Dhaulagiri (8167m) Expedition
Dhaulagiri (8167m) Expedition
Dhaulagiri (8167m) Expedition
Dhaulagiri (8167m) Expedition
Dhaulagiri (8167m) Expedition

Dhaulagiri (8167m) Expedition

  • Duration 48 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Ascent Route North West
  • Elevation 8167 meter
  • Grade Very Tough
  • Group Size 5-12 Pax
  • Price from USD 9246

ABOUT Dhaulagiri (8167m) Expedition

Mount Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Mount Dhaulagiri is located in north central Nepal. Dhaulagiri was climbed on May 13, 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin for the first time. Mount Dhaulagiri known as the easiest Nepalese 8000 meter mountain. That’s why it became an ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on Nepalese Giants Mountains. The name of this mountain is derived from Sanskrit word, “Dhavala” meaning white and “Giri” meaning mountain, which combines to become ‘White Mountain’.

The trip route to climb Mount Dhaulagiri follows a circuitous route around the mountain from French Col (5334m) to approach the summit from the North East Col. Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first successfully climbed by the Swiss expedition team in 1960. The trip begins with overland drive from Kathmandu to Beni Bazaar following the classical route with an exceptional view of the Kaligandaki gorge that encircles Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Dhaulagiri expedition lead by experts and climbers of Sherpa Shepherds takes you the base camp and support you to climb mount Dhaulagiri.

Trip Itinerary

  1. 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport, Sherpa Shepherds representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, a Sherpa Shepherds tour manager will brief you about trip, check-up climbing gears and fix time for visit at Ministry of Tourism for permit along other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: No

    Altitude of Kathmandu: 1310 meter

    Drive: 20 min  (airport to hotel)

  2. 2 Check Up Climbing Gears and Briefing at Tourism Ministry

    Today is free day for preparation of Dhaulagiri Expedition. You’ll have free time to check climbing gears or explore around Kathmandu while the leader will attend the Ministry of Tourism for a formal briefing. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements.  If you explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, you can visit Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items if anything missed. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali****.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

  3. 3 Final Preparation Day

    Nepal is land of many festivals and holidays. And this day is reserve day in case if previous day is holiday in Ministry of Tourism for climbing permit formalities. Also today you can do last minutes shopping if you missed to buy anything for this expedition. If there is no holiday in previous day, you’ll free time to rest and explore around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

  4. 4 Drive: Kathmandu - Beni

    We will drive from Kathmandu and follow Prithvi Highway. The journey is scenic with views of green hills, forest and river. In about 5hrs, we will reach Pokhara. Beni is 82km far from Pokhara. Driving along the edge of Mardi River, we will reach Beni after passing through Naudanda, Kusma and other villages. The famous bazaar of Beni is located at the junction of Myagdi and Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight in Beni. You’ll be overnight at tented camp.

    Altitude of Beni: 830 meter | Drive: 10 hours |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  5. 5 Drive: Beni - Darbang and trek to Baskot

    From Beni, we will continue our journey with a drive to Darbang passing by the bank of Myagdi River and will trek to Baskot where we will stay overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Darbang: 1180 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  6. 6 Trek: Baskot - Bagar

    After having our Breakfast, we will start our trek to Bagar. While trekking, we can also enjoy the beautiful scenic views of Dhaulagiri Mountain Range passing through the terraces and fields to Bagar. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Bagar: 2080 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

     

  7. 7 Trek: Bagar - Dhovan

    As always after breakfast at camp, we’ll start our trek to Dhovan. At the start we will lower down through terraced field and will reach small ridge. Passing through forest we will trek to Jyardin village from where trek uphill crossing Lapche Kharka and trek to Dhovan. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Dhovan: 2520 meter | Trek: Aprox. 6 hrs

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  8. 8 Trek: Dhovan - Sallagari

    After breakfast, today we’ll trek through forest area through dense pine woods. During this trek, we can have a beautiful scenic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m) Mountain. We will continue our trek along side Choriban River. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Sallagari: 3000 meter | Trek: Aprox. 5 hrs |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  9. 9 Trek: Sallagari - Italian Base Camp

