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MT. DHAULAGIRI EXPEDITION (8167M)

Dhaulagiri is reflected as one of the most fascinating peaks to climb.

54 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    8,167m / 26,795ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Peak Name

Mt. Dhaulagiri

Duration

54 Days

Route

NE- Ridge Route

Rank

7

Weather Reports

Report

Range

Dhaulagiri Range

Trip Overview

Mt. Dhaulagiri is the fifth highest peak in Nepal and the seventh highest peak in the world with its height of 8,167m above sea level. This mountain lies in the northwestern corridor of Nepal in the Myagdi District. Mt. Dhaulagiri extends about 120km from the Kaligandaki River to the Bheri River in the west. “Dhaulagiri '' is derived from the Sanskrit word, “Dhawala and Giri” which means “White and Mountain” respectively. Mt. Dhaulagiri is also the highest point of the Gandaki River Basin. The Annapurna I, which is 34 Km east of Dhaulagiri I, in between these two giants a gorge is formed, known as Kaligandaki Gorge, this gorge is the deepest gorge in the world and Kaligandaki River flows in this gorge.

Dhaulagiri is reflected as one of the most fascinating peaks to climb. Mt. Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces, Majority of the scaling have following the first route, which is known as the “Normal Route”. The northeast route is considered the normal route; However, Mt. Dhaulagiri has been scaled from every direction. It was the team of Swiss /Austrian Mountaineers led by Kurt Diemberger who first reached the top of Mt. Dhaulagiri on 13th May 1960. As all of Dhaulagiri's routes are challenging, only veterans seem to have an interest in this mountain.

The base camp is normally set at around 4,750m, and then three camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 5,850m, camp 2 is at 6400m, and the last camp is at 7400m.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Rest in Kathmandu and Briefing and Preparation
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 3
    Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (960m)
    B/L/D
    Hotel

  • Day 4
    Drive from Pokhara to Marpha (2,670m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 5
    Acclimatization in Marpha (Rest Day): Explore Muktinath
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka (4,900m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 7
    Trek from Yak Kharka to Dhampus Basecamp – Hidden Valley (Via Thapa Pass 5244m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 8
    Trek from Dhampus Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 9-30
    Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II, touch Camp III) – Basecamp]
    Full Board
    Tent

  • Day 30-40
    Summit Push: [Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Summit (8,167m) – Base Camp]
    Full Board
    Tent

  • Day 41
    Trek from Dhaulagiri BC to Yak Kharka (3,680m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 42
    Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 43
    Drive from Marpha to Pokhara
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 44
    Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 45
    Leisure Day in Kathmandu City
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 46
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by a private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • HOTEL IN POKHARA : 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara City (3-star category) – Sharing room on Bed and breakfast plan.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri, Conservation area entry permits and fee.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Marpha. (by jeep) While returning; Drive from Marpha to Pokhara (by jeep) and fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : Transportation of all necessary equipment for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Marpha (by Truck) and from Marpha to Base camp (By Heli /mules /porters – depending upon condition) – While returning; Base camp to Marpha (By Heli/mules /porters– depending upon condition) and Marpha to Kathmandu (by Truck).
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters or mules.
  • FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served regularly during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
  • CAMPING LOGISTICS : All necessary logistic arrangements for camping during the trek.
  • PORTER : Porter per member up to and from Base camp (both ways).
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, 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 at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, for the battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
  • TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by a professional guide.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks and regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
  • BACK-UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route in Dhaulagiri (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried 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.
  • PERMITS : Satellite Phone/Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • CERTIFICATE : Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Dhaulagiri successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa fee is $125 USD for 90 Days.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU & POKHARA : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • 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 we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Date Status Group Size Action
45 Days
Start Date- 2022-09-02
End Date-2022-10-17
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48 Days
Start Date- 2022-09-02
End Date-2022-10-20
Booking Open Group Size 7 PAX Inquire Now Book Now
54 Days
Start Date- 2023-04-05
End Date-2023-05-29
Booking Open Group Size 15 PAX Inquire Now Book Now

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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    Bahrain

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    Great Britain

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    USA

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    Canada

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    UK/Bahrain

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