Dhaulagiri Expedition (8157m)

  • Dhaulagiri Expedition (8157m)

Overview

The word Dhaulagiri (8157m) originally came from Sanskrit "Dhavala" which means white and “Giri” means Mountain. The Mountain was flaunted evaluators in India by British in the early 1800s. Firstly, in 1960the Swiss expeditor ascended Dhaulagiri. The climb followed a roundabout way all around the peak over Dhampus pass, Tukuche, French Col to move toward the summit from the North-East Col.

This 60- day Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition designed by Unique Adventure Trek will let you have the best experience ever. The best season to go for the expedition is spring and autumn. Exploring around Thakali village, Apple orchards; old monasteries, observing striking background of peak desert (Mustang), Dolpo range and different community with number of Magar, Bramhin and Thakali are the major fascinations of the Dhaulagiri Expedition.

The Climb

Dhaulagiri, counted among the fourteen peaks in the world for having an elevation of 8000m. Expedition in Mt. Dhaulagiri demands the best quality service of technical equipments and experienced technically sound mountaineer guides. Because of unpredictable weather conditions we need to be very much cautious and rest days are separated for proper acclimatization. The wind swiftness is terrific in this area, roughly from afternoon to the crack of dawn it is windy incessantly .We need to traverse high passes - French pass (5360m) and Dhampus pass (5258m) in order to reach the Base Camp. We will be setting our base camp at an elevation of 4740m over the Chhonbardan glacier beneath the rocky lump.

Leaving the base camp we will be setting 4 more camps further. We will set our Advance Base Camp at 5,300m where normally the stuffs are deposited.  Ascending above, we will set the Camp I at 5900meter. And then climbing further where our experienced guide will aid you, Camp II will be set at 6400meter. Then the mount heads to west edge with vertical climbing to get to Camp III. Climbing from Camp I to Camp II needs stretches of vertical climbing. Similarly, Camp III will be made at an elevation of 7200meter. Ascend now moves to the East edge to arrive at Camp IV. The final camp before reaching the summit we will set is Camp IV that will be set at 7500meter and then we will finally climb to reach the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri. We must be very cautious climbing over as we will receive tough wind whilst mountaineering. We then push to endeavor the apex from Camp IV.

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.

Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.

 

Day 02 - 04 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel.

You will rest in Kathmandu for two more days. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Drive to Beni, overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast, we will drive to Beni taking about 4 hours and enjoying good scenery. It is the district headquarters with a police check post, registration certificate of trekkers is checked here. Beni lies at union of the Kali Gandaki and Myagdi Khola (river). Overnight at the Camp.

Day 06 : Trek to Tatopani, overnight at guesthouse.

Today, we will leave Kali Gandaki behind and walk along the north shore of the Myagdi Khola all the way through the community of Beni Mangalghat to reach Singa and then finally to Tatopani (hot springs). Overnight at guest house.

Day 07 : Trek to Ghasa, overnight at guesthouse.

Trek to Ghasa (2010m.) from Tadapani takes about 2 and half hours. The path keeps on ascending and come across Lete at 2470m, in a while before reaching Kalopani, where you get hold of wonderful views of the Nilgiri peaks, Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I and Tukuche Peak.

Day 08 : Trek to Marpha, overnight at guesthouse.

We trek to Marpha (2670m) from Ghasa crossing Kalopani and Tukche. Here you will see the oldest Apple brandy distillery. Overnight at Lodge in Marpha.

Day 09 : Rest at Marpha, overnight at guesthouse.

We have a day rest at Marpha for proper acclimatization before ascending further. We will go around Marpha and can also teste Apple Brandy here. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka, overnight at tented camp.

Today we will walk further ahead of traversing left into Kali Gandaki valley. There is a very long walk on snow typically taking about 4 hours before beginning the steep drop to Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 11 : Trek to French Col, overnight at tented camp.

Today, we will ascend this gentle incline to the French Pass (5100 m.). A great panorama opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to notice Tashi Kang (6386 m.), Mukut Himal (6328 m), and Sita Chuchura (6611 m. To the south lies Tukche Peak (6920 m.) and ahead of is the enormous peak of Dhaulagiri I. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, overnight at tented camp.

After traversing high passes - French pass (5360m) and Dhampus pass (5258m), we will be reaching the Base Camp. We will be setting our base camp at an elevation of 4740m over the Chhonbardan glacier beneath the rocky lump. To the west are the mountains of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13 - 52 : Climbing Period.

Leaving the base camp we will be setting 4 more camps further. We will set our Advance Base Camp at 5,300m where normally the stuffs are deposited. Ascending above, we will set the Camp I at 5900meter. And then climbing further where our experienced guide will aid you, Camp II will be set at 6400meter. Then the mount heads to west edge with vertical climbing to get to Camp III. Climbing from Camp I to Camp II needs stretches of vertical climbing. Similarly, Camp III will be made at an elevation of 7200meter. Ascend now moves to the East edge to arrive at Camp IV. The final camp before reaching the summit we will set is Camp IV that will be set at 7500meter and then we will finally climb to reach the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri. We must be very cautious climbing over as we will receive tough wind whilst mountaineering. We then push to endeavor the apex from Camp IV.

Day 53 : Trek to Dhampus Col, overnight at tented camp.

Today we will descend to the Dhampus Pass and carry on walking to reach Yak Kharka. There is a fine camp site to enjoy the surrounding. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 54 : Trek to Marpha, overnight at guesthouse.

Then we will descend to Marpha which lies at 2667m. Overnight at the guest house.

Day 55 : Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse.

As the track continues to Jomsom, the scenery becomes more and more arid and remarkable with its combination of browns and grey environment with the snow topped peaks of Nilgiri and Tilicho. The stiff winds start on to speed up on our way to Jomsom in the afternoon. Ove night stay at Lodge in Jomsom.

Day 56 : Fly to Pokhara / Kathmandu; transfer to the hotel.

Leaving behind the superb countryside early in the morning and travelling for 6 hours we return back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 57 - 59 : Leisure days in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

We have two more days rest at Kathmandu. We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.

Day 60 : Transfer to airport, departure your own destination.

This is your last day of your Dhaulagiri Expedition. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
  •  Press conference arrangement.
  •  4 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar with breakfast.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Annapurna expedition and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • Expert climbing Guide and porter
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • 4/4 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
  • Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu).
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
  •  All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Restop toilet bag.
  • Satalite phone (Pay Call).
  • Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
  • Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to beni and back from Jomsom.
  •  All ground transportation
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.

What is not included?

  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 4 nights).
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter.
  • Visa Fee.
  • Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills..
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.
  • Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.

Info

Note

The conditions stated in the itinerary are only for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

 

Necessary Gears

Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.

 

tinerary Accuracy

Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 60 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 923meter
  • Max Altitude : 8157meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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