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Dhaulagiri Expedition & Mountaineering in Nepal

Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960.  Its name is derived from Sanskrit " Dhavala means" means "White" and girl is "Mountain" The mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s

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Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960.  Its name is derived from Sanskrit " Dhavala means" means "White" and girl is "Mountain" The mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873; but the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. The French mount Annapurna expedition in 1950 had permission to climb either Annapurna or Dhaulagiri but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss party failed in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later. After four more expeditions had failed, eight members of a Swiss expedition reached the summit in 1960. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass.

As French Col, to approach the summit from the North-East Col., The expedition was supplied by a Swiss Pilatus Porter aircraft, the "Yeti" which landed on the North-East Col at 5977m. Near the end of the expedition the plane crashed near Dhampus pass and the pilots, including the famous Emil Wick, walked down the mountain to Tukuche.

Tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier. The peak was climbed by the Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. Captain Emil Wick airdropped supplies to the US expedition from a Pilatus Porter aircrafts. Among the delicacies he dropped were two bottles of wine and a live chicken. The Sherpas would not allow the chicken to be killed on the mountain, so it became the expedition pet. It was carried, snow-blind and crippled with frostbitten feet, to Marpha, where it was finally eaten up in the cooking pot.

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes

Day 02: Free day in kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley( option are)

Budhanilkantha:

Swoyambhunath

Pashupatinath Temple

Patan

Patan Durbar Square:

Krishna Mandir

Day 03: Briefing in Ministtry of Tourism 

Day 04: Drive by Bus to Beni 

Day 05: Beni  - Darban - Camp

Day 06: Darbang - Baskot village

Day 07: Baskot village - Bagar - Camp

Day 08: Bagar - Dovan - Camp

Day 09: Dovan - Pina (forest camp) sallaghari 

Day 10: Pina (forest) -Italian Base Camp - Camp

Day 11: Italian Base Camp - Dhaulagiri Base camp - Camp

Day 13:  September - 10 October 2010 Day 12-39: Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri

Day 40: Prepared for coming back 

Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base camp - Yak Khark 

Day 42: Yak Khark - Jomsom 

Day 43: Fly Jomsom - Pokhara & Pokhara – Kathmandu by bus  

Day 44: Kathmandu 

Day 45: Final Departure

Day 69: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.

Bhaktapur

Changu Narayan

Day 70: Tour ends

Cost Include

  • 4 Nights accommodation  in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star)
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets with 60 KG cargo per member
  • Per member get 2 porter for carry 60 KG from Lukla to Base camp - Lukla
  • Fly ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Trekking from Lukla to Base camp & back to Lukla with Lodge trek lodge or camping
  • Food for trekking & Expedition period in Everest Base camp
  • Porter / Yak Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla (Porter transportation)
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand V-25 or Similar tent
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition Sharing with other member
  • Liaison officer's allowances equipment for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group
  • Expedition Crew’s allowances for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages
  • Peak permit for Everest South Face spring
  • All transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy and Kitchen helper sharing with other member
  •  Emergency Oxygen - Mask and regulator (If use, pay it full cost)
  • Satellite phone (Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device incase of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • company service charges

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas  
  • Expedition personal climbing gears
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Sherpa non summit bonus USD 1000
  • Sherpa summit bonus USD 1000 + 500 climbing bonus
  • Air cargo custom clearance duty fee USD 100 per person
  • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
  • Waki takies permit
  • Extra expenses for personal 
  • Filming permit
  • Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
  • Ice fall fees
  • Garbage Deposit USD 4000 (Sharing with other member)