Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Mt. Dhaulagiri view on Dhaulagiri circuit Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5360m
  • Group Size 2 - 20 Person
  • Start City Kathmandu City
  • End City Kathmandu City
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season March - July and September - December
Trip Highlights
  • Unbelievable mountain views including some of the Dhaulagiri ranges fifteen 7000+ meter peaks, and several 8000+ meter peaks
  • Vast array of landscapes – including the unique Mustang region
  • Thrilling high mountain passes: French Pass (5360 meters) and the Dhampus Pass (5234 meters)
  • An almost completely empty, off-the-beaten-path trail – peaceful vibes
  • Camping trek, giving an experience that brings trekkers closer to nature

Feast your eyes on the grandeur of Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters/26,795 feet). The seventh-highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri boasts an indescribable presence that only those who have been lucky enough to visit can understand. Our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most exciting treks in Nepal. The path makes a part of circumnavigation around the majestic mountain. During the process, trekkers have priceless views of several other 8000+ meter peaks. 

It must be noted though, that this trek is not for the faint of heart. It is an extremely strenuous 19-day excursion on an off-the-beaten-path trail. Most nights are spent inside of a tent, reminding trekkers that they are on a true Himalayan expedition. For those who find pleasure in being physically and mentally challenged, this is perfect for you. Or, if you simply have a desire to push yourself and are willing to work for that strong sense of accomplishment upon finishing, then give this trek a try! For these people, there is a great reward – experiencing the hidden treasures of the world’s greatest mountain range.

From Beni, at the very beginning of the trek, beauty is immediately seen.  We climb along the banks of the Myagdi Khola River and along the Chhonbardan Glacier while passing precious Magar villages. Experience and learn about the quintessential mountain village lifestyle as we traverse over and around various terraced hillsides. The trail hugs the side of glaciers up to challenging, yet thrilling mountain passes. These passes are the most difficult part of our trek, especially walking on the icy glaciers, but our guides will make you feel comfortable, prepared, and at ease. 

In this high alpine terrain, it becomes real to us that we are high in the sky – near the top of the world. The colossal Dhaulagiri mountain range consists of fifteen 7000+ meter peaks. As our trek winds to a close, the trail coincides with that of the Annapurna Circuit.  This is in the Mustang region, along the Kali Gandaki River gorge. We find ourselves in a completely different landscape, characterized by desolate hills, red-orange rock structures, and caves embedded into high cliffs. People living in the area are ethnically Tibetan.

Best season for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

The best season for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is the second week of September- October, and March-April-May. From the second week of September, the monsoon will be very low and trekkers can enjoy the green grassland, Rice paddy, rare alpine flowers, and snow-capped mountains. September is the beginning season for trekking in Nepal so this time would be very peaceful in the Himalayas. If you are looking for a peaceful trek into the Dhaulagiri The region of September month is the best month. Also if you can’t handle the cold this month is best for those. Because September month is a warm month in the Himalayas. October and November is the most popular month for trekking in Nepal. These two month offers awesome views of the Himalayas, clear skies, golden rice paddy, and some flowers in the mountain.

March, April, and May months are also very good times for trekking in Nepal and for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. These months are very popular for the expeditions and high passes trekking in Nepal. Because this month offers an awesome view of the mountain, clear weather, and safe to climb the Himalayas right after winter. Also, the alpine land will be colorful with rare alpine flowers. Lots of people choose this month for trekking into the Dhaulagiri region. For flower, lovers, September, Half October, and March and Half April month are the best.

Dhaulagiri Trek difficulty

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is an old trekking trail but very few people go for this trek because of its remoteness and difficulty. But nowadays with the satellite phone, we can minimize the high risks for this trek. The trail is being upgraded by our Nepal government so it is becoming easier. People must have previous high-altitude trekking experience and the strong inner power to finish this trek. For successful trekking, just a strong body doesn't help so you must have to be strong from your inner heart. This is also hiking on the trail but this trail leads into the Himalayas on the glacier and rough trails.

