Mt.Dhaulagiri Expedition(8167m) - 46 Days

Standing at a height of m, Dhawalagiri (8167m) is the world’s seventh highest mountain, extends 120km from the Kali Gandaki river west to the Bheri, meaning ‘White Mountain’ in Sanskrit, first ascent in 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali Expedition. Dhaulagiri’s peak extends for thirty miles, giving structure to a generally tangled topography of winding edges, icy masses, and ice falls.

Dhawalagiri, separated from Annapurna by Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, situated in the remote places of Nepal. The climb needs high degree of physical fitness and best quality of physical equipments and the strong wind at high altitude can make climbing more difficult. Dhawalagiri, considered interesting peaks with six different routes having enormous peak of shinning ices and snows which makes your trek more exciting and wonderful.

Trekking in Dhaulagiri provides massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast. Trekking around the giant Himalayan Peak Dhaulagiri (8th highest Himalayan Peaks of the world) is one of the most challenging treks. The trek goes through big challenging mountain passes, crossing over French pass (5360 meter) and Thapa Pass (5200 meter); It is a challenging walk on an icy track. The massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with unexpected. Geographically, it is a land of dramatic contrast.

Trekking in this region means an exploration of the wild. Recently reopened this thrilling region shows its long kept secrets, like the Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge in the world !! Dhaulagiri means “white mountain” though many mountains over the world have names which translate to white mountain, this is without doubt the most astonishing one.

DayActivities
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02/03Rest/preparation
Day 04Fly Pokhara/drive Darbang
Day 05Trek Sibang (1750m)
Day 06Trek Jugapani (2000m)
Day 07Trek Dobang (2260m)
Day 08Trek Soligari (3100m)
Day 09Trek Italian Camp (3660m)
Day 10Rest/acclamatize
Day 11Trek Glacier Camp (4200m)
Day 12Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m)
Day 13/42Climbing period
Day 43Trek Yak Kharka (3680m)
Day 44Trek Jomsom
Day 45Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu
Day 46Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Mostly camping accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tea house accommodation on full board, wherever available, during the trek
  • Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
  • Base Camp service (shared with group)-kitchen tent with cook, kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, gas heater etc.
  • High camps during the climb with high food
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara flight
  • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary on private vehicles
  • 3 oxygen bottles (4L) for each member & 1 oxygen bottle (4L) for climbing Sherpa
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing members during the expedition
  • Cost of Liaison officer
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Rope fixing charge
  • Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Summit Bonus
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Clothing and equipment for Expedition(7000m Above)

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layers of air next to the skin.

If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety.It protects climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features 

FABRIC BREATHABILITY WATERPROOF WIND STOPPER STRETCHINESS
Fleece Excellent Poor Poor Excellent
Laminated softshell Good Good Fair Good
Double weave softshell Excellent Poor Fair Excellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshell Fair Good Excellent Fair
Waterproof breathable  Fair Excellent Excellent Poor

Fig: About the clothing fabric

Personal Equipment list

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(500 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 50)

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight synthetic liner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries
  • Power bank 
  • Cable’s  

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

We suggest you to buy light weight equipment enough as per the itinerary for below reasons.

  • It dries quick 
  • It is easy and quick to pack 
  • Feels comfortable during the trek
  • Saves energy 

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 3 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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Trip Facts

  • 46 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 8,167 m
  • Strenuous
  • Expedition
  • April and May & October and November
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri I is the 7th tallest mountain in the world. The regular route is considered a fairly reasonable climb.