m. distance on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the Phewa Lake. by Air, 30 mins scenic flights with awesome views of mountain range all the way landing at Pokhara.
  • 4Drive to Darbang via Beni 900 m - 06 hrs. From Pokhara, Around Dhaulagiri adventure continues with morning drive to Beni town and beyond to a farm town at Darbang after driving past Kusma and Beni town and following Mygdi River all along to reach Darbang, a busy market village and a starting point of Dhaulagiri- Churen Himal, Dhorpatan and Dolpo trekking. Darbang a small farm village slowly turning into a town, after motor road has been completed from Beni and Pokhara, at Darbang for overnight stop by the Mygdi River in a local simple lodge
  • 5Trek to Riverside 1,560 m - 05 hrs.First day of this adventure starts walking past farm villages and then on pleasant trail along Myagdi River, following the Myagdi River right to its glacier source at Dhaulagiri base camp. after a good walk reaching our first overnight camp by the river, after noon at leisure with rest or enjoy the cool river.
  • 6Trek to Bagar 2,375m - 06 hrs. Morning walk follows the river reaching a farm village of Jugepani for lunch stop, afternoon climb above a ridge and then descend through forest to camp at Bagar, a farm village, Bagar the last village till our walk joins at Marpha village.
  • 7Trek to Dovan 2,600m - 06 hours. On leaving the last of farm fields at Bagar village walk into forest for an hour and then a climb into forested area of bamboo, oaks and rhododendron trees. after climb then descend to reach at Dovan for overnight camp, Dovan a small temporary settlement with small teahouse and shops.
  • 8Trek to Chartare / Bhainsi Kharka 3,000m -05 hrs.From Dovan morning walk leads to an unstable wooden bridge over a stream at a confluence of Mygdi River, after crossing walking into forest all the way to overnight stop at Chartare also called Bhainse Kharka.
  • 9Trek to Pakhaban (Japanese Camp) 3,750 m - 05 hrs. After overnight in the middle of dense forest, today walk leads to complete wilderness on leaving the vegetation and tree lines for few days. Morning walk leads closer to Mt. Dhaulagiri South Face flank, with views of Putha Huinchuli, Manapathi and Dhaulagiri south flank, after good hours of walk reaching a glaciated area on a clearing named as Italian camp.
    From here adventure begins as the walk leads on glacier, moraine with climb over rocky ridge to reach Pakhaban also called Japanese camp. This camp offers super views of South West Face of Dhaulagiri and Manapathi, Puttha Hiunchuli with huge ice wall of Tsaurabong Peak.
  • 10Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,750m - 06 hrs. Morning walk follows moraine and iceberg in some section, this morning climb needs a good team work with guides, porters and fellow members to be on right side of the trail over glaciated sections.
    After a tough walk over glacial section reaching a rocky open area around Dhaulagiri where base camp is located. Overnight camp at base camp the highlight of this adventure with closest view of world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri I at 8,167 m, includes view of tumbling icefalls, glacier and Tukuche peak with West peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m.), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 m.) and Dhaulagiri IV (7,618 m.).
  • 11Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m via French Pass 5,360m.From this unique and wonderful campsite morning walk leads to the highest point of the adventure over French pass at 5,360 meters. after the high pass a short descend to reach a wide grassy meadow a huge field at hidden valley for overnight camp. Offering views of Sita Chuchura, Mukut Himal, and Tashi Kang 5,386 meters, Tukche Peak and Dhaulagiri I.
  • 12Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m via Thapa pass 5,250 m - 05 hrs. After a wonderful stop at Hidden Valley walk leads to a long descend on crossing over Thapa or Dhampus pass at 5,250 m high, from the top views of Annapurna Himal with Nilgiris peaks.
    Enjoying the scenery and then on downhill walk to Yak Kharka for overnight camp and back at green vegetation of Juniper, Burberry and rhododendron bushes with views of snow capped peaks.
  • 13Trek to Marpha 2,670 m and drive to Jomsom 2,715 m - 05 hrs.From quiet and peaceful camp with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range heading into alpine woodland and a big drop of 1,200 m downhill to reach Kaligandaki river valley, where our pleasant day walk ends around Mustang area within Kaligandaki River valley in charming Marpha village.
    One of the most attractive villages around Himalaya with white painted houses and neat paved street with well kept lodges. At Marpha celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy and juice this area from Kagbeni to Larjung is famous for delicious apples. after a break at Marpha a short drive leads to Jomsom, a headquarter town of whole Mustang areas with a small airstrip for next day flight to Pokhara.
  • 14Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. Morning walk to Jomsom airport for short scenic flight to reach at picturesque Pokhara valley, during air amazing views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks, as the plane land at scenic Pokhara. a popular and main touristic destinations of Nepal, overlooking massive Annapurna Mountains with serene Phewa Lake where our hotels located, afternoon free for individual activities and souvenir shopping or just relax and enjoy the views.
  • 15Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.After a fabulous time on high Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains, taking a morning driving journey back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after six hours of interesting drive, transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. (Options by air 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu with great views)
  • 16International Departure for Homeward bound.As per your international flight time transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for the journey back home or to respective destinations after a super and amazing time in Nepal Himalaya on high hills and Around Dhaulagiri Trekking.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Three Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Two Night hotel accommodation in pokhara
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader (Guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Dhulagiri Conversation Area Project ( permits.) fees
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Hot shower in during the trek
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, etxtra porters.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s). and driver(S).
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Trip Note