The trail up to French Camp is as normal as another trekking trail. At the beginning of the season, you might have to cross a few landslides. But after the French camp, the trail leads into the glacier and the trail changes every year due to the glacier melting. Walking in the high altitude on the rocky trail would be difficult for the trekkers. Some parts of the trail are very narrow so we highly recommend walking very carefully on this part. Also while passing other trekkers on that part always be careful and stay at the wider and safe spot.

Every day walking up and down in the Himalayas is the difficulty of the trek. After Dhaulagiri Base Camp, the trail leads on the rocky glacier and up and down to the Hidden Valley via French Pass. This is the dangerous part of the trek. Once we get any problems in this place going forward and backward we must climb up so we must listen to our body before the start in this part. The trail from Hidden Valley is also up and deep down so trekkers have to be very careful on this part too.


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Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Breeze Adventure will welcome you to our hotel.  We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Car/Van

Have breakfast and start sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle.  We will see several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  We will learn about each site’s historical, religious, and cultural significance. Our guide will recheck your trekking gear and prepare for the next day. Overnight in a hotel.

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Car/Van

After breakfast, we drive from the north to the trailhead. From Pokhara, we zigzag on hilly roads all the way. We drive past Nayapul and other villages, with views of Annapurna II, IV, Annapurna South, Macchapuchhre, and more. It’s an exciting drive that builds our anticipation for the trek ahead. Overnight in a guest house.

  • Max Altitude: 850m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Time: 8 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Transport: Bus/Jeep

Departing from Beni, we head west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola. We reach Tatopani, where this is a hot spring, and then cross to the the side of the river via a suspension bridge. We climb steadily to Babiyachaur, through forests and villages along the way. It takes about 6 hours in total. Overnight in a guest house.

  • Max Altitude: 950m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 14km

Today our trail gently ascends for the first hour, passing through jungles with varieties of oaks, rhododendrons and more. Listen to the birds chirping, and feel a sense of relaxation.  The trail then goes flat and crosses a stream, as well as through several villages. Soon, the valley narrows and terraced hillsides comprise the scenery on both sides of us. We arrive to Dharapani soon after. Overnight in a guest house.

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 13.5km

Today we trek from Dharapani to Muri which takes about six hours. Crossing the river to the west bank, the trail begins to climb from Phedi.  Switchback after switchback takes us up to several small settlements. Another steep incline brings us to a ridge, which we descend from and again emerge beside Myagdi Khola.  We then ascend along a narrow path for one hour, and then through a flat trail passing through a mixed tree jungle onto a ridge to Muri. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Max Altitude: 1850
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Time: 6.5 HOurs
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 12km

From Muri, the trail is easy – a mellow descent for a few hours. Before we reach Boghara, though, we climb a steep incline for several hours. We climb a ridge to reach a pass, from where Gustung South (6465 meters) is visible.  The trail descends again to the Myagdi Khola before reaching Phedi. One last steep ascent via switchbacks takes us to the picturesque village of Boghara. Overnight in a Teahouse.

  • Max Altitude: 2080m
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Time: 7 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 15km

After a filling breakfast, we hit the trail. Descend through terraced fields and hike through a forest until Jyardan.  We can stop for a tea or snack here. Continue through more forests to Lapche Kharka, and then climb up to arrive at Dobang. Overnight in a tea house.

