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Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri Expedition

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Trip Facts

Duration : 43 Days Max-Altitude : 8,167 m Program Type : Camping Best Season : Sep- Oct, April- June Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

All price inclusive
$ 25,000 $ 22,900

Overview

Dhaulagiri Himal Expedition

Dhaulagiri Expedition is one of the most challenging expeditions in the world. an enormous mountain range in north-central Nepal. It is the highest mountain in Nepal. The peak of Dhaulagiri stretches for thirty miles. Providing this structure are the winding terrain, glaciers, and snow-capped peaks. There are several pyramid-shaped peaks along the main crest. From east to west, four of these summits exceed 25,000 feet. Climbing Dhaulagiri I, the highest of these peaks, is the objective of our expedition 8,167 m.

Dhaulagiri Himal is one of the most fascinating peaks in the Annapurna trekking region. Mount Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces. Most of the climbers have taken the first route, referred to as the “Normal Route”. Though there are several routes to summit Dhaulagiri the north-eastern route is normally taken by climbers. Dhaulagiri was first climbed in 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nyima Dorji, and Nawang Dorji as part of a Swiss/Austrian expedition.

The Dhaulagiri Expedition lasts almost 7 weeks, including a weeklong trek to the 4750-meter basecamp. In spite of the multiple routes to Dhaulagiri base camp, there area route from Beni to Italy base camp and Dhaulagiri base camp which is used for Dhaulagiri Circuit trek,  Dhaulagiri remains a challenging mountain and a technical climb regardless of the route. The standard route to climb Dhaulagiri is via the North East Ridge, which requires three camps above basecamp.

Nepal Wildness Trekking Company has been organizing Dhaulagiri expeditions and treks for more than 20 years, and this agency only employs experienced and certified climbing guides licensed by the Government of Nepal. 

The Dhaulagiri mountain is 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River to the Bheri River. The Dhaulagiri mountain’s name is derived from the Sanskrit words “Dhawala” and “Giri”, which mean dazzling, white, and beautiful. Mount Dhaulagiri is located in the Myagdi district of mid-west Nepal.

Nepal wilderness trekking Pvt expeditions expert climbing guides team are well known for their climbing skills, and they will lead you safely to the Dhaulagiri summit. Each guide is a licensed, experienced mountaineer. Sometimes we have to wait several days in the base camp for the weather and for the acclimatization such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness. We cannot guarantee the weather, however. It is up to the gods.

Dhaulagiri Expedition Cost

If you have a large group, we have an attractive offer for you. The Dhaulagiri expedition package starts at USD 22,900 per person for groups of 2 to 4 people. Please contact us for pricing and details.

The most suitable time for Dhaulagiri Expedition

Until you’re climbing base camp, you don’t need to think about the right time to visit Dhaulagiri. You need to hike the mountain during the prime trekking season, however, if you’re scrambling the trail all the way to the summit. Spring and autumn are the most ideal times.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Leisure time in Kathmandu, collection permit, etc.
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, overnight in a hotel
  • Day 04: Drive to Marpha, overnight at a lodge
  • Day 05: Rest days
  • Day 06: Journey to Yak Kharka
  • Day 07: Journey to Kalopani
  • Day 08: Hike to Hidden Valley
  • Day 09: Trek to the base camp of Dhaulagiri
  • Day 10: Rest day
  • Day 11: Preparation for the climb
  • Day 12 to 35: The climbing period
  • Day 36: Base camp
  • Day 37: Base camp clearance
  • Day 38: Hike to Hidden Valley
  • Day 39: The trek to Yak Kharka
  • Day 40: Journey to Jomsom
  • Day 41: Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara and Jomsom
  • Day 42: Kathmandu, evening celebration
  • Day 43: Depart for your home

