Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri

Extreme
45 Days 44 Nights
Personal & Experienced High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members (1:1 Ratio)
  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Region:
    Dhaulagiri
  • Max. Altitude:
    8167m / 26795ft
  • Activity:
    Expedition
  • Group size:
    2 PAX to 12 PAX – Guaranteed to run
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  • The word Mount Dhaulagiri is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Dhawala’ & ‘Giri’ which is translated as “The Great White Mountain”. Mount Dhaulagiri is listed as the seventh highest mountain in the world lying above sea level at approximately 8,167m / 26795 ft. And it is considered as one of the most interesting 8000m Mountain as it has 5 ridges plus south and west faces. All of the climbing routes are challenging, only experienced veterans have interest in summiting this mountain. However mostly all the climbing are done in a normal route – Northeast Route.

    The Dhaulagiri base camp will be set up at around 4,750m, and then three high altitdue camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp will be at 5,850m, then camp 2 at 6400m, and the last camp is at 7400m.

    What is included

    • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers
    • 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel Malla on Bed/Breakfast in Double sharing Room.
    • 1 night at Mount Kailash Pokhara hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis sharing Twin/Double Room.
    • 1 night at Local Lodge in Jomsom on Full board basis sharing Twin/Double Room .
    • Flight: Jomsom/Pokhara and Pokhara/Kathmandu with airport tax.
    • Transfer: Local Jeep/Bus transfer from Pokhara-Beni–Darbang for members & Local Staffs + Equipments.
    • Transfer: Marpha to Jomsom for Members & Local Staffs.
    • Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition Permit Fee & Garbage Deposit Fee.
    • Annapurna National Park Fee.
    • 1 Government Liaison officer on sharing with other International Group Members.
    • 1 Trekking & Base Camp Sirdar to look after the group.
    • 1 Cook  and Kitchen helper at the Base camp for all necessary food preparation.
    • 10 porters per member going up from Shibang to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.  
    • 5 porters per member return back from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Jomsom.
    • 45  kgs per member for personal Equipments
    • All Above mentioned Porters to carry members  equipment and Thamserku Food & Equipments.
    • All Nepali staffs  Insurance/wages and equipment allowance
    • 1 Base Camp VE 25 North Face Tent per each members.  
    • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen/Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent, Tables & Chairs, Cooking gears.
    • Base Camp  Food for member & for  all our Nepali staffs.
    • 1 Gas Heater for Dinning Tent at base camp for group.
    • 1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp.
    • 2 Bottles of New Russian POISK Oxygen with a set of Mask & Regulator for Members.
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members with his Insurance, Equipments, Food and allowance.
    • 3 High Altitude Tents - sharing with your personal Sherpa guide : 2 People in 1 Tent.
    • 1 Refilled Oxygen bottle for High Altitude Climbing Guide with Mask & Regulator on Renting basis.
    • High Altitude Food, Cooking Pot/utensils and EPI Gas for both Members and Sherpa.
    • Fixed Rope Fee Charge.
    • Service of Walkie/Talkie for communication at base camp.
    • 1 Satellite Phone with USD 50 calling card on renting – for emergency use only.
    • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

    What is not included

    • International Airfares.
    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu.
    • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay.
    • Personal Climbing equipment.
    • Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance/Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation.
    • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, hot water, extra Tea/coffee during trek.
    • Other personal nature expenses & Personal equipment's.
    • For Additional Oxygen Supplement–USD 550.00 Per Bottle New Russian Poisk Oxygen.
    • FOR ADDITIONAL High Altitude climbing Guide-USD 2500.00 PER SHERPA for his equipment, salary/food/Insurance/ Flight etc.
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus  USD 1200 & Non Summit Bonus USD 800 Per Sherpa.
    • International Air Cargo Clearance Government Tax Fee USD 80 each client.
    • Any other thing that are not mentioned in the above cost includes.
    • Tipping to local staffs/base camp members.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    • Day 01

      Arrive in Kathmandu

      Meals: None
      Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.
      Meals: None
    • Day 02

      In Kathmandu

      Meals: Breakfast
      Day is at leisure to make necessary preparation for your big adventure and process for the Government formalities. Check the equipment, last minute shopping. Team Leader will need to go to Ministry of Tourism for the Briefing before expedition.

