Embark on an extraordinary journey to the heart of the Himalayas with the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking via French Col & Dhampus Pass. This unparalleled Dhaulagiri trekking destination, nestled in the western reaches of Nepal, beckons adventure enthusiasts to discover the raw beauty of nature and the thrill of high-altitude exploration.
For even the most seasoned trekkers, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking offers a fresh and exhilarating experience. This challenging expedition is an essential addition to any adventurer’s bucket list. The Dhaulagiri region is not only renowned for its breathtaking landscapes but also holds the distinction of housing the seventh-highest peak in the world – Dhaulagiri.
As you set forth on the Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking, you’ll traverse the north-western mountain range of Pokhara. Ascending above 7000 meters through the famed Kali Gandaki Gorge, the trail takes you on an awe-inspiring journey southeastward, covering approximately 30 kilometers as the crow flies. En route, you’ll encounter the enchanting Midway Camp and the classic Base Camp trail, each offering its unique charm.
The Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking is not just about reaching a destination; it’s about embracing the journey. The Dhaulagiri trail leads you through the formidable French Col pass, an exhilarating achievement in itself, before guiding you to the serene Dhampus Pass where your camp awaits. These high-altitude passes not only test your mettle but reward you with panoramic views that will forever remain etched in your memory.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is the opportunity to immerse yourself in diverse cultures and traditions. The Dhaulagiri expedition takes you from dense forests to the treeless expanses, offering a vivid tapestry of nature’s wonders. The towering peaks of Dhaulagiri and Dhampus Peak stand as the crowning jewels of this trek, a testament to the region’s unparalleled beauty.
Nestled amidst the grandeur of the Annapurna range and 23 neighboring peaks, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is a haven for nature enthusiasts. This hidden paradise offers a symphony of hills, untouched agricultural lands, and flourishing flora and fauna. Every step you take is an opportunity to bask in the splendor of a pristine wilderness.
Venture beyond the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary with the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking. This off-the-beaten-path odyssey is not just a high-altitude adventure; it’s a celebration of the untouched, a tribute to the untamed. From challenging passes to serene campsites, from cultural immersion to breathtaking vistas, this trek stands as a testament to the triumph of the human spirit against the backdrop of nature’s grandeur.
Are you ready to answer the call of the Himalayas? Join us on a journey that transcends the ordinary and elevates the soul – the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek via French Col & Dhampus Pass.
Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to the Hotel.
Today we will have cultural and historical sightseeing. We will provide a short briefing about Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking.
Early morning we catch a bus from Kathmandu to Bulbule, 850m. We will have an easy and flat hike to reach Nagdi, the beautiful flowered village where we will spend the night.
Today we ascend through terraced fields until we reach Bahudanda crest. We descend to Syange Bazar where we cross the Marsyandi River. We take a suspension bridge before reaching Jagat.
You’ll experience a breathtaking view of Manaslu, one of the fourteen 8,000m peaks. We enter in Buddhist land with villages that have more of a Tibetan flavor.
Today, the Annapurna range will go with us along our trail. We’ll have a great view of Manaslu and Annapurna.
Today, we’ll follow a charming trail through the pine forest. On arrival in Pisang, we can visit the old monastery facing the Annapurna range. We’ll also view the Pisang Peak and the Chulus.
We’ll ascend the high route via the traditional villages of Ngawal and Gyaru. We’ll enjoy magnificent views of the Annapurnas, the great barrier, and Tilicho peak.
Today we start the day with the visit of Braga monastery, the oldest of the entire valley. We take a short and easy walk to Khangsar village where we stay for acclimatization.
Today, Annapurna III and Gangapurna will go with us on our travels. We have a steep climb on a tiny trail. From the Lodge, we have stunning views of the Annapurna range, the Great Barrier, and Tilicho Peak.
From the lodge, we ascend to reach the highest lake in Nepal (4900 m) with its turquoise clear water.
Vegetation is becoming scarce. We leave the wide open valley to enter a mineral landscape.
Today we have an easy and slow ascent as we remain at the foot of the Thorong Pass. We walk one more hour to reach the high camp. Tomorrow, it is a big day.
We will set off very early to cross Thorong pass 55415 m). You’ll leave behind the Annapurna range and cross the pass into the Mustang region.
We’ll take an alternative lesser-known trail, via a small pass. We will visit Bon monastery. After lunch, we walk in the wide Kali Gandaki gorge to reach Thinigaon.
We walk towards the holy lake of Dhumba and we visit the attached Katsetemba Gompa.
We walk up the Kali Gandaki River where we make a stop to the picturesque village of Marpha. We walk on a flat trail to spend our last night on the mountain.
We take a scenic flight to Pokhara for 25 min. We will get incredible vistas of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains.
Drive to airport and flight to Kathmandu. You will get stunning views of the Annapurna range.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking Journey ends.
TREK COST: USD 2,355.00 per person on Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 350 Per Person
Extra: KTM – Pokhara – Dolpo Airfare US$ 330 Per Person
|Nov: 25, 16
|Mar: 10, 01
Sep: 25, 16