Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri Expedition 13 Days

$ 22560 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

8,168M

Group Size:

14

Transportation:

Flight & Vehicle

Accommodation:

Hotek & Camping

Best season:

Spring & Autumn

Meals:

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Tour type:

Expedition

Grade:

Challenge

Trekking Region

Mustang Region

Trip Highlight

  • Dhaulagiri is the seventh-highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,167 meters (26,795 feet) above sea level. 

  • The ascent of Dhaulagiri involves technical climbing skills, including ice climbing, rock climbing, and navigating through crevasses and steep slopes. 

  • Dhaulagiri is located in the remote Dhaulagiri Himalaya range of Nepal. Expedition teams must trek for several days through rugged terrain and remote villages to reach the base camp. 

  • Despite the challenges, climbers are rewarded with breathtaking views from the summit.

  • On a clear day, climbers can see panoramic vistas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre.

  • Successful ascents of Dhaulagiri require strong teamwork and collaboration among expedition members. Climbers work together to navigate the mountain's challenges, provide support, and ensure each other's safety.

  • Summiting Dhaulagiri is a significant personal achievement for climbers, representing years of training, preparation, and dedication. 

Overview

Before embarking on the expedition, climbers spend months or even years preparing physically and mentally for the challenges ahead. This includes training in mountaineering skills, endurance, and altitude acclimatization. Expedition teams also meticulously Most Dhaulagiri expeditions begin with a journey to Nepal, where climbers assemble in Kathmandu, the capital city. Here, they finalize logistics, obtain necessary permits from the Nepalese government, and make any last-minute preparations before heading into the mountains. The expedition starts with a trek from a lower-altitude village, typically Darbang or Beni, towards the base camp of Dhaulagiri.

This trekking phase can take several days and involves navigating rugged terrain, crossing rivers, and ascending gradually toward higher altitudes. Once at the base of the mountain, climbers establish their base camp, which serves as the central hub for the expedition. Here, they set up tents, organize supplies, and begin acclimatization routines to prepare their bodies for higher altitudes. Climbers spend several days at base camp acclimatizing to the altitude and conducting short hikes to higher camps to further adapt to the thin air. During this time, expedition leaders assess weather conditions and plan the route up the mountain, identifying key campsites and potential hazards. Climbers progressively move up the mountain, establishing higher camps at strategic points along the route. These camps serve as temporary shelters for rest and recuperation during the ascent. Depending on the route chosen, climbers may establish multiple camps, typically Camps I, II, III, and sometimes even higher. The summit push is the culmination of the expedition, where climbers attempt to reach the summit of Dhaulagiri.

This involves a grueling climb through challenging terrain, often in extreme weather conditions. Climbers must navigate crevasses, icefalls, steep slopes, and potentially hazardous conditions like avalanches. The final push to the summit requires immense physical and mental strength. After reaching the summit, climbers descend back to lower camps, where they rest and recover before continuing the descent to base camp. The descent can be just as challenging as the ascent, as climbers navigate fatigue and changing weather conditions. Once back at base camp, climbers typically celebrate their achievements before trekking back to civilization. Throughout the expedition, climbers must constantly assess risks, monitor their health, and make decisions based on changing conditions to ensure a safe and successful ascent of Dhaulagiri.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1: Arrival (TIA) Kathmandu. : 

A representative of Unique Sherpa Trek with your nameplate will be standing in an outside waiting place. After arrival meet, greet, welcome, assist, and transfer to the overnight staying hotel. 

Day 2: Preparation all equipments and Documents for Dhaulagiri Expedition. : 

Today all kinds of Documents and types of equipment preparation. and meet the climbing guide and take important advice from the climbing guide.

Day 3: Flight to Pokhara. : 

After breakfast, you will either take a scenic flight or drive to Pokhara. Explore Pokhara and enjoy boating in the Phewa Lake (a lake with an island temple). It's called Barahi Temple. and a whole day of sightseeing in Pokhara city.

 

Day 4: Drive to Marpha : 

Today we drive from Beni to Marpha. Marpha is a popular village. You enjoy the most beautiful scenic views of the Apple gardens in the village of Marpha.

Day 5: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,680)meters : 

Today we start our trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka. This trail is full of adventures and travelers often take some rest in the middle of the trail to enjoy the majestic views of Nature. today we are trekking for approximately 6/7 hours to reach Yak Kharka.

