International Dhaulagiri 8167m. expedition autumn 2017

Mount Dhaulagiri is a beautiful mountain situated at an altitude of 8167m. The name of this mountain has beeb derived from Sanskrit words “Dhavala” meaning ‘White’ and “Giri” meaning “Mountain”. The Swiss climbed this peak for the very first time in 1960. During 1800s, British surveyors in India sighted this mountain and it was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873. However, the region was still mysterious until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949.

In 1950, the French mount Annapurna expedition chooses Mount Annapurna for expedition after a reconnaissance of Mount Dhaulagiri. A Swiss party could not complete the expedition in 1953 and same was the case with an Argentine group. Besides these, four more expedition team failed and finally eight members of a Swiss expedition successfully reached the summit in 1960 via 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 provided by a Swiss Pilatus Porter aircraft, the "Yeti" which landed on the North-East Col at the height of 5,977m. At nearly the end of the expedition the plane crashed near Dhampus pass and the pilots, including the famous Emil Wick, climb down the mountain to Tukuche.

This mountain was attempted by the Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. Unfortunately, a massif avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier in 1969. Captain Emil Wick airdropped necessary supplies to the US expedition from a Pilatus Porter aircrafts, among which were two bottles of wine and a live chicken. The Sherpas did not allow the chicken to be killed on the mountain, so it became the expedition pet which was later eaten up in the cooking pot at Marpha.


Dhaulagiri Expedition29 Aug. 2017 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
30 Aug. 2017 Day 02: Prepare expedition in Kathmandu- hotel
31 Aug. 2017 Day 03: Expedition briefing -department tourism
01 Sept. 2017 Day 04: Drive Kathmandu -Beni, Darbang-camp
02 Sept. 2017 Day 05: Trek to Darbang - Baskot village –camp
03 Sept. 2017 Day 06: Trek from Baskot village to Bagar-camp
04 Sept. 2017 Day 07: Trek from Bagar to Dovan and put camp
05 Sept. 2017 Day 08: Dovan-Pina (forest camp)Sallagari camp
06 Sept. 2017 Day 09: Pina (forest) to Italian base camp camp
07 Sept. 2017 Day 10: Italian BC- Dhaulagiri B.C.4740m camp
08 Sept.- 06 Oct 2017 Day 11-39: Climbing Dhaulagiri 8167m.
07 Oct. 2017 Day 40: Prepare base camp return to Kathmandu
08 Oct. 2017 Day 41: Dhaulagiri base camp -Yakkhark - camp
09 Oct. 2017 Day 42: Trek Yakkhark- Marpha – Jomsom- hotel
10 Oct. 2017 Day 43: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara & Kathmandu
11 Oct. 2017 Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu-relax-Nepal hotel
12 Oct. 2017 Day 45: Transfer to KTM airport for final departure

Cost (group joining basis minimum 6 person)

Per person USD 7500
Climbing Sherpa guide, per guide USD 3000

Personal Bio Data Permit Application Form Expedition Registration/Booking Form

Cost Includes

  • Dhaulagiri Expedition4 Nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Climbing permit for mountain Dhaulagiri 8167m.   spring
  • Food for trekking and expedition period in Dhaulagiri BC
  • Expedition staff: 1 base camp guide 1 cook - 1cook helper
  • Beni – Darbang  to Dhaulagiri B C & base camp-Jomsom
  • Fly Jomsom to Pokhara - Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance-liaison officer-staff
  • Life, medical & rescue insurance by helicopter Nepali staff  
  • 1 tent for 1 person for BC in  north face  / similar company
  • Mattress , dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table and chair
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (airport -hotel -airport)
  • 1 member 30kg persons climbing equipment-climbing food
  • Satellite phone (pay calls) Annapurna conservation permit
  • Solar panel for batteries charging &  lighting in base  camp
  • Well come dinner with Nepali dance & song in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for climbing  
  • Personal and  medical Insurance
  • Climbing food, gas, stove  fuel  
  • Lunch, dinner in KTM & Pokhara
  • Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  • Walkie talkie and satellite  permit
  • Poisk Oxygen and mask regulator  
  • Personal expenses, Bar, beverage bill
  • Garbage deposit USD 3000.00 (sharing of the total person) and deposit
    fee will be not refunded if the climber don't take back their garbage.

Contact Details

Monterosa Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd
P.O.Box: 4483, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: + 977 1 4700348
Fax: + 977 1 4700556

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