Dhaulagiri is reflected as one of the most fascinating peaks to climb.

46 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    8,167m / 26,795ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX





Peak Name

Mt. Dhaulagiri


46 Days


NE- Ridge Route



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Dhaulagiri Range

Trip Overview

Dhaulagiri is the seventh-highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,167 meters (26,795 feet) above sea level. It is located in the Dhaulagiri Himal mountain range of north-central Nepal and is part of the Himalayan mountain range. Dhaulagiri means "white mountain" in Sanskrit, and it is known for its snowy peaks and glaciers. 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. 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.

The first attempt to climb Dhaulagiri was made in 1954 by a Swiss team led by Albert Eggler. The team was forced to turn back just below the summit due to adverse weather conditions. Several other unsuccessful attempts were made in the following years, including one in 1958 by a Swiss-Austrian expedition led by Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Forrer. Finally, in 1960, a Swiss-Austrian expedition led by Max Eiselin succeeded in reaching the summit of Dhaulagiri. The team climbed the southeast ridge, which is now the standard route to the summit. The first ascent was made by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, and Nawang Dorje Sherpa. As all of Dhaulagiri's routes are challenging, only veterans seem to have an interest in this mountain.

climbers are attracted to the mountain for its technical challenges and the sense of accomplishment that comes with successfully reaching the summit. For many climbers, the process of training, preparing, and attempting to climb a mountain like Dhaulagiri can be a rewarding and meaningful experience in and of itself. The challenge of the climb, the camaraderie of the team, and the opportunity to test one's physical and mental limits can all be part of the appeal.

The Seven Summit Treks, Dhaulagiri Expedition will begin in the first week of April starting in Kathmandu. You will have a couple of days for the preparation of goods and equipment and paper works. Afterward, you will take a flight to Pokhara and drive to Takam. From here you will be flying to the Italian Base camp and then trek to Dhaulagiri Basecamp. This trip suits those who have previous experiences with a few 7000m peaks or even more. We will do a frequent rotation to each camp for the best acclimatization. The basecamp is normally set at (4,750m/15,584ft), Camp I at (5,850m/19,193ft), Camp II (6,400m/20,997ft), and Camp III (7,400m/24,278ft), and Summit (8,167m/26,795ft).

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  • Highly qualified, professional, friendly, and experienced climbing Sherpa guide, Kitchen staff, and Basecamp Manager.
  • Well-equipped with climbing equipment and logistic support for base camp and higher camps.
  • Safety is a top priority for us, and we take every step to minimize risks and ensure the well-being of our clients.
  • We offer a variety of itineraries to suit different abilities and interests, so you can choose the option that best meets your needs.
  • Hi-tech in weather forecast and communication
  • Easy Helicopter charter service when needed (extra charge to be applied)
  • 1 climbing Sherpa to each member


  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

  • Day 2
    Rest in Kathmandu and brief and Prepare

  • Day 3
    Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (960m)

  • Day 4
    Drive from Pokhara to Takam (2,900m)

  • Day 5
    Acclimatization in Takam (Rest Day)

  • Day 6
    Fly by Helicopter from Takam to Italian Basecamp (3,660m)

  • Day 7
    Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (rest day)

  • Day 8
    Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (rest day)

  • Day 9
    Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m)

  • Day 10-30
    Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II, touch Camp III) – Basecamp]
    Full Board

  • Day 31-40
    Summit Push [Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Summit (8,167m) – Base Camp]
    Full Board

  • Day 41
    Trek from Dhaulagiri BC to Italian Basecamp (3,660m)

  • Day 42
    Fly by Helicopter from the Italian Basecamp to Takam

  • Day 43
    Drive from Takam to Pokhara

  • Day 44
    Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

  • Day 45
    Leisure Day in Kathmandu City

  • Day 46
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • 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 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) : (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. (by jeep) While returning; Drive from Takam to Pokhara (by jeep) and fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, as per the itinerary. Helicopter Flight: Helicopter flight on a group basis for members from Takam to Italian basecamp and Italian Basecamp to Takam on return, as per itinerary.
  • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : Transportation of all necessary equipment for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Takam (by Truck) and from Takam to Base camp (By Heli/mules/porters – depending upon condition) – While returning; Base camp to Takam (By Heli/mules/porters– depending upon condition) and Takam to Kathmandu (by Truck).
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying 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 : 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 staff, Store tent, 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).

Cost Excludes

  • 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, or 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 and High Camp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

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46 Days
Start Date- 2024-04-10
End Date-2024-05-25
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46 Days
Start Date- 2024-04-10
End Date-2024-05-25
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46 Days
Start Date- 2024-09-02
End Date-2024-10-17
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    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.


    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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    Czech Republic

    Mardi Himal trek. A wonderful trek ideal even for beginners. Wonderful views, great facilities. Our choice for this trek was through our honeymoon. Seven Summit Treks organized and prepared everything. Sherpa Tashi and porter Nima were great. We could talk, they always prepared everything. I have been in contact with the guys from Seven Summit Treks since the expedition to Makalu and I know that I can rely on them. Thank you for your help and wonderful experience. And see you at the next event.

    Sofie Lenaerts


    Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

    Brad Johnson


    I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

    Mohamed H. Al Khalifa


    Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