Dhaulagiri circuit trek

Mountain Trails of Nepal

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Trip Overview

Explore an awe-inspiring odyssey through the hidden gems of the Dhaulagiri Circuit, complemented by the exhilarating ascent of Dhampus Peak, also known as the captivating “Thapa Peak.” Nestled in the heart of the Myagdi district within Nepal’s northern-central Gandaki Province, this expedition guarantees a unique adventure.

Dhampus Peak, cradled amid the grandeur of the Dhaulagiri Massif, unveils mesmerizing panoramas of Hiunchuli Peak (6,441m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Tilicho Peak (7,134m), the Annapurna Range (8,091m), and the towering Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,161m), the world’s seventh-highest peak. Beyond its summit, more than thirty peaks paint the skyline, making it a haven for global mountain enthusiasts.

This journey offers not just a moderate mountaineering experience but a tapestry of diverse vegetation, enchanting landscapes, ancient cultural and religious sites, and encounters with vibrant ethnic communities.

While the ascent to Dhampus Peak is graded as moderate, navigating the challenging Dhaulagiri Region demands robust fitness for higher altitudes. Beyond the physical exertion, the trek assures not only breathtaking views but also an opportunity to acclimatize and relish the profound beauty of the Himalayan journey.

Best Seasons to Explore Dhampus: Immerse yourself in the splendor of Dhampus during the Autumn (October-November) and Spring (March-May) seasons, when the weather graciously unveils clear skies and mild conditions, setting the stage for an unforgettable escapade.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Dhaulagiri Region
  • Duration
    21 Days
  • Altitude
    6012 m
  • Groups
    2 - 15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5 - 6 Hours


We extend our warm welcome as you land at Tribhuwan International Airport. Our dedicated representative will greet you and assist in transferring to the pre-booked hotel. The following day is dedicated to essential expedition preparations. We'll manage travel permits, organize backpacks, complete necessary shopping, document verification, and conduct a comprehensive briefing about our upcoming adventure. It's an opportunity to meet and greet fellow trekkers, fostering camaraderie for the journey ahead.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Post an early breakfast, we embark on a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The seven-hour journey along the Prithvi highway provides refreshing views of Trishuli River, the Manakamana Cable car, and diverse hilly settlements. Despite the occasionally bumpy roads, the scenic route offers glimpses of natural beauty. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we'll freshen up and, if time permits, explore the city's attractions like Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, and Davis Fall.

  • Altitude 822 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Today's journey involves a scenic drive from Pokhara to Darbang (1180m). route can be captivated by the majestic River Kali Gandaki and snow-capped peaks visible from the vehicle. We settle in Darbang for an overnight stay, preparing for the upcoming trekking adventure.

  • Altitude 1180 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Commencing the trek from Darbang (1180m), our path aims to reach Sibang (1750m). The trail leads through Dharapani, offering stunning views of Gurja Himal, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Hiuchuli. Upon crossing Dharapani, we arrive at Sibang, where we rest for the night.

  • Altitude 1750 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Resuming our trek from Sibang (1750m), we head towards Jugepani (2000m). This small village, a hub for trekkers exploring the Dhaulagiri Region, features an ascending path passing through various villages and dense hills.

  • Altitude 2000 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Our day begins with an early start for a challenging trek to Baghara (2,080m). Though it's an arduous hike, the stunning landscapes encountered along the way make it immensely rewarding.

  • Altitude 2080 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Continuing our ascent, the trail becomes more thrilling and demanding. We persist with our trek, reveling in incredible sights of the Myagdi River and terraced fields before resting overnight at Dobang.

  • Altitude 2260 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Ascending further, our trek leads us to Sallighari (3100m) on the ninth day. This stage offers brilliant views of the pine forest, and we settle in a tented camp to spend the night.

  • Altitude 3100 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Today involves a leisurely hike from Sallighari (3100m) towards the Italian Base Camp (3600m). En route, we're treated to captivating vistas of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Gurja Himal, and more breathtaking scenery.

  • Altitude 3600 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Taking a break from the arduous trekking, we spend a day acclimatizing at the Italian Base Camp (3600m). It's an essential pause to help adapt to higher altitudes, allowing us to savor the stunning views the area offers.

  • Altitude 3600 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

The journey becomes more adventurous as we tackle Chhonrdan Glacier (4200m). Our experienced guides provide assistance, utilizing ropes to safely navigate this section.

  • Altitude 4200 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Resuming our trek, we proceed towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp at an altitude of 4600m. The path offers glorious landscapes with heavenly mountain peaks. Upon arrival, we engage in a short hike and practice climbing in preparation for higher elevations.

  • Altitude 4600 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Today proves challenging as we trek for eight hours, ascending towards French Col (5400m). Negotiating steep moraines, we're rewarded with breathtaking sights. Descending to the Hidden Valley (5050m), we set up camp for the night.

