DHAULAGIRI EXPEDITION

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destination Dhaulagiri
duration 50 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Dhaulagiri
max altitude 8,167m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Autumn - Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 36,000
Pax 2 USD 35,000
Pax 3 USD 34,000
Pax 4 to 6 USD 33,000
Pax 7 to 12 USD 32,000
Pax 13 to 18 USD 31,000
Pax 19 to 24 USD 28,000
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USD 33,000

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DHAULAGIRI EXPEDITION

Sparkling like a multi-faceted diamond in the sky!

You are entitled to boast about it if you have climbed Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m/26,795ft), the 6th highest mountain in the world.  Mt.Dhaulagiri is a true giant, and this is because its mass towers 7000m above the depths of the Kali Gandaki Valley - that happens to be the deepest gorge in the world. This mountain has been both exhilarating, for those that reached the summit and disappointing for those that failed. It can be a wild and stormy climb to the peak. It is definitely only for experienced climbers and not for novices. There are several routes to the summit, but all require some technical skills, physical and mental challenges. 

Your success in reaching the summit is largely reliant on planning and excellent logistical support. Sherpa Expedition & Trekking has more than 40 years of organizing trekking and climbing expeditions and leaves nothing to chance. We never take unnecessary risks and all climbing guides are professional and licensed by the Nepal government. 

Mt. Dhaulagiri is part of the Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River and west to the Bheri River. The mountain's name is derived from the Sanskrit word “dhawala” meaning dazzling, white, or beautiful and “giri” meaning mountain. Mt. Dhaulagiri is located in the northwest of the Myagdi district in mid west Nepal. 

The usual way to the peak is along the North East Ridge, often referred to as the “standard route”. It has two prominent faces, one on the south and the other on the west side of the mountain. The Base Camp is usually around 4750m with several higher altitude camps around 5850m, Camp 2 at 6400m and the last camp at 7400m. There is an extended climbing period that ensures you have practiced before the final assault on the summit, and most importantly you have had time to acclimatize. This and the often unpredictable weather and avalanches are what stop you from reaching the summit. Accurate weather forecasts are paramount on any serious expedition such as this. Local Sherpa guides are also hugely important in predicting and reading the weather on the mountain. 

The base camp is typically set at around 4,750m, and after that three camps pursue before arriving at the top. The principal camp is at 5,850m, Camp 2 is at 6400m, and the last camp is at 7400m.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Sherpa guides (well known for their climbing skills) will do everything within their power to lead you safely to the summit. Our guides are government certified and experienced climbers. We take no chances with your well-being and hence have allowed several days to make up for unforeseen circumstances, such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness. The only thing we cannot guarantee is the weather. This is in the hands of the Gods!

ITINERARY

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SERVICES

Full Board Service Includes 

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at Kathmandu international airport by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking during your arrival and departure.
  • 4-night request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • An appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Durmang- Beni-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All Sherpa Expedition AndTrekking kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment such as Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during the trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Nepalese government royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3-time submitter climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $3USD per minute.
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • The heater will be provided at the base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of the client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual North Face V25 tent available in the Dhaulagiri advanced base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp I, II and III.
  • Icefall charges.
  • Gamow Bags(Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • 2 Bottles(8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member.
  • The latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp I, III and South Col for cooking food.
  • The generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking special gift

 Full Board Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services include only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be appropriately charged.
  • 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.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the cost includes section.

EQUIPMENTS

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat

GOOD TO KNOW

Here are some important things to know about the Dhaulagiri Expedition:

1. Location: Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world and is located in the Dhaulagiri Himal range of Nepal. It is situated northwest of Pokhara and east of the Annapurna range.

2. Difficulty: Dhaulagiri is considered one of the most challenging mountains to climb. It has steep slopes, technical sections, and unpredictable weather conditions, making it suitable only for experienced mountaineers with prior high-altitude climbing experience.

3. Altitude: Dhaulagiri's summit stands at 8,167 meters (26,795 feet) above sea level. Acclimatization is crucial to adjust to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness.

4. Expedition Length: The duration of a Dhaulagiri expedition can vary depending on the chosen route and weather conditions. Typically, it takes around 6-8 weeks to complete the expedition, including acclimatization periods.

5. Climbing Routes: The most popular route to climb Dhaulagiri is via the Northeast Ridge. This route involves technical sections, icefalls, and challenging terrain. Other routes, such as the South Face and the West Ridge, are less frequently climbed and require advanced mountaineering skills.

6. Permits: Climbing Dhaulagiri requires obtaining a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). The permit can be obtained through a registered trekking agency or a professional mountaineering organization.

