Dhaulagiri Expedition 60 Days

Trip Information

Intrepidity and Mountain madness are the two words to perfectly describe the adventurous expedition in Nepal. Moreover, the presence of unlimited peaks and mountains have added the aura to the wilderness adventure possibility in Nepal be it for trekking in Nepal or be it for the expedition including wide ranges of adventure sports natural arenas. Dhaulagiri stands atop for the awesome Nepal trekking and expedition. Being the world’s 7th highest peak it has been luring the adrenaline rush seekers across the globe for its ascendancy.

Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) is located in the western part of Nepal which is the 7th highest peak in the world. Nepal is geographically gifted with trekking sites as it provides challenging and rewarding trek. Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition offers tremendous natural beauty, the evergreen flourishes with rhododendron and the settlement of beautiful people with beautiful heart and their fusion but rich in their own culture. Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition is a campaign type of trekking. Trekking in Dhaulagiri region is the most adventurous and challenging trekking destination.

The expedition in the Dhaulagiri coincides with Dhaulagiri Base Camp trekking which is still considered as the off the beaten trekking trail of Nepal. The mountain is located at the stunning mountain range in west of Kali Gandaki valley and Mount Annapurna. The high by passes e.g. French Pass and Thapa Pass would act as the acclimatization and warm up session for the climbers before embarking on the summit journey. Join the expert and experienced team of Sherpa with the Backpacker Treks & Expedition.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02-04: For official matter

Day 05: Fly/ drive to Pokhara

Day 06: Trek to Babichoaur (950m)

Day 07: Trek to Phedi (1100m)

Day 08: Phalai Gaun (1810m)

Day 09: To Jugapani

Day 10: Trek to Boghara (2080m)

Day 11: Trek to Lapche Kharka

Day 12: Trek to Chartare (2820m)

Day 13: Trek to Pakoban (3585m)

Day 14: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m)

Day 15-51: Climbing Period

Day 52: Trek to Dhampus

Day 53: Trek to Marpha

Day 54: Trek to Ghasa

Day 55: Trek to Tatopani

Day 56: Drive to Beni or Pokhara

Day 57: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 58-59: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 60: Departure

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
You will arrive at the International Airport in Kathmandu, where you will be warmly welcomed and then after you will be safely transferred into the hotel where we will discuss about the further plans as per your convince. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 02-04: For official matter
The next couple of days will be spent in Kathmandu for resting and preparation. As you are heading for a long trekking you should pay attention in the preparation for the expeditions. In the afternoon we will be doing the final briefing that could help in the expedition. During this time, you will also acquire the permit needed for the expedition from the government of Nepal.

Day 05: Fly (35min) / drive to Pokhara (6hrs)
It depends on you whether you want to take a flight to Pokhara or prefer driving seeing the scenic beauties on the way to Pokhara. We will go to Pokhara from Beni (830m). It is not very far as it covers only 830 meters; it takes only 4 hours of drive. Beni is the district headquarters of Myagdi and here your trekking permit will be checked. Beni will offer good scenery. Overnight stay at guest house.

Day 06: Trek to Babichoaur (950m) 5 hrs
From Beni you will move for the trek to Babiyachaur (950m), which takes 5 hours. Leaving Beni means leaving Kali Gandaki and going west following the north bank of Myagdi Khola all the way through the village of Beni. Crossing the bridge beyond the village to the South bank of river, the track makes a half loop before crossing another bridge which is near to the Simalchaur. Again you need to come back to the bank where it leads to the village of Babiyachaur. Overnight stay in a tented Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Phedi (1100m) 4hrs
On the 7th day of our expedition, we will trek to Phedi (1100m). Phedi is a town and Village Development Committee in Khotang District in the Sagarmatha Zone. From the top of the Phedi, we can see the most splendid view. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Phalai Gaun (1810m) 6rs
On the 8th day after taking breakfast we leave Phedi for Phalai Gaun (1810m) and it requires six hours. Phalai Gaun is a beautiful village and there exist different places to take a walk. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: To Jugapani 5hrs
From Phalai Gaun (1810m) we move for Jugapani, which covers Five hours. While we leave for Jugapani we do not take breakfast in Phalai Gaun rather take it on the way to Jugapani and take a break. We will take our lunch in Jugapani for one and half an hour. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Boghara (2080m) 5hrs
Boghara (2080m) is a small village which joins from the narrow and wide trails of Jugapani. The trail is now high above the river valley, imprinted along the cliff. After walking an hour we will arrive at the small village of Boghara. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Lapche Kharka 5hrs
The next day we will resume our trek after having breakfast in the morning. Five hours of trek along the beautiful trail will take us to Lapche Kharka. The trail is smooth and beautiful as we will move past several fields, orchards, rivers before reaching the destination. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Chartare (2820m) 4hrs
On the 12th day, we will be heading to Chartare situated at an altitude of 2820 meters. It takes four hours of mild climbing from Lapche Kharka to reach Chartare. The trail is easy and smooth as we move up the altitude. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek to Pakoban (3585m) 5hrs
The destination for the 13th day will be Pakoban, and we resume our trek after having breakfast in the morning. We cover around 700 meters of altitude on the day on five hours of trekking. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m)
On the 14th day you will move for the trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m) visible instantly on at the far end while the striking north flank of Dhaulagiri (4740m) dominates the skyline to the right. You will reach Dhaulagiri Base camp which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of Dhaulagiri II and Dhaulagiri.

