Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition
Duration: 46 Nights / 47 Days
Altitude: 8,167m

The Dhaulagiri Expedition is a tough proposal for mountaineers at any time. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit ‘Dhaula’ meaning white and ‘giri’ meaning mountain. The mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pandits, in 1873. However, the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. The French Annapurna expedition in 1950 had permission to climb either Annapurna or Dhaulagiri, but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss party failed in 1953, as did an Argentine group one year later.

Eight members of a Swiss expedition finally reached the summit in 1960, after four other attempts. The climbing route went aro und the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass and French Col, approaching the summit from the Northeast Col. The expedition was supplied by a Swiss Pilatus Porter aircraft, called the ‘Yeti’ which landed on the Northeast Col (5977m). Near the end of the expedition the plane crashed near Dhampus pass and the pilots, including the famous Emil Wick, walked down the mountain to Tukuche. In 1969 an avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Official formalities Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
Day 05: Drive from Pokhara (915m.) to Beni (1050m) & trek to Tatopani (1189m)
Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (2012m.)
Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha (2667m)
Day 08: Marpha to Yak Kharka(3680m, 5 hrs)
Day 09: Yak Kharka to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m)
Day 10 - 40: Climbing Period (Summit Period to Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m)
Day 41: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp)
Day 42: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka(3680m)
Day 43: Yak Kharka to Jomsom(2710m)
Day 44: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) -25 min,
Day 45: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 46: Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner
Day 47: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination
  • International Arrival/Departure Transfers
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara, inclusive of breakfast
  • Kathmandu Half day sightseeing, escorted by English Speaking Guide
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Beni - Kathmandu transportation
  • Annapurna National Park Entry Fee
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri Royalty Fee
  • Full board Tea House/ Lodge trek (night at Tea House/Lodge) & Full board camping throughout (night at tents)
  • Full board meals during the trekking and expedition period, if you have any specific dietary requirement please let us know, we will provide accordingly
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Professional Expedition Guide
  • One to one Climbing Sherpa on summit day
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa equipment & allowance
  • Oxygen (5 cylinder of 4 liter per member and 3 cylinders per Sherpa) and Mask regulator
  • Personal luggage allowed 100Kg.
  • 1 tent for 1 member for Expedition North Face or Similar brand
  • All camping gear that includes dining tent, cooking stove, gas, ropes, toilet tent, shower tent, table and chairs, mattresses sharing with other members
  • Liaison officer's allowances, equipment for expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group member
  • High altitude staff allowances, food, accommodation, insurance, daily wages
  • High Altitude Nepali staff accidental/ medical/emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • Radio communication set (walkie-talkie)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group members
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Garbage Deposit(Sharing with other members)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All liable government of Nepal administration fees for climbing permits processing
  • International flight fares
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (See Trip Note for Details)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Personal specific high altitude climbing food
  • Personal climbing gears–clothing, sleeping bags, climbing equipment. Please click ‘equipment check list’
  • Personal Travel/Medical/Accident/Emergency evacuation insurance
  • International cargo custom clearance fee
  • Alcoholic beverage & bottle drinks
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal Satellite phone permit
  • Filming & Videography
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Climbing Sherpa bonus
  • Tips for Nepali staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter which costs US $ 450 per person. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
  • Any changes incurred as a result of delay beyond the control of ‘Guide Pemba’
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail, internet between Nepal and your home country)
  • Medical evacuation insurance policy is mandatory
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost Includes’

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