48 days
Trip Level
Group Size
8167 m

Dhaulagiri Expedition is one of the technical mountains among the 8000 meters peak. Mount Dhaulagiri stands at a height of 8167 meters. It is one of the Annapurna circuit’s most beautiful Kali Gandaki valleys. This region is enriching with beautiful sights to beholds — the deepest gorge in the world to visit and snow-capped mountains in full view. Mount Dhaulagiri expedition, the 7th highest peak globally, requires a good physique as we set up the climbing itinerary with enough time to acclimate while giving many routes to ascend. The alpinist takes the northeast ridge due to its safe but adventurous.

Dhaulagiri Expedition Routes & Difficulty:

The Dhaulagiri expedition begins from Beni Bazaar. A short distance away from Pokhara marks the commencement of these beautiful treks. It takes trekkers through the villages with the folks living in perfect harmony enroute to Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. The constant, towering sights of the beautiful mountain since the trail passes through the charming settlements, forests, and yak pastures. Finally, reach the Dhaulagiri base camp at 4700 meters. From the Dhaulagiri Base Camp, the expedition begins here and requires up to four campsites to facilitate proper acclimatization and journeys. The advanced base camp is 5300 meters, whereas camping is 5900 meters. Camp II at 6400 meters, even more, Camp III and Campsite IV at 7200 meters and 7500 meters, respectively.

The advanced base camp is used not only for deposited gear but also for acclimatization. But it is not to apply for overnight camping. It is a high risk of the fear of avalanches, but Camp 1st is safe for a campsite. The path onward is relatively complicated due to the steep icy trail. Camp 3rd lies west to camp two, attain via further steep ice before ascending to camp IV. Both campsites are the most demanding climb more than others. The summit can reach directly or generate another camp at 7900 meters for facilitating this climbing. Once you attain the top, you will take in all the beauty of the Kali Gandaki valley. Hence, the climbers complete Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with Dhaulagiri Expedition in a single excursion.

Expedition: Highlights

Climb 7th highest mountain in the world and 5th highest in Nepal
One of the technical climbing among the 8000 meters

Remarkable adventure amid high snow-capped mountains
Warm friendly locals with picturesque scenery

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with a Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Briefing in Ministry of Tourism

To get the Expedition permits for Mount Dhaulagiri, It is required to attend Expedition leader whichever the Nepalese or foreigner for the briefing course conducted by Ministry of Tourism, Nepal.

Day 4: Fly Pokhara (45 Min.), drive Beni (3h00), trek Tatopani (900m) 3h00 walk.

We will have breakfast in the hotel, followed by a transfer to the domestic terminal to get a flight to Pokhara. Then, pack off all the backpacks and 3 hours drive to Beni road through the Annapurna Foothill. Then, 3 hours walk to Tatopani along the bank of Myagdi Khola.

Day 5: Trek to Dharapani (1560 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail leads you Dharapani along the bank of Myagdi Khola. There might be disturbing the path in several places during the monsoon season due to landslides that lead to several ups and downs. The trail goes passing by several settlements along the trail to Dharapani.

Day 6: Trek to Muri (1700 m) 4h00 walk.

Today is a short day’s walk to Muri. The trail leads climb up above the river with magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, and a long descend to another stream named Ghatte Khola the climbs up to Muri for the night.

Day 7: Trek to Baghara (2375 m) 6h00 walk.

Initially starts trek descends with a bridge of Dhola Khola. Then, across it, the pretty trail downs through the cultivated land, rice fields, and isolated villages and gradually, climb up to get to the village of Naura which is the larger settlement of Baghar.

Day 8: Trek to Dobang (2600 m) 6h00 walk.

Initially, the trail goes down up to Jyardan, this is the last village of the valley and another village we will meet until we arrive at Marpha. The trail goes gradually climbs up passing through the forest as we find some shepherd huts in someplace. It is called Kharka where cattle graze the grass. Finally, we arrive at Bobang. It is also Kharka.

Day 9: Trek to Chatare/ Bhainsi Kharka (3000 m) 5h00 walk.

Once again, we enter the forest area after crossing Konban Khola, climb to the top where we can see the west wall of Dhaulagiri I, and descend to Myadgi Khola, cross it takes away to the east bank along the river to get a summer grazing camp, Bhaisikharka.

Day 10: Trek to Japanese Camp (3850 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail leads forested area well known as Italian Base Camp with the rocky area, passing a steep slope and ascending to cross moraine of Glacier which falls from Dhaulagiri. Continue to walk along glacier encounter a spectacular grassy campsite called Japanese Camp.

Day 11: Acclimatization Day!

Majestic views of Dhaulagiri hike around for proper acclimatization.

Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750 m) 7 – 8h00 walk.

Today early start up the trek due to longer day walks in the mountain through the glacier. Finally, we reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From the Base Camp, I can see the majestic view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, and IV and an amazing view of Icefall inform of Campsite which falling from the pass between Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak.

Day 13 - 39: Climbing period of Dhaulagiri.

Trek up to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp, it is a wilderness mountain experience, and taking a day off rest in the Dhaulagiri Base camp an adventure expedition begins from here. The team will set up the camp as per the requirement and its management. Having several days’ acclimatization and training the technical skill with climbing guides that makes you mentally prepare for the summit.

Day 40: Clean the Base Camp:

After the successful ascension of Mount Dhaulagiri, the support team will clean up the Base camp and enjoy the mountains, a joyous moment that makes all the team happy.

Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base Camp – Hidden Valley (5120 m)

Set out all the equipment and an early start through the moraine someplace it should be fixed the rope to eventually the ridge that takes you easy angled snow sloped heading to the French Col with a height of 5360 meters then enter to Hidden Valley.

Day 42: Hidden Valley – Yak Kharka (3900 m)

The trail leads us to climb the same elevation of French pass after climbing over the valley and need to be traverse another slightly lower Dhampus pass (5280 m) then steeply descend to Yak Kharka.

Day 43: Yak Kharka – Jomsom

We steeply further descend to Marpha, a beautiful small village en route Annapurna Circuit Trek. A short walk from here takes us to Jomsom.

Day 44: Yak Kharka – Jomsom

Today a long day descends more than 2000 m to the edge of Kali Gandaki River. We can see Dhaulagiri I once descend a couple of hours. Then, gradually, Descending to Marpha village with zigzagging slope trails and walking along the bank of Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom.

Day 45: Jomsom – Pokhara

Early morning take a short and exciting domestic flight to Pokhara. Rest of the day at leisure and have a chance to explore lake and city

Day 46: Pokhara – Kathmandu.

Along scenic drive takes 6-7 hours to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Crossing over the cultivated lands, local villages, en route along the Trisuli River arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon. Night at the hotel.

Day 47: Free day in Kathmandu.

Its leisure day, rest and shopping in other hand security day in case of flight delay due to bad weather.

Day 48: Final departure.

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country.


DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
Airport transfer
Meal during the trek, and expeditions periods.
Nepal government royalty fees
Manaslu Expedition permits
Land transport in Nepal
The expedition staffs: cooks, porters
All the kitchen equipment
All necessary climbing gears
Oxygen cylinder: 4ltr -3 bottle each member 2 bottle each Sherpa
Experiences climbing Sherpa 2:1
Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fees
Meals in Kathmandu
Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance
Emergency rescue Evacuation
Personal climbing gears
Personal beverages
Summit bonus of climbing Sherpa
Tipping for Guide & Porters

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Dhaulagiri Expedition
Dhaulagiri Expedition camp II
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Dhaulagiri Peak Climbing
Sun rise over Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri Camp 1 - 2

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