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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek - 20 Days

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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Overview

Trip Standard

Camping (on Dhaulagiri portion)

Trip Grade

Adventurous to Challenging

Total Duration

15 Nights & 16 Days

Best Season

April to June & September to November

Highest Spot

5,360 m

Trip Highlights

  • A lifetime experience in between ice and glaciers of Dhaulagiri Himalaya.
  • Mind-blowing views of the world’s 7th Dhaulagiri & 10th highest Annapurna trekking from low tropic to alpine.
  • Terrain and to Arctic zone country.
  • The crossing of two high col’s French, Thapa / Dhampus passes over 5,000 m.
  • The full circuit of Dhaulagiri from a remote area to the popular route of Kali-Gandaki.
  • A stunning mountain view of the Dhaulagiri circuit Trekking and exploring the unique culture on high land.

Mt. Dhaulagiri is popular as the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking became well-known to adventure enthusiasts after it was discovered by the French Expedition Team in 1950. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is a rewarding choice for stunning mountain views and wilderness. It requires sound physical stamina and also has to possess basic mountaineering skills. The awe-inspiring landscapes and off the beaten into the deep wilderness will be a mesmerizing experience for adventure lovers.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking commences from Beni Bazar however the road connects up to Dharapani. Then the trail gradually ascends to Italian Base Camp with some tea houses that offer alluring mountain views and beautiful landscapes and terraced fields. After we pass through some glaciers and virgin snow, we have a real challenge over French Pass (5355m). This pass is the highest pass of this trek and also one of the highest passes in the world. The pass offers us some fabulous mountain views. This is really demanding. This major pass in this trekking leads us to a beautiful Hidden Valley. This pass or the point provides an opportunity to scale Dhampus Peak( 6060m)  to mountaineer enthusiasts. The stretch of this Hidden Valley connects to Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang region. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking ends at Marpha. From Marpha one can choose to fly to Pokhara from Jomsom or can drive back to Beni then to Pokhara. Optionally, one can have the option to trek back to Nayapool and then drive to Pokhara.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is one of the best classical trekking trails offering the opportunity to experience an expedition feel to the adventure enthusiasts. This is the trekking from farming settlements to high alpine rocky mountain peaks with rugged terrain with no permanent settlements. Since there is no permanent settlement in the higher altitude of this region, we always have to organize camping and trekking.

We, Team Himalaya have more than 10 years of organizing such camping trekking to Dhaulagiri region of Nepal with our equipped team. We primarily emphasize safety and luxury during the trip. We always are flexible to operate the trip to Dhaulagiri Region according to your interest and time frame.

Itinerary Detail Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for a courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at the Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world-class restaurants, pubs, and bakeries.

Our guide will inform you of details regarding the trek Around the world’s 7th Highest Dhaulagiri with Hidden Valley & French Pass.

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Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 2 : Drive to Beni 830m via Pokhara 860m 275 km – 07 hrs.

Early morning an interesting scenic drive for nearly 07 hours to Beni via the popular tourist city of Pokhara on the main busy highway, the drive carries on with a fantastic vista of snow-capped mountains of Mt. Annapurna-Manaslu and Mt. Dhaulagiri with the famous beautiful peak of Machhapuchhre the Fish Tail shaped mountain which is unclimbed so far and well respected and regarded as sacred mountain in its natural structure.

On reaching Pokhara our journey continues for another 04 hours to Beni town to begin this awesome adventure around Dhaulagiri and Kaligandaki valley. Beni a large town and headquarters of Dhaulagiri and Myagdi district, overnight in the best tourist standard lodges or hotels.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
860
Day 3 : Drive to Darbang and trek to Riverside 1,460 m – 04 hrs.

Our journey starts with another short drive on the dirt road following the raging Myagdi River upstream, passing a number of farm villages and cultivated lands with terraces of rice, wheat or barley, and mustard, after three hours of good interesting drive reaching Darbang village like town an entrance or the gateway to Dhaulagiri and towards Dhorpatan and Dolpo area, after a stop for a lunch break, our first-day walk begins on the trails that wind up slowly for an hour to the hills, leaving the Myagdi river way down below, then heading towards cooler area after reaching the top ridge on the outskirt farm village and descend back to Myagdi River after a nice first day walks to camp by the Riverside with fabulous views of Putali and Ghurja Himal, adjoining Dhaulagiri massif chain of mountains during the day trek.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1460
Day 4 : Trek on route Bagar 1,700m – 06 hrs.

After catching the morning views of the distant snow-capped mountains, the morning walk starts following the path through farm fields and small scattered farm huts and hamlets with the views of Dhaulagiri Himal range. Then slowly the walk leads downhill through farm terraces to Gatti Khola ( a stream), after a lunch break in between with another two hours of steady climb brings to the base of a hillside on route Bagar village, near the confluence of Myagdi and Dhara rivers.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1700
Day 5 : Trek to Bagar 2,375m – 06 hrs.

