Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest peak in the world, and sixth highest mountain in Nepal at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) above sea level, and the highest mountain within the borders of a single country in Nepal.
It was first climbed on 13 May 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition. Most ascents have followed the northeast ridge route of the first ascent, but climbs have been made from most directions. As of 2018 there had been 537 successful ascents.
At over 8,000 meters tall, Mount Dhaulagiri poses unique challenges for climbers. Its rugged terrain includes tough alpine conditions such as glaciers, snow fields, avalanche-prone slopes, steep ridges and exposed ice walls. The high altitude can also be a major obstacle to overcome, with risk of extreme weather conditions that can rapidly deteriorate with little warning. Despite these challenges, we are confident that with extensive training and preparation in advance as well as strong teamwork and perseverance during the actual climb, we can succeed in reaching Mount Dhaulagiri's summit and bringing home valuable lessons about this incredible place.
Asian Hiking team recommend itinerary: Drive from Pokhara to Beni Bazar, continued to Dharapani. Then, we trek to Italian base camp contuse to Dhaulagiri base Camp. 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.
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Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m
Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel, overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2-3: Kathmandu official briefing and final preparation:
Preparation day in Kathmandu, check the equipment, food, permits etc.
Day 4: Pokhara 900m:
Early morning drive to Pokhara (900m) by tourist bus, 6 hours, 200KM or flight 25 minutes, overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Dharapani 1500m:
Drive to Beni (830m) continues to Dharapani (1500m), 7-9 hours, overnight Camp.
Day 6: Muri 1815m:
Dharapani to Muri (1815m), 5 hours, Overnight Camp.
Day 7: Boghara 2050m:
Muri to Boghara (2050m) 4/5 hours, overnight Camp.
Day 8: Dhoban 2630m:
Boghara to Dhoban (2630m), 5/6 hours, overnight Camp.
Day 9: Italian Base Camp 3660m:
Trek from Dobang to Upper Vungini or Italian Base Camp (3660m), 5 hours, stay overnight Camp.
Day 10: Rest day:
Acclimatization day in Italian base camp, rest and relax, overnight Camp.
Day 11: Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4740m:
Italian BC- Dhaulagiri Base camp 4740m, overnight camp.
Day 12-39: Climbing Dhaulagiri days:
Climbing Dhaulagiri 8167m. and returning to Advance base camp, overnight camp.
Day 40: Return to Base Camp:
Prepare base camp own way trekking to Pokhara, overnight Camp.
Day 41: Yak Kharka 4200m:
Dhaulagiri base camp –Yak Kharka - camp, overnight camping.
Day 42: Marpha or Jomsom 2660m:
Marpha:Jomsom 2660m: Trek Yak khark- Marpha continues to Jomsom, overnight hotel.
Day 43: Pokhara continues flight to Kathmandu:
Early Moring Flight Jomsom to Pokhara & flight to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 44: Extra day in Kathmandu
Rest and extra days in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 45: Final Departure:
Transfer to KTM airport for final departure.
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 5 star hotel on request).
- Land transport to/from trek start/end point for members/ cargo fees as itinerary.
- Land transport to/from trek start/end point for Liaison Officer and our staffs as itinerary.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit fees.
- National Park/ Conservation fees or permits.
- One high altitude Climbing Sherpa per climber to assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
- Government appointed Liaison Officer.
- Expedition/Mountaineering insurance for Liaison officer, our guide and staffs.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa’s.
- All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Base camp.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus and cooked 3 meals with tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp.
- All high food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
- Baggage/ Equipment allowance for trekking up and down is maximum 30-40kg per person.
- Base Camp Manager, Base Camp cook, necessary staffs.
- Emergency Oxygen (3 bottles per member) with mask and regulator.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
- Wages, meals, accommodation, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Solar panel/generator at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
- Rope fixing fee.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with nominal cost.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes.
- Fair well Dinner.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation beyond itinerary (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus (For Everest $1800, For others mountain US$1000) / staffs Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.