Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountains in the world situated at the altitude of 8,167 meters from sea level and the highest mountain within the border of a single country i.e. Nepal situated in Annapurna region of Nepal. Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is considered as one of the most challenging and adventurous trekking destinations which takes you through some stunning glaciers and high snow-clad passes towards the trail of Dhaulagiri Base Camp. This most explorative and difficult trek is undisturbed and follows off the beaten trail with lack of proper accommodation facility and considered to be feasible for those trekkers with high endurance capacity. Dhaulagiri Circuit trek will take you from farming villages in the Himalayan foothills to high alpine pastures, beautiful unsheltered valleys and of course, very close-up views of several peaks of elevation higher than 8,000 meters from sea level.
Dhaulagiri Circuit trek takes you to through the snow-covered slopes, icy glaciers and off the beaten trail and reached three bases camp namely Italian Base Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, and Japanese Base Camp. Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking can be started from Beni, which can be reached in 8 hours of drive from Kathmandu valley. From Beni (850 meters), the trail passes through the Babachaur (900 meters), Dharapani (1,470 meters), Muri (1,850 meters), Boghara (2,080 meters), Dobang (2,520 meters), Choriban Khola (3,110 meters), Italian Base Camp (3,660 meters), Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 meters), Hidden Valley (5,200 meters), Yak Kharka (3,680 meters) and finally to Jomsom (2,700 meters). The biggest acquirement to take from this trek is the trophy of crossing two high mountain passes named as French Pass (5,360 meters) and Dhampus Pass (5,234 meters). This trek starts from a small town that lies in the confluence of Myagdi River and Kali Gandaki gorge taking you towards the unspoiled and less traveled regions. Trekking in Dhaulagiri region is considered to be a natural paradise too because the whole trail features the beautiful lush landscape, amazing hidden valleys, High Mountain passes and many snow-capped peaks like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna, and other 23 neighboring peaks.
However, some permits and regulations should be fulfilled while trekking in this area. You need to purchase a TIMS card costing the US $10 and Annapurna Area Permit (ACAP) costing the US $20 per person to make this trekking possible. The best time to make your trip on Dhaulagiri region are spring (from March to May) and autumn (from September to November), as they are considered to be the best trekking season.
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