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Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition - 52 days

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Trip Information

Mt. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) and is one of fourteen over eight thousand metres. Dhaulagiri Peak, which is in Nepal, was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss and Austrian expedition.

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 Valley and was chosen by the French expedition in 1950. On the west side of this valley is Dhaulagiri; on the east side is Annapurna. From Marpha (2600m) steep up to Thapa pass, Hidden Valley, French Pass and Dhaulagiri Base camp.

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 valley.

The route between the last camp and the summit does not follow the spur and the French ridge, but follows the ice field that heads directly to the summit and was abandoned by the first ascent because of too much snow. Dhaulagiri Expedition is one of the most popular in world and the best time is August September and April may.

Trip Facts

52 Days

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02-03 : Kathmandu, sightseeing we will spend a couple of days organizing permits and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. The valley is the site of four ancient capitals with their attendant palaces, temples and squares, and the modern city's chaotic and fascinating streets, markets, shops and restaurants with intermingled Buddhist and Hindu temples can keep you occupied for days. One night there will be a welcome dinner.
Day 04 : Drive/Flight to Pokhara (915m) over night in Hotel.
Day 05 : Drive to Beni over night in lodge (830m) over night Lodge.
Day 06 : Beni to Tatopani (1189m) 7 hrs over night in Lodge. 
Day 07 : Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m) 6 to 7 hrs over night in Lodge. 
Day 08 : Ghasa to Tukuche (2590m) 6 to 7 hrs overnight in Lodge. 
Day 09 : Tukuche to Marpha (2670m) 2 hrs over night in Lodge.
Day 10 : Marpha to Alubari (4100m) 4:30 hrs over night in Camp.
Day 11 : Alubari to Hiden valley (5100m) 6 to 7 hrs Camp.
Day 12 : Heden Valley to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m) 6 hrs.
Day 13 : Settle Base Camp.
Day 14-45 : Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Day 46 : Clean up Base Camp.
Day 47 : Back to over France Pass and Camp in Heden Valley.
Day 48 : Hedden Valley to Alubari Camp.
Day 49 : Alubari to Jomsome over night in Lodge. 
Day 50 : Flight Jomsom to Pokhara/ Kathmandu over night in hotel.
Day 51 : Free day in Kathmandu & farewell Diner.
Day 52 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Royalty of Annapurna and conservation fee.
  • Full board accommodation at Adventure Tented Camp and a day long hike with a guide and Sherpa.
  • Full board accommodation at Himalayan Resort (Tea House).
  • All-inclusive full board tented camp trek with food, foam mattresses, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent.
  • Services of a Guide, cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staff and porters on trek.
  • Local taxes and insurance for climbing staffs.
  • All the Transportation.
  • Equipment allowance of climbing guide, Liaisons officer, equipment and clothing for camp staff and porters for climbing peak.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for Expeditions staff.
  • Alcoholic beverages and canned or bottled cold drinks.
  • Cargo or Extra baggage charge over 20 kg Nepal.

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