Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek - 27 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 27 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 5,360m/17,585ft. Walking Per Day: 6-7 hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Fair Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-15
Mode: Tea-House/Tent-Camp Culture: Magar Culture, Gurung Culture, Thakali Culture, Mixed Culture

The seventh most significant mountains on the planet, Mt. Dhaulagiri stands tall at the elevation of 8,167 meters above sea level. Trekking around the gigantic Himalayan Peak Dhaulagiri is a standout amongst the most arduous treks. The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek plus Upper Mustang Trek is intended just to fit people wishing to go on isolated demanding trekking in Nepal in the lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri along with exploring around the heavenly hidden kingdom of Upper Mustang. On this trekking trail, you can get the chance to explore the surprising lifestyle and culture of Gurung and Magar people, astounding panoramas and nearly extinct wildlife and vegetations.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath
      • Pashupatinath
    • Highlights :
      • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu – Beni(900m/2,952ft)
    • Duration :10hrs Drive(297Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Dhading
      • Damauli
      • Pokhara
      • Kushma
      • Baglung
      • Beni
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Prithivi Highway
      • Kali Gandaki River Bank
      • Mountain Scenery 

     

  • Day 4 Beni – Dharapani(1,560m/5,118ft) via Darbang(1,180m/3,871ft)
    • Duration :3hrs Drive(44Km) and 4hrs Walk(9Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :380m/1,246ft
    • Location :
      • Beni
      • Tatopani
      • Babiyachaur
      • Darbang
      • Phedi
      • Dharapani
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Myagdi River Upstream
      • Farm Villages and Cultivated Lands with Terraces of Rice, Wheat, Barley and Mustard
      • Darbang Village – Gateway to Dhaulagiri and Dhorpatan
      • Moderate Hiking
      • Fabulous views of Putali and Ghurja Himal, adjoining Dhaulagiri massif chain of mountains

     

  • Day 5 Dharapani – Mudi/Muri(1,720m/5,645ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs Walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :440m/1,445ft
    • Descend :280m/920ft
    • Location :
      • Dharapani
      • Sibang
      • Phaliyagaon
      • Mudi/Muri
    • Highlights :
      • Myagdi River
      • Traditional Villages
      • Pun-Magar Settlement
      • Dense Forests
      • Terraced Fields
      • Blissful Nature
      • Fresh Air
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Bamboo Trees

     

  • Day 6 Mudi/Muri – Dobang Kharka(2,520m/8,268ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs Walk(13-14Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Descend :150m/492ft
    • Ascend :945m/3,100ft
    • Location :
      • Mudi/Muri
      • Naura
      • Bagar(Boghara)
      • Lipsaba(Lipsa)
      • Plangkos Kharka
      • Dobang Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Bushes
      • Wildlife
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Off-the-beaten trail
      • Rhododendron Forests
      • Blissful Nature
      • Wooden Bridges
      • Myagdi Khola – Clear Water
      • Fresh Air
      • Small Settlements
      • Cattles
      • Mountain Scenery

     

  • Day 7 Dobang Kharka – Soligari(3,100m/10,170ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs Walk(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :580m/1,902ft
    • Location :
      • Dobang Kharka
      • Myagdi Khola
      • Soligari 
    • Highlights :
      • Forests like Natural Botanical Garden
      • Wildlife including Deer, Langurs, Yaks
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Wooden Bridges
      • Konabain Khola
      • Myagdi Khola
      • Bamboo Forest

     

  • Day 8 Soligari – Italian Base Camp(3,660m/12,007ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs Walk(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :560m/1,1837ft
    • Location :
      • Soligari
      • Puchhar Base Camp
      • American Base Camp
      • Italian Base Camp 
    • Highlights :
      • Follow a trail to the Terminal Moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier
      • Enter the Glacier
      • Bamboo Forests
      • Wildlife including Langoor, Himalayan Thar, Deers etc
      • Marvellous view of Dhaulagiri Ranges 

     

  • Day 9 Acclimatization Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Location :
      • Italian Base Camp 
    • Highlights :
      • Day Hike
      • “Climb Higher, Sleep Lower” 

     

  • Day 10 Italian Base Camp – Japanese Base Camp(3,890m/12,762ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs Walk(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :230m/754ft
    • Location :
      • Italian Base Camp
      • Swiss Base Camp
      • French Base Camp
      • Japanese Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Dhaulagiri West Icefall Glacier Walk
      • Cross a Huge Breach in the Moraine
      • Blissful Nature
      • Crevasses
      • Moraine Glacier
      • Frozen Debris of a Massive Avalanche Fan
      • Sherpas – the Expertise of the Mountains
      • Large Bivouac Cave
      • Marvellous View of Dhaulagiri I, Manapathi and Tsaurabong

     

