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Dhaulagiri Expedition - 52 Days

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Duration: 52 Days

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: Lodge + Camping

Trek Style:

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 10

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The beautiful mountain as it is often described by the trekkers and climbers. Dhaulagiri is blessed with the stunningly white bulk of snow. The serene and pristine panoramic views and the adventurous trail up to the Dhaulagiri top would be enthralling experience. Mt. Dhaulagiri, the White Mountain was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. It’s name is derived from Sanskrit Dhavala- means white and Giri is mountain making it The White Mountain. It is an enormous Himalaya massif located in the North Central Nepal. It was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and it remained as highest peak in the world till 1848 AD. Later it was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors in 1873 AD. But the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. The French Annapurna Expedition , led by Mr Herzog in 1950, had permission to climb either Dhaulagiri or Annapurna but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss team failed to climb in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later. After four more expeditions, an eight member of a Swiss expedition reached the summit in 1960. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass, French col to approach the summit from the North ? East col. The peak was then climbed by two Japanese in 1970s, the American in 1973 ad the Italians in 1976. There has been many attempts made by various mountaineering expedition team and recently an Italian team has successfully climbed the mountain during spring season 2006. The Indian climbers has many grand successful climbing to Nepal Himalayas peaks in the recent past but they have not climb Dhaulagiri as yet. There was a tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche swept away and killed seven members of an American expedition on the East Dhaulagiri glacier. Captain Emil Wick airdropped supplies to the US expedition from a Pilatus Porter aircraft, and 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-blindness and crippled with frostbitten feet, to Marpha, where it finally ended up in the cooking pot.

This is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. We will trekking deep into the dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Throng Peak, Annapurna I and Kali Gandaki, the world?s deepest gorge. We may encounter semi wild yak herds, Mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region. After a short flight from Kathmandu ? Pokhara & Jomsom, we will spend the first few days of our walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses and lifetime of the Gurung, Chhetri, Magar peoples. We will walk alone cobblestone paths, over suspensions bridges and through dense forests, taking in the vistas of some of the world?s most beautiful mountains. We will continue to explore and fully absorb the beauty of the surrounding peaks. We will climb over the glaciated French pass and Dhampus pass and then descend a winding trail to Yak Kharka. We will continue through mountain villages, enjoying the Hot Springs at the Tatopani and views of the majestic peaks of the Annapurna (26539?) and Machhapuchhare (22937?) as we make our way toward Pokhara, visiting several Monasteries and religious sites en route. Technical:- This mountain is being one of the world?s 14 above 8000der high mountains, demands the best quality of technical equipments and highly motivated technically sound climbers team. It has typical weather conditions which is very difficult to predict. The wind velocity is tremendous in this area, almost from afternoon to the dawn it is windy continuously .There are high passes to cross like French pass ht, 5360m. and Dhampus pass 5258m to reach Base Camp. The Base Camp is located at the height of 4740m. on Chhonbardan glacier below rocky knob. 

Backpacker is the most popular trekking and expedition organizing Travel Company of Nepal as it has conducted more than 100 expeditions and trekking in this region annually. Come join the team of Backpacker and be the part of bravery tales of mountaineers.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing permit from South-west ridge
  • 5 (five) nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Overnigh hotel in Pokhara on BB basis
  • Flight to and from Pokhara
  • Flight to and from Jomsom.
  • Acclimatise trek to Muktinath (3 days)
  • Domestic custom clearances,
  • Excess baggage and domestic airport taxes
  • Necessary number of porters/yak to carry load
  • Liaison officer wages & allowances
  • One head Sardar
  • Cooks and Kitchen boys.
  • Climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa between 02 clients)
  • Tent at Base camp with mattress
  • Dinning tent at BC with heater
  • All necessary kitchen gears
  • High quality high Altitude tents.
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears
  • Meals at Base camp & high altitude
  • Quality high altitude freeze dried food & individual packet food
  • EPI gas with burner for high camps
  • Walkie-talkie set with radio base
  • Satellite phone in payable basis (per minute $ 4)
  • Solar panel/generator at base camp for recharging
  • Gamow/PAC bag at base camp for medical propose
  • Oxygen with mask set for medical purpose
  • Daily wages, equipment bonus of local staff
  • Insurance of local team members + LO
  • All airport transport
  • Celebration meal in Kathmandu
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • Insurance of member
  • Visa & visa extension fees
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Cost of emergency evacuation
  • Summit bonus of Climbing Sherpa
  • Tips

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu hotel

Day 02Sightseeing, preparation for expedition - hotel

Day 03Morning preparation; late afternoon fly to Pokhara- hotel

Day 04Fly to Jomsom. Rest for acclimatization - tea house

Day 05Trek to Kagbeni - tea house

Day 06Day hike to Muktinath, back to Jomsom - tea house

Day 07Trek to Yak Kharka/Alu bari - camping

Day 08Trek to Kalo pani - camping

Day 09Trek to Hidden Valley - camping

Day 10Trek to Dhauligir Base camp - camping

Day 11Mt. Dhaulagiri Base camp

Day 12Day 12 to Day 46 Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing period

Day 47Trek to Dhampus Col

Day 48Trek to Yak Kharka - camping

Day 49Trek to Jomsom - camping

Day 50Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara

Day 51Kathmandu - Rest Evening celebration meal

Day 52Final departure to airport "farewell"

Upon Arrival 

Welcome to Nepal!!! Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Backpacker’s Airport Representatives will pick you up. The travelling plans and agenda’s will be discussed.

Lodging 

Backpacker believes in providing home away from home experience for our valued guests. The accommodation in Kathmandu would be of your choice and level. However, the usual accommodation provided by the company is three star or similar upscale Hotel in downtown. The lodging in trekking would be clearly mentioned in itinerary.

