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Dhaulagiri Expedition

"Dhaulagiri Expedition: Conquer 8,167m peak."



52 Days


  • 51 BreakFast
  • 50 Lunch
  • 50 Dinner


  • Best lodge/Tea house/Camping


Starts at





Moderate to Adventurous

Group Size



8167 m



Optimal Season

Spring and Autumn



Daily Activity

peak climbing

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Salbin Basnet

Kathmandu, Nepal +977 9851102825


The Dhaulagiri Expedition is a challenging mountaineering adventure that aims to summit Dhaulagiri I, the seventh-highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,167 meters (26,795 feet) above sea level. Located in the western region of Nepal, the expedition offers a unique and remote mountaineering experience.

History: The first successful ascent of Dhaulagiri I took place in 1960 by a Swiss-Austrian team led by Max Eiselin. It marked a significant achievement in mountaineering history as it was the first ascent of a peak above 8,000 meters. Since then, Dhaulagiri has attracted mountaineers seeking the ultimate Himalayan challenge.

Rules and Regulations: Climbers undertaking the Dhaulagiri Expedition need climbing permits from the respective government authorities in Nepal. They must adhere to strict environmental guidelines to preserve the mountain's fragile ecosystem and respect local cultural and religious customs.

Trip Highlights:

  1. Himalayan Giant: Scale the majestic Dhaulagiri I, a formidable peak renowned for its technical challenges and stunning beauty.
  2. Remote Wilderness: Experience a sense of isolation and adventure in the less-trekked and pristine mountain environment.
  3. Technical Climbing: Conquer difficult terrain, icefalls, and crevasses, requiring expert mountaineering skills.
  4. High-altitude Camps: Set up multiple camps at high elevations to facilitate acclimatization and the summit attempt.
  5. Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking vistas of nearby peaks like Annapurna and Machapuchare from the summit.
  6. Local Communities: Encounter diverse ethnic groups and immerse in their unique culture and traditions.
  7. Base Camp Life: Experience the camaraderie of Base Camp, a bustling hub for climbers preparing for the summit push.
  8. Glacial Scenery: Navigate through immense glaciers, offering a surreal and awe-inspiring mountain experience.
  9. Spiritual Significance: Embrace the spiritual aura of the mountains, deeply ingrained in local beliefs and traditions.
  10. Personal Achievement: Achieve a significant milestone in mountaineering and create lasting memories of a lifetime.

Local Culture and Tradition: The Dhaulagiri region is inhabited by various ethnic communities, including Gurungs and Magars, known for their warm hospitality and mountaineering skills. Influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, trekkers often encounter monasteries, prayer flags, and traditional ceremonies during the journey. Engaging with local culture adds a profound cultural dimension to the Dhaulagiri Expedition, making it an extraordinary and transformative experience for adventurers.

Route Map

Route Map


  • Majestic Views: Dhaulagiri is the seventh-highest mountain in the world, and the breathtaking vistas from the base camp and higher altitudes are awe-inspiring. The towering peaks and vast glaciers provide a sense of grandeur and wonder.
  • Remote Wilderness: The expedition takes you deep into the remote wilderness of the Himalayas. The untouched natural beauty and pristine landscapes offer a true sense of isolation and adventure.
  • Technical Climbing: Dhaulagiri is a technically demanding mountain to climb, and mountaineers will encounter challenging sections that require advanced skills and equipment. The thrill of conquering difficult pitches and navigating complex terrain adds to the sense of accomplishment.
  • High Camps: Setting up and acclimatizing at various high camps on the mountain is an essential part of the expedition. Each camp offers unique views and experiences as you progress towards the summit.
  • Glacier Crossing: During the climb, you'll encounter vast glaciers and crevasses that require careful navigation. Crossing these frozen rivers of ice adds an element of excitement and risk to the expedition.
  • Cultural Immersion: Before reaching the mountain, the trek to the base camp takes you through traditional Nepalese villages. Interacting with local people and experiencing their unique culture can be a rewarding aspect of the trip.
  • Teamwork and Camaraderie: The expedition requires teamwork and cooperation among climbers, guides, and Sherpas. Bonding with your fellow adventurers and working together to overcome challenges creates lasting memories.
  • Summit Attempt: Reaching the summit of Dhaulagiri is a lifelong dream for many mountaineers. The exhilaration and sense of achievement at the top of the world are unforgettable.
  • Personal Growth: The Dhaulagiri Expedition tests not only physical strength but mental endurance as well. Overcoming personal limitations and pushing your boundaries can lead to profound personal growth.
  • Nature and Wildlife: Besides the stunning mountain views, the region is rich in biodiversity. Keep an eye out for Himalayan wildlife like the snow leopard, musk deer, and various bird species as you journey through the region. Keep in mind that the Dhaulagiri Expedition is a serious undertaking that requires extensive preparation, proper training, and experienced guides. Always prioritize safety and respect the mountain's challenges and natural environment. Before planning such an expedition, it's essential to consult with experienced mountaineering organizations and experts to ensure a safe and successful journey.


  • All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airport both domestic and international.
  • Snowy Horizon’s assistance in airport with its representative.
  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu 1 Night in Pokhara on BB Plan.
  • 1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb.
  • All surface transport to Darbang and back to Kathmandu from Jomsom as per itinerary.
  • All camping equipments like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by Snowy professional cookin Base Camp.
  • Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 50kg: 40kg ration per person.
  • Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Conservation entry fee.
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Dhaulagiri.
  • Official Liaison Officer fully paid and equipped.
  • Wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
  • Required base camp and high altitude food for climbing member and all involved staffs.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • 3 oxygen bottles (4L) for climber and 2 for Sherpa during climbing with mask and regulator.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket date change or reconfirmation and visa extension procedure assistance (where necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Snowy Dream World Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).


  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • . Laundry, communication expenses and Internet uses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees and trekking gears.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses for member.
  • Summit bonus to your private Sherpa guide if approached to the summit (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
  • Tips to Base Camp Staffs (Mandatory minimum US$ 200.00 per Member in Total)
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for member.
  • Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera.
  • Defined personal climbing gears.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

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