  • Max Altitude: 2520m
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Time: 7 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 14km

From Dobang, the route heads through dense rhododendrons and bamboo forests. We then cross the Myagdi Khola over a bridge and follow the trail along the east bank of the Myagdi Khola. Following the deep lush forest, we walk on the relaxing trail towards Sallaghari. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Max Altitude: 3110m
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 12km

After breakfast, we follow the trail through the dense rhododendron, pine, and birch forests before climbing up to an open area on the lateral moraine. Heading a little further, we arrive at the Italian Base Camp from where we enjoy an up-close west-side view of Mt. Dhaulagiri dominating the skyline. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Max Altitude: 3660m
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 14km

Today we will spend the day exploring the valley. This day is necessary to acclimatize properly and prevent altitude sickness. We’ll do some day hikes. Bring your camera and enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Max Altitude: 3660m
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 5 Km

It takes about four hours to reach Australian Base Camp from the Italian Base Camp. After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. This is a particularly tough, but memorable day. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Max Altitude: 4210m
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9km

We leave our camp after having a filling breakfast. Soon after leaving, the rough trail gives way to the smooth ice of the glacier. We climb steadily to the cold, barren, yet mesmerizing Dhaulagiri Base Camp.  This place has a very special feeling about it. You can feel the sensation of being close to the top of the world. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Max Altitude: 4740m
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Time: 5 Hors
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9km

Departing from the glacier, we climb some hills and reach the French Pass. An amazing view opens up, which gives us views of Mukut Himal (6328 meters), Tashi Kang (6386 meters), and Sita Chuchura (6611 meters), all of them encompassing the Hidden Valley. To the south are Tukche Peak and Dhaulagiri I. We descend a little bit between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak before arriving at our campsite. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Max Altitude: 5110m
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 15km

After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse the avalanche-prone slopes and then take a steep descent through barren land to Yak Kharka. Like every other night, the beauty surrounding our campsite is priceless. Overnight in a tented camp. 

  • Max Altitude: 3680m
  • Time: 7 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 18km

Today we enjoy our final day of trekking, surrounded by the surreal landscape of the Mustang district.  After taking some snaps and soaking in the views, we trek down all the way to Muktinath. We descend along the Kali Gandaki River, enjoying the unique geological landforms along the way.  Soon, we arrive in Jomsom, the district headquarters of the Mustang region.  Overnight in the guest house.

  • Max Altitude: 2710m
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 15km

After breakfast, we will check in the airport to catch the flight back to Pokhara. The short flight of 30 minutes gives us jaw-dropping views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region peaks. We have a drastically different perspective of the mountains than we had before.  In the afternoon, explore the Pokhara and the lakeside. Overnight in a hotel.

  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Time: 20 Minutes
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Flight

After breakfast, we take a drive back to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway. Take in any scenery you may have missed along the way. After 6-7 hours, we reach Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. Take a rest and spend your day freely. Celebratory dinner in Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Transport: Tourist Bus

Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport.  Thank you for choosing Breeze Adventure as your trekking guide for an adventurous and beautiful Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek! We look forward to your next adventure with us.

  • Meals: Breakfast
Cost Details
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport. 
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara, breakfast included.
  • One night in a 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara, breakfast included.
  • All included transportation for the trek. 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) & TIMS Card
  • Local guest house/teahouse accommodation in mountain.
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters 
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charge and government taxes
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu.
What's Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
Group Discount Prices
Number of peoplePrice per person
2 pax
3 - 5 pax
5 - 10 pax
11 - 20 pax

Essential Information

Trekking Trail and Walking Distance

Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking trail is very old but very few people go to this trekking so the trail is not well maintained. Some part of the trail has been changed due to the landslide. The lower part trekking trail is well maintained because the local people also have to walk through the trail while they come up and down to Baglung Bazaar. After the villages, the trail is not well maintained. Now Nepal Government and the Nepal Tourism Board are rebuilding the trail and building the bridges on the rivers. The trail up to Dhaulagiri Base Camp from the Japanese camp is rocky and one has to walk on the glacier and moving little rocks.

Then the trail leads onto the glacier and rocks to the hidden valley. The trail from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to the Hidden Valley is up and down with a narrow trail. Then the trail leads all the way down to Yak Kharka and Marpha village. Marpha village is connected to the road and is popular as the Apple Garden.

