Dhaulagiri Expedition (8167m)

Glimpse of Expedition

Elevation: 8,167m
Region: Dhaulagiri
The route: Kathamndu-PKR-Beni- Dhaulagiri BC
Climbing Season: Spring-2011
Best season: Late Sept. to Oct. & April to May
Duration:  47 days

Dhaulagiri Expedition

Mt. Dhaulgiri is coined from the Sanskrit word ' Dhavala Giri', meaning White Mountain. It is the seventh highest peak in the world. This mountain is one of the true jewels of the Himalayas. While Cho Oyu is touted by many as an easy 8000er, the "White Mountain" has a reputation of being one of the more technically challenging 8000-meter peaks in the Himalayas. Lack of big commercial expeditions is one of the more alluring qualities of Dhaulagiri as only seasoned mountaineers seem to have interest in this formidable mountain. The climb to the peak requires many days of trying on inhospitable landscapes, on perpendicular planes, on frozen sides, on planes swept by lethal avalanches. The unstable weather conditions, with fearsome winds and, way below zero temperatures, plus the perilous sicknesses of the mountain, will constitute one more obstacle in the way of the expedition's attempt. However, this expedition, with the particular members, administers all of the prerequisites that can guarantee for the success.

In 1949 AD, for the first time, the photos of the mountain by air were taken. French, Swiss, Argentineans and Austrians made attempts to ascent to the peak from 1950 till 1959; however, all attempts on the north side have failed at the 8000 m. mark. The first successful ascents on the mountain were on May 13 and 23, 1960, by the Swiss mountaineer E. Forrer and his team.

Dhaulagiri Expedition – Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
Day 03: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes approximately six hours.
Day 04: one and half hour drive from pokhara to beni and trek to Tatopani. About six hours walking.
Day 05: Trek from Tatopanito Ghasa(2012m.) which takes about four hours.
Day 06: Trek from Ghase to Marpha(2667m),Which takes about five hours.
Day 07: Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka(3680m)Which Takes about six hours.
Day 08: Trek from Yak Kharka to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m), which takes about six hours.
Day 09 - 40: Climbing Period (Summit Period to Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m)
Day 41: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp)
Day 42: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka(3680m),Which takes about six hours .
Day 43: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom(2710m) ,Which Takes about six hours.
Day 44: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, which takes about 20 minutes. Overnight at pokhara
Day 45: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes .Overnight at Hotel
Day 46: free in Kathmandu, evening join the farewell dinner with culture show.
Day 47: Transfer to the airport for your final departure to home.

Note:The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost

The Cost: Full board

Number of Person Royalty Cost Total cost Per Person
1 Person: US$ 5,000.00 US$ 34,500.00 US$ 39,500.00
2 Person: US$ 6,000.00 US$ 22,500.00 US$ 25,500.00
3 Person: US$7,000.00 US$ 21,500.00 US$ 23,835.00
4 Person: US$ 8,000.00 US$ 20,500.00 US$ 23,500.00
5 Person: US$ 8,500.00 US$ 20,300.00 US$ 22,150.00
6 Person: US$ 9,000.00 US$ 20,100.00 USD$ 21,600.00
7 Person: US$ 10,000.00 US$ 18, 000.00 US$ 19,430.00
8 or more Per Person US$ 15,00.00 US$ 17,500.00 US$ 19,000.00


Full board Service cost Includes:

  • Five nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bb basis.
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking & for base camp
  • Food during trekking and Base Camp for Member & Staff
  • Expedition Permit, National Park fee and TIMS card.
  • All staff during the trekking and Expedition With Experience Guide (base camp Manager )
  • 60 Kg Luggage free-air cargo, during the trekking (with porter or yaks)
  • 40 kg baggage return from Base Camp per member including food & equipment.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Above mention staffs daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition sharing with other member
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If client use then they has to pay full of cost)
  • Two oxygen bottle mask and regulator for client (if Necessary)
  • Satellite phone (Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries in Base Camp.
  • Our service charges
  • One member has one tent for base camp during climbing period.
  • One summiteers climbing Shrepa per Person.
  • Ice falls charges
  • All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 and high altitude food for sherpa and member.
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Liaison Officer

Full board Service cost exclude:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Extra luggage & personal climbing gears.
  • Extra porter cost US$ 20 per person per days per 25Kg.
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Waki talkies &Filming permit.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Assistance for Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Personal equipment & Insurance.
  • Climbing Sherpa guide US$ 2500.00

The Cost for Base Camp service with permit

Number of Person Royalty Cost Total cost Per Person
1 Person: US$ 5,000.00 US$ 28,000.00 US$ 33,000.00
2 Person: US$ 6,000.00 US$15,000.00 US$ 18,000.00
3 Person: US$7,000.00 US$ 14,000.00 US$ 16,330.00
4 Person: US$ 8,000.00 US$ 13,800.00 US$ 15,800.00
5 Person: US$ 8,500.00 US$ 12,300.00 US$ 14,000.00
6 Person: US$ 9,000.00 US$ 11,100.00 US$ 12,600.00
7 Person: US$ 10,000.00 US$ 10, 000.00 US$ 11,430.00
8 or more Per Person US$ 15,00.00 US$ 9,500.00 US$ 11,000.00

Base Camp Service cost Includes:

  • Five nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bb basis.
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking & for base camp
  • Food during trekking and Base Camp for Member & Staff
  • Expedition Permit, National Park fee and TIMS card.
  • All staff during the trekking and Expedition With Experience Guide (base camp Manager )
  • 40 Kg Luggage free-air cargo, during the trekking (with porter or yaks)
  • 30kg baggage return from Base Camp per member including food & equipment.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Cargo clearance & Duties fee Service.
  • Above mention staffs daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition sharing with other member
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If client use then they has to pay full of cost)
  • Satellite phone (Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device incase of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries in Base Camp
  • Our service charges
  • One member has one tent for base camp during climbing period.
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Liaison Officer

Base Camp Service cost exclude:

  • Personal equipment & Insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • High Altitude Food & Equipment for Member & Sherpa
  • Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Extra luggage & personal climbing gears.
  • Extra porter cost US$20 per person per days per 25Kg.
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Waki talkies &Filming permit.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
  • Ice fall fees $ Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member).
  • Assistance for Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Climbing Sherpa.

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Acclimatization

Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

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