Expedition in Nepal

Overview

Mount Dhaulagiri expedition begins after the arrival of all climbers in Kathmandu, the group will meet up with the staffs of Nepal Adventure Point for introduction and briefing about the trip. The next day is the day for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will be taken around for a tour of Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Swoyambhunath - the monkey temple. This tour will help you to understand about the historical and cultural background of Nepal, Kathmandu valley and the people of Nepal. The next couple of days are for checking equipments, final preparations, packing and other necessary document for Mount Dhaulagiri expedition.

After official procedure we have scheduled drive to Beni via Pokhara from Kathmandu on a popular city of Lake valley then commence trek to Tatopani and trek towards Ghasa, Kalopani, Marpha then head towards Dhaulagiri base camp. We spend couple of day at base camp for climbing training such as; how to use Oxygen, mask and regulator.

Normally, four camps will be set up for the climbing. Advance base camp will be set up at 5,300m. This is used for depositing the stuff and not as camping due to avalanche danger. Camp I will be set up at 5,900m. On the Col. which requires climbing towards the east from the Advance Base Camp. Camp II will be fixed at 6,400m. This will require stretches of steep climbing. From Camp II, we climb towards west side with steep climbing and arrived Camp III at 7,200m. We then climb towards the East Ridge. When we get over the ridge, we will have to be very careful climbing over the ridge and probably, we will have to face strong wind while climbing and arrive at Camp IV, 7,500m. The climbing of this section is considered the most difficult in the expedition. Then we will push the summit and return to Camp III if everything goes well as planned. If we could not approach the summit from Camp IV due to bad weather or other reasons, we will have to fix bivouac at 7,900m and next day try to push to the summit. After the summit, you will return to Kathmandu and the farewell dinner will be at typical Nepali restaurant enjoying together with Nepali culture show program.

Highlights

* Rim of the Kathmandu valley excursion
* Trekking in remote areas and climbing the seventh highest mountain in the world.
* Stunning peak rising 7000 meters from Kali Gandaki Gorge.
* One of the difficult 8000 meters peaks in Nepal.
* Consists of five ridges offering several possible climbing routes.

 

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 02: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Dhaulagiri expedition
  • Day 03: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Dhaulagiri expedition
  • Day 04: Kathmand drive to Beni (850m)
  • Day 05: Beni trek to Babiachor (950m)
  • Day 06: Babiachor trek to Dharapani (1400m)
  • Day 07: Dharapani trek to Muna (1800m ) 5-hrs
  • Day 08: Muna trek to Jaljala (3390m) 6-hrs
  • Day 09: Jaljala trek Trek to Boghara (2080m)
  • Day 10: Boghara trek to Dobang (2520m)
  • Day 11: Dobang trek to Choriban Khola (3110m)
  • Day 12: Choriban Khola trek to Italian Base Camp (3660m)
  • Day 13: Acclimatization day in Italian Base Camp
  • Day 14: Italian Base Camp trek to Glacier Camp (4210m)
  • Day 15: Glacier Camp trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m)
  • Day 16: Climbing training
  • Day 17: Climbing training
  • Day 18 -38: Climbing Period of Mount Dhaulagiri: Camp – I (5400m), Camp II (6400m), Camp III (6900m), and Camp IV (7500m) Summit (8167m).
  • Day 39: Base camp clean up and packing
  • Day 40: Base Camp trek to Hidden valley ( 4740m) via cross French Pass (5360m)
  • Day 41: Hidden valley trek to Yak Kharka (3680m) via cross Dhampus Pass (5200m),
  • Day 42: Yak Kharka trek to Jomsom (2710m)
  • Day 45: Departure day, flight onward destination

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Climbing
Trip Duration 45 Days
Trip code NAP-DHU - 120
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Beni/Jomsom- Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Summit (8167m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 passengers
Accessibillity Fly or drive to Pokhara and drive Beni to trail-head, after the successful summit Dhaulagiri fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara.
The Route Kathmandu – Pokhara – Beni – Marpha – Yak Kharka – Dhaulagiri Base Camp – Summit Mt. Dhaulagiri – Jomsom – Kathmandu
Season May-July / Sept-Dec
Permit Fee Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition USD 1800 on Spring season, USD 900 on Autumn season, USD 450 on Winter/Summer
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Cost Included

