Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m

Mt. Dhaulagiri is the fifth highest peaks in Nepal and the seventh highest peak of the world with its height 8,167m above from the sea level. This mountain lies in the northwestern corridor of Nepal in Myagdi District. Mt. Dhaulagiri is extends about 120km from 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 34Km east of Dhaulagiri I, in between these two giants a gorge is formed, known as Kaligandaki Gorge, This gorge is 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 been following the first route, which is known as “Normal Route”. Northeast route is considered as 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 to the top of Mt. Dhaulagiri on 13th May 1960. As all of Dhaulagiri routes are challenging, only veterans seems to have 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel(1,400m)

Day 02: Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition briefing and Preparing

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Takam: Camping

Day 05: Heli flight from Takam to Italian Base Camp: Camping

Day 06: Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (rest day)

Day 07: Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (rest day)

Day 08: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m)

Day 09 to Day 41: Climbing Period [Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Summit (8,167m)– Base Camp]

Day 42: Preparation to Return (Base Camp Cleaining)

Day 43: Heli flight from Dhaulagiri BC to Takam: Camping

Day 44: Drive from Takam to Pokhara City

Day 45: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Day 46: Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Day 47Transfer to International Airport for final departure

 

 

  1. Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Twin bed Room.
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  4. Hotel in Pokhara:2 nights Hotel in Pokhara City on Bed and Breakfast basis – Twin Bed Room.
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri, TIMS permits, Annapurna conservation area entry permit & fee.
  6. Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.
  7. Garbage Management:Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved staffs during the trek and expedition.
  9. Trekking Route Map.
  10. Member transportation:
    (*Normal Route Itinerary)Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. While returning Drive from Takam to Pokhara and from Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
    (*Heli Itinerary)Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. Heli flight from Takam to Italian Basecamp. While returning Heli flight from Dhaulagiri Basecamp to Takam. Drive from Takam to Pokhara and from Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.(with additional cost)
  11. Expedition Stuffs 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).
  12. Member Luggage:Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Yak.
  13. Food and Lodging: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; 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 member & Staffs.
  14. All Necessary equipment for Campingduring the trek.
  15. Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Takam & while returning porters from Base camp to Takam.
  16. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  17. Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  18. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  19. 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 staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  20. Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  21. Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  22. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  23. Comprehensive Medical kit.

Note : All expedition stuffs and equipment has to be return after the expedition.