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.
      Meals: Breakfast
    • Day 03

      Fly to Pokhara

      Meals: Breakfast
      Breakfast at the Hotel. Depending on the flight timings; you are trasnferred to Domestic airport for your flight to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you are then trasnferred to Hotel where remaining day is at leisure.
      Stroll around the lake side area.

      Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort.
      Meals: Breakfast
    • Day 04

      Drive Pokhara to Beni and Then to Shibang 1780m

      Meals: Fullboard
      Early breakfast at the hotel. Today we have a long hour drive on a curving mountain off road drive. The roaring Kali Gandaki river is followed to Beni and further to Sibang.

      Driving Distance: 125 km / 8 to10 hrs Mountain Ride.
      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 05

      Trek to Muri 1850m

      Meals: Fullboard
      After breakfast we start our walk from Shibang following the deeply buried canyon of the Myagdi River over imposing suspension bridges and airy stairs up to the Magar Village - Muri. On a clear day, you can have a majestic view of Dhaulagiri massif on the horizon.

      Elevation Ascend – 600m/Descend – 100m
      Walking Hour – Approx. 5 hrs
      Overnight at Tent, Meals –
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 06

      Trek to Boghara 2100m

      Meals: Fullboard
      From Muri we walk through the green hilly landscape and partly dense jungle to Boghara. Enroute enjoy the view of the long chain of the white snow-covered Dhaulagiri Himal.

      Elevation Ascend – 700m/Elevation Descend – 600m
      Walking Hour - 4-5 hrs.
      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 07

      Trek to Dobang 2600m

      Meals: Fullboard
      Today we follow the Myagdi Khola up the valley until we reach Dobang. We will pass through the primeval rainforest and a waterfall almost 70 m high is a highlight of todays walk.

      Elevation Ascend – 800m/ Elevation Descend – 200m
      Walking Hour – Approx. 5/6 hrs.
      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 08

      Trek to Jungle Camp 3100m

      Meals: Fullboard
      We continue climbing through dense, impressive rainforest. You can see hundreds of parasite plants grow over the mighty trunks and dense treetops of the fir and pine trees. Some river crossings on shaky wooden bridges can be mastered over the foaming Myagdi Khola. We will halt for todays overnight at Jungle Camp.

      Elevation Ascend – 700m/ Elevation Descend – 100m
      Walking Hour – Approx. 5 hrs.
      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 09

      Trek to Italian Basecamp 3700m

      Meals: Fullboard
      From Jungle Camp we head towards the Italian Base Camp. We will be trekking initally on moraine and then enter the forest area with a picturesque bamboo jungle. Today we have a wonderful view of Tsaurabong Peak (6395m) and the imposing west wall of Dhaulagiri I, which rises just above us.

      Elevation Ascend – 650m/Elevation Descend – 100m
      Walking Hour - Approx. 5hrs
      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 10

      Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp

      Meals: Fullboard
      Today will be a long walk from Italian Base camp to Dhaulagiri BC, passing through Japanese BC. From Italian BC the trail crossses a rocky area, traversing a steep slope and climbing abruptly to cross the glacier moraine. From Japanese BC, we follow the northside of the glacier sometimes walking on the lateral moraine and undulating glacier surface; we finally reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4750m.

      From the Camp, you can have a majestic views of Dhaulagiri range – I / II / III / IV and Tukuche Peak.

      Elevation Ascend – 950m
      Walking Hour – 6/8hrs
      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 11

      Rest Day in Base Camp

      Rest day at the base camp after a long walk. Afternoon check all your climbing equipments.
    • Day 12-13

      In Base Camp – Puja Preparation

      Meals: Fullboard
      In Base Camp – Puja Preparation.