The morning walk descends towards warm areas for the last time in many days, walking on paddy fields by Dhora Khola, after Dhora Khola, the trail climbs on the steep uphill for an hour or more reaching a small ridge then on the downhill walk passing farmhouses and cultivated farm fields and terraces finally reaching to our overnight camp at a small farm village in Bagar, this will be the last human settlement and village on route to Dhaulagiri base camp till Marpha village at the Kaligandaki valley.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
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Lodge
Elevation
2375
Day 6 : Trek to Dovan 2,600m – 06 hours.

Our journey continues after leaving Bagar farm village following the trail into the forest and then with a climb on the western side of Myagdi fast flowing river, the walk follows the small undulating path then reaches the top ridge, from here a steep downhill to reach an open small field surrounded by densely forested firs, pines, and rhododendron trees at a small place called Dovan for overnight stop, Dovan a cattle herders place with a small temporary hut serving as teahouse or lodge for the trekkers and porters.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2600
Day 7 : Trek to Chartare / Bhainsi Kharka 3,000m -05 hrs.

After an overnight in this quiet spot with only the sound of nature and with only the sound of fast flowing Myagdi River, from Dovan our walk follows a small wooden bridge to cross over Konaban Khola ( stream), after the bridge our route follows into dense forest then leading to another small stream after crossing a log or a plank bridge, then with a small climb up through the forest with views of Dhaulagiri I, western wall between the trees.

Walk continues on the downhill path to Myagdi Khola walking on the left bank, then it leads to a climb up towards another stream called Pakite Khola, just in short distance from the Konaban river, after crossing Pakite Khola towards our overnight camp in a small place called as Chartare, or Bhainsi Kharka.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3000
Day 8 : Trek to Pakhaban (Japanese Camp) 3,750 m – 05 hrs.

From this heavily forested campsite, our morning journey leads on the path towards an open area, after leaving the last forest and tree lines area to an ice and rocky moraine region, the walk follows the forest area to a wide ice and moraine valley named an Italian Base Camp (the Italian expeditions camped here on route to the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri in early 1960’s). After a break here walk heads with a climb to a rocky area then on the mountainside with a steep hill climb, crossing the moraine as the path narrows to cross and descend to another glacier which originated from the West Wall of Mt. Dhaulagiri, then with an uphill climb on the opposite bank to a small grassy ground on a narrow valley for overnight camp on this spot called Pakhaban, and as well known as Japanese Camp.

The overnight camp offers a stupendous and magnificent view of Dhaulagiri I West Wall and of the rear of the huge wall face of Tsaurabong Peak.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3750
Day 9 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,750m – 06 hrs.

From here onwards for a few days in the arctic-like terrain of ice and huge rocky moraines, from the camp following a lateral moraine to an ice and boulder ridge, that descends on the right side of the valley buried in snow and fallen rocks, actually a long glacier walking towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp, then reaching a glaciated area walking along the undulating glacier surface as the valley winds up to a following a faint path with short up and down passage to reach our overnight camp at Dhaulagiri Base Camp with 4,750 meter high altitude, overlooking an impressive Dhaulagiri I ( 8,167 m) North Face, including the west peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m.), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 m.) and Dhaulagiri IV (7,618 m.) soaring high towards the blue open sky, and the notorious Dhaulagiri Ice Fall tumbling from the col in between Mt. Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak. As this place is quite rocky with stones and ice, camp is set where there is a clearing on the previous camp made by expeditions or by other trekkers, but this spot offers the closest view of Dhaulagiri I and of its massif glacier and icefall.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4750
Day 10 : Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m with French Pass 5,360m.

After an awesome and marvelous time at Dhaulagiri Base Camp, the morning walk carries on heading towards the moraine and glacier, the route follows near Tukuche Peak, and after a few hours of walking on the glacier it leads to an uphill reaching a gradual slope on this glaciated valley right side with further, walk all the way up towards at French Col at 5,360 meters, the highest spot of this amazing adventure. After reaching the highest point of this journey at the French Pass which is festooned with a lot of Buddhist prayer flags called Lungta in the local language and in Tibetan, all the passes are respected and regarded as places of the god or holy spirit. From here marveling at the surrounding stunning scenery, an easy walk follows on the short downhill path to our overnight camp in the Hidden Valley a wide valley of summer grazing ground and pasture for cattle and Yaks of the villagers from Kaligandaki areas, from this camp offering a fabulous view of Sita Chuchura, the mountains of Mukut Himal, and Tashi Kang 5,386 m, which surrounds this campsite at Hidden Valley, among these peaks view of Tukche Peak west and to the rear the huge towering Dhaulagiri I. This Hidden Valley remained enclosed behind the Dhaulagiri massif undiscovered and unexplored till the last three decades.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5360
Day 11 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m via Thapa pass 5,250 m – 05 hrs.

