Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition
The 7th highest mountain peak in the world is Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Join us on our 2017/ 2018 Dhaulagiri Expedition.
8,167m / 26,795 feet
April - May & Oct - Nov
8000M + EXPEDITION
Our Dhaulagiri Expedition takes you to the seventh highest peak in the world and the fifth highest in Nepal at (8,167 meters/26,795 feet). The name Dhaulagiri comes from the Sanskrit word where Dhawala means “Dazzling, White Beautiful” and Giri means “Mountain”. The normal climbing route for our Dhaulagiri Expedition is the Northeast ridge. Dhaulagiri is the highest point of the Gandaki River basin. The South and West faces are immense and rise up over 4,000 meters. Most of the Dhaulagiri ascents have been successful from the Northeast Ridge route.
Northeast Ridge route which had been reconnoitered one year earlier by an Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec. This was also the first Himalayan climb supported by a fixed-wing aircraft. The aircraft, a Pilatus PC-6, crashed during an approach and was later abandoned in Hidden Valley north of the mountain. Dhaulagiri is buttresses by five ridges which offers the possibilities of different routes of ascent though six different routes have been established for climbing so far. The vast majority of ascents to date have been via the first ascent route, which is the Normal Route on the mountain. However, ascents have been made from almost every direction for the Dhaulagiri Expedition.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Preparation for the climbing period.
Day 03: Drive to Beni (830m) and then to Darbang (1180m).
Day 04: Trek to Phaliya Gaon (1500m).
Day 05: Trek to Muri (1850m).
Day 06: Trek to Boghara (2080m).
Day 07: Trek to Dobang (2520m).
Day 08: Rest day.
Day 09: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m).
Day 10: Rest day in Italian Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).
Day 12-38: Dhaulagiri Climbing Period.
Day 39: Trek to French Col (5360m).
Day 40: Cross French Col and trek to Kharkha Camp.
Day 41: Cross Dhampus Pass (5258m).
Day 42: Trek to Tukuche (2590m).
Day 43: Drive to Beni.
Day 44: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 45: Fly back to your destination.
All arrival and departure transfer services
Assistance at Kathmandu international airport by Sherpa Expedition during your arrival and departure.
4 night request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
Land transportation from Kathmandu- Durmang - Beni - Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
Kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
Daily weather report services from Seattle
Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Nepalese government royalty.
One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3 time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $3 USD per minute.
Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
Each client will have an individual North Face V25 tent available in the Dhaulagiri advanced base camp.
Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
All tents for camp I, II and III.
Ice fall charges.
Gamow Bags(Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
2 Bottles(8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member.
Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided.
We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing and insurance.
Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp I, III and South Col for cooking food.
Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
Complete pre-departure information.
Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
Items of personal nature and laundry expenses.
Expenses of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone and internet expenses.
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for climber.
Summit bonus for the Sherpa after approaching to the summit. (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
Special Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera.
All personal climbing gears.
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section