|Group size:||1+||Max-Altitude:||8167 m|
|Destination:||Nepal||Fitness level:||Moderate to Adventurous|
|Arrival on:||Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)||Departure from:||Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)|
|Meals:||Breakfast in Kathmandu and All standard meals (B+L+D) during the Trek and Climb|
|Best Season:||Spring and Autumn|
|Accommodation:||Best lodge/Tea house/Camping|
Dhaulagiri, a highly desirable and fascinating peak to climb is the 6th highest peak in Nepal and the 7th highest peak of the world. It is located at the northwest corridor of Myagdi District. It is one of the above 8000 meters peaks that lie entirely in Nepal. Mount Dhaulagiri was first scaled by the Swiss expedition team in 1960.
The name “Dhaulagiri” was derived from Sanskrit words, “Dhavala” and “Giri” meaning “The white mountain”. Located in the north of Western Nepal Region, mount Dhaulagiri was believed to be the world highest mountain until 1848.
Dhaulagiri Expedition is the perfect trip for the trekkers and climbers who want a more intense experience of the high mountains. You will trek deep into the Dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Throng Peak, Annapurna I and Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge. We may encounter semi wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region during our adventurous Dhaulagiri expedition.
Dhaulagiri Expedition begins with an exotic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then fly to Jomsom. You will spend the first few days of our Himalayan trekking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses and unique lifetime of the Gurung, Chhetri, Magar peoples. You will walk along cobblestone paths, over suspension bridges and through dense forests, taking in the vistas of some of the world’s most beautiful mountains.
Mt. Dhaulagiri presents an extraordinary piece of climbing, a very demanding and daunting challenge. The views from the top affords a fantastic view Dhaulgairi peaks, Annapurna, Macchapuchre, Manaslu and the Kali Gandaki valley including the deepest gorge in the world. 34 kilometers east from Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I is located and in between these two peaks there exists a gorge known as Kaligandaki Gorge, which is the deepest gorge in the world. Kaligandaki River flows into this gorge.
Dhaulagiri region remained largely unknown till a Swiss aerial survey occurred in 1949. The French Annapurna expedition team was granted permission in 1950 to climb either Annapurna or Dhaulagiri, but they decided to climb Annapurna at that time. The first successful ascent of Dhaulagiri Mountain was made on 13th May, 1960 by eight members of a Swiss/Austrian expedition team led by Kurt Diemberger including Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nyima Dorji and Nawang Dorji. Before the first successful summit of Dhaulagiri in 1960, four other expedition teams were unable to keep their foot on the top.
Dhaulagiri expedition requires about four weeks of time including 7-10 days trekking reaching Base Camp located at an altitude of 4748 m. The first camp is located at 5850 meters, second camp is at 6400 meters and third camp is at 7400 meters. Multiple routes are available to scale Dhaulagiri Mountain. However, climbing Dhaulagiri via the North East Ridge is considered as a standard route. It consists of three High Camps above the Base Camp. It is one of the difficult and technical mountains that require special climbing/mountaineering skills. Because of it, only veteran mountaineers keep their eyes on Dhaulagiri Mountain. There are two routes to begin your journey to Base Camp. You can either drive to Marpha and start trekking from there or drive to Darbang from west and start trekking from there. The latter one is more common and popular as it takes few more days which is good for acclimatization.
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