Fixed Departure :Dhaulagiri Expedition ~ 2020

Overview

The Dhaulagiri expedition is a daring climbing expedition to ascend the 7th highest mountain of the world known as Dhaulagiri Mountain of 8167 meters

The Dhaulagiri Mountain is one of the classical and traditional mountain of Nepal renowned for its attractive presence as shining White Mountain growing over horizon. The Dhaulagiri Mountain occupies the territory of 120 km through the western face of Kali Gandaki River towards the Bheri River. The Dhaulagiri Mountain is bordered by three rivers and they are Myagdi River, Bheri River and Kali Gandaki River. The Dhaulagiri was first successfully climbed in year 1960 until then Dhaulagiri region was remote mountains residing far from urbanization.

The Dhaulagiri expedition begins from Dhaulagiri base camp where the climbers take the northern face to ascent the Dhaulagiri Mountain. The climbers then setup the base camp at 4650 meters altitude and get acclimatized for further climbing. The next phase of further climbing follows the NE-Spur which ends at last High-camp residing close to the summit of mountain. After the last high-camp the climbers pass through arena of ice leading towards summit. The climbers then cross over French ridge and ascend the summit of Mount Dhaulagiri. The summit of Dhaulagiri Mountain has the wonderful views of encompassing region and surrounding mountain. The climbers then return to the base camp in the end of the climbing expedition.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel on B/B
 
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing, hotel on B/B
 
Day 03: Last preparation in Kathmandu, hotel on B/B
 
Day 04: Drive Ktm – Baglung, camp
 
Day 05: Trek to Beni, camp
 
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani, camp
 
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa, camp
 
Day 08: Trek to Lete, camp
 
Day 09: Trek to Dhulo Bukhing, camp
 
Day 10: Trek to Phang Base Camp
 
Day 11: Trek to Base Camp
 
Day 12 – 31: Climbing period of Annapurna I
 
Day 32: BC to Dhulo Bukhing, camp
 
Day 33: Trek to Lete, camp
 
Day 34: Trek to Ghasa, camp
 
Day 35: Trek to Tatopani, camp
 
Day 36: Trek to Ghorepani, camp
 
Day 37: Trek to Birethanti, camp
 
Day 38: Drive to Pokhara, transfer to Kathmandu, hotel on B/B
 
Day 38 – 40: Leisure in Kathmandu, hotel on B/B
 
Day 41: Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel on stay overnight Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing, stay overnight Kathmandu

Day 03: Last preparation in Kathmandu, hotel on B/B

Day 04: Drive Ktm – Baglung, camp

Day 05: Trek to Beni, camp

Day 06: Trek to Tatopani, camp

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa, camp

Day 08: Trek to Lete, camp

Day 09: Trek to Dhulo Bukhing, camp

Day 10: Trek to Phang Base Camp

Day 11: Trek to Base Camp

Day 12 – 31: Climbing period of Annapurna I

Day 32: BC to Dhulo Bukhing, camp

Day 33: Trek to Lete, camp

Day 34: Trek to Ghasa, camp

Day 35: Trek to Tatopani, camp

Day 36: Trek to Ghorepani, camp

Day 37: Trek to Birethanti, camp

Day 38: Drive to Pokhara, transfer to Kathmandu, hotel on B/B

Day 38 – 40: Leisure in Kathmandu, hotel on B/B

Day 41: Final Departure.

Include/Exclude

Price Includes:

  • 5 nights maximum hotel in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast
  • Permit fee of Dhaulagiri Expedition autumn 2020
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and base camp during the expedition period
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
  • Kathmandu – Beni land transfer & Jomsom – Pokhara & Kathmandu flight
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for officer, expedition staff
  • Nepal Planet Trek s Expedition insurance for Nepalese staff
  • Tent, Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking and expedition duration.
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes:

  • Personal equipment for climbing
  • Personal Insurance of climber
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  • Walk Talkie permit, Radio Permit, Satellite phone permit,
  • Oxygen & regulator,
  • Climbing Sherpa,
  • Personal expenses
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.
  • Bar Bills
  • Tips etc.

Equipment List

Personal Climbing Gear for Dhaulagiri Expedition 2020

Climbing harness
5 meter / 15 feet of 6mm climber’s accessory cord.
Figure 8/Abseil belay device
1 large mitten sized ascender and arm length leash
2 lock Carbines, 1 large and 1 small
4 regular Carbines
Ice axe w/leash
Crampons – must fit boots perfectly. Steel crampons with anti-balling (anti-bot) plates are the best;
Optional; Adjustable trekking poles
Upper Body-
 
2 cotton t-shirts
1 polypropylene t-shirt
2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts, lightweight
1 polar fleece pullovers, medium weight
1 polar fleece jacket.
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Lightweight down jacket for those chilly days in base camp
For high altitude use, 1 very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood, you may prefer a down/duvet suit
Umbrella (optional) Â
Hands-
 
1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves; This will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
1 pair mittens, consists of 1 Gore-tex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner
 Head-
 
Helmet
Torch which can work in High altitude with spare Batteries
Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
Balaclava
Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
Glacier sunglasses with side shields
1 pair goggles with light and dark lens
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions.
Lower Body-
 
Cotton underwear briefs
1 pair walking shorts
1 pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms
1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms
1 pair polar fleece trousers
1 pair Gore-Tex trousers [Waterproof/breathable]
1 pr. Goose-down (duvet) trousers .
Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top
 
 Feet-
 
1 pair One-Sport boots above 8000 m peaks
1pair High Boots for C1-C2-C3
1 pair Trekking boots with good ankle support (we mean leather trekking, not climbing boots) for the walk to advanced base camp
1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu
1 pair down booties (optional)
1 pair of Marino socks for Summit
4- pair of Trekking socks. Polypropylene or wool
2 pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
Air barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
Cotton socks for in town. Â
Sleeping-
 
For high altitude, 1 down Sleeping bag ( – 40 degree centigrade). In the high camp, you can sleep in your down clothing inside your sleeping bag
1 additional sleeping bag for base camp (-20 to -30 degrees C)
Good Quality Mat for Camps
Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top Â
 
Rucksack and Travel Bags-
 
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters &can be used for airplane carry);
Waterproof rucksack cover
2 large Water Proof duffel kit bags for clothing and equipment.
Small padlocks for duffel kit bags. Â
Personal Hygiene-
 
2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 large tube skin sun cream(SPF 35)
anti-mosquito cream
1 toothpaste/brush
1 bar soap or hand sanitizer gel
1 small towel & wipes

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