With two nights at Hidden Valley pulling up the energy our morning walk leads on the narrow path towards Thapa / Dhampus pass about a two-hour walk in snow conditions it can take an hour more with awesome views of Tukuche peaks and of Nilgiri’s Himal on the other side of the Kaligandaki valley after few hours of gradual walk reaching at Thapa / Dhampus Pass at 5,250 m overlooking the deep cleft of Kaligandaki Valley and the Annapurna mountains ahead. From the high spot of this with a panorama of mountains on both sides of Dhaulagiri-Tuckuche-Thapa or Dhampus peak, then on the front Nilgiri’s and Annapurna mountain range, after a glorious moment here a long descent to the overnight camp at Yak Kharka, this is a summer pasture for cattle’s and Yaks, from the camp Dhaulagiri I lies hidden by the huge bulk of Tuckche Peak, but Nilgiri’s peaks and Annapurna mountain range are visible from the campsite at Yak Kharka.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5250
Day 12 : Trek to Marpha 2,630 m – 04 hrs.

After being in complete wilderness with only the sound of nature, from Yak Kharka onwards encountering many villages, trekkers, and mules trains that bring the supplies to Jomsom onwards to the upper Mustang area, from Yak Kharka an easy long walk on the downhill trail coming across back to the greens vegetation and into the forest with tree lines of rhododendron, pines, and firs, after several hours of steep descent reaching at Kaligandaki river valley in Marpha for an overnight stop in the comfort of the cozy, nice lodge.

Marpha is a little gem and a charming village with white-washed houses the people here are the Thakali tribe, who practice Tibetan Buddhism religion, and culture, been trading with Tibet for centuries. Marpha is also famous for juicy apples the whole place has an apple orchard and apple products like dry apples and apricots, apple juice, brandy, and local brew, The afternoon is free to explore this nice village and to taste its apple products and pies.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2630
Day 13 : Trek to Lete 2,480m – 06 hrs.

After an enjoyable time in Marpha, a morning walk follows the Kaligandaki river downstream reaching Tukuche village, located beneath Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri massif mountain, with fantastic views of Nilgiri’s peak and tumbling icefalls of Dhaualgiri’s East Face, after an hour walk from Tukuche to reach Larjung village, then crossing wide river bed, getting back to forested area lined with pines, oaks and rhododendron trees, the path leads away from the river for a while then back to river bed before Kalapani village, Kalapani, another nice village with excellent surrounding and view of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful pine tree lines. A short pleasant walk from here reaches Lete village for an overnight stop.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2480
Day 14 : Trek to Tatopani 1,190m – 06 hrs.

Trek from Kalapani and Lete onwards leads to a dramatic change in vegetation, from dry and arid country to warmer paddy terraces that lead in between two giant mountains Dhaulagiri and Annapurna forming the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki river valley. The first two-hour walk passes Ghasa villages through the cool forest leading across many settlements, lodges, and tea houses, the architectural style of houses changes with much ornately carved woodwork. This pleasant walk continues towards terraced paddy fields and in warm sub-tropical climate all the way to Tatopani passing beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi on route.

Tatopani (Hot Spring) village the valley is quite constricted and it is quite warm with a sub-tropic climate and vegetation, Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1190
Day 15 : Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m – 06 hrs.

After an enjoyable time in Tatopani, the morning walk continues on the winding trail for an hour, to cross a bridge over the Kaligandaki River, and then our route diverts heading to a steeply terraced hillside, dotted with farms and villages, all the way through dense alpine forest reaching at Chitre, from here an hour climb to overnight stop at Ghorepani- Deurali village with fabulous views of world’s 07th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri towards North West, including Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Ghorepani located on old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which extends all the way to Upper Mustang and beyond Tibet, this village inhabited with Pun Magar tribe and Ghorepani is famous for Pun Hill viewpoint, offering a super panorama of world’s three highest mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2750
Day 16 : Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,500m -05 hours walk.

Early morning before sunrise an hour's walk up to Pun-Hill at 3,190 meters, this wonderful hilltop, with a fantastic view of sunrise over the mountain range from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far as Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail” one of the most respected and unclimbed peak, after an enjoyable and impressive panorama walk back to Ghorepani through enchanting rhododendron forest, and then walk continues with a long descent to Ulleri on the stone paved steps all the way to the suspension bridge at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1500
Day 17 : Trek to Nayapul 1,100m and drive to Pokhara 860m.

Today the final trekking to ends at Nayapul with a drive to Pokhara, The morning walk leads downhill on the gradual path most of the way passing many farm villages with beautiful views and waterfalls, then reaching a nice village of Bhirethati next to Modi River with views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), from here half-hour walk reaches Nayapul completing a walk of this great adventure, and then two hours interesting and scenic drive to the famous tourist spot in Pokhara for overnight stop near beautiful Lake Phewa.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
860
Day 18 : Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 19 : In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour.

The morning after breakfast at a given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel

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Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 20 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with a wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking Around the World’s 7th Highest Dhaulagiri with Team Himalaya and to the airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

Food
Breakfast

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This represents our standard and highly recommended itinerary. Should this itinerary or date not align with your preferences, we are more than willing to tailor your vacation to meet your specific requirements. The following are our established departure dates. These dates and prices are applicable for joining a group. Allow our travel experts to assist you in personalizing this journey according to your individual interests.