  • Day 11 Japanese Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Base Camp(4,748m/15,577ft)
    • Duration :5hrs Walk(9Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :858m/2,815ft
    • Location :
      • Japanese Base Camp
      • Chhonbardan Glacier
      • Dhaulagiri Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier Walk
      • View of Tukuche Peak
      • Stony Ground
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Prayer Flags
      • Icicles View
      • Sounds of Avalanches
      • Moving Glacier
      • Low Temperature
      • Astonishing View of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri IV
      • Ice Glacier of Dhaulagiri North-East Col
      • Overnight at Ice Glacier Camp

     

  • Day 12 Dhaulagir Base Camp – Hidden Valley Camp(5,140m/16,863ft) via French Col Pass(5,360m/17,585ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs Walk(11-12Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :612m/2,007ft
    • Descend :220m/722ft
    • Location :
      • Dhaulagiri Base Camp
      • Tukuche Icefall
      • French Col Pass
      • Hidden Valley Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Crest of Massive Moraine Ridge
      • Open Slopes that leads to Crest of French Col
      • Cairns
      • Prayer Flags
      • Amazing View of Tukuche West, Dhaulagiri-I, Mukut Himal, Tashi Kang and Sita Chuchura
      • Lower Temperature Zone
      • Windy Valley
      • Technical Trail requiring Well-Equipped Preparation
      • Unique Nature
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • French Pass- Highest Elevation of this Trekking   

     

  • Day 13 Hidden Valley Camp – Yak Kharka(4,050m/13,287ft) via Dhampus Pass(5,200m/17,060ft)
    • Duration :8-9hrs Walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :60m/196ft
    • Descend :1,150m/3,772ft
    • Location :
      • Hidden Valley Camp
      • Dhampus Pass
      • Elevation Camp
      • Yak Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Charismatic View of Western Nepal
      • Desert-like Landscape
      • Close View of Dhaulagiri I including other Dhaulagiri Ranges
      • Tukuche Peak, Mustang Valley, Kaligandaki Valley and Nilgiri
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Blissful Nature
      • Prayer Flags
      • Yaks, Yak Shelters 
      • Touch the Tree-Line
      • Technical Trekking Trail
      • Cautious Trail

     

  • Day 14 Yak Kharka – Kagbeni(2,810m/9,220ft) via Jomsom(2,800m/9,186ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs Walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :1,240m/4,068ft
    • Location :
      • Yak Kharka
      • Alubari
      • Marpha
      • Jomsom
      • Ekle Bhatti
      • Kagbeni
    • Highlights :
      • Small Settlements
      • Downtown Area, Apple Orchids
      • Apple Garden
      • Agro-Farms
      • Kali Gandaki River Bank
      • Lowland Walk
      • Prayer Flags and Prayer Wheels
      • Mani Walls and Mani Stone
      • Windy Trail
      • Windy Valley
      • Monasteries
      • Jomsom-Capital Of Mustang
      • Jomsom Airport
      • Snow-Capped Mountain
      • Lofty Massif of above 8,000m
      • Kali Gandaki River
      • Clustered Village
      • Ancient Monasteries
      • Red Monastery
      • Exotic Arts
      • Thakali Culture
      • Salt Trade Route

     

  • Day 15 Kagbeni – Chele (3,100m/10,170ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :300m/984ft
    • Location :
      • Kagbeni
      • Tangbe
      • Chusang
      • Chele
    • Highlights :
      • Tibetan Culture
      • Complex Trails
      • Whitewashed Settlements
      • Marvelous Desert-like Landscapes
      • Cultivations
      • Apple Orchards
      • Nilgiri Mountains
      • Kali Gandaki River Bank

     

  • Day 16 Chele – Syanboche (3,800m/12,464ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :700m/2,300ft
    • Location :
      • Chele
      • Taklam la Pass(3,624m/11,888ft)
      • Dajong La Pass(3,660m/12,005ft)
      • Samar
      • Bhena La Pass(3,830m/12,563ft)
      • Syanboche
    • Highlights :
      • Steep Ascend Westwards
      • Deep Crayon
      • Gorge
      • Rocky Trail
      • Steep Descend on some section
      • Red Painted Cave Monastery or the Rangchyung Chorten, believed to have hosted the famed Buddhist saints Padmasambhava and Atisha centuries ago
      • Forests and gouges with a high vertical wall

     

  • Day 17 Syanbochen – Ghyami (3,520m/11,546ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :220m/725ft
    • Descend :500m/1,640ft
    • Location :
      • Syanbochen
      • Tamagaon
      • Chhungar
      • Jhaite
      • Nyi La Pass(4,020m/13,190ft)
      • Ghami La Pass(3,765m/12,350ft)
      • Ghyami
    • Highlights :
      • Cross one of the three passes – the Yanda La Pass
      • Distinctive Chortens painted with Buddhism’s auspicious symbols
      • Gompas
      • Sparsely Settled Village
      • Terraced Valley
      • Nyi La Pass
      • Ghami La Pass
      • Deserted Landscapes
      • Hills
      • Ghaymi village – the third largest settlement in the Mustang valley  

     

  • Day 18 Ghyami – Charang (3,560m/11,680ft)
    • Duration :4hrs(5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :350m/1,150ft
    • Descend :310m/1,020ft
    • Location :
      • Ghyami
      • Chinggel(Tsarang, Choya)La Pass(3,870m/12,695ft)
      • Charang(Sarang)
    • Highlights :
      • Visit Mustang’s longest Mani wall
      • Adorned with the carvings
      • Accompanied by the group of Chortens that mark the end of the valley

     

  • Day 19 Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,840m/12,600ft )
    • Duration :5-6hrs(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :390m/1,280ft
    • Descend :110m/362ft
    • Location :
      • Charang
      • Sungda La Chorten
      • Lo(Day) La Pass(3,950m/12,957ft)
      • Lo Mangthag
    • Highlights :
      • Famous Settlement of LoMangthang
      • Caharang Chu Canyon
      • Climb Steeply after Crossing River
      • Palace and Gompas
      • Barren Land
      • Ancient Fortress and Monasteries
      • Windy Pass
      • Small Bridge 

     

  • Day 20 Explore Lo-Mangthang
    • Duration :Whole Day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Places nearby Lo-Mangthang
    • Highlights :
      • Rich Culture
      • Sound Architecture Settlement
      • Well Preserved Legacy since the 14th Century
      • Walled City
      • Four Major Ancient Shrines
      • Brick-Red Jampa Lhakhang – the oldest Gompas
      • 50 Foot Large Clay Statue of Lord Buddha
      • 15th Century Old Thubchen Gompa and Choprang Gompa
      • Royal Palace of the Mustangi King
      • The Tall Champa Lakhang
      • Red Thugchen Gompa and Entrance Hall
      • Cave Village of Chosar
      • Deep Red Nyhu Gompa
      • Ancient Cave-Dwelling Sire of Jhong Cave
      • White-washed Villages
      • Old Fortress
      • Ruins of Ancient Palaces and Monuments
      • Teje Festival (End of March)

     

  • Day 21 Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar(3,810m/12,500ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :390m/1,280ft
    • Descend :410m/1,345ft
    • Location :
      • Lo-Mangthang
      • Marang Chongo La Pass(4,230m/13,875ft)
      • Ghar Gumba
      • Muila Bhanjyang(4,170m/13,680ft)
      • Drakmar
    • Highlights :
      • Forbidden City
      • Uphill Climb
      • Downhill to the Settlement of Drakmar
      • Ghar Gumba – Pure Virtue of Lo Nyingma Sect Scriptures of Padmashamva
      • Beautiful Rock Paintings
      • Myth(Local People Believe that the prayer in this shrine is surely heard)

     

  • Day 22 Dhakmar – Ghiling (3,570m/11,710ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :200m/656ft
    • Descend :450m/1,476ft
    • Location :
      • Dhakmar
      • Ghami
      • Ghami(Ghemi) La Pass(3,765m/12,350)
      • Nyi La Pass(4,020m/13,190ft)
      • Ghiling
    • Highlights :
      • Expedition
      • Villages
      • Impressive Old and Ancient Chortens and Monasteries
      • Gorgeous Landscapes

     

  • Day 23 Ghiling – Chele (3,100m/10,170ft)
    • Duration :6hrs(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :260m/853ft
    • Descend :740m/2,428ft
    • Location :
      • Ghiling
      • Bhena La Pass(3,830m/12,563ft)
      • Samar, Dajong La Pass(3,660m/12,005ft)
      • Taklam la Pass(3,624m/11,888ft)
      • Chele
    • Highlights :
      • Unique and Desert-Like Landscapes Decorated by Cultural Legacies and Glorious Mountain
      • Breathtaking Views of the Himalayas
      • Scenic Diversity and Interaction with the locals 

     

  • Day 24 Chele – Jomsom(2,700m/8,856ft)
    • Duration :7hrs(13-14Km
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :400m/1,315ft
    • Location :
      • Chele
      • Tangbe
      • Kagbeni
      • Ekle Bhatti
      • Jomsom
    • Highlights :
      • Strenuous Physical Walking
      • Reach the Settlement in Kagbeni(Special Permit Exit Point)
      • Mark the end of the Upper Mustang Trail and Join Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail
      • Historical Essence
      • Exotic Arts and Sculpture which is renowned as Bamfu Culture
      • Pony Ride

     

  • Day 25 Fly back to Pokhara and Explore
    • Duration :25mins Flight
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :1,877m/6,157ft
    • Location :
      • Jomsom
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Flight
      • Lake City
      • Hotspot for Adventurous Activities and Gateway for Several Trekking Expeditions in and around Annapurna region


       

     

  • Day 26 Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Duration :200Km (5-6hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :710m/2,329ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Malekhu
      • Dhading
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Farewell Dinner in the evening

     

  • Day 27 Departure Day

     

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