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37 Days
Availability : Available
Kathmandu
Dhaulagiri
Min Age : 20
Max People : 12
Trip Facts

Highest access: (7246m/23,772ft)                 
 First Ascent: 1954. Jimmy Roberts, Ang Nyima Sherpa    
  Duration: 37 Days           
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 28°44′50″N-83°08′55″E      
 Location: Dhaulagiri Himal range
Arrival: Kathmandu (KTM)                 
 Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: Difficult      
Accommodation: Tea house and Tent camp while climbing
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L, D in during trek and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight 
 Best season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October
Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering  
Culture: Tibetan and Sherpa
 Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Tour Details
Overview

Dhaulagiri Vii is one of the beautiful Mountains which is 7246 m high, situated at the western most peak of the Dhaulagiri range and is sometimes referred to as Mt. Putha Hiunchuli. It was first climbed in 1954 by Jimmy Roberts, a legendary explorer, and climber. This is a remote and seldom-visited area and an expedition to it is an adventure in the true sense of the word. The landscape during the approach walk is as enchanting as it is unique a mineral world made of high cliffs and deep canyons.

This expedition trip is difficult but not technically troublesome. It’s a really rewarding ski mountain in a beautiful region of Nepal. You will use three camps above base camp, with the highest at 6,500m which is technically easy but due to the long distance, you need to work hard. .The trails pass from the snowfall brought on by the summer monsoons, perfect snow conditions are very common in autumn. But also the spring season has seen successful ski descents in the last years.  This could be a breathtaking moment for climbers. Therefore this mountains expedition trip is highly recommended by many adventure seekers. Our reputed company has experienced mountain guide which makes your journey memorable and joyful.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 4 night request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Kathmandu-Nepaljung- Juphal flight transportation for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison office.
  • Kathmandu- Neplajung bus transportation for kitchen staff.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight ticket for group and expedition leaders/guides.
  • Kagbeni-Pokhara-Kathmandu transportaiton for Nepal staff and cargo.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist bus transportation.
  • All High Spirit Trek facilities including: 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.
  • Three 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.
  • 40 kg 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 advance base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit from Nepal government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri Peak.
  • Nepalese government royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 2 time summiteers climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff 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 Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute.
  • 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 tent available in the Mt. Dhaulagiri advanced base camp.
  • Solar panels for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp I, II and III. Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbolic chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • 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 above base camp 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 per-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • High Spirit T-shirt and scarf.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses and all the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • 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, talkies, satellite phones and internet.
  • 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 travelled 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.
  • Walkies-talkies & Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Summit bonus $700.00USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide.
  • 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 is easy to acquire 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.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Complementaries

  • High Spirit T-Shirt
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) .

After our arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our representative/staff will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. We can take rest and later visit the company office in Thamel, a popular tourist hub. However, there will be a welcome dinner in the evening where we get to experience excellent Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02:Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.

After breakfast, we begin our tour of four amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These
include the architecturally rich Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati
Nath, the interesting ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddha Nath Stupa which
is one of the largest stupas in the world. After completing our tour late in the
afternoon, we drive to High Spirit office for a brief meeting about our trek and
get to know our team leader (guide) and fellow travelers.

Day 03: After having Breakfast, Flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung; hotel accommodation. (Takes about 45 minutes)

Day 04:Flight from Nepaljung to Juphal (Dolpo) then trek to Dunai(2230m/7316ft.)-03hrs; camping accommodation.

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2680m/8793ft.) -06 hrs camping accommodation .

Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Musikhola (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation.

Day 07:Trek from Musikhol to Kakkotgoan (3295m/10810ft.)-05hrs; lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 08: Trek from Kakkotgoan to Yak Kharka (3960m/12992ft.) -06 hrs; camping Accommodation.

Day 09:Trek from Yak Kharka to Putha Phedi (4430m/14534ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.

Day 10: Trek from Putha Phedi to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp (4800/15748ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.

We begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire
trip which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the
northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre
and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and
Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s
journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through
Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 11-25:: Climbing period and summit to putha Himchuli (7246m/23773ft).

Day 26: Trek from Putha Hinchuli Base Camp to Yak Kharka (3960m/12992ft) -05 hrs; camping accommodation.

Day 27:Trek from Yak Kharka to Seri Gaon (4000m/13123ft.) -06 hrs; camping accommodation.

Day 28:Trek from Seri Gaon to Chharka La Base Camp (4140m/13582ft.) -06 hrs; camping accommodation.

As we gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam presides over
a range of mountains on the south and Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline
is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to
scramble. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round a
crevasse. The top of the pass is marked by prayer flags and cairns. Scenery of majestic
peaks on all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to
Thangnak is not difficult. Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which
is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second
Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On
the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we spend the night.

Day 29 :Trek from Chharka La Base Camp to Molum Sumna (4860m/15945ft.) via Narbulang; camping accommodation.

Day 30 :Trek from Molum Sumna to Sangda Phedi (3710m/12171ft.) via Niwar Pass (5120m/16798ft.); camping.

Day 31 :Trek from Sangda to Jeula Danda (4720m/15486ft.) -06hrs via Bhimal Lojung); camping.

Day 32Trek from Jeula Danda to Kagbeni (2800m/9186) -05 hrs; lodge accommodation.

Day 33 :We trek 3 hrs from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2700m/8858ft.) -04 hrs; lodge accommodation.

Day 34 :After having breakfast, Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (920m/3018ft.) – 17 min; overnight at hotel accommodation.

Day 35: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.) which takes about eight hours and then transfer to hotel.

Day 36: Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.

Day 37 : Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.

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