Cost Included

  • Arrival and departure: Airport - Hotel transfer - Airport (Pick Up and Drop off).
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 nights at a 3-star hotel, sharing a twin room on a B&B basis.
  • Dinner: One Welcome Dinner with office staff at a tourist-standard restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights' accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara city on a bed and breakfast basis - sharing a twin bedroom.
  • The following permits are required: Expedition Royalty and permit of the Nepal Government to climb Dhaulagiri I, TIMS Card, Annapurna conservation area entry permit & fee.   
  • One Government Liaison Officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary, and accommodation.  
  • Garbage Management: Fees for transferring stools & garbage deposits.
  • During the expedition and trek, all Nepalese staff will be insured for medical & emergency rescue.
  • Map of trekking routes.
  • Clearance of personal luggage and payment of government taxes in Nepal for air cargo. *Prior to the expedition.
  • Member transportation: - (*Normal Route Itinerary) Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. Upon returning, drive from Takam to Pokhara and fly from Pokhara to Driveandu as per itinerary.
  • Transport of Expedition stuff: All equipment for Members and staff from Kathmandu to Takam (by Truck) and from Takam to Base Camp (by heli/ donkey/ porters - Depending on the weather).
  • Up to 70 kg of personal baggage per member can be carried by porters or Yaks during the trek.
  • Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp accommodation during the trek and Basecamp. 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee). A well-managed base camp is available for members and staff.
  • Camping equipment is needed for the trek.
  • Porters per member from Takam to Basecamp and returning porters from Basecamp to Takam.
  • Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cooks and kitchen helpers as required.
  • Salaries and allowances of Nepalese staff and porters include daily wages, salaries, equipment, food, and clothing.
  • Each member will have a Yak Mountain or Kailas tent at Base Camp.
  • Equipment at Base Camp: form mattresses and pillows for each member, a dining tent, a kitchen tent, a communication tent, a toilet, and a shower tent. Shower Tent, 1 Staff Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • Base camp heaters for dining areas as well as other camps that may be needed.
  • Solar/Generator/Light: One solar panel or generator for charging batteries and lighting at base camp. 
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: Each member gets one veteran and government-licensed climbing sherpa. (1 Sherpa: 1 Member).
  • Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • (O2): Summit oxygen cylinder: 2 oxygen bottles (4 liters each) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. 
  • Each member and high-altitude Sherpa will receive a Summit Oxygen mask and regulator. 
  • (With appropriate charge) Keep an oxygen cylinder, mask, and regulator on hand.
  • Among the high camp services that are available are High Altitude Tent, EPI Gas for cooking, a cooking pot for a member, high-calorie food for members, Sherpas, and climbing and cooking crew. There is also an EPI Gas gas source or propane heater. During the climbing period, group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope will be available.
  • A team of experienced Sherpas (Personal Sherpas) will fix the route on Dhaulagiri (no extra charge for members).
  • Sherpas carry satellite phones for emergency communication; members can also use them for an additional charge.
  • The Walkie-Talkie is used to communicate from Base Camp to Mountain and from Mountain to Base Camp.
  • Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permits are required for all members and staff.
  • Report on weather conditions from Meteotest in Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  • Certificate: Dhaulagiri climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Dhaulagiri I successfully)

Cost Excluded

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Fee for Nepal entry visa: US$ 40 per person for 30 days (US$ 100 for 60 days).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (also in the event of an earlier return from Trekking / Expedition than the itinerary).
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara extra night: Extra nights' accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In the event of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking/Expedition (for any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & evacuation insurance.
  • In case of an emergency, medical insurance and evacuation costs may be required. Rescue, repatriation, medication, medical tests, and hospitalization.
  • Expenses for personal consumption include telephone calls, Internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot showers, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but soft drinks for members in base camp).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Medical Kit, Trekking or Climbing Gear.
  • Filming: Special fee for filming, cameras, and drones.
  • You need toiletries to keep clean, such as soap, shampoo, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items.
  • During the trek and expedition, internet service is not included.
  • Bonus for climbing Sherpa: Minimum 1500 USD. (Applies to full-board service).
  • Fixing rope: The cost associated with using fixed rope during the expedition. This applies to Basecamp members.
  • Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
  • Extras: Any additional services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • (If the company offers just Base Camp services) Our Company's Service will be "Zero" above Base Camp.
  • Other items are not listed in the "Cost Includes" section.

Reviews

Dhaulagiri Himal Expedition

Dhaulagiri Expedition is one of the most challenging expeditions in the world. an enormous mountain range in north-central Nepal. It is the highest mountain in Nepal. The peak of Dhaulagiri stretches for thirty miles. Providing this structure are the winding terrain, glaciers, and snow-capped peaks. There are several pyramid-shaped peaks along the main crest. From east to west, four of these summits exceed 25,000 feet. Climbing Dhaulagiri I, the highest of these peaks, is the objective of our expedition 8,167 m.

Dhaulagiri Himal is one of the most fascinating peaks in the Annapurna trekking region. Mount Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces. Most of the climbers have taken the first route, referred to as the “Normal Route”. Though there are several routes to summit Dhaulagiri the north-eastern route is normally taken by climbers. Dhaulagiri was first climbed in 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nyima Dorji, and Nawang Dorji as part of a Swiss/Austrian expedition.

The Dhaulagiri Expedition lasts almost 7 weeks, including a weeklong trek to the 4750-meter basecamp. In spite of the multiple routes to Dhaulagiri base camp, there area route from Beni to Italy base camp and Dhaulagiri base camp which is used for Dhaulagiri Circuit trek,  Dhaulagiri remains a challenging mountain and a technical climb regardless of the route. The standard route to climb Dhaulagiri is via the North East Ridge, which requires three camps above basecamp.

Nepal Wildness Trekking Company has been organizing Dhaulagiri expeditions and treks for more than 20 years, and this agency only employs experienced and certified climbing guides licensed by the Government of Nepal. 

The Dhaulagiri mountain is 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River to the Bheri River. The Dhaulagiri mountain’s name is derived from the Sanskrit words “Dhawala” and “Giri”, which mean dazzling, white, and beautiful. Mount Dhaulagiri is located in the Myagdi district of mid-west Nepal.

Nepal wilderness trekking Pvt expeditions expert climbing guides team are well known for their climbing skills, and they will lead you safely to the Dhaulagiri summit. Each guide is a licensed, experienced mountaineer. Sometimes we have to wait several days in the base camp for the weather and for the acclimatization such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness. We cannot guarantee the weather, however. It is up to the gods.

Dhaulagiri Expedition Cost

If you have a large group, we have an attractive offer for you. The Dhaulagiri expedition package starts at USD 22,900 per person for groups of 2 to 4 people. Please contact us for pricing and details.

The most suitable time for Dhaulagiri Expedition

Until you’re climbing base camp, you don’t need to think about the right time to visit Dhaulagiri. You need to hike the mountain during the prime trekking season, however, if you’re scrambling the trail all the way to the summit. Spring and autumn are the most ideal times.


  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Leisure time in Kathmandu, collection permit, etc.
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, overnight in a hotel
  • Day 04: Drive to Marpha, overnight at a lodge
  • Day 05: Rest days
  • Day 06: Journey to Yak Kharka
  • Day 07: Journey to Kalopani
  • Day 08: Hike to Hidden Valley
  • Day 09: Trek to the base camp of Dhaulagiri
  • Day 10: Rest day
  • Day 11: Preparation for the climb
  • Day 12 to 35: The climbing period
  • Day 36: Base camp
  • Day 37: Base camp clearance
  • Day 38: Hike to Hidden Valley
  • Day 39: The trek to Yak Kharka
  • Day 40: Journey to Jomsom
  • Day 41: Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara and Jomsom
  • Day 42: Kathmandu, evening celebration
  • Day 43: Depart for your home