Day 15-51: Climbing Period
From the day 15 to 51 is allocated for Climbing period. This is an essential time frame where an expert will teach the right way for climbing the Mountain and help in expedition. They will examine each and every thing during this period and it is good to let them know your weakness and strength that will help to work out. Overnight stay in a tented camp during the climbing period. During this time, you will ascend the summit of Mount Dhaulagiri, along with the expedition team, and then return back to the Base Camp completing the mountain expedition.

Day 52: Trek to Dhampus
Following the successful climbing of the mountain, you will now embark on the return trip. Dhampus is another location for the trekking after finishing the climbing period. Finishing such a long trek we will have some entertainment by resting in Dhampus. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 53: Trek to Marpha 6hrs
After spending a day in Dhampus, we will head towards Marpha and it takes 6 hours. The literal meaning of Marpha means hard working people. For the natives of Marpha, tourism and mule rearing are the two basic occupations. We are going to enjoy the company of natives. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 54: Trek to Ghasa
Taking our breakfast early in the morning in Marpha we are going to move from there to Ghasa. Ghasa is well known for guesthouse. Here, you will find comfortable guesthouse along with the facilities of scenery. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 55: Trek to Tatopani 6hrs
Our next destination for trekking is Tatopani from Ghasa and the total time that it going to take is 6 hours. Tatopani literally signifies “hot water” or spring where you can play with the water and that provides spiritual satisfaction. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 56: Drive to Beni or Pokhara
We will be moving from Tatopani to Beni and from Beni we will move further to Pokhara which is known as a city of beauty. In Pokhara there are lots of places where you can explore different things and it is necessary even as we are returning from a long and difficult trekking. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 57: Return to Kathmandu
Again it depends upon you whether you want to stay one more day in Pokhara or willing to return Kathmandu. If you are willing to return, then you will be driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu which will take around 6 hours. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 58-59: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Valley is full with places for sightseeing where you will be visiting Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa along with three different Durbar Squares. So, we will have lots of fun and at the same time will get to learn many things related with the historical things and architecture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

Day 60: Departure
On the 60th day of the tour package, you will return to your own country via the international Airport in Kathmandu. After Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek, if you are interested to engage in more adventures like jungle safari, rafting and so on you can spend one more day in Kathmandu.

Price: N/A

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Dhaulagiri Peak permit, all govt. taxes & garbage deposit
  • Round trip airfare and domestic airport taxes
  • Liaison officer
  • One head Sardar/Guide
  • Cook(s) and kitchen boy(s)
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa per two clients)
  • Necessary number of porters
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears
  • All base camp meals + high altitude food (Backpack brand)
  • All necessary camping and kitchen gears
  • High-quality tents for both base camp and high camps
  • Gamov bag for medical propose
  • Oxygen with regulator set for medical purpose
  • Walkie-talkie set with radio base
  • Necessary EPI gas with burner
  • North face down jacket for -20 degree
  • Solar panel with batteries/ generator with fuel for power supply
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members
  • City sightseeing before end of the expedition

    Cost Excluded »

    1. Nepal entry visa fee.
    2. International air fee.
    3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
    4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
    5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
    6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
    7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
    8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.
  • Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

    Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

    Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

    Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

    Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

    Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

    List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

    Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.