Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a 21-day trip offering a taste of the beauty of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). This off-beaten journey explores the remote Magar villages and their lifestyle. Along the trek, the mountains in the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Gurja ranges grant many beautiful sceneries. Find yourself awestruck at the sights of the great Himalayan ranges!
The Dhaulagiri (8167m) is certainly the main highlight of the trek. Moreover, the Magar villages and their culture are great for shortstops on the trek. There are a series of base camps along the trail, namely: Italian, Japanese, and French base camps. All the camps are above 4000 meters. Further, the Hidden Valley to the north of the Dhaulagiri massif is also a highlight of the trek.
Firstly, the trek starts with a 9-hour drive to Beni. Then, the trail to Darbang runs along a river and passes many small villages on the way. Passing Dharapani, Muri, and Dobhan along the Myagdi River, the trek reaches Sallaghari. The trail then leads to the Italian Base camp at an altitude of 3660 m. The Italian Base Camp opens the way to the Japanese Base Camp (4100m). The Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m) gives ample opportunity to admire Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Gurja Himal ranges among others. Likewise, the Hidden Valley showcases the pristine lifestyle and nature of the area. Similarly, Yak Kharka opens up the trail to Jomsom. A flight brings the trekkers to Pokhara where they can enjoy the modern luxuries.