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 AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
02: HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Annapurna with breakfast basis
03: WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
04: DOMESTIC AIR: Both way domestic air tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu with airport tax
05: TRANSPORTATION: Land and air domestic transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for the entire expedition
06: CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Dhaulagiri
07: ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Summit route fixing charge
08: TRASH: Garbage deposit fee
09: MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, fresh meat and vegetable and Soup items
10: LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and transportation
11: COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and Kitchen helpers
12: PORTERS: Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp
13: STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
14: MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE: Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage
15: BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
16: BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent , mattress, pillow, table, chair and other required equipment
17: ELECTRICITY: Generator and solar panel for light or charging any electronic devices
18: HEATER: We will provide heater at the base camp for a member and staff
19: COMMUNICATION: Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required
20: SATELLITE-PHONE:  Satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)
21: MEDICAL SERVICE: First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
22: WEATHER FORECAST: Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
23: GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.
24: OXYGEN: O2 Poisk oxygen 2 bottles allocated for member and 1 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
25: MASK AND REGULATOR: will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa
26: BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base camp
27: CLIMBING SHERPA: One Dhaulagiri summiteer professional climbing Sherpa per member
28: CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages and carrying bonus
29: EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for base camp cook and kitchen helpers
30: RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook and staff
31: FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu
01: ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
02: HOTEL ACCOMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night Hotel in Pokhra with one  double room with  breakfast
03: WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
04: DOMESTIC AIR: Both way tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu with airport tax
05: TRASPORTATION: Land and air domestic transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for  the entire expedition
06: CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Dhaulagiri 

07: ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Summit route fixing charge
08: TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee
09: MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, fresh meat and vegetable and Soup items  

10: LIAISON OFFCER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and transportation
11: COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and Kitchen helpers

12: PORTERS: Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp
13: STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
14: MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:  Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage

15: BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
16: BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication  tent , mattress, pillow, table, chair and  other required equipment

17: ELECTRICITY: Generator and solar panel for light or charging any electronic devices
18: HEATER:  We will provide heater at the base camp for a member and staff

19: COMMUNICATION: Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required
20: SATELLITE-PHONE:  Satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)
21: MADICAL SERVICE: 
First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
22: WEATHER FORECAST: Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition

23: GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.
24: EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for base camp cook and kitchen helpers
25: FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu
01: AIRFARE: International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)
02: ENTRY VISA: Nepali entryVisa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (US $100)
03: LUNCH AND DINNER: Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu hotel
04: FILMING: Special filming, camera and Drone permit fee
05: INSURANCE: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
06: PERSONAL EXPENSES: Personal climbing gears, alcoholic beverages and laundry  during the trekking and expedition

07: EXTRA: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
08: TIPS: Tips for base camp staff
09: SUMMIT BONUS:
Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa US $....
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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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