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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 Hrs
accommodation Camping
season Autumn/Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 42,000
2 Pax USD 41,000
3 Pax USD 40,000
4 - 6 Pax USD 38,000
7 - 12 Pax USD 37,000
13 - 18 Pax USD 35,000
19 - 24 Pax 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

What level of experience is required?

To join the Peak climb you should have a broad mountaineering background.
All Sherpa Expedition & Trekking staff is qualified, licensed, and experienced climbers.

What are the climate and the best times for climbing in Nepal?

Nepal has four seasons, for example, autumn  (Sept. Oct. Nov.), winter (Dec. Jan. Feb.) spring (March, April, and May) and storm (June, July, and Aug.). During the fall season, the evenings are cold in the mountains however the splendid sun makes for lovely daytime temperatures. At higher elevations temperature extend from about 20°C down to maybe - 10°C around evening time. Morning is typically clear, and after that mists develop during the evening, vanishing during the evening to uncover staggering starry skies.
 
Throughout the winter season, high passes, particularly the Thorong-La pass, Dhaulagiri circuit, Tilicho (Musukanta Pass) in Annapurna trekking, Chola Pass, Renjo La Pass, Khongma La Pass, Amalaptse Pass, Rolwaling Pass, Serpent col in Everest region, Lauribina Pass, Ganja Pass, Gosainkunda in Langtang, Larky Pass in Manaslu, are generally shut. Short and simple trek in center slopes is the best on this time. Heavy snow during January, February, and March makes the trails unsafe. 
 
The best time for trekking and climbing in Nepal is spring (March, April, and May) and in September, October and November.. You should be prepared for sudden changes in the weather, hence the need to be prepared.  

Climbing Grades:

Evaluation A – "Moderate"
Evaluation B - "Specialized"
Evaluation C – "Specialized Plus"
Evaluation D – "Extreme climbing"

What sort of accommodation during the trek and climb?

Accommodation at lower altitudes is in a guest house, tea house or hotel. At higher altitudes, tents are provided. 

Meals during the trek & climb.

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. Staple foods of mountain regions are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Accidents and rescue incidents.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking is set up for any crisis and your guides are experienced in first aid. In extreme emergencies a helicopter rescue is available 
Personal insurance is necessary before heading on this expedition. 

Emergency telephone numbers in Nepal.

 For calling from outside Nepal you need to dial international 00+ and country code 977 and then the area code e.g. for Kathmandu it is 1. To call Sherpa Xpedition & Trekking dial 00+ 977 986 600 7038
The cost of the NMA Peak Climbing Royalty.

The climbing expenses structure of NMA:

 "A" Peaks
For up to seven individuals USD 500
For each extra person up to 12 USD 100 per person
Group "B" Peaks
1-4 Persons USD 350
5-8 Persons USD 350 plus an extra USD 40 per person. 
9-12 Persons 510.00 in addition to 25.00 (Per individual)
Note: The maximum number of individuals in the group is 12.
 
Trash store for every one of the 33 NMA designated peaks.
 USD 250 to NMA 

Mountaineering Fees

Per person in US Dollar
 Everest Normal Route Spring Season 11000, Autumn Season 5500, Winter/Summer 2750
Everest Other Route Spring Season 11000, Autumn Season 5000, Winter/Summer 2500
Others Mountain in excess of 8000 m. Spring Season 1800, Autumn Season 900, Winter/Summer 450
7501m. - 7999 m. Spring Season 600, Autumn Season 300, Winter/Summer 150
7000 m. - 7500 m. Spring Season 500, Autumn Season 250, Winter/Summer 125
6501 m. - 6999 m. Spring Season 400, Autumn Season 200, Winter/Summer 100
 Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Spring Season 400, Autumn Season 400, Winter/Summer 200
Under 6500 m. Spring Season 250, Autumn Season 125, Winter/Summer 70 

The arrangement of royalty for outside climbers will become effective from 1 January 2015 (B.S. 20171/09/17)

Royalty for Nepalese climber per person in Nepalese rupees.

 Everest Normal Route Spring Season 75000, Autumn Season 37500, Winter/Summer 18250
Everest Other Route Spring Season 60000, Autumn Season 30000, Winter/Summer 15000
Others Mountain in excess of 8000 m. Spring Season 10000, Autumn Season 5000, Winter/Summer 2500
7501m. - 7999 m. Spring Season 8000, Autumn Season 4000, Winter/Summer 2000
7000 m. - 7500 m. Spring Season 6000, Autumn Season 3000, Winter/Summer 1500
6501 m. - 6999 m. Spring Season 5000, Autumn Season 2500, Winter/Summer 1250
Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Spring Season 8000, Autumn Season 8000, Winter/Summer 4000
Under 6500 m. Spring Season 4000, Autumn Season 2000, Winter/Summer 1000
 
Royalty for Nepalese climbers will happen from 13 February 2014 (B.S. 20170/11/01).

The Mountaineering Royalty has been completely postponed to the mountains arranged in the Mid Western and Far Western Development Region of Nepal for a long time affecting from 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July 2013 to 15 July 2018).
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal has expected that the opportune change in Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal will be the achievement for the advancement of the Nepalese Mountaineering Sector around the globe.
As per the choice of secretary level dated 2071/1/16, the protection sum for Sardar, mountain guide and high height walker is fixed as Rs 15 lakhs. Also, therapeutic protection is fixed as Rs 4 lakhs.
The maximum no. of individuals in a group is 15.

What documents do we require for Permit?

International ID
Two photographs – passport-style less than six months old.
Occupation.
Home address.
Insurance policy copy
Mountaineering experience.

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your Expedition!

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We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 42,000
2 Pax USD 41,000
3 Pax USD 40,000
4 - 6 Pax USD 38,000
7 - 12 Pax USD 37,000
13 - 18 Pax USD 35,000
19 - 24 Pax USD 33,000
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All Inclusive Cost

USD 42,000

Per Person

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