Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek via French Pass and the Hidden Valley is Nepal’s one of the challenging offbeat treks. Meant for those trekkers with previous high altitude walking experience, the trek comprises a taste of all of hiking adventures Nepal has to offer. As the trek kicks off at Beni, the walking escapade slides up to the beautiful and unharmed valley of the Myagdi Khola. After 8 days of walking, through an ever-changing landscape, with numerous picturesque villages, we reach Dhaulagiri Base camp and prepare ourselves for the crux of our route - the crossing of the ‘French Pass' (5360m). This tough, but technically straightforward pass lies close beneath the northern slopes of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and the mountain views on our ascent and descent are simply sensational. We have a day to explore the remarkable ‘Hidden Valley' before crossing the Dhampus Pass and making the long descent to Marpha in the Kali Gandaki Valley. Flying back to Pokhara from the airstrip at Jomsom, we have time to enjoy this lakeside town, before returning to Kathmandu. This is adventure travel at its best - a brilliant trek in a rarely-visited part of Nepal.

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • A trekking holiday off the beaten track in the Nepal Himalaya
  • Trekking across the French Pass and the spectacular Hidden Valley
  • Superb views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges
  • A challenging trekking holiday in a remote part of Nepal
  • Amazing culture of Magar tribe who live in the far-flung hamlets of the region

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel; Evening welcome dinner
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and trek preparation day
  • Drive to Beni 8 hrs drive
  • Trek to Babiachor 5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Dharapani 6 hrs trek
  • Trek to Muri 5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Boghara 6 hrs trek
  • Trek to Dobang 5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Choriban Khola 5 hrs trek
  • Trek to the Italian Base Camp 7 hrs trek
  • Rest day in Italian Base Camp for acclimatization
  • Trek to the Glacier Camp 6 hrs trek
  • Trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp 7 hrs trek
  • Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Trek across the French Pass (5,360m), then trek to the Hidden Valley 6 hrs trek
  • Explore around Hidden Valley
  • Trek across Dhampus Pass (5,200m), and trek to Yak Kharka 6 hrs trek
  • Trek to Jomsom 5 hrs trek
  • Morning flight to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu; Evening farewell dinner
  • Depart Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


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Price: US $2840 per person

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Airport picks up/ transfer
  • 3 Nights 3 star standard accommodation at Kathmandu with  breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Half Day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley, with all the entrance and monument fees
  • Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek permit/TIMS Card- Trekkers Security Card
  • Kathmandu- Beni overland transfer in a private vehicle
  • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu Flight
  • 16 Nights/17 Days Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Mt. Accommodation on twin share- Comfortable and clean Mt. Lodge.
  • One Advanced Adventures Trekking Leader ( Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire poterage cost- one porter for each two member in a group-AA provide trekking clothing to its porters
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • AA duffle Bag and T- shirt, Trekking Map, Adventure Certificate
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (on Request)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • Departure transfer

Exclusions

Exclusions:

  • Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu from Home country
  • Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
  • Entire cost of beverages, mineral water, beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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