Dhaulagiri Expedition 2014 – 46 Days
Every Year in spring and autumn the Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition could be scheduled.
In autumn you may start this expedition since end of August and complete at around end of October not exceeding middle of November for end of it. In this period the temperature toward the expedition area is changing from hot to cold. So, the climber has to face the critical situation for acclimatization for approaching to summit.
However in spring, the temperature to the Dhaulagiri climbing area is getting from cold to hot which is more convenient for approaching to summit after sufficient acclimatization and practice in various camps. Start at the end of March or beginning of April and end at the beginning of June is the best recommended period for Dhaulagiri Expedition in spring. The total duration will be within 45 days.
Thus we strongly recommend our climbers to choose the spring season for their Dhaulagiri Summit Dream however, we are ready enough for organizing the Expedition in both autumn and spring of the year.
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer
This day is your arrival date. We welcome and receive you in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight accommodation as booked. (1300M)
Day 02 : Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Dhaulagiri Region
This day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation and last minute shopping and preparation for departure to the trekking and climbing route. You will be kept in get set position.
Day 03 : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Darbang Fly/Drive
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara about 25 minutes and drive from Pokhara to Darbang via Beni which takes about five hours; overnight at tented camp full board.
Day 04 : Darbang to Dharapani Trek
Trek from Darbang to Dharapani; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 05 : Dharapani to Muri Trek
Trek from Dharapani to Muri; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 06 : Muri to Bagar Trek
Trek from Muri to Bagar; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 07 : Bagar to Dovan Trek
Trek from Bagar to Dovan; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 08 : Dovan to Sallaghari Trek
Trek from Dovan to Sallaghari; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 09 : Sallaghari to Italy base Camp Trek
Trek from Sallaghari to Italy base Camp; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 10 : Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Trek from Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m); overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 11-39: Dhaulagiri Summit Climbing Period
These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Dhaulagiri. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the higher camp to be closer to the summit of (8167m) where you will be provided food for high altitude. We are allowed to trek from lower to upper camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit. Here you get full board service with tented camp accommodation.
Day 40: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp)
Today is the day for preparing to move from the base camp by packing all logistics and clean the base camp to maintain the eco friendly environment in the area as per government rule.
Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka trek
Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka (3680m); overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 42: Yak Kharka to Jomsom Trek
Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m), Which Takes about six hours; overnight at tented camp accommodation.
Day 43: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight
Today, you Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, which takes about 20 minutes; overnight BB Plan Hotel accommodation in Pokhara. (Or, if you want to extent your duration of trek, you may walk down from Jomsom via Ghasa-Tatopani, Beni etc or take surface transportation via same route to reach Pokhara.)
Day 44: Back to Kathmandu.
Drive 7hrs from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus. You can take 25min flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu instead; overnight BB Plan Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
Day 45: The Leisure day and sightseeing
This day we take you for sightseeing in and around Kathmandu (Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath) and Farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant.
Day 46: Final Departure
This is the day that we are really missing you. We transfer you to the airport or any port for final departure or alternatively join other activities.
• The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements.
• The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.
- Expedition permit fees
- Accommodations in Kathmandu
- All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
- Meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing
- Group equipment for the climb
- Qualified and Experienced guides
- Experienced Climbing Sherpas
- High Altitude Climbing Sherpas
- Airport transfers
- Satellite phone service
- Oxygen (2 4-litre bottles)
- International airfare and Nepal Visa fee
- Personal equipments and extra services
- Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
- Insurance and Trip cancellation
- Airport departure tax