The entire team members of Dhaulagiri I reached to Camp II (6,400m) and will be staying for 4 more nights to get acclimatize before the summit push. The attraction of Expedition is Carlos Soria Fontán (b. February 5, 1939) is a Spanish mountain climber who, at 77 years of age, has taken up the challenge of becoming the oldest person in the world to reach the summits of the 14 highest mountains in the world. He is the only mountaineer to have ascended ten mountains of more than 8,000 meters after turning 60, and he is the oldest person in history to have successfully climbed the K2 (65 years old), Broad Peak (68), Makalu (69), Gasherbru I (70), Manaslu (71 years old), Kanchenjunga (75 years old) and Annapurna (77 years old). Dhaulagiri I is Soria's 13th 8000ers to complete and Shisga Pangma (China) remains the last to summit. Carlos attempted Mt. Dhaulagiri on the spring of 2017 but fails to reach the highest point due to the bad weather.
This expedition has 7 climbing members in total including: Luis Carcavilla (Spain), Luis Mifuel Lopez (Spain) & Boyan Petrov (Bulgaria). Boyan is in his 10th 8000ers who recently climbed Gasherbrum II (Pakistan) on 22 July 2017. His all 9th complete ascents Makalu, Manaslu, kanchenjunga, G I, G II, K2, Annapurna, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat were without uses of supplementary of artificial Oxygen (O2).
Soria wrote in his facebook wall:
"The rains have finally stopped in the dhaulagiri!
The #expedicióncorreos has gone out today to field 1 AND 2 to spend three days of acclimatisation.
Here you are preparing the high food, an important task, because you have to choose well; because in addition to providing the maximum energy you also have to motivate and raise your appetite, because, with height, this one loses a little .
As always, our mountaineers have the invaluable support of "Mikel" (Ming Temba) Sherpa, the sirdar or head of the Sherpa Team, a key person to coordinate all the work on the mountain."
Luis Mifuel Lopez wrote :
"The approach to our base field, at the foot of the dhaulagiri, was developed in the midst of a environment. Despite the inconvenience that the frequent rains may offer, during this season, we enjoy beautiful landscapes. The combination of lights, very close to the nearby high mustang and Tibet, mixed with the dense clouds of clouds, from the south, creates very special moments."
- "Sherpas from SST including Temba Bhote, Mingma Temba, Dawa Temba, Nima Wangdak has already fixed the rope up to C3 (7,400m) on 30th of Aug. The team has a plan to reach the top of the peak by fixing ropes on next few weeks as weather report is not favorable till 12th Sep" said Chhag Dawa Sherpa, Director of Seven Summit Treks.
Beside Dhaulagiri expedition SST has large number of expeditions to Mt. Manalsu. 40% of clients are on the way to basecamp and 70+ (climbing sherpas / Basecamp staffs) are already at the basecamp for the preparation of expedition before climbing members arrives. The team of Arnold Coster are also on the way to basecamp and will arrive to basecamp in few more days.
Stay connected with us for further updates.
Seven Summit Treks is established under Company Act 2053 and Tourism Act 2035 (Registration No: 68492/066/067. Pan No: 304311183). The company is licensed by Tax Department of Nepal as a taxpayer, and also by Central Bank of Nepal as foreign currency acceptable company from foreigners and members of national and international tourism umbrella organisations.
Our guides, Sherpas and team leaders have years and years of experience in mountaineering, and understand the whims of Himalayas, as much as it’s humanly possible. Over the years, they have been trained to coordinate in a hostile terrain and take immediate actions. Read More..
In general Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are two best seasons for both climbing and trekking in Nepal.
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell any kinds of insurance. Read More..
Yes, medical & high altitude rescue insurances are required while climbing. Read More..
Yes, permit issued from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with authorised signature is essential to climb NMA peaks. If you are found to involve in an illegal climbing activity you can face prosecution as per the laws governing mountaineering regulation of Nepal Tourism Act - 2035 B.S. Article No. 38.
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) classifies certain peaks between altitudes of 5000 m to 7000 m that can be climbed in a day as trekking peak. The total accent from basecamp to the peak and the decent back to the base camp can be accomplished in a day. The license for those peaks can be obtained from NMA.
Experience or no experience, it requires certain level of fitness to climb a peak. Depending upon the altitude and difficulty level, some training might also be necessary. However, there are certain mountains that can be climbed by a trekker or someone with no experience at all.
You’ll be provided a well trained and experienced guide during the climb.
During your stay in base camp, you will be provided a tent. You will also be provided food appropriate to your upcoming endeavor. Before you reach the base camp, you will be placed in a lodge or tea house.
You can obtain visa to Nepal through embassy or other diplomatic mission to your country. You can also obtain visa at entry points to Nepal, or at the airport in the immigration for merely $40. The extension of visa requires an additional payment of $30. Do not forget to carry some passport size photos with you.