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Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition

destination Mount Dhaulagiri
duration 41 Days
grade Difficult
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 8167m
season Spring/Autumn


Mount Dhaulagiri expedition is of the profound expedition. The expedition to the 7th tallest mountain in the world is full of excitement and exploration of the other high gigantic mountains. Expedition to Mount Dhaulagiri is a golden opportunity hike and expedite along the White Mountain peak.

Mount Dhaulagiri extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. The elevation of the 7th tallest mountain in the world has an elevation of 8167 meters/26759 ft. It lies in the northwest corridor in Myagdi District. Another highest mountain in the 10th position of the world lies just about 34 km to the east of Dhaulagiri. Dhaulagiri encompasses other high peaks that are Dhaulagiri II at the elevation of 7751 meters, Dhaulagiri III at the elevation of 7715 meters, Dhaulagiri IV at the elevation 7of 7661 meters, Dhaulagiri V at the elevation of 7618 meters and others mountain that are above 7000 meters. The first person to reach the summit was a team of Swiss/Austrian Mountaineers led by Kurt Diemberger on May 13th, 1960. The expedition to Mount Dhaulagiri encompasses four camps including base camp. The Dhaulagiri base camp lies at the elevation of 4750 meters and the other high camp, Camp I at the 5850 meters, Camp II 6400 meters and Camp II at 7400 m of elevation respectively. The most fascinating peak of Climb has five ridges and south and west faces. The normal route to scale mount Dhaulagiri is the Northeast route.

The expedition via Mount Dhaulagiri is exciting and joyful. Mount Dhaulagiri also to be known as the mountain of storms and sorrows along with the frontier treks give us lifetime memorable moments.
Seasonal highlights:
  • Spring and autumn are the best seasons to expedite the summit.
  • These seasons provide great visibility
  • Monsoon and winter bears high risks
  • There is a risk of avalanche
  • Unpredictable weather and poor visibility during monsoon and winter.

Trip Highlights

  • Set camp around the high altitude up to 7400 meters.
  • Observe the typical lifestyle of ethnic groups like Magar-Thakali and Gurung.
  • Observe the deepest gorge in the world.
  • Reach the summit of Mount Dhaulagiri 8167 meters/ 26759 ft.


Day 1: Advent at Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport.

The Frontier treks team representative greets you at the airport then guide your way to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Expedition preparation day.

Day 3: Kathmandu valley exploration.

Day 4: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (860 m). Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 5: Drive via Beni and Tatopani to Marpha. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 6: Acclimatization and explore Marpha.

Day 7: Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka (4915 m). Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 8: Trek from Yak Kharak to Hidden Valley (4900 m). Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 9: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (5750 m) from Hidden Valley. Duration: 5 hours.

Day 10- Day 11: Acclimatization and preparation day at Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek to High camp (5600 m) from Base camp.

Day 13: Accommodation day at advance camp.

Day 14- Day 30: Climbing period: Expedition to Mount Dhaulagiri.

Day 31- Day 32: Retrace to Base Camp.

Day 33: Cleaning day.

Day 34: Trek back to Hidden valley from Base Camp.

Day 35: Trek to Yak Kharka from Hidden Valley. Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 36: Trek to Marpha from Yak Kharka. Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 37: Drive via Beni Bazaar to Pokhara. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 38: Drive to Kathmandu. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 39 -Day 40: Leisure day at Kathmandu.

Day 41: Transfer to the native destination.

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • A welcome dinner in Kathmandu + Cultural Show
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Ground and air transportation cost for all expedition crew
  • Climbing Permit, summit rope fixing, Garbage disposable fee
  • Meal (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner including hot drinks, tea/coffee)
  • Government Liaison Officer and allowances
  • Base camp cook and Kitchen helpers
  • Porters from/ to Base camp
  • All wages, equipment, meal, accommodation, and insurance for all staffs
  • Maximum 60kg luggage per member
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent at the base camp
  • Tents (Dining, kitchen, toilet, shower, communication), mattress, pillow, table, chair, and other)
  • Generator, Heater, and solar panel at base camp
  • Walkie-talkie for each member and climbing staff
  • During expedition Satellite phone is available (costs as per use)
  • First aid kits
  • Availability of the daily weather forecast throughout the complete expedition
  • Types of equipment’s will be provided (EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer, and others.)
  • 2 bottles of oxygen will be allocated for each member and 1 bottle for each Sherpa
  • Top Out or Summit mask and regulator for every member and Sherpa
  • In case of emergencies, enough oxygen and mask regulator are available at Base camp (costs as per use)
  • For each member an individual Sherpa will be provided
  • Advance payment for equipment’s, daily wages and carrying bonus for staff
  • Equipment allowance for base camp cook and helpers
  • Heli rescue insurance for high altitude staff
  • Farewell dinner


  • International airfare
  • Nepali entry Visa fee
  • Meal (Lunch & dinner) during stay in Kathmandu
  • Permit fee for Drone, Camera and Special Filming
  • Insurance for (Travel, high-altitude, accident, medical and helicopter rescue)
  • Personal needs and expenses for- Phone calls, internet, laundry, alcohols, mineral water, personal shopping, and tips
  • Bonus for Sherpa after Summit

All Inclusive Cost

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  • Team of highly experienced Experts

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