Mt. Dhaulagiri is the fifth highest peak in Nepal and the seventh highest peak in the world with its height of 8,167m above sea level. This mountain lies in the northwestern corridor of Nepal in the Myagdi District. Mt. Dhaulagiri extends about 120km from the Kaligandaki River to the Bheri River in the west. “Dhaulagiri '' is derived from the Sanskrit word, “Dhawala and Giri” which means “White and Mountain” respectively. Mt. Dhaulagiri is also the highest point of the Gandaki River Basin. The Annapurna I, which is 34 Km east of Dhaulagiri I, in between these two giants a gorge is formed, known as Kaligandaki Gorge, this gorge is the deepest gorge in the world and Kaligandaki River flows in this gorge.
Dhaulagiri is reflected as one of the most fascinating peaks to climb. Mt. Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces, Majority of the scaling have following the first route, which is known as the “Normal Route”. The northeast route is considered the normal route; However, Mt. Dhaulagiri has been scaled from every direction. It was the team of Swiss /Austrian Mountaineers led by Kurt Diemberger who first reached the top of Mt. Dhaulagiri on 13th May 1960. As all of Dhaulagiri's routes are challenging, only veterans seem to have an interest in this mountain.
The base camp is normally set at around 4,750m, and then three camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 5,850m, camp 2 is at 6400m, and the last camp is at 7400m.
After 10 days of the trek, you will reach the basecamp of Mt. Dhaulagiri, The trekking through the Majhangdi Khola leads you to the basecamp where you will be awaited by our best Sherpa team. Seven Summit has the best setup basecamp. You will be spending about a month at basecamp. Each member will get a separate member tent and dining, kitchen, shower, communication, and toilet tents. Before we climb the mountain, we make a big puja ceromancy at base camp for good luck and safe climbing. At Dhualagiri basecamp, seven summits will have a helicopter charter and every single charter brings lots of fresh vegetables, fresh meat, beverages, and sometimes bread items.
Camp I (5,850m/19,193)
For the best acclimatization, once the rope is fixed by our Sherpa team you will climb to camp I which lies at the altitude of 5850m. In this section of climbing, you will encounter mixed terrain with few crevasses and ice on the section of the glacier. This will take you about 4-5 hours of climbing. We will have frequent rotation on camp I and back to base camp.
Camp II (6,400m/20,997ft)
The most technical section to climb on mt. Dhaulagiri is from camp I to camp II. You need to walk on snow for over an hour and some several steep sections of ice and need to climb on a ladder. This will take about 2-3 hours.
Camp III (7,400m/24,278ft)
Climbing from camp II to camp III is a long distance to climb. It will take only 4-5 hours to climb. It's a tough route and with some technical climbing on a few crevasses, a very comfortable climb will be experienced.
The most important day is summit day. It is the main goal for all the climbers. It's a day that climbers dream about. So, most of the climbers begin their summit push at late night and will walk to the summit for about 7 to 8 hours and will reach the summit about 8-10 am (morning). The Summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri is stunning. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful view of different 8000m peaks. On the same day after taking some pictures, you will walk down to camp III or camp II, which will take about 5 to 6 hours. descending from the summit is also a difficult part of this expedition so safety descent is also an important part of summit day. Seven Summit Treks will have one climbing Sherpa with one member from camp IV to summit day and till back to basecamp. SST guide will carry oxygen cylinder of Members and himself. For the safe summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri. SST will always have guidelines on the best weather forecast, communication, and back support from the basecamp leader. Rope fixing up to the summit is the major duty of our climbing Sherpa so we highly admire our Sherpa to fix ropes, breaking trails, and making all the effort to get the group reaches to the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the HotelBreakfastHotel
Rest in Kathmandu and Briefing and PreparationB/DHotel
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (960m)B/L/DHotel
Drive from Pokhara to Marpha (2,670m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization in Marpha (Rest Day): Explore MuktinathB/L/DLodge
Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka (4,900m)B/L/DTent
Trek from Yak Kharka to Dhampus Basecamp – Hidden Valley (Via Thapa Pass 5244m)B/L/DTent
Trek from Dhampus Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m)B/L/DTent
Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II, touch Camp III) – Basecamp]Full BoardTent
Summit Push: [Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Summit (8,167m) – Base Camp]Full BoardTent
Trek from Dhaulagiri BC to Yak Kharka (3,680m)B/L/DTent
Trek from Yak Kharka to MarphaB/L/DLodge
Drive from Marpha to PokharaB/LHotel
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to HotelBreakfastHotel
Leisure Day in Kathmandu CityBreakfastHotel
Transfer to International Airport for final departureBreakfast
- ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by a private vehicle.
- HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
- WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
- HOTEL IN POKHARA : 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara City (3-star category) – Sharing room on Bed and breakfast plan.
- PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri, Conservation area entry permits and fee.
- LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
- INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
- MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
- DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Marpha. (by jeep) While returning; Drive from Marpha to Pokhara (by jeep) and fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : Transportation of all necessary equipment for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Marpha (by Truck) and from Marpha to Base camp (By Heli /mules /porters – depending upon condition) – While returning; Base camp to Marpha (By Heli/mules /porters– depending upon condition) and Marpha to Kathmandu (by Truck).
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters or mules.
- FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served regularly during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
- CAMPING LOGISTICS : All necessary logistic arrangements for camping during the trek.
- PORTER : Porter per member up to and from Base camp (both ways).
- BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
- BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
- BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
- HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
- SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, for the battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
- TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by a professional guide.
- HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
- ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
- CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
- OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks and regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
- BACK-UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
- ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route in Dhaulagiri (no extra charge will be applied to members).
- SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
- WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- PERMITS : Satellite Phone/Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
- WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
- CERTIFICATE : Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Dhaulagiri successfully).
- AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa fee is $125 USD for 90 Days.
- LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU & POKHARA : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
- PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
- PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
- TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
- SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
- TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Highlight Of Trip
Highlight Of Trip
- 1 Member : 1 Climbing Sherpa
- 3 Bottles oxygen
- Full Board / Basecamp Service
- An ideal and varied terrain
- Challenging Mountain
- North East Ridge (Route)