Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a challenging camping trek around 7th highest mountain in the world.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most difficult camping trekking destinations in the Annapurna region. Dhaulagiri circuit trek is an adventure that takes you around the world’s 7th highest mountain with a spectacular circular view of a Dhaulagiri 8167m. During this adventure trek, one can experience tough Icey trekking routes with two major passes named French Pass 5360m and Dhampus Pass 5240m. Trekkers during this trek can visit the world’s deepest gorge at Kali Gandaki River and more than dozens of peaks over 7000m including the Annapurna range and glorious views of mountains like Dhaulagiri II 7751m, Tukuche 6920m, Nilgiri 7061m, Gurja Himal 7193m, Putha Hiunchuli 7246m.
The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations because of its beauty and beast qualities. Participants are recommended to pre-prepare themself with a high level of fitness and must have some experience trekking in remote altitude destinations. Trails around the Dhaulagiri circuit are risky due to small rockfalls, weather patterns, graveled unstable steps, and steep climb and descent. Trekkers must be very careful and recommended to take strong team members to perform this adventure.
The trek starts after driving from Kathmandu to Darbang, a long bumpy ride and we trek through the remote traditional villages inhabited by local communities of Gurungs and Magars, dense oak forest, bamboo, pine forest, Dhaulagiri base camp 4748m, French pass, the hidden valley, and Marpha village are other attractions of this trek apart for unexpected geographical challenges. The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek can be extended with some peak climbing non-technical Dhampus Peak 6060m to get more views and adventure during your trip.
We organize affordable trips that include full board (meal and accommodation) during the trek, bed and breakfast in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel, a guide that speaks your language, all permits, and insured staff. We pick you up at the airport and take care of everything from your arrival to your departure. You will experience quality time on the trail as our local guide and porters introduce you to their world.
Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m | 4428ft. Airport pickup by a representative of Himalayan Nepal Trek and transfer to hotel on BB plan.
Drive from Kathmandu to Darbang by local Bus for 9/10 hours. Overnight at Tent.
Trek from Darbang to Dharapani 1565m 6/7 hours. Overnight at Tent.
Trek from Dharapani to Muri 1850m 6/7 hours. Overnight at Tent.
Trek from Muri to Bogara 2050m 5/6 hours. Overnight at Tent.
Trek from Bogara to Dhoban at 2630m this day the path is quite difficult and sometimes you will need the help of the ropes 6 hours. Overnight at Tent.
Trek from Dovan to Sallaghari or Choriban Khola 3110m 6 hour. Overnight at Tent.
Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp 3660m this day you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri Passing through the attractive forest, we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. 4/5 hours overnight at Tent.
Rest day for acclimatization perchance days walk to the Japanese camp for acclimatization since there is little exploring to be had this is a day to relax overnight at a Tent.
Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier camp 4250m After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and risky trail 6 hours overnight at Tent.
Trek from Glacier camp to Dhaulagiri Base camp 4748m this day you will arrive at the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough wreckage gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and distressing but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp for 7/8 hours overnight in a Tent.
Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French pass Hidden Valley Camp 5100m Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls, we are in a safer and gentler country. After a wheezing climb to the top of the French pass. 6/7 hours overnight at Tent.
Trek from Hidden Valley Camp to Yak Kharka 2900m 6/7 hours. Overnight at Tent.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha 2670m 4 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Early morning drive to Josom airport 2 hours and take a flight (25 minutes) / drive 8 (hours' drive) from Jomsom to Pokhara 25 minutes transfer to hotel on BB plan.
Fly (25 minutes) / Drive 7 hours from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination our representative will assist you to the airport for your further destination ahead.
2 Times airport pick up and drops (domestic and international) Car, Van, Hi-ace, or Coaster in a standard private vehicle.
3 Times food per day during the trek. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner including tea or coffee.
3 Night 3* star label hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan (on twin sharing basis).
Sightseeing world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley with a private vehicle and experienced cultural guide.
