Dhaulagiri Expedition Nepal

Trip Overview

Mount. Dhaulagiri First 8167m. (26795 ft.) is the seventh highest peak of this planet. Apart as other peaks tanding at border between Nepal and China, Dhaulagiri first stands entirely in Nepal so that there is no more international border consciousness there. Dhaulagiri First is the neighbor peak of Annapurna Himalayan range, just western part. Mount. Dhaulagiri First seems to have more snow on the summit and surrounding the summit. So, this peak, from the far seems more snow with further white color. When literally translate “Dhaulagiri”, the meaning is “White Mountain”. Among mountaineers, however this peak is known as the mountain of storms and sorrows. And among them Dhaulagiri First is one of the technically tough Himalayan mountain peaks to climb. Let us challenge the toughness! We guide you Dhaulagiri Expedition Nepal!

Our Dhaulagiri Expedition caravan route is: driving up to the Darbang, trekking to Dhaulagiri Base Camp via Mudi, Bagara, Dovan, Italian Base Camp and Japanese Base Camp. After Dhaulagiri Expedition, we cross two Himalayan high passes: French Pass and Thapa Pass crossing Hidden Valley and trek down to Kaligandaki Valley.

Dhaulagiri Expedition

Until properly surveyed, Mt. Dhaulagiri First is known ignorantly as the highest peak in all over the world! Mount. Dhaulagiri Expedition is first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s but reminded virtually unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. Dhaulagiri Expedition Nepal was first climbed in 1960 by the Swiss following the Northeast ridge. It is good news to Dhaulagiri mountain climbers like you that there are more than six different routes which has already been established with variations. The experienced Sherpa climbing guide and others believe that there is still further possibility to have more new route can be established .

Our Dhaulagiri Expedition caravan route is also lies inside Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). Walking inside the Himalayan ecological conservation area provides you an ample opportunities to observe Himalayan natural beauties, the flora and fauna!


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350M/4425FT) (A)
Showing your name board, our airport representative waits in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA). You transfer to hotel, check in and free time. Have enjoy!

Day 2-3: Trip Final Preperation in Kathmandu (A,B)
In the morning, generally at 8 am, Eco-friendly Treks staff come to meet you at your hotel. Please manage to be there at lobby with:
(a) your original passport to prepare necessary adventure eco holiday permit/s from the concerned authority,
(b) a couple of same passport size photos for permit/s and,
(c) Trip final full payment. The staff introduce you with your trip guide at the same time. You have time to interact with your guide, he may check and suggest your trip equipmment and packing for the trip on your interest, please tell us if you like this. The rest of the day, you may buy or hire additional equipment and packing (if necessary). Then, you rest for acclimatization and final preperation for the trip. If you like any additional program for the day, please inform us at the time of mail corresponding.

Day 4: Fly Pokhara (A,B,L,D)

Day 5: Drive to Darbang (1,180M/3868FT) (A,B,L,D)

Day 6 – 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600M/15079FT). (A,B,L,D)
It is an 8-days walk to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, with 2 nights’ spent at Italian Base Camp (3,600M) and a night at Chhonbardan Glacier Camp (4,200M). Overnight camping.

Day 13 – 48: Ascent of Dhaulagiri via the NE Ridge (A,B,L,D)
You have 5 weeks to climb the mountain. From base camp, the route to Camp 1 follows a gully to the side of the Icefall. This is fixed with rope and is one of the steeper sections of the climb as well as being one of the most dangerous. Camp 1 (5,850M) is situated at the top of the Icefall on a broad col. Camp 2 (6,400M) is on a small, flat area below an ice cliff on the eastern aspect of the NE Spur itself. The route above Camp 2 is steep for 500 metres to reach Camp 3, which is located on a rocky ledge at 7,400M. Depending on the conditions, either the NE Ridge itself, or moderate snow slopes to the right of the ridge are followed to a steep couloir that leads to the summit.

Day 49: Cross the French Col (5,400M/17701FT) into the Hidden Valley (A,B,L,D)
You trek out in 3 days to Jomsom via the French Col and “Hidden Valley”. From Jomsom you can fly back to Kathmandu, via Pokhara.

Day 50-51: Descend to Jomsom (3,680M/12063FT)

Day 52: Fly via Pokhara to Kathmandu. (A,B,L)
(Flights also available) After our breakfast, we take a drive to Kathmandu or take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 53: Spare day in Kathmandu. (A,B)

Day 54: Departure to your destination (B)
Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.
(Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Guide & Logistics

Price Includes:

  • We meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Double room in sharing basis with breakfast at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per itinerary at main trip duration
  • Required permit/s for the trip
  • Experienced trip guide and his daily expenses (meals, transport, tent, insurance)
  • Land transfer to and from trip starting and ending points as per itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare if needed (confirm this at the time of trip booking with us) and 100 kg cargo each
  • All taxes (Value Added Tax and income tax if/when apply)
  • We transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for onward flight as per itinerary
  • Agency service charges
  • Supporters (Porters) during the trip
  • Kitchen utensils required, during the trip
  • Kitchen tent / Kitchen (camping) charge at base camp during the trip
  • Toilet tent and pitchment charge at base camp during the trip
  • Double tent for each of you up to base camp
  • Tent grounding service to be paid at local
  • Charge of Sleeping bags during trip
  • Other supports: first aid kit during main trip
  • Laison Officer and his basic costs
  • Mountaineering guide (Sherpa) per client is required during climbing period.
  • Mountaineering royalty and permit for Nepal Government
  • Staffs (Manager, Cook, Kitchen, assistant) charge
  • Required fixed and dynamic ropes, ice axe and other gears during climbing period
  • Oxygen bottles and mask
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication
  • First aid medical kits for porters and staff members

Price NOT Included:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Hot and cold drinks are not available except mineral water
  • Tipping
  • All above “Cost Include” mentioned above


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Trip facts

  • 54 Days
  • Grade: ED1
  • Lodging: Lodge & Tent
  • Size: 2-20 Persons
  • Dept: Each Month 4th
  • Trip Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Trip Type: Mountaineering
  • Price: USD /each


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Very good value for money spent. We all arranged and generally well managed.


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