      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 14-38

      Climbing Period for Mt. Dhaulagiri

      Meals: Fullboard
      Climbing Period for Mt. Dhaulagiri.

      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 39

      At Dhaulagiri Base Camp

      Meals: Full Board
      Cleaning up the base camp, packing all your equipments.

      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 40

      Cross French Pass 5370m & Trek to Hidden Valley

      Meals: Fullboard
      From base camp, we walk towards Hidden Valley. We climb steep hillside above the glacier with zig-zag trail across thee scree and moraine which leads up to French Pass. From the top you can have a 360 degree panorama of surrounding Mountain ranges. From the pass we descend down to Hidden Valley.

      Elevation Ascend – 800m/Elevation Descend – 400m
      Walking hour – 6 hrs
      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 41

      Cross Dhampus Pass 5280m & Trek to Yak Kharka 3900m

      Meals: Fullboard
      From Hidden valley, the trail begins with a short climb of Dhampus Pass, having a wonderful panorama of the Annapurna massif and the nilgiri sector. We then follow a high level alpine style traverse descending towards the Kaligandaki valley and camp at Yak Kharka.

      Elevation Ascend – 500m/Elevation Descend – 1700m
      Walking Hour – 7hrs
      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 42

      Trek Down to Marpha & Drive to Jomsom

      Meals: Fullboard
      After a month, we finally see the human settlement at Marpha. This is a gem village with whitewashed houses, stone paved streets. From Marpha we take a local bus/jeep to Jomsom.

      Elevation Ascend – 60m/Elevation Descent – 1200m
      Walking Hour – 3hrs walk / 1.5hrs drive to Jomsom
      Overnight at Local Lodge.
      Meals: Fullboard
    • Day 43

      Fly Jomsom to Pokhara & Connect Flight to Kathmandu

      Meals: Breakfast
      Today morning we take a 25 mins flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we connect flight to Kathmandu.

      Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are transferred to Hotel Malla. Remaining day is at leisure.

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.

      Meals: Breakfast
    • Day 44

      In Kathmandu

      Meals: Breakfast & Group Farewell Dinner
      Today we have a de-briefing at the Ministry of Tourism. Remaining day is at leisure.

      Evening we gather with all members and celebrate your safe return and share some adventure stories.

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.
      Meals: Breakfast & Group Farewell Dinner
    • Day 45

      Final Departure

      Depending upon your flight timings you are transferred to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home. International check-in time is 3 hours prior to departure.
  • Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or upon arrival.

    The current cost of a visa on arrival is

    • For 15 days Multiple Entry: USD 30.00 Per Person

    • For 30 days Multiple Entry: USD 50.00 Per Person

    • For 90 days Multiple Entry: USD 125.00 Per Person

    The immigration gets really busy during April, May, October and November; sometimes it takes hour to get the visa. Also, the wait is longer if you stand in the wrong queue. So below is the guideline for the visa on arrival and clearing the immigration at the airport.
    1st Queue: Filling the application form. The clients can avoid this queue by filling the online application form (https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) in their home country. A sample of the online application form with the necessary details has been filled (see attached). The clients should put the exact information as seen in the attached file; the hotel name could be different.  Once you fill up the form and submit, they will receive another slip (see attached) which they need to print it out and bring along with them.
    2nd Queue: Cash Counter. If the clients have online slip beforehand, they can stand directly at the cash counter avoiding the 1st queue. It is advised for the clients to carry the exact visa fee amount (cash) either in US $ or Euro, but not in Nepalese Rupees.
    3rd Queue: Immigration. Once the payment is done, the clients need to stand at the Immigration line with the receipt from the cash counter and necessary documents.

    Travel Documents

    Passport: Please ensure that you have a current passport well before travelling. It also needs an accurate photo and should be valid for at least six months after you are scheduled to return home. Also check that your airline tickets are in exactly the same name as your passport.

