Nepal Adventure Trip

Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri ExpeditionDhaulagiri is Sanskrit and means White Mountain. This Mt. Dhaulagiri is situated at the north central part of the Nepal. Its altitude is (8157m). It was discovered in1808 by the western world and it replaced Ecuador’s Chimborazo (20,561 ft.) as the postulated highest mountain in the world. After four more expeditions failed, eight members of a Swiss expedition conquered the summit in 1960.The Swiss expeditor first ascended Dhaulagiri in 1960.The route was chosen from the Tukuche over Dampus pass with the help of Swiss Pilatus porter aircraft which landed on the North east col at (5977m) a French Col approach the summit from the north east Col when the expedition was near to be ended the plane crashed near Dampus pass but the crew member including the eminent Mr. Emil wick walked down the mountain to Tukuche. The route between the last camp and the summit does not follow the spur and the French ridge as in 1960, but follows the ice field that heads directly to the summit and was abandoned by the first ascent because of too much snow. On the way back we descend to Tukche and then to the airport at Jomosom (2700m).In the present it has become on of the popular Expedition place and maximum people like to do the expedition. The Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians climbed the peak in 1976.

After a short flight from Kathmandu, Pokhara & Jomsom, you will spend the first few days of our expedition walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, teahouses and normal everyday lifestyles of the Gurung, Chhetri and 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. We will continue to explore and fully absorb the beauty of the surrounding peaks. We will climb over the glaciated French pass and Dhampus pass and then descend a winding trail to Yak Kharka. You will continue through mountain villages, enjoying the Hot Springs at the Tatopani and views of the majestic peaks of Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhare (6997m) as we make our way toward Pokhara while also visiting several Monasteries and religious sites.

This is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the 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.

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to airport

Day 02/03: In Kathmandu- free day, sort out permit & equipment

Day 04 : Drive to Pokhara

Day 05 : Drive Pokhara to Baglung / Lodge

Day 06 : Baglung Trek to Beni, / Lodge/ Cmap

Day 07 : Beni, camp Trek to Babi Chor/ Camp

Day 08 : Babi Chor, camp Trek to Dharapani /Camp

Day 09 : Mudi, camp trek to Dharapani, camp Trek to Mudi / Camp

Day 10 : Mudi, camp Trek to Boghara /Camp

Day 11 : Boghara trek to Dabang / Camp

Day 12 : Dabang, camp Trek to Pine Forest / Camp

Day 13 : Pine Forest trek to Italian Base / Camp

Day 14 : Italian Base Camp trek to Dhaulagiri Base / Camp

Day 13-34 : Climbing period of Dhaulagiri

Day 35 : Bace camp to yak kharka / Camp

Day 36 : Yak kharka Trek to Tukche /Lodge

Day 37 : Trek to Marpha / Lodge

Day 38 : Trek to Jomsom / Lodge

Day 39 : Flight Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathamndu

Day 40 : In Kathmandu, free day

Day 41 : Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu