Dhaulagiri Expedition


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Expedition Summary

    1. Dhaulagiri expedition duration days: 52 Days
    2. Expedition difficulty: Extreme Technical
    3. Mount Dhaulagiri I Height: 8,167m / 26,795 feet
    4. Climb hours: 6 Hours average
    5. Climber Group Size: 2 – 8 People
    6. Best for Summit climb: May to October Month
    7. Trip Mode: Full board Tent Camping
    8. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Jeep / Car / Flight

Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition is rarely attempting mountain, the world’s seventh-highest mountain to climb. The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal broadens 120-kilo meters (70 miles) from the Kali Gandaki River west to the Bheri. Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545 feet) is 34 km (21 miles) east of Dhaulagiri. This massif is limited on the north and southwest by feeders of the Bheri River and on the southeast by the Myagdi Khola.

Mount Dhaulagiri summit is the seventh tallest peak on the planet situated at an elevation of 8,167 meters (26,795 feet) above ocean level. The most elevated and hardest to climb Dhaulagiri peaks, located inside the Nepalese borders.

Dhaulāgirī is the Nepali name for the mountain which comes from Sanskrit where dhawala implies astonishing, white, delightful, and Giri implies mountain. Dhaulagiri I is the highest mountain among four other Dhaulagiri summits. Mt. Dhaulagiri is first additionally the most elevated place of the Gandaki waterway bowl.

The Kali Gandaki River streams between the two in the Kaligandaki Gorge, supposed to be the world’s deepest Gorge. The town of Pokhara is south of the Annapurnas peaks, a significant local community and a gateway for climbers and adventurers visiting the two territories just as a vacationer location by its own doing.

For the first time in the expedition history, most ascends have followed the upper east edge expedition route of the primary ascend, however, climbs have been produced using most bearings. Starting in 2007, 358 climbers summited and 58 fatalities, which is a culmination to a casualty pace of 16.2%.

Likewise, Somewhere in the range of 1950 and 2006, 2.88% of 2,016 undertaking individuals and staff going above headquarters on Dhaulagiri I kicked the bucket. On each of the 8,000 meter tops in Nepal, the death rate was overall 1.63%.

The Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is within the Annapurna Conservation Area, so you will need an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit. ACAP permits can obtain at either the Kathmandu or Pokhara tourism offices. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including Around Dhaulagiri Trek and Annapurna circuit hike .

The Dhaulagiri summit is impressive and the summit offers a gorgeous view of Dhaulagiri summits itself and some other supreme Annapurna mountains. They are Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri – Blue Mountain, and Annapurna peaks. The summit of Dhaulagiri is a really beautiful point with stunning 360º views and nothing higher around.

Dhaulagiri base camp trek route

Therefore, before climbing of Dhaulagiri summit, we advise you highly that you complete at least two to five high-altitude climbing expeditions. High himalayan mountains are Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) , Chulu East Peak , Island Peak , and Lobuche East Climbing are all great preparation.

Guided or non-guided

A coordination just undertaking will be a cheaper way yet you should act naturally adequate on the mountain. Guiding trips clearly incorporate an episode for the guide, which is more expensive for a Western guide comparing to a Nepali Sherpa Guides.

Bottled oxygen or not

The vast majority is bottled oxygen yet for the rare sorts of people who don’t, it’s saving. One bottled costs around US$ 465 and most customers utilize seven on a standard endeavor.


Mount Dhaulagiri expedition itinerary details.

Our Dhaulagiri Mountain expedition 42 days itinerary is just a sample plan. Expedition in the Dhaulagiri climbing itinerary is very special. As per our past climber’s suggestion, we have design the Dhaulagiri expedition itinerary cautiously to allow for gradually ascending and proper acclimatization. If the itinerary is not suitable for you, we modify the expedition travel plan as per your request and the duration of the holiday. We are happy to send you the detailed expedition travel plan at your request.

1 Day Arrival day in Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel in Thamel

Landing in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). We will receive you with private vehicle. Transfer to the hotel in Thamel serve with breakfast plan.

2 Day Preparation, briefings, last-minute shopping, and permit formalities.

Meet the climbing guide and prepare the trusted climbing gears. In the afternoon briefings about Dhaulagiri Ist expedition. Climbing & expedition permit formalities and pack up the last-minute rental gears.

3 Day Fly to Pokhara. And drive to Beni Bazaar (899m/2,950 feet), 6 hours

Landing in Pokhara airport. Drive to Beni bazaar of Myagdi district and meet the entire expedition team. Stay overnight at hotel.

04 Day Beni to Babiachor hiking (950m/3,107 feet), 5 hours

The climbing team pack their expedition gears and ready to leave Beni Bazaar. The Mountain trail heads west along the north bank of the Myagdi Khola through the Beni Mangalghat village to Singa and Tatopani natural hot spring. Walk to the bridge over the village to the south bank of the river, the journey makes a little half loop before crossing another bridge, near Simalchour village, back to the north bank from where it continues to the Babichor village. Overnight in a tent camp.

