Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition Dhaulagiri (8,167), whose name means White Mountain, is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It is one of the popular climbing peaks above 8000m. Dhaulagiri is considered the most interesting peak among the eight thousanders.
Dhaulagiri Expediton offers a nice trek of Dhaulagiri circuit and Annapurna Region. It is an enormous Himalayan massif, located in north central Nepal. It is the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal. After its discovery by the western world in 1808, it replaced Ecuador’s Chimborazo (20,561 ft.) as the postulated highest mountain in the world. It maintained this standing for nearly 30 years, until the discovery of Kanchanjunga, which was then falsely believed to be the world’s highest mountain.
In 1960, This White Mountain was first climbed in 1960 by the Swiss following the Northeast ridge. Five ridges buttress Dhaulagiri l and even up until the early 1980's only the Northeast ridge had been successfully climbed. Today there are more than six different routes established with variations, and the possibility of more.
|Best time to travel||March to May, October to December|
|Trip Grade||Very Hard|
Day 1: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Day 3: Preparation for immigration work and climbing
Day 4: Drive from KTM to Beni Overnight at lodge
Day 5: Beni to Tatopani. Overnight at lodge
Day 6: Tatopani to Ghasa, Overnight at lodge
Day 7: Ghasa to Marpha, overnight at lodge
Day 8: Marpha toYak Kharka. Overnight at camp
Day 9: Yak Kharka to Kalopani, Overnight at camp
Day 10: Kalopani to French Col.
Day 11: French Col to Base Camp.
Day 12-51: Climbing Period.
Day 52: Trek down to Dhampus.
Day 53: Dhampus to Marpha.
Day 54: Marpha to Ghasa.
Day 55: Ghasa to Tatopani.
Day 56: Tatopani to Pokhara
Day 57 : Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 58 : Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel
Day 59: Final departure, transfer to airport