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Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri, the White Mountain was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. It’s name is derived from Sanskrit “dhavala- means white” and giri is mountain – The White Mountain. It is an enormous Himalaya massif located in the North Central Nepal. It was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and it remained as highest peak in the world till 1848 AD. Later it was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors in 1873 AD. But the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. The French Annapurna Expedition, led by Mr Herzog in 1950, had permission to climb either Dhaulagiri or Annapurna but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss team failed to climb in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later.

After four more expeditions, an eight member of a Swiss expedition reached the summit in 1960. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass, French col to approach the summit from the North – East col. The peak was then climbed by two Japanese in 1970s, the American in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. There has been many attempts made by various mountaineering expedition team and recently an Italian team has successfully climbed the mountain during spring season 2006. The Indian climbers have many grand successful climbing to Nepal Himalayas peaks in the recent past but they have not climb Dhaulagiri as yet. There was a tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche swept away and killed seven members of an American expedition on the East Dhaulagiri glacier. Captain Emil Wick airdropped supplies to the US expedition from a Pilatus Porter aircraft, and among the delicacies he dropped were two bottles of wine and a live chicken. The Sherpas would not allow the chicken to be killed on the mountain, so it became the expedition pet. It was carried, snow-blindness and crippled with frostbitten feet, to Marpha, where it finally ended up in the cooking pot. This is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. We will trekking deep into the dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Throng Peak, Annapurna I and Kali Gandaki, the worlds deepest gorge. We may encounter semi wild yak herds, Mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region.

After a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara we will spend the first few days of our walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses and lifetime of the Gurung, Chhetri, Magar peoples. We will walk alone cobblestone paths, over suspensions bridges and through dense forests, taking in the vistas of some of the worlds most beautiful mountains. We will continue to explore and fully absorb the beauty of the surrounding peaks. We will climb over the glaciated French pass and Dhampus pass and then descend a winding trail to Yak Kharka. We will continue through mountain villages, enjoying the Hot Springs at the Tatopani and views of the majestic peaks of the Annapurna  and Machhapuchhare  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 climbers 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, 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.


Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Preparing Expedition.

Day 03: Briefing in Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Drive Beni & Darbang – Camping.

Day 05: Darbang – Baskot village – Camping.

Day 06: Baskot village – Bagar – CampingDay.

Day 07: Bagar – Dovan – Camping.

Day 08: Dovan – Pina (forest camp) Sallaghari –Camping.

Day 09: Pina (forest) -Italian Base Camp – Camping.

Day 10: Italian B.C. – Dhaulagiri B.C.4740m.– Camping.

Day 11-39: Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri.

Day 40: Prepared return to Kathmandu.

Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base camp – Yak Khark – Camping.

Day 42: Yak Khark – Marpha – Jomsom – Hotel.

Day 43: Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu.

Day 44: Kathmandu.

Day 45: Final Departure.

Cost Includes

# All ground Transportation by private vehicle.
# Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu Guest House with breakfast.
# cargo Cost.
# Accommodation in lodge during trekking and in tent in base camp.
# Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) During trekking.
# Base Camp kitchen tent , dining tent , member tent & toilet tent .
# Chair , table and other arrangement in base camp.
# Base camp food .
# Trekking map.
# All necessary paper work & Permits.
# First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking trekking guide.
# required number of kitchen crew and yaks.
# Accommodation, meals, Salary, equipments, transportation & Insurance of staff.
# climbing royalty.
# Lesion Offer.
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# Farewell dinner.
# Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.
# Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
# Satellite phone.
# One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteer.
# Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
# High tent ( camp 1,2)
# High camp cook ( camp 1,2)
# Climbing guide oxygen mask regulator.
# Supporting porters base camp.
# Base camp Service.

Cost Excludes

# Nepalese l Visa Fee (USD 40 for 30 Days)
# All Domestic & International airport departure taxes
# Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures.
# Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
# Personal Mountaineering Gear.
# Carryig bonus.
# Summit bonus.
# Travel & Rescue insurance.
# Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
# Tips for guides and porters.
# Service other then mentioned above.

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