Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

DHAULAGIRI 8167m. Expedition:

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 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 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 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 finally ended up in the cooking pot.

Itinerary A:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02-03: Preparing Expedition & Briefing
Day 04: Drive by Bus to Beni & Galeshor Camp
Day 05: Galeshor – Tato Pani
Day 06: Tatopani – Ghasa
Day 08: Larjung – Marpha
Day 09: Marpha – Yak Khark
Day 10: Yak Khark – Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 11 –37: Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri 8167m.
Day 38: Prepared for coming back
Day 39: Dhaulagiri Base camp – Yak Khark
Day 40: Yak Khark – Jomsom
Day 41: Jomsom – Pokhara
Day 42: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 43-44: Kathmandu
Day 45: Final Departure.

Itinerary B:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02-03: Preparing Expedition & Briefing
Day 03: Drive by Bus to Beni, Camp
Day 04: Beni - Babichaur – Camp
Day 05: Babichaur – Darban – Camp
Day 06: Darbang – Dharapani - Camp
Day 07: Dharapani – Muri - Camp
Day 08: Muri – Bagar – Camp
Day 09: Bagar - Dovan – Camp
Day 10: Dovan -Italian Base Camp – Camp
Day 11: Italian BC - Dhaulagiri Base camp – Camp
Day 12 –37: Climbing period Dhaulagiri 8167m.
Day 38: Prepared for coming back
Day 39: Dhaulagiri Base camp – Yak Khark
Day 40: Yak Khark – Jomsom
Day 41: Jomsom – Pokhara
Day 42: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 43-44: Kathmandu
Day 45: Final Departure.

 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
 
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
 
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.

Note: Please contact exploretrek@wlink.com.np for more information and prices

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Alpine Explore Nepal
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+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
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Email: alpinetravel@wlink.com.np
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18 April 2000

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