    Insurance: Every Thamserku Trekking traveler is required to have comprehensive travel insurance. This covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. You can arrange your own insurance or we can recommend a policy for you. Remember to bring a copy of your insurance policy with you so your tour leader/guide can record the details at the pre-tour briefing. If you arrive at your destination without travel insurance, you'll need to organize this before you can continue on your trekking.

    Medical preparation: Apart from having travel insurance and being in generally good health, some pre-holiday health preparation is advised. We strongly recommend you visit your doctor to discuss health requirements for your trip. They will advise you regarding the appropriate inoculations and in some places anti-malarial medication may also be required. Some vaccines need to be administered a few weeks before departure so allow plenty of time. Obtain a certificate of vaccination and carry this with you on this trip. A dental checkup is also highly recommended before departure.

    Vaccinations: Vaccinations may be required or recommended for this trip so you should consult with your travel doctor to obtain the latest up-to-date information. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return.

    Copies of key documents: We recommend that you photocopy the main pages of your passport, your airline ticket, itinerary, insurance policy and credit cards. Keep one set of photocopies with you, separate from the originals. Leave one set of copies at home with family or friends. It is also worth taking some extra passport photos with you.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitizer.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal's trekking areas.

    All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal's trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold.

    Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft). This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

    Equipment Checklist

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot.
    • Balaclava- Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face.
    • Fleece or woolen hat.
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional).
    • Buff Scarf/thin face mask.
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat.
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt.
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Down jacket with hoodie.
    • Hiking pant.
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Smart wool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair).
    • Alpine boot Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar.
    • Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX.
    • Trekking boots.
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper.

    Head Wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm.
    • Down mitts- Recommended the North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves- Recommended water & wind proof.
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking.

    Other Equipment

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57.
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover.
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL.
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L.
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear.
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC).
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces.
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men.
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition.
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2.
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Climbing Equipments

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond.
    • Ski Googles with UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Snow Googles with 100% UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Headlamp- Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl.
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe-Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond.
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons.

    Washing kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag.
    • Towel - medium size.
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.).
    • Hand wash & sanitizer.
    • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges).
    • Wet tissue.

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness.
    • Ascender (Jummer)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Abseiling device- Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG.
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested.
    • 1 X tape sling- Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested.
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested.

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles.
    • Pulley device.
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges.
    • Shorts.
    • Base layer leggings.
    • Snow Gaiter
    • Sleeping bag liner.
    • Pillowcase.
    • Travel clothes.
    • Camera.
    • Repair kit (like needle, thread, duct tape).
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  • Overview

    The word Mount Dhaulagiri is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Dhawala’ & ‘Giri’ which is translated as “The Great White Mountain”. Mount Dhaulagiri is listed as the seventh highest mountain in the world lying above sea level at approximately 8,167m / 26795 ft. And it is considered as one of the most interesting 8000m Mountain as it has 5 ridges plus south and west faces. All of the climbing routes are challenging, only experienced veterans have interest in summiting this mountain. However mostly all the climbing are done in a normal route – Northeast Route.

    The Dhaulagiri base camp will be set up at around 4,750m, and then three high altitdue camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp will be at 5,850m, then camp 2 at 6400m, and the last camp is at 7400m.

