Dhaulagiri Circuit and Dhampus Peak Climbing

24 Days

The real adventurous Dhaulagiri Circuit trek requires your daring heart to deal the challenge it offers. This is also described as the expedition trip, walk several days through the no man’s land and staying in tented camps. The alpine region, steep up and down the slippery trail and the unstoppable hours long trip make your trek a challenging trip. But the dramatic experience heals the tiredness of your feet with the brilliant scenery throughout.

The trek embarks from Beni, the district center of Beni. Walking through the gentle trail following the stream, it heads towards the rugged landscape. Passing the ethnic Magar villages, you can experience the ethnic welcome and communicate with them about the cross-cultural differences. As you head forward, the glacial trail begins, passing the traverses and the alpine meadows. Full attention is required while walking through the narrow footsteps. The barren landscape is ultimately dominated by the spectacular Himalayas. It looks like an expedition trip to walk through the heart of the Dhaulagiri Himalayas. It crosses the high Himalayan passes over 5000 meters and adjoins to the Annapurna trail and fly to Pokhara.

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best seasons for the Dhaulagiri Trekking. Reliance Trekking operates Round Dhaulagiri Trek with the perfect arrangement of the tented materials, experienced field staffs and professional guides. Please, feel free to contact  Reliancetrek for more details about the trek.

       Highlights of Dhaulagiri Circuit and Dhampus peak climbing

  • Seventh highest mountain in the world 8,167m.
  • Varied landscapes, from green farming villages to snowy glacier to barren, rocky mountain vistas.
  • Natural Hot Spring
  • For an ‘Expedition feel,’ preferable to the remote and rugged nature of the Dhaulagiri Trekking.
  • Magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and several other 7000m plus peaks.
  • As a circuit trekking, there is no retracing of your footsteps in the second half.
  • The Dhaulagiri Trek is not for beginners trekkers but those with more experience will find the rewards are high.
  • Hidden Valley is famous to climb Dhampus and Thapa peak
  • Marpha Village is Famous for Apples, Apricot, Brandy and Apple PIE


Our representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast included)

For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start in the morning. Itinerary as Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. O/N Hotel. (Breakfast included)

Drive from Kathmandu to Beni by Bus or Haice.desent again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. With pleasant r, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. It takes 10 hours,O/N at Beni on Tended camp.

Trek leave the town of Beni then walk along the Mygdi Khola bank, en route encounter and visit a real village life of the mid-land people, the rice terrace and occasionally small settlement. Its great to start at the lower altitudes to have a different perspective on the landscape.It takes 6 hours,O/N at Babiyachaur on tended camp.

Today is quite a long walk ,start early, passing through jungles with varieties of oak and rhododendron forests. the chirping of the local birds then your trails follow flat lands passing through the stream at one place. The trek is a muddy road crossing villages at some of the places and along the flat land passing through a jungle with varieties of rhododendrons, oaks and hemlock trees at some distance. After we cross a small stream and the trail suddenly begins to ascend a path until you reach Dharapani.It takes 7 hours,O/N at Dharapani on Tented camp.

Trek start trekking and descend trails for one hour passing through jungle as follow a steeply ascending path, before approaching Muri .passing along the flat path. Muri is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and Rai, one of the ethnic communities of Nepal and visit a Buddhist monastery that is quite captivating.it takes 7 hours,O/N at Muri on tented camp.

Trek starts from muri to Bagar,descend a gentle slope and cross a rocky stream amid terraced fields to Dhora Khola, cross the river and climb to the right up the mountainside to Ghorban Dhara. The view from this pass is fine, for the first time, see Ghustung to the south (6465m). Follow the right bank path past Naura where begining to ascend the mountainside. After ascending and descending to The Myagdi Khola follows a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbing a steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well constructed with a great number of switchbacked stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and you enter a traverse to the right, here you must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi Khola. Soon descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where Bagar (2080) is visible. Descend through terraced fields to this mountain village. It takes 7 hours,O/N at Bagar on tented camp.

Treks from Bagar to Dobang ,leave the villages behind and the trail becomes increasingly challenging, the view of Mygdi Khola is great on this walk,continue ascending to the village and is terraced.It takes 7 hours,O/N at Dobang on tented camp.

Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari , ascend to nearly 3000 meters; the view is spectacular although the trail ascends steeply. Camping at Sallaghari which means pine forest camp and treeline though. It takes 6 hours,O/N at Sallaghari on tented camp.

Trek from Sallaghari to Italian B C,reach 4000 meters; the trek is strenuous and ascends for most of the day. The Italian base camp is one of the most spectacular campsites during on this trek. It is a great place to enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri massif. The mountains views from here are the Dhaulagiri VI(7268m), Dhaulagiri IV(7661m)Dhaulagiri V(7618) and Gurja Himal( 7193m),It takes 06 hours,O/N at Italian B C on Tented camp.