    After having breakfast, we’ll start our trek having exit from forest area and continue to trek to Italiian Base Camp from where we will reach glacier valley. During this time we can enjoy  with the views of Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri I mountain. Form the base camp we will can also have the scenic views of beautiful Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, and Dhaulagiri V mountains. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Italian Base Camp: 3500 meter | Trek: Aprox. 6 hrs |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  10. 10 Rest at Italian Base Camp

    We will take rest on this day. Taking rest helps us in preparation for the upcoming climbing of Dhaulagiri. Explore around for better acclimatization. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  11. 11 Trek: Italian Base Camp - Moraine Camp

    Today we will leave for Moraine Camp walking though glacier from where the challenging trek will begin as we will move through slippery and melting glacier. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Altitude of Moraine Camp: 3860 meter | Trek: Aprox. 6 hrs |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  12. 12 Trek: Moraine Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp

    Leaving for Dhaulagiri Base Camp, the glacier walk continues as the trek will be relatively easy for first couple of hours where as it will get tough by the time we reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp as we will be walking through rubble and ice section.  During this trek we can also enjoy the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri Mountain Range. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Dhaulagiri Base Camp: 4740 meter | Trek: 7 hrs |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

     

  13. 13/42 Mount Makalu (8463M Climbing Period

    We will make necessary arrangement for successful climbing of Dhaulagiri Mountain. Sherpas will make way and fix cables wherever necessary and set up High camps.Practice climbing to Camp 1 and Camp 2. Descend to less altitude if you feel difficulty in breathing. Make yourself accustomed to High Altitude food. Normal route is through Northeast ridge. It was climbed in 1960 for the first time. We will make 4 Camps.

     

    Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (5300m)
    Advance Base Camp will be placed at 5300m. There is possibility of avalanche at Advance Base Camp. So, we may not stay at this camp for overnight.

     

    Advance Base Camp to Camp 1 (5900m)

    Camp1 will be placed at 5900m. This camp will be located on Col East.

     

    Camp1 to Camp2 (6400m)

    Climbing vertically through 60degree ice slopes, we will reach Camp2 from Camp1.

     

    Camp2 to Camp3 (7200m)

    We will place Camp3 at 7200m. We need to walk through crevasses and cross seracs to reach Camp3.

     

    Camp3 to Camp4 (7500m)

    Leaving Camp3, we will walk towards East Ridge. We may experience heavy wind before we reach Camp 4. Section from Camp 3 to Camp4 is the most difficult.

     

    Camp4 to Summit (8167m)

    We will climb to summit and enjoy breath-taking views of surrounding peaks and mountains. We will descend to Camp3 and gradually descend to Base Camp .

     

     

  14. 44 Yak Kharka-Marpha

    Trek: Yak Kharka-Marpha. O/N at Tented Camp

  15. 43 Trek: Base Camp - Yak Kharka

    Today we will leave Base Camp and will move ahead and cross French Pass. From French Pass, the trail lowers down to Hidden Valley. Our journey continues through the meadow of Hidden Valley to Dhampus Pass. We will be descending to Yak Kharka once we cross Dhampus Pass (5200m). Yak Kharka is the local winter settlement area. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  16. 44 Trek: Yak Kharka - Marpha

    Today we will lower down to Marpha which is also famous for apple production. We will take some time to know more about local apple brew at Marpha. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  17. 45 Drive: Marpha - Pokhara

    From Marpha, we will drive to Pokhara. During this drive we can enjoy the beautiful scenic views. After we arrive at Pokhara, we will rest and enjoy the remaining time as Pokhara is the tourist destination of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel Land Mark*** or similar.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  18. 46 Flight: Pokhara - Kathmandu

    Depending on the fight time we will take a flight to Kathmandu and will be transferred to the hotel. We can enjoy the remaining time at Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali*** or similar.

    Included Meal: Breakfast &  Lunch

  19. 47 Rest Day in Kathmandu

    Today is fully free day to relax, take shower and chill with beers. And there will be a celebration party of successful summit where Sherpa Shepherds will organize a farewell dinner at typical Restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***  or similar.

