Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
I plan to do Dhaulagiri Circuit (clockwise) in 10-14 walking days.
After that attemp to cross Meskanoto pass (Tilicho Lake) from Marpha-Jomson side (to Manang with exit via Thorung La) in 3 days pass + 3 days exit to Marpha. Rest days in Marpha – about 3.
To Marpha from Ktm is about 3 days local transport. My intention is to get back to Ktm or Pokhara few days before November starts. I do not want to hire a guide but this is not a show-stopper – if my partners will be willing to have a guide and porters I am ok with that and will share costs.
Dhaulagiri Trek means about 7 days of autonomy and difficult terrain and weather conditions so only experienced people are welcome. Prior acclimatization is important (I personally will be trekking in Himalaya since July) but not mandatory.
If I couldn’t find a partner for either part till late August I will probably change my plans due to security reasons.
Dhampus Peak summit is an option.