  • Altitude 5400 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

This significant day sees us commencing an early morning climb to the summit of Dhampus Peak (6060m). The ascent is demanding, and our guides provide support in overcoming the final 60m ice bar using ropes. The summit offers panoramic views of the Kaligandaki River and surrounding mountain peaks. We descend to the base camp, resting for the night.

  • Altitude 6060 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Post-summit experience, we descend to Marpha (2650m), known as the apple capital of Nepal. Following the Kaligandaki riverbank, the eight-hour hike concludes in Marpha. Here, we explore apple orchards and indulge in various apple products.

  • Altitude 2650 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses/Camping

Our journey proceeds to Jomsom (2700m), the well-equipped town in the Annapurna Region. This marks the final day of our trek. We enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Jomsom, gearing up for our flights to Pokhara and Kathmandu the next day.

  • Altitude 2700 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

After an early breakfast, we take a scenic flight back to Pokhara. The flight offers stunning views as it navigates between the colossal Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges. Following a delicious lunch in Pokhara, we catch a plane back to Kathmandu, adhering to our travel schedule.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast And Lunch
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Having completed our extensive trek, today offers a leisurely break in Kathmandu. You may opt to visit cultural landmarks like Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhu Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. A farewell dinner is arranged, providing a chance to relish the moments and bid adieu.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast And Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Our Dhampus Peak via Dhaulagiri Circuit journey concludes today, leaving behind unforgettable memories. One of our representatives will accompany you to Tribhuwan International Airport, extending warm farewells before your scheduled flight. As we part ways, we carry infinite memories of this extraordinary adventure.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Seamless arrival and departure with private car pickups and drop-offs as per the designated schedule.
  • Enjoy the embrace of cozy hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, where a bed and breakfast basis set the tone for each day.
  • Savor the flavors of the trek from Darbang to Jomsom with inclusive meals—Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the warmth of Tea or Coffee (up to 3 cups daily).
  • Let us handle the details; we cover all necessary paperwork, including entry permits, the Annapurna Conservation Fee, and the TIMS card.
  • Traverse the skies effortlessly with the Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight fare, ensuring you don't miss a moment of breathtaking views.
  • Travel comfortably with the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Darbang tourist bus, connecting you seamlessly with the trekking trail.
  • Rest in comfort during your trek in lodges and tea houses, with twin beds for shared coziness.
  • Navigate the trail with confidence as our experienced, government-licensed guide, fluent in English, leads the way.
  • For every two members, a dedicated porter ensures the effortless transport of personal gear, covering their salary, food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
  • Rest assured with emergency oxygen and a medical kit on standby, available at an extra cost if used.
  • Conclude your adventure with a memorable farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant, creating lasting memories.
  • All government taxes are included, allowing you to focus on the journey ahead.


  • Plan your international flights separately to suit your travel preferences.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to explore local cuisines during lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Take charge of your personal clothing, climbing gear, and equipment for a customized trekking experience.
  • Arrange your Nepal entry visa separately, ensuring a smooth start to your adventure.
  • Secure your journey with travel insurance to handle unforeseen circumstances.
  • Budget for personal needs, miscellaneous items, and any unexpected expenses that may arise.
  • Cover the cost of phone calls, internet, battery charging, and laundry during the trek.
  • Manage your water needs, either by bringing your bottle or opting for boiled water available during the trek.
  • While not included, tips for the guide and porter are appreciated for exceptional service.
  • Take care of entrance fees for monasteries and temples visited in Kathmandu or Pokhara and during the trek.

Trip Notes

As you prepare to venture into the heart of the Himalayas with Taktok Brothers, here are some essential notes to enhance your trekking experience:

Our expeditions are strategically scheduled in the most favorable seasons, ensuring you experience the breathtaking landscapes at their best. However, please be mindful that itineraries may be subject to changes due to unforeseen circumstances. Rest assured, our commitment to service quality remains unwavering.

In the event of a delayed flight, we prioritize keeping you well-informed. Should circumstances extend the journey beyond the initially outlined days, clients are kindly requested to bear the expenses for the additional days. Taktok Brothers will go the extra mile to assist in arranging your extended stay for optimal comfort.

To avoid any hiccups, we advise trekkers to schedule their flights with ample time before and after the trek. Taktok Brothers cannot be held responsible for missed international flights or any luggage-related issues before our reception. Streamlining your travel plans ensures a smoother beginning and conclusion to your adventure.

As you prepare for your trek, keep in mind that unnecessary materials can add unnecessary weight. Travel light and efficiently to enhance your trekking ease and enjoyment.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for choosing Taktok Brothers as your trekking companions. Your trust and enthusiasm make each expedition memorable. We look forward to creating remarkable moments together in the Himalayas.

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Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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