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All of the Nepalese crew were great as well especially our Sirdar Jhire Rai. It really was a fantastic a trek and I would recommend your company without a moment’s hesitation to anyone.
Henry Ogden (UK) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

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  • Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • View from Dharapani
  • Mountain view from Muri camp
  • Muri village
  • House in Muri village
  • Trail along Myagdi valley
  • Chonbarden Gorge
  • Walking in Chonbarden Gorge
  • Dhaulagiri Glacier
  • TMC group near Dhaulagiri BC
  • Approaching French Pass
  • Mount Dhaulagiri
  • Dhampus Pass
  • Summit of French Pass
  • Descending French Pass
  • Dhampus peak (6,060m)
  • Hidden Valley camp
  • Hidden Valley
  • View on day walk in Hidden Valley
  • Summit of Dhampus Pass
  • Descending Dhampus Pass
  • Kali Gandaki valley

Trip Report for Dhaulagiri Circuit

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Dhaulagiri Circuit in October 2019 led by Natalie Wilson

Dhaulagiri Circuit in October 2017 led by Natalie Wilson

Dhaulagiri Circuit in April 2017 led by Ade Summers

Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dhampus Peak in October 2016 led by Ade Summers

Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dhampus Peak in April 2016 led by Almas Khan

Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dhampus Peak in October 2015 led by Allan Gibbs

Dhaulagiri Circuit in April 2015 led by Almas Khan

Dhaulagiri Circuit in October 2014 led by Tom Lawson

Dhaulagiri Circuit in October 2013 led by Almas Khan

Dhaulagiri Circuit in October 2012 led by Paul Burditt

Dhaulagiri Circuit in April 2012 led by Jill Lawson

Dhaulagiri Circuit in October 2011 led by Dom Rudd

Dhaulagiri Circuit in April 2011 led by Lee Farmer

Dhaulagiri Circuit in October 2010 led by Roland Hunter

Dhaulagiri Circuit in October 2009 led by Gary Pfisterer

Dhaulagiri Circuit in May 2008 led by Roland Hunter


To view photos of this trek: 

Piotr Zycki 2010 Scenery from Dhaulagiri Circuit

Piort Zycki 2010 Scenes from Dhaulagiri Circuit

Dhaulagiri Circuit photos: trek in October 2010

Neil Piercy’s photos on Picassa: 2009 Dhaulagiri Circuit

Dhaulagiri Circuit photos: exploration day in Hidden Valley in October 2010

Dhaulagiri Circuit photos: Beni to Italian BC

Dhaulagiri Circuit photos: Italian BC to Dhaulagiri BC

Dhaulagiri Circuit photos: Dhaulagiri BC to Hidden Valley

Dhaulagiri Circuit photos: Dhampus pass to Jomsom



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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 20 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Jason Day
  • Minimum Group Size: 5 people
  • Cost: 2020 -£2,475 (US$3,115 or €2,725) Dhampus permit is extra cost TBC 2021 -£2,475 (US$3,115 or €2,725) Dhampus permit is extra cost TBC
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and at the end of the trek from Jomsom to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu
  • All transfers including airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle
  • Twin share room at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador in Kathmandu and in Pokhara at Mount Kailash Resort
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals included while on trek
  • Twin share tents while on trek using our Western branded tents. These are three person domed tents with plenty of space for two people sharing plus gear
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, Western and Sherpa guides, porters and cook
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Dhaulagiri region from throughout the duration of this trek
  • Two Thuraya satellites phone for organising logistics and medical evacuations, it can also be also used for personal calls at extra cost
  • Complimentary Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • If you like to climb Dhampus Peak there is an extra charge TBC to cover the cost of climbing permit
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • April 12th to May 1st 2020
  • October 4th to 23rd 2020
  • April 11th to 30th 2021
  • October 3rd to 22nd 2021

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Fly to Pokhara 
  • Day 3Drive to Darbang (1,180m) and trek Dharapani (1,470m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Muri (1,850m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Boghara (2,080m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Dobang (2,500m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Sallaghari (2,820m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660m) 
  • Day 9Rest and acclimatisation day 
  • Day 10Trek to Glacier Camp (4,200m) 
  • Day 11Rest and acclimatisation day at Glacier Camp 
  • Day 12Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,700m) 
  • Day 13Rest and acclimatisation day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp 
  • Day 14Trek via French Col (5,360m) to Hidden Valley (5,050m) 
  • Day 15Option 1: Exploration walk around Hidden Valley option 2: Optional ascent of Dhampus Peak (6,060m). 
  • Day 16Trek via Dhampus Pass (5,240m) to Yak Kharka (3,680m) 
  • Day 17Trek to Jomsom (2,670m) 
  • Day 18Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu 
  • Day 19Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 20Fly back home 
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