Mount Dhaulagiri

  • Trip duration 55 Days
  • Trip GradeTechnical
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Overview:

Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is bounded on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri River and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 meters (26,795 ft) above sea level. It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss expedition.The mountain's name is (dhaulāgirī) in Nepali. This comes from Sanskrit where (Dhaula) means dazzling, white, beautiful and (giri) means mountain. Dhaulagiri I is also the highest point of the Gandaki river basin.

 The Kali Gandaki River flows between the two in the Kaligandaki Gorge, said to be the world's deepest. The town of Pokhara is south of the Annapurna’s, an important regional center and the gateway for climbers and trekkers visiting both ranges as well as a tourist destination in its own right.

Dhaulagiri is the White Mountain which located in the North Central of Nepal. It is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains climbers. We will trekking deep into the dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular panoramic views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge. We may encounter semi wild yak herds, Mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region, we will spend the first few days of our walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses and lifestyle of local people like the Gurung, Chhetri, Magar peoples. We will continue to explore and fully absorb the beauty of the surrounding peaks, Mt Annapurna (8091m/26539’’) and Mt. Machhapuchhare (6999m/22937’’) as we make our way toward Pokhara, visiting several Monasteries and religious sites en route.   This mountain is being one of the world’s 14 above 8000der high mountains, demands the best quality of technical equipments and highly motivated technically sound climber’s team. It has typical weather conditions which is very difficult to predict. There are high passes to cross like French pass ht, 5360m & Dhampus pass 5258m to reach Base Camp. The Base Camp is located at the height of 4740m. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830 M/2,723ft), 8-9 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 02: Trek from Beni to Tatopani (1,190 M/3,907ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2,010 M/6,594ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2,670 M/8,759ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Marpha (2,670 M/8,759ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka (3,680 M/12,073ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Yak Kharka to French Col, 6-7 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Trek from French Col to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 M/15,551ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Climbing Period of Mount Dhauglagiri (8,167 M/26,794ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 51: Trek back to Dhampus Col, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 52: Trek from Dhampus Col to Marpha (2,670 M/8,759ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 53: Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2,720 M/8,923ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 54: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (850 M/2,298ft), 25 minutes, (Lodging +B),
  • Day 55: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,498ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option, (Lodging + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers,
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotel (3* or 4* or 5*) accommodation,
  • Drive from Kathmandu-Beni, Pokhara-Kathmandu,
  • Flight from Jomsom-Pokhara,
  • Expedition Cargo,
  • Dhauglagiri Expedition permit,
  • Dhauglagiri special restricted park entry permit,
  • Garbage deposit fees,
  • One Government Liaison & Base Camp officer,
  • One High Altitude Climbing Sherpa each member,
  • One Base Camp cook & Base Camp kitchen helpers,
  • Twelve porters each member going up to Base Camp,
  • Five porters each member return back from Base Camp,
  • Above mentioned porters to carry members bags and food equipments,
  • All Nepali staffs’ insurance, wages, transportation & equipment allowance,
  • Meals & Teahouse accommodations from Base Camp regarding the program,
  • 70 KG per member for personal equipments,
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning - Kitchen - Toilet - Store - Hot Shower Tents,
  • All necessary cooking gears, tables-chairs, one gas heater,
  • One solar panel for light, battery charge at Base Camp,
  • Three High Altitude tents for members Sherpa,
  • One Base Camp Tent (each members),
  • High Altitude food for member staffs,
  • Fifteen Epi gas - High Altitude cooking pot stove,
  • Six bottle oxygen with one set mask regulator (each member),
  • Two bottle oxygen with one set mask regulator (each Sherpa),
  • All necessary climbing route equipments,
  • International Air Cargo clearance,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Insurance for Travel-Accident-Medical-Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • Sherpa summit & climbing bonus,
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking & expedition equipments,
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned “Trip Includes” section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830 M/2,723ft), 8-9 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 02Trek from Beni to Tatopani (1,190 M/3,907ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 03Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2,010 M/6,594ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 04Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2,670 M/8,759ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 05 Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Marpha (2,670 M/8,759ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 06 Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka (3,680 M/12,073ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 07 Trek from Yak Kharka to French Col, 6-7 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 08Trek from French Col to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740 M/15,551ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Climbing Period of Mount Dhauglagiri (8,167 M/26,794ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 51 Trek back to Dhampus Col, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 52Trek from Dhampus Col to Marpha (2,670 M/8,759ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 53Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2,720 M/8,923ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 54Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (850 M/2,298ft), 25 minutes, (Lodging +B),
  • Day 55 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,498ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option, (Lodging + B).

Trip Note

The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.

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