The day exploring before continue to Dhaulagiri base camp and then on to the pass. It is essential for our success to complete the trek that everyone is fit and healthy and spending a day at the breathtaking camp will ensure the team’s success.O/N at Italian B C on Tented camp.

After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, climb to the main glacier. It is important to pay attention to the rough and dangerous trail although the surroundings are quite spectacular. It will be use ropes at various stages to ensure safety and success trek.It takes 6 hours, O/N at Japanese B C on Tented camp.

Trek for five hours until we reach the mountain view of Tukuche Peak (6848m). From the mountain ,the west side of the Dhaulagiri massif can be seen.It takes 5 hours, O/N at Dhaulagiri B C on Tented camp.

Trek from Dhaulagiri B C to Hidden Valley cross the French pass at 5360 meters. Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Once over the steep moraine walls and reach gentle, a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5360m) the views of Hidden Valley open up. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least -20ºC at night) during winter.It takes 7 hours, O/N at Dhaulagiri B C on Tented camp.

Trek from Hidden Valley to Dhampus peak cross another pass the Thapa pass at 5244 meters, then continue toward the base camp of Dhampus peak (6012m). final camp to attempt Dhampus peak for a superb view of the Annapurna chain and Nilgiri can be seen.it takes 7 hours, O/N at Dhampus peak on Tented camp.

Hike start early around 4:30 am and a long strenuous climb at high altitude and will prove to be an exhausting day of trekking.Climbing Guide has extensive knowledge about climbing and safety will put the ropes on the ice bar for the final 60 meters, the view from the top of Dhampus is wonderful, the 45 kilometer long mountain chain from Annapurna,Nilgiri to Dhaulagiri are visible as well as the windy Valley of Kaligandki is spectacular to enjoy. After our successful attempt . O/N at Thapa base camp on Tented camp.

Trek from Thapa base camp to Yakkharka continue descending to Yak Kharka at a relatively low altitude. it takes 7 hours, O/N at Yakkharka on Tented camp.

Trek from yakkharka to Marpha the trail descend to the river bed of Kaligandaki, and the view is spectacular during the descent. Marpha is very popular with its apple fields apple brandy, apple pie can be seen and other fruit products in this Thakali Village.It takes 6 hours, O/N at Marpha on Tented camp.

Trek starts from marpha head toward Jomsom which is just two hours walk from Marpha.follows the Kaligandaki river upstream until Jomsom. Jomsom is a large town in this region.there are all basic facilities like medical, communication and shopping. explore the town all afternoon.Jomsom is a district headquarter of Mustang. It takes 3 hours ,O/N at hotel on Jomsom(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included)

21 min flight After breakfast we fly to Pokhara. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to lakeside hotel. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal while admiring the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. We can end the day with a leisurely stroll around the mesmerizing lakeside area. O/N at Hotel on Pokhara (Breakfast,Included).

It takes about 7 hours to drive back to Kathmandu crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along.arrive on Kathmandu O/N at Hotel,(Breakfast Included)

Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. (Breakfast included)

We catch a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The short flight takes us over the hills and mountains that glisten below. Once we reach Kathmandu, the rest of the day will be leisure and free for exploration. You are free to go souvenir shopping, spa and more exploration of the city, or extend your trip to include bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, Everest mountain flight and other adventurous activities. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner at Mul Chowk Restaurant’s cozy and elegant dining ambience.

The trip concludes today. You will be dropped at Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport by our airport representative for your flight departure from Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the itinerary.
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
  • Necessary permits for trek & climbing.
  • Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla & return from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (3 cups of Tea & Coffiee per day during the trek).
  • Fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is below 25 Kg in total).
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your equipment for trekking and climbing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
  • International airfare and departure airport tax.
  • Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control.
  • Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
  • Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket, medicine if necessary.
  • Your Nepal Visa Fee.


Reliance Trekking will provide duffle bag during the trek. It needs to be returned after the trek

  • You need to bring your sleeping bag for the night
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  • Daypack
  • Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
  • A pair of half gloves
  • The warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
  • Hand
  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner
  • Center Body
  • Down jacket
  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket
  • Lower Body
  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants
  • Feet
  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
    Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
  • Extra things
  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/You need to bring your own but if you do not have on your own and it is to be chargeable during the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Reliance Trekking company’s team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  3. Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  4. Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  5. Pocket knife.
  6. Water purification Iodine tablets
  7. Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group’s general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day’s plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Reliance Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

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Dhaulagiri Circuit and Dhampus Peak Climbing
From $3,500
/ Adult
  • Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
  • Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec
  • By Vehicle/By Plane
  • Tea House/Camping
  • Hard
  • 5244 m
  • 24 Days 23 Nights