Dhaulagiri Climbing – A Great Climbing on 8000m. Peak with Remote Trekking
Dhaulagiri climbing is one of the popular 8000m. peak expeditions in Nepal. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri lies on north – west of Pokhara culminating high point at its eastern end. Dhaulagiri climbing is unique in the world as the peak rises over 7000m. over Kaligandaki Gorge in the south east in about 30 km of aerial distance. In fact, Kali Gandaki is dramatic as two eight thousand peaks, Annapurna I & Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other over a deep valley.
Mt. Dhaulagiri was first discovered in 1808. Until Kanchanjunga was explored, Dhaulagiri was thought to be the highest mountain in the world. It remained as highest peak for 30 years before Kanchanjunga was explored. Dhaulagiri means white mountain which justifies a magnificent peak of shining ice and snow. The South and West faces of Dhaulagiri both feature massive drops; each rises over 4000 meters from its base, and each has been the site of historical climbs.
First the peak was conquered in 1960 by a Swiss / Austrian expedition team via North East Ridge. This route has been the normal route of Dhaulagiri climbing to date. Dhaulagiri is buttresses by five ridges which offer the possibilities of climbing Dhaulagiri on different routes besides already established six different routes of Dhaulagiri climbing. Normally four high camps are set up in climbing Dhaulagiri.
Mt. Dhaulagiri is the highest mountain which is entirely located in Nepal. The peak is not popular for commercial expeditions. Thus the peak is less crowded and provides fabulous adventure climbing for the mountaineers. Several sections with considerable technical difficulty pose great challenges for the mountaineers. Unpredictable weather compared to other mountains add Dhaulagiri climbing more challenging. Dhaulagiri climbing is recognized as one of the expeditions with wonderful trekking in remote and wild terrain. We follow standard Dhaulagiri circuit trekking route to reach the base camp for the climbing Dhaulagiri.
Expedition Name: Dhaulagiri Climbing
Duration: 47 Days
Region: Dhaulagiri Region
Activities: Trekking & Climbing
Difficult Level: Very Difficult
Best Season: April, May/September, OctoberEnquire This Trip
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and hotel transfer
Day 02 – 03: Official formalities and expedition preparation
Day 04: Drive to Darbang
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani.
Day 06: Trek to Muri.
Day 07: Trek to Bagar.
Day 08: Trek to Doban.
Day 09: Trek to Sallaghari.
Day 10: Trek to Italy base Camp.
Day 11: Rest at Italy Base Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 13 – 39: Climbing
Day 40: Clean up the base camp
Day 41: Trek to Hidden Valley.
Day 42: Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 43: Trek to Jomsom
Day 44: Fly to Pokhara
Day 45: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 46: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 47: Airport transfer for international flight.
Detailed Itinerary will be Provided on Request
Cost will be Provided on Request
The cost Includes:
1. Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( sirdar, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
2. Food and fuel at the base camp
3. All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
4. Trek support for climbing members from Beni/Darbang – base camp – Pokhara
5. Porters to carry loads from Darbang – base camp – Jomsom
6. Royalty and peak permit
7. Airport arrival and departure
8. Land transportation from Kathmandu – Beni/Darbang and from Pokhara – Kathmandu
9. Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan
The cost does not include:
1. High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
2. Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp
3. Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue operation
4. Meals in Kathmandu before and after the expedition
5. Tipping to trekking and expedition staff