Hotel and Accommodation on Around Dhaulagiri Trek.

While in Kathmandu And Pokhara at 3 star Hotels (Attached Bath Room A/c,24 hours running hot and cold shower while you are Around Dhaulagiri Trek Day Beging Breakfast at  Lodge teahouse Thy are clean and comfortable bed and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets .every day 3-4 hours trekking and break for lunchtime, after a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point teahouse .

Transports used on Around Dhaulagiri Trek.

 Reasonable Treks And Tour Will Provide Private Vehicles and tourist bus for The Airport transfer, Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu and drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return back to Kathmandu you can Take flight (30) minute flight Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu extra fare.

Meals and Drinks On Around Dhaulagiri Trek.

The meals are included in our package of the Around Dhaulagiri Trek and They are taken in lodges, we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight and our guide will choose and stop For lunch on trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every place as well. There will also be farewell dinners for guests in Kathmandu.

Electricity and battery charges on Around Dhaulagiri Trek.

There are electricity available in some of the villages on our Around Dhaulagiri Trek where you can recharges your camera, batteries, mobile Phone and there is solar power in some villages. we trek through and you can recharge your batteries camera mobile Phone in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries.Around Dhaulagiri Trek.

Luggage/Bag pack on Around Dhaulagiri Trek.

Your main luggage will be carried by porters on Around Dhaulagiri Trek. And you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sunscreen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allow you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Guide and Porter on Around Dhaulagiri Trek.

We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, one porter for each 2 trekkers and a  porter carry about 20 Kg and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you the additional guide for the group.

Group size, guide and crew member.

Reasonable Treks And Tour organize Around Dhaulagiri Trek. for single people to maximum 13 people at once or even if you have more than 13 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 9 people and 2 guides for 10-13 people and One  porter for each 2 Trekkers.

Personal expenses on  Around Dhaulagiri Trek.

Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our Around Dhaulagiri Trek cost so you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non Alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and Meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you Do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support Team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 15 - 20% of the total tour cost as Tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.

Gears available in Kathmandu

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Around Dhaulagiri Trek in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at Reasonable Cost in Kathmandu.

Best Time to Trek Around Dhaulagiri.

The best time to trek to the Around Dhaulagiri Trek. is spring March, April, May, and autumn August, September, October, November. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.


In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on Around Dhaulagiri Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the Nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make Sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure That you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip, Common sense dictates this, it’s good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and payment

After going through our policy and guidelines before booking a trip, you must send Reasonable Treks And Tour a form with all and full details of your passport and of the trip chosen with 30 % as the non-refundable amount from the chosen trip.  on receiving the details of your passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, and then the company will send you a confirmation with a receipt of the deposit made.  Regarding direct deposit to our bank accounts and as well for Credit Card payment which we accept Visa or Master Card with extra 04 % levy surcharge will be added on the trip cost payment. We strongly suggest that you obtain Travel and Medical insurance against unforeseen circumstances and situation that might arise during your trips which should include Immediate rescue and evacuation by any means of transportation including by Helicopter to nearest hospitals medical centers.

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  • Trip Cost USD $1900
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max. Altitude: French Pass 5,360m
  • Mode of Trekking: On hotels & Lodges basis
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
  • Activities: Sightseeing tour-exiting drive and scenic walks
  • Trekking: 10 Night 11 Days
  • Total Trip: 15 Night 16 Days
  • Season: All year except July to Mid September (monsoon months) March to May wild flowers in full blooming season
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
  • Group Size: 1-15 People
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