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Dhaulagiri range of Himalayas constitutes some of the highest mountains in the Himalaya. Often called ‘The White Mountain’,Dhaulagiri I is the world’s seventh highest mountain located in Kali Gandaki valley of Mustang region.
Dhaulagiri I is an expedition peak that was first climbed in 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition led by Kurt Diemberger and Peter Diener. The summit opens up to a stunning and breathtaking panorama of Dhaulagiri ranges, Annauprna ranges, Churen Himal, Gurja Himal, Putha Hiunchuli, Junction Peak among others.
The most preferred route to the summit of Dhaulagiri I is the northeast ridge route however southeast ridge also in use. The mountain is characterized by extended ridges and glacial surface and has high risk of avalanches. The base camp is set up at 4750m followed by a total of five camps before the launch to the summit- Advance Base Camp (5300m), Camp I (6000m), Camp II (6500m), Camp III (7000m) and Camp IV (7400m).
Dhaulagiri is an extremely tough mountain to climb. Mountaineers must have previous experience of climbing at least 7000m mountains. Complete mountaineering skills and high level of physical fitness and strength is also mandatory for climbing Dhaulagiri.
You will have to trek through Mustang region as well as visit Jomsom and Pokhara.
● Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world
● Observe breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Churen, Himal, Gurja Himal etc.
● Experience real Himalayan mountaineering
● Trek through Kali Gandaki valley
● Visit Jomsom and Pokhara
● All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicle.
● Four nights accommodation at a 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan on twin/double sharing basis.
● One night accommodation at a 3-Star hotel in Pokhara with BB plan on twin/double sharing basis.
● All accomodation in a tea house during the trekking trails.
● Full board meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
● An experienced licensed English-Speaking professional sherpa guide, porters and supporting staff.
● All essential ground transportation by private vehicle and tourist bus as per itinerary.
● Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
● Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government for the Dhaulagiri I Expedition.
● All necessary permits (TIMS, Park fees, Restricted area permit, world heritage sites entry fee where applicable)
● Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar, etc for the Dhaulagiri I Expedition.
● Liaison officer with all his expenses while on the Dhaulagiri I Expedition.
● Insurance for all staff
● All camping gear including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen and toilet tent, etc
● Mountain Hardware high altitude tents while climbing the Dhaulagiri I Expedition
● Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on the Dhaulagiri I Expedition.
● EPI gas and burner for the high climb.
● Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) All necessary climbing hardware group equipment
● Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency.
● Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
● A comprehensive medical kit.
● All government and local taxes
● Nepal Visa Fee
● International airfare to and from Kathmandu
● Personal Climbing Gears.
● Meals in Kathmandu
● Any kind of refreshment beverages and alcohol.
● Extra days accomodation in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
● Travel and rescue insurance.
● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest or illness
● Rescue and evacuation
● Tips for guide, drivers and supporting staff.
● Thermal Base Layers – Tops and Bottoms
● Heavy Base Layers
● Trekking Pants
● Hard-shell pants
● Down Pant
● T-shirts – Short and long sleeve
● Mid Layer Top
● Insulated Jacket
● Hard-shell Jacket
● Down Jacket/Parka
Double insulated mountaineering boots for climbing Hiking boots (Full and waterproof) for approach lightweight shoes for camp and around town
● Wool/Synthetic socks
● Liner socks
● Liner gloves
● Mid-weight gloves
● Down mittens
● Cap/Sun Hat
● Warm wool/Synthetic Hat
● Eye Wear (Full coverage around eyes and nose)
● Ski Goggles
5. Climbing Gears
● Ice Axe
● Belay Device/Figure of 8
● Prusik Cord
● Trekking Poles
● Small pack (35-40 litres)
● Waterproof duffel bag
● Padlocks for the duffel bag
● Pack cover
● Water Bottles
● Camera & Batteries
● Power bank/Solar Charger
● Universal adapter
8. Hygiene and first aid
● Skincare ( Moisturizer ,sunscreen and lip balm)
● Toilet paper and wet wipes
● Personal first aid kit
● Water treatment
All accommodations for the Dhaulagiri I Expedition are on a twin-sharing basis. The lodges and tea houses have been selected by the Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks after personal inspection. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more.
We offer two types of accommodations on this expedition. In Kathmandu you will stay four nights at a 3-Star Hotel( could be changed as per your requirement) and, during the trekking trail you will stay in standard tea houses and camp. These places have pleasant, unheated rooms and wooden beds with foam mattresses.
All rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a single occupancy room for an additional fee, which will be available only during the trekking. However, sometimes single rooms are not available in some places, depending upon local conditions. We do work to provide the best possible options when trekking in the High Himalayas.
Food will vary between typical Nepali in the mountains. In Kathmandu and Pokhara there are far more choices, which include Indian, Continental, Italian, Tibetan and more. The city areas offer everything from good steaks and burgers to apple pie and pizza.
Nepali food is nutritious, and ranges from our traditional Daal/Bhat and Momo to fantastic breads, fruits and more. The cooking is wholesome and the food is tasty during the trekking trail and climbing period too.
For the Dhaulagiri I Expedition there will be a license holder sherpa climbing guide and Porters for carrying luggage . This arrangement ensures that if anyone in the group is sick the trip can still go on as planned. However, Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks can run this trip for groups of any size. Usually, we have found that the maximum number of climbers in any group is 10 people.