Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is an off-the-beaten trek that revolves around Dhaulagiri(8,167m)- the seventh tallest mountain of all. The trek lies quite close to the widely reckoned Annapurna Circuit Trek
. But this excitingly adventurous trek is not as popular as the latter one.
“Dhaulagiri” in Nepalese literature means “white mountain.” The whitish beauty is undoubtedly a major highlight of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek but not the only one. The trek runs via the lush forest, terraced hills, traditional villages, high pastures, striking mountain passes, picturesque valleys, and more.
Likewise, the trek rewards you with the astonishing views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, Annapurna I, Tukuche Peak, and more. You will probe and witness the hidden natural beauty of the Dhaulagiri Region.
Moreover, the trek also gives you the experience of living around the region’s locals. You will have a close look into the living style and culture of the people in remote but beautiful areas of Nepal. The unjudged smiles on the kids along the trail is another part. If you love meeting new people, those can be good reasons to do the trek.
Yet, there is another special reason to choose this particular itinerary of 20 days. You will trek via Ghorepani Poonhill
, one of the major destinations for mountain panorama in Nepal, around the last stretch of the trek.
Also called Dhaulagiri Round Trek, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, however, is one of the most demanding treks in Nepal. The ladder to the world’s seventh-tallest peak is full of challenges. There will be times when you will use crampons and ice axes on the trek, like in some expeditions.
Likewise, the maximum altitude gain of the tour is around 5,360m(French Pass), which is high. Existing in places of the trek like Dhampus Pass(5,200m), Hidden Valley(5,200m), and Dhaulagiri Base Camp(5,360m) is a little demanding. Again, the steep terrains, remoteness, rugged trail, and weather are other hurdles. But, you must not forget one thing. There are equal rewards if you can overtake all the hindrances of the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek you read above.
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