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Dhaulagiri Ciricuit Basecamp French Pass Hidden Valley Trek

Incomparable amazing trekking route around the 7TH highest mountain of the world Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), up to the lap of high Himalayas, Local Typical Villages and Cultures, Buddhist Monasteries/Stupa/Chortens, High Himalayan Terrain, Picture perfect Lakes and highest passes, Extensive Himalayan as well as high Himalaya Flora and Fauna
  • Trip Code:EBATD01
  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate To Challenging
  • Max. Altitude:5370m
  • Min. Altitude:850m at Beni
  • Trip Type:Camping + Tea house lodge (Both applicable)
  • Start Point:Durbang
  • End Point:Jomsom (Marpha)

Major Highlights

  • French Pass (5370m)
  • Dhampus Pass (5280m)
  • Picture perfect Hidden Valley
  • Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m)
  • Chhonbardan Glacier (4200m) and many other glaciers
  • Stunning route of extremely few travelled
  • Wonderful river gorges and valleys
  • High mountain passes and many Hidden Valleys
Max Elevation:

5370m at French Pass

Best Time:

Spring and Autumn (Mid of Sep, Oct, Nov, March, April, May)


Highest Mountains, Lakes and Valleys/ Alpine Villages, Rivers and Glaciers, extreme high Passes and Cold Places

Himalayan Sights:

Dhaulagiri(8163m/ I II III IV V), Mt. Annapurna(8091m), Mt. Manapathi (6380m), Gurja Himal (7193m), Mt. Tukuche(6920m), Dhampus Peak(6012m) Churen Himal (7371m), Gurja Himal (7193m), Konabon Peak (6570m), Ghustang Peak, Dogari Himal (6536m), Jirbang Peak (6062m), Sita Chuchura (6611m), Tashi Kang or Sandache Peak (6386m) and Many more..

Trip Overview

Challenging off the beaten trek around seventh highest mountain of the world β€œDhaulagiri” with crossing of two high passes
Crossing of two major high passes over the Great Himalayas with the experience of spectacular Hidden Valley
Majestic View of two highest Mountains Dhaulagiri(8167m0 and the Annapurna Range(8091m)

Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Seventh highest mountain of the world is ultimately unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain.
Situated toward south east, 30km of aerial distance, Mt. Dhaulagiri rose straight over 7000m from the Kali Gandaki River gorge from 1000m altitude. In fact, Kali Gandaki River Valley is dramatic as two eight thousanders, Mt. Annapurna(8097m0 & Mt. Dhaulagiri(8167m) both stand near the river facing each other over a deep river valley.

Dhaulagiri Circuit trek explores a wild remote, off the beaten trek area of the Nepalese Himalaya with real adventure that come across of tackling one of the best and most challenging places in the world of trekking including via French Pass, the Hidden Valley, Dhampus Pass and More. This most astonishing adventure trip is most challenging which encounter excessively beautiful Hidden Valley with crossing of two 5000m plus passes with diverse culture, religion and tradition.

Mount Daulagiri was first discovered in 1808 and it was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world for 30 years before it’s place was taken Mt. Kanchenjunga(8586m) which is now 3rd highest of the world.

Beginning at Beni on the Kali Gandaki River bank, this superb trekking route ascends the lovely and unspoiled valley of the Myagdi Khola which flows southwards from the heart of the Dhaulagiri Himal. It gradually gets tougher through an ever-changing landscape, with numerous picturesque villages as we move higher elevations and high French pass crossing deeper into the hidden valley and mountain passes lies close beneath the northern slopes of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and the mountain views. Exploration of remarkable β€˜Hidden Valley’ before crossing the Dhampus Pass and making the long descent to Kali Gandaki Valley of Upper region at Jomsom from where we make our fly back to Pokhara and ultimately to Kathmandu.

There is an option to climb Dhampus Peak of 6,060m for those who wish and with previous mountaineering experience. If you are climbing Dhampus Peak there will be supplement of extra charge to cover the cost of the climbing permit.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Fly To Pokhara, Drive To Darbang(1100m) Via Beni(850m)
Day 03: Trek To Dharapani(1400m)
Day 04: Descend To Ghatte Khola, Climb To Naura(1450m) Via Muri
Day 05: Trek To Lapche Kharka(2100m) Through Myagdi Khola Valley
Day 06: Trek Chatre(29700m) Via Dobang.
Day 07: Trek To Italian Base Camp(3660m)
Day 08: Trek To Japanese Camp(4200m)
Day 09: Acclimatization Day
Day 10: Long Trek For Dhaulagiri Base Camp(4748m)
Day 11: Acclimatization Day
Day 12: French Pass(5370m) Crossing And Descend Down To Hidden Valley
Day 13: Cross Dhampus Pass(5280m), Descend Down To Kaligandaki Valley At Yak Kharka(3680m)
Day 14: Descend Down To Jomsom Village(2700m)
Day 15: Fly To Pokhara, Sightseeing
Day 16: Fly Back To Kathmandu.
Day 17: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 18: Final Departure

Why Everest Bodhi Adventures?

We are the trekking and tour company based and handled basically from Kathmandu we have USA representative for your urgent queries and assistance. We are the team of tourism experts and professionals, have been contributing the Nepalese Treks and tourism industry for more than 13 Years.

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Client's Reviews

Definitely Recommend joining Dhawa on any Treks

I met Dhawa as our guide on Annapurna Base Camp Trek. He talked about Nepal, the local people and areas of Nepal including the Annapurna region and its settlements, and cultural connection with the tradition of going as a Gurkha soldier. This proved to be incredibly important for me, as I don't think I would have been enlightened with such a beautiful historic, cultural, and ethnic richness. I had...

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Brian Ennis, Waterford, Ireland

Excellent company and Satisfied our every request

My first contact with Nepal was with our guide called Dhawa. From the first day he was very helpful and very friendly. What impressed us the most was, how well he knows the history of his Country. There was no question he did not know how to answer and the places he had not been. At the same time, he was excellent company and satisfied our every request. Every recommendation for my favorite guide....

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