Dhaulagiri Round Trek

Dhaulagiri Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Hard
  • Max Elevation:5,364m/17,594ft
  • Total Duration:20 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 4 pax
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Hotel and Camping
  • Transportation:Private Transportation
  • Meals:B.B in city and BLD during the trek

About Dhaulagiri Round Trek

Nepal has unlimited places for the wilderness adventure and Himalayan trekking. Apart from the popular destinations like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu, there are other places worth to give a visit. Dhaulagiri Trek is one of the most adorable off the beaten trekking destination. Bharal Adventure takes you to this diversified trekking trail to witness the wonders of the region. 

The journey begins with the bus drive to the small town of the Myagdi district of Nepal. It’s located in the bank of Kaligandaki River. The journey passes by the suspension bridges and the terraced farmlands. The scenes will be amazing for your eyes to capture because you will head towards Dharapani passing by Babiyachaur. So, the villages and the temperate forests will give you mystical experience. However, If the season is of the rhododendron blooming then entire surrounding will seem like a fairyland’s garden. Dhaulagiri trek is full of amazing adventure as you will experience the adventurous glacier camp and French col. These places are very tricky and at times you might need the rope for the trekking. The Italian camp will give you the feeling of living inside a jungle. Once you have reached the Dhaulagiri Base Camp than the journey returns back using the different route.

In addition, in a single trip you will witness different attractions also landscape as we take the different route. The beautiful hidden valley and the Yak Kharka are two best places to understand. The clustered yet beautiful village of Marpha which is on the way to Upper Mustang or the Jomsom Muktinath will lure you. You can try the famous Marpha Apple Brandy in this village. Once you have reached the Tatopani the natural hot water springs will give much needed boost to your mind as well as body. The bus drive from Tatopani will take you back to Pokhara.

Book this astounding beautiful Dhaulagiri Trek in Nepal. Finally, Feel the nature and enjoy the breathtaking scenes of several touristic attractions in single trip. Therefore, Bharal Adventure promises the best hospitality and services. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m.)- 10 Hours
  • Day 04:Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur (950 meters)- 5 Hours
  • Day 05:Trek to Dharapani (1,400meters)- 6 Hours
  • Day 06:Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1,850meters)
  • Day 07:Trek from Muri to Baghara (2050m.)- 6 Hours
  • Day 08:Trek from Baghars to Dobang (2520m.)- 5 Hours
  • Day 09:Trek from Dobang to Italian Base Camp (3660m.)-7 Hours
  • Day 10:Rest day for acclimatization
  • Day 11:Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (2510m)- 5 Hour
  • Day 12:Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.)-6 Hours
  • Day 13:Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5360.) – Hidden Valley- 5 Hours
  • Day 14:Trek from Hidden valley (5200m.) to Yak Kharka (3680m.)- 7 Hours
  • Day 15:Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.)- 5 Hours
  • Day 16:Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.)-5 Hours
  • Day 17:Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1189 m.)- 6 Hours
  • Day 18:Drive form Tatopani – Beni- pokhara
  • Day 19:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours)
  • Day 20:Transfer to airport for your departure!

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

A representative from Bharal Adventure will greet and accompany the guest from the airport to their hotel. The guests are briefly explained about the program they will be participating on.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

One of our guides will accompany the guests for their sightseeing excursion in Kathmandu where they will be visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, all of them declared as the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m.)- 10 Hours

We start our journey about 7 AM in the morning, driving along Trisuli River following Prithvi High way to Pokhara then continue to Beni, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 04:Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur (950 meters)- 5 Hours

Today, we pass through cultivated fields, villages, suspension bridges then Follow the path at Myagdi Khola to Babiyachaur, Overnight at tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 05:Trek to Dharapani (1,400meters)- 6 Hours

Today, we cross the river to the west of Myagdi Khola and will head north to Phedi. The trail is fairly level and we pass the village of Shahashradhara, cross the Duk Khola and walking through fields arrive at Ratorunga. From here the valley narrows again and the trail Continues to the large village of Dharapani, Overnight at tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 06:Trek from Dharapani to Muri (1,850meters)

We continue our trekking to the village of Sibang and Mattim after crossing the River the trails starts climbing with a great view of Dhaulagir (8167 m) and Gurja Himal (7193 m) and after the steep climbs we reach a large and dense village of Magars called Muri, Overnight at tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 07:Trek from Muri to Baghara (2050m.)- 6 Hours

Descending a gentle slope, and cross a rocky stream. Descend a path amid terraced fields to Dhora khola. Cross the river and climb to the right up the mountainside to Ghorban dhara. The view from this pass is fine, for the first time we will see Ghustung south (6465m). Follow the right bank path past Naura where we begin to ascend the mountainside. After climbing for a short while, take a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hill. The Myagdi khola assumes a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbs the steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well-constructed with a great number of zigzag stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and you enter a traverse to the right-here we must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi khola. Soon we descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where bagara (2050) is visible, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 08:Trek from Baghars to Dobang (2520m.)- 5 Hours

Today, we leave the villages behind and the trial becomes increasingly challenging passing through ups and downs, in about 5 hours we arrive our Destination Dobang, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 09:Trek from Dobang to Italian Base Camp (3660m.)-7 Hours

Today we will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 10:Rest day for acclimatization

Today is our acclimatization or rest day at this base camp and we will explore around and adjust with the altitude, overnight at tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 11:Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (2510m)- 5 Hour

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 dangerous trail. We will also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough day, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 12:Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m.)-6 Hours

After starting our adventure journey today, soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We will climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Overnight at Tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 13:Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col (5360.) – Hidden Valley- 5 Hours

Today, Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires rope climbing. Once over the steep moraine walls we reach gentler, less strenuous country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5360m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures (at least -20ºC at night), Overnight at Tented camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 14:Trek from Hidden valley (5200m.) to Yak Kharka (3680m.)- 7 Hours

We pass through avalanche-prone slopes and then take on the steep descent to Yak Kharka. This day we trek through bare land for some distance as well, overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 15:Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.)- 5 Hours

Today, more steep descent leads to Marpha to us. The way is not much covered with trees. En route we will see some yak herds and sheep herds as well. Marpha is a small town mainly inhabited by the mixed community of Buddhist and Hindus as well. Overnight at Tented camp.. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 16:Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.)-5 Hours

Our trail stretches at almost flat level through forests to Kalopani, a Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. En route, we will find Larjung which is situated near Dhaulagiri Glacier. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches are seen. At Kalopani, you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.), overnight at Tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 17:Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1189 m.)- 6 Hours

Today, the trail descends steeply up to Rukse Chhahara (Rukse Waterfall) which is amazing to look at. There is situated the deepest gorge of the world between two mountains Annapurna I (8091m.) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) facing each other near. The trail again descends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements. You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopati is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking bath in Hot Spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases. Along this, it gives you physical and mental refreshment as well, overnight at tented Camp. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 18:Drive form Tatopani – Beni- pokhara

Drive form Tatopani – Beni- pokhara – transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel. (A, B, L, D)

Day 19:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours)

We hope our tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and its overnight at your hotel. ( A, B)

Day 20:Transfer to airport for your departure!

A representative from Bharal Adventure will take the guests to the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.

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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. The variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found for sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. some gears are imported from Chinawhich of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel in Kathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipment is you require during the trek:


  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hands wash


  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fees and vehicle
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipment during the trek)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight including departure tax
  • Bharal Adventure’s duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Bharal Adventure’s T – Shirt (yours to keep)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag
  • All necessary permits for trek
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa:
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Personal shopping and laundry, phone, internet bill etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for Guide, Porters and Driver

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.

The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC

Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

Gavin Page
Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.


Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!


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