Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8000m peaks for climbing in Himalayas. This seventh highest mountain in the world, lies on north west of Pokhara culminating high point at its eastern end. Dhaulagiri is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain, it rises 7000m. Over Kaligandaki gorge the south east in about 30 km of aerial distance. In fact, Kali Gandaki is dramatic as two eight thou senders, Annapurna I & Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other over a deep valley.
When Dhaulagiri was first discovered in 1808, it was thought to be the highest mountain in the world for the westerners. It remained as highest peak for 30 years before its place was taken by Kanchenjunga. Dhaulagiri means White Mountain which justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. 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 historical climbs. The peak was first conquered in 1960 by a Swiss / Austrian expedition team via North East Ridge which has been the normal route of ascent for most of the climbing’s to date. Dhaulagiri is buttresses by five ridges which offer the possibilities of different routes of ascent though six different routes have been established for climbing so far.
Day 01: Arrival at kathmandu and transfer to hotel at thamel(welcome dinner )
Day 02: Preparation and Briefing for the trip
Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Darbang Fly/Drive a
Day 04: Darbang to Dharapani (trekking commence)
Day 05: Dharapani to Muri
Day 06: Muri to Bagar
Day 07: Bagar to Dovan
Day 08: Dovan to Sallaghari
Day 09: Sallaghari to Italy base Camp
Day 10: Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 11-39: Dhaulagiri Summit Climbing Period.
From today we ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Dhaulagiri. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the higher camp to be closer to the summit of (8167m) where you will be provided food for high altitude. We are allowed to trek from lower to upper camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit. Here you get full board service with tented camp accommodation.
Day 40: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp).
Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka
Day 42: Yak Kharka to Jomsom …
Day 43:Jomsom to Pokhara Flight
Day 44: Back to Kathmandu.
Day 45: The Leisure day and sightseeing
Day 46: Transfer for Final Departure