Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri is the seventh-highest mountain in the world, lying approximately 8,167 meters above sea level. Dhaulagiri is derived from the Sanskrit word “Dhawala and Giri, “meaning “The Great White Mountain”. It is one of the most interesting climbed mountains among 14 eight thousand meters, with five ridges plus south and west faces. All the summit routes are challenging, and only experienced veterans are interested in climbing this mountain. The Swiss /Austrian Mountaineers team led by Kurt Diemberger first reached the top of Mt. Dhaulagiri on 13th May 1960.

The Northeast route is the easiest, also known as “the normal” climbing route. We set up our base camp at an elevation of 4,759 meters and another three higher centres at 5,850m, 6,400m and 7,400m, respectively, for the summit attempt.

The primary season to climb Dhaulagiri is spring, as the snow condition and weather remain better in the spring than at other times. Moreover, since Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are neighbouring mountains and the weather condition on both mountains are the same. Also, the peak is suitable for professional skiing skiers.

Facts: Dhaulagiri used to be considered a stiff peak to climb. The death rate is slowly going down comparatively. The regular route on the peak has some short technical sections and some avalanche danger, but overall it’s a
straightforward climb.

Brief Itinerary View in full

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2In Kathmandu.
  • Day 3Fly to Pokhara and Jomsom
  • Day 4Drive to Muktinath for acclimatization
  • Day 5-6Acclimatization around Muktinath.
  • Day 7Fly to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m 15420ft)
  • Day 8-30Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Day 31Rest and packing day in Base camp.
  • Day 32Fly back to Tatopani and drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 33Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 34Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 35Final Departure

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  • Day 4 Drive to Muktinath for acclimatization

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  • Day 7 Fly to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m 15420ft)

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  • Day 32 Fly back to Tatopani and drive to Pokhara.

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  • Day 33 Fly back to Kathmandu.

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Dates and Prices

2024

Dates Dossier Price Status
10 Sep - 14 Oct
USD 17500 Available

Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Service includes arrival & departure transfers, domestic airport transfers, and four nights in a Kathmandu hotel with breakfast and a welcome dinner.
  • Government fee climbing royalty/permit. Includes all the permits charges required to climb Dhaulagiri, including the garbage deposit fee, government liaison officer charges and wages and insurance for at least 1 Climbing Sherpa as required by the Government of Nepal for permit & other miscellaneous costs
  • Trekking service includes all the necessary arrangements required during the trek: i.e. domestic flights and transfers including a helicopter from base camp to Tatopani, accommodation and three meals a day in local lodges, a trekking guide and portage of personal trekking & climbing gear.
  • Basecamp Service includes three-course meals a day and unlimited hot drinks while at basecamp, a required number of kitchen crew with their wages, transfers and insurance, a personal tent, and a standard dining tent with a heating system and generator /solar battery charging facilities, toilet tent, shower tent and human waste disposal fees.
  • The Higher Camp Service (C1, C2, C3 & C4) includes the necessary number of tents, oxygen set (3 bottles), high altitude food, cooking pots, epi gas, gas stove, walkie-talkie, satellite phone and weather forecast.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa, a personal climbing Sherpa with his equipment, daily wages, load ferry charge, meals, accommodation, oxygen set (1 bottle) if required, flight/transfers and insurance for the expedition duration.

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The expedition price does not include your international airfare, climbing gear, visa fees, evacuation costs, insurance and other personal nature expenses. In addition, the clients are accountable for paying the summit bonus of US$ 1500 and tips to personal Sherpa once they reach camp IV and tipping for the kitchen staff, US$ 350 per client.

Key information

Hillary Steps

Dhaulagiri Expedition 2022

The expedition to the Summit of Dhaulagiri began on April 9, 2022.

The Team consisted of the following:

  1. Mingma Gyalje Sherpa (Mingma G)
  2. Sashko Kedev
  3. Keval Hiren Kakka
  4. Tracee Lee Metcalfe
  5. Christopher Bernard Warner
  6. Gina Marie Rzucidlo
  7. Haakon Aasvang
  8. Hong Dong Juan
  9. Anurag Reddy Nallavelli
  10. Naoki Ishikawa
  11. Jill Wheatley
  12. Dawa Kamey Sherpa
  13. Dawa Gyalje Sherpa
  14. Chhiring Sherpa
  15. Vinayak Jay Malla
  16. Tamting Sherpa
  17. Sonam Tashi Sherpa
  18. Jit Bahadur Sherpa
  19. Kili Pemba Sherpa
  20. Thundu Sherpa
  21. Pemba Tenzing Sherpa
  22. Aangdu Sherpa
Hillary Steps

Dhaulagiri Expedition 2017

On April 30 2017, our Team of Sherpas and our client successfully made an ascent of Dhaulagiri. Our team members, Mingma G, Nga Tashi Sherpa, Lakpa Nuru Sherpa, Dong Hong Juan and Liu Yong Zhong from China made a successful ascent to the Summit at 12.20 pm. The first Team to make it to the Dhaulagiri for the season’s first 8000 meters Peak.

This is a massive milestone for us as we have only been in business for a few years, and this was one of our biggest challenges yet! We are so proud of our Sherpas, who worked so hard for this achievement and our clients, who trusted us with their safety on this expedition.

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Start Date :
September 10, 2024

End Date :
October 14, 2024

At a Glance

  • Group Size : 2 to 12 Participants
  • 35 days trekking
  • Contact Details
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