Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition

Énorme coup de chance d’avoir eu Dipak comme guide. Avec 20 ans d’expérience qu’il partage volontiers avec tout le groupe, on se sent à l'aise avec lui, le trek (Helambu, pas si facile) devient un plaisir car il connait sur le bout de ses doigts son travail, il sait nous aider


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  • Descriptif
Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from Sanskrit " Dhavala means" means "White" and girl 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.

The French mount Annapurna expedition in 1950 had permission to climb either mount Annapurna or mount Dhaulagiri but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri . A Swiss party failed in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later. 

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.

As French Col, to approach the summit from the North-East 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 peak.

Tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier. The peak was climbed by the Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. Captain Emil Wick airdropped supplies to the US expedition from a Pilatus Porter aircrafts. 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 was carried, snow-blind and crippled with frostbitten feet, to Marpha, where it was finally eaten up in the cooking pot.
04 April 2012 Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel. 
05 April 2012 Day 02: Preparing Expedition 
06 April 2012 Day 03: Briefing in Ministry of Tourism 
07 April 2012 Day 04: Drive Beni & Darbang - Camping 
08 April 2012 Day 05: Darbang - Baskot village – Camping 
09 April 2012 Day 06: Baskot village - Bagar – Camping 
10 April 2012 Day 07: Bagar - Dovan - Camping
11 April 2012 Day 08: Dovan - Pina (forest camp) Sallaghari –Camping 
12 April 2012 Day 09: Pina (forest) -Italian Base Camp – Camping 
13 April 2012 Day 10: Italian B.C. - Dhaulagiri B.C.4740m.– Camping
14 April- 12 May 2012 Day 11-39: Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri
13 May 2012 Day 40: Prepared return to Kathmandu 
14 May 2012 Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base camp - Yak Khark - Camping 
15 May 2012 Day 42: Yak Khark – Marpha - Jomsom – Hotel 
16 May 2012 Day 43: Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu 
17 May 2012 Day 44: Kathmandu 
18 May 2012 Day 45: Final Departure

Itinerary 02:
04 April 2012 Day 01: Arrival & transfer tourist standard Hotel 
05 April 2012 Day 02: Preparing Expedition
06 April 2012 Day 03: Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
07 April 2012 Day 04: Drive to Beni & Galeshor – Lodge 
08 April 2012 Day 05: Drive to Tatopani, Ghasa – Marpha - Lodge
09 April 2012 Day 06: Marpha - Yak Khark – Camping 
10 April 2012 Day 07: Yak Khark – Hidden valley – Camping 
11 April 2012 Day 08: hidden valley - Dhaulagiri Base Camping 
12 April – 11 May 2012 Day 09-38: Climbing period Dhaulagiri 8167m.
12 May 2012 Day 39: Prepared for return to Kathmandu 
13 May 2012 Day 40: Dhaulagiri Base camp - Yak Khark – Camping 
14 May 2012 Day 41: Yak Khark – Marpha – Jomsom – Hotel/Lodge
15 May 2012 Day 42: Fly to Pokhara & transfer hotel 
16 May 2012 Day 43: Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel 
17 May 2012 Day 44: Kathmandu
18 May 2012 Day 45: Final Departure
Cost Includes
4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast at Standard Hotel.
Permit fee of Dhaulagiri 8167 meters
Food for Trekking and Expedition period
Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
Porter Beni – Darbang to Dhaulagiri B. C. & Base camp to Jomsom
Kathmandu -Pokhara-Beni- Darbang by privet transportation
Fly Jomsom - Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition staff
Life, Medical & rescue insurance by helicopter Insurance for Nepali staff 
1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face or similar company
Mattresses , dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tent, Table & chairs trekking & Expedition
Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
1 member 30 KG persons climbing equipments + climbing goods
Satellite phone (Pay calls)
Annapurna conservation fee
Well come dinner
Agency service charge

Cost Excludes
PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
Climbing food, Gas & stove above base camp
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
Walkie Talkie permit
Satellite phone permit
Oxygen & Mask -regulator 
Personal expenses
Bar Bills & beverage, Mineral water
Garbage Deposit USD 3000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and deposit fee will be not refunded if the climber don't take back their garbage. 

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Fin de Voyage

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