Drive by public bus from Kathmandu to Darbang 302 km 9/10 hrs. guest and guide (optional: flight to Pokhara or private vehicle as per participants preference).
Flight/Drive fare Jomsom / Pokhara guest and guide. (Decision-Based)
Drive to Kathmandu 200 km by tourist bus guest and guide (optional: flight to Kathmandu or private vehicle if guest required).
Staff transportation Kathmandu/Darbang/Jomsom/Kathmandu.
Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek (Tent/Tea house/lodge).
All camping equipment's two-man tent north face kitchen tent dining tent toilet tent chair mattress kitchen equipment including kitchen staffs etc.
Experienced English-speaking local guide (Trained and licensed holder by the government of Nepal) and other languages as per the participant's preference.
Necessary Porters during the trek.
All Government and local Taxes (ACAP and TIMS).
Annapurna conservation area project entry permits (ACAP).
Trekking information management systems (TIMS card).
First aid and equipment for a porter for the extreme adventure route.
Guide and porter salary as per the company policy and government rules.
Duffel bag during the trek.
Staffs medical insurance during the trek.
Participants trekking equipment and any type of personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, phone, battery charging, hot shower, hot/mineral water, and laundry.
Emergency rescue and travel Insurance (most required factor in high altitude trek)
Trip cancellation cost, loss, damage, and personal effects.
Entrance fees for temples, monasteries, and museums during sightseeing and trekking.
Tips and gratuities for the staff.
Additional overnight stays cost at any place (due to any reason) except for mentioned itinerary.
Himalayan Nepal Trek is a very professional company with a great price point. Their service is top notch and the company owner, guides, and porters will go above and beyond for their clients. They made sure we had everything sorted before arriving in Nepal and cared for us for the duration of the stay in Nepal. They answered any questions or concerns we had. They have many connections and can assist with any need from finding things to buy or even getting a medical evacuation from the mountain. I highly recommend using Himalayan Nepal Trek and planing your trip directly with Mr. Gopal. Gajen was a fantastic mountain guide. Bijay is also a great tour guide for any city adventures and sight seeing. I used this company for Everest Basecamp in 2014 and again for Annapurna in 2022.
Amazing trekking experience on the Annapurna circuit. I had a great trekking experience across the Annapurna circuit. My guide (gajen) and Porter (Pasang) were great and I learnt a lot from both of them about Nepal /trekking from my time with them. I would thoroughly recommend the Himalayan Trekking Company as they really care about their clients and go the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your trip and Nepal!
Very good experience with Himalayan Nepal Trek in a remote area of Nepal: Kanchenjunga north BC and Dromo Ri 6121m. The professional service we got to undertake this expedition has been very good. In particular we can point out the good support of the guides (really professional) and we appreciated the full and flexible organization.
Everest view trek to Teng Boche on the EBC. Out of the world views. Excellent trekking Company. Took care of all the details. 6 day Teng Boche trip was very well organized. The tea houses we stayed in were all very clean and the food was good. Our guide and porter were excellent. Very patient and took care of us on all six days. Jangpo, our guide was a very experienced Sherpa, having climbed many of the top peaks, including Everest, multiple times. Being a Monsoon Trek, we were a bit worried about rain and its effects on the trail. But as Gopal, the owner, had predicted we had a few patchy showers, but mostly glorious sunshine and greenery every where. There was a weather issue at Lukla on our return with low clouds preventing air travel. Both Gopal, in Kathmandu, and our guide with us in Lukla, coordinated very well and ensured that we were on the first flight out without any delay, especially since the flights had been fully cancelled the previous day and the first couple of flights on the day of our return as well. Ours was the only flight of the day, and we were so glad that we were able to be on it.We will definitely recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek and are already planning our next trip to the Ama Dablam base camp for next year with this Company.
Excellent organization that ensured we could enjoy the trekking and the views. This included everything from cups of tea to flights. Our guide was a highly experienced professional who shared his knowledge of the mountains. All we had to do was trek!
Mr Shresta went out of his way to put together a custom itinerary for me that included hiking the foothills of Annapurna, going up the Lower Mustang & Muktinath, and then all the way down to Chitwan National Park over the course of roughly two weeks at an amazingly budget friendly price.
All along the way, he successfully organized everything, and his extremely experienced guide made sure to take us off the beaten path and allowed me to see amazing spots that everyone else just walked past.
WOW! This trip was an incredible experience and exceptional because of Himalayan Nepal Trek as our guiding company! We were 2 women over 50 years that were part of a larger group that was going to EBC - but we had chosen to do our 'own thing' and stay around 4,000m - and trek to villages around Namche (included Thamo and Thame, Kumjung, Pangboche) and then trek to meet our friends after their successful trek to EBC. Gopal with Himalayan Nepal Trek made this happen for us - he is an excellent communicator and he considered all our input and put together a great plan that we felt confident before we left on our journey! On our trek, we were well matched with our guide Mingmar and porter Manouj who were excellent! We trekked less travelled trails, and went to Monasteries, schools, a hospital, and immersed in culture! We trekked as a larger group for 6 days with Head Guide Temba - who was exceptional. Gopal pays attention to all the details - communication prior to the trip, meeting us at the airport at Kathmandu, and ensuring we had everything we needed; and when we were trekking - he was in communication with our guides. Don't hesitate to contact Himalayan Nepal Trek to share what your goal, dream or what you want your experience to be - I have no doubt that Himalayan Nepal Trek can make this a reality!
Visiting Everest Base Camp and participating in a semi-technical climb in the Himalayas has been a long time goal of mine. After gettting into contact with Gopal, he reccomended I do the EBC Trek and Island Peak cimb. Since I was crunched for time and could only take 19 days off of work, Gopal tailored the itinerary with enough flexibility to achieve both objectives. The logistics and transportation upon arrival was clearly planned out. He was able to answer all the questions I had and gave reassurrance that the trip would be a success.
A success it was, completing everything on the itinerary (and more). My personnal guide Domi and porter Lhapa were both excellent. They gave me a unique introspective to the customs and lifestyle of the Sherpa family. Since I went solo, the three of us were limited only by my pace and capabiity. I did experience symptoms of altitude sickness, but this was my own doing as I did not properly pace myself going up. I saw a lot of people get evacuated due to altitude sickness at the higher camps, but if you take it slow and listen to your guides your should have no problem getting to EBC.
If you want to climb Island Peak, doing the EBC Trek is a great way to get acclimatized in a relatively short period of time. The climb itself was not hard, but did take all day to accomplish. We had the mountain to ourselfs which truly made it a memorable experience (no lines waiting on people). We crossed and climbed 8 ladders over glaciers which was a new experience for me. Domi paid careful attention the entire time, and I did not question my safety once while I was with him.
All in all, the trip was well worth the money spent. Customers/future trekkers should remember to stay flexible as weather, transportation, personal fitness, and altitude accimitization can alter the planned itinerary. Would highly reccomend this agency to those who wish to expericence the Khumbu valley from a local persective!
Trek in the Langtang Valley
I did a wonderful trek in the Langtang Valley with Himalayan Nepal Trek P. Ltd. Friends of mine recommended this company and i understand why. I dealt with the owner, Mr. Gopal, to organize my trip and he made things simple and easy. I was warmly greeted at the Kathmandu airport and things went smoothly from there. Special thanks to my guide and my porter, Gajendra and Gelu, who made sure i had a good and safe trip. They proved also very knowledgeable of the features of the Valley and its people.
If you choose this company, you will have a great trek.
Trek to Basecamp Via Cho La Pass
In April / May of this year 7 of us from Nova Scotia Canada used Himalayan Nepal Trek as our guiding company to hike to Mount Everest Basecamp in Nepal. The overall experience with this company was extremely positive. I found them well organized and very experienced in delivering a positive and successful excursion. We had a complicated ask for an itinerary with two of us staying at lower altitudes and 5 of us heading for basecamp. Gopal, our main contact, developed and delivered an itinerary that worked well for both groups. All logistics were handled very efficiently and professionally.
