Dhaulagiri expedition is one of the most popular expeditions in Nepal. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri, lies on north – west of Pokhara culminating high point at its eastern end. Dhaulagiri is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain, it rises 7000m. over Kaligandaki gorge the south east in about 30 km of aerial distance. In fact, Kali Gandaki is dramatic as two eight thousenders, Annapurna I & Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other over a deep valley posing a challange for the mountaineers.
When Dhaulagiri was first discovered in 1808, it was thought to be the highest mountain in the world for the westerners. It remained as highest peak for 30 years before its place was taken by Kanchanjunga. Dhaulagiri means white mountain which justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. The South and West faces of Dhaulagiri both feature massive drops; each rises over 4000 meters from its base, and each has been the site of historical climbs. Dhaulagiri was first conquered in 1960 by a Swiss / Austrian expedition team via North East Ridge which has been the normal route of ascent for most of the climbing to date. Dhaulagiri is buttresses by five ridges which offers the possibilities of different routes of Dhaulagiri climbing though six different routes have been established for climbing Dhaulagiri so far. Normally four high camps are set in Dhaulagiri expedition and climbing on Dhaulagiri requires advanced technical skills on climbing on mainly snow and ice with few streaches of rocks.
1. Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( Guide, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
2. Food and fuel at the base camp
3. All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
4. Trek support for climbing members from Darbang - base camp – Jomsom
5. Porters to carry loads from Darbang - base camp – Jomsom
6. Royalty and peak permit
7. Airport arrival and departure
8. land transportation from Kathmandu – Darbang – Pokhara – Kathmandu
9. Jomsom – Pokhara flight fare
10. Accommodation at hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan
1. High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
2. Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp
3. Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue evacuation
4. Any additional cost cured due to domestic flight delay or cancellation.
5. Meals while staying in Kathmandu.
6. Gratuity to trekking and expedition staff