The seventh highest mountain in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri towers in solitary splendor.
Mount Dhaulagiri expedition is considered the most interesting and enjoying among the eight-thousanders. The Dhaulagiri Himal lies south of the Tibet/Nepal border and the culminating high point at its eastern end is Dhaulagiri l. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri towers in solitary splendor. Dhaulagiri; the name is derivative from Sanskrit “Dhavala” means ‘White’ and “Giri” is ‘Mountain’. Dhaulagiri (8167m), the “White Mountain”, was first climbed by Swiss in 1960. The mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by secret Indian surveyors in 1873, but the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. It is also the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal.
Dhaulagiri Expedition is a perfect trip for those who would like to explore the more intense experience of the mountain. After a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Beni, you will spend the first few days of our expedition walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses, and normal everyday lifestyles. We will trek deep into the Dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak, Annapurna I and Kali Gandaki, the World’s deepest gorge. You must cross two high passes; French pass, (5360m) and Dhampus pass (5,182m) before the base camp at the height of 5,300m. And your real expedition of Mt Dhaulagiri begins from this base camp. Moreover Dhaulagiri expedition around the Dhaulagiri massif, displaying the beauty and wilderness of Nepal’s remote area, which truly is an adventure for any trekking enthusiast.
The normal climbing route is considered a reasonable climb with only short technical climbing sections and moderate avalanche danger. The South and West faces of Dhaulagiri both feature massive drops; each rises over 4000 meters from its base, and each has been the site of epic climbs. The Dhaulagiri Mountain being one of the world’s 14 above 8000m high mountains, demands the best quality of technical equipment and highly motivated technically sound climbers team. It has typical weather conditions which are very difficult to predict.
We are ready to provide a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, and climbing documentation, traveling logistics including airfares, ground transportation, porters, and other individual services required by mountaineers during your Nepal Mt. Dhaulagiri expedition.
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Day 01: Pick up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Official formalities, expedition preparation in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Darbang (920m) about five hours, camping.
Day 04: Trek from Darbang to Dharapani, camping.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muri, camping.
Day 06: Trek from Muri to Bagar, camping.
Day 07: Trek from Bagar to Doban, camping.
Day 08: Trek from Doban to Sallaghari, camping.
Day 09: Trek from Sallaghari to Italy base Camp overnight at tent camp.
Day 10: Trek from Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).
Days 11-34: Climbing Period (Summit Period to Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m)
Day 35: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp).
Day 36: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka (3680m)
Day 37: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m), about six hours, teahouse.
Day 38: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, about 20 minutes, overnight hotel on BB Plan.
Day 39: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about seven hours.
Day 40: D-Briefing, Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu; evening farewell dinner.
Day 41: Final departure, or alternative Join other activities