The Dhaulagiri Circuit is a rugged trek to the west of the Annapurnas, starting from Pokhara and following the Myagdi Khola to its source at the Chhonbardan Glacier below the world’s seventh highest mountain.
From Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the foot of the north face, the trek takes you up the side of the glacier and over the French Col to enter “Hidden Valley”. This is an extremely remote hanging valley, the crossing of which gives this trek more of an expedition feel. From the Hidden Valley there is an option to climb the non-technical Dhampus Peak (6,060m). Under normal conditions the standard route follows moderate snow slopes to the summit and can be attempted by those with ice axe and crampon experience. This is undoubtedly one of the toughest and finest treks in Nepal, suitable for those with previous high-altitude trekking experience, who are looking for a big challenge.
Dates: Sat 16 Apr – Fri 6 May 2016, Sun 16 Oct – Sat 5 Nov 2016
Price: £2,595 from UK, £1,895Joining in Kathmandu
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