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Dhaulagiri Expedition

59 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 1+
Best Season
2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. Camping Accommodation during Expedition
3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route



Dhaulagiri I has been termed as the ‘White Mountain’ because of its colossal mass of snow that dazzles any one at first sight. Dhaulagiri I is 8167m tall and is earth’s 7th highest mountain. Attempts were made to climb the peak since the 1950s, most notably by the French expedition team of Maurice Herzog. However it wasn’t until 1960 that the mountain was first summitted by a Swiss-Austrian expedition team led by Max Eiselin, Kurt Diemberger, P. Diener, E. Forrer, A. Schelbert, Nyima Dorje Sherpa and Nawang Dorje Sherpa.  The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass and French Col to approach the summit from the North – East Col. Many expeditions after them have followed original the northeast ridge route though the mountain can be approached from most directions.
Dhaulagiri along with Annapurna forms the deepest gorge in the world. The Dhaulagiri Massif also boasts of one of the longest sections of the Himalayas.

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Trip Itinerary

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Preparation day for expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Stay overnight in Jomsom

Trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni. Stay overnight in tea house.

Day hike to Muktinath, back to Jomsom. Stay overnight in tea house

Trek to Yak Kharka/Alu bari. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Kalo pani. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Kalo Pani to Hidden Valley. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Hidden Valley to Dhauligir Base camp. Stay overnight at Camp.

Base camp. Stay overnight at Camp.

Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing period. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek back to Hidden Valley. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom. Stay overnight at Camp.

Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly out from Kathmandu.

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    • Airport pick-up and drop-off (domestic and international) services by private A/C vehicle.
    • 5 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed and Breakfast)
    • 4 star accommodation in Pokhara (Bed and Breakfast)
    • One full-day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
    • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing
    • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, hot shower etc.
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at Lodges/camp up to the Base Camp
    • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Dhaulagiri
    • Entry Permits for Conservation Area
    • Expedition royalty and permit fee of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri
    • Life, medical and evacuation insurance as well as equipments for the guides, porters and other staffs
    • One Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance
    • First aid kit
    • Satellite phone for communication available for members with the cost of US$4 per minute call
    • Individual tents for members available in the base camp
    • Solar panel for light and battery charger
    • Heater for dining tent at Base camp and for other necessary tents
    • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
    • Rescue assistance (In case of any emergency during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
    • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day)

Doesn't Include

    • Personal nature expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips
    • Sherpa summit bonus
    • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
    • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 as well as Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
    • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses
    • Video Filming Fees & Filming permit (for special camera)
    • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
    • Walkie-talkies Personal climbing gears
    • Meals above Base camp
    • Oxygen, mask & regulator
    • Garbage Disposal fee of US$3000 per group but refundable after the trip
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Climbing guides above Base Camp

    Equipments Required

    • Personal Gear: Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multitool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon.
    • Climbing Items: Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device, etc.

Equipment List

Mountaineering Equipment
Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer (Asender), Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears
Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items
Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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