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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek - 20 Days

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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

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 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 views of Dhaulagiri circuit Trekking and explore 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 the adventure enthusiasts after it was discovered by 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 to 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 which offers alluring mountain views and beautiful landscapes and also 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 trekking 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 an option to trek back to Nayapool then drive to Pokhara.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is one of the best classical trekking trails offering the opportunity to experience 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 trekking.

We, Team Himalaya has 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 courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery.

Our guide will inform on details regarding trek Around Worlds’ 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 near 07 hours to Beni via the popular tourist city at Pokhara on the main busy highway, the drive carry’s on with 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 headquarter of Dhaualgiri and Myagdi district, overnight in the best tourist standard lodge 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 number of farm villages and cultivated lands with terraces of rice, wheat or barley and mustard, after three hours of good interesting drive reaching at Darbang village like town an entrance or the gateway to Dhaulagiri and towards Dhorpatan and Dolpo area, after a stop for lunch break, our first day walk begins on the trails that winds 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 walk to camp by the River side with fabulous views of Putali and Ghurja Himal, adjoining Dhaulagiri massif chain of mountains during the day trek.

Food
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, 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 hill side 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.

Morning walk descends towards warm areas for the last time for 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 farm houses 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.

Food
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 forest then with a climb on the western side of Myagdi fast flowing river, walk follows the small undulating path then reaching 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 with 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 walk 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 ice and rocky moraine region, walk follows leaving the forest area to a wide ice and moraine valley named as 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 mountain side 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.

Overnight camp offers a stupendous and magnificent view of Dhaulagiri I West Wall and of the rear 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 few days in the arctic like terrain of ice and huge rocky moraines, from the camp following a lateral moraine to a ice and boulder ridge, that descends on the right side of the valley buried in snows 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, morning walk carry’s on heading towards moraine and glacier, the route follows near to Tukuche Peak, after few hours of walking on glacier then 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 French Pass where its festooned with lot of Buddhist prayer flag called Lungta in local language and in Tibetan, all the passes are respected and regarded as place of the god or holy spirit. From here marveling the surrounding stunning scenery, an easy walk follows on the short downhill path to our overnight camp in the Hidden Valley a wide valley a summer grazing ground and pasture for cattle’s and Yaks of the villagers from Kaligandaki areas, from this camp offering 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 Dhaulagiri massif undiscovered and unexplored till 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 two hours 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 panorama of mountains on the both side of Dhaulagiri-Tuckuche-Thapa or Dhampus peak, then on the front Nilgiri’s and Annapurna mountain range, after a glorious moment here a long descend 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 train that bring the supplies to Jomsom onwards to 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 overnight stop in the comfort of cozy, nice lodge.

Marpha a little gem and a charming village with white washed houses and the people here are Thakali tribe, practice Tibetan Buddhism religion and culture, been trading with Tibet for century’s. Marpha is also famous for juicy apples the whole place has an apple orchard and apple product like dry apples and apricots, apple juice, brandy and local brew, afternoon free to explore this nice village and to taste its apple product 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, morning walk follows Kaligandaki river downstream reaching at 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 at Lete village for 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 leads in between two giant mountains Dhaulagiri and Annapurna forming world deepest of gorge Kaligandaki river valley. First two hours walk passes Ghasa villages through cool forest leading across many settlements, lodges and tea houses, the architectural style on houses changes with much ornately carved wood work. 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 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, morning walk continues on the winding trail for an hour, to cross a bridge over Kaligandaki river, and then our route diverts heading to a steep 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 view point, offering 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 walk up to Pun-Hill at 3,190 meters, this wonderful hill top, with fantastic view of sunrise over mountain range from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to 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 end trek at Nayapul with a drive to Pokhara, morning walk leads downhill on gradual path most of the way passing many farm villages with beautiful views 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 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.

Morning after breakfast at 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 wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking Around World’s 7th Highest Dhaulagiri with Team Himalaya and to 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 catagory  hotels on bed / breakfast basis .
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu–Beni via pokhara and Beni-Darbang by local Transport and pokhara –kathmandu by tourist bus, nayapul –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 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 wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear)- duffel bag and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude 
  • Dhaulagiri  circuit Trek map.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water  .
  • Fresh fruit as 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 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 problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

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Additional Information

Team Himalaya list of outdoor equipment requirements are in following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen from leisure tour, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking and climbs.

Gear required depending upon the season of travel as well and grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all season except the wet months of July to mid-September where few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:

Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bags to carry your personal belonging that’s water bottles, camera, 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 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 rain proof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belonging that’s is water bottles, camera, 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, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills you bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

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 belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, 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, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

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.

Challenging Treks and Trekking Peak Climb:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece as per the season and altitude wise.

Running/sports shoes, a 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 and spare batteries.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

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.

For Trekking Peak Climb:

Plastic Boot

 

a pair

Crampons

 

a pair

Ice Axe

 

one

Harness

 

one

Carabineer or Karabiner

 

two each

Snow Gaiters

 

a pair

Snow / Sun Glass

 

one each

Warm Gloves

 

a pair

Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.

 

a set each

Down Jacket

 

one each

Down sleeping bags

 

one each with inner linear

Main Ropes

 

200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen

Snow Bar

 

2/4 pieces depending upon group size.

Ski Pole (optional)

 

one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu, the above list is standard items required in all climb, however on booking, we will inform with more details on equipment required depending upon the type of various peaks of your choice, ropes, jumar, ice screw are also needed in most of the climb.

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

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 20 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.

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

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

All deposit required for selected and chosen trip as per person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charge of respective banks might apply and it 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 4% surcharge will be added as processing fee on credit card and wire Transfer  as service charged by the Banks.

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

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

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, 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 minimum a week prior to 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 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 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any what so or other reasons.

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

Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed 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 in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with. It also applies to clients who need single supplement in tents / rooms in 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 problem from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserve the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted at 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 worse climate, broken trail and roads etc., we will refer you for alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your like and interest, all trip price 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 to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as compulsion in all our tour 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 level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely 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 person:

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

Person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member or friends to accompany he / she.

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 validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from 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 main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignment sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel Free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road block, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring 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 the remote areas or in as described above, especially during off season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence.

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

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

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

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 impact on some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is 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 that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

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

Trip Reviews (2)

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Gazi Rafiqul

28th Dec, 2022

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 high French Pass facing 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 on off the beaten trail, seldom ventured by group of trekkers other than mountaineering expeditions.
Overall we had a great adventurous and enjoyable, although it was quite tough but we made with the help and support of 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

24th Jun, 2021

I think it was the most exciting and challenging adventure than 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 of climate, and landscapes it was totally different after a few days walks. An amazing dramatic views on reaching the glaciated valley to Dhaulagiri base camp. Standing in front of 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 beautiful village in Marpha and then heading 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 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 views of Dhaulagiri circuit Trekking and explore 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 the adventure enthusiasts after it was discovered by 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 to 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 which offers alluring mountain views and beautiful landscapes and also 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 trekking 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 an option to trek back to Nayapool then drive to Pokhara.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is one of the best classical trekking trails offering the opportunity to experience 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 trekking.

We, Team Himalaya has 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 courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery.

Our guide will inform on details regarding trek Around Worlds’ 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 near 07 hours to Beni via the popular tourist city at Pokhara on the main busy highway, the drive carry’s on with 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 headquarter of Dhaualgiri and Myagdi district, overnight in the best tourist standard lodge 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 number of farm villages and cultivated lands with terraces of rice, wheat or barley and mustard, after three hours of good interesting drive reaching at Darbang village like town an entrance or the gateway to Dhaulagiri and towards Dhorpatan and Dolpo area, after a stop for lunch break, our first day walk begins on the trails that winds 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 walk to camp by the River side with fabulous views of Putali and Ghurja Himal, adjoining Dhaulagiri massif chain of mountains during the day trek.

Food
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, 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 hill side 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.

Morning walk descends towards warm areas for the last time for 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 farm houses 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.

Food
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 forest then with a climb on the western side of Myagdi fast flowing river, walk follows the small undulating path then reaching 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 with 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 walk 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 ice and rocky moraine region, walk follows leaving the forest area to a wide ice and moraine valley named as 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 mountain side 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.

Overnight camp offers a stupendous and magnificent view of Dhaulagiri I West Wall and of the rear 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 few days in the arctic like terrain of ice and huge rocky moraines, from the camp following a lateral moraine to a ice and boulder ridge, that descends on the right side of the valley buried in snows 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, morning walk carry’s on heading towards moraine and glacier, the route follows near to Tukuche Peak, after few hours of walking on glacier then 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 French Pass where its festooned with lot of Buddhist prayer flag called Lungta in local language and in Tibetan, all the passes are respected and regarded as place of the god or holy spirit. From here marveling the surrounding stunning scenery, an easy walk follows on the short downhill path to our overnight camp in the Hidden Valley a wide valley a summer grazing ground and pasture for cattle’s and Yaks of the villagers from Kaligandaki areas, from this camp offering 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 Dhaulagiri massif undiscovered and unexplored till 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 two hours 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 panorama of mountains on the both side of Dhaulagiri-Tuckuche-Thapa or Dhampus peak, then on the front Nilgiri’s and Annapurna mountain range, after a glorious moment here a long descend 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 train that bring the supplies to Jomsom onwards to 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 overnight stop in the comfort of cozy, nice lodge.

