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    Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167 m)

    4.58/5 from 12 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Trip Difficulty
      Strenuous
    • Activities
      Trek and Climbing
    • Accommodation
      3 star standard hotel in Cities, Guest house during trekking and tent during climbing
    • Meals
      All Standard Meals throughout the trip
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People
      15

    About - Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167 m)

    Dhaulagiri standing at an astounding elevation of 8167 is the world's seven highest peak lying on the Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The primary survey of Dhauligiri in the 1800s named Dhauligiri as the highest peak in the world and it continued as it did for nearly 30 years. The name Dhaulagiri is derived from Sanskrit which means “White Mountain”. Dhaulagiri is one of the less-visited mountains but has to offer adventure, natural beauty, cultures, and tradition, unlike any other eight-thousanders. 

    The common route to the summit is from Northeast Ridge although there are possible six routes to the summit, which was the route used by the Swiss expedition team in 1960 which successfully climbed to the summit, the route is also considered the easiest route from others. The mountain was surveyed in the early 1800s but was not popularly known among mountaineers until 1960 the successful expedition was carried out in 1960. Mt. Dhaulagiri is considered the most interesting mountain among the eight-thousanders. 

    Things to do before Dhaulagiri Expedition

    Often people think expeditions are done in months and summits are successfully done within it, but that’s exactly the opposite in real life. Before any expedition, the preparation for it must be started at least a year or so. For any expedition to a mountain peak, especially in the case of the Dhaulagiri Expedition, you are required to maintain your physical and mental status the most, because climbing a peak is the ultimate test of your physical and mental status. It's highly recommended to start a physical and mental fitness activity program at least before a year of climbing. The more physically and mentally stable you are the possibility of climbing the summit. Nobody wants to end the summit because of your physical or mental state, at the end of the day it’s about reaching the top. Nevertheless, it may require constant hard work and dedication for a long period of time. 

    Best time for Dhaulagiri Expedition

    The climbing window period is said as the perfect time for expeditions, which goes from May-July. This time of the year comes under the Spring season although the expeditions are carried out through Sep-Dec which is an autumn season and last but not least comes the winter season which is the time of least expeditions although it can be the real deal for extreme adventure enthusiasts. The period of Spring or climbing window season has probably the best climate of the year with calmer air, clearer visibility, and more peacefulness. 

    Major Highlights of the Dhaulagiri Expedition

    Panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri Mountain Range

    The expedition of Dhaulagiri is not about the mountain itself but also about the panoramic mountains that you can see namely Machhapuchhre, Dhampus, Mt Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, and Mt Tukuche. These panoramic views of the mountain are worthy to see from the summit of Dhaulagiri which is also some of the highest peaks in the world itself. 

    Ethnic Thakali, Gurung, and Magar Rituals and Cultures

    You will pass through numerous ethnic hamlet settlements on your trek toward the base camp of the seventh-highest mountain in the world, where you will be greeted with warm & friendly hospitality by the locals. Some of the most amazing communities in the world are home to these ethnic groups. Their culture and traditions are some of the things you would wanna witness during your trek to base camp. The local cuisine, attire, and way of life in those places are all rather fascinating to explore.

    Abundant flora and fauna

    Dhaulagiri is one of the least visited places in the Himalayan range which makes it a perfect destination for someone wanting to experience true nature. The lesser crowd means the perseverance of diverse flora and fauna. The flora and fauna of the Dhaulagiri range are some of the rarest on the planet. You can expect to see some wild snow leopards, red pandas, and many more but remember to respect the natural ecosystem. 

    More HIghlights of the Dhaulagiri Expedition

    • The base camp of the world's seven highest mountains and its monstrous scope of pinnacles
    • Subalpine and Alpine zona's vegetation
    • Navigate from the Mygdi locale to arrive at beautiful Lower Mustang at Kaligandaki River valley
    • Two high passes: French High pass and Dhampus pass.
    • Machhapuchhre, Dhampus , Mt Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal , Annapurna , Mt Tukuche (6837m).
    • Off-beaten course and an audacious experience.
    • Traditional and local lifestyle.
    • Abundant trials and more of nature.

    For the complete guide on peak climbing and expedition in Nepal, please click here.

    If you are looking for similar trips, we also offer Mt Everest Expedition (8848.86 m), Manaslu Expedition (8,163 m), Lhotse Expedition (8,516 m), Kanchenjunga Expedition (8,586 m), and many more.

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    Dates & Availability

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      Mr. Jonah
      United States of America (the), New York

      Greater the view from the Top

      Luxury Holidays Nepal is their name while providing very fine and best services. During my Peak Climbing, Luxury Holidays Nepal gave me amazing services, and a great team, who support me during the journey in and very friendly manner. The whole journey is unforgettable for me. It was a great experience. Every step up makes the views more pristine and outstanding.

      Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for such an amazing wonderful trip. If I have to suggest the best trek company, I proudly suggest Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. to everyone. Go and explore the Himalayan landlock country with them. 

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      Mr. Pedry Luis
      United States of America (the), Dallas

      Excellent choice for our Peak Climbing in Nepal

      Luxury Holidays Nepal was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal. We had the most incredible Peak climbing. Our guide, Santosh Sherpa, is very knowledgeable, flexible, and caring about our needs and expectations. We had a fantastic guide and our porter was great. We enjoyed the personal attention and treatment from the time of arrival at the airport to our departure back home. The quality of service we received from LHN was excellent. Had a great experience! I highly recommend Luxury holiday Nepal and join this company for further holidays.

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      Mr. Oliver
      United States of America (the), Texas

      LHN was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal

      We recently completed Peak Climbing with Luxury Holidays Nepal.LHN made our trip enjoyable. Peak Climbing has been my dream since childhood. It was done in a very safe manner. Good and comfortable accommodations were provided. . We were very satisfied with their service and given information about the journey. . It was an unforgettable trip in my entire life. I highly recommend the Luxury holiday Nepal.

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    Essential Information

    Tourist Visa
    Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    Getting in Nepal
    There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Luxury Holidays Nepal representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

    Domestic Flights
    Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back home be changeable at any time.

    Altitude Sickness
    Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of the human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatizing the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if they climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.

    Money
    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.

    Tipping
    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

    Drinking-Water
    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.

    Safety
    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.

    Internet and SIM Card
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

    Vaccinations & Immunization
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

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