    What is included

    • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers
    • 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel Malla on Bed/Breakfast in Double sharing Room.
    • 1 night at Mount Kailash Pokhara hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis sharing Twin/Double Room.
    • 1 night at Local Lodge in Jomsom on Full board basis sharing Twin/Double Room .
    • Flight: Jomsom/Pokhara and Pokhara/Kathmandu with airport tax.
    • Transfer: Local Jeep/Bus transfer from Pokhara-Beni–Darbang for members & Local Staffs + Equipments.
    • Transfer: Marpha to Jomsom for Members & Local Staffs.
    • Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition Permit Fee & Garbage Deposit Fee.
    • Annapurna National Park Fee.
    • 1 Government Liaison officer on sharing with other International Group Members.
    • 1 Trekking & Base Camp Sirdar to look after the group.
    • 1 Cook  and Kitchen helper at the Base camp for all necessary food preparation.
    • 10 porters per member going up from Shibang to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.  
    • 5 porters per member return back from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Jomsom.
    • 45  kgs per member for personal Equipments
    • All Above mentioned Porters to carry members  equipment and Thamserku Food & Equipments.
    • All Nepali staffs  Insurance/wages and equipment allowance
    • 1 Base Camp VE 25 North Face Tent per each members.  
    • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen/Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent, Tables & Chairs, Cooking gears.
    • Base Camp  Food for member & for  all our Nepali staffs.
    • 1 Gas Heater for Dinning Tent at base camp for group.
    • 1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp.
    • 2 Bottles of New Russian POISK Oxygen with a set of Mask & Regulator for Members.
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members with his Insurance, Equipments, Food and allowance.
    • 3 High Altitude Tents - sharing with your personal Sherpa guide : 2 People in 1 Tent.
    • 1 Refilled Oxygen bottle for High Altitude Climbing Guide with Mask & Regulator on Renting basis.
    • High Altitude Food, Cooking Pot/utensils and EPI Gas for both Members and Sherpa.
    • Fixed Rope Fee Charge.
    • Service of Walkie/Talkie for communication at base camp.
    • 1 Satellite Phone with USD 50 calling card on renting – for emergency use only.
    • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

    What is not included

    • International Airfares.
    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu.
    • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay.
    • Personal Climbing equipment.
    • Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance/Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation.
    • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, hot water, extra Tea/coffee during trek.
    • Other personal nature expenses & Personal equipment's.
    • For Additional Oxygen Supplement–USD 550.00 Per Bottle New Russian Poisk Oxygen.
    • FOR ADDITIONAL High Altitude climbing Guide-USD 2500.00 PER SHERPA for his equipment, salary/food/Insurance/ Flight etc.
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus  USD 1200 & Non Summit Bonus USD 800 Per Sherpa.
    • International Air Cargo Clearance Government Tax Fee USD 80 each client.
    • Any other thing that are not mentioned in the above cost includes.
    • Tipping to local staffs/base camp members.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

    Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.
    Meals: None

    Day 02 : In Kathmandu

    Day is at leisure to make necessary preparation for your big adventure and process for the Government formalities. Check the equipment, last minute shopping. Team Leader will need to go to Ministry of Tourism for the Briefing before expedition.

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 03 : Fly to Pokhara

    Breakfast at the Hotel. Depending on the flight timings; you are trasnferred to Domestic airport for your flight to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you are then trasnferred to Hotel where remaining day is at leisure.
    Stroll around the lake side area.

    Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 04 : Drive Pokhara to Beni and Then to Shibang 1780m

    Early breakfast at the hotel. Today we have a long hour drive on a curving mountain off road drive. The roaring Kali Gandaki river is followed to Beni and further to Sibang.

    Driving Distance: 125 km / 8 to10 hrs Mountain Ride.
    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 05 : Trek to Muri 1850m

    After breakfast we start our walk from Shibang following the deeply buried canyon of the Myagdi River over imposing suspension bridges and airy stairs up to the Magar Village - Muri. On a clear day, you can have a majestic view of Dhaulagiri massif on the horizon.

    Elevation Ascend – 600m/Descend – 100m
    Walking Hour – Approx. 5 hrs
    Overnight at Tent, Meals –
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 06 : Trek to Boghara 2100m

    From Muri we walk through the green hilly landscape and partly dense jungle to Boghara. Enroute enjoy the view of the long chain of the white snow-covered Dhaulagiri Himal.

    Elevation Ascend – 700m/Elevation Descend – 600m
    Walking Hour - 4-5 hrs.
    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 07 : Trek to Dobang 2600m

    Today we follow the Myagdi Khola up the valley until we reach Dobang. We will pass through the primeval rainforest and a waterfall almost 70 m high is a highlight of todays walk.