Marpha a little gem and a charming village with white washed houses and the people here are Thakali tribe, practice Tibetan Buddhism religion and culture, been trading with Tibet for century’s. Marpha is also famous for juicy apples the whole place has an apple orchard and apple product like dry apples and apricots, apple juice, brandy and local brew, afternoon free to explore this nice village and to taste its apple product 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, morning walk follows Kaligandaki river downstream reaching at 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 at Lete village for 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 leads in between two giant mountains Dhaulagiri and Annapurna forming world deepest of gorge Kaligandaki river valley. First two hours walk passes Ghasa villages through cool forest leading across many settlements, lodges and tea houses, the architectural style on houses changes with much ornately carved wood work. 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 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, morning walk continues on the winding trail for an hour, to cross a bridge over Kaligandaki river, and then our route diverts heading to a steep 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 view point, offering 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 walk up to Pun-Hill at 3,190 meters, this wonderful hill top, with fantastic view of sunrise over mountain range from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to 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 end trek at Nayapul with a drive to Pokhara, morning walk leads downhill on gradual path most of the way passing many farm villages with beautiful views 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 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.

Morning after breakfast at 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 wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking Around World’s 7th Highest Dhaulagiri with Team Himalaya and to 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 catagory  hotels on bed / breakfast basis .
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu–Beni via pokhara and Beni-Darbang by local Transport and pokhara –kathmandu by tourist bus, nayapul –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 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 wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear)- duffel bag and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude 
  • Dhaulagiri  circuit Trek map.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water  .
  • Fresh fruit as 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 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 problem 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 list of outdoor equipment requirements are in following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen from leisure tour, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking and climbs.

Gear required depending upon the season of travel as well and grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all season except the wet months of July to mid-September where few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:

Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bags to carry your personal belonging that’s water bottles, camera, 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 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 rain proof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belonging that’s is water bottles, camera, 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, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills you bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

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 belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, 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, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

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.

Challenging Treks and Trekking Peak Climb:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece as per the season and altitude wise.

Running/sports shoes, a 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 and spare batteries.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

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.

For Trekking Peak Climb:

Plastic Boot

 

a pair

Crampons

 

a pair

Ice Axe

 

one

Harness

 

one

Carabineer or Karabiner

 

two each

Snow Gaiters

 

a pair

Snow / Sun Glass

 

one each

Warm Gloves

 

a pair

Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.

 

a set each

Down Jacket

 

one each

Down sleeping bags

 

one each with inner linear

Main Ropes

 

200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen

Snow Bar

 

2/4 pieces depending upon group size.

Ski Pole (optional)

 

one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu, the above list is standard items required in all climb, however on booking, we will inform with more details on equipment required depending upon the type of various peaks of your choice, ropes, jumar, ice screw are also needed in most of the climb.

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

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 20 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.

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

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

All deposit required for selected and chosen trip as per person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charge of respective banks might apply and it 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 4% surcharge will be added as processing fee on credit card and wire Transfer  as service charged by the Banks.

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

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

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, 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 minimum a week prior to 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 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 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any what so or other reasons.

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

Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed 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 in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with. It also applies to clients who need single supplement in tents / rooms in 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 problem from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserve the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted at 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 worse climate, broken trail and roads etc., we will refer you for alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your like and interest, all trip price 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 to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as compulsion in all our tour 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 level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely 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 person:

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

Person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member or friends to accompany he / she.

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 validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from 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 main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignment sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel Free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road block, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring 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 the remote areas or in as described above, especially during off season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence.

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

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

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

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 impact on some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is 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 that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent 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 high French Pass facing 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 on off the beaten trail, seldom ventured by group of trekkers other than mountaineering expeditions.
Overall we had a great adventurous and enjoyable, although it was quite tough but we made with the help and support of Team Himalaya guide, staff and porters. Thanks to Team Himalaya for taking care of us during the whole trekking.

Gazi Rafiqul

28th Dec, 2022


I think it was the most exciting and challenging adventure than 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 of climate, and landscapes it was totally different after a few days walks. An amazing dramatic views on reaching the glaciated valley to Dhaulagiri base camp. Standing in front of 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 beautiful village in Marpha and then heading towards Pokhara. Truly the best adventure of a lifetime experience, thanks to Team Himalaya Trek for the wonderful trekking 
adventure. 

Lindsay Morris

24th Jun, 2021


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