Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing

Duration: 21 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Streneous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 6,060 m
  • Best Time: March - May & October - November

Highlights

  • Adventurous trekking and climbing
  • Off-the-beaten trekking experience
  • Observe different ecosystems and climatic zones
  • Trek through picturesque villages and lush forests
  • Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of locals
  • Get to see unspoiled nature
  • Reach the top of Dhampus Peak
  • Witness tempting views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak, Mt. Fishtail, and many others

About Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing is a strenuous and adventurous journey in one of the remote and unspoiled regions of Nepal. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek itself is a difficult trek and combing Dhampus Peak Climbing in it levels up both thrill and challenges. It is a perfect package for those who are seeking the next level of venture in the Himalayas.

To complete this journey, you not only have to be in strong physical fitness but also have to have a daring heart, will-power, and determination. Along with tiredness and the challenges you face on the trail, you get to witness spectacular scenery that only a few get to see.

Climbing Dhampus Peak is not that of a difficult activity in terms of technical climbing. During Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing, you will circumambulate Mt. Dhaulagiri. The trail is also rich in vegetation and culture

Itinerary

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At the Airport terminal gate, you will meet our representative. He will take you to the hotel. Get freshen up and relax. Later, in the late evening, you meet with other team members on welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

After having breakfast, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During the tour, you get guided by a professional and experienced tour guide who will brief you about the monuments and its history. You visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You drive to Pokhara today. The drive will be long and offers scenic views of green hills, rivers, small settlement areas, and terraced farms. Upon reaching Pokhara, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. You can explore the vibrant Lakeside market and do boating on the Few Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast & lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Today, you drive to Darbang. You get to see beautiful views of lush hills and snow-capped mountains during the drive. Further, following the Kali Gandaki River, you pass by Beni and then follow Myagdi Khola to reach Darbang. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail ascends to a ridge where Dharapani is located. Looking over superb views of Gurja Himal, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Putha Hiunchuli, you trek along a ridge and reach Sibang.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail today ascends to Jugepani. You will pass by small villages and forested path. Likewise, the trail also offers wonderful views of hills, mountains, and terraced fields. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Trekking through many small villages, you move towards Baghara. It is going to be along trekking day, still the fantastic views will accompany you throughout the trek.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, the trail is more challenging. The trail ascends to Dobang offering superb views of Mygdi Khola and terraced fields.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

After having breakfast, you ascend towards Sallighar. The trail presents fantastic landscape views. From Dobang, you ascend on a steep path and reach Sallighari, where you will camp amidst a pine forest.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

The trail is going to be tough. Leaving Sallighari behind, you ascend and reach Italian Base Camp. From the base camp, you get to see wonderful views of several snow-capped mountains like Dhaulagiri range, Gurja Himal, etc.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

Today is the rest. You will rest and acclimatize your body before gaining any more altitude. You can explore the nearby areas and also go on short hikes. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

The trail gets adventurous day by day. Crossing a glacier, you use a rope to overcome a tricky section and ascends towards the main glacier. Be careful while on the way as the trail is dangerous. For safety, you will use the rope at many points. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

The day begins early. From Chhonrdan glacier, the trail gradually ascends towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp. On the way, you get to see unbelievable views of Himalayan mountains and landscapes.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

This is another acclimatization day that will help you to regain your energy and adjust to the altitude. You spend the day exploring around and going on short hikes. Your guide will also brief you about the basic climbing skills that will help you to boost your confidence.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp
The trail today ascends to French Coll. You will use fixed ropes at many parts for safety. After crossing the steep moraine, the trail becomes a little easy. Upon reaching the top of French Col, you get to witness irresistible scenery. From here, you move towards the hidden valley, where you will stop for the night.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

The trek begins early in the morning. The trail involves long strenuous climb to the top of Dhampus Peak. Before reaching the top, you will cross the final 60 meters of ice bar using the fixed rope. From the top of the peak, you get to see a wonderful view of Kaligandaki. Later, you descend to the base camp for a night stay. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

The trail descends to Kaligandaki riverbed offering excellent scenery. From here, you trek and reach Marpha, the apple capital of Nepal. At Marpha, you get to see numerous apple orchards and get to taste apple brandy, apple pie, and many other delicious apple products.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Leaving Marpha behind, the trail moves towards Jomsom following the Kaligandaki river upstream. Jomsom is the biggest town in the Annapurna region and has many facilities like wifi, communication, medical, and big markets. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, an early morning flight will take you to Pokhara. The flight will be short and presents stunning views of Himalayas. After landing at Pokhara, you take another short and scenic flight to Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You are free to do anything today. Explore lively streets of Thamel, visit unexplored monuments, and do shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

It is time to return back home. Our team member will drop you at the Airport as per your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye. 

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services as per itinerary

  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide during the trekking & climbing period

  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-pkr-ktm 

  • all ground transportation (ktm-pkr-beni-Darbang

  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for base camps and above

  • Common climbing equipment (rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.)

  • Cook and kitchen assistant and porters

  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey

  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 

  • All food and fuel for the journey

  • All necessary permits 

  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staff

  • First Aid medical kits

  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call

  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge

  • Each expedition member will have an individual sleeping tent

  • Trekking and climbing map 

  • Complete pre-departure information

  • Flight ticket reconfirmation

  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)

  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights

  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal climbing gears

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses

  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods

  • Tips and gifts for involved staff

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

What to expect during Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing?

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing offers stunning scenery, trodden trail, diverse vegetation, and centuries-old heritage. The trail is super scenic and presents fantastic views of Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Gurja Himal (7,193 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), and many others. The trail is full of adventure and fun. This is a lifetime journey that you will cherish forever.

Why go on Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing with us?

Our years of expertise and ethics make us a perfect travel partner who will not only take you to your destination but also bring you back safely. We are a team of active climbers and trekkers who have been mapping trails of Himalayas for a long period of time. We are glad to offer our extensive and professionally designed Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with the Dhampus Peak Climbing package. With us, you will not only travel but get to know in-depth about the region and make lifelong memories.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing takes you above 6,000 meters from the sea level, which involves chances of altitude sickness. Usually, trekkers suffer from high altitude sickness if their body does not properly acclimatize. Therefore, we have included ample rest days in our itinerary to prevent AMS.

Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing difficulty

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing is a difficult journey. Even though Climbing Dhampus Peak is non-technical, the high altitude and exposure to cold & sun make the journey strenuous. You will be trekking on a rough, rocky, steep, glacier, and snowy paths, which demands strong physical fitness. Previous trekking experience is no doubt needed along with good health, will power, and determination to complete the journey.

Best time to go to Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is known as the best time to go on Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing. The region has the most stable weather and clear sky during this time of the year. Moreover, spring welcomes numerous flora and autumn celebrates various festivals.

Seasons like Monsoon and Winter is not a good time to go on this venture due to heavy rainfall and extreme cold. Months from June to September fall under monsoon, whereas December to February falls under winter.

Accommodation during Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing

Teahouse and camping will be the main mode of accommodation during Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing. The room is normally sold on a twin-sharing basis. Small size, few pieces of furniture, and usually common washrooms are available. The room is not insulated, therefore the dining area acts more like a common space, where you can warm up yourself and spend some time.

Food & Water on Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing

The meals will be served as the menu of the teahouse. The menu has a good variation in the lower elevation. However, as the altitude increases, the menu gets limited and more expensive. Among all the dishes dal bhat tarkari is the most filling and affordable ones that can keep you going throughout the day. While camping, food will be cooked and served by our trained porters.

Water is available in every teahouse. You can carry water purification tablets for extra safety. Make sure to carry 2L of reusable water bottles that can last you throughout the trail. We highly encourage you not to buy plastic water bottles in the way as it will help to reduce the waste.

Tailor-Made Options

We do offer the tailor-made option for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhampus Peak Climbing. The routes and the number of days are made as per your requirements. This service is a good option for group trekkers. Offering tailor-made service allows us to provide the best service to our guests and meet their needs. Get in touch with us to design your custom itinerary. best

Environmental Practices

Our company believes in running eco-friendly tours, treks, & expeditions. Born and raised amidst nature, we are highly protective of it. During our trip, we tend to use environmental-friendly gears, and also encourage our guests to not litter the region. Along with that, we also work closely with the locals and help them improve their lifestyle.