Dhaulagiri I Overview

Peak ID





8167 M / 26794 FT


28º 41' 48


83º 29' 42


1st ascent on

May 13,1960

1st ascent by

Peter Diener,
Kurt Diemberger,
Albin Schelbert,
Ernst Forrer,
Nima Dorje Sherpa,
Nawang Dorje Sherpa,

Dhaulagiri I is located in the Dhaulagiri mountain range of Nepal Himalayas. Dhaulagiri I is known as the White Mountain is the seventh highest peak in the world. This peak is very popular among the eight-thousanders for expeditions. It lies northwest of Pokhara, an important tourist center. When Dhaulagiri I was discovered in 1808, it was thought to be the highest mountain peak in the world. It remained as the highest peak for 30 years, then Kanchenjungha took its place. Dhaulagiri I is on border of Dhaulagiri and Raghuganga rural municipality of Myagdi District. It is located in Gandaki Province of Nepal. Dhaulagiri I is 6.7 km north northeast of Manapathi and 8.4 km south southwest of Tukuche peak. Sita Chuchura is 9.6 km north and Dhaulagiri II is 12.5 km north northwest from Dhaulagiri I.


  • Province:

    Gandaki Pradesh
  • Mountain Range:

  • District:

  • Municipality/Rural Municipality:


Nearest help center

( from the basecamp along
the caravan route )
  • Police post:

    Darbang 37.1KM Marpha 23.1KM
  • Armed police post

    Jomsom 30.1KM
  • Army post:

    Beni 59.8KM Jomsom 30.1KM
  • Health centre/post:

    Darbang 37.1KM Marpha 23.1KM
  • Tourist police post:

    Jomsom 30.1KM
  • Nearest settlement :

    Jeltung 16.1KM Marpha 23.1KM

Royalty Fees

  • Nepalese (NRs):

    Sp 10000, Au 5000, Wi/Su 2500
  • Foreigners (USD):

    Sp 1800, Au 900, Wi/Su 450

How to get there

  • From Kathmandu:

    By flight to Pokhara and then drive to Beni or drive to Beni
  • Caravan route:

    Beni-Marpha-BC/ Beni-Darbang-Mudi-BC
  • Caravan route

    59.8KM through Beni, 30.1KM through Jomsom
  • Climbing route

    6.1KM through Beni, 8.1KM through Jomsom
  • Duration:

    55 Days


Four Faces

Dhaulagiri I (North West from Daldon)

Dhaulagiri I (South face from Poon Hill)