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Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition

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Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) is coined from the Sanskrit word ' Dhavala Giri', meaning White Mountain. It is the seventh highest peak in the world. This mountain is one of the true jewels of the Himalayas. While Cho Oyu is touted by many as an easy 8000er, the " White Mountain" has a reputation of being one of the more technically challenging 8000-meter peaks in the Himalayas. Lack of big commercial expeditions is one of the more alluring qualities of Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition as only seasoned mountaineers seem to have interest in this formidable mountain. Babu Chiri Sherpa of Nepal has climbed this peak several times. Some of Babu’s more notable accomplishments were his speed ascent of Everest in 16 hours 56 minutes and his 21 hours 30 minute stay on the summit, without supplemental oxygen. The climb to the peak requires many days of trying on inhospitable landscapes, on perpendicular planes, on frozen sides, on planes swept by lethal avalanches. The unstable weather conditions, with fearsome winds and, way bellow zero temperatures, plus the perilous sicknesses of the mountain, will constitute one more obstacle in the way of the expedition's attempt. However, this expedition, with the particular members, administers all of the prerequisites that can guarantee success.

It was in 1949, for the first time, the photos of the mountain by air were taken. French, Swiss, Argentineans and Austrians made attempts to ascent to the peak from 1950 till 1959; however, all attempts on the north side have failed at the 8000 m. mark. The first successful ascents on the mountain were on May 13 and 23, 1960, by the Swiss mountaineer E. Forrer and his team.



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02-03: Preparation for the Expedition

Day 04: We drive to the trailhead to Beni & Galeshor, overnight in the camp

Day 05: After having food at Galeshor, we trek to Tatopani, overnight in the camp

Day 06: From Tatopani, we trek to Ghasa, overnight in the camp

Day 07: Today, we trek to Larjung and then to Marpha, overnight in the camp

Day 08: It is our turn to trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka, overnight in the camp

Day 09: After having food in the camp at Yak Kharka, we trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, overnight in the camp

Day 10-40: Climbing Period

Day 41: Preparation to returning

Day 42: Having lunch in the tent, we trek down to Yak Kharka from Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Day 43: Today, we trek from Yak Khark to Jomsom, overnight in a hotel

Day 44: We take an early flight to Pokhara from Jomsom, overnight in a hotel

Day 45: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara after having lunch in the hotel, overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu

Day 46: It is the day of rest or leisure for shopping, farewell dinner in the hotel and overnight in the hotel

Day 47: We will see you off from Tribhuvan International Airport.


The total cost and further information will be provided on request. The package can be customized as per your requirements. The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.



• All airport/hotel/airport transfers
• 5 nights hotel (5 star, Annapurna or similar) in Kathmandu, BB plan
• Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
• Expedition permit, conservation fee and all permit
• 50 Kg Expedition equipment luggage or barrel per climber is allowed till ABC
• Necessary yaks for carrying equipment & loads
• Food and fuels in the base camp for whole period
• 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
• Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
• Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
• Liaisons officer and interpreter service
• Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
• Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
• Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
• Group climbing equipment such as fixed rope, snow bar, ice screw etc.
• Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
• Gamow bag (Life saving device in case of altitude sickness) provided
• Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)
• Garbage deposit fee
• Visa Extension fee
• Welcome and farewell dinner
• Agency service charge


• International flight ticket, taxes and visas
• Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
• Personal trekking & climbing equipment
• All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
• Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
• Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications - equipment (if brought)
• Extra yak charge
• Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
• Climbing Bonus & Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
• All not mentioned in cost include part

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Ajaya Bajracharya

this is wonderful, experience trip

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