Dhaulagiri Expedition 8167m

Dhaulagiri Seventh highest mountain in the world, the perfect lofty mountain to climb in the Annapurna region. 

Dhaulagiri Expedition 8167m

46 Days
6 hrs/day
Best Season

Dhaulagiri Expedition 8167m (White Mountain): the seventh highest mountain in the world lies in the northwest of Myagdi district in Nepal. Dhaulagiri rises over 7000m above the Kali Gandaki and is about 30km long and considered the most appealing peak among the eight thousand meters due to technically challenging routes and lack of commercial expedition. Dhaulagiri has five summit peaks: Dhaulagiri I is 8167m | 26795ft, Dhaulagiri II is 7751m | 25430ft, Dhaulagiri III is 7715m | 25311ft, Dhaulagiri IV 7661m | 25135ft Dhaulagiri V 7618m | 24992ft. Normally the Dhaulagiri is climbed from the Northeast Ridge route. The four camps will be set up above base camp 4750 m. The advanced base camp 5300m are Camp I5900m, Camp II 6400m, Camp III 7200m, and Camp IV 7500m.

While everything is getting prepared at the base camp our climbing leader will give us essential acclimatization training and briefing regarding our ascend. Climbing to Camp I 5450m | 21000ft with the first section of the ridge moderately technical limestone and snow climb. The starting section on the moraine takes about two hours and requires fixing rope for almost 200m at a slope of 35-40º. Camp II lies above the snowy terrace, the ascend on ice, and a few mixed climbing sections. Camp I to camp II is safer which takes about three hours. The climb starts with the dense snow climb for about two hours, steep blue ice at a 35-40º incline of about 50-60m, these sections do not require a ladder. Camp III the long distance of 1000m with complete fixed rope sloppy ascend. this section receives lots of cold wind, It takes about five hours of ice and snow on a 35-45º slope. One of the main threats of this section is avalanches due to the snow-covered Icey layer. Summit day takes the longest hour starting very early about midnight to reach the summit by 7 AM in about 35-50º slope. Most of the summit push is on the blue ice and snow. It is a time-consuming climb due to the fragmented fixed rope setups, 400m just above camp III and 400m above the serac, and again 100m below the ridge. It takes about 4 hours to return to Camp III after the summit with an extra three hours to get to camp II for an overnight stay.

Standard Itinerary

Dhaulagiri Expedition Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft. Airport pickup by a representative of Himalayan Nepal Trek and transfer to hotel on BB plan.

Day 02: Preparation

Preparation, Briefings at Departments of Tourism. Overnight at Hotel on BB plan.

Day 03: Pokhara

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 950m/3,116ft 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel on BB plan.

Day 04: Darbang

Drive from Pokhara to Darbang 1110m/3,641ft 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Phaliya Gaon

Trek from Darbang to Phaliya Gaon 1850m/6,070ft 6/7 hours. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 06: Muri

Trek from Phaliya Gaun to Muri.1850m/6,068ft 3/4 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Boghara

Trek from Muri to Boghara 2080m/6,823ft 4/5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Dobhan Kharka

Treks from Bagar to Dobhan Kharka 2520m 8,266ft 5/6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Sallaghari

Trek from Doban Kharka to Sallaghari 3100m/10,170ft. 5/6 hours. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 10: Italian Base Camp

Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp 3660m/12,005ft. 5/6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: 5/6 hours.

Rest and acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp before passing. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Trek from Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4750m /15,584ft 5/6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. 

Day 13-40:

Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m/26,795ft Base Camp to Base Camp.

Day 41: Base Camp

Preparation to return and clean up the base camp. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 42: Yak Kharka

Trek from Dhaulagiri base camp to Yak Kharka 4930m/16174ft 6 hours. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 43: Tukuche

Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche 2590m/8,496ft Drive to Tatopani (Hot Spring) 1190m/3,904ft 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 44: Kathmandu

Drive from Tatopani to Kathmandu via Beni/ Pokhara 1350m/4,429ft 10 hours. Transportation is provided by tourist minibus. Overnight at the hotel on the BB plan.

Day 45: Kathmandu

Leisure day, evening farewell dinner in a typical Nepali cultural restaurant. Overnight at Hotel on BB plan.

Day 46: Departure

Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination our representative will assist you to the airport for your further destination ahead.

