Dhaulagiri (8167m) – the name is derived from the Sanskrit dhavala giri meaning 'white mountain' - was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960 after four expeditions had failed to reach the summit. The Swiss climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, going over the Dhampus and French passes and then approaching the summit from the North-East Col. The expedition was unusual in using a Swiss Pilatus Porter aircraft, called 'Yeti' which landed on the col, at 5977m, to bring in equipment and climbers. Near the end of the expedition the plane crashed near the Dhampus Pass, the pilots, one of whom was the famous Emil Wick, having to walk down the mountain to reach Tukuche. The peak was climbed by the Japanese in 1970, the American in 1973 and the Italians in 1976, and has now many more ascents.
Day 01 : pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02-03 : Kathmandu, sightseeing we will spend a couple of days organizing permits and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. The valley is the site of four ancient capitals with their attendant palaces, temples and squares, and the modern city's chaotic and fascinating streets, markets, shops and restaurants with intermingled Buddhist and Hindu temples can keep you occupied for days. One night there will be a welcome dinner.
Day 04 : Drive/Flight to Pokhara (915m) over night in Hotel.
Day 05 : Drive to Beni over night in lodge (830m) over night Lodge.
Day 06 : Beni to Tatopani (1189m) 7 hrs over night in Lodge.
Day 07 : Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m) 6 to 7 hrs over night in Lodge.
Day 08 : Ghasa to Tukuche (2590m) 6 to 7 hrs overnight in Lodge.
Day 09 : Tukuche to Marpha (2670m) 2 hrs over night in Lodge.
Day 10 : Marpha to Alubari (4100m) 4:30 hrs over night in Camp.
Day 11 : Alubari to Hiden valley (5100m) 6 to 7 hrs Camp.
Day 12 : Heden Valley to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m) 6 hrs.
Day 13 : Settle Base Camp.
Day 14-45 : Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Day 46 : Clean up Base Camp.
Day 47 : Back to over France Pass and Camp in Heden Valley.
Day 48 : Hedden Valley to Alubari Camp.
Day 49 : Alubari to Jomsome over night in Lodge.
Day 50 : Flight Jomsom to Pokhara/ Kathmandu over night in hotel.
Day 51 : Free day in Kathmandu & farewell Diner.
Day 52 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.
Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
Royalty of Annapurna and conservation fee.
Full board accommodation at Adventure Tented Camp and a day long hike with a guide and Sherpa.
Full board accommodation at Himalayan Resort (Tea House).
All-inclusive full board tented camp trek with food, foam mattresses, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent.
Services of a Guide, cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staff and porters on trek.
Local taxes and insurance for climbing staffs.
All the Transportation.
Equipment allowance of climbing guide, Liaisons officer, equipment and clothing for camp staff and porters for climbing peak.
Personal equipment for Climbing.
Personal travel Insurance.
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Emergency Rescue evacuation.
Personal expenses/Bar bills.
Tipping for Expeditions staff.
Alcoholic beverages and canned or bottled cold drinks.
Cargo or Extra baggage charge over 20 kg Nepal.