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Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition (59 to 60 days)

Trip Code:NET-EXP-DHLG1

  • Trip Type Camping
  • Duration 59 to 60 days
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Max.Altitude 8167 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition

Mount Dhaulagiri (White Mountain)

Dhaulagiri I has been termed as the ‘White Mountain’ because of its colossal mass of snow that dazzles any one at first sight. Dhaulagiri I is 8167m tall and is earth’s 7th highest mountain. Attempts were made to climb the peak since the 1950s, most notably by the French expedition team of Maurice Herzog. However it wasn’t until 1960 that the mountain was first summitted by a Swiss-Austrian expedition team led by Max Eiselin, Kurt Diemberger, P. Diener, E. Forrer, A. Schelbert, Nyima Dorje Sherpa and Nawang Dorje Sherpa.  The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass and French Col to approach the summit from the North – East Col. Many expeditions after them have followed original the northeast ridge route though the mountain can be approached from most directions.
 
Dhaulagiri along with Annapurna forms the deepest gorge in the world. The Dhaulagiri Massif also boasts of one of the longest sections of the Himalayas.

 Trip code: NET-EXP-DHLG1
  Region Annapurna Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 59 to 60 days
 Trip Type: Camping
 Trip Grade: Strenuous
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 8167 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Camping Accomodation during Expedition

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Preparation day for expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Stay overnight in Jomsom

Trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni. Stay overnight in tea house.

Day hike to Muktinath, back to Jomsom. Stay overnight in tea house

Trek to Yak Kharka/Alu bari. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Kalo pani. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Kalo Pani to Hidden Valley. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Hidden Valley to Dhauligir Base camp. Stay overnight at Camp.

Base camp. Stay overnight at Camp.

Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing period. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek back to Hidden Valley. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at Camp.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom. Stay overnight at Camp.

Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly out from Kathmandu.


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (domestic and international) services by private A/C vehicle.
  • 5 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed and Breakfast)
  • 4 star accommodation in Pokhara (Bed and Breakfast)
  • One full-day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, hot shower etc.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at Lodges/camp up to the Base Camp
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Entry Permits for Conservation Area
  • Expedition royalty and permit fee of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Life, medical and evacuation insurance as well as equipments for the guides, porters and other staffs
  • One Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance
  • First aid kit
  • Satellite phone for communication available for members with the cost of US$4 per minute call
  • Individual tents for members available in the base camp
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger
  • Heater for dining tent at Base camp and for other necessary tents
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
  • Rescue assistance (In case of any emergency during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Sherpa summit bonus
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 as well as Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses
  • Video Filming Fees & Filming permit (for special camera)
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Walkie-talkies Personal climbing gears
  • Meals above Base camp
  • Oxygen, mask & regulator
  • Garbage Disposal fee of US$3000 per group but refundable after the trip
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Climbing guides above Base Camp

Equipments Required
  • Personal Gear: Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multitool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon.
     
  • Climbing Items: Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device, etc.
 

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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