Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8,000m peaks for climbing in Nepal. Normally, four camps will be set up. Advance Base Camp will be set up at 5,300m. This is used for depositing the gear and not for camping due to the danger of avalanche. Camp 1 will be set up at 5,900m. Camp 2 will be fixed at 6,400m on the col, which requires climbing towards the east from the Advance Base Camp. This will require stretches of steep climbing.
From Camp 2, we climb towards the west side with steep climbing and arrive at Camp 3 at 7,200m. We then climb towards the east ridge. We have to be very careful when climbing over the ridge and we will probably have to face strong winds while climbing to arrive at Camp 4, 7,500m. The climbing of this section is considered the most difficult in the expedition. Then we will push to the summit and return to Camp 3 if everything goes as planned. If we can’t approach the summit from Camp 4 due to bad weather or other reasons, we will have to fix bivouac at 7,900m and the next day try to push to the summit.
- 4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel on B/B in twin sharing basis.
- Oxygen, mask & regulator, EPI gas and high quality food (local & imported).
- Climbing permit, garbage deposit fees & Sherpa support in the mountain.
- Custom clearance
- High altitude Sherpa with equipment, daily wages and insurance, cook,kitchen boy at base camp, necessary porters and cargo charter flight,
- Base camp tent, dining tent, table & chairs, altitude tent & foods.
- All local transportation
- Liaison officer and his equipment allowances, wages, insurance, ticket and food, walkie-talkie royalty, all necessary things on the way to base camp & back to Kathmandu.
- Major meals during Kathmandu stay.
- Personal equipment & climbing gear.
- Medicine & personal high risk insurance.
- Rescue flight charge.
- International air ticket.
- Airport departure tax.
- Telephone & laundry.
- Alcoholic beverages and item of a purely personal nature.