    Elevation Ascend – 800m/ Elevation Descend – 200m
    Walking Hour – Approx. 5/6 hrs.
    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 08 : Trek to Jungle Camp 3100m

    We continue climbing through dense, impressive rainforest. You can see hundreds of parasite plants grow over the mighty trunks and dense treetops of the fir and pine trees. Some river crossings on shaky wooden bridges can be mastered over the foaming Myagdi Khola. We will halt for todays overnight at Jungle Camp.

    Elevation Ascend – 700m/ Elevation Descend – 100m
    Walking Hour – Approx. 5 hrs.
    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 09 : Trek to Italian Basecamp 3700m

    From Jungle Camp we head towards the Italian Base Camp. We will be trekking initally on moraine and then enter the forest area with a picturesque bamboo jungle. Today we have a wonderful view of Tsaurabong Peak (6395m) and the imposing west wall of Dhaulagiri I, which rises just above us.

    Elevation Ascend – 650m/Elevation Descend – 100m
    Walking Hour - Approx. 5hrs
    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 10 : Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp

    Today will be a long walk from Italian Base camp to Dhaulagiri BC, passing through Japanese BC. From Italian BC the trail crossses a rocky area, traversing a steep slope and climbing abruptly to cross the glacier moraine. From Japanese BC, we follow the northside of the glacier sometimes walking on the lateral moraine and undulating glacier surface; we finally reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4750m.

    From the Camp, you can have a majestic views of Dhaulagiri range – I / II / III / IV and Tukuche Peak.

    Elevation Ascend – 950m
    Walking Hour – 6/8hrs
    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 11 : Rest Day in Base Camp

    Rest day at the base camp after a long walk. Afternoon check all your climbing equipments.

    Day 12-13 : In Base Camp – Puja Preparation

    In Base Camp – Puja Preparation.

    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 14-38 : Climbing Period for Mt. Dhaulagiri

    Climbing Period for Mt. Dhaulagiri.

    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 39 : At Dhaulagiri Base Camp

    Cleaning up the base camp, packing all your equipments.

    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Full Board

    Day 40 : Cross French Pass 5370m & Trek to Hidden Valley

    From base camp, we walk towards Hidden Valley. We climb steep hillside above the glacier with zig-zag trail across thee scree and moraine which leads up to French Pass. From the top you can have a 360 degree panorama of surrounding Mountain ranges. From the pass we descend down to Hidden Valley.

    Elevation Ascend – 800m/Elevation Descend – 400m
    Walking hour – 6 hrs
    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 41 : Cross Dhampus Pass 5280m & Trek to Yak Kharka 3900m

    From Hidden valley, the trail begins with a short climb of Dhampus Pass, having a wonderful panorama of the Annapurna massif and the nilgiri sector. We then follow a high level alpine style traverse descending towards the Kaligandaki valley and camp at Yak Kharka.

    Elevation Ascend – 500m/Elevation Descend – 1700m
    Walking Hour – 7hrs
    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 42 : Trek Down to Marpha & Drive to Jomsom

    After a month, we finally see the human settlement at Marpha. This is a gem village with whitewashed houses, stone paved streets. From Marpha we take a local bus/jeep to Jomsom.

    Elevation Ascend – 60m/Elevation Descent – 1200m
    Walking Hour – 3hrs walk / 1.5hrs drive to Jomsom
    Overnight at Local Lodge.
    Meals: Fullboard

    Day 43 : Fly Jomsom to Pokhara & Connect Flight to Kathmandu

    Today morning we take a 25 mins flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we connect flight to Kathmandu.

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are transferred to Hotel Malla. Remaining day is at leisure.

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 44 : In Kathmandu

    Today we have a de-briefing at the Ministry of Tourism. Remaining day is at leisure.

    Evening we gather with all members and celebrate your safe return and share some adventure stories.

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.
    Meals: Breakfast & Group Farewell Dinner

    Day 45 : Final Departure

    Depending upon your flight timings you are transferred to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home. International check-in time is 3 hours prior to departure.
  • Essential Info

    Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or upon arrival.

