Duration : 45 Days

Best Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Accomodations: Hotel, Camping

Grade: Challenging

Max Altitude: 8,167m/26,795ft


Dhaulagiri (8,167m), 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. Trinetra treks expedition 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.

Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Sightseeing and trip preparation
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2,713ft)
Drive from Pokhara to Sibhang (1,635m/5,364ft) via Beni
Trek to Muri (1,720m/5,643ft)
Trek to Bagara (1,650m/5,413ft)
Trek to Doban (2,500m/8,202ft)
Trek to Sallagari (3,450m/11,318ft)
Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,600m/11,811ft)
DAY 10
Trek 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)
DAY 41
Hidden Valley (5,200m/17,060ft) via French Pass (5,350m/17,552ft) to Marpha
DAY 42
Drive from Marpha to Pokhara
DAY 43
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
DAY 44
Free day in Kathmandu
DAY 45
Final Departure

Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary.

T4-nights Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan and 1-night Hotel in Pokhara.

A welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

Both-ways domestic flight KTM – Pokhara – KTM.

One-way Heli Flight ABC – Pokhara on sharing basis.

Land and Air domestic transportation and cargo for our overall expeditions crew.

Climbing Permit and all other necessary fees to climb Annapurna expedition.

Summit route fixing charge.

Garbage Management and garbage disposal fee.

Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance, and both-ways airfare.

Freshly cooked Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Hot Drinks/Tea/Coffee

1 Professional climbing Sherpa with his equipment allowance, daily wages, and carrying bonus.

Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Sirdar, Cook and Kitchen helpers .

Necessary porters up to the Base Camp and return from the Base Camp.

Maximum 45kg per Member as a personal baggage.

High Altitude, Medical & Helicopter rescue insurance for involved Nepalese staff.

Each Member will be provided an individual Tent, Mattress, and Pillow at Base Camp.

Common Equipment at Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, and Chairs, etc.

High Camp Services for C1-C4: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, Gas Burner (MSR Rector), High Food, etc.

Walkie-Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.

Satellite phone is available for emergency use.

Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expeditions.

Oxygen 3 bottles allocated for members and 2 bottles for climbing Sherpa.

Summit Mask & Regulator set for each Member and climbing Sherpa.

Sufficient Backup oxygen bottles and Mask Regulator set available at our Base camp (Chargeable as per use).

Company’s Duffel Bag.

First Aid Medical Kit.

Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

Government Taxes and Company Service Charge.

Dhaulagiri summit certificate after the successful summit of the peak

    International flight tickets.

    Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days).

    Drone & Special filming permit.

    Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)

    Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Personal Travel, Medical, and Emergency Rescue Insurances.

    Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears

    Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottled and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.

    Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $ 1500.00.

    Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers.

    Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes.