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The vast majority of ascents to date have been via the first ascent route, which is the "Normal Route" on the Expedition of Dhaulagiri. However ascents have been made from almost every direction in this mountain. Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces, which raise 4000m from their Base Camps, offering opportunities to develop many interesting routes from Italian, Swiss and French camps. As of 2007, there had been 358 summit ascents of Dhaulagiri and 58 climbing fatalities on the mountain. Due to its technically challenging routes, the lack of big commercial expeditions is one of the more attractive qualities of Dhaulagiri as only seasoned mountaineers seem to have interest in this formidable mountain.

Dhaulagiri Expedition Full Board Service:

Snowy Horizon provides personal tent and food, which will be prepared in high camps by their climbing Sherpa. We provide UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to help the clients to reach the summit. Personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 1, camp 2 and camp 3 including food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will guide and assist the client on the summit day. There are no commercial expeditions on Dhaulagiri so your climbing Sherpa with cooperation of other clients climbing Sherpas will set-up fixed ropes.
Approaches to ABC (Advance Base Camp):

The approach to the Base Camp is from Pokhara, driving to Beni Bazaar and trekking from there along the Kali Gandaki Valley through Tatopani (1189m), Ghasa (2012m), and Marpha (2667m) before turning off to Yak Kharka (3680m) and the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m). The trek to the Base Camp takes 5 days. On the way back we trek only 2 days to Jomsom (2710m) and take the flight back to Pokhara.
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Trip Overview

Primary Activity:
Duratoin: 49 Days Trip Code: ECTT01
Trip Grade Strenuous Max-Altitude: 3357m/11,014ft
Meals: Accomodation:
Group size: 2-15 pax Transportation:
Arrival on: kathmandu Departure from:
Departers Dates 2019 / 2020
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Trip Notes/
Guideline on Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
  • Day 2: Kathmandu.
  • Day 3: Kathmandu
  • Day 4: Drive to Beni (830m-2723ft), arrange for porters.
  • Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (1189m-3901ft). Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 6: Trek to Ghasa (2012m-6631ft). Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 7: Trek to Tukuche (2591m-8501ft). Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 8: Trek to Marpha (2667m-8750ft). Change porters.
  • Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m-12074ft).
  • Day 10: Trek to French Col (5360m-17586ft).
  • Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m-15420ft).
  • Day 12-39: Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Day 40: Clean up Base Camp
  • Day 41: Trek to Dhampus Col
  • Day 42: Trek to Marpha. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 43: Trek to Lete (2438m-7999ft). Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 44: Trek to Ghasa. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 45: Trek to Tatopani. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 46: Trek to Beni. Overnight in lodge..
  • Day 47: Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
  • Day 48: Kathmandu.
  • Day 49: Departure from Kathmandu.

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