Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition
Mount Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It forms the eastern anchor of the Dhaulagiri Himal range, a sub-range of the Himalaya in the north central Nepal. It lies northwest of Pokhara, an important regional town and tourist centre. Across the deep gorge of the Kali Gandaki to the east lies the Annapurna Himal range, home to Annapurna I, one of the other eight-thousanders.
In terms of rise above local terrain, Dhaulagiri is, in fact, almost unparalleled in the world. It rises 7000 m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the southeast in about 30 km of horizontal distance. The Kali Gandaki is especially dramatic since Dhaulagiri and Annapurna both stand near the river, giving a unique example of two Eight-thousanders facing each other over a deep valley. The South and West faces of Dhaulagiri both feature massive drops; each rises over 4000 meters from its base, and each has been the site of epic climbs.
The first accent of Mount Dhaulagiri was first achieved on 13 May 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, a Swiss/Austrian expedition under the leadership of Max Eiselin. This group used the Northeast Ridge route. Most of the 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.
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.
Day 02-04 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel
Day 05 : Drive to Beni, overnight at tented camp
Day 06 : Trek to Tatopani, overnight at tented camp
Day 07 : Trek to Ghasa, overnight at tented camp
Day 08 : Trek to Marpha, overnight at tented camp
Day 09 : Rest at Marpha, overnight at tented camp
Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka, overnight at tented camp
Day 11 : Trek to French Col, overnight at tented camp
Day 12 : Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp, overnight at tented camp
Day 13-52 : Climbing period
Day 53 : Trek to Dhampus col
Day 54 : Trek to Marpha, overnight at tented camp
Day 55 : Trek to Jomsom, overnight at tented camp
Day 56 : Fly to Pokhara / Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel
Day 57-59 : Leisure at Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 60 : Transfer to airport, departure your own destination
Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
Press conference arrangement.
Expert trekking Guide and porter
5 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar with breakfast.
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 trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
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.