|Mt. Dhaulagiri ( 8,463m/26,794ft.)
|Area: Dhaulagiri Valley
Days: 50 days trip-47 days trek/climb, 3 days kathmandu
Dept. Ex. KTM : 15 Mar, 05 Aug
Per Person Cost:
Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It is an enormous Himalayan massif, located in mid central Nepal. Dhaulagiri means the white mountain in the local Magar and Nepali language. It is the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal and separated to Annapurna 8091m by the Kaligandaki Valley - known to be the deepest gorge of the world. Dhaulagiri was first attempted by the French Expedition Team led by Maurice Herzog in 1950. In 1960, the Swiss/Austrian expedition who first reached the summit did so despite their airplane having crashed during the approach. This was the first Himalayan climb supported by an airplane, although the plane was subsequently abandoned on the mount.Our climbing route on this mountain is by the NE ridge. In order achieve our goal we enter into the base camp of Dhaulagiri from south following the Myagdi Khola from Beni.
We drive by bus to Beni and then take about a little over a week to trek to the Dhaulagiri base camp. During our trek to the base camp, we are well acclimatized to begin our climb above the base camp.
We place our base camp at an altitude of 4,600m /15088ft. and then place an Advance Base Camp (ABC) at 5,150m/16,892ft at the foot of the North East ridge. Above the ABC, we place Camp 1 at 5,700m/18,696ft; Camp II at 6,630m/21,746ft; Camp III at 7,180m/23,550ft and the final camp at 7,600m/24,928ft.
Throughout the climb, our Sherpa team will help to prepare the route and help carry food and equipment. Although, all climbers are encouraged to climb without using the supplementary oxygen, we supply two 3 liter super light Poisk climbing oxygen to assist your climb ( if there be a dire need.).
On our return from the mountain, we cross the French pass and trek through the Hidden Valley and then over the Dhampus Pass to arrive at Marpha where we join the popular Annapurna Circuit trail coming from Jomsom to finish our trek at Birethanti. From Birethanti we bus to Kathmandu.
Airport - Hotel - Airport transfer; Hotel in Kathmandu 3 star standard for 3 nights in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis, Customs clearance; Sherpa support (1 climbing Sherpa per climber)), cook, kitchen boy, porters and pack animals, food for trek, BC and climb; Group equipment for the climb, Camping Service including tents for BC and climb, kitchen/dinning tent, toilet tent, chair/tables; Flights Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu, Oxygen (3 cylinder for climber and 1 cylinder for climbing Sherpa), Satellite phone and walky talkies, all permit fees, wages / allowances, personal insurance coverage for the liaison officer, climbing Sherpas, kitchen staff and porters.
Main meals in Kathmandu, personal equipment, personal insurance including emergency evacuation, visa fee and airport tax and other services than those mentioned in the service inclusion.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly Tumlingtar
Day 4-12: Approach march to the base camp
Day 13-39: Climbing
Day 40: Clean BC
Day 41-49: Return march to Tumlingtar
Day 50: Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu