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Unknown Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, Himalayan Trekking Holidays

Dhaulagiri Circuit

Crossing the French Pass - Explore The Hidden Valley - Spectacular Mountain Scenery - Wilderness Walking

Previous experience of high altitude and lengthy trekking is absolutely essential for this specialist trek. This is one of the most challenging circuit treks in Nepal.There are some very arduous and long walking days as you head higher and deeper and trek into a Himalayan mountain wilderness. Indeed there are no permanent settlements for several days on this trek. The crux is the crossing of the 'French Pass' and it's a very tough crossing that includes some exposure (fixed lines may be deployed), some rough scree, moraine and snow covered slopes. The use of crampons and a walking ice-axe will be necessary and your previous mountain walking experience and skills must be sufficient enough to be capable and familiar with the necessary equipment and conditions likely to be encountered. The rewards for the experienced trekker are immense. A varied terrain experience, trekking off the beaten track, remote hill villages, spectacular close up views of Himalayan giants and the satisfaction of mountain wilderness trekking. Don't forget our trekking holidays are tailor-made and although 'built in',  you may wish to consider additional (not less) acclimatisation days, rest days and contingency days added. The itinerary is merely a suggested itinerary and is  not entirely  'set in stone'. You'll need to have hiking boots that are B1 minimum & capable of fitting crampons, a walking ice axe and crampons are also necessary.Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required.  We can arrange sleeping bag, crampon and walking ice axe rental if required.

19 Days -  Very Challenging - Max altitude 5370m - 13 days walking- 4nts Hotels - 13nts Camping -1nt Trekking Lodge



The price shown is for guideline purposes. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers,  private overland travel, internal flights as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary, porterage on trek, all camping equipment (except sleeping bags) permits & fees & an english-speaking guide.

B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1- Arrive Kathmandu


Day 2 - Fly to Pokhara


Day 3 - Transfer to Darbang


Day 4 - Trek to Sibang


Day 5 - Walk to Naura


Day 6 - Up to Lapche Kharka


Day 7 - Trek to Sallaghari


Day 8 - 'Italian' Base Camp


Day 9 - 'Japanese' Base Camp


Day 10- Acclimatisation Day


Day 11 - Dhaulagiri Base Camp


Day 12 - Acclimatisation Day


Day 13 - The French Pass


Day 14 - Contingency Day


Day 15 - Over the Dhampus Pass


Day 16 - Down to Jomsom


Day 17 - Fly to Pokhara


Day 18 - Fly to Kathmandu


Day 19 - Depart Nepal


Don't forget, this trek can be customised too


See this example itinerary in detail here

Price Guide

£ GBP 2982

$ US 3864

Click here for more information about prices Detailed Itinerary All Classic Nepal Treks

 EUR 3453

All meals on trek included

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Example Itinerary Overview

Departures Information Prices per person displayed are for guide line purposes only. Please contact us for a personal quotation. Factors such as the size of your party, seasonality, international exchange rates, tailor made options and final itinerary chosen etc will affect the price. For more info-see the “more information about prices” link below. tailor made nepal holidays & custom bhutan vacations Snow Cat Travel

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