    Included Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

     

  20. 48 Departure from Kathmandu

    Depending your flight time, Sherpa Shepherds will drop you to airport.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

Trip Cost

Base Camp Services USD per person* See Whats Included
Semi Services USD 9500 per person* See Whats Included
Full Services USD 16500 per person* See Whats Included

*Above trip cost is per person and twin sharing basis. The trip cost is for joining basis. Mini-mum participant to run this trip is 5 person. If no. of participants in this trip is less than 5 persons, Sherpa Shepherds reserves right to cancel or postpone the trip. However if you would like to continue trip even if we do not reach minimum number to run this trip, we can run this trip upon your request. But supplemental charge will be applicable.

Semi Services

  • See what's included
    • Ground Transfers:
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Kathmandu-Beni by bus with trekking staff + equipment
    • Beni-Darbang by bus with trekking staff + Equipment
    • Marpha-Pokhara by bus trekking staff + Equipment
    • Flight & Cargo:
    • Pokhara-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
    • 60 kg per person baggage
    • Accommodations:
    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 1 night in Pokhara at Hotel Land Mark or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 1 nights at local lodge at Marpha on twin sharing basis
    • 40 nights in tented camps at base camps on single tent basis
    • Meals:
    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel and 1 breakfast in Pokhara hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 1 night at local lodges and 40 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances
    • Permits & Fees:
    • Dhaulagiri Expedition Permit Fee USD 1800 per person
    • Annapurna National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance and flights
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry
    • Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:
    • 1 trekking guide for Darbang-BC and BC- Darbang
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Darbang -BC and BC- Darbang
    • Equipments at BC:
    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, store tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Gas Heater (for dinning tent only)
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • High Altitude Sherpa USD 3600 per sherpa
    • High Altitude Food, High Tent & Climbing Gears for both member and sherpas
    • Satellite Telephone & Walkie / Talkie
    • Oxygen 4 ltr bottle (New Russian) – USD 550 Per bottle
    • Oxygen 4 ltr. Bottle (Refill in Kathmandu ) – USD 350 per bottle
    • Mask & Regulator (UK –Renting) –USD 450 per set
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus  USD 1400 & Non Summit Bonus  USD 850 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain USD 1000 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter USD 400 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 60 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Full Services

  • See what's included
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Kathmandu-Beni by bus with trekking staff + equipment
    • Beni-Darbang by bus with trekking staff + Equipment
    • Marpha-Pokhara by bus trekking staff + Equipment
    • Flight & Cargo:
    • Pokhara-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
    • 15 kg per person baggage for flight
    • Accommodations:
    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 1 night in Pokhara at Hotel Land Mark or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 1 nights at local lodge at Marpha on twin sharing basis
    • 40 nights in tented camps at base camps on single tent basis
    • Meals:
    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel and 1 breakfast in Pokhara hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 1 night at local lodges and 40 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances
    • Permits & Fees:
    • Dhaulagiri Expedition Permit Fee USD 1800 per person
    • Annapurna National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance and flights
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry
    • Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:
    • 1 trekking guide for Darbang-BC and BC- Darbang
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Darbang -BC and BC- Darbang
    • Equipments at BC:
    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent , store tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Gas Heater (for dinning tent only)
    • Supporting Staffs in the mountain (Above BC):
    • 1 High Altitude Sherpa for every two members with his daily wages, food, flights, equipment allowance etc.
    • Equipments in the mountain (Above BC):
    • High Tents for both member and HA Sherpas
    • High Altitude Food for members and Sherpas
    • Climbing Gear in the mountains such as fixed rope, main rope, snow bars, snow shovel, carabiners etc.
    • 4 bottles oxygen for every member and 2 bottles oxygen for every HA Sherpa
    • One set of mask & regulator for every members and sherpas
    • 1 Satellite Phone, Walki-talkie
    • Cooking set in the mountain such as Epi gases, gas burner, cooking pots etc for members and sherpas
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Additional High Altitude Sherpa USD 3600 per sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 1400 & Non Summit Bonus USD 850 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain USD 1000 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter USD 400 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 60 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Departure Dates

Trip Dates Trip Status Price (PP)  
10 April 2018 -
7 May 2018
Closed
USD 9500
10 September 2018 -
27 October 2018
Booking Available
USD 9500
05 April 2019 -
22 May 2019
Booking Available
USD 9500
10 September 2019 -
27 October 2019
Booking Available
USD 9500
05 April 2020 -
22 May 2020
Booking Available
USD 9500

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