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What Is Included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport/hotel /airport.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotels on a bed/breakfast basis.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on a bed/breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu–Beni via Pokhara and Beni-Darbang by local Transport and Pokhara –Kathmandu by tourist bus, Naya pul –Pokhara, Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private transport as per group size.
  • Full-day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley Tour guide and entrance fee.
  • Full board trek on lodge basis includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation.
  • Full board trekking on camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single tents supplement at extra cost if required). Include a separate kitchen unit with cook-kitchen staff accompanied by guides and porters.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and (ACAP) Annapurna Area Conservation.
  • Service of trekking guides/porters and other field staff with daily medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets- sleeping bags (with inner linear)- duffel bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor at high altitude 
  • Dhaulagiri circuit Trek map.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Fresh fruit is seasonal during the trip.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Team Himalaya complimentary T-shirts.
  • Rescue arrangement.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of a personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard/soft drinks including tea-coffee, etc throughout the trip. (On camping includes tea-coffee drinks with drinking boiled filtered water)
  • Personal trekking gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal/medical problems in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide/porters.

Additional Information

Team Himalaya's list of outdoor equipment requirements is in the following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen leisure tours, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking, and climbs. Gear required depends upon the season of travel as well as the grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all seasons except the wet months of July to mid-September when few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:

    Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bag to carry your personal belongings that as water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.
    Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.
    Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow, is advisable as options, and rainproof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:

    Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belongings that as water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.
    Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, and torch/flashlights.
    Sun Hats, Sunglasses, and water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled water as they make litter which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls to refill your bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smoke.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:

    Personal Toiletries, a moderate-size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belongings that as travel documents, water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece insect repellent as per the season.
    Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.
    Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, and water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled water as they make litter which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smoke.
    On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules, or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets, and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.
 

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms and conditions, after having read carefully the mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for the long term.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, the first step in the booking procedure you are requested to fill out our booking form and send it after completion with 20 % as a non-refundable deposit for the entire Nepal Trip.

Along with the completed form, you are required to e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket with all details to us in the Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com).

Upon receiving your passport copy and details with the completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.

All deposits are required for selected and chosen trips on per per-person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding the direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charges of respective banks might apply and they should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with a 4% surcharge added as a processing fee on credit cards and wire Transfers as a service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follows:

The remaining due balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, and Tibet, and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances, we will accept your last-hour booking a minimum of a week prior to the tour departure date for all the trips, in this case, full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us at 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited.

Bank address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type: Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code: HIMANPKA.

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for the 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any whatsoever or other reasons.

After having paid the full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur a refund in case you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulations.

Still, the cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you have imposed a cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour/trek packages, rooms, or tents are provided on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra for a client who does not have another tour participant to share a room/tent with. It also applies to clients who need a single supplement in tents/rooms in a hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic/medical or personal problems from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserves the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted on our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance, changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable climate, broken trail, and roads, etc., we will refer you for an alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your likes and interests, all trip prices paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as a compulsion in all our tours and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour/trekking/climbing/rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and a level of fitness before signing the booking with us, the client should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departs to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely the client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly people:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.

A person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member, or friends to accompany him/her.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months of validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are the sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya's main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignments sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel hassle-free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as landslides, roadblocks, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurred there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in remote areas or in as described above, especially during the off-season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare for some delays and avoid frustrating consequences.

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Weather is another factor that directly impacts some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must.

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Trip Reviews (2)

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Gazi Rafiqul

27th Dec, 2022

I would recommend Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking only for adventurous trekkers, a wonderful and magnificent Adventure

I would recommend Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking only for adventurous trekkers, a wonderful and magnificent adventure. But quite tough and technically, especially walking to Dhaulagiri North West Base Camp over icy moraine and glaciers.
The trek was quite challenging in some sections and crossing the high French Pass faced superb views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya range. Walking to Hidden Valley was so dramatic enclosed by an array of snow-capped peaks. The best part of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking was walking off the beaten trail, seldom ventured by a group of trekkers other than mountaineering expeditions.
Overall we had a great adventurous and enjoyable, although it was quite tough we made it with the help and support of the Team Himalaya guide, staff, and porters. Thanks to Team Himalaya for taking care of us during the whole trekking.


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Lindsay Morris

23rd Jun, 2021

An amazing dramatic views on reaching the glaciated valley to Dhaulagiri base camp.

I think it was the most exciting and challenging adventure of all normal trekking in Nepal. A great walk from low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine green hills amidst beautiful dense green forest. What a dramatic change in climate, and landscapes it was totally different after a few days walks. An amazing dramatic view on reaching the glaciated valley to Dhaulagiri base camp. Standing in front of the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri with other soaring peaks, within arctic zone landscapes. Crossing the high French Pass to Hidden Valley it was picturesque facing views of surrounding giant peaks. Finally, the tough walk ended at a beautiful village in Marpha and then headed towards Pokhara. Truly the best adventure of a lifetime experience, thanks to Team Himalaya Trek for the wonderful trekking 
adventure. 


