The Dhaulagiri Circuit trip takes you through high alpine meadows, deserted valleys, high windswept mountains, forests, and cultivated terraced gradients. This is a difficult journey that includes the Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 4,740m and crosses two crossings, the French Pass at 5,360m and the Dhampus Pass at 5,200m. The benefits of this climb, with strong stamina and basic mountaineering abilities, include breathtaking views of Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), Dhaulagiri III (7,715m), and Dhaulagiri V (7,618m).
Dhaulagiri is located over the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki, and the circular path offers breathtaking views of the whole Dhaulagiri mountain. Dhaulagiri, identified in 1808 and being at 8,167m, was regarded to be the highest peak in the world until Kanchenjunga took that honor 30 years later; eventually taken away by Mount Everest! The Dhaulagiri Circuit path was found in the 1950s by a French expedition, which gave rise to the French Pass, which goes into the isolated Hidden Valley.
The circuit path passes past communities with landscaped farmland, as well as rivers and gorges, glaciers, and moraine. With plenty of time to acclimate before tackling the high passes, there will be plenty of opportunities to take in the breathtaking mountain scenery.