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Dhaulagiri Expedition:8167m/26787ft (Autumn 2019/20)

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Trip Facts

Highest access: 8167m/26,795ft
First Ascent: Swiss-Austrian team, May 13, 1960
Duration: 46 typically Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 28°41’48”N 83°29’42”E
Location: Dhaulagiri Himal
Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: AD/Scottish Grade IV
Meals: B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus
Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn

 

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Magar
Mode of Travel: Camping
Climbing route: Northeast Ridge
Himalayan sights: Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Putha Hunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)

Tour Details
Overview

Dhaulagiri Expedition is one of the best expeditions to explore a mesmerizing scenario in Dhaulagiri Region. Mt.Dhaulagiri Himalayas is seventh highest peak of the world, which stands tall at an elevation of 8167 meters (26795 ft). This spectacular peak’s name means, benignly enough, the “white Mountain” but Dhaulagiri has come to be known as the mountain of storms and sorrows.

Dhaulagiri Himalayas is buttressed by five ridges and even up until the early 1980’s only the Northeast ridge had been successfully climbed. Dhaulagiri Himalayas is considered the most interesting peak among the eight thou sanders. In this moment there are more than six different routes established with variations and the possibility of more.

Dhaulagiri Expedition is a more formidable peak to climb. The first successful summit was not until 1960. The sheer size of Dhaulagiri is unparalleled to any other peak; it rises over 7000m over the Kali Gandaki Valley and is 30km long, which by any standard is an impressive statistic. The majority of ascents till date have been made via the first ascent route, which is known as the “Normal Route” on the mountain. There were also been other ascents that have been made from almost every direction. The massif Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and 2 faces in South and Western aspects. Each rises 4000m from their respected base camps. Dhaulagiri has 5 summit peaks: Dhaulagiri I is (8167m/26,795ft) Dhaulagiri II (7751m/25,430ft) Dhaulagiri III (7715m/25,311ft) Dhaulagiri IV (7661m/25,135ft) Dhaulagiri V (7618m/24,992ft) Surrounding the massive 8000m peak is: Churen Himal Main (7371m/24,183ft) Gurja Himal (6342m/20,807ft) Putha Hiunchuli (7246m/23,772ft) Junction Peak (4235m/13,894ft). We guarantee you to provide the best quality of our services in a peaceful environment.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Durmang- Beni-Kathmandu for all climbing members,Sherpa guide,liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All facilities of kitchen, tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Nepalese government royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3 time submitter climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication.
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual North Face V25 tent available in the Dhaulagiri advanced base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp I, II and III.
  • Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags(Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • 2 Bottles(8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member.
  • Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp I, III and South Col for cooking food.
  • Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete Pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol,cigarettes,chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be appropriately charged.
  • 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.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

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Itinerary

Sep 03-Day 01:Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) 6hrs.Lodge
accommodation.

Sep 04-Day 02: Pokhara to Darbang.

Drive from Pokhara to Darbang (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs Lodge
accommodation.

Sep 05-Day 03: Darbang to Phaliya Gaon.

Trek from Darbang to Phaliya Gaon (1850m/6,070ft) 6
hrs.Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Sep 06-Day 04:Phaliya Gaun to Muri.

Trek from Phaliya Gaun to Muri.(1850m/6,068ft) 3 hrs.
Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Sep 07-Day 05: Muri to Boghara .

Trek from Muri to Boghara (2080m/6,823ft) 4 hrs. Teahouse/camping
accommodation.

Sep 08-Day 06: Bagar to Dobhan Kharka.

Treks from Bagar to Dobhan Kharka (2520m 8,266ft),
Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Sep 09-Day 07: Doban Kharka to Sallaghari .

Trek from Doban Kharka to Sallaghari (3100m/10,170ft)
Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Sep 09-Day 08: Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp.

Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660m/12,005ft). Camping
accommodation.

Sep 10-Day 09:Acclimatization day.

Rest and acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp before pass.

Sep 10-Day 10: Trek from Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Trek from Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m
/15,584ft).

Sep 11-Oct 07-Day 11-38:Climbing Period.

Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m/26,795ft)

Oct 08-Day 39: Preparation to return.

Preparation to return and clean up the base camp.

Oct 09-Day 40:Dhaulagiri base camp to Yak Kharka.

Trek from Dhaulagiri base campto Yak Kharka(4930m/16174ft)
Camping accommodation.

Oct 10-Day 41:Yak Kharka to Tatopani.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2590m/8,496ft) Drive to Tatopani
(1190m/3,904ft).

Oct 11-Day 42 : Tatopani to Beni .

Trek from Tatopani to Beni (830m/2,723ft.) Drive to Kathmandu
(1350m/4,429ft)10 hrs. Transportation provided by tourist mini bus. Request hotel
accommodation in Kathmandu.

Oct 12-Day 43 :Farewell celebration dinner.

Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with
cultural program in the evening.

Day 44 :Final departure.

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.

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