05 Day Dharapani trekking (1,400m/4,578 feet), 6 hours

We follow valley broadens and terraced hills on both sides of the river and you pass Shahashradhara village, cross the Duk Khola and walk through fields arriving at Ratorunga. Continue hike over the nature path goes to the narrow valley again and terraces disappear on the riverside. Furthermore, the nature trail leads us to continue to the Dharapani village for overnight at tents.

06 Day Dharapani to Muri trekking (1,850m/6,050 feet), 6 hour

Cross the river to west Bank as you leaves Phedi starts to climb many switch-backs until you arrive the viewpoint. Climb steeply to the Muri village and continues to Sibang and Mattie. Continue up an incline to the snout of the ridge, descend to the Gatti Khola and reach Phalai Gaon. Cross Dhara Khola to once again emerge on the west bank of the Myagdi river & climb a ridge to the large Magar at Muri village.

07 Day Muri to Boghara trek (2,080m/6,802 feet), 7 hours

Continue walk across the terraced fields before climbing a ridgeline to reach the pass from where you can see mount Ghustung South (6,465 m) and view of the breathtaking landscape. Descend to the Myagdi river and trek along with the West Bank to the Naura village, from where you will climb a little before traversing a grassy hill climb a steep slope with switchbacks, descend through the forest and terraced fields to Boghara for the overnight.

08 DayDobang Trekking (2,520m/8,240 feet), 6 hours

The nature path leads us to a high winding path that crosses a rocky area and descends before climbing again to Lipshe. Continue hike through the forest to Lapche Kharka and climbs to the Dobang to set up a campsite to stay overnight.

09 DayDobang to Choriban Khola trek (3,110m/10,170 feet), 6 hours

Cross a wooden bridge and gradual ascend forest with chirping melody of birds and some wildlife. And soon the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) becomes visible through breaks in the trees. We descend and ascend through the woods, rocky area and cross a stream to Choriban Khola.

10 DayItalian Base Camp Trek (3,660m/11,968 feet), 7 hours

We have to walk slowly in our own speed to get better acclimatization. Glacier trail Himalayas follows to the terminal moraine of the Chhonbarban Glacier and enters the glacier from the right side. Travelers can see an excellent view of Mount Tukuche Peak (6,837 m); at the far end while the impressive Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) north flank dominates the skyline to the right. Sooner, you reach Italian Base Camp (3,660 m), a tough hike to reach for a campsite. Italian base camp offers breathtaking scenery of mountains; Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 m), and Dhaulagiri V (7,618 m).

11 DayAcclimatization day. Base Camp Hike day tour.

There are several things to do on your hikes at the Italian base camp. Tourists can stay and walk a little to reserve their energy. Otherwise, spend a day here in order to acclimatize to adjust to thinning of the air is a must. We advise that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be “tuned” for the even higher altitudes. You can hike around with mighty glaciers, and charming rocky landscapes.

12 DayDhaulagiri Base Camp Trek (4,740m/15,500 feet), 7 hours.

Today is one of the most adventure days to Dhaulagiri base camp. Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) north face dominates the skyline to your right and Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m) to the west offers you true nature beauties. The impressive ice fall that descends from the northeast col in front of us is another attraction for us.

13 – 44 Day Dhaulagiri Summit Expedition days (8,167m/ 26,795 feet), 6 hours

Dhaulagiri Summit Expedition climbing days (starting from Dhaulagiri base camp (BDC) & Dhaulagiri summit day and return at the base camp. Base camp cleaning days.

45 DayTrek the Hidden Valley via Dhampus Pass (5,210m/17,037 feet). Descend to Yak Kharka (3,680m), 7 hours

The trek for Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka via climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche-prone slopes and descends steep rocky small adventures trail. I personally did the Dhaulagiri circuit trek in 2018 leading the Swiss trekkers, my experience is avalanches, lakes, and glacier walks are the top unforgettable things to do on Glacier. But the view of mountains and natural beauty is still unbelievable to Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka stays the best place to set up a camping site to achieve amazing landscapes and Annapurna territory mountains.

46 DayTrek Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2,710m/8,862 feet), 6 hours.

Today we descend all the way to the Marpha village; famous traditional salt traders Thakali inhabitant, on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Marpha is home to many apple orchards and as well as all the various food and brandy products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that offers you to test some in the distillery and can buy. We continue north, up to the Kali Gandaki valley to the Jomsom town for the overnight stay. Final night celebration party with the Dhaulagiri mountain expedition team because from the next days, the climbers will not be together with other hiking groups.

47 DayFly from Jomsom to Pokhara with the view of Annapurna massive, 25 minute

The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight from being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.

As you are landing in Pokhara, we take a private car to visit some of the most impressive touristic places in Pokhara town. They are Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor cave, Boating on Phewa Lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple, and return to Pokhara airport to take a connecting flight to Kathmandu town. Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel in Thamel, the main tourism downtown of Kathmandu.

48 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.


How much does the Mount Dhaulagiri expedition cost?

The Mount Dhaulagiri expedition cost US$ 18,875 is the standard expedition price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, the expedition trip price will vary according to expedition group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 5-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Mount Dhaulagiri 1st expedition cost includes:

  • Airport transportation as per your arrival date to join the Dhaulagiri I expedition.
  • 4-star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed with Breakfast plan
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara, Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu airfare as per the expedition itinerary.
  • Jeep transfer from Pokhara Airport to Beni Bazaar one way according to the above climbing plan.
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing dhaulagiri Ist
  • Dhaulagiri I summiteers climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 climber’s ratio)
  • Required number of porters as per the expedition group size.
  • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar, etc for the Dhaulagiri Ist expedition.
  • Dhaulagiri I expedition peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit fee for the expedition.
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses while on the Dhaulagiri 1 climbing expedition.
  • Expedition Manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their types of equipment, daily wages, food, insurance, etc.
  • All camping gear including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen and toilet tent, etc
  • Mountain Hardware high altitude tents while on climbing the Dhaulagiri I mountain
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on the Dhaulagiri first expedition.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb.
  • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) All necessary climbing hardware group equipment
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency (pay guest).

Mount Dhaulagiri First expedition cost excludes :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu town.
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance.
  • Dhaulagiri Summit bonus US$ 500 USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charge for Sat phone, communication equipment and commercial filming while on Dhaulagiri I expedition.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and showers en route.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipments ..
  • Personal nature expenses, any types of alcoholic drink and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected).
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above.
Group join

We can organize a private Mount Dhaulagiri 1st expedition starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal?.

Answer: Yes sure. Supply us your flight details, We will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: What sort of accommodation can I expect on the Mount Dhaulagiri 1st expedition?.

Answer: You will have tent accommodation while on trekking and climbing days.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in the Mount Dhaulagiri expedition?.

Answer: Our professional cook cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian foods. They are like noodles, potatoes, Pasta, tuna bakes, eggs, bread, soups, fresh vegetable rice until base camp. From base camp to Dhaulagiri expedition days, Tourists will have climbing foods. They are depending upon the available seasons. We serve food with hot drinks such as tea/coffee.

Question: How do I get drinking water on expedition Dhaulagiri Himalaya?.

Answer: We serve you pure drinking water after purifying using AQUA TABS while on camping days.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Climbing Dhaulagiri?

Answer: We can help you to arrange a satellite phone to call in an emergency and you pay per call basis. So, you can acquire telephone services.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance. We recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. About US$ 7,000 non-refund­able deposit upon con­fir­ma­tion of your eli­gi­bil­i­ty to join the expedition. US$ 11,875 non-refund­able bal­ance due 100 days pri­or to departure. Likewise, If you transfer money to our bank account, you should pay also the bank service charge.

No refunds on the deposit, nor bal­ance pay­ment will be pro­vid­ed for expe­di­tion due to the huge expense incurred planning/​facilitating such an expedition. And the rest of the payment, you can pay on your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage?.

Answer: We do provide high-altitude porter / sherpa to transfer your luggage depending upon the group size.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gears?.

Answer: Hiring the best expedition gear is a must as you go 8,000 mountain climbing. The branded gears are high-priced as their life is longer than cheaper gears. Nevertheless, If you have those climbing gears at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent or buy gears in Kathmandu.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 & 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 12 to 15 US$ each day is almost enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are in Kathmandu.


Mount Dhaulagiri expedition highlights

  • Discover the eye catching sights of Dhaulagiri mountains including Annapurna Range…etc.
  • The summit of Dhaulagiri offers the best scenery of popular mountains in Annapurna chain.
  • Experience the Eight thousander (8,000 meters) mountains climbing and super popular hiking trail.

Adventure Dhaulagiri Climbing Permit Cost

Dhaulagiri expedition permit fees depend upon the climbing season that you apply to attempt. Normally the climbing permit cost in the spring season is US$ 1800, in the autumn season US$ 900 and for the winter and summer season is US$ 450 per person. In addition, there are other fees for example a garbage fee of $3,000 for a group.

Mount Dhaulagiri first expedition notice.

The Dhaulagiri expedition information stated above is just a standard template guideline. The expedition plan is possible to tailor at your request to accommodate your specific terms. Local politics, landslides, local flight cancellation, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are out of our control can result in an adjustment of the travel schedule.

It is, nonetheless, improbable that the schedule would be generously adjusted. On the off chance that adjustments are essential, the explorer will choose the best elective choice, thinking about the best worries of the entire gathering. Where a change happens, we do all that we can to limit its impact, yet we can’t be liable for the after-effects of changes or postpone them.

What makes Mount Dhaulagiri 1st expeditions special?”

Opportunities for adventure climbing and expeditions are scattered all over the planet Earth. You just need to recognize where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the climbing trail better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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