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Highest access: 8167m/26,795ft
First Ascent: Swiss-Austrian team, May 13, 1960
Duration: 46 typically Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 28°41’48”N 83°29’42”E
Location: Dhaulagiri Himal
Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: AD/Scottish Grade IV
Meals: B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus
Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn
Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Magar
Mode of Travel: Camping
Climbing route: Northeast Ridge
Himalayan sights: Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Putha Hunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
Mt.Dhaulagiri Himalayas is seventh highest peak of the world, Mt.Dhaulagiri Himalayas stands tall at an elevation of 8167 meters (26795 ft). This spectacular peak’s name means, benignly enough, the “white Mountain” but Dhaulagiri has come to be known as the mountain of storms and sorrows.
Dhaulagiri Himalayas is buttressed by five ridges and even up until the early 1980’s only the Northeast ridge had been successfully climbed. Dhaulagiri Himalayas is considered the most interesting peak among the eight thou sanders. In this moment there are more than six different routes established with
variations, and the possibility of more.
Dhaulagiri Expedition is a more formidable peak to climb. The first successful summit was not until 1960. The sheer size of Dhaulagiri is unparalleled to any other peak, it rises over 7000m over the Kali Gandaki Valley and is 30km long, which by any standard is an impressive statistic. The majority of ascents till date have been made via the first ascent route, which is known as the “Normal Route” on the mountain. There were also been other ascents that have been made from almost every direction.
The massif Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and 2 faces in South and Western aspects. Each rise 4000m from their respected base camps. Dhaulagiri has 5 summit peaks: Dhaulagiri I is (8167m/26,795ft) Dhaulagiri II (7751m/25,430ft) Dhaulagiri III (7715m/25,311ft) Dhaulagiri IV (7661m/25,135ft) Dhaulagiri V (7618m/24,992ft) Surrounding the massive 8000m peak is: Churen Himal Main (7371m/24,183ft) Gurja Himal (6342m/20,807ft) Putha Hiunchuli (7246m/23,772ft) Junction Peak (4235m/13,894ft).
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) 6hrs.Lodge
Drive from Pokhara to Darbang (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs Lodge
Trek from Darbang to Phaliya Gaon (1850m/6,070ft) 6
Trek from Phaliya Gaun to Muri.(1850m/6,068ft) 3 hrs.
Trek from Muri to Boghara (2080m/6,823ft) 4 hrs. Teahouse/camping
Treks from Bagar to Dobhan Kharka (2520m 8,266ft),
Trek from Doban Kharka to Sallaghari (3100m/10,170ft)
Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660m/12,005ft). Camping
Rest and acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp before pass.
Trek from Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m
Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m/26,795ft)
Preparation to return and clean up the base camp.
Trek from Dhaulagiri base campto Yak Kharka(4930m/16174ft)
Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2590m/8,496ft) Drive to Tatopani
Trek from Tatopani to Beni (830m/2,723ft.) Drive to Kathmandu
(1350m/4,429ft)10 hrs. Transportation provided by tourist mini bus. Request hotel
accommodation in Kathmandu.
Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with
cultural program in the evening.
Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.