Dhaulagiri Circuit

20 days, Grade D+

High mountain campGlacier crossingDhaulagiriMountain photographyWatch trip slide showDhaulagiri close up, French Pass, Hidden Valley and glacial crossings. This is a fantastic and challenging trek well off the beaten track with a myriad of ever changing scenery. starting at 830m altitude in rich cultivated lands, travelling up to Himalayan glaciers and high passes to then exit into Lower Mustang in the sandy valley of the Kali Gandaki.

We trek from Beni acclimatising round the south western reaches, before ascending through the French Pass and Hidden Valley to the Dhalagiri icefall, Crossing the glacier before descending to Marpha. We then trek to Jomsom from where we take a spectacular flight exiting the mountains and passing close to the Annapurnas and Machhapuchre. Our Dhalaugiri circuit route, takes you around the less frequented western parts or this stunning mountain avoiding the well trodden trail south of Jomsom.

A trek which requires crampon and ice axe experience, this is a challenge rewarded with 360 degree views of the Dhaulagiri I – V and a close up experience of the Dhalaugiri I massif. Crossing both the Dhaulagiri and Tukuche ice falls, and two high passes, as well as difficult and rocky terrain, this is a strenuous and technical trek.

Dampus Peak Option (Grade D+). Enquire about our option to climb 6012m Dampus Peak on your way round. Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dampus Peak Trip Notes

The Vital Statistics

  • 20 days ex Kathmandu;
  • 15 nights fully catered camping trek;
  • Maximum Altitude: 5360m;
  • Daily Walking: 4-9 hours;
  • Technical skills required;
  • 4 nights city hotel B&B;
  • Mountain flight Jomsom – Pokhara;
  • Internal flight Pokhara – Kathmandu.

Dates and costs

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