    The current cost of a visa on arrival is

    • For 15 days Multiple Entry: USD 30.00 Per Person

    • For 30 days Multiple Entry: USD 50.00 Per Person

    • For 90 days Multiple Entry: USD 125.00 Per Person

    The immigration gets really busy during April, May, October and November; sometimes it takes hour to get the visa. Also, the wait is longer if you stand in the wrong queue. So below is the guideline for the visa on arrival and clearing the immigration at the airport.
    1st Queue: Filling the application form. The clients can avoid this queue by filling the online application form (https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) in their home country. A sample of the online application form with the necessary details has been filled (see attached). The clients should put the exact information as seen in the attached file; the hotel name could be different.  Once you fill up the form and submit, they will receive another slip (see attached) which they need to print it out and bring along with them.
    2nd Queue: Cash Counter. If the clients have online slip beforehand, they can stand directly at the cash counter avoiding the 1st queue. It is advised for the clients to carry the exact visa fee amount (cash) either in US $ or Euro, but not in Nepalese Rupees.
    3rd Queue: Immigration. Once the payment is done, the clients need to stand at the Immigration line with the receipt from the cash counter and necessary documents.

    Travel Documents

    Passport: Please ensure that you have a current passport well before travelling. It also needs an accurate photo and should be valid for at least six months after you are scheduled to return home. Also check that your airline tickets are in exactly the same name as your passport.

    Insurance: Every Thamserku Trekking traveler is required to have comprehensive travel insurance. This covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. You can arrange your own insurance or we can recommend a policy for you. Remember to bring a copy of your insurance policy with you so your tour leader/guide can record the details at the pre-tour briefing. If you arrive at your destination without travel insurance, you'll need to organize this before you can continue on your trekking.

    Medical preparation: Apart from having travel insurance and being in generally good health, some pre-holiday health preparation is advised. We strongly recommend you visit your doctor to discuss health requirements for your trip. They will advise you regarding the appropriate inoculations and in some places anti-malarial medication may also be required. Some vaccines need to be administered a few weeks before departure so allow plenty of time. Obtain a certificate of vaccination and carry this with you on this trip. A dental checkup is also highly recommended before departure.

    Vaccinations: Vaccinations may be required or recommended for this trip so you should consult with your travel doctor to obtain the latest up-to-date information. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return.

    Copies of key documents: We recommend that you photocopy the main pages of your passport, your airline ticket, itinerary, insurance policy and credit cards. Keep one set of photocopies with you, separate from the originals. Leave one set of copies at home with family or friends. It is also worth taking some extra passport photos with you.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitizer.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal's trekking areas.

    All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal's trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold.

    Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft). This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

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    Equipment Checklist

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot.
    • Balaclava- Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face.
    • Fleece or woolen hat.
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional).
    • Buff Scarf/thin face mask.
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat.
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt.
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Down jacket with hoodie.
    • Hiking pant.
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Smart wool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair).
    • Alpine boot Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar.
    • Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX.
    • Trekking boots.
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper.

    Head Wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm.
    • Down mitts- Recommended the North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves- Recommended water & wind proof.
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking.

    Other Equipment

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57.
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover.
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL.
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L.
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear.
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC).
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces.
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men.
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition.
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2.
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Climbing Equipments

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond.
    • Ski Googles with UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Snow Googles with 100% UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Headlamp- Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl.
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe-Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond.
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons.

    Washing kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag.
    • Towel - medium size.
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.).
    • Hand wash & sanitizer.
    • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges).
    • Wet tissue.

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness.
    • Ascender (Jummer)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Abseiling device- Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG.
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested.
    • 1 X tape sling- Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested.
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested.

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles.
    • Pulley device.
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges.
    • Shorts.
    • Base layer leggings.
    • Snow Gaiter
    • Sleeping bag liner.
    • Pillowcase.
    • Travel clothes.
    • Camera.
    • Repair kit (like needle, thread, duct tape).
  • Accommodation


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Difficulty Level
Extreme

Extreme

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