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Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167m)

Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), the world’s seventh highest mountain, is located in north central Nepal. The name ‘Dhaulagiri’ is derived from Sanskrit word ‘dhavala’ which means “White” and giri is “Mountain” Dhaulagiri’s crest stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to its otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers, and ice falls. Along the main crest, 4 pyramid-shaped like peaks rise from east to west above 25,000 ft.

The mountain was sighted for the first time by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873, but the region was remained largely unknown and unexplored until a Swiss aerial survey was done in 1949.

Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition was organized first in 1960 by an international team under the leadership of Max Eiselin, Lucerne. The route of the first ascent was via the normal route of today. Nowadays there are two main routes to reach the base camp both starting from the small town of Beni (860 m) which is connected by road from Pokhara.

The eastern valley is called Kali Gandaki and was chosen by the French expedition in 1950 to climb and summit.  Today an airport at Jomsom is built in this valley. On the western side of this valley lies Mount Dhaulagiri, and on the east side lies Mount Annapurna. The alternative route is the Marsyanghdi valley, which was discovered by a Swiss expedition in 1950. Today very few commercial trekking companies organize treks up to the base camp and get back through the opposite valley.

Pioneer adventure will arrange all necessary infrastructure for your Dhaulagiri climb and summit. We will provide all necessary paper works for expedition permit, organize all accommodations before and after the expedition. We organize camp facilities, transport luggage, and set up high camps, fix ropes, provide food, high altitude food, high-quality tents, porters, professional Climbing Sherpas, oxygen, satellite telephone, Waki Talkie set, counseling and assistance.

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Day0 1) Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,300m)
Day 02) Guided city tour, briefing and Preparation last minutes shopping
Day 03) Fly to Pokhara (827m)
Day0 4) Drive from Pokhara to Takam Camping
Day 05) Trek from Takam to Bagar (2,080m) Camping
Day 06) Trek from Bagar to Dovan (2,520m) Camping
Day 007) Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp (3,660m) Camping
Day 08) Acclimatization at Italian Base Camp (rest day)
Day 09) Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,750m)
Day 10-43) Climbing Period (Base Camp – Dhaulagiri Summit (8,167m) Base Camp)
Day 44) Preparation to Return (Base Camp Cleaning)
Day 45) Trek from Dhaulagiri BC to Yak Kharka (3,680m): Camping
Day 46) Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha
Day 47) Drive from Marpha to Pokhara
Day 48) Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
Day 49) At Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 50) Departure
01: Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
02: Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis - Twin bed room
03: Welcome Dinner: One welcome dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Staffs
04: Hotel in Pokhara: 2 night Hotel in Pokhara twin bed room sharing basis
05: Permit: All necessary climbing permit and entry fees
06: Liaison Officers: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment allowance ($2,500), salary and accommodation
07: Garbage Management: Stool shipment transfer & Garbage deposit fees
08: Map: Trekking route Map
09: Insurance: Medical & emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trekking and climbing
10: Member transportation: Air Transportation Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Takam. While returning Drive from Takam to Pokhara and from Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary
11: Expedition stuffs & Transportation: All necessary stuffs & transportation for members and staffs from (KTM to BC & BC to KTM)
12: Member luggage: Up to 65 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter
13: Lodging & Food: Food 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trekking and Basecamp. Well-managed Basecamp set up for members and staffs
14: porter: Porters per member up to basecamp & while returning porters from Basecamp
15: Base camp Staffs: Experienced and well-trained Basecamp cook & Kitchen helpers as required
16: Staffs salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing
17: Base camp Tent: Each member will have individual North face or any other branded tent in Basecamp
20: Base camp equipment: At Base camp: Form Mattress and pillow per members, Dinning tent, Kitchen Tent, Communication Tent, Toilet & Shower Tent, Store Tent, Tables & Chairs and all necessary cooking gears
21: Heater: Heater for Basecamp in Dinning Tent
22: Solar/Generator/Light: Generator or Solar panel for battery charge and Light at Basecamp for use
23: Climbing Guide: 1 veteran Government Licensed climbing guide per member
24: Climbing guide salary & allowance: Climbing Sherpa equipment allowance, carrying bonus, summit bonus and his daily wages
25: Oxygen Bottle: Poisk O2: 3 Bottles (4ltrs.) for each member and 2 Bottles for each guide
26: Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 set of Summit or Top out Mask & Regulator for each member and guide
27: Satellite Phone: Satellite phone carrying by team guide for emergency communication with appropriate charge.
28: Walkie-Talkie: Walkie—Talkie for communicating from Basecamp to Mountain and Mountain to Base camp
29: Permit: Satellite Phone/Walkie-Talkie permit for all members and staffs
30: High Camp Service: High altitude Tent, necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking Pot for member & Sherpa, High food as required
31: Weather forecast: Weather forecast during the entire expedition
32: First-Aid Kit: Comprehensive medical kit for group & staffs
33: Certificates: Dhaulagiri climbing Certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Dhaulagiri successfully)
01: Air Fare: International flight Airfare
02: Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (US$ 100)
03: Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner (except farewell dinner) in Kathmandu Hotel saty
04: Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
05: Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in Base camp), personal trekking and climbing gears
06: Filming: Special filming, camera and Drone permit fee


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Note : If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.
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