The walking distance up to Italian Camp is about 5-6 hours and about 16 Km per day on the normal trail but after Italian Camp, the trail becomes a bit difficult, and due to the high altitude trekkers need to walk slowly. Then the duration goes high but the walking distance will be shorter. Trekkers walk about 5-6 hours per day but the distance will be about 6-9 km per day until Hidden Valley. Then walk 15+ km down to Yak Kharka and Marpha village.

Culture and Lifestyle in Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

The Himalayas and the mountains are very peaceful and the people from this region are also very peaceful, friendly, and helpful. Mostly we find Sherpa people in the Himalayas but we find Magar, Gurung, and Thakali ethnic groups in this region. On the low land, there is a mixed culture with the Hindu and Buddhist. And in the higher place, there are Magar people. Magar people are known as very innocent, helpful, and strong. Nirmal Purja Magar is also from this region and climbed the 14 top mountains in 6 months without any problem!

As they very strong and helpful people they have been selected as British Gurkhas so most of the people from this place are involved in the Military. And some of them are handling the farm in the village so we can see very beautiful farmland along the way. Their main religion is Buddhist and some of them are Hindu. And some people celebrate both festivals, the Buddhist and Hindu.

They always respect the guest as the god. It’s their culture. While you walk on the trail, they always pass with a beautiful smile which gives us energy. The people from this region celebrate the Maghi festival which is in Magh month in the Nepali calendar and January in the English calendar. 

At this festival, they all gather with family and celebrate in the village by sharing love and respect for the elders. They also celebrate the Dashain festival. Which is known as the biggest festival in Nepal. 

Passes on Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a unique trek in the western part of Nepal. Which offers an awesome and wild view of the Himalayas and Nature. This trek leads into the high Himalayas in remote places. On this trek, there are two popular passes, French Pass (5563m) and Dhampus Pass (5235m). These two high passes come after the Dhaulagiri Base camp. After the Dhaulagiri base camp, the trail leads to the north side of Chhondarban Glacier, then the trail gradually climbs the steep hillside above the glacier. After that we follow the zig-zag trail and across moraines, then we make our way up to French Pass which offers a 360-degree view of surrounding mountain ranges. Then the trail gently descends through snow slopes to finally reach the Hidden Valley. 

Then the trail leads towards Yak Kharka crossing over Dhampus Pass (5244m). The Dhampus Pass offers an awesome view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, and also we can see the Mustang Valley. The trail is easier than the French pass. Then the trail descends steeply to Yak Kharka through avalanche-prone slopes. 

Fitness level for this Trek

The Dhaulagiri circuit trek is difficult to trek in Nepal. The trail and the walking on the high Himalayas make this trek difficult. This trek is mostly camping in the high Himalayas and there are two high passes that make this trek more difficult. But if you are a regular hiker and you have previous altitude trekking experience this trek can be done easily. This trek is still very peaceful and wild. This is a difficult trek so you must be strong physically and mentally. When you are strong physically then you would be mentally strong. This trek required a level of fitness to complete successfully. 3-5 weeks of practice will make this trek easier. 

Before starting this trek we highly recommend doing pre-practice at home. If there is any hill around your place you could walk and run on it for 1-2  hours every day and do some exercise to build your stamina. Also, climb stairs or the uphills to make a habit of walking on the uphills. You have to walk up and down every day to make your leg muscles strong.

 Or if there is not any place to hike near your place you can join the gym and start a daily routine fitness practice. You could walk on the trade meal and walk on the house stairs up and down for your legs. Please use your new hiking boots before you come to Nepal for trekking because if your boot is not fit or blister on the trek it will hurt and you won’t enjoy the trek properly. Please counsel your doctor before you start the pre-practice for the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Your doctor will advise you as your body for the fitness classes. 

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Itinerary

The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek itinerary is designed with the knowledge of our years of experienced Local Trekking guides. We have set our camps in the right place and safe places. The right itinerary leads the trek successfully so we have concern very carefully on our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking Itinerary. The trekking trail, cultural places, villages, and high passes are included in this itinerary. We have built one day of Acclimatization Day on our Itinerary. 

If you have enough time and want to explore more in the Himalayas and extend your trek we are always flexible to change your itinerary as you wish. Just let us know we will design a perfect itinerary for your Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Also if you want to do the trek Just up to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, we can customize our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Itinerary. We have explained the major places, trails, and places in our Detailed Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking Itinerary.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek Cost

The cost of the Dhaulagiri Circuit includes all the food and beverages and accommodation we list on cost. This is mostly a camping trek so the cost is a bit high compared to the other teahouse trekking in Nepal. If you fly to Pokhara and fly out from Jomsom the cost will be a bit higher than the given cost. There is not any hidden cost in this Trekking package.

Accommodation during the trek

All accommodation during the trek is included in the cost. Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in a 3-star basis hotel with breakfast included. On the lower part of the trek, you will have the option to sleep in the local teahouse or in the tent. The local guest houses will be very basic with beds and blankets. Toilets will be outside on a sharing basis. Or our expert Sherpas will set your tent at a very comfortable place with a better view. Mostly you have to spend the nights in the tent under the stars. Sleeping in the tent gives the real adventure in the Himalayas.

Food and Beverages on Trek

Breakfast is included in Kathmandu and Pokhara in the Hotel. You could enjoy the food in Kathmandu at the Thamel. You could enjoy the continental food in Pokhara too. If you are vegetarian, you can go to OR2K in Kathmandu and Pokhara. This place is very popular for vegetarian and vegan lovers. For the Non- veg lovers, there are lots of Stick houses in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

On the trekking, our very well-experienced guide will cook food for the entire group. Our cook can cook, continental, Chinese, Korean, Italian and Indian and many more dishes. The guide and cook will set the menu and cook different food every day. In the morning our cook will cook porridge, milk, pancakes, and toast…and for lunch and dinner, pasta, pizza, fried potatoes, fried rice, fried noodles, and the local dish Dal Bhat, etc. 

Guide and Porters for the Trek

Guides and porters are the most important and responsible for the successful trekking to Dhaulagiri Circuit. Our years of experience guides and porters will lead the trail. All of the guides from Breeze Adventure are well trained, government licensed and they love to be in the Himalayas. They are born in the mountain and loves to be there. They love to be in the Himalayas so they don’t feel that they are working they are very dedicated and love their work.

 The guide will lead the trail and follow him in the Himalayas. If you have any questions you can ask him and know the truth of the Himalayas and local culture. Our guide has been and done this trek many times so they will lead on the right and easier trail.  Our porters are dedicated to their work and love to be in the Himalayas in nature. They are very friendly and always smile on the trail. 

Safety for this Trek

Safety for Trekking to Dhaulagiri is recommended! This is not common trekking in Nepal. This is an Adventure trip in The Himalayas so we must have to be well prepared and must be safe for the trek. Our team will carry all the needed safety equipment for the trekking. Our team will carry, a 200m rope, ice axe, crampons, disposable oxygen tank, helmet, ice screws, and carabiners. Safety is more priority for any adventure in The Himalayas. We can be safe and minimize the problems in the Himalayas with the safety equipment. 

Acclimatize Days

Acclimatization days on the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek are necessary. Acclimatization days help our body to adjust to the climate and high altitude. One day Acclimatization day at Italian Camp is built for this trek. One day Acclimatization will help a lot in adjusting our body in high altitude. On the Acclimatization day, our guide will lead up to the viewpoint after breakfast. The trail leads up to the viewpoint. The narrow trail to the top is about 2.5 hours walking distance. You will spend 30-40 minutes at the top to acclimatize your body to the high altitude then back to the Italian Camp. Then have Lunch and rest for the day. Hiking on the high and sleeping on the low helps a lot our body to adjust in the Himalayas. 