  • Fee: Royalty fee of Dhaulagiri expedition, national park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing, trekking and expedition as per the guideline itinerary. 
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilizes upto higher camp for members, staffs and common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc. 
  • Accommodation: 5 night’s hotel accommodation in a tourist class hotel in Kathmandu and 34 nights lodges/tent during trekking and expedition period. 
  • Food: Full board on tented [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and expedition upto Dhaulagiri base camp and 5 /lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Staffs: Trekking Leader/Guide, high altitude Sherpa, Liaison officer and necessary supporter for expedition
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head and gear cargo by land transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And food, air and road-head transportation, equipments, daily allowance for climbing Sherpa, Liaison officer, cook, kitchen boy, insurance for climbing Sherpas, Liaison officer, cook, Kitchen boy, local porters, Walkie-talkie for each member for use during the course of the expedition, Generator or Solar panel at base camp for power supply and Gamow bag at the base camp.

Cost Excluded

  • International flight and departure taxes
  • Original entry visa into Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner while in city 
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance covering such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Related charges for communication equipment and filming applied as per regulation
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air/road cargo.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls etc.
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Garbage fee (Refundable)
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking and expedition crews
  • All monastery & temple entrance fee, while you are in city sightseeing
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

Trekking and Climbing Equipment
* Trekking, climbing boots
* Sandals for Camp
* Water bottle
* Swiss army knife
* Flashlight with spare batteries
* Sunglasses and Sun cream
* Personal medical supplies
* Wind proof down jacket
* Woolen T-shirt/base layer
* Shorts / skirt for sunny days
* Thermal long underwear
* Towel
* Day pack, Rucksack or Duffel bag Warm woolen hat
* T-shirts
* A thick pullover/fleece
* Trousers / track suit or long pants
* Warm socks
* Sun protection hate
* Gloves

Personal Equipments
* Harness and Crampons
* Ice-axe and Safety Rope
* Climbing Boots
* Carabineer locks and unlock
* Ascent and Descanter Zoomer
* Expedition quality Sleeping bag and Jacket

Group Equipments
* Fixed Rope – 250m
* Main Rope - 50m
* Snow Bar -5
* Ice Hammer-1
* Carabineer
* Tent (2men)

Trip Members' Responsibility: Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. We are also happy to discuss the trip with you. Trip members are responsible for preparing for the trip by studying the detailed itinerary and for bringing the appropriate clothing and equipment as advised.

Travel Insurance: All participants in a Nepal Adventure Point trek must have travel insurance. This will protect you against the risk of comprehensive expenses which may result due to medical emergencies or accidents. This insurance should include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs.  Please be noted that we don't arrange or sell insurance and it is best to arrange this in your home country.

Rescue and Emergency Evacuation: In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu. If you have no communication equipments, ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, you are required to send name of the sick person and exact location from where helicopter can airlift you.

Note: Do not leave the place although you are getting better once you have ordered helicopter.

Tipping: It's not compulsory but tipping the porters and guides is customary and always greatly appreciated. A rough guideline is US$ 5-7 per person a day for trekking and Climbing guide and US$ 4-6 per person a day for the team supporters, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Note: If the Dhaulagiri Expedition will be finished earlier than the estimated itinerary or cancelled the expedition due to any reason, the expedition package cost will not be refundable. Incase if some of the member are fallen sick during the expedition tenure and return to Kathmandu personally, they should bear all of the travel expenses to Kathmandu by them self. The company will not be responsible for there sickness and cancelled expenses.

Member are allowed to carry only up to 60KG climbing gears and food along with them and the which includes in the package cost, but if the members climbing gears are more than 60 KG than they should pay extra USD 350.00 for per porter or pack animals load by them selves.

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