Day 6: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,780)meters. : 

Today we start our trek from Yak Kharka to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Today we are going to sleep at (4,780) meters high altitude This trail is full of adventures and travelers often take some rest in the middle of the trail to enjoy the majestic views of Nature. today we are trekking for approximately 6/7 hours to reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Day 7- 35: Expedition period Mt, Dhaulagiri summit (8,168) meters. : 

7-35 Expedition period Mt, Dhaulagiri summit (8,168) meters.

Day 36: Rest and cleasing program at Dhaula giri Base Camp : 

Today we are after a long day expedition back to base camp. We need a good rest and all things cleansing our equipment. 

Day 37: Trek to back Yak Kharka from Base Camp. : 

Today we are enjoying back to Yak Kharka and we will stay overnight there.

Day 38: Trk to Jomsome from Yak kharka. : 

Today earlier had breakfast and then will start at our destination Jomsome. today also we take a time of approximately 6/7 hours. 

Day 39: Fly back to Pokhara and explore the Pokhara. : 

We will early morning after breakfast going to fly back to Pokhara. It takes (25 minutes) to fly in the Airplane. we will explore the caves, Lakes, Temple many more places and enjoy the whole day.

Day 40: Fly back to Kathmandu. : 

today also we gonna fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara it takes 30 minutes. and sightseeing in the city shopping last minute. and farewell dinner in the evening we all together after a long time success to summit.

Day 41: Finall Departure. : 

This day is the final day for you from Nepal after successfully your destination target. today going to bye-bye to all who together walked, ate, played, and shared like family. everybody is happy-go-lucky too within 40 days. and finally going to meet your happy family and friends. everyone shaking our hand and saying bye-bye see you again.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and Transportation.
  • 3-Night Hotel at Kathmandu (5 Start) Hotel.
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Pokhara- Jomsom – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 Time Meals with Tea/Coffee During Expedition.
  • Professional Climbing Guide, Personal Guide, and Potters (Size of the Groups) During the Trek.
  • Climbing Permit, "Tims", National Parks Entry Fee.
  • All wages and medical, Insurance, for the Guide and potters.
  • First-aid Medical Kits for the Group and Staff.
  • Kitchen tents, Sleeping Tents, dining tents, and Toilet Tents.
  • All Kinds of Food During Climbing Duration.
  • Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition Appreciation Certificate after the successful Expedition.
  • Fare-Well dinner in Kathmandu Before Departure.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the Expedition.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Climbing Gear.
  • Climbing Summit Bonus.
  • Normally 15% Tips for all Staff.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

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FAQs

Dhaulagiri is the seventh-highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,167 meters (26,795 feet) above sea level.

Dhaulagiri is located in the Himalayas of Nepal, near the town of Pokhara in the western part of the country.

The primary climbing seasons for Dhaulagiri are typically from April to May and from September to October. During these months, the weather tends to be more stable, with clearer skies and milder temperatures.

The duration of a Dhaulagiri Expedition can vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, the route chosen, and the acclimatization schedule. On average, expeditions can take around 6 to 8 weeks from arrival in Kathmandu to summit and back.

Climbing Dhaulagiri presents numerous challenges, including extreme altitude, technical climbing terrain, unpredictable weather, and remote location. Climbers must also contend with altitude sickness, crevasses, avalanches, and logistical hurdles

Yes, climbing Dhaulagiri requires significant mountaineering experience, preferably with high-altitude climbing experience on other peaks. Climbers should possess strong technical climbing skills, physical fitness, and the ability to handle extreme conditions.

Permits for climbing Dhaulagiri are issued by the Nepalese government through authorized agencies. Climbers must obtain climbing permits and pay associated fees, which vary depending on the season and route chosen.

While some climbers may choose to use supplemental oxygen at higher altitudes, it is not typically required for climbing Dhaulagiri. Proper acclimatization and pacing are key to managing altitude-related risks.

Climbers require a range of specialized gear and equipment, including mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, high-altitude clothing, tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, and navigation tools.

While rescue services are available in Nepal, conducting rescues on Dhaulagiri can be challenging due to its remote location and high altitude. Expedition teams are typically responsible for their safety and must be prepared to handle emergencies.

Additional Information

  1. History: The first successful ascent of Dhaulagiri took place on May 13, 1960, led by a Swiss-Austrian team. Climbers Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nyima Dorje Sherpa, Nawang Dorje Sherpa, and Nima Dorje Sherpa reached the summit via the Northeast Ridge route.

