Mount Dhawalagiri Expedition
April and May & October and November
Mt. Dhaulagiri I is the 7th tallest mountain in the world. The regular route is considered a fairly reasonable climb.
13 May 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, Nawang Dorje, Nyima Dorje
Overview: Mount Dhawalagiri Expedition
Standing at a height of 8167m, Mount Dhawalagiri is the world’s seventh-highest mountain, extends 120km from the Kali Gandaki river west to the Bheri, meaning ‘White Mountain’ in Sanskrit, the first ascent in 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition. Dhaulagiri’s peak extends for thirty miles, giving structure to a generally tangled topography of winding edges, icy masses, and ice falls. Expedition of Mount Dhawalagiri is considered interesting peaks with six different routes having an enormous peak of shinning ices and snows which makes your trek more exciting and wonderful.
Dhawalagiri, separated from Annapurna by Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, situated in the remote places of Nepal. The climb needs a high degree of physical fitness and the best quality of physical equipment and the strong wind at high altitude can make climbing more difficult.
Trekking in Dhaulagiri provides massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast. Trekking around the giant Himalayan Peak Dhaulagiri (7th highest Himalayan Peaks of the world) is one of the most challenging treks. The trek goes through big challenging mountain passes, crossing over French pass (5360 meters) and Thapa Pass (5200 meters); It is a challenging walk on an icy track. The massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast.
Trekking in this region means an exploration of the wild. Recently reopened this thrilling region shows its long-kept secrets, like the Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge in the world !! Dhaulagiri means “white mountain” though many mountains over the world have names which translate to white mountain, this is, without doubt, the most astonishing one.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02/03 Rest/preparation
Day 04 Fly Pokhara/drive Darbang
Day 05 Trek Sibang (1750m)
Day 06 Trek Jugapani (2000m)
Day 07 Trek Dobang (2260m)
Day 08 Trek Soligari (3100m)
Day 09 Trek Italian Camp (3660m)
Day 10 Rest/acclamatize
Day 11 Trek Glacier Camp (4200m)
Day 12 Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m)
Day 13/42 Climbing period
Day 43 Trek Yak Kharka (3680m)
Day 44 Trek Jomsom
Day 45 Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu
Day 46 Depart Kathmandu
- Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
- B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
- Complete camping equipment for trekking
- Accommodation & meals while trekking
- Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
- Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
- 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
- 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
- 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
- Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
- Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
- Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
- Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary)
- Cargo clearance & duty fees
- All surface transfers as per the itinerary
- Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program
- Nepal visa fee
- unch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
- High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones and Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Personal climbing gears
- Supplemental oxygen
- Filming permit (if special camera)
- Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not included in “Included” section