The trek itself was led by Tempa Serpa an experienced climber who looked after us all individually and made sure all were doing the right things to make it to Basecamp. He paid attention to detail and looked after us extremely well including added things like a picnic at basecamp with his brother. His knowledge and life stories of the Kumbu region are amazing. by the end of the trip my wife and I were good friends with Temba.
This is my second time using Himalayan Nepal Trek and this trip was even better than my first. I highly recommend this company for any trek you may be considering in Nepal and Tibet. They gave us a fun and successful excursion that delivered good value.
Base Camp Trek
I highly recommend this company for trekking. We did a 15-day hike to base camp with Temba as our guide. We were a group of mostly 60 years and over. Temba set a very good, steady, pace that we could all maintain . He watched each of us closely to make sure we ate properly and did not get altitude sickness. (None of us got altitude sickness, although we meet many people in other groups who did)
Temba is a very conscientious, knowledgeable, experienced guide. He has summited mount Everest four times and participated in high altitude mountain rescues. He has also climbed many of the other mountains in the region.
I do not think there is a better guide on the mountain.
Gopal was our contact for organizing all the details of the Trek. He made sure everything was was booked and ready to go when we arrived. He is very organized and has been setting up treks for years. He was in constant contact with us and answered all our pre arrival questions quickly and concisely. He took very good care of us in Kathmandu before and after the trek, inviting to his home for a pre hike meal, meeting us at the airport ,etc.
This is a well-organized, friendly, local company. I recommend them with no hesitation nor reservations.
Everest Base Camp with Best hands
Me and two of my friends from Sri Lanka did Everest Base camp in April 2019 with Himalayan Nepal Trek. Mr. Gopal handled this tour arrangement with high accuracy and no mistakes. He gave a tour guide Mr Indra, from my heart he has become a family member to travel with and took care of us very perfectly just like Mr. Gopal's perfectness. We have done all what we can do in a EBC tour and more than also i believe. I highly recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek to do the EBC tracking also Mr. Indra as a guide personally. I also got a chance to meet all their guide on the hiking duration all are so good and fun.
I spend 3 weeks in Nepal. Our guide was Temba. He is a very good guide. He is very kind, organized, answered all the questions regarding Nepal and he paid attention at every person needs.
Personalized Attention to Detail
My friend John and I did the Everest Base Camp plus Gokyo Lake trek last year 2018 in Oct/Nov and Gopal, the owner of Himalayan Nepal Trek, greeted us personally on arrival and ensured we were comfortably ensconced in our hotel in Kathmandu. He also accompanied us while John shopped for some trekking items in Thamel, like down jackets and sleeping bags etc. After we had completed EBC at Gorakshep we had to reconsider our route to Gokyo as John had had some altitude issues. Gopal immediately advised our guide via phone from Kathmandu to reroute us via Phortse to Gokyo and this single decision provided us with the most enjoyable section of the trek! Gopal also organized our excursion to Chitwan after the trek. I would not hesitate to use Gopal's services if I was to return to Nepal for another trek!
Everest Basecamp Trek
Our trek from Kathmandu to Everest Basecamp, Kala Pathar and Island Peak and back to Kathmandu was arranged by Himalayan Nepal Trek P LTD.
The entire expedition was very well arranged right from the airport pick up to various logistics including arrangements at various locations including stay at night at various guest houses.
Our guide and porter ensured that our safety and comfort was well taken care of.
Gopal Shreshta the owner of the trekking company personally tracked and followed up to ensure everything was going well.
I would highly recommend this company for to anyone interested in travelling to Nepal
Amazing 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
We had an amazing trekking experience to the Everest Base Camp. The actual trek took about 11-12 days, and we experienced all kinds of weather. Throughout the trek, our guide, Indra and the porters took really good care of us. One of the porters, Kumar, always went the extra mile and always helped Indra to ensure that we were well taken care of. Indra is a humorous guide and we had fun while trekking or chilling out at the lodges. His sharing sessions gave us valuable insights to the Everest region, and we brought back more than just photos and memories.
