Dhaulagiri I Expedition

  1. Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters) also known as ‘White Mountain’ is the seventh highest mountain in the world & among the most popular 8000 meters peak for Himalayan expedition. It forms the eastern anchor of the Dhaulagiri Himal, a subrange of the Himalaya in the Dhaulagiri Zone of north central Nepal. It lies northwest of Pokhara, an important regional town and tourist center. Across the deep gorge of the Kali Gandaki to the east lies the Annapurna Himal, home to Annapurna I, one of the other eight-thousanders.

  2. When Dhaulagiri was first discovered in 1808, it was thought to be the highest mountain in the world for the westerners. It remained as highest peak for 30 years before Kanchanjunga took its place. Dhaulagiri justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder 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.

  3. The peak was first conquered in 1960 by a via North East Ridge which has been the normal route of ascent for most of the climbing to date. Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nyima Dorji and Nawang Dorji, members of a Swiss/Austrian expedition, firstly conquered Dhaulagiri expedition on May 13, 1960 via North East Ridge, which has been the normal route of expedition for most of the climbing to date. Northeast Ridge route which had been reconnoitered one year earlier by an Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec. This was also the first Himalayan climb supported by a fixed-wing aircraft. The aircraft, a Pilatus PC-6, crashed during an approach and was later abandoned in "Hidden Valley" north of the mountain. Dhaulagiri is buttresses by five ridges which offers the possibilities of different routes of ascent though six different routes have been established for climbing so far. The vast majority of ascents to date have been via the first ascent route, which is the "Normal Route" on the mountain. However, ascents have been made from almost every direction.

  4. ITINERARY

  5. Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
    Day 2 Preparation day for expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
    Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
    Day 4 Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Stay overnight in Jomsom
    Day 5 Trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni. Stay overnight in tea house.
    Day 6 Day hike to Muktinath, back to Jomsom. Stay overnight in tea house
    Day 7 Trek to Yak Kharka/Alu bari. You camp for the night.
    Day 8 Trek from Yak Kharka to Kalo pani. You camp for the night.
    Day 9 Trek from Kalo Pani to Hidden Valley. You camp for the night.
    Day 10 Trek from Hidden Valley to Dhauligir Base camp. You camp for the night.
    Day 11-13 Base camp. You camp for the night.
    Day 14-52 Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing period. You camp for the night.
    Day 53 Trek back to Hidden Valley. You camp for the night.
    Day 54 Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka. You camp for the night.
    Day 55 Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom. You camp for the night.
    Day 56 Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
    Day 57 Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
    Day 58 Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
    Day 59 Fly out from Kathmandu.
  6. The price offers following facilities:
    • Accommodation at our base in Kathmandu
      All road transport by private vehicles.
      All camping facilities and meals during the expedition.
      Porters to carry loads
      All costs for leaders, guides and local helpers
      Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( sirdar, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer)
      Flights to transfer climbing members, staff, liason officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
      Royalty and peak permit
      Airport arrival and departure
  7. Cost does not include:
    • Personal equipment & Insurance,
      Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee
      Airport taxes for International
      Emergency rescue evacuation if required,
      Personal nature expenses.
      Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu