- Dhaulagiri, (26,794 feet /8,167 meters) the seventh highest mountain in the world
- Dhaulagiri is derived from Sanskrit word “Dhaulagiri” which means dazzling white mountain
- Dhaulagiri stands next to a very deep Kali Gandaki gorge, which is a very low point, and it goes almost straight up from the gorge.
- Dhaulagiri was first climbed in the spring of 1960 by a Swiss-Austrian team and two Sherpas (16 members total) from Nepal.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek in Nepal is a challenging and strenuous trek that ventures off the beaten track to the foot of the world’s seventh-tallest mountain. Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8,000 m/26,246 ft peaks for climbing in the Himalayas. It is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain. Whereas, it upsurges to 7,000 m/22,965 ft over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the southeast in about 30 km of aerial distance. In 1960, a team of Swiss and Austrian mountaineers first climbed along the northeast ridge.
This less-trodden route offers adventures and remote experiences. You will also cross the largest conservation area of Nepal, the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is a domain to several exotic floras and faunas. You witness the raw nature and the breathtaking diverse mountain landscapes. This combines lush alpine vegetation on the lower, rugged rock outcrops, and pristine ice slopes on the higher area. The route passes through rugged terrain with astonishing natural beauty that very few visitors have ever witnessed.
Further, it circuits around the Dhaulagiri massif, via the French Pass. During your trek in the Dhaulagiri circuit, you will come across a miserable valley, called “hidden valley”, which is filled with freezing winds and challenging trails. This trek is more challenging than in other regions, but also worth trekking. Thus, the dramatic view of landscapes, glaciers, moraine, and mountains will keep you accompanied throughout the trek. The scenery is unforgettable and the challenging trek crosses several mountain passes, spending multiple nights camping in the wilderness.
Along with remote experience, you will experience the Magar and Thakali cultures as you pass by villages. For those who have sufficient time and want to trek the off-the-beaten trail, then you can explore more treks such as Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Makalu Base Camp and Limi Valley Trek.
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Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general ideas only.