Govt. Reg: 143047/072/073 Phone: +977-1-4811067 Mobile: +9779818288444 +9779813449810
Govt. Reg: 143047/072/073 Phone: +977-1-4811067 Mobile: +9779818288444 +9779813449810

Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the world’s seventh highest mountain, is located in north central Nepal. The name ‘Dhaulagiri’ is derived from Sanskrit word ‘dhavala’ which means “White” and giri is “Mountain”. Dhaulagiri’s crest stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to its otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers, and ice falls. Along the main crest, 4 pyramid-shaped like peaks rise from east to west above 25,000 ft.

The mountain was sighted for the first time by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873, but the region was remained largely unknown and unexplored until a Swiss aerial survey was done in 1949.

Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition was organized first in 1960 by an international team under the leadership of Max Eiselin, Lucerne. The route of the first ascent was via the normal route of today. Nowadays there are two main routes to reach the base camp both starting from the small town of Beni (860 m) which is connected by road from Pokhara.

The eastern valley is called Kali Gandaki and was chosen by the French expedition in 1950 to climb and summit. Today an airport at Jomsom is built in this valley. On the western side of this valley lies Mount Dhaulagiri, and on the east side lies Mount Annapurna. The alternative route is the Marsyanghdi valley, which was discovered by a Swiss expedition in 1950. Today very few commercial trekking companies organize treks up to the base camp and get back through the opposite valley.

Pioneer adventure will arrange all necessary infrastructure for your Dhaulagiri climb and summit. We will provide all necessary paper works for expedition permit, organize all accommodations before and after the expedition. We organize camp facilities, transport luggage, and set up high camps, fix ropes, provide food, high altitude food, high-quality tents, porters, professional Climbing Sherpas, oxygen, satellite telephone, Waki Talkie set, counseling and assistance.

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing and trip preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2,713ft)
  • Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Sibhang (1,635m/5,364ft) via Beni 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek Sibhang to Muri (1,720m/5,643ft) 4 hrs
  • Day 06: Trek Muri to Bagara (1,650m/5,413ft) 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek Bagara to Doban (2,500m/8,202ft) 5 hrs
  • Day 08: Trek Doban to Sallagari (3,450m/11,318ft) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek Sallagari to Italian base camp (3,600m/11,811ft) 3 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri base camp (4,735m/15,534ft)
  • Day 11-38: Climbing Period (Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Summit (8,167m) Base Camp)
  • Day 39: Preparation to Return (Base Camp Cleaning)
  • Day 40: Trek from Dhaulagiri BC to Hidden Valley (5,200m/17,060ft) via  French Pass (5,350m/17,552ft) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 41: Hidden Valley (5,200m/17,060ft) via  French Pass (5,350m/17,552ft) 4-5 hrs to Marpha
  • Day 42: Drive from Marpha to Pokhara
  • Day 43: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 44: At Leisure Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 45: Final departure

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: International and domestic airport transfers

HOTEL: 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

DOMESTIC AIR: Both way domestic air tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu with airport tax

TRANSPORTATION: Land and air domestic transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for the entire expedition

CLIMBING PERMIT: Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Dhaulagiri

ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Summit route fixing charge

GARBAGE: Garbage disposal fee

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with hot drinks, tea/coffee, fresh meat and vegetable and soup items

LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison Officer

COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and Kitchen helpers

PORTERS: Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp

STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition

PERSONAL BAGGAGE: Maximum 60kg per member

BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp

BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair and other required equipment

ELECTRICITY: Generator and solar panel for light and charging any electronic devices

HEATER: We will provide heater at base camp for member and staff

COMMUNICATION: Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required

SATELLITE-PHONE: Satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)

MEDICAL SERVICE: First aid medical kits for the group and the staff

WEATHER FORECAST: Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition

GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.

OXYGEN: O2 Poisk oxygen 3 bottles allocated for member and 2 bottles for each climbing Sherpa

MASK AND REGULATOR: will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa

BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base Camp (chargeable as per use)

CLIMBING SHERPA: One professional climbing Sherpa per member

CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages and carrying bonus

EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for base camp cook and kitchen helpers

RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook and staff

FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu

AIRFARE: International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)

ENTRY VISA: Nepali entry Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (US $100)

LUNCH AND DINNER: Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu hotel

FILMING: Special filming, camera and Drone permit fee

INSURANCE: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation

PERSONAL EXPENSES: Personal climbing gears, alcoholic beverages and laundry during the trekking and expedition

TIPS: Tips for base camp staff

SUMMIT BONUS: Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa US $....