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Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

Camping (on Dhaulagiri portion)

Trip Grade

Adventurous to Challenging

Total Duration

15 Nights & 16 Days

Best Season

April to June & September to November

Highest Spot

5,360 m

Trip Highlights

  • A lifetime experience in between ice and glaciers of Dhaulagiri Himalaya.
  • Mind-blowing views of the world’s 7th Dhaulagiri & 10th highest Annapurna trekking from low tropic to alpine.
  • Terrain and to Arctic zone country.
  • The crossing of two high col’s French, Thapa / Dhampus passes over 5,000 m.
  • The full circuit of Dhaulagiri from a remote area to the popular route of Kali-Gandaki.
  • A stunning mountain view of the Dhaulagiri circuit Trekking and exploring the unique culture on high land.

Mt. Dhaulagiri is popular as the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking became well-known to adventure enthusiasts after it was discovered by the French Expedition Team in 1950. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is a rewarding choice for stunning mountain views and wilderness. It requires sound physical stamina and also has to possess basic mountaineering skills. The awe-inspiring landscapes and off the beaten into the deep wilderness will be a mesmerizing experience for adventure lovers.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking commences from Beni Bazar however the road connects up to Dharapani. Then the trail gradually ascends to Italian Base Camp with some tea houses that offer alluring mountain views and beautiful landscapes and terraced fields. After we pass through some glaciers and virgin snow, we have a real challenge over French Pass (5355m). This pass is the highest pass of this trek and also one of the highest passes in the world. The pass offers us some fabulous mountain views. This is really demanding. This major pass in this trekking leads us to a beautiful Hidden Valley. This pass or the point provides an opportunity to scale Dhampus Peak( 6060m)  to mountaineer enthusiasts. The stretch of this Hidden Valley connects to Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang region. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking ends at Marpha. From Marpha one can choose to fly to Pokhara from Jomsom or can drive back to Beni then to Pokhara. Optionally, one can have the option to trek back to Nayapool and then drive to Pokhara.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is one of the best classical trekking trails offering the opportunity to experience an expedition feel to the adventure enthusiasts. This is the trekking from farming settlements to high alpine rocky mountain peaks with rugged terrain with no permanent settlements. Since there is no permanent settlement in the higher altitude of this region, we always have to organize camping and trekking.

We, Team Himalaya have more than 10 years of organizing such camping trekking to Dhaulagiri region of Nepal with our equipped team. We primarily emphasize safety and luxury during the trip. We always are flexible to operate the trip to Dhaulagiri Region according to your interest and time frame.

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for a courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at the Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world-class restaurants, pubs, and bakeries.

Our guide will inform you of details regarding the trek Around the world’s 7th Highest Dhaulagiri with Hidden Valley & French Pass.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 2 : Drive to Beni 830m via Pokhara 860m 275 km – 07 hrs.

Early morning an interesting scenic drive for nearly 07 hours to Beni via the popular tourist city of Pokhara on the main busy highway, the drive carries on with a fantastic vista of snow-capped mountains of Mt. Annapurna-Manaslu and Mt. Dhaulagiri with the famous beautiful peak of Machhapuchhre the Fish Tail shaped mountain which is unclimbed so far and well respected and regarded as sacred mountain in its natural structure.

On reaching Pokhara our journey continues for another 04 hours to Beni town to begin this awesome adventure around Dhaulagiri and Kaligandaki valley. Beni a large town and headquarters of Dhaulagiri and Myagdi district, overnight in the best tourist standard lodges or hotels.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
860
Day 3 : Drive to Darbang and trek to Riverside 1,460 m – 04 hrs.

Our journey starts with another short drive on the dirt road following the raging Myagdi River upstream, passing a number of farm villages and cultivated lands with terraces of rice, wheat or barley, and mustard, after three hours of good interesting drive reaching Darbang village like town an entrance or the gateway to Dhaulagiri and towards Dhorpatan and Dolpo area, after a stop for a lunch break, our first-day walk begins on the trails that wind up slowly for an hour to the hills, leaving the Myagdi river way down below, then heading towards cooler area after reaching the top ridge on the outskirt farm village and descend back to Myagdi River after a nice first day walks to camp by the Riverside with fabulous views of Putali and Ghurja Himal, adjoining Dhaulagiri massif chain of mountains during the day trek.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1460
Day 4 : Trek on route Bagar 1,700m – 06 hrs.

After catching the morning views of the distant snow-capped mountains, the morning walk starts following the path through farm fields and small scattered farm huts and hamlets with the views of Dhaulagiri Himal range. Then slowly the walk leads downhill through farm terraces to Gatti Khola ( a stream), after a lunch break in between with another two hours of steady climb brings to the base of a hillside on route Bagar village, near the confluence of Myagdi and Dhara rivers.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1700
Day 5 : Trek to Bagar 2,375m – 06 hrs.

