Duration: 48
Difficulty: extreme
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camp
Trip Overview

Dhavali giri is Sanskrit and means White Mountain. It is located in the west central part of Nepal. On the altitude scale it is number 7 and it is almost the last 8000er to be conquered. Dhaulaghiri was climbed first in 1960 by an international team under the guideship of Max Eiselin, Lucerne. The way of the first ascent is the normal route of today. There are however two main possibilities to reach the base camp. Both ways start from south at the small town of Beni (860 m) which can be reached by bus from Pokhara and Kathmandu.

The eastern valley is called Kali Gandaki and was chosen by the French expedition in 1950. Today there is even an airport at Jomosom (2700 m) in this valley. On the west side of this valley is Dhaulagiri, on the east side is Annapurna. The alternative route is the Mayanghdi valley, which was discovered by a Swiss expedition one year later.

Reckon with a 10 days climb from Beni through Mayanghdi Khola to the BC on the north side at 4650 m. Food and lodging in tents are provided by the organizer. Porters are included in the price. The participants will spend 30 days at and above the base camp. Food will be supplied at the Base Camp. 2-men tents are provided, but must be carried and to four sites on the spur and are erected by the members. Some fixed ropes are already there or will be installed by the organization. Artificial oxygen is proved at the BC in case of emergency. The route between the last camp and the summit does not follow the spur and the French ridge, as in 1960, but follows the ice field that heads directly to the summit and was abandoned by the first ascent because of too much snow.

The way back to Beni may lead over the French-Col and ambush Pass (Thapa Pass). Then follow the Kali Gandaki to the village of Tuktsche (2600 m).

Included in the Cost
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
  • Breakfast and all meals during trek
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All trekking and climbing permit fees and government charges
  • An experienced multi language-speaking climbing guide, assistant climbing guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage
  • Salary of Sherpa and team members including their insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Climbing guide and staffs will set up camps, establish the route, Sherpa porters will carry luggage and group equipment
  • Experienced climbing local Sherpa for the team
  • Trekking and full room and board at Camp
  • All group camping equipment, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair and kitchen, camping items, medical equipment’s, utensils etc.
  • Single/Double tent at the Camp with mattress
  • Group equipment and instruments: rope, ice screws, rock piton, and snow anchor protection etc.
  • Walkie-talkie radios, satellite telephone, etc. for a group only and not provided personally
  • Emergency medical kits
  • Insurance for all of the team staffs (Nepali)
  • Climbing Sherpa support on peak climbing day
  • Climbing and misc. permits
  • All local charges and park fees
  • All government and local taxes
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu