Dhaulagiri Expedition – 8167 mt.

Dhaulagiri Expedition – 8167 mt.

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 the 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 the 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.

Another history, Mt. Dhaulagiri, the White Mountain & seventh highest mountain in the world, is an enormous Himalayan massif, located in north-central Nepal. After its discovery by the western world in 1808, it replaced Ecuador's Chimborazo (20,561 ft.) as the postulated highest mountain in the world. It maintained this standing for nearly 30 years, until the discovery of Kanchenjunga, which was then falsely believed to be the world's highest mountain.

Dhaulagiri's crest stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers, and ice falls. Along the main crest, several pyramid-shaped peaks rise. Four of these summits, numbered from east to west, rise above 25,000 feet.



Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparing Expedition 
Day 03: Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Drive Beni & Darbang - Camping
Day 05: Darbang - Baskot village – Camping
Day 06: Baskot village - Bagar – Camping
Day 07: Bagar - Dovan - Camping
Day 08: Dovan - Pina (forest camp) Sallaghari –Camping
Day 09: Pina (forest) -Italian Base Camp – Camping
Day 10: Italian B.C. - Dhaulagiri B.C.4740m.– Camping
Day 11-39: Climbing Period
Day 40: Prepared return to Kathmandu
Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base camp - Yak Khark - Camping
Day 42: Yak Khark – Marpha - Jomsom – Hotel
Day 43: Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu
Day 44: Kathmandu
Day 45: Final Departure


Dhaulagiri Expedition Cost Includes:

•    4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast (3 stars).
•    Permit fee of Dhaulagiri Expedition
•    Food for Trekking and Expedition period
•    Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
•    Walki Takie permit.Oxygen & Mask -regulator for climbing
•    Staff: Base camp Guide, Climbing Sherpa, Cook, Cook helper
•    Porters Beni to Dhaulagiri Base camp & Base camp to Beni
•    Kathmandu -Pokhara-Beni- Land Transportation
•    Beni - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
•    Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, the expedition crew
•    Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
•    1 tent for 1 person for Expedition Ozark brand
•    Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition
•    Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
•    Satellite phone (Pay calls)
•    Well come dinner

Dhaulagiri Expedition Cost does not include:

•    PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
•    Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
•    Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
•    Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
•    Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
•    Personal expenses
•    Bar Bills & beverage