Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek explores a wild, remote and off-the beaten track area of the Nepal Himalaya. The trek has the classic start down in the farming villages of the Himalayan foothills - terraced hillsides and children everywhere and climbs through a series of climate zones into an increasingly empty landscapes as remote and wild as it is beautiful.
Dhaulagiri is a real adventure trekking. It takes you places beyond the imagination of the most people back home, forces you to confront your own physical and mental limitations and hits you with the unexpected. This is obviously a great trek and I would recommend it but there are just a few things to be aware of. Dhaulagiri is a tough trekking despite the fact that the days are not that long, you have two acclimatization days and you only spend two nights above 5000m. Unlike trips around Everest and the Khumbu valley you are camping all the way and don't have the option of getting warmed up in a teahouse. It is cold, particularly at night and for five days you are sleeping either on a glacier or on snow. Dhaulagiri trek is the combination of altitude and cold that make the trek particularly tiring. It's worth nothing that this is not a popular trip with the porters and the only way to get them to carry the loads over the French Pass Col is to pay them more money. Round Dhaulagiri trek starts at Beni and then follows the Myagdi Khola river passing through beautiful Gurung villages with terraced fields framed by views of the Dhaulagiri massif.