7. Sherpa Support: Many Dhaulagiri expeditions rely on the assistance of experienced Sherpas. Sherpas provide support in carrying equipment, setting up camps, and guiding climbers during the ascent.

8. Equipment and Gear: Climbing Dhaulagiri requires specialized mountaineering equipment, including ice axes, crampons, harnesses, ropes, and high-altitude clothing. It is essential to have proper gear and clothing suitable for extreme weather conditions.

9. Training and Experience: Prior mountaineering experience and physical fitness are crucial for a Dhaulagiri expedition. It is recommended to have previous high-altitude climbing experience and undergo specific training programs to prepare for the challenges of the climb.

10. Safety Measures: Safety is of utmost importance during a Dhaulagiri expedition. It is important to follow the guidance of experienced climbers and guides, have proper acclimatization periods, and be prepared for emergencies with necessary medical supplies and evacuation plans.

Remember, climbing Dhaulagiri is a highly demanding and technical endeavor that requires careful planning, preparation, and experience. It is always recommended to consult with professional mountaineering organizations and experienced climbers before attempting the expedition.

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The Dhaulagiri Expedition is a mountaineering expedition to climb Mount Dhaulagiri, which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It is located in the western part of Nepal and offers a challenging and remote climbing experience.

Mount Dhaulagiri stands at an elevation of 8,167 meters (26,795 feet) above sea level.

The duration of the Dhaulagiri Expedition can vary depending on various factors such as weather conditions, team experience, and acclimatization. On average, it takes around 6-8 weeks to complete the expedition.

The Dhaulagiri Expedition presents several challenges to climbers, including extreme weather conditions, high altitude sickness, technical climbing sections, crevasses, and avalanches. The remote location of the mountain also adds to the difficulty of the expedition.

Yes, previous mountaineering experience is essential for joining the Dhaulagiri Expedition. This expedition is considered highly technical and physically demanding, and climbers are expected to have prior experience in high-altitude mountaineering.

Yes, climbers need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepalese government to climb Mount Dhaulagiri. This permit is issued through authorized trekking agencies and requires certain documentation, including a climbing itinerary and proof of insurance.

The best time to attempt the Dhaulagiri Expedition is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) seasons. These months offer relatively stable weather conditions and better visibility, making it safer for climbers.

Yes, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a guided expedition for the Dhaulagiri Expedition. A guide will provide essential support, knowledge, and safety measures throughout the expedition.

The Dhaulagiri Expedition requires climbers to be in excellent physical condition. Regular cardio and strength training, as well as high-altitude acclimatization, are necessary to cope with the demanding physical challenges of the climb.

The cost of the Dhaulagiri Expedition can vary depending on factors such as the expedition duration, guide services, equipment, permits, and logistics. On average, the cost can range from $25,000 to $35,000 per person.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 36,000
Pax 2 USD 35,000
Pax 3 USD 34,000
Pax 4 to 6 USD 33,000
Pax 7 to 12 USD 32,000
Pax 13 to 18 USD 31,000
Pax 19 to 24 USD 28,000
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 33,000

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Patty Montgomery

Austria

October 16, 2023

Conquering the Giants and Unleashing My Inner Warrior

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Embarking on my first 8000-meter expedition, I chose the Dhaulagiri Expedition, and it proved to be a life-changing journey. The team I joined was not only highly skilled and experienced but also incredibly supportive and encouraging. Together, we faced and conquered the challenges that Dhaulagiri presented, and in doing so, I discovered a strength within myself that I never knew existed. The camping experience on the Dhaulagiri Expedition was exceptional. The cook on our team prepared delicious and nourishing meals that provided us with the energy we needed for the demanding climb. Despite the harsh conditions, the cook's ability to create such flavorful dishes in such remote locations was truly impressive. The meals became a source of comfort and motivation throughout the journey. The organization and coordination of the Dhaulagiri Expedition were impeccable. Every detail was meticulously planned, ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish. The logistics, transportation, and daily schedule were all well-managed, allowing us to focus solely on the climb and immerse ourselves in the breathtaking surroundings. This level of organization fostered a sense of security and allowed us to fully embrace the adventure. The Sherpa expedition guide on the Dhaulagiri Expedition was a true inspiration. Their extensive knowledge and expertise in mountaineering were evident in their guidance and support. They not only led us safely through the treacherous terrain but also provided valuable advice and encouragement along the way. Their unwavering dedication and positive attitude created an environment that allowed us to push beyond our limits and achieve our goals. The views offered by the Dhaulagiri Expedition were nothing short of awe-inspiring. The sight of the towering peaks, vast glaciers, and pristine wilderness was a constant reminder of the raw power and beauty of nature. Reaching the summit and witnessing the world from such great heights was an experience that left me humbled and profoundly grateful. I strongly recommend the Dhaulagiri Expedition to anyone seeking a journey of personal growth and resilience. The combination of a supportive team, exceptional camping cuisine, flawless organization, and a knowledgeable guide makes it an extraordinary adventure. Whether it's your first 8000-meter expedition or not, Dhaulagiri will test your limits, push you to new heights, and leave you with a profound sense of accomplishment. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to discover your inner warrior and forge unforgettable memories.

