Dhaulagiri Expedition is extremely technical climbing trip. The peak lies in the North-west Nepal. It was climbed by the Swiss Mountaineering Team in 1960 after decades of efforts by the climbing teas of different countries. Even the trekking to reach the Dhaulagiri base camp is an adventurous journey crossing different high passes.
The white peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) is the seventh highest peak in the world. After driving to Beni Bazaar, the district centre of the Myagdi district, the journey begins with a trek. Walking through the rhododendron and pine forest, you reach to the Italian base camp. The trail is tough and slippery. Dhaulagiri base camp is located at 4740m. The weather condition is unstable that changes in short time. Strong wind blow and minus degree temperature always put on challenge on the trip. French Col, base camp and Dhampus pass are some tough places in this trip. The climbing route is another difficulty, which crosses the twisting ridges, glaciers and ice fall. The climbing session include four weeks. The views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Thapa Peak and the Kali Gandaki valley can be seen outstanding. Descending to the base camp and crossing the Dhampus peak, you trek to the Jomsom valley and fly to Pokhara.
Adventure Club Trek organizes Dhaulagiri Expedition trip with experienced climbing guides, perfect camping and kitchen team along with the branded climbing equipments. We highly emphasized on acclimatization and apply all the means of safety. Please, contact us for more details.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.Overnight at hotel.
The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various mediaeval sites in Kathmandu. You will drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (a fine Buddhist stupa at the hill top of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, you will take part in a short briefing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel.
We will attend briefing by Ministry of Tourism as Dhaulagiri Climbing requires approval from Nepal Government. Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Beni continues through Pokhara. We will follow the Prithvi highway for about 5hrs to reach Pokhara. Beni is located 82km far from Pokhara. The bus ride proceeds along the bank of Mardi River. We will reach Beni in few hours. Beni Bazzar exists in the confluence of Myagdi River and Kali Gandaki River. From Beni, we will drive to Darbang. Overnight at tented camp.
Darbang is the beautiful village of multi ethnics. Trail moves in and out of Darbang. We will walk along tea houses and crop fields from where we will ascend further through the ridge to pretty small Baskot village which comprises of only few houses. - See more at: http://www.acetreks.com/mount-dhaulagiri-expedition.html#sthash.KTLunBZS.dpuf. Overnight at tented camp.
The trail lowers down for a bit to arrive at the river. Crossing the river, we will take the steep climb to small pass. The summit of the pass offers striking views of Ghustung South Mountain (6465m). The path descends to Myagdi River and moves in and out of Naura village from where. Overnight at tented camp.
The path descends through crop fields to forested ridge. We will cross the forest and reach Jyardan which is the small yet culturally rich village. Moving further through the rocky path, we will reach Lipshe from where we will cross Lapche Kharka and reach Dovan. Overnight at tented camp.
As we cross the river over wooden bridge, the trail leads us to the forest of pine woods. We will climb all the way to the vantage point and enjoy the sight of Dhaulagiri I (8167m) Mountain. Descending further to Myagdi River, we will cross the river and arrive at Chartare from where we will reach Choriban Khola. We will set our camp at the forest area in Pina. Overnight at tented camp.
Trek begins through the forest at Pina. Exiting from the forest, we will take the sharp ascend to Italian Base Camp to reach the glacier valley. We will walk through the Chhonbaran glacier and enjoy the sight of Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri I mountain. Trek continues to Italian Base Camp which exists at 3660m altitude. Italian Base Camp offers exquisite views of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V mountains.Overnight at tented camp.
Trekking continues through the glaciers. We need to be cautious not to slip off as it is difficult to walk in the path that is lined with melting snow. We will enjoy the sight of Dhaulagiri I Mountain and take 4hrs of trek to reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp. We will get the opportunity to view Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V mountains. Overnight at tented camp.
11th to 39th days are dedicated to climb and lower down from Dhaulagiri Mountain. We will listen to the instructor and practice to climb the mountain for few days before actually climbing the mountain. We will pass through High Camps to the summit and return back to Base Camp. Climbing equipments like crampons, ladders and cables are required to climb to the summit of Dhaulagri Mountain. We will enjoy the gratifying views of mountains in Nepal from the summit. Overnight at tented camp.
We will take rest from the strenuous Dhaulagiri trek at the base camp. We will clear the mess that we have created at the base camp as we believe in eco friendly and responsible tourism. We will accumulate the energy that is required on the return trek and stay overnight at Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
We will cross the French Pass and follow the descending trail for about 3hrs to reach Hidden Valley. We will walk past the meadow of Hidden Valley which is full of lush green vegetation. Exiting from the Hidden Valley, we will cross Dhampus pass (5200m) and lower down to Yak Kharka where we will stay overnight. Overnight at tented camp.
Yak Kharka is used by locals as the winter settlement to graze their cattle. We will leave the green valley of Yak Kharka and lower down to Marpha village which is famous for apple production. We will try local made apple brew and descend further to Kali Gandaki River. Walk along western bank of Kali Gandaki River will lead us to Jomsom. overnight. Overnight at tented camp.
Early in the morning, we take a picturesque Himalayan flight with the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and others. Then transfer to the hotel. As your choice, we take you for the sightseeing tour. Davis falls, Mahendra cave, international mountain museum and the world peace Stupa are some of the wonderful sights to see. Then you can enjoy boating on the Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel.
Driving back to Kathmandu for about 6 hours, your day is free, however, at even tide; you will be taken to the Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will also be entertained to an exciting cultural dance performed by the locals. You will enjoy this experience which is complimentary on behalf of the ADVENTURE CLUB. Overnight at hotel.
This is a free day .If there is someplace we wish to visit during our stay in Kathmandu, we may do that today or we can do some souvenir shopping. Overnight at hotel
Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure.
Transportation Arrival and Departure on domestic and international flights.
5 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
1 night accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu)
All Transportation service from starting and ending points of Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition.
Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle.
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb.
Welcome and farewell dinners.
English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides.
Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law.
Staff costs including their Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, domestic airfare and medicine.
North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Dhaulagiri Expedition permit.
Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition
Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) & Gamow Bag.
Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on Dhaulagiri Expeditions.
Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost).
First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
Dhaulagiri Expedition certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
All government and Local Taxes.
Nepal entry visa
Lunches and dinners in Kathmand and Pokhara.
Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks, laundry, phone call).
Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
Personal climbing equipment.
Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.