Dhaulagiri (8,167m), 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.
- International and domestic airport transfers
- 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- Both way domestic air tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu with airport tax
- Land and air domestic transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for the entire expedition
- Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Dhaulagiri
- Summit route fixing charge
- Garbage disposal fee
- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with hot drinks, tea/coffee
- Government Liaison Officer
- Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and Kitchen helpers
- Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp
- All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
- Maximum 60kg per member
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
- Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair and other required equipment
- Generator and solar panel for light and charging any electronic devices
- We will provide heater at base camp for member and staff
- Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required
- Satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)
- First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
- Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
- EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.
- 3 bottles oxygen allocated for member and 2 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
- Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa
- In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base Camp (chargeable as per use)
- One professional climbing Sherpa per member
- Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages and carrying bonus
- Equipment allowance for base camp cook and kitchen helpers
- Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook and staff
- Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu
- International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)
- Nepali entry Visa fee US$ 50 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 90 days (US $125)
- Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu hotel
- Special filming, camera and Drone permit fee
- Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
- Personal climbing gears, alcoholic beverages and laundry during the trekking and expedition
- Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa US $.
- Tips for base camp staff