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Dhaulagiri Expedition

Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. 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 mount 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 was finally eaten up in the cooking pot.

Trip Facts
Country: Nepal
Trip Code: BHT-NEP-02
Duration: 45 days
Area: Dhaulagiri Region
Activities: Nepal Expedition
Max. Altitude: 8,167  M.
Min/max Group Size: 2/15
Seasons: Mar- Apr / Sep - Oct
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Include & Exclude
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Day 01.

Arrival and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02.

Preparing Expedition

Day 03.

Briefing in Ministtry of Tourism

Day 04.

Drive by Bus to Beni & Galeshor Camp

Day 05.

Beni to Darban to Camp

Day 06.

Darbang to Baskot village

Day 07.

Baskot village to Bagar to Camp

Day 08.

Bagar to Dovan to Camp

Day 09.

Dovan to Pina (forest camp) sallaghari

Day 10.

Pina (forest) to Italian Base Camp to Camp

Day 11.

Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base camp to Camp

Day 12-39.

Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri 8167m. Expedition

Day 40.

Prepared for coming back

Day 41.

Dhaulagiri Base camp to Yak Khark

Day 42.

Yak Khark to Jomsom

Day 43.

Fly Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 44.


Day 45.

Final Departure

Cost Included:

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Permit fee of Dhaulagiri Expedition
  • Food for Trekking and Expedition period
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper, Porters Beni to Dhaulagiri Base camp & Base camp to Beni
  • Kathmandu -Pokhara-Beni- Land Transportation
  • Fly Jomsom - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu by toruist bus.
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
    Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport) \
  • Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator (If used, It will be paid it from user)
  • Satellite phone (Pay calls)
  • Well come dinner


Cost does not included:

  • Personal equipment for climbing & trekking
  • Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Walki Takie permit & Satellite phone permit
  • Oxygen & Mask -regulator for climbing
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills & beverage
  • Garbage Deposit USD 3000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will
  • be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage.


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