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Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition

Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It is an enormous Himalayan massif, located in north central Nepal. The crest of the mountain stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers and ice fall. Along the main crest, several pyramid shaped peaks rise. Four of these peaks, numbered from east to west rise above 7000 m. These peaks are, in fact, almost unmatched in the world. Each peak rises 7000m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the southeast in about 30km of horizontal distance. The Kali Gandaki gorge is especially stood between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna thus, giving a unique example of two Eight-thousander gaints facing each other over a deep Kaligandaki valley.

The climb follows a circuitous route around the mountain from French Col (5334m) to approach the summit from the North East Col. Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first successfully climbed by the Swiss expedition team in 1960.

Mt. Dhaulagiri expedition trip begins with overland drive with expedition crew together from Kathmandu to Beni Bazaar following the classical route with an exceptional view of the Kaligandaki gorge that encircles Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). En route we cross over the snow capped mountain passes, and finally summit to Mt. Dhaulagiri.

The vast majority of ascents till date have been organizing via the first ascent route, which is the "Normal Route" on the mountain. The unstable weather conditions, with fearsome winds and below zero temperatures constitute obstacle in the way of the expedition's attempt. However, ascents can be made from almost every direction. After the summit we follow the route upto Jomsom and fly to Pokhara, and end the expedition trip in Kathmandu. This magnificent mountain was first climbed by K. Diemberger, P. Diener, M. Dorji, E. Forrer, A. Schelbert & N. Dorji in 1960 although it was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s. The mountain was remained unknown until a Swiss aerial survey was carried out in 1949. Climbing Mt. Dhaulagiri is suggested during the months of April, May, September and October.

Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition Highlights
  • Concentration of fifteen peaks of 7 000 meters in altitude
  • Harsh terrain but spectacular surrounding
  • Panoramic views from the summit
  • Three high passes to cross before climbing
  • Visit beautiful monasteries, apple orchard and various ethnic villages
  • Observe many beautiful mountains

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02: Documents Preparation and shopping

Day 03: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism

Day 04: Drive Kathmandu to Beni Bazaar 830m.and transfer to Lodge.

Day 05: Beni – Babi Chaur

Day 06: Babichaur – Dharapani.

Day 07: Dharapani – Muri.

Day 08: Muri – Boghara.

Day 09: Boghara – Dovang.

Day 10: Dovang – Pine Forest.

Day 11: Pine Forest – Italian Base Camp.

Day 12: Italian BC – Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Day 13 – 34: Climbing period of Dhaulagiri (8167m.)

Day 35: Dhaulagiri Base Camp – Tukuche Glacier.

Day 36: Tukuche Glacier – Yak Kharka 3,680m.

Day 37: Yak Kharka – Marpha Village.

Day 38: Marpha – Jomsom Bazaar & transfer to Lodge.

Day 39: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel.

Day 40: Rest in Pokhara

Day 41: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 42: Final departure

Cost Includes
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star Standard)
  • Airport transfers
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Beni & back to Kathmandu
  • Fly Jomsom- Pokhara
  • 20 KG cargo per member on the domestic flight
  • Trekking from Beni to Dhaulagiri Base camp, summit & back to Jomsom on lodge accommodation or camping basis
  • Food for trekking & expedition period
  • Porters from Jomsom to Base Camp & back to Jomsom (Porter transportation)
  • 1 tent (north face brand) for 1 person for expedition
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, tables and chairs, Mattresses for expedition
  • All kitchen equipment for Base Camp
  • Liaison officer's allowances equipment for expedition, flight tickets, insurance
  • Expedition Crew’s allowances for expedition, flight tickets, insurance, daily wages
  • Peak permit for Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition
  • All transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • Our Crew: Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy and Kitchen helpers
  • A trekking guide, a climbing guide, a Sherpa
  • All necessary government and local taxes
  • Satellite phone (upon hiring basis)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness)
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Exclude(s)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/ Pokhara
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp
  • Expedition personal climbing gears
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation
  • Helicopter rescue
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
  • Expedition cargo custom clearance
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
  • Waki takies permit
  • Extra expenses of personal nature
  • Medical/ emergency oxygen with regulator and mask
  • Garbage Deposit (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be refunded after the expedition
23 April 2013 10 May 2013 Yes USD $1375 Book Now

Trip Facts

Trip Days : 42 Days

Grade : Challenging

Max. Altitude : 8167m

Client Reviews

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3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp ,Bristol, United Kingdom

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