Dhaulagiri (8157m.) Expedition
Dhaulagiri Expedition is challenging mountain climbing over the world's seventh highest mountain. Mount Dhaulagiri was first scaled by the Swiss expedition team in 1960.
The name of this mountain is derived from Sanskrit word, the “Dhavala- meaning white” and Giri meaning mountain – The White Mountain. It is an enormous Himalaya massif located in the North Central Nepal. It was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and it was considered as the highest peak in the world till 1848 AD. Later, it was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors in 1873 AD. But the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. The French Annapurna Expedition, led by Mr Herzog in 1950, had permission to climb either Dhaulagiri or Annapurna but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss team failed to climb in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later.
This is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. You will trek deep into the Dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Throng Peak, Annapurna I and Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge. We may encounter semi wild yak herds, Mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region.
The easy access to get the base camp of Mount Dhaulagiri is from a short flight from Kathmandu, Pokhara & Jomsom, you will spend the first few days of our walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses and lifetime of the Gurung, Chhetri, Magar peoples. You will walk along cobblestone paths, over suspensions bridges and through dense forests, taking in the vistas of some of the world’s most beautiful mountains.
Fact of the Trip:
Destination : Mount Dhaulagiri (8157meter)
Group Size : Min - 1
Minimum altitude : 923meter
Maximum altitude : 8157meter
Season : Spring & Autumn
Transportation : Bus & Airplane
Duration : 59 Days
Entry : Beni
Exit : Pokhara
Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Preparation day for expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Stay overnight in Jomsom
Day 05: Trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni. Stay overnight in tea house.
Day 06: Day hike to Muktinath, back to Jomsom. Stay overnight in tea house
Day 07: Trek to Yak Kharka/Alu bari. You camp for the night.
Day 08: Trek from Yak Kharka to Kalo pani. You camp for the night.
Day 09: Trek from Kalo Pani to Hidden Valley. You camp for the night.
Day 10: Trek from Hidden Valley to Dhauligir Base camp. You camp for the night.
Day 11-13: Base camp. You camp for the night.
Day 14 - 52: Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing period. You camp for the night.
Day 53: Trek back to Hidden Valley. You camp for the night.
Day 54: Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka. You camp for the night.
Day 55: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom. You camp for the night.
Day 56: Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Day 57: Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 58: Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 59: Fly out from Kathmandu.
- Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
- 5 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Climbing Permit fee form Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna consrvation Area entry permit fee.
- Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
- North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
- Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
- 5/5 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask and regulator.
- Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
- Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
- One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
- Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
- Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara).
- Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
- All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
- Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
• First Aid kit bag, trekking map & duffel bag.
- Solar panel at the base camp.
- Restop toilet bag.
- Satalite phone (Pay Call).
- Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
- Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
- Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to Beni and back from Jomsom
- All ground transportation
- Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
Personal climbing gears.
- Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 5 nights).
- Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter.
- Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
- Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
- Bar and beverage bills..
- Custom clearances in Kathmandu International airport.
- Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.
If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made trip to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make your trip shorter or longer.