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.
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.
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.
We get busy doing necessary paper and documents work like obtaining climb permits, and visas. We visit the ministry of Tourism office to get an official briefing. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu valley exploration.
Before heading to the expedition, we explore the UNESCO Listed World heritage sites like Sawayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and walk-in and between the Kathmandu valley streets. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (860 m). Duration: 6-7 hours.
After taking an early breakfast, we take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. In the late evening, we walk around the Phewa lakeside to observe its features. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Drive via Beni and Tatopani to Marpha. Duration: 6-7 hours.
As we leave the outskirt of Pokhara, the drive takes us to Naudanda and Kande. Soon we divert towards Beni following the Modi River. Beni is the headquarter of the Magydi district. The drive then takes us to the off-road following Kali Gandaki River leading all the way to Tatopani and finally at Marpha. During our ride, we can have panoramic views of Annapurna, Manaslu Range, Dhaluragir, Tukuche peaks, Nilgiri mid and south, and Annapurna North-west face. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 6: Acclimatization and explore Marpha.
Today we stay at Marpha and explore the corner of Marphad village. We check our climbing gear for the expedition. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 7: Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka (4915 m). Duration: 4-5 hours.
The hike from Marpha leads to Steep uphill and passes into the forest of firs and junipers, rhododendron trees and bushes till we reach Yak Khara. Kharka is the Nepali words that mean a pasture or grazing grounds. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Yak Kharak to Hidden Valley (4900 m). Duration: 4-5 hours.
An uphill climb to Tikuche and Thapa/Dhampus peaks takes us to the Dhampus Pass at the elevation of 5250 meters. The trekking trail then gets narrow and takes us to the Hidden valley. The valley is a vast field, a summer pasture that beholds Sita Chuchura, Tukuche peak west and huge Dhaulagiri. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 9: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (5750 m) from Hidden Valley. Duration: 5 hours.
After having breakfast, we enter a gentle slope. From there, we further climb up to French Pass 5360 meters. We descend for a while to be at the glaciated area and then walk along the undulating glacier. With the short up and down the passage, we finally reach the Dhaulagiri Base camp. The base camp offers an awe-inspiring view of the west peak of Dhaulagiri II 7751m, III 7715 m and IV 7618 meters. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 10- Day 11: Acclimatization and preparation day at Base Camp.
A free day to acclimatize and take training sessions for the further climb to the high camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 12: Trek to High camp (5600 m) from Base camp.
The trekking at first descent to the Dhaulagiri glacier on moraine rocks and ascends leading us to Dhaulagiri icefall. As we set our foot on the advance camp, we seek the safe sheltered spot to minimize the risk of avalanche and rock fall.
Day 13: Accommodation day at advance camp.
We spend our day at the advance camp preparing for the expedition.
Day 14- Day 30: Climbing period: Expedition to Mount Dhaulagiri.
Camp I at the elevation of 5850 meters. Camp II the elevation of 6400 meters. Camp II at the elevation of 7400 meters. Mount Dhaulagiri at the elevation of 8167 meters.
Day 31- Day 32: Retrace to Base Camp.
A successful attempt at the high camp and especially the summit of Mount Dhaulagiri is a great momentum to have. We descend to the base camp after having quality time at the high camp and Summit of Mount Dhaulagiri.
Day 33: Cleaning day.
We believe in being a good citizen; climber adores the beauty and gentleness of the surroundings. Thus, today we participate in the cleaning programs. Precisely, we clean the waste made by us. In addition, we as well try to clean the waste made by other climber, people. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 34: Trek back to Hidden valley from Base Camp.
Leaving the Base Camp behind, we continue our journey to the moraine and glacier, climb a rocky teOKrraced hill and the mountain flank and reach the hidden valley.
Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 35: Trek to Yak Kharka from Hidden Valley. Duration: 5-6 hours.
We retrace our journey following the trail via Dhampus/Thapa Pass and reach Yak Kharka. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 36: Trek to Marpha from Yak Kharka. Duration: 5-6 hours.
Our destination today takes us to Marpha village walking along downhill. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 37: Drive via Beni Bazaar to Pokhara. Duration: 6-7 hours.
We pack our all stuff, have a good farewell to Marpha, and make our ride to Pokhara city via Beni. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 38: Drive to Kathmandu. Duration: 6-7 hours.
A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu after having breakfast. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 39 -Day 40: Leisure day at Kathmandu.
We take a rest, rejoice our great achievement to the summit of the peak and walk among the street of Kathmandu. We explore other remaining sites in Kathmandu. For the great relaxation and enjoyable moment, we visit the busiest street Thamel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 41: Transfer to the native destination.
We have a short farewell program and our representatives take you to the airport for flight.
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