Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
Hey! I am looking to do an adventure, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, a challenging trek that circles the seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri, and goes over a 5,400m mountain pass. Despite being named the best trek in the world (!) by Adventure Travel Magazine (http://www.themountaincompany.co.uk/assets/Adventure-Travel-FULL_1585_2.pdf), you are able to hike in solitude, since it is harder than most popular treks (Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp) and requires camping.
If you are not familiar with the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek, here are the basics: it starts at 870m and goes over a 5,400m mountain pass, 180km, ~17 days (incl. acclimatization), glacier travel, but no technical climbing. There’s an option to do Dhampus Peak (6,060m) as part of the trek. More info:
There are tour companies offering organized treks. With them, you are together with twelve other clients, and 40-50 porters, guides, cooks and other staff. That’s a huge group, and I have something else in mind. I wish to do this as independent as possibly, with one or two trekking partners, hiring perhaps only a guide for safety and maybe one porter to share some of the loads.
If you are interested, please drop me a note! I am 25 years old and from Germany.
(Before doing the Dhaulagiri Circuit, I will probably do an unguided teahouse trek, e.g. EBC. I’m open to partnering up on that, too)Reply