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Mount Dhaulagiri 8,167m (26,795 ft) is the world’s seventh tallest peak. This Himalayan massif is located in north-central Nepal’s Dhaulagiri zone and northwest of Pokhara. In Sanskrit, Dhaula means white and Giri means beautiful. Unknowingly until the discovery of Mt. Kanchenjunga, it was rated as the highest peak. The first successful expedition to Dhaulagiri came in 1960 when it was climbed by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nyima Dorji and Nawang Dorji, members of a Swiss / Austrian expedition. The crest of Dhaulagiri stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers & icefalls. Several pyramid-shaped peaks rise up around the principal crest. The Dhaulagiri Expedition lasts for nearly 7 weeks including a 4,750 m week-long trek to the basecamp. Even though there are more than six different routes to climb, Dhaulagiri is a difficult mountain and a complex climb irrespective of the path involving a high skill level. The traditional path to climb Dhaulagiri is via the North East Ridge and is climbed over basecamp with other 3 camps. The scenery is breathtaking and the demanding trek crosses many mountain passes, including French Pass (5,360 m), Thapa Pass (5,200 m). Besides Dhaulagiri base camp trek, you will get a wonderful opportunity to explore the beautiful lifestyle and culture of Magar, Gurung and Thakali community. Dhaulagiri region is considered one of the most remote areas in Nepal with an array of Himalayan hills, deep valleys, high passes and sweeping views. The path through the Trans-Himalayas is calm, peaceful and full of adventure and excitement. The Dhaulagiri expedition that includes many 7,000 m peaks is perfect for those who are looking for a thrilling and challenging trek through remote highlands, rugged terrain and off the beaten track.

Trip Details

Departure/Return Location Kathmandu
Accommodation Climbing Permit
Climbing Sherpa Oxygen
not included
International airfare
Personal climbing equipment's
Summit Bonus

  Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2-3: Kathmandu for official procedures and preparation day for the expedition
  • Day 4: Drive to Beni
  • Day 5: Trek to Phaliya Gaon
  • Day 6: Trek to Muri
  • Day7: Trek to Boghara
  • Day 8: Trek to Dobang
  • Day 9: Trek to Italian Base Camp
  • Day 10: Italian Base Camp rest day
  • Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
  • Day 12-40: Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Day 41: Trek to French Col
  • Day 42: Cross French Col
  • Day 43: Cross Dhampus Pass
  • Day 44: Trek to Tukuche
  • Day 45: Drive to Beni
  • Day 46: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 47: De-briefing at Department of Tourism
  • Day 48: Departure for home

Inclusion & exclusion

Cost Includes:
    • All airport/hotel transfer
    • 5 Nights Accommodation at 3 Star Category Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
    • All domestic flights and transportation cost for member, guides and equipment’s from KTM-Dhaulagiri BC-KTM (per person 30 kg luggage allowed-climbing equipment)
    • Helicopter flight from Takam-Dhaulagiri Base Camp-Takam
    • All necessary paper work including National park fees, Trekking permit & Dhaulagiri climbing permit
    • Professional cook and kitchen staff at Base Camp, their equipment allowance and salary
    • 1 climbing Sherpa guide to each climber; salary and equipment allowance for Sherpa guides
    • Liaison Officer’s fee
    • Adequate numbers of porters for carrying food, kitchen and dining equipment’s and climbing equipment
    • Food and accommodation during trek & climb
    • All kitchen and dining equipment’s, sleeping tents & mattresses, toilet tent and shower tent at base camp
    • 4 bottles of 4 ltr Poisk oxygen for member and 3 bottles for Sherpa and Top-Out Masks- regulators and back up masks (extra oxygen use USD 500 per bottle)
    • Availability of second attempt oxygen supplies
    • Garbage deposit US$3,000 management
    • All necessary group climbing equipment’s such as rope, snow pickets, etc.
    • High quality tents, high altitude food, Primus gas and sets for high camps
    • Solar panels for charging photo equipment and computer at Base Camp
    • Communication in base camp[satellite phone($3 per minute) & walkie-talkie]
    • Insurance (including rescue) for all Nepali Staff
    • Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag, cap and trekking map
    • Travel and rescue arrangements
    • Special welcome & farewell dinner
Cost Excludes:
    • International airfare
    • Nepal visa fee
    • Meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast, welcome & farewell dinner
    • Personal climbing equipments
    • Summit bonus minimum USD $ 1000
    • Insurance of member
    • Emergency Medical Evacuation Cost
    • Personal nature expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge etc.)
    • Other extra expenses which are not mentioned in above ‘Cost Include’ section
    • Tips for base camp staffs