Meals and drinking Water

The meal in Kathmandu would just be a Breakfast as the lodging in Kathmandu is of B&B (Bed and Breakfast) type. While trekking we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to our guest. The quantity of the food would be unlimited and will be assisted by our guides for the selection of food. The varieties in food would depend on season and availability. However Soup, Noodles, Rice and Seasonal Veggies are common in the trekking area. For breakfast we provide bread, eggs and cereals. We provide necessary assistance while purchasing the water, biscuits, and tender beverages at shops in the location. There are some safe drinking public taps in the trekking area where our guides will escort you.You could purchase bottled mineral water or ask to fill your bottle with boiled water on the accommodation.

Visa requirement 

 You may attain a Nepal access visa effortlessly upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan international airport itself. A multiple entry tourist visa for 30 days may be obtained via paying USD 40. Similarly, ninety days multiple entry traveler visas can be obtained for USD 100. Keep in mind to bring 2 passport size pictures with you.

International flight accessibility to Nepal

Tribhuvan international Airport is the only global airport in Nepal situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. High-quality connecting flight from Europe to Kathmandu are Silk Air through Singapore, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, Qatar airways via Doha, Thai airways through Bangkok and Dragon Air through Hongkong. In addition, from America, we've North West or Cathay Pacific to Hongkong and connect with Nepal airlines (RA) to Kathmandu. From Australia, we've Silk Air and Dragon Air that connects at once to Kathmandu or fly with the aid of Quantas to Bangkok and hook up with Thai airlines to Kathmandu. Airport tax: Airport tax is not relevant for both domestic and international flight.

Customs Formalities 

Your luggage should be declared and cleared via the customs of the port of access. Personal results are approved unfastened access. The duty on articles delivered through the traveler varies according to the extent and price of the products. A traveler can also bring dutiable items like tobacco and liquors, in the prescribed restrict free of responsibility. Wearing narcotic, hands, ammunition are strictly prohibited. Tourists are required to refill disembarkation and embarkation cards upon their arrival and departure.

Inexperienced Channel

The passengers who arrive at the Tribhuvan international Airport (TIA) with none dutiable items can access via the green Channel for short clearance without a bags test. If you are wearing any dutiable articles, you'll have to bypass thru the crimson Channel for exact customs clearance.

Import

tPassengers are allowed to deliver some objects to Nepal free of duty too. You could bring cigarettes (2 hundred)/cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and movie (15 rolls). You may additionally bring the subsequent articles free of duty on a condition that you take them out with you while you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still digital camera, pc, and transportable track gadget.

Export

Tourists are strictly prohibited to export items over a hundred year’s vintage (sacred photographs, paintings, manuscripts). They're valued for subculture and non secular reasons.  So, do not buy such objects. They are Nepal's cultural history and belong here. The branch of Archaeology at Ram shah path close to Singha Durbar has to certify all steel statues, sacred artwork and comparable items before they are allowed to be sent or achieved.

Currency and Foreign Exchange

 At the airport, there are foreign exchange counters in which you can exchange your currency. We propose you to trade the currency best via banks and licensed forex centre. Day by day overseas charges is determined via Nepal Rastra financial institution. The trade fees are posted on every day newspaper or the bank’s official website www.Nrb.Org.Np. The unit of the Nepalese currency is Rupee.  1 Rupee = 100 paisa. Nepal rupee notes come in Rs. Five, 10, 20, 50, 500, a thousand.

Journey insurance

We strongly suggest you have journey insurance while traveling to Nepal. You ought to depart with a replica of your coverage whilst you are away on tour.

High Altitude sickness

You might be afflicted by mild to extreme symptoms of high altitude sickness but our team of expert guides will assist you in avoiding the sickness. So, we endorse you to take good enough time acclimatizing inside the mountain surroundings. Consumption of plenty of water and liquid in ordinary basis is very critical to limit High Altitude Sickness.While you trek inside the Himalayas, we advocate you to halt the trek relaxation at the guesthouse. If the signs are serious, it becomes essential to descend to the lower altitude. In the case of emergency, you will be right away airlifted to Kathmandu city for further remedy.

Equipment

Discover the list of the advocated equipment right here on our internet site: www.Backpackertreks.Com

Booking method

To confirm your booking, you need to fill up a booking form and put up a copy of a cutting-edge passport. Similarly, we also require a 20% deposit to assure your booking; this permits us to make astute preparations on your behalf. Deposits can be made via bank transfer or by means of credit card. The last 80% of the reserving costs may be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu.  We're government registered and the member of TAAN, NMA, and NTB. We assure that your trek and cash is secure with us. If you need further information regarding your journey please be in touch with us our representatives are ready 24/7 to serve you. See more at: http://www.backpackertreks.com 

Required Equipment:

Down suits (dangri) 1 , Summit shoe , Walking shoe 1, Crampon 1,Summit Glove (Mitten) 1,Normal gloves 2,  Summit Snow goggles 1, Glacier glasses 1, Ice axe 1, Harness 1, jumer 1,Carabiners (normal) 3, Sleeping bag (-40C) 1,Down filled Mattress 1, Summit socks , Normal socks 3, Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1,  Helmet 1, Down jacket 1, Down trouser 1, 8 finger / descender 1,  Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1,Gore-tex jacket 1, Gore-tex trouser 1,Fleece jacket 1,Fleece trouser 1, Fleece liner gloves 3,Screw Gate Carabiner 1, Balaclava (windstopper), Thermos bottle 1, Base layer (woolen) 2 (set), Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears
S/No Particular
(1) Ice crews
(2) Fix rope
 

 

Trip Note

If above itinerary doesn't address your plan,please feel free to enquire further. Our team of Package developer would develop the package as per your wish. Happy Journey and Welcome to the land of Himalayas.   

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