Dhaulagiri Round Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek around the Dhaulagiri massif (8167m) which is also the seventh highest mountain in the world. The trekking in this region is comparatively strenuous and you have to be physically fit and have some trekking experience. The trail goes through icy glaciers, snow-covered slopes, and lateral moraines, so only a true adventurer can complete this trek.
The trail of Dhaulagiri Round Trek goes through terraced fields connected to some of the mountain villages where you will see tea houses, shops, and also get to witness daily lifestyle and culture of the people of Magar, Gurung, and Thakali communities. You will also walk through rocky paths, dense forests, and suspension bridges. You will witness stunning views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m), Dhaulagiri IV (7661m), and Dhaulagiri V (7618m) during this trek. Many parts of the trail are capped with snow and glaciers as it crosses French Col (5300m), traverses the top of Hidden Valley, and crosses Thapa Pass (5200m). The amazing French Pass (5300m) is the highest point of this trek and also the connecting dot between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna regions.
The trek features some of the prominent places of the Annapurna region such as Marpha, Tatopani, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill, a famous vantage point to witness the glory of the high Himalayas along with a stunning sunrise. All in all, Dhaulagiri Round Trek is a beautiful blend of nature and adventure in an off-the-beaten trail that awaits keen explorers.