Camp 2 at dawn on Dhaulagiri
Summit ridge of Dhaulagiri at dawn
Climbers at ceremonial summit at dawn on Dhaulagiri

Situated in Western Nepal, Dhaulagiri is one of the coveted 8,000m peaks, standing as the seventh highest mountain in the world.

In Sanskrit, Dhaulagiri translates into Dhavali giri, meaning “White Mountain” and is the highest mountain that lies entirely within Nepal.

Dhaulagiri is one of the lesser climbed 8000 metre peaks, probably due to it being a little more remote than its more accessible cousins.

Once believed to be the highest mountain in the world, the mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches and we plan on climbing the standard route, the North East Ridge. Please enquire with our office for further information and pricing.

  • A stunning and remote climb
  • The world’s seventh highest mountain
  • Climb as a private expedition

Expedition Level

Expedition Level







50 days




Arrive in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Preparations

Fly Pokhara, drive to Darbang
DAY 4 - 10

Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp

DAY 11 - 14

Rest Days at Dhaulagiri Base Camp

DAY 15 - 45

Climbing Period

DAY 46 - 48

Cross French Pass and trek to Jomsom

DAY 49

Flights to Pokhara/Kathmandu

DAY 50

Trip Ends

Map of Western Nepal's Mount Dhaulagiri.

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
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The need for exceptional physical fitness cannot be over-emphasised. A regular, strenuous programme must be followed for many months to achieve the level of fitness required. We recommend a training programme tailored to mountaineering such as those from Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

You must be able to efficiently climb ice, snow and rock terrain, multiple days in a row. Climbers will ideally have a broad set of climbing skills from basic rock climbing to advanced cramponing on snow and ice and strong rope skills such as rappelling and rope ascending. You should be comfortable with camp craft and self-care at high altitude.

Altitude Experience

Prior ascents of multiple 6,000-7,000m peaks are required (such as Denali, Aconcagua, Peak Lenin, 6,000m peaks in Nepal, or the Ecuador Volcanoes).

Climbers on French pass with the north face of Dhaulagiri behind
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition Leaders and Sherpa staff who are recognised as some of the most pre-eminent mountaineers in the industry.

Many operators make statements about their services that are intentionally designed to mislead or avoid addressing important issues. The reality on the mountain is that unless you have a strong and experienced leader with sufficient Sherpa staff in support, the chances of summiting are dramatically reduced. Expeditions that are operated by local staff, with no qualified and experienced western guides, are generally not able to offer you a legitimate level of safety or success. These expeditions have the highest ratio of accident and frostbite injury on trips which may seem cheap at the time when booking but the long term effects make the price difference irrelevant.

The AC approach to making expeditions work for you is reflected in the quality and safety of the expeditions we run along with our consistently high success rate.

Dhaulagiri climber just below summit

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Professional, qualified guides
  • Experienced Sherpa team
  • Return fixed-wing flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Fixed-wing flight Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Superior Base Camp
  • Excellent food and catering
  • Oxygen – four bottles
  • Comprehensive Medical kit
  • Wi-Fi at Base Camp 
  • Regular dispatches for families and friends to follow your expedition
  • Comprehensive support from our New Zealand office team.
Climbers feet with climbers below on Nth ridge Dhaulagiri

It has always been the Adventure Consultants mission to implement the highest standards within the high altitude climbing arena.

Sherpas on Mt Dhaulagiri

We celebrate our incredible Sherpa climbing staff who been successfully developing their professional prowess over the previous 3 decades to become the respected cadre they are today.

Climbers low on Dhaulagiri

We specialise in helping you to climb to the summit of the highest peaks on earth

AC team on summit of Dhaulagiri

Our entire Adventure Consultants team safely reaching the summit of Mt Dhaulagiri.

Our Team
Guy Cotter
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Dean Staples
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Climbers close to summit of Dhaulagiri at dawn

"Highly recommended. The Dhaulagiri expedition was well organised, well-resourced and led by a highly experienced, motivated and competent team of guides supported by Sherpa. The environment on the mountain is high risk and thus paying for this level of support is key to a safe and successful trip. This was the reason that I chose AC for my first 8000m expedition and I consider this to have been an excellent decision."

Thomas Adams, UK
Camp 3 on Dhaulagiri

"AC did a wonderful job. I'd 100% recommend them to anyone looking for an accommodating and professional experience."

Spencer Hall, USA
Steep climbing directly above base camp on Dhaulagiri

"Almost unbelievably fine-tuned organization. Dedicated staff and strong guidance from our guide made everything run smoothly."

Ted Neu, USA
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