Dhaulagiri Expedition 8167m/26,795ft

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Trip Facts

Highest access: 8167m/26,795ft
First Ascent: Swiss-Austrian team, May 13, 1960
Duration: 46 typically Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 28°41’48”N 83°29’42”E
Location: Dhaulagiri Himal
Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: AD/Scottish Grade IV
Meals: B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus
Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn
Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Magar
Mode of Travel: Camping
Climbing route: Northeast Ridge
Himalayan sights: Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Putha Hunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)

Tour Details
Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Durmang- Beni-Kathmandu for all climbing members,Sherpa guide,liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All facilities of kitchen, tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Nepalese government royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3 time submitter climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication.
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual North Face V25 tent available in the Dhaulagiri advanced base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp I, II and III.
  • Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags(Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • 2 Bottles(8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member.
  • Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp I, III and South Col for cooking food.
  • Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete Pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol,cigarettes,chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be appropriately charged.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.


  • High Spirit T-Shirt

Day 1:Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) 6hrs.Lodge

Day 02: Pokhara to Darbang.

Drive from Pokhara to Darbang (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs Lodge

Day 03: Darbang to Phaliya Gaon.

Trek from Darbang to Phaliya Gaon (1850m/6,070ft) 6
hrs.Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Day 04:Phaliya Gaun to Muri.

Trek from Phaliya Gaun to Muri.(1850m/6,068ft) 3 hrs.
Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Day 05: Muri to Boghara .

Trek from Muri to Boghara (2080m/6,823ft) 4 hrs. Teahouse/camping

Day 06: Bagar to Dobhan Kharka.

Treks from Bagar to Dobhan Kharka (2520m 8,266ft),
Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Day 07: Doban Kharka to Sallaghari .

Trek from Doban Kharka to Sallaghari (3100m/10,170ft)
Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Day 08: Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp.

Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660m/12,005ft). Camping

Day 09:Acclimatization day.

Rest and acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp before pass.

Day 10: Trek from Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Trek from Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m

Day 11-38:Climbing Period.

Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m/26,795ft)

Day 39: Preparation to return.

Preparation to return and clean up the base camp.

Day 40:Dhaulagiri base camp to Yak Kharka.

Trek from Dhaulagiri base campto Yak Kharka(4930m/16174ft)
Camping accommodation.

Day 41:Yak Kharka to Tatopani.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2590m/8,496ft) Drive to Tatopani

Day 42 : Tatopani to Beni .

Trek from Tatopani to Beni (830m/2,723ft.) Drive to Kathmandu
(1350m/4,429ft)10 hrs. Transportation provided by tourist mini bus. Request hotel
accommodation in Kathmandu.

Day 43 :Farewell celebration dinner.

Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with
cultural program in the evening.

Day 44 :Final departure.

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.