Mt. Dhawalagiri Expedition |54 Days

Trip Highlights

Dhawalagiri, separated from Annapurna by Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, situated in the remote places of Nepal.

Trip Overview

Standing at a height of m, Dhawalagiri (8167m) is the world’s seventh highest mountain, extends 120km from the Kali Gandaki river west to the Bheri, meaning ‘White Mountain’ in Sanskrit, first ascent in 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali Expedition. Dhaulagiri’s peak extends for thirty miles, giving structure to a generally tangled topography of winding edges, icy masses, and ice falls.

Dhawalagiri, separated from Annapurna by Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, situated in the remote places of Nepal. The climb needs high degree of physical fitness and best quality of physical equipments and the strong wind at high altitude can make climbing more difficult. Dhawalagiri, considered interesting peaks with six different routes having enormous peak of shinning ices and snows which makes your trek more exciting and wonderful.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1340m) & transfer to hotel
Days 02-03 Preparation & briefing
Day 04 Drive to Baglung, trek to Beni
Day 05 Trek to Marpha (2667m)
Day 06 Rest day at Marpha (2667m)
Day 07 Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 08 Trek to French Col.
Day 09 Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Days 10-47 Climbing Period
Day 48 Clean up Base Camp
Day 49 Trek to Dhampus Col.
Day 50 Trek to Marpha
Day 51 Trek to Jomsom
Day 52 Fly Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu
Day 53 Free day at Kathmandu
Day 54 Depart Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1340m) & transfer to hotel
Days 02-03 Preparation & briefing
Day 04 Drive to Baglung, trek to Beni
Day 05 Trek to Marpha (2667m)
Day 06 Rest day at Marpha (2667m)
Day 07 Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 08 Trek to French Col.
Day 09 Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Days 10-47 Climbing Period
Day 48 Clean up Base Camp
Day 49 Trek to Dhampus Col.
Day 50 Trek to Marpha
Day 51 Trek to Jomsom
Day 52 Fly Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu
Day 53 Free day at Kathmandu
Day 54 Depart Kathmandu.

Equipment List

Footwear:

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing:

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight syntheticliner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking
  • Accommodation & meals while trekking
  • Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
  • Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
  • 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
  • 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
  • 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
  • Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
  • Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
  • Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
  • Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary)
  • Cargo clearance & duty fees
  • All surface transfers as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program

Cost not Include

 

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones and Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs

 

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  • Trip Duration: 54 Days
  • Trip Grading: More challenging
  • Max Altitude: 8167m
  • Best Time: April and May & October and November
  • Trip Mode: Expedition
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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