Dhaulagiri Expedition


  • Situated in the north central region of Nepal, Mt. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. The mountain got its name from the Sanskrit world “Dhavala (white) + Giri (Mountain). After its discovery by the western world in 1808, it replaced Ecuador’s Chimborazo (20,561 feet) as the postulated highest mountain in the world and maintained its standing for nearly 30 years until the discovery of Mt. Kanchenjunga (28,169 ft.) which was then falsely believed to be the world’s highest mountain. Mt. Dhaulagiri was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s but reminded virtually unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. Dhaulagiri's crest stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers, and ice falls. Along the main crest, several pyramid-shaped peaks rise. Four of these summits, numbered from east to west, rise above 25,000 feet.
    This White Mountain was first climbed in 1960 by the Swiss following the Northeast ridge. Dhaulagiri 1st is buttressed by five ridges and even up until the early 1980's only the Northeast ridge had been successfully climbed. Dhaulagiri is considered the most interesting peak among the eight thousanders. There are more than six different routes established with variations, and the possibility of more. Mt. Dhaulagiri is considered the most interesting peak among the eight thou sanders. In this moment there are more than six different routes established with variations, and the possibility of more.
    Technical Requirement: - This Mountain is one of the worlds 14 above 8000der high mountains, demanding the best quality of technical equipments and highly motivated technically sound climbing team. It has typical weather conditions which is very difficult to predict. The wind velocity is tremendous in this area, almost from afternoon to the dawn it is windy continuously .There are high passes to cross like French pass (5360m) and Dhampus pass ( 5258m) to reach Base Camp. The Base Camp is located at the height of 4740m. on Chhonbardan glacier below rocky knob.
    Dhaulagiri was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nyima Dorji and Nawang Dorji, members of a Swiss/Austrian expedition. The expedition leader was Max Eiselin; they used the Northeast Ridge route which had been reconnoitered one year earlier by an Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec. This was also the first Himalayan climb supported by a fixed-wing aircraft. The aircraft, a Pilatus PC-6, crashed during an approach and was later abandoned in "Hidden Valley" north of the mountain.
    The vast majority of ascents to date have been via the first ascent route, which is the "Normal Route" on the mountain. However ascents have been made from almost every direction. Other peaks in the Dhaulagiri Himal

  • Day 01: Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.

    Day 02 - 04: Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel.

    Day 05: Drive to Beni, overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 06: Trek to Tatopani, overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 07: Trek to Ghasa, overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 08: Trek to Marpha, overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 09: Rest at Marpha, overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka, overnight at tented camp.

    Day 11: Trek to French Col, overnight at tented camp.

    Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, overnight at tented camp.

    Day 13 - 52: Climbing Period.

    Day 53: Trek to Dhampus Col, overnight at tented camp.

    Day 54: Trek to Marpha, overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 55: Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 56: Fly to Pokhara / Kathmandu; transfer to the hotel.

    Day 57 - 59: Leisure days in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

  • Cost Includes

    • Land transfer to and from trekking by tourist bus.
    • Applicable Trekking fees
    • English speaking trekking guide and porter to carry the luggage
    • Local guest house accommodation.
    • Welcoming dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Last night dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
    • All the government tax and our service charges. 
    • Includes breakfast, lunch & dinner.

    Cost Excludes

    • Nepal Visa Fees (you should bring accurate USD cash and two passport size pictures)
    • Personal expenses (Shopping, Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, mineral water or boiled water, Phone calls, shower etc)
    • Your lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (This apply also early come back from trek then the fixed itinerary)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early come back from trek (due to any case) than the fixed itinerary
    • International fare/arrival taxes/departure taxes to and from Kathmandu
    • Trip and rescue insurance
    • Tips for guides and porters/ Donations

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Dhaulagiri Expedition(60 Days)
Activities: Expedition, Sightseeing
Max Elevation : 8,157m
Accomodation : Hotel/Guest House
Transportation : Private Vehicle/Flight
Best Month : March - May and Sept - Nov
Group Size : Min. 2 Per
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