Mt Dhaulagiri Expedition in Nepal

47 Days
Nepal
2
Strenuous
  • Trip Code: Mt Dhaulagiri Expedition
  • Trip Type: Expedition
  • Max. Altitude: 8167
  • Travel Mode: Surface/Air

The Fifth highest mountain peak in the world is Mt. Dhaulagiri in Nepal. This mountain is located in the Northwest of Myagdi District. Dhavala means “White” and Giri means “Mountain peak” from Sanskrit, is a real giant which endorse to say the range of White Mountains as Dhavala-giri hereafter called MountDhaulagiri in combined.

The real altitude of Mt Dhaulagiri is (8,167m) from sea level. Mt. Dhaulagiri is one of the most formidable peaks to climb with the first successful summit only in 1960 by the Swiss following from the Northeast ridge.

This mountain was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s but remained virtually unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. Five ridges buttress Dhaulagiri l and even up until the early 1980’s only the Northeast ridge had been successfully climbed. Dhaulagiri is considered the most interesting peak among the eight thousand meters one. In terms of rise above the terrain Dhaulagiri is unparalleled as it rises 7000m over Kali Gandaki valley over horizontal length of 30km, which by any standard is an impressive statistic.

Overview
Trip Code Mt Dhaulagiri Expedition
Trip Duration 47 Days
Trip Type Expedition
Trip Grade Strenuous
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 8167
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Transportaion Surface/Air
Meals All meals during the trekking and Expedition & Rest of the part on Bed and Breakfast basis
Acommodation Lodges/Tented camp during the trekking and Expedition & Rest of the part at Hotels.
Itinerary

Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu international airport and transfer to Hotel.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and official procedure for expedition. Overnight at Hotel.

Drive to Darbang. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Dharapani. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Muri. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Bagar. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Doban. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Sallaghari. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Italy base Camp. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Rest at Italy Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Climbing. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Hidden Valley. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Yak Kharka. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Trek to Jomsom. Overnight at tented camp / Teahouse.

Fly to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.

Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Service Includes/Excludes

Tour cost include
Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on BB plan, Sharing Basis-Twin Bed Room.
Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
Hotel in Pokhara: 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara City (3-star category) on BB plan – Sharing Twin Bed Room.
Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri I, TIMS Card, Annapurna conservation area entry permits & fee.
Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary and accommodation.
Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
Trekking Route Map.
Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *before the expedition.
Member transportation:
-(*Normal Route Itinerary) Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. While returning Drive from Takam to Pokhara and from Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
-(*Heli Itinerary) Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. Heli flight from Takam to Italian Basecamp. While returning Heli flight from Italian Basecamp to Takam. Drive from Takam to Pokhara and from Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary (with additional cost).
Expedition Stuffs Transportation:Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Takam (by Truck) and from Takam to Base camp (By heli/ donkey/ Porters – Depending upon condition) – While returning: Base camp to Takam (By heli/ donkey/ Porters – Depending upon condition) and Takam to Kathmandu (by Truck).
Member Luggage: Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or Yaks.
Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
Porter: Porters per member from Takam to Basecamp & while returning porters from Base camp to Takam.
Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Sherpa per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
Oxygen Bottle (O2): Summit Oxygen cylinder: 2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for members, Sherpas and other climbing staffs at C1 , C2 and C3. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
Rope Fixing Team:The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Dhaulagiri (no extra charge will be applied to members).
Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
Comprehensive Medical kit.
Certificate: Dhaulagiri climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Dhaulagiri I successfully).

Tour cost excclude
Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
Extra night in Kathmandu & Pokhara: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but soft drinks for members in base camp).
Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
Internet Service: Not included during the trek and the expedition.
Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1200 USD. (Applies on full board service).
Rope Fixing: The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies to Basecamp Member).
Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Our Company’s Service will be “Zero” above Base Camp (If company offers just Base Camp services)
Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.

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