Appreciate the help by Tembar when we were planning for the trek, and we would love to be back to do another one!
Wonderful trek! The tricky bridges over the furious streams, the dark forests and the deep gorges, the glaciers, many Kham forts and monasteries, the desert and mineral landscapes, Himlung Himal base camp, the many blue sheeps and yaks and goats give a life-time memory. The Kang La was under snow but we re-planned the itinerary towards Tilicho Tal which was, in all its most pure whiteness, the icing on the cake. Thank you to Mr Gopal and his team!
Back in January 2018, my girlfriend and I had the idea to celebrate my 30th birthday in the mountains. I approached Temba to plan the trip and like what I imaged, it is the most amazing birthday on the peak of Gokyo-Ri. The trek was very well organised. I feel safe trekking with Temba and Temba have become a true and good friend of ours. I will definitely recommend all my friends to trek with Temba / Himalayan Nepal Trek
Amazing trip of our lifetime, with the best guide ever
We had the trip of our lifetime, with the best Sherpa guide ever! We had a 10 days trek to Gokyo Ri, in the Everest region. Our guide, Temba Sherpa was the best guide that we could have asked for. We were shown with great hospitality the moment we touched down into Kathmandu airport.
Temba is extremely knowledgeable about the many peaks in the region and the world. He is also a very experienced trekker and mountaineer, having trekked through many of the routes several times in his 20 over years of experience, and also having reached the summits of many mountains, such as summitting Mount Everest three times so far.
Temba is also very organised and resourceful, ensuring that we had the best accommodation and food throughout the trek, and also ensuring that we had the first flights in and out of Lukla. He is also detail-oriented and pays great attention to our health and welfare throughout the trek.
Our trip was amazing, and we loved the Gokyo Ri trek, whereby we were able to appreciate the grandeur of Mount Everest amidst its surrounding peaks. We were blessed with great weather, and an amazing guide who made the entire trip such a pleasant and memorable experience.
We will definitely go back to Nepal soon, and will definitely trek with Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek when we are back again. I would strongly recommend Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek to anyone who wishes to do a trek in Nepal.
Had a great time! Our guide Indra was very kind, knowledgable and patient. We felt very welcome and safe traveling with him and any and all questions were answered with a smile. His son Sushil accompanied us as well and he was also very nice and great to have with us. The guest houses we stayed at were great and had all basic amenities you would need. The area was enchanting, the people were welcoming, and the views were amazing.
Our representative will be there to assist you from the airport with (Place card) Company Logo and your name on it and assist you to your hotel in Thamel (Tourist City). Our airport picks up and drops are done upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport and domestic airport after the trek by Car, Van, Hi-ace, or Coaster in a standard private vehicle depending upon group size.
We use a mix of local buses, taxis, vans, hi-ace, or coasters for airport pickups, land cruisers, and flights for journeys. The selection of auto depends upon the scale of your group. Transportation services in the Himalayas are always bumpy and delayed due to the rainy season and slippery roads, we strongly recommend you take a flight for your convenience though the road is well built than ever before.
We provide twin-sharing accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu as standard accommodation. However, we provide 5-star hotels with luxury tours. We serve you the best available rooms during the trek depending on the development's proximity. However, after 4000m we get very basic rooms because of accessibility, extreme weather conditions, and geographical conditions.
Safety is our priority, the company provides some basic medical relief along the trail before actual medical treatment however, in case of extreme emergency exit from the location we call for helicopter evacuation service. Therefore, we highly recommend an emergency evacuation insurance policy before you arrive in Nepal since helicopter evacuation service is very expensive in Nepal about 4000$ - 5000$ depending upon the proximity to hospitals.