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes :
  • 2 Times airport pick up and drops (domestic and international) Car, Van, Hi-ace, or Coaster in a standard private vehicle. 
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu 5* Marriott Hotel single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • 1 Welcome Dinner in a Nepali cultural dance restaurant with office Staff.
  • Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • 1 night Hotel in Pokhara (3-star category) twin Sharing room on Bed and breakfast plan. 
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Conservation area entry permits and fee.
  • 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • Trekking and climbing map.
  • One Himalayan Nepal Trek Duffle Bag.
  • Drive by tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Darbang (by jeep) While returning; Drive from Tukuche to Tatopani (by jeep) from Tatopani to Kathmandu Jeep Tourist Bus as per itinerary 
  • Transportation of all necessary equipment for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Darbang (by Bus) and from Darbang to Base camp (By Porters or Mules– depending upon condition) While returning; Base camp to Tukuche Mules or Porters– depending upon condition) and Tukuche to Kathmandu (by Bus).
  • Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or mules.
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Base Camp, Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served regularly during the entire expedition using Porters close by Marpha Well-managed base camp set up for members and Staffs. 
  • All necessary logistic arrangements for camping during the trek.
  • 1 Porter per member up to and from Base camp (both ways).
  • Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook and kitchen Helpers as required.
  • All Nepalese staff and porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food, and clothing.
  • Each member will have an individual north-face tent in Base Camp.
  • Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet and 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tents, Tables, chairs, and all necessary cooking gears.
  • Heater at base camp in each Dining.
  • 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, for the battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
  • Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at base Camp by a professional guide.
  • 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa) during the entire climb from Base Camp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps. 
  • Climbing Sherpa's Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing. 
  • Summit Oxygen: 3 oxygen bottles (4 liters) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. 
  • 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks and regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. 
  • Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1), (C2), and (C3) Group climbing gears and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required. Members will share tents in the above-high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route in Dhaulagiri (no extra charge will be applied to members). 
  • A Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa is also available for members at an appropriate charge.
  • Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp. 
  • Satellite Phone/Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • Internet facility will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
  • Weather forecast reports regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing certificate issued by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (Nepal) (after climbing Mt. Dhaulagiri successfully).
Cost Excludes :
  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepalese Visa fee is USD 125 for 90 Days.
  • Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, domestic flight (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) is Mandatory.
  • Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical kits, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear. 
  • Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • Internet service during the trek.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  • Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
  • Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
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Jeffrey Hall



Visiting Everest Base Camp and participating in a semi-technical climb in the Himalayas has been a long time goal of mine. After gettting into contact with Gopal, he reccomended I do the EBC Trek and Island Peak cimb. Since I was crunched for time and could only take 19 days off of work, Gopal tailored the itinerary with enough flexibility to achieve both objectives. The logistics and transportation upon arrival was clearly planned out. He was able to answer all the questions I had and gave reassurrance that the trip would be a success.

A success it was, completing everything on the itinerary (and more). My personnal guide Domi and porter Lhapa were both excellent. They gave me a unique introspective to the customs and lifestyle of the Sherpa family. Since I went solo, the three of us were limited only by my pace and capabiity. I did experience symptoms of altitude sickness, but this was my own doing as I did not properly pace myself going up. I saw a lot of people get evacuated due to altitude sickness at the higher camps, but if you take it slow and listen to your guides your should have no problem getting to EBC.

If you want to climb Island Peak, doing the EBC Trek is a great way to get acclimatized in a relatively short period of time. The climb itself was not hard, but did take all day to accomplish. We had the mountain to ourselfs which truly made it a memorable experience (no lines waiting on people). We crossed and climbed 8 ladders over glaciers which was a new experience for me. Domi paid careful attention the entire time, and I did not question my safety once while I was with him.

All in all, the trip was well worth the money spent. Customers/future trekkers should remember to stay flexible as weather, transportation, personal fitness, and altitude accimitization can alter the planned itinerary. Would highly reccomend this agency to those who wish to expericence the Khumbu valley from a local persective!





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The trek itself was led by Tempa Serpa an experienced climber who looked after us all individually and made sure all were doing the right things to make it to Basecamp. He paid attention to detail and looked after us extremely well including added things like a picnic at basecamp with his brother. His knowledge and life stories of the Kumbu region are amazing. by the end of the trip my wife and I were good friends with Temba.

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art m



Base Camp Trek

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Temba is a very conscientious, knowledgeable, experienced guide. He has summited mount Everest four times and participated in high altitude mountain rescues. He has also climbed many of the other mountains in the region.

I do not think there is a better guide on the mountain.

Gopal was our contact for organizing all the details of the Trek. He made sure everything was was booked and ready to go when we arrived. He is very organized and has been setting up treks for years. He was in constant contact with us and answered all our pre arrival questions quickly and concisely. He took very good care of us in Kathmandu before and after the trek, inviting to his home for a pre hike meal, meeting us at the airport ,etc.

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Everest Base Camp with Best hands

Me and two of my friends from Sri Lanka did Everest Base camp in April 2019 with Himalayan Nepal Trek. Mr. Gopal handled this tour arrangement with high accuracy and no mistakes. He gave a tour guide Mr Indra, from my heart he has become a family member to travel with and took care of us very perfectly just like Mr. Gopal's perfectness. We have done all what we can do in a EBC tour and more than also i believe. I highly recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek to do the EBC tracking also Mr. Indra as a guide personally. I also got a chance to meet all their guide on the hiking duration all are so good and fun.





I spend 3 weeks in Nepal. Our guide was Temba. He is a very good guide. He is very kind, organized, answered all the questions regarding Nepal and he paid attention at every person needs.


Aloke S



Personalized Attention to Detail

My friend John and I did the Everest Base Camp plus Gokyo Lake trek last year 2018 in Oct/Nov and Gopal, the owner of Himalayan Nepal Trek, greeted us personally on arrival and ensured we were comfortably ensconced in our hotel in Kathmandu. He also accompanied us while John shopped for some trekking items in Thamel, like down jackets and sleeping bags etc. After we had completed EBC at Gorakshep we had to reconsider our route to Gokyo as John had had some altitude issues. Gopal immediately advised our guide via phone from Kathmandu to reroute us via Phortse to Gokyo and this single decision provided us with the most enjoyable section of the trek! Gopal also organized our excursion to Chitwan after the trek. I would not hesitate to use Gopal's services if I was to return to Nepal for another trek!





Everest Basecamp Trek

Our trek from Kathmandu to Everest Basecamp, Kala Pathar and Island Peak and back to Kathmandu was arranged by Himalayan Nepal Trek P LTD.

The entire expedition was very well arranged right from the airport pick up to various logistics including arrangements at various locations including stay at night at various guest houses.

Our guide and porter ensured that our safety and comfort was well taken care of.

Gopal Shreshta the owner of the trekking company personally tracked and followed up to ensure everything was going well.

I would highly recommend this company for to anyone interested in travelling to Nepal





Amazing 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

We had an amazing trekking experience to the Everest Base Camp. The actual trek took about 11-12 days, and we experienced all kinds of weather. Throughout the trek, our guide, Indra and the porters took really good care of us. One of the porters, Kumar, always went the extra mile and always helped Indra to ensure that we were well taken care of. Indra is a humorous guide and we had fun while trekking or chilling out at the lodges. His sharing sessions gave us valuable insights to the Everest region, and we brought back more than just photos and memories.

Appreciate the help by Tembar when we were planning for the trek, and we would love to be back to do another one!


Yi Hui





Wonderful trek! The tricky bridges over the furious streams, the dark forests and the deep gorges, the glaciers, many Kham forts and monasteries, the desert and mineral landscapes, Himlung Himal base camp, the many blue sheeps and yaks and goats give a life-time memory. The Kang La was under snow but we re-planned the itinerary towards Tilicho Tal which was, in all its most pure whiteness, the icing on the cake. Thank you to Mr Gopal and his team!





Gokyo-Ri Trek

Back in January 2018, my girlfriend and I had the idea to celebrate my 30th birthday in the mountains. I approached Temba to plan the trip and like what I imaged, it is the most amazing birthday on the peak of Gokyo-Ri. The trek was very well organised. I feel safe trekking with Temba and Temba have become a true and good friend of ours. I will definitely recommend all my friends to trek with Temba / Himalayan Nepal Trek





Amazing trip of our lifetime, with the best guide ever

We had the trip of our lifetime, with the best Sherpa guide ever! We had a 10 days trek to Gokyo Ri, in the Everest region. Our guide, Temba Sherpa was the best guide that we could have asked for. We were shown with great hospitality the moment we touched down into Kathmandu airport.

Temba is extremely knowledgeable about the many peaks in the region and the world. He is also a very experienced trekker and mountaineer, having trekked through many of the routes several times in his 20 over years of experience, and also having reached the summits of many mountains, such as summitting Mount Everest three times so far.

Temba is also very organised and resourceful, ensuring that we had the best accommodation and food throughout the trek, and also ensuring that we had the first flights in and out of Lukla. He is also detail-oriented and pays great attention to our health and welfare throughout the trek.

Our trip was amazing, and we loved the Gokyo Ri trek, whereby we were able to appreciate the grandeur of Mount Everest amidst its surrounding peaks. We were blessed with great weather, and an amazing guide who made the entire trip such a pleasant and memorable experience.

We will definitely go back to Nepal soon, and will definitely trek with Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek when we are back again. I would strongly recommend Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek to anyone who wishes to do a trek in Nepal.





Amazing Guide

Had a great time! Our guide Indra was very kind, knowledgable and patient. We felt very welcome and safe traveling with him and any and all questions were answered with a smile. His son Sushil accompanied us as well and he was also very nice and great to have with us. The guest houses we stayed at were great and had all basic amenities you would need. The area was enchanting, the people were welcoming, and the views were amazing.