Cost Included

  • Arrival and departure: Airport - Hotel transfer - Airport (Pick Up and Drop off).
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 nights at a 3-star hotel, sharing a twin room on a B&B basis.
  • Dinner: One Welcome Dinner with office staff at a tourist-standard restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights' accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara city on a bed and breakfast basis - sharing a twin bedroom.
  • The following permits are required: Expedition Royalty and permit of the Nepal Government to climb Dhaulagiri I, TIMS Card, Annapurna conservation area entry permit & fee.   
  • One Government Liaison Officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary, and accommodation.  
  • Garbage Management: Fees for transferring stools & garbage deposits.
  • During the expedition and trek, all Nepalese staff will be insured for medical & emergency rescue.
  • Map of trekking routes.
  • Clearance of personal luggage and payment of government taxes in Nepal for air cargo. *Prior to the expedition.
  • Member transportation: - (*Normal Route Itinerary) Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. Upon returning, drive from Takam to Pokhara and fly from Pokhara to Driveandu as per itinerary.
  • Transport of Expedition stuff: All equipment for Members and staff from Kathmandu to Takam (by Truck) and from Takam to Base Camp (by heli/ donkey/ porters - Depending on the weather).
  • Up to 70 kg of personal baggage per member can be carried by porters or Yaks during the trek.
  • Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp accommodation during the trek and Basecamp. 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee). A well-managed base camp is available for members and staff.
  • Camping equipment is needed for the trek.
  • Porters per member from Takam to Basecamp and returning porters from Basecamp to Takam.
  • Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cooks and kitchen helpers as required.
  • Salaries and allowances of Nepalese staff and porters include daily wages, salaries, equipment, food, and clothing.
  • Each member will have a Yak Mountain or Kailas tent at Base Camp.
  • Equipment at Base Camp: form mattresses and pillows for each member, a dining tent, a kitchen tent, a communication tent, a toilet, and a shower tent. Shower Tent, 1 Staff Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • Base camp heaters for dining areas as well as other camps that may be needed.
  • Solar/Generator/Light: One solar panel or generator for charging batteries and lighting at base camp. 
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: Each member gets one veteran and government-licensed climbing sherpa. (1 Sherpa: 1 Member).
  • Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • (O2): Summit oxygen cylinder: 2 oxygen bottles (4 liters each) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. 
  • Each member and high-altitude Sherpa will receive a Summit Oxygen mask and regulator. 
  • (With appropriate charge) Keep an oxygen cylinder, mask, and regulator on hand.
  • Among the high camp services that are available are High Altitude Tent, EPI Gas for cooking, a cooking pot for a member, high-calorie food for members, Sherpas, and climbing and cooking crew. There is also an EPI Gas gas source or propane heater. During the climbing period, group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope will be available.
  • A team of experienced Sherpas (Personal Sherpas) will fix the route on Dhaulagiri (no extra charge for members).
  • Sherpas carry satellite phones for emergency communication; members can also use them for an additional charge.
  • The Walkie-Talkie is used to communicate from Base Camp to Mountain and from Mountain to Base Camp.
  • Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permits are required for all members and staff.
  • Report on weather conditions from Meteotest in Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  • Certificate: Dhaulagiri climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Dhaulagiri I successfully)

Cost Excluded

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Fee for Nepal entry visa: US$ 40 per person for 30 days (US$ 100 for 60 days).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (also in the event of an earlier return from Trekking / Expedition than the itinerary).
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara extra night: Extra nights' accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In the event of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking/Expedition (for any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & evacuation insurance.
  • In case of an emergency, medical insurance and evacuation costs may be required. Rescue, repatriation, medication, medical tests, and hospitalization.
  • Expenses for personal consumption include telephone calls, Internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot showers, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but soft drinks for members in base camp).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Medical Kit, Trekking or Climbing Gear.
  • Filming: Special fee for filming, cameras, and drones.
  • You need toiletries to keep clean, such as soap, shampoo, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items.
  • During the trek and expedition, internet service is not included.
  • Bonus for climbing Sherpa: Minimum 1500 USD. (Applies to full-board service).
  • Fixing rope: The cost associated with using fixed rope during the expedition. This applies to Basecamp members.
  • Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
  • Extras: Any additional services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • (If the company offers just Base Camp services) Our Company's Service will be "Zero" above Base Camp.
  • Other items are not listed in the "Cost Includes" section.

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