Dhaulagiri-Expedition

Dhaulagiri Expedition

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Famously known as “white mountain”, Dhaulagiri expedition was first led as a Swiss and Austrian expedition in 1960 through the north East Ridge. This is an expedition to one of Nepal’s highest eight thousanders and famously known peak all over the world. The peak climbing involves acclimatization and an early preparation before the ascent of the peak. This is one unique peak with its unique shape that is easily recognized as you leave Pokhara.

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All about the Dhaulagiri Expedition.

Famously known as “white mountain”, Dhaulagiri expedition was first led as a Swiss and Austrian expedition in 1960 through the north East Ridge. This is an expedition to one of Nepal’s highest eight thousanders and famously known peak all over the world. The peak climbing involves acclimatization and anm early preparation before the ascent of the peak. This is one unique peak with its unique shape that is easily recognized as you leave Pokhara.

Maurice Herzog was the first leader of the whole French expedition that first approached Dhaulagiri for expedition. The peak later was dismissed as being impossible to climb as the height was initially considered to be less than the South American peak named Andes but later the height was figured out which then was considered as the highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri might not be the highest peak of the world but it sure is the highest peak of the Gandaki river basin. The base camp is normally set at around 4,750m, and then three camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 5,850m, camp 2 is at 6400m, and the last camp is at 7400 meters.

Mount Dhaulagiri expedition: The expedition begins from Kathmandu trekking across the superb trails and finally making towards the base camp. After crossing three camps and an advanced base camp you make a summit to the Dhaulagiri peak. This can become extremely challenging thus you require good climbing prior experience that allows you to give an edge.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer in private vehicles,
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara hotel accommodation,
  • All ground transportation,
  • Flight Jomsom-Kathmandu,
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to Beni and back from Jomsom,
  • Climbing Permit fee of Dhaulagiri expedition,
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit),
  • Porters/Yaks to and from Base Camp,
  • One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps,
  • Oxygen bottles (4 x 4 lts per member) with British top out mask and regulator,
  • Government Liaison Officer,
  • Insurance for climbing Sherpas, cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters,
  • All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for trekking & expedition,
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws etc.)
  • Restop toilet bags to bring human waste of the mountain for all members,
  • Solar cookers at Base Camp & Camp 2,
  • Satellite phone (5 U$D per minute),
  • First aid & medical kits,
  • Walkie-talkies for each member & Sherpa partnered team,
  • High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpas,
  • Solar panel at Base Camp for light & charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras),
  • Personal solar powered light at each tent per member at Base Camp,
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys & Staff: Base Camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper,
  • Farewell dinner with cultural dance at Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Local and government TAX etc.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Insurance that covers Trekking/Climbing/Medical/Emergency evacuations,
  • International airfare,
  • Personal climbing gear above Base Camp,
  • Tips for the staffs & climbing guides,
  • Personal high-altitude Sherpa,
  • Carrying bonus & Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa,
  • Rusian poiks oxygen,
  • Alcoholic items,
  • Personal expenses: shopping, laundry, trekking & climbing equipment, battery charge, SIM Card etc.
  • Nepal visa fee,
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming,
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo,
  • Personal solar pack for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.),
  • Cost raised by unpredictable cancellation, natural calamities, political situation, illness etc.
  • Others expenses which are not mentioned above in INCLUDES section.
  1. 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350M/ 4,428Ft).

  2. 02-03 Kathmandu for official procedures

    Kathmandu for official procedures.

  3. 04 Drive to Beni & to Darbang

    Drive to Beni (830M/ 2,723Ft) & to Darbang (1,180M/ 3,870Ft).

  4. 05 Trek to Phaliya Gaon

    Trek to Phaliya Gaon (1,500M/ 4,920ft).

  5. 06 Trek to Muri

    06: Trek to Muri (1,850M/ 6,068ft).

  6. 07 Trek to Boghara

    Trek to Boghara (2,080M/ 6,823ft).

  7. 08 Trek to Dobang

    Trek to Dobang (2,520M/ 8,266ft).

  8. 09 Trek to Italian Base Camp

    Trek to Italian Base Camp (3,660M/ 12,005ft).

  9. 10 Italian Base Camp rest day

    Italian Base Camp rest day (3,660M/ 12,005ft).

  10. 11 Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp

    Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,700M/ 15,420ft).

  11. 12-38 Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri

    Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167M/ 26,788Ft).

  12. 39 Trek to French Col

    Trek to French Col (5,360M/ 17,580ft).

  13. 40 Cross French Col & trek to Kharkha Camp

    Cross French Col & trek to Kharkha Camp.

  14. 41 Cross Dhampus Pass

    Cross Dhampus Pass (5,258M/ 17,247ft).

  15. 42 Trek to Tukuche

    Trek to Tukuche (2,590M/ 8,496ft).

  16. 43 Drive to Beni

    Drive to Beni (830M/ 2,723Ft).

  17. 44 Drive to Kathmandu

    Drive to Kathmandu (1,350M/ 4,428Ft).

  18. 45 Rest day at Kathmandu

    Rest day at Kathmandu.

  19. 46 Final departure

    Final departure.

Hotel, Teahouse (Lodge) & Camping

There are good hotels at Kathmandu & Pokhara with good services but trekking accommodation will be at camping where food are prepared by your guide. It will be fully organized (camping accommodation) for climbing period and you are going to stay inside the tent.

  • You must be able to climb in all weather condition, snow and ice.
  • Climb with an alpine pack on your back.
  • Adjust in high altitude.
  • Camping accommodation.
  • Previous climbing experiences (with ascents of 7000 metre peaks strongly advised).
  • Good physical condition and good expedition training.
  • For more fitness level and expedition requirements, please let us know.
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