The temperature drops up to -20 to -30 degree Celsius at night above 4000m and above and gets hot during the day. Warm clothing, good trekking boots, trekking poles, a down jacket, an extra pair of trousers, a T-shirt, boot, Water bottles, trekking poles, a lightweight bag, sunglass, gloves, suns cream, warm woolen socks, headlight, a windproof jacket, etc. One must be very careful regarding the packing since our porters carry 25kg on a two-person basis.
It is very common to experience discomfort before you acclimate to the altitude. We highly recommend you do some cardiovascular physical fitness programs like regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking to increase your performance during the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions or diseases should look for a medical recommendation before considering any trek in Nepal. Especially with higher grading treks.
Trekking is very sweaty and dirty, and there are facilities to take hot showers along the trail with your personal cost about $5, However, excessive shower hampers your health due to the thin air and atmospheric pressure. It is very common to catch a cold after a shower to retain back the heat.
An extra charge of about 5$ is charged to charge your batteries in limited electrical-powered source stations. There is a good flow of electricity in the Annapurna region one of the established routes. However, we recommend you carry spare batteries depending on your needs.
Telecommunication and Wi-Fi services are available all along the trek one can also buy a cellular network data package along the trek however, the tower gets lacking in some places due to geographical barriers. While trekking in the most remote areas one must wait for a day to get the reception.
You can withdraw your cash at Kathmandu or trek for the first following 2 days, one at Lukla (first day) and the second day at Namche after onward we solely use cash and unreliable phone pay services at some restaurants. Nepali rupees, Dollars, Euros, and Pounds will be accepted.
HNT organizes a complete package for you including all food and accommodation however, 20$ to 30$ USD every day for bottles of water, and personal expenses. Sometimes you might need extra costs in case of an extra porter in an emergency and entree fees to some antique temples and museums.
You can buy a bottle of shield mineral water on a trek in case you don't like carrying extra weight, otherwise, you can bring purifying tablets to avoid extra expenses for the day. We also recommend you take boiled water from restaurants during trekking to keep your body warm.
Hotels in Themel provide trekkers with the facilities to leave their extra stuff at the hotel in Kathmandu and pick it back after they complete the trek without any extra charge. However, if you want to leave your valuables with the company, we do it without any cost.
HNT requires a couple of documents for booking hotels and preparation of permits. A valid Passport, Passport-size photos, a copy of travel insurance with medical and evacuation policies, and your international flight tickets to pick you up from Kathmandu airport with our representative.
HNT highly focuses on providing our staff with good safety and security during their trekking period. We provide different insurance policies depending upon the adventure project like medical, life, and evacuation insurance from a reputed insurance company in Nepal.
As mentioned, the visa fees are US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entries that are collectible solely in USD currency. The additional number of days should be included in the stay about extending a trek. In case additional days are required by the visitors; we provide the service from the immigration office in Kathmandu.
Annapurna region is very challenging with heavy weight for the porters because of the difficult climb in the mountains, rocky trails, high pass objectives, and weather conditions. We provide one porter for two participants in a group to carry your luggage, each porter carries 25 kg, which is the standard fare weight for our porters during trekking.
Weather is unpredictable in changing altitude every day and the atmospheric condition in the Himalayas keeps changing throughout the day. Nights are very cold; Morning is likely to have a great view and the day gets heated by the hot sun. The months of March-May (spring season) and September- October (fall) is the peak and best season to trek in Annapurna.
The extra days not mentioned in the itinerary costs an additional price. The extra days are needed when the participants have to take an additional day to recover altitude or to adapt to the environment and escape bad weather. Trekking the ascending altitude in the Himalayas requires recovery and adaptation to the environment.
Nepal is a gold mine for travelers looking for new experiences of challenges, cultural insight, and nature. We are always looking forward to providing our clients with the best experiences and safety during their stay in Nepal. With our experience, we are always ready to give potential recommendations before and after the trek.
HNT provides a group complimentary for the participants and leader to make the fair and reasonable costing. A group of 10 participants has a full complimentary for one leader or group discount. A group of 18 participants has a full complimentary for 2 persons or a group discount and a group of 27 participants has a full complimentary for 3 persons or a group discount.