Dhaulagiri round trek is one of the popular camping trek in Nepal. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), itself the seventh highest mountain on the planet which rises over the Kali Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world. It lies in mid western part of Nepal. It is one of the most popular but challenging trekking destination of Nepal. Mt. Dhaulagiri is not only popular among trekkers but it’ also popular among mountaineers. Dhaulagiri Mountain is separated from the Annapurna region by Kali Gandaki River. The Dhaulagiri trekking region is still remote and hence retains its natural and ancient cultural beauty. This region is rich in bio-diversity ranging from subtropical to alpine. Dhaulagiri round trek is home to multi-cultural heritage and home of Magars, Thakalis and Gurungs.
|Longitude||83° 15′ – 83° 48′|
|Latitude||28° 12′ – 28° 51′|
|Altitude Range||900m to 5244m|
|Trek Types||Camping / Tea house|
|Size of group||Minimum 2 people|
Dhaulagiri round trek is rewarded with the view of spectacular Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri first, Dhaulagiri second, butter fly peak, Tukuche peak, all Nilgiri Himalayan range, Annapurna Himalayan range and Fishtail mountain along with the panorama view of more than 12 mountains from the Poon Hill top on your way back to Pokhara. Flora-fauna, waterfalls, many species of birds, animals, dense forest etc. are the common sceneries during the trek. The round Dhaulagiri trek is known as high passes trekking trail in Nepal.
Dhaulagiri is a challenging trekking destination, which will reward you with the opportunity to camp on a glacier, Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750m), French Pass (5360m) the highest point of the trek. A hidden snow valley (after crossing French pass) gives you a heavenly paradise of the Himalaya that very few people manage to see and reach. The Dhampus Pass between Tukuche peak and Thapa peak is another heaven on this trip. Dhampus peak climbing is also popular activity in Dhaulagiri region.
Basically dhaulagiri trek required a minimum of 22 days. Some other options apart from the stated itinerary includes the end of this trek in Jomsom and fly to Pokhara. Normally, the Dhaulagiri trek starts from Beni and end at Pokhara.
Click here to learn more about what’s included and excluded in the above mentioned price.