Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek (Hidden Valley Trek): A Complete Outline Itinerary

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek widely known as Hidden Valley Trek is one of the most interesting treks in Nepal, thanks to its challenging altitude, extreme remoteness and tough walking conditions.

Mt Dhaulagiri

Mt Dhaulagiri

Mountain Dhaulagiri (8167 Meters)

Standing tall at the height of 8167 meters the Mt. Dhuaagri is the sevent height peak in the world. The Dhaulagiri range in Nepal extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This himalayas is bordered on the north and southwest by the Bheri River and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek (Hidden Valley Trek)

Popularly known as Hidden Valley Trek it begins at Beni on the Kali Gandaki River, this exciting trekking route climbs the stunning and well-preserved valley of the Myagdi Khola River which flows southwards from the heart of the Dhaulagiri Himal (Mountain). As the trek begins, it winds through low alpine forest to alpine zone and finally emerges out to isolate Himalayan Regions where at places trekkers can literally touch the magnificent Dhaulagiri.

This trek offers an amazing view of Dhaulagiri enormous south face, Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and other beautiful snow capped mountains peaks. The trail follows glaciers and crosses through snow capped passes, blossoming valley, beautiful landscape, Jomosom- Muktinath trail and Rhododendron forest.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel; Evening welcome dinner

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and trek preparation day

Day 3: Drive to Beni via Pokhara 282 km 8-9 hrs drive

Day 4: Drive and trek to Darbang 2-3 hrs drive 3-4 hrs trek

Day 5: Trek to Muri 6-7 hrs Trek

Day 6: Trek to Bagar 6 hrs Trek

Day 7: Trek to Dobang 6-7 hrs Trek

Day 8: Trek to Italian Base Camp 6-7 hrs Trek

Day 9: Rest day at Italian Base Camp

Day 10: Trek to Deposit Camp 5-6 hrs Trek

Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4-5 hrs Trek

Day 12: Trek to Hidden Valley via French Pass 5360m

Day 13: Rest day at Hidden Valley; Explore to Dhampus Peak Base Camp

Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka via Dhampus Pass 5250m 5-6 hrs Trek

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom via Marpha 5-6 hrs Trek

Day 16: Fly to Pokhara; Sightseeing tour of Pokhara

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu 200km 7-8 hrs drive

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu; Evening farewell dinner

Day 19: Depart Kathmandu

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