  2. Routes: There are several routes to the summit of Dhaulagiri, with the Northeast Ridge and the Southeast Ridge being the most commonly attempted. The Northeast Ridge is the route of the first ascent, while the Southeast Ridge is considered slightly less technical but still challenging.
  3. Altitude Challenges: Dhaulagiri presents unique altitude challenges due to its height and the steepness of its slopes. Climbers must contend with altitude sickness, which can cause symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Proper acclimatization and pacing are crucial to mitigate these risks.

  4. Weather: Weather conditions in Dhaulagiri can be extremely harsh and unpredictable, even during the climbing season. High winds, heavy snowfall, and sudden storms are common, posing significant challenges to climbers. A thorough understanding of weather patterns and careful monitoring of forecasts are essential for a successful ascent.

  5. Rescue Operations: In the event of emergencies or accidents, conducting rescue operations on Dhaulagiri can be particularly challenging due to its remote location and high altitude. Helicopter evacuations may be hampered by thin air and adverse weather conditions, necessitating careful planning and coordination.

  6. Environmental Considerations: Dhaulagiri, like other Himalayan peaks, faces environmental threats such as glacial retreat and litter accumulation. Expedition teams are increasingly mindful of their environmental impact and strive to leave minimal traces on the mountain. Some expeditions also participate in clean-up efforts to remove accumulated waste from base camps and climbing routes.

  7. Climbing Season: The primary climbing season for Dhaulagiri typically spans from April to May and from September to October. During these months, the weather tends to be more stable, with clearer skies and milder temperatures. However, climbers must still be prepared for rapidly changing conditions and be flexible with their summit attempts.

  8. Cultural Experience: In addition to the mountaineering challenges, the Dhaulagiri Expedition offers climbers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. Along the trekking route to base camp, climbers encounter diverse ethnic communities, traditional villages, and Buddhist monasteries, providing insights into the local way of life.

These additional insights offer a deeper understanding of the challenges and experiences associated with the Dhaulagiri Expedition.

The Dhaulagiri Expedition is one of the most challenging and rewarding mountaineering experiences in the world. Here's an overview of what such an expedition typically entails:

  1. Preparation and Planning: The expedition begins with extensive preparation and planning. Climbers must obtain permits from the Nepalese government and make logistical arrangements for transportation, accommodation, and supplies. They also undergo rigorous physical training to prepare for the demanding ascent.

  2. Arrival in Kathmandu: Most expeditions to Dhaulagiri start with a flight to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Here, climbers finalize their preparations, attend briefings, and purchase any last-minute gear or supplies they may need for the expedition.

  3. Trek to Base Camp: The journey to Dhaulagiri's base camp typically begins with a domestic flight or drive to the town of Pokhara. From there, climbers embark on a multi-day trek through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and rugged mountain terrain to reach the base camp.

  4. Acclimatization: Upon reaching base camp, climbers spend several days acclimatizing to the high altitude. They undertake short hikes to higher altitudes and engage in light climbing activities to allow their bodies to adjust to the reduced oxygen levels.

  5. Establishing High Camps: As climbers acclimatize, they establish a series of higher camps along the mountain's slopes. These camps serve as staging areas for the final summit push and provide shelter and supplies during the ascent.

  6. Summit Attempt: The summit push typically begins when weather conditions are favorable and climbers are properly acclimatized. Climbers ascend from base camp to higher camps, navigating through challenging terrain, including glaciers, snowfields, and steep ice and rock faces.

  7. Reaching the Summit: Summit day is the culmination of weeks of preparation and effort. Climbers set out before dawn, navigating by headlamp through the darkness. As they climb higher, the sun rises, illuminating the breathtaking landscape below. Finally, after hours of strenuous effort, climbers reach the summit, where they are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

  8. Descent and Return: After spending a short time on the summit, climbers begin their descent back to base camp. The descent can be just as challenging as the ascent, requiring careful navigation and endurance. Once back at base camp, climbers rest and celebrate their achievements before beginning the journey back to Kathmandu.

  9. Reflection and Celebration: The Dhaulagiri Expedition is not only a physical challenge but also a deeply rewarding personal journey. Climbers often take time to reflect on their experiences, share stories with fellow climbers, and celebrate their achievements before returning home.

Overall, the Dhaulagiri Expedition is an unforgettable adventure that tests climbers' physical and mental strength while rewarding them with stunning views and a profound sense of accomplishment.

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$ 22560 Per Person

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