Mt. Dhaulagiri is the fifth highest peaks in Nepal and the seventh highest peak of the world with its height 8,167m above from the sea level. This mountain lies in the northwestern corridor of Nepal in Myagdi District. Mt. Dhaulagiri is extends about 120km from Kaligandaki River to the Bheri river in the west. “Dhaulagiri” is derived from the Sanskrit word, “Dhawala and Giri” which means “White and Mountain” respectively. Mt. Dhaulagiri is also the highest point of the Gandaki River Basin. The Annapurna I, which is 34Km east of Dhaulagiri I, in between these two giants a gorge is formed, known as Kaligandaki Gorge, This gorge is deepest gorge in the world and Kaligandaki River flows in this gorge.
Dhaulagiri is reflected as one of the most fascinating peaks to climb. Mt. Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces, Majority of the scaling have been following the first route, which is known as “Normal Route”. Northeast route is considered as the normal route; However, Mt. Dhaulagiri has been scaled from every direction. It was the team of Swiss /Austrian Mountaineers led by Kurt Diemberger who first reached to the top of Mt. Dhaulagiri on 13th May 1960. As all of Dhaulagiri routes are challenging, only veterans seems to have interest in this mountain.
The base camp is normally set at around 4,750m, and then three camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 5,850m, camp 2 is at 6400m, and the last camp is at 7400m.
Every year Seven Summit Treks organize large number of Mt. Dhaulagiri expedition.
Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
Highest access of the Trek
-10 to 15 Celsius
Chettries, mahara, bohara Jhkari, Lohar
Mode of the trek
Most attraction of the Trek
Off touristy route and authentic Nepalese life style
a guide and required number of porter(s), cook, kitchen helper, sherpas,
All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea.)
Necessary camping equipments such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bags, cooking utensils, fuel etc.
insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.
Emergency evacuation by Helicopter,
Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.
Royalty Fee above 8000m Peak
Climbing permit to scale the Nepal Himalayas is issued in all seasons by the Mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Certain official documents are required to seek permission for climbing peaks. Around 121 peaks do not require liaison officer for expedition. Fees or royalties depend upon the altitude of the peak starting at US $ 1,000 for peaks below 6,501 meters and rising by US $ 500 for every 500 meters.
Member of the mountaineering expedition team
Royalty (U. S. Dollars)
One Member 25,000
Two Member 40,000
Three Member 48,000
Four Member 56,000
Five Member 60,000
Six Member 66,000
Seven Member 70,000
If there is any change in the royalty amount before receiving the briefing from the Ministry even after one has already paid the royalty under this Regulation, the mountaineering expedition team shall pay the changed amount of the royalty.