Dhaulagiri Expedition (8000m) is one of the most popular climbing expedition in the Nepal. The seventh highest mountain in the world, it lies northwest of Pokhara with its acme facing the eastern end. This mountain is unique and rise above 7000m over the Kali gandaki gorge, the world’s deepest, about thirty kilometers to the southeast. In fact, the gorge is dramatically located as two eight thousanders, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other across the deep rift.
The South and West faces of Dhaulagiri both feature massive drops; each rises over 4000 metres from its base, and each has been the site of historical climbs. The Dhaulagiri Expedition was first lead by swiss/ Austrian and successfully climbed in 1960 as a join venture.
Since then Dhaulagiri Expedition route used by them has been the normal route of ascent for most of the ascents to date. Dhaulagiri is buttressed by five ridges which offers the possibilities of several different ascent routes although only six have been established so far. Dhaulagiri is the easiest Nepalese eight-thousanders mountaineering peak. Dhaulagiri is ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on high altitude mountaineering skills, although it’s not very is not technical. For the safety reason, individual oxygen system is used on the final day or any other days when needed.
The vast majority of ascents to date have been via the Normal Route on the Dhaulagiri Expedition, However ascents have been made from almost every direction in this mountain. Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces, which raise 4000m from their Base Camps, offering opportunities to develop many interesting routes from Italian, Swiss and French camps. As of 2007, there had been 358 summit ascents of Dhaulagiri Expedition 58 climbing fatalities on the mountain. Due to its technically challenging routes, the lack of big commercial expeditions is one of the more attractive qualities of Dhaulagiri Expedition.
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu and check into hotel
Day 02 – 03:Official formalities and expedition preparation
Day 04:Drive to Darbang
Day 05:Trek to Dharapani
Day 06:Trek to Muri
Day 07:Trek to Bagar
Day 08:Trek to Doban
Day 09:Trek to Sallaghari
Day 10:Trek to Italian Base Camp
Day 11:Rest at Italian Base Camp
Day 12:Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 13 – 34:Climbing period
Day 35:Cleaning up at base camp
Day 36:Trek to Hidden Valley
Day 37:Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 38:Trek to Jomsom
Day 39:Fly to Pokhara
Day 40:Drive to Kathmandu
Day 41: Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 42:Depart Kathmandu
- All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
- Arrival pick up & departure.
- All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
- Internal flights
- All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits,
- Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
- Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
- Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
- All hard ware gears
- Fare well dinner after the trip
- Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
- International flights to Kathmandu,
- Tips for Porter, guide & other
- Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
- Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
- Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
- Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
- Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
- Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
- Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above
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Cost are based on single person, Please ask for the group price. Cost includes 5 star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per the Itinerary.