Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek - 22 Days

Trip Introduction
Dhaulagiri Circuit TrekDhaulagiri (8,167m) is the seventh highest peak in the world. It's a long difficult trek around Dhaulagiri - following Marsyangdi Khola westwards to Darbang then turning north on a tiny trail leading through forests into the high country. Much of the route covers snow and glacier as it crosses French Col. (5,240m) and Dhampus pass (5,155m). Starting from Beni to the Kali Gandaki valley, the trek crosses high passes and rivers of Kali Gandaki and Bheri stands Dhaulagiri Himal, a massive ridge with a continues to Marpha and by passing the best panorama view of Annapurna and other many more mountains to Birethanti.

This mountain range is has 14 peaks rising over 7000m in height, including Mount Dhauligiri, the sixth highest mountain in the world, at 8167m. It is, undoubtedly, a memorable place for adventure seekers all over the world. The incredible views of Ice Falls and Glaciers make this trip worthy enough for those who have only dreamt of such an adventure. There are a few routes to choose from, each offering spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan landscape. Experienced trekkers with basic mountaineering skills will enjoy this region.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Beni/ for 10 hours or fly to Pokhara (35 minutes and drive for 4 hours/ lodge or camp.
Day 02: Beni - Babichoaur (950m) - 5hours/trekking/camp
Day 03: Babichoaur - Phedi (1100m) - 4 hours/trekking/camp
Day 04: Phedi - Phalai Gaun (1810m) - 6 hours/trekking/camp
Day 05: Phalai Gaun - Below Jugapani - 5hours/trekking/camp
Day 06: Below Jugapani - Boghara (2080m) - 5 hours/trekking/camp
Day 07: Boghara - Lapche kharka - 41 hours/trekking/camp
Day 08: Lapche kharka - Chartare (2820m) - 41 hours/trekking/camp
Day 09: Chartare - Pakoban (3585m) - 5 hours/trekking/camp
Day 10: Pakoban - Dhaulagiri Basecamp (4750m) - 6 hours/trekking/camp
Day 11: Dhaulagiri base camp - French pass (5360m)-3 hrs/ trekking/ camp
Day 12: Walk five hours form French pass and camp on 4915m.
Day 13: Crossing 4915m pass - Yak kharka (4500m)-5 hrs/ trekking/ camp
Day 14: Yak kharka - Marpha (2667m) - 6 hours/trekking/camp/lodge
Day 15: Marpha rest. (or trek to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara/ Kathmandu on the next day is possible).
Day 16: Marpha - Lete (2438m) - 61 hours/trekking/camp/lodge
Day 17: Lete - Tatopani (1189m) - 6 hours/trekking/camp/lodge
Day 18: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2855m) - 8 hours/trekking/camp/lodge (or trek to Beni and drive to Pokhara and next day drive or fly to Kathmandu is possible).
Day 19: Early in the morning ascends to Poonhill//trekking/camp/lodge (3200m) for beautiful sunrise and the majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, after breakfast proceed to Tadapani (2700m)-6 hours.
Day 20: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1951m) - 21 hours. Visit ACAP Headquarter and Gurung culture museum.
Day 21: Ghandruk - Birethati and drive to Pokhara - 7 hours.
Day 22: Pokhara - Kathmandu (by bus or flight)