Our Dhaulagiri Expedition takes you to the seventh highest peak in the world and the fifth highest in Nepal at (8,167 meters/26,795 feet). The name Dhaulagiri comes from the Sanskrit word where Dhawala means “Dazzling, White Beautiful” and Giri means “Mountain”. The normal climbing route for our Dhaulagiri Expedition is the Northeast ridge. Dhaulagiri is the highest point of the Gandaki River basin. The South and West faces are immense and rise up over 4,000 meters. Most of the Dhaulagiri ascents have been successful from the Northeast Ridge route.
A Dhaulagiri Expedition is a formidable adventure and should not be considered lightly. The sheer size of Dhaulagiri is unparalleled to any other peak as it rises over 7,000 meters over the Kali Gandaki Valley and is 30 km long, which by any standard is an impressive statistic. The majority of ascents to date have been made via the “Normal Route” on the mountain. There have been other ascents from almost every direction on the mountain.
We operate a Dhaulagiri Expedition in both spring and autumn with full board and base camp logistic services. For confirmed dates, please check the events page. Satori provides a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, climbing documentation, logistics including airfare, ground transportation, porters, and other individual services required by mountaineers. On the trek to the ABC we organize logistics for provision of all required accommodation and food.
During the base camp and climbing period we prepare and serve three freshly cooked meals a day and provide hot and cold drinks 24 hours a day. I n base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp services. In base camp we also provide a dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff. Dhaulagiri is normally climbed from the Northeast Ridge. Typically four camps will be set up above base camp during the Dhaulagiri Expedition. The advanced base camp (5,300m) Camp I (5,900m) Camp II (6,400m) Camp III (7,200m) and Camp IV (7,500m).
Dhaulagiri Expedition: Overview
Highest access: 8,167 meters (26,795 feet)
Duration: 46 typically Days
Group Size: 2-10 People per group
Location: Dhaulagiri Himal
Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus
Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn
Mode of Travel: Camping
Full board service includes:
• All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary.
• Assistance at Kathmandu international airport by Satori Adventures during your arrival and departure.
• 4 night request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
• Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
• Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
• Land transportation from Kathmandu-Durmang- Beni-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
• Kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
• Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
• 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
• Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
• All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
• All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
• 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
• Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
• Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
• Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
• TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
• Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri.
• Nepalese government royalty.
• One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3 time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
• All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
• Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
• Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
• Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
• First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
• Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $3USD per minute.
• Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
• Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
• Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
• Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
• Each client will have an individual North Face V25 tent available in the Dhaulagiri advanced base camp.
• Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
• All tents for camp I, II and III.
• Ice fall charges.
• Gamow Bags(Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
• 2 Bottles(8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member.
• Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided.
• We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing and insurance.
• Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
• EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp I, III and South Col for cooking food.
• Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
• Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
• Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
• Complete pre-departure information.
• Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
• Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
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