Dhulagiri was first climbed by the swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from sanskrit; dhavala means 'white'and giri is 'mountain' 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. In 2002 275 climbers had summited on 160 expeditions, and 55 climbers had died.
The french Annapurna expedition in 1950 had permission to climb either Annapurna or Dhulagiri but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhulagiri. A Swiss party failed in 1953 as did a Argentinian group in 1954. 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 and French Col, to Approach the summit from the NorthEast 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 a avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the east Dhaulagiri Glacier. The peak was climbed by the Japanese in 1970, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. Captain Emil Wick airdropped Supplies to the US expedition from a pilatus porter aircraft. 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 wdas carried, snow-blind and crippled with frostbitten feet, to Marpha, where it finally ended up in the cooking pot.
Peak XLII of the Indian survey is named from the Sanskrit ' Dhavala Giri', meaning White Mountain. It is often, and correctly, said that travelers to the Himalaya, when asking the name of a prominent peak, were told it was Dhaulagiri. It seems that when needing a name quickly, the local people chose an obvious one: most Himalayan peaks are, after substantially white.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & 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: Galeshor - Tato Pani
Day 06: Tatopani - Ghasa
Day 07: Larjung - Marpha
Day 08: Marpha - Yak Khark
Day 09: Yak Khark - Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 10-39 : Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri 8167m. [ Route Map ]
Day 40: Prepared for coming back
Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base camp - Yak Khark
Day 42: Yak Khark - Jomsom
0Day 43: Fly Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 44: Kathmandu
Day 45: Final Departure.
1 Person, USD 25000.00
2 Persons, Per Person USD 14,000.00
3 Persons, Per Person USD 10,000.00
4 Persons, Per Person USD 8500.00
5 Persons, Per Person USD 8,000.00
6 Persons, Per Person USD 7,500.00
7 Persons, Per Person USD 7,000.00
8-12 Persons, Per Person USD 6,500.00
Climbing Sherpa guide,t Per guide USD 2500.00
Trip Cost includes:
5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast Hotel.
Permit fee of Dhaulagiri Expedition
Food for Trekking and Expedition period
Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
Porters or Yak porter Lukla to Base camp & Base camp to Lukla
Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flights with Cargo 60 KG Per member
Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand
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
Satellite phone (Pay calls)
Fare Well dinner
Trip Cost does not include:
PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
Walki Takie permit & Satellite phone permit
Oxygen & Mask -regulator
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.
Extra service if required
Russian oxygen 4 liters US$ 400.00 per cylinder
Mask & Regular US$ 400.00 per set
Satellite phone US$ 2000.00 per set
Film Permit US$ 4500.00 per fil