MT. DHAULAGIRI EXPEDITION (8,167M)


Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), 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.

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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) Departure

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary

  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast basis

  • 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

  • TRASH: Garbage deposit fee

  • MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, fresh meat and vegetable and Soup items

  • LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and transportation

  • 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

  • MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE: Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage

  • 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 or 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

  • 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


  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary

  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night Hotel in Pokhra with one  double room with  breakfast

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

  • DOMESTIC AIR: Both way 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: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Dhaulagiri 

  • ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Summit route fixing charge

  • TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee

  • MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, fresh meat and vegetable and Soup items  

  • LIAISON OFFER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and transportation

  • 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

  • MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:  Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage

  • 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 or charging any electronic devices

  • HEATER:  We will provide heater at base camp for the 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 burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.

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

  • 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 $....

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Note : If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.
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