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Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri; name is derivative from Sanskrit “Dhavala” means “White” and giri is “Mountain”. The Mountain was displayed by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian evaluator.

After four more expeditions failed, eight members of a Swiss expedition conquered the summit in 1960. The Swiss expeditor first ascended Dhaulagiri in 1960. The climb followed a roundabout route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass as French Col, to approach the summit from the North-East Col.

Tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier. The Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976 summited.

Being one of the world’s 14 above 8000 meter high mountains, demands the best quality of technical equipment and highly motivated technically sound climber’s 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 ht, 5360 meter and Dhampus pass 5258 m to reach Base Camp. We set our base camp at 4740 meter on the Chhonbardan glacier below the rocky knob.

After establishing base camp there will be fixing four camps. The Advance Base Camp will be set up at 5,300 m which is used for depositing the stuff. Camp I will be established at 5900 meter, Camp II at 6400 meter, Camp III at 7200 meter and Camp IV at 7500 meter and onto summit. Ascending from Camp I to Camp II requires stretches of steep climbing. Then the climb heads towards west ridge with steep climbing to reach Camp III. The climb now moves to the East Ridge to reach Camp IV. We will have to be very careful climbing over as we have to receive strong wind whilst climbing. We then push to attempt the summit from Camp IV.


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.

Day 60 Transfer to airprot, departure your own destination.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
  • Press conference arrangement.
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar with breakfast.
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing permit fees.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area and TIMS permits fee..
  • Food and fuel at base camp, higher camps during the expedition period.
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps.
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • 5 bottles of oxygen per member with mask and regulator.
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as will carry food and gears to high camps.
  • Government liaison officer.
  • Expert cook and kitchen boy.
  • Porters / Yaks to and from base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for the climbing Sherpas, liaison officer, cook, kitchen boys, porters.
  • Insurance for the climbing Sherpas, liaison officer, cook, kitchen boys, porters.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • Solar cookers up to camp II.
  • Restop toilet bag.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Satalite phone (Pay Call).
  • Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
  • Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
  • All camping equipment such as store tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, table, chairs and necessary kitchen utensils.
  • Jomsom – Pokhara flight and Land transportation for member, staffs, liaison officer.
  • All government paper works and procedures, applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulation.
  • First aid medical kit, duffel bag for trekking and area map.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalese restaurant.

Price Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 6 nights).
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment,
  • commercial filming, Satellite phone etc.
  • Climbing bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
  • Gratitute for the staffs.

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