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dhaulagiri expedition

Located in west central Nepal Mt. Dhaulagiri is 7 highest mountain in the world.Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from Sanskrit "dhavala Mt. Dhaulagiri picture from poon Hill gorepani in annapurna region means" means "White" and giri is "Mountain" The mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873, but the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949.Dhavali giri is Sanskrit and means white mountain in Nepal.On the altitude scale it is number 7 and it is almost the last 8000er to be conquered. The way of the first ascent is the normal route of today. There are however two main possibilities to reach the base camp. Both ways start from south at the small town of Beni (860 m) which can by reached by bus from Pokhara and Kathmandu.The eastern valley is called Kali Gandaki and was chosen by the French expedition in 1950. Today there is even an airport at Jomosom (700 m) in this valley. On the west side of this valley is Dhaulagiri, on the east side is Annapurna. The alternative route is the Mayanghdi valley, which was discovered by a Swiss expedition one year later. Today there are commercial trekking tours that climb on one side, reach the base camp and come back through the opposite vall

Trip Facts

Duration: 48 Days
Grade: Mountaineering.
Food: All the meal and drinks except main meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu, 1 Night Pokhara and 41 Nights Teahouse Lodge/Camping.

Season: Spring & Autumn.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and  transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Kathmandu – Beni Bazaar 830m. by Bus then transfer to Teahouse Lodge.

Day 05: Beni Bazaar – Tatopani 1,189m.

Day 06: Tatopani – Ghasa 2,013m.

Day 07: Ghasa – Tukche 2,591m.

Day 08: Tukche – Marpha 2,667m.

Day 09: Marpha – Yak Kharka 3,680m.

Day 10: Yak Kharka – French Col BC 5,360m.

Day 11: French Col Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,700m.

Day 12 – 41: Climbing Period for Dhaulagiri 8167m.

Day 42: Cleaning BC and preparation.

Day 43: Dhaulagiri Base Camp – Yak Kharka.

Day 44: Yak Kharka – Jomsom and transfer to Teahouse Lodge.

Day 45: Jomsom – Pokhara by flight then transfer to Hotel.

Day 46: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus and transfers to Hotel.

Day 47: Kathmandu free.

Day 48: Last minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Cost includes:  

All land transportation: Airport /Hotel/Airport, trekking, expedition pick up & drop.
    5 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu at a tourist class Hotel on bed & breakfast plan as per given itinerary.
    Transport as per itinerary for members, staff and Liaison Officer.
    Transportation of all food and climbing equipments to base camp and back.
    Peak permit fee.
    Full board basis during the trekking.
    All kitchen equipments; kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs and tables at the base camp.
    Cook and Kitchen boys at the base camp.
    Base camp tents for members and staff.
    Per Person 50 KG. Equipment’s luggage / barrels allowed till to Base Camp.
    Equipment allowance, wages and insurance for base camp staff and Liaison Officer.
    Generator or Solar panel at base camp for power supply.
    Gammo bag at the base camp. For use only and sharing
    Visa extension.
    National Park Conservation Fee.
    Satellite phone (Pay calls).
    Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator.
    Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepalese staff.
    Agency service charges.

Cost not include:

Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
    Airfare from / to your country.
    Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
    Hotel after 5 nights stay in Kathmandu.
    Service above Base Camp.
    Drinks except tea and coffee.
    Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
    Walki -Takie permit & Satellite phone permit.
    Oxygen & Mask -regulator for climbing.
    Climbing Guide (Sherpa).
    Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
    Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
    Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, etc.
    International airport departure tax & tourist tax.
    Tips and climbing bonus.
    Garbage deposit US $ 3000.00 for a team. After expedition deposit will be refundable.