Above the Himalaya Trekking

Your travel guide in the himalayas

12 Years of Excellence  in Trekking in Nepal
Trip Advisor
185+ Reviews

Dhaulagiri Expedition

Package Duration: 59 Days | 228 Reviews

No review found! Insert a valid review ID.

Trip Overview of Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri Expedition is considered the most interesting and enjoying among the eight-thousanders. The Dhaulagiri Himal lies south of the Tibet/Nepal border, and the culminating high point at its eastern end is Dhaulagiri l. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri towers in solitary splendor. Dhaulagiri, the name is derivative from Sanskrit “Dhavala,” which means ‘White,’ and “Giri” is ‘Mountain.’ Dhaulagiri (8167m), the “White Mountain,” was first climbed by Swiss in 1960. The mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by secret Indian surveyors in 1873, but the region remained mostly unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. It is also the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal.

Dhaulagiri Expedition is a perfect trip for those who would like to explore the more intense experience of the mountain. After a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Beni, you will spend the first few days of our expedition walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses, and healthy lifestyles. We will trek deep into the Dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak, Annapurna I, and Kali Gandaki, the World’s deepest gorge. You must cross two high passes; French pass, (5360m) and Dhampus pass (5,182m) before the base camp at the height of 5,300m. And your real expedition of Mt Dhaulagiri begins from this base camp. Moreover, the Dhaulagiri voyage around the Dhaulagiri massif, displaying the beauty and wilderness of Nepal’s remote area, which indeed is an adventure for any trekking enthusiast.

The regular climbing route is considered a reasonable climb with only short technical climbing sections and moderate avalanche danger. The South and West faces of Dhaulagiri both feature massive drops; each rises over 4000 meters from its base, and each has been the site of epic climbs. The Dhaulagiri Mountain being one of the world’s 14 above 8000m high mountains, demands the best quality of technical equipment and highly motivated technically sound climbers team. It has typical weather conditions which are very difficult to predict.

We are ready to provide a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, and climbing documentation, traveling logistics including airfares, ground transportation, porters, and other individual services required by mountaineers during your Nepal Mt. Dhaulagiri expedition.


Dhaulagiri Expedition - Trip Info

Duration: 59 Days

Trek Grade: Difficult

Max. Altitude: 8201m

Best Time: Autumn / Spring

Transportation: Private Car/Van/Hiace/Plane

Activity: Trekking, Expedition

Location: Annapurna Himalayan Range

Start/Finish Point: Pokhara/Pokhara

Detailed Itinerary of Dhaulagiri Expedition

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after breakfast.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient, and mostly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture, are highlighted on our guided tour.

This might be a rest day for you like all the trekking permits, and the official formalities would be finalized this day. You will have time to explore the local area, have dinner, and perhaps take a stroll through the famous streets.

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short trip, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks, and the snow-capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway. From Pokhara, take a ride to Beni with the magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayas. Beni is a bustling town on a plateau above the junction of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi rivers.

The trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered rhododendron forest with abundant birdlife. We pass some small villages and walk alongside the Ghaja Khola. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs – you can have time for a hot Scrub-up. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Machhapuchhare, Annapurna I (8091m), Lamjung Himal, and other small Himalayas.

From Tatopani, you can follow the road (or even take a jeep) up to Ghasa. A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, gradually ascending with the transition into sub-tropical vegetation. New suspension bridges to be crossed, which gives you the exhilarating sense of trekking. Cross the 120m long bridge as the river roars through a narrow gorge and rejoin the road, which has been blasted out of the steep solid rock walls. The village of Ghasa marks a cultural and ecological milestone. We spend our night here in Ghasa.

The next day trail follows the Kaligandaki River through the narrow gorge, passing through traditional Thakali villages. You can visit the red-roofed Taglung Gompa, on a hillside beside a substantial sacred tree. Marpha is the principal inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakalis, which has been favorite amongst the trekkers. It has kept its traditional narrow paved alleys and passageways, and an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone paved street.

Follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka. It’s fun to see large yaks grazing at Yak Kharka. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.

From Yak Kharka, we descend along the flank of the mountain to once again reach civilization. Marpha is the principal inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakali’s favorite amongst the trekkers. It has kept its traditional narrow paved alleys and passageways, and an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone paved street.

The next day trail follows the Kaligandaki River through the narrow gorge, passing through traditional Thakali villages. You can visit the red-roofed Taglung Gompa, on a hillside beside a substantial sacred tree. The town of Ghasa marks a cultural and ecological milestone. We spend our night here in Ghasa.

A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, gradually ascending with transition into sub tropical vegetation. Very interesting suspension bridges to be crossed which gives you the exciting sense of trekking. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs – you can have time for a hot Scrub-up.

From Tatopani trail goes through the beautiful hill station Ghorepani. You can enjoy the beautiful mountain sceneries from here from Ghorepani hike to Nayapul from where you’ll join a drive of 1 hr to Pokhara.

Take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can have your last night in Nepal, enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps, and making up your mind for the returning journey.

Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. In the evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied by cultural shows in the Hotel.

We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight to onward destination.

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Cutomize Now

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking and camping guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness), porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis), cook, helpers with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by Tourist bus/Private Car/Van and Flights depends on Client requirement and budget.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals for trekking and camping  (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • All camping gears (waterproof dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent, etc) with High-quality tents.
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas, etc.
  • Permits for Expedition
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina shawl, Trekking certificates, and others)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking/climbing staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Request for Private Group Trip
Want to book this trip? Make a free inquiry.


captcha

Please type above captcha code.

Dhaulagiri Expedition - Reviews

No review box found! Insert a valid box ID.


No review box found! Insert a valid box ID.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    59 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Altitude Icon

    Maximum Altitude
    8201m

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Tough

Quick Contact

captcha

Please type above captcha code.


Registered and Associated With
  • Nepal Government
  • Nepal Tourism Board
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Kathmandu Environmental Education Project
  • Trekking Agency Association of Nepal
  • Village Toursim Pormotion Forum Nepal
Worldwide Recommendation
  • Independent
  • Trip Advisor
  • NATA
  • The Marker
  • Travel Tales
TOP