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Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri ExpeditionDhaulagiri is a Sanskrit word which means White Mountain . This mountain was first climbed by Swiss expedition team in 1960. In the early 1800s, this mountain was first discovered by British surveyor in India . Nevertheless, this mountain remained unknown for the rest of the world till 1949.

The French mount Annapurna expedition got permission to climb either Annapurna or Dhaulagiri in 1950. They decided to climb in Annapurna after the exploration of Dhaulagiri . The Swiss party failed to climb in 1953 and so did the Argentine group after a year.

After the failure of four expedition attempts, the Swiss expedition team with eight members in the team climbed in the summit in 1960. While climbing the mountain, one should go through the twisty route around the peak from the Tukuche over Dhampu pass.

The French route is suitable to summit the peak from the north east route. The expedition was first completed by Swiss Pilatus porter aircraft. The ‘Yeti’ is landed on the north east side of the route, situated at the height of 5977m. At the end of expedition, the plane was crashed near Dhampus pass and the pilot including other walked down to the mountain to Tukuche.

Highlight sights of Dhaulagiri Expedition:

Annapurna I- 8091m. Annapurna II-7937m.Annapurna III-7855m, Annapurna IV- 7525m, Annapurna South 7819m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Himchuli 6441m,Dhaulagiri 1- 8163m, Dhaulagiri II- 7751m, Nilgiri 6940m, Thapa Peak 6015m, Tukche Peak 6920m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Mardi Himal 5588m. Singu Chuli 6500m, Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Gangapurna 7483m, Lamjung Himal 6931m, more

Facts of Dhaulagiri Expedition

Country Nepal
Destinatin: Dhaulagiri Expedition
Expedition Starts in: Beni
Expedition Ends in: Jomsom
Expedition Duration: 56 Days
Activities: Tours & Sightseeing, Trekking & Rock Climbing, Expedition
Culture: Different Community with majority of Gurung, Thakali, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan.
Transportation: Private vehicle as per itinerary | Kathmandu - Beni by bus Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu by plane
Accommodation: 5 Nights in Kathmandu, 37 Nights Expedition tent, 13 Nights Camping
Max. Altitude: 8167m (Dhaulagiri)
Best season in Nepal: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Mode of Trekking: Camping
Group Size: Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX

Itinerary for Dhaulagiri Expedition

Days Day to Day Activities
01 Arrival Kathmandu.
02 Kathmandu. Briefing and shopping.
03 Kathmandu
04 Drive to Bagling, trek to Beni, arrange for porters.
05 Tatopani (1189m). Overnight in lodge.
06 Ghasa (2012m). Overnight in lodge.
07 Tukuche (2591m). Overnight in lodge.
08 Marpha (2667m). Change porters.
09 Yak Kharka
10 French Col
11 Dhaulagiri Base Camp
12-49 Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri
50 Clean up Base Camp
51 Dhampus Col
52 Marpha. Overnight in lodge.
53 Jomsom. Overnight in lodge.
54 Fly Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
55 Kathmandu. Sight seeing & farewell Diner
56 Return in your Hometown

Dhaulagiri Expedition Service Includes

  1. 5 Nights accomodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast (4 star) (Click for Hotel)
  2. Permit fee of Amadablam Expedition
  3. Food for Trekking and Expedition period for Amadablam
  4. Staff: Base camp Guide , Cook, Cook helper
  5. Porters or Yak porter Lukla to Base camp & Base camp to Lukla
  6. Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flights with Cargo 50 KG Per member
  7. Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
  8. Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
  9. 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand
  10. Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition
  11. Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
  12. Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator
  13. Satellite phone (Pay calls)
  14. Fare Well dinner

Dhaulagiri Expedition Service Excludes

  1. PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking.
  2. Personal & medical Insurance of expedition.
  3. Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp.
  4. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  5. Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed.
  6. Walki Takie permit & Satellite phone permit.
  7. Oxygen & Mask -regulator.
  8. Personal expenses.
  9. Bar Bills & beverage.
  10. Garbage Deposit USD 4000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage Namche Bazaar and Kathmandu.
  11. Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley with all applicable entrance fees as per our itinerary. (Click for tour in Kathamndu)

Advice for tipping and bonus for Sherpa

  • USD 120-200 for general non-Sherpa crew and he/she must stay at base camp
  • USD 180-320 for Sherpa who accompany you up to the base camp
  • USD 600-900 for Sherpa who accompany you up to the top of the summit

Single Supplementary US$ 300 per person (Includes single hotel room in Kathmandu , single room/tent on trek, single tent at Base Camp)

Dhaulagiri Expedition Royalty

Classification of Himalaya : Other peaks above 8000m (Except Everest)

Expedition Permit Fee Spring Season Autumn season
One climber 5,000 2,500
Two climbers 6,000 3,000
Three climbers 7,000 3,500
Four climbers 8,000 4,000
Five climbers 8,500 4,250
Six climbers 9,000 4,500
Seven climbers 10,000 5,000
Each additional up to 15 1,500 1,000

Client Testimonials

While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.
micke, USA

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