Dhaulagiri Expedition

DHAULAGIRI EXPEDITION [8167m]

Mt. Dhaulagiri Lies west from Mt. Annapurna Region on west Nepal. Mt. Dhaulagiri is one of the world’s 14 above 8000meter high mountains having most technical climbing so it needs the best quality of technical equipments, climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience above 7000m, 6+ rock and Ice climbing experience &  highly motivated technically sound climber’s team. The weather is unpredictable which may change suddenly. There are high passes to reach Base camp (4,740m), the climb followed a roundabout route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass as French Col, to approach the summit from the North-East Col.

The History of Dhaulagiri Expedition established when eight members of a Swiss expedition conquered the summit in 1960. Many Mountaineering groups tried to made summit before 1960 but no one got success   after this The Japanese Expedition (1970), the American Expedition (1973) and Italian Expedition (1976) submitted this mountain peak successfully. There are four High camps to summit after base camp( 4760m),Advance camp ( 5,300m),Camp I( 5,900m),Camp II(6,400m),Camp III ( 7,200m) & Camp IV ( 7,500m). The climb now moves to the East Ridge to reach Camp IV.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Best months of Expedition: April- May / October – November
Accommodation: Hotel/Tented camp/ Guest House
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Full Board in trekking /Bed & breakfast in Kathmandu
Guide: 
 English speaking climbing guide with Assistance Sherpa, Cook with all Kitchen / Camping
            crew
Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private vehicle as per group size
Departure Dates: Upon request
Cost: As per arrangement (Up to Base Camp Service / Up to Summit)
Route: East ridge with Four camps to summit having ice, rock & steep snow climbing

TETATIVE ITINERARY

Day 01 : Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Days 02 to 03 : Preparing Expedition & Briefing
Days 04 : Drive by Bus to Beni & Galeshor Camp
Days 05 : Galeshor to Tato Pani
Days 06 : Tatopani to Ghasa
Days 07 : Larjung to Marpha
Days 08 : Marpha to Yak Khark
Days 09 : Yak Khark to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Days 10 to36 : Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri 8167m.
Days 37: Prepared for coming back
Days 38 : Dhaulagiri Base camp to Yak Khark
Days 39 : Yak Khark to Jomsom
Days 40 : Jomsom to Pokhara
Days 41 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Days 42: Kathmandu
Days 43 : Final Departure

THE COST INCLUDES

  • Transfer: Airport – Hotel and Hotel – Airport
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the expedition – 5 days)/ 2 star standard
  • Transportation (of equipment and supplies, as well as members) to Beni
  • Porters till to Base Camp
  • Food and camping during trekking to Base Camp
  • Single tent with padded floor and mattresses at Base Camp for each member
  • Applicable national park fees
  • All food and fuel in Base Camp during the expedition
  • Solar panel at Base Camp
  • Services of Cook and Kitchen Boy at Base Camp
  • Kitchen Tent, Store tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, table and chairs, etc.
  • Insurance of Cook, Kitchen Boy, Liaison Officer and porters
  • Equipment allowance, wages for government Liaison Officer
  • Garbage disposal charge (Re-fundable )

THE COST EXCLUDES 

  • Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry, postage, telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
  • Entry visa and Re-entry for Nepal.
  • Climbing meals & cooking materials
  • International departure tax.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Bar Bills and beverage
  • Medical and rescue insurance.
  • Personal Climbing equipment/  high altitude Tents for different camps
  • Medicine and first aid expenses
  • Extra porter US$ 70 each for 30Kg (up to BC & return)
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Garbage Deposit ( re-fundable / need to manage garbage fixed Place)
  • Climbing Bonus and summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use climbing Sherpa)
  • Tips/ Bonus to Trekking staffs, cook & helpers

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 43 Days
  • Best Time: April- May / October November
  • Difficulty: Very Hard