Judy Calder Linderman

Australia

July 14, 2021

A Journey to Remember on Dhaulagiri Expedition

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Embarking on my first 8000-meter expedition, I chose the Dhaulagiri Expedition, and it turned out to be an unforgettable experience. The team I joined was not only highly skilled and experienced but also incredibly supportive and encouraging. Together, we faced the challenges head-on, creating a bond that transcended the physical and made the journey all the more meaningful. The camping experience on the Dhaulagiri Expedition was exceptional. The cook on our team prepared delicious and nourishing meals that kept us fueled and energized throughout the climb. Despite the rugged conditions, the cook's ability to create such flavorful dishes in such remote locations was truly impressive. The meals became a source of comfort and a reminder of the joys of simple pleasures amidst the grandeur of nature. The organization and coordination of the Dhaulagiri Expedition were flawless. Every aspect, from logistics to transportation, was meticulously planned to ensure a seamless journey. The team's attention to detail and commitment to our safety and comfort allowed us to focus solely on the climb and immerse ourselves in the breathtaking surroundings. This level of organization created an environment of trust and allowed us to fully embrace the adventure. The Sherpa expedition guide on the Dhaulagiri Expedition was a true hero. Their extensive knowledge and expertise in mountaineering were evident in their guidance and support. They not only led us safely through the challenging terrain but also provided valuable insights and encouragement along the way. Their unwavering dedication and positive attitude were instrumental in our success. The views offered by the Dhaulagiri Expedition were nothing short of spectacular. From the moment we set foot on the trail, we were greeted by a panorama of awe-inspiring beauty. Towering peaks, vast glaciers, and untouched wilderness created a visual symphony that left us in awe. Reaching the summit and witnessing the world from such great heights was an experience that will forever be etched in my memory. I strongly recommend the Dhaulagiri Expedition to anyone seeking an extraordinary adventure. The combination of a supportive team, exceptional camping cuisine, flawless organization, and a knowledgeable guide makes it an experience of a lifetime. Whether it's your first 8000-meter expedition or not, Dhaulagiri will challenge you, inspire you, and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to conquer new heights and embrace the adventure that awaits.

Connie Elliott

Austria

June 10, 2019

A Life-Changing Journey on Dhaulagiri Expedition

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Dhaulagiri Expedition, and it turned out to be a truly transformative experience. The team I joined was not only highly skilled and experienced but also incredibly supportive and encouraging. From the moment we set foot on the trail, I knew I was in the hands of professionals who were dedicated to our success. The camping experience on the Dhaulagiri Expedition was exceptional. The cook on our team prepared delicious and nourishing meals that fueled our bodies and lifted our spirits. Despite the challenging conditions, we were treated to a variety of flavors that made every meal a delightful experience. The cook's expertise and dedication to providing quality meals in such remote locations were truly impressive. The organization and coordination of the Dhaulagiri Expedition were flawless. Every aspect, from logistics to transportation, was meticulously planned to ensure a seamless journey. The team's attention to detail and commitment to our safety and comfort allowed us to focus solely on the climb and immerse ourselves in the awe-inspiring surroundings. The Sherpa expedition guide on the Dhaulagiri Expedition was a true hero. Their extensive knowledge of the mountain and mountaineering techniques was evident in their guidance and expertise. They not only led us safely through the challenging terrain but also provided valuable insights and encouragement along the way. Their friendly and approachable nature created a supportive environment that allowed us to push our limits and achieve our goals. The views offered by the Dhaulagiri Expedition were nothing short of breathtaking. From the moment we set eyes on the majestic peak, we were surrounded by a panorama of awe-inspiring beauty. Towering peaks, vast glaciers, and untouched wilderness created a visual symphony that left us in awe. The sense of accomplishment and wonder that came with reaching the summit was unparalleled. I strongly recommend the Dhaulagiri Expedition to anyone seeking an extraordinary adventure. The combination of a supportive team, exceptional camping cuisine, flawless organization, and a knowledgeable guide makes it an unforgettable experience. Whether it's your first 8000-meter expedition or not, Dhaulagiri will test your limits, provide you with breathtaking views, and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to conquer new heights and discover the strength within yourself.

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