How about Altitude Sickness on this Trek?

Altitude sickness is due to the fast climbing to higher altitudes ( 500-1000 m or more) due to the less amount of oxygen that occurs at high altitudes. There is not an exact cause of the Altitude sickness to the human being. We must be aware of it and have knowledge about Altitude sickness while on the adventure trekking in the Himalayas. If we know and identify the symptoms in the early phase we can minimize the risk and recover from it.

The major cause of Altitude sickness is less oxygen in our body. But in the same place, some get a problem and some feel normal. It hasn’t any requirements or points for getting altitude sickness in the Himalayas. Some Sherpas who have climbed Mt. Everest a couple of times also get altitude sickness at the Everest base camp and other little peaks. So it depends on our body. Our guide helps to minimize the risk of High Altitude sickness on the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Here are the types of Altitude Sickness:


Acute mountain sickness is the most common form of altitude sickness. Because more people are now traveling to areas of high altitude for fun, to see the Himalayas, and to professional sports, for example, trekking, climbing, and hiking. Acute mountain sickness has become a common public health concern. Roughly half of the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking area, two-thirds of trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit, and half of the people who go to the Everest region for trekking get acute altitude sickness.

The more dangerous form of altitude sickness is high-altitude pulmonary edema. This kind of illness causes fluid build-up within the lungs.  In this condition, people find it very difficult to breathe. Normally, this happens after two nights spent at a high altitude, but sometimes it can happen earlier or later.


High-altitude pulmonary edema happens very quickly. If we don’t treat on time, it can progress to respiratory system collapse and ultimately to death. This is the number one cause of death from altitude sickness in the mountain. In these cases, people don’t feel any pain so people push up to high and people pass away while they sleep at night. This is one of the most dangerous cases of Altitude sickness. 


The severe form of altitude sickness is high altitude cerebral edema, in this case, fluid builds up in the brain. As the brain swells with fluid, the person gets a really bad headache and a bad mental state changes. The people will have a really bad headache and people can’t make the right decision in this situation. So we mustn’t listen to him/her in this case. We should go down as soon as possible with safety. If the person stays at the same altitude he/ she will Loss coordination and, finally, death can. To avoid this stage we must be careful in the first phase and use diamonds as preventive safety. 

Communication on Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is an adventurous, remote, and camping trek to the mountain so there is not any communication system after Italian Camp. Until the Italian Camp we can communicate with friends and family through the NTC ( Nepal Telecom) network then for 5 days we will be out of connection with the world. So for safety in the worst case, we need to carry a satellite phone on this trek. Also, there is no wifi after Baglung City until Marpha to celebrate the successful Dhaulagiri Circuit trek with friends and family. So this trek is a totally wild trek to the mountain which connects us more with nature and disconnects with the world for a few weeks!

Electricity and charging

Dhauligiri Circuit Trek is an almost complete camping trek in the remote Dhaulagiri region. On the lower part of the trek, we can charge our phones and cameras at the local houses by paying a few rupees. But in the high Himalayas, there is not any way to charge our phones/cameras and torch lights. So we highly recommend carrying a solar panel and power bank. Then you could hang your little solar panel on your day bag and charge the power bank, camera, and mobiles. 

About Travel Insurance

While trekking in the high Himalayas you might get unexpected problems and need to be evacuated to the hospital in the worst case. And the cost of evacuating and medical will be very expensive so we recommend having insurance that covers the high Himalayas. Please buy the insurance in your own country before you fly out to Nepal. Because you can’t buy it in Nepal. The insurance for guides and porters is included by the company. 

 Things to tell us before

If you are taking any lifelong medicine or had a current operation or another lifelong disease please let us know in advance. Also please notify us that you're vegetarian, Vegan, or Non- Veg. Then we can make a food plan for a camping trip.