MT. DHAULAGIRI EXPEDITION (8167M)

54 Days
5 Excellent

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  • Max. Elevation:
    8167m / 26,795ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Trip Overview

Country: Nepal Peak Name: Mt. Dhaulagiri
Duration: 54 Days Route: NE- Ridge Route
Rank: 7 Co-ordinates: 28°41'48"N 83°29'39"E
Weather Reports: Report Range: Dhaulagiri Range

Mt. Dhaulagiri is the fifth highest peak in Nepal and the seventh highest peak in the world with its height of 8,167m above sea level. This mountain lies in the northwestern corridor of Nepal in the Myagdi District. Mt. Dhaulagiri extends about 120km from the Kaligandaki River to the Bheri River in the west. “Dhaulagiri '' is derived from the Sanskrit word, “Dhawala and Giri” which means “White and Mountain” respectively. Mt. Dhaulagiri is also the highest point of the Gandaki River Basin. The Annapurna I, which is 34 Km east of Dhaulagiri I, in between these two giants a gorge is formed, known as Kaligandaki Gorge, this gorge is the deepest gorge in the world and Kaligandaki River flows in this gorge.

Dhaulagiri is reflected as one of the most fascinating peaks to climb. Mt. Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces, Majority of the scaling have following the first route, which is known as the “Normal Route”. The northeast route is considered the normal route; However, Mt. Dhaulagiri has been scaled from every direction. It was the team of Swiss /Austrian Mountaineers led by Kurt Diemberger who first reached the top of Mt. Dhaulagiri on 13th May 1960. As all of Dhaulagiri's routes are challenging, only veterans seem to have an interest in this mountain.

The base camp is normally set at around 4,750m, and then three camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 5,850m, camp 2 is at 6400m, and the last camp is at 7400m.

Itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • 2
    Rest in Kathmandu and Briefing and Preparation
    B/D
    Hotel

  • 3
    Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (960m)
    B/L/D
    Hotel

  • 4
    Drive from Pokhara to Takam
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 5
    Trek from Takam to Bagar (2,080m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 6
    Trek from Bagar to Dovan (2,520m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 7
    Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp (3,660m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 8
    Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (Rest Day)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 9
    Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 10-47
    Climbing Period (Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Summit (8,167m)– Base Camp)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 48
    Basecamp Cleanup and Preparation to Return
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 49
    Trek from Dhaulagiri BC to Yak Kharka (3,680m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 50
    Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • 51
    Drive from Marpha to Pokhara
    B/L/D
    Hotel

  • 52
    Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • 53
    Leisure Day in Kathmandu City
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • 54
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on BB plan, Sharing Basis-Twin Bed Room.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • ACCOMMODATION IN POKHARA : 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara City (3-star category) on BB plan – Sharing Twin Bed Room.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri I, TIMS Card, Annapurna conservation area entry permits & fee.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking Route Map.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Custom Department, clearance cost is subject to a charge. *before the expedition.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : (*Normal Route Itinerary) Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – to Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. As per the itinerary while returning Drive from Takam to Pokhara and from Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu.
  • EXPEDITION STUFF TRANSPORTATION : Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Takam (by Truck) and from Takam to Base camp (By heli/ donkey/ Porters – Depending upon condition) – While returning: Base camp to Takam (By heli/ donkey/ Porters – Depending upon condition) and Takam to Kathmandu (by Truck).
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters or Yaks.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT : All Necessary equipment forcamping during the trek.
  • PORTERS : Porters per member from Takam to Basecamp & while returning porters from Base camp to Takam.
  • BASE CAMP STAFFS : Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porters’ daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • HEATER : Heater for base camp in each Dining and another necessary camp.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Sherpa per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen cylinder: 2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for members, High food for members, Sherpas, all climbing and cooking crew. (C1) (C2) (C3). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • ROPE FIXING : The experienced Sherpas (Personal Sherpa) team will fix the route on Dhaulagiri (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE PERMIT : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
  • SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Dhaulagiri climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Dhaulagiri I successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee $60USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days- $120USD).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU & POKHARA : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but soft drinks for members in base camp).
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and the expedition.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Start Date End Date Group Size Status Action
2022-04-05 2022-05-29 (54 DAYS) 15 Closed NA

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.