Dhaulagiri Round Trekking 17 days

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Trip Grade
Moderate, 5200m
Local Guest Hosue
Public/ Domestic Flight
Best Season
March-May, Oct - November

Dhaulagiri Round Trekking Overview

धौलागिरी राउन्ड ट्रेकिङ्ग

Dhaulagiri Round Trekking is a challenging trek. The trekking starts from a rural village, gradually hike to difficult section and continue to strenuous pass, ridge, glacier. Dhaulagiri Round Trekking is recommending to an experienced trekker with basic mountaineering knowledge.  It will require full logistic support (sleeping tent, mattress, kitchen, and utensils. It is considered a challenging trek with 2 high passes above 5200m. After crossing French Col 5300m you will arrive at the hidden valley which is amazing and surrounded by high mountains. This valley is another difficult section of this trekking in a fuggy or snowy day. In a bad weather day (snow fall, windy and cloudy) or any physical problem could be real challenging. It is highly recommending to trek with a well-experienced trekking company and trekking guide who has been there previously and experienced with snow and icy conditions.
The trail to Dhaulagiri circuit is very small and follow through the ridge, crevasse and over snow. Alpine Asian Treks have a well-experienced guide to take you there and have a wonderful trekking experience.

The difficulty level of trekking:
Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is a challenging trek which has few difficult passes above 5000m. The trek starts from the foothill of Mt. Dhaulagiri to the alpine zone where you can have a breathtaking view to Mt. series of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna panorama and many other peaks. Hidden valley after French pass is one of the difficult valleys where you will camp for a night over 5000. In a heavy snowing day, it would be difficult to navigate a right trail so we will send an experienced guide who has a basic knowledge of mountaineering.
Best time to trek:
Spring (March and April) and Autumn (October and November) are the best months to trek. Early March and November could have to snow on a cloudy day. You must be prepared for heavy snowfall, windy weather and bad time. The trek remains closed in the deep winter.
Trekking Guide and Porter:
We will provide a well-experienced trekking guide who will have basic mountaineering knowledge. Our company provides an experienced porter will have warm clothes and shoes to trek properly in a hard time.
Mountain sickness and medicine:
At an elevation of 3000m the level of oxygen already 70% only and at 5000m you will get 55% of the oxygen available at sea level. Due to the low level of oxygen, you may feel a headache, dizziness, loose off appetite, sleepless or difficult breathing. These are the basic symptoms of mountain sickness (AMS). To avoid mountain sickness, you must trek slowly, stay warm, deink enough water, acclimatize well and don’t trek too much. There is some recommended medicine to AMS like Diamox or etc. Please consult with your doctor before book your trip. You can check the list of recommended medicine. If you are seriously affected, you must go down or rescue by Heli. Please make sure that you have bought insurance including search and rescue services.
Weather and temperature:
Dhaulagiri trek starts from tropical weather to Alpine zone. The weather in high mountain can’t predict accurately. Generally, over 5000m the temperature remains below 0 round the year. You must be prepared for cold, windy and snowy weather. Please consult with our trekking manager about the weather of your trekking periods when confirming the booking.
Communication and internet:
If you use your date package from local telephone SIM it would work till Italy Base camp but the reception would be very poor. You are advising to bring a satellite phone from your country or we can arrange to rent in Nepal for your trip.
Accommodation and meal:
Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is a camping trek. There is no village above Italy base camp. Accommodation will be at tented camp. If you want to make its budget, we can buy food from the local village where available. Please write us for more details.
Entrance and regulation:
You have to buy an Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit and TIMS Trekkers Information Management System card.
Emergency and rescue:
We will be frequently following you on the mountain to make sure that everything’s is going well. If in case, there you require any emergency support from the city, we will immediately operate Heli service. Please make sure that you have bought insurance which covers the above mention services.
Articles of clothing:
This trek will require a proper mountain trekking equipment including crampons, rope, ice ax or etc. The temperature could go down to -25 or bellow in November. You must prepare for cold with the down-filled jacket, sleeping bag and etc.


Day to Day Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara and in Kathmandu in the city center.
  • Camping and supporting equipment (tent, mattress etc), Kitchen and utensils
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on the trek (your crew will prepare food in tent while staying at camp).
  • Arrival and departure transfer from Nepal airport
  • Tourist bus to and from Pokhara
  • Flight back from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Trekking permit (ACAP and TIMS)
  • Experienced trekking Guide and Porters (one porter per two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • One day sightseeing in Pokhara and one day in Katmandu
  • Transfer to and from trekking as per itinerary.
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (AATE) service charges.

Whats not Included?

Not Included
  • Personal trekking equipment (including sleeping bag and stick or etc)
  • Meals while in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above. standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.