Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8000m Peaks for climbing in the Himalayas. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri lies north – west of Pokhara culminating to its highest point at the eastern end. Dhaulagiri is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain where it rises to 7000m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the south east in about 30 km of aerial distance. In fact, Kali Gandaki is dramatic as two eight thousand Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other over a deep valley.

Daulagiri was first discovered in 1808, and it was thought to be the highest mountain in the world for westerners. It was assumed the highest peak for 30 years before its place was taken by Kanchenjunga. Dhaulagiri literally means ‘white mountain’ which justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow.

26 Days
Trip Type: Camping accommodation
Difficulty Level: Moderate to fairly challenging
Best Seasons: Feb - May, Sept - Dec
High Altitude: 17160ft/5200m
Trip Duration: 26 Days
Meals: Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
Trip Start: From Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Activity Trekking and sightseeing
Accomodation: Hotel and camping accommodation
On Trek: Full board
Transportation: Flights and private vehicle

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03
    Drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 04
    Drive to Beni (850m) and start trek.
  • Day 05
    Trek to Singa Bazar.
  • Day 06
    Trek to Takum.
  • Day 07
    Trek to Muri (1850m).
  • Day 08
    Trek to Boghara (2080m).
  • Day 09
    Trek to Dobang (2250m).
  • Day 10
    Trek to Italian Base Camp (3800m).
  • Day 11
    Rest day.
  • Day 12
    Trek to “Midway Camp” (4500m).
  • Day 13
    Rest day.
  • Day 14
    Trek to Classic Base Camp (5000m).
  • Day 15
    Rest day.
  • Day 16
    Trek across the French Col (5100m) to camp below Dhampus Pass (16640ft/5200m).
  • Day 17
    Rest day but possibility to climb Dhampus peak.
  • Day 18
    Trek across Dhampus pass (5200m) to Alubari.
  • Day 19
    Trek to Marpha (2665m).
  • Day 20
    Trek to Lete (2470m).
  • Day 21
    Trek to Tatopani (1160m).
  • Day 22
    Trek to Ghorepani (2775m).
  • Day 23
    Trek to Birethanti (1050m) and drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 24
    Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 25
    Free day Kathmandu.
  • Day 26
    Depart Kathmandu

Includes & Excludes

  • Meet, assisted upon arrival at Kathmandu by our office representative.
  • All arrival / Departure transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • 03 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 02 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Pokhara.
  • Fully organize camping trek including all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea and coffee and hot water including guide and necessary support staffs with their insurance and salaries.
  • Necessary trek transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary with our local English speaking guide including monumental entrance fees.
  • Airfare for the sector Pokhara / Kathmandu with domestic airport tax and necessary airport transfers.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System fee.
  • Surface transfers Kathmandu / Pokhara with necessary vehicle retention.
  • First Aid Medical Kit box.
  • Applicable hotel taxes presently 24.3%
  • Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, domestic flight delays due to weather, political disturbance and strikes etc.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusion.
  • Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
  • Tipping amount.


Trip Notes

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