The morning walk descends towards warm areas for the last time in many days, walking on paddy fields by Dhora Khola, after Dhora Khola, the trail climbs on the steep uphill for an hour or more reaching a small ridge then on the downhill walk passing farmhouses and cultivated farm fields and terraces finally reaching to our overnight camp at a small farm village in Bagar, this will be the last human settlement and village on route to Dhaulagiri base camp till Marpha village at the Kaligandaki valley.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2375
Day 6 : Trek to Dovan 2,600m – 06 hours.

Our journey continues after leaving Bagar farm village following the trail into the forest and then with a climb on the western side of Myagdi fast flowing river, the walk follows the small undulating path then reaches the top ridge, from here a steep downhill to reach an open small field surrounded by densely forested firs, pines, and rhododendron trees at a small place called Dovan for overnight stop, Dovan a cattle herders place with a small temporary hut serving as teahouse or lodge for the trekkers and porters.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2600
Day 7 : Trek to Chartare / Bhainsi Kharka 3,000m -05 hrs.

After an overnight in this quiet spot with only the sound of nature and with only the sound of fast flowing Myagdi River, from Dovan our walk follows a small wooden bridge to cross over Konaban Khola ( stream), after the bridge our route follows into dense forest then leading to another small stream after crossing a log or a plank bridge, then with a small climb up through the forest with views of Dhaulagiri I, western wall between the trees.

Walk continues on the downhill path to Myagdi Khola walking on the left bank, then it leads to a climb up towards another stream called Pakite Khola, just in short distance from the Konaban river, after crossing Pakite Khola towards our overnight camp in a small place called as Chartare, or Bhainsi Kharka.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3000
Day 8 : Trek to Pakhaban (Japanese Camp) 3,750 m – 05 hrs.

From this heavily forested campsite, our morning journey leads on the path towards an open area, after leaving the last forest and tree lines area to an ice and rocky moraine region, the walk follows the forest area to a wide ice and moraine valley named an Italian Base Camp (the Italian expeditions camped here on route to the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri in early 1960’s). After a break here walk heads with a climb to a rocky area then on the mountainside with a steep hill climb, crossing the moraine as the path narrows to cross and descend to another glacier which originated from the West Wall of Mt. Dhaulagiri, then with an uphill climb on the opposite bank to a small grassy ground on a narrow valley for overnight camp on this spot called Pakhaban, and as well known as Japanese Camp.

The overnight camp offers a stupendous and magnificent view of Dhaulagiri I West Wall and of the rear of the huge wall face of Tsaurabong Peak.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3750
Day 9 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,750m – 06 hrs.

From here onwards for a few days in the arctic-like terrain of ice and huge rocky moraines, from the camp following a lateral moraine to an ice and boulder ridge, that descends on the right side of the valley buried in snow and fallen rocks, actually a long glacier walking towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp, then reaching a glaciated area walking along the undulating glacier surface as the valley winds up to a following a faint path with short up and down passage to reach our overnight camp at Dhaulagiri Base Camp with 4,750 meter high altitude, overlooking an impressive Dhaulagiri I ( 8,167 m) North Face, including the west peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m.), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 m.) and Dhaulagiri IV (7,618 m.) soaring high towards the blue open sky, and the notorious Dhaulagiri Ice Fall tumbling from the col in between Mt. Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak. As this place is quite rocky with stones and ice, camp is set where there is a clearing on the previous camp made by expeditions or by other trekkers, but this spot offers the closest view of Dhaulagiri I and of its massif glacier and icefall.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4750
Day 10 : Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m with French Pass 5,360m.

After an awesome and marvelous time at Dhaulagiri Base Camp, the morning walk carries on heading towards the moraine and glacier, the route follows near Tukuche Peak, and after a few hours of walking on the glacier it leads to an uphill reaching a gradual slope on this glaciated valley right side with further, walk all the way up towards at French Col at 5,360 meters, the highest spot of this amazing adventure. After reaching the highest point of this journey at the French Pass which is festooned with a lot of Buddhist prayer flags called Lungta in the local language and in Tibetan, all the passes are respected and regarded as places of the god or holy spirit. From here marveling at the surrounding stunning scenery, an easy walk follows on the short downhill path to our overnight camp in the Hidden Valley a wide valley of summer grazing ground and pasture for cattle and Yaks of the villagers from Kaligandaki areas, from this camp offering a fabulous view of Sita Chuchura, the mountains of Mukut Himal, and Tashi Kang 5,386 m, which surrounds this campsite at Hidden Valley, among these peaks view of Tukche Peak west and to the rear the huge towering Dhaulagiri I. This Hidden Valley remained enclosed behind the Dhaulagiri massif undiscovered and unexplored till the last three decades.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5360
Day 11 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m via Thapa pass 5,250 m – 05 hrs.

With two nights at Hidden Valley pulling up the energy our morning walk leads on the narrow path towards Thapa / Dhampus pass about a two-hour walk in snow conditions it can take an hour more with awesome views of Tukuche peaks and of Nilgiri’s Himal on the other side of the Kaligandaki valley after few hours of gradual walk reaching at Thapa / Dhampus Pass at 5,250 m overlooking the deep cleft of Kaligandaki Valley and the Annapurna mountains ahead. From the high spot of this with a panorama of mountains on both sides of Dhaulagiri-Tuckuche-Thapa or Dhampus peak, then on the front Nilgiri’s and Annapurna mountain range, after a glorious moment here a long descent to the overnight camp at Yak Kharka, this is a summer pasture for cattle’s and Yaks, from the camp Dhaulagiri I lies hidden by the huge bulk of Tuckche Peak, but Nilgiri’s peaks and Annapurna mountain range are visible from the campsite at Yak Kharka.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5250
Day 12 : Trek to Marpha 2,630 m – 04 hrs.

After being in complete wilderness with only the sound of nature, from Yak Kharka onwards encountering many villages, trekkers, and mules trains that bring the supplies to Jomsom onwards to the upper Mustang area, from Yak Kharka an easy long walk on the downhill trail coming across back to the greens vegetation and into the forest with tree lines of rhododendron, pines, and firs, after several hours of steep descent reaching at Kaligandaki river valley in Marpha for an overnight stop in the comfort of the cozy, nice lodge.

Marpha is a little gem and a charming village with white-washed houses the people here are the Thakali tribe, who practice Tibetan Buddhism religion, and culture, been trading with Tibet for centuries. Marpha is also famous for juicy apples the whole place has an apple orchard and apple products like dry apples and apricots, apple juice, brandy, and local brew, The afternoon is free to explore this nice village and to taste its apple products and pies.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2630
Day 13 : Trek to Lete 2,480m – 06 hrs.

After an enjoyable time in Marpha, a morning walk follows the Kaligandaki river downstream reaching Tukuche village, located beneath Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri massif mountain, with fantastic views of Nilgiri’s peak and tumbling icefalls of Dhaualgiri’s East Face, after an hour walk from Tukuche to reach Larjung village, then crossing wide river bed, getting back to forested area lined with pines, oaks and rhododendron trees, the path leads away from the river for a while then back to river bed before Kalapani village, Kalapani, another nice village with excellent surrounding and view of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful pine tree lines. A short pleasant walk from here reaches Lete village for an overnight stop.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2480
Day 14 : Trek to Tatopani 1,190m – 06 hrs.

Trek from Kalapani and Lete onwards leads to a dramatic change in vegetation, from dry and arid country to warmer paddy terraces that lead in between two giant mountains Dhaulagiri and Annapurna forming the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki river valley. The first two-hour walk passes Ghasa villages through the cool forest leading across many settlements, lodges, and tea houses, the architectural style of houses changes with much ornately carved woodwork. This pleasant walk continues towards terraced paddy fields and in warm sub-tropical climate all the way to Tatopani passing beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi on route.

Tatopani (Hot Spring) village the valley is quite constricted and it is quite warm with a sub-tropic climate and vegetation, Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1190
Day 15 : Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m – 06 hrs.

After an enjoyable time in Tatopani, the morning walk continues on the winding trail for an hour, to cross a bridge over the Kaligandaki River, and then our route diverts heading to a steeply terraced hillside, dotted with farms and villages, all the way through dense alpine forest reaching at Chitre, from here an hour climb to overnight stop at Ghorepani- Deurali village with fabulous views of world’s 07th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri towards North West, including Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Ghorepani located on old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which extends all the way to Upper Mustang and beyond Tibet, this village inhabited with Pun Magar tribe and Ghorepani is famous for Pun Hill viewpoint, offering a super panorama of world’s three highest mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2750
Day 16 : Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,500m -05 hours walk.

Early morning before sunrise an hour's walk up to Pun-Hill at 3,190 meters, this wonderful hilltop, with a fantastic view of sunrise over the mountain range from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far as Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail” one of the most respected and unclimbed peak, after an enjoyable and impressive panorama walk back to Ghorepani through enchanting rhododendron forest, and then walk continues with a long descent to Ulleri on the stone paved steps all the way to the suspension bridge at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1500
Day 17 : Trek to Nayapul 1,100m and drive to Pokhara 860m.

Today the final trekking to ends at Nayapul with a drive to Pokhara, The morning walk leads downhill on the gradual path most of the way passing many farm villages with beautiful views and waterfalls, then reaching a nice village of Bhirethati next to Modi River with views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), from here half-hour walk reaches Nayapul completing a walk of this great adventure, and then two hours interesting and scenic drive to the famous tourist spot in Pokhara for overnight stop near beautiful Lake Phewa.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
860
Day 18 : Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 19 : In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour.

