Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is an adventurous and challenging trek that takes you through some stunning glaciers and high snow-clad passes to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp, which might be a dream of any travel lover. The biggest achievement of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the trophy of crossing two high mountains passes, namely French pass at an elevation of 5,360 meters and Dhampus pass at an elevation of 5,234 meters.
The trek is not just about mountain passes and snow-clad peaks, but the richness in flora and faunas is a treasure that it holds within its jungle, hills, and unspoiled agricultural lands.
Our journey starts with a scenic drive to the villages of Darbang. From Darbang we start our trekking to Muri, Sibang to the Italian and Dhaulagiri Base camp. On the route, you pass the high mountain passes like French pass and Dhampus pass from where you descend to the Marpha and join the Annapurna Circuit route.
Destination: Dhaulagiri, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Darbang - Sibang - Naura Bhir - Lapche Kharka - Sallaghari - Italian Base Camp - Japanese Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp - Hidden Valley - Yak Kharaka - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: March to May and September to December
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry.
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.