The morning after breakfast at a given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 20 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with a wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking Around the World’s 7th Highest Dhaulagiri with Team Himalaya and to the airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport/hotel /airport.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotels on a bed/breakfast basis.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on a bed/breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu–Beni via Pokhara and Beni-Darbang by local Transport and Pokhara –Kathmandu by tourist bus, Naya pul –Pokhara, Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private transport as per group size.
  • Full-day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley Tour guide and entrance fee.
  • Full board trek on lodge basis includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation.
  • Full board trekking on camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single tents supplement at extra cost if required). Include a separate kitchen unit with cook-kitchen staff accompanied by guides and porters.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and (ACAP) Annapurna Area Conservation.
  • Service of trekking guides/porters and other field staff with daily medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets- sleeping bags (with inner linear)- duffel bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor at high altitude 
  • Dhaulagiri circuit Trek map.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Fresh fruit is seasonal during the trip.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Team Himalaya complimentary T-shirts.
  • Rescue arrangement.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of a personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard/soft drinks including tea-coffee, etc throughout the trip. (On camping includes tea-coffee drinks with drinking boiled filtered water)
  • Personal trekking gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal/medical problems in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide/porters.

Additional Information

Team Himalaya's list of outdoor equipment requirements is in the following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen leisure tours, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking, and climbs. Gear required depends upon the season of travel as well as the grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all seasons except the wet months of July to mid-September when few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:

    Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bag to carry your personal belongings that as water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.
    Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.
    Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow, is advisable as options, and rainproof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:

    Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belongings that as water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.
    Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, and torch/flashlights.
    Sun Hats, Sunglasses, and water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled water as they make litter which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls to refill your bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smoke.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:

    Personal Toiletries, a moderate-size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belongings that as travel documents, water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece insect repellent as per the season.
    Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.
    Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, and water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled water as they make litter which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smoke.
    On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules, or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets, and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.
 

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms and conditions, after having read carefully the mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for the long term.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, the first step in the booking procedure you are requested to fill out our booking form and send it after completion with 20 % as a non-refundable deposit for the entire Nepal Trip.

Along with the completed form, you are required to e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket with all details to us in the Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com).

Upon receiving your passport copy and details with the completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.

All deposits are required for selected and chosen trips on per per-person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding the direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charges of respective banks might apply and they should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with a 4% surcharge added as a processing fee on credit cards and wire Transfers as a service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follows:

The remaining due balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, and Tibet, and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances, we will accept your last-hour booking a minimum of a week prior to the tour departure date for all the trips, in this case, full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us at 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

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Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited.

Bank address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type: Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code: HIMANPKA.

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for the 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any whatsoever or other reasons.

After having paid the full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur a refund in case you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulations.

Still, the cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you have imposed a cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour/trek packages, rooms, or tents are provided on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra for a client who does not have another tour participant to share a room/tent with. It also applies to clients who need a single supplement in tents/rooms in a hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic/medical or personal problems from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserves the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted on our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance, changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable climate, broken trail, and roads, etc., we will refer you for an alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your likes and interests, all trip prices paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as a compulsion in all our tours and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour/trekking/climbing/rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and a level of fitness before signing the booking with us, the client should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departs to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely the client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly people:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.

A person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member, or friends to accompany him/her.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months of validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are the sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya's main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignments sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel hassle-free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as landslides, roadblocks, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurred there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in remote areas or in as described above, especially during the off-season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare for some delays and avoid frustrating consequences.

In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to bear accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour/trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserves all authority during tours and trekking/rafting or on climbs.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however, we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.

Weather is another factor that directly impacts some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage/luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies, or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions so that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visas, necessary permits, etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not being completed in time before the trip departs in the absence of essential papers and documents.
 

Trip Reviews (2)

I would recommend Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking only for adventurous trekkers, a wonderful and magnificent adventure. But quite tough and technically, especially walking to Dhaulagiri North West Base Camp over icy moraine and glaciers.
The trek was quite challenging in some sections and crossing the high French Pass faced superb views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya range. Walking to Hidden Valley was so dramatic enclosed by an array of snow-capped peaks. The best part of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking was walking off the beaten trail, seldom ventured by a group of trekkers other than mountaineering expeditions.
Overall we had a great adventurous and enjoyable, although it was quite tough we made it with the help and support of the Team Himalaya guide, staff, and porters. Thanks to Team Himalaya for taking care of us during the whole trekking.

Gazi Rafiqul

27th Dec, 2022


I think it was the most exciting and challenging adventure of all normal trekking in Nepal. A great walk from low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine green hills amidst beautiful dense green forest. What a dramatic change in climate, and landscapes it was totally different after a few days walks. An amazing dramatic view on reaching the glaciated valley to Dhaulagiri base camp. Standing in front of the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri with other soaring peaks, within arctic zone landscapes. Crossing the high French Pass to Hidden Valley it was picturesque facing views of surrounding giant peaks. Finally, the tough walk ended at a beautiful village in Marpha and then headed towards Pokhara. Truly the best adventure of a lifetime experience, thanks to Team Himalaya Trek for the wonderful trekking 
adventure. 

Lindsay Morris

23rd Jun, 2021


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