Nepal Worldlink Adventure "Trekking & Expeditions"
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Monday 8th Aug 2022
Travel Packages : Dhaulagiri 8167m. Expedition

Dhaulagiri Expedition (45 Days)

Dhaulagiri Expedition

The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri located in north central Nepal. Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from Sanskrit "dhavala means" means "White" and giri is "Mountain" The mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873, but the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949.

Dhaulaghiri was climbed first in 1960 by an international team under the leadership of Max Eiselin, Lucerne. Since I happen to know some of the team members personally, my description concentrates mainly on this ascent. But in this Overview chapter, I try to inform about the present situation.

Dhavali giri is Sanskrit and means white mountain. It is located in the west central part of Nepal. On the altitude scale it is number 7 and it is almost the last 8000er to be conquered. The way of the first ascent is the normal route of today. There are however two main possibilities to reach the base camp. Both ways start from south at the small town of Beni (860 m) which can by reached by bus from Pokhara and Kathmandu.

The eastern valley is called Kali Gandaki and was chosen by the French expedition in 1950. Today there is even an airport at Jomosom (700 m) in this valley. On the west side of this valley is Dhaulagiri, on the east side is Annapurna. The alternative route is the Mayanghdi valley, which was discovered by a Swiss expedition one year later. Today there are commercial trekking tours that climb on one side, reach the base camp and come back through the opposite valley.

Program Itinerary (Short)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu free.

Day 03: Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Drive by Bus 830m. to Beni then Overnight.

Day 05: Beni – Tatopani 1189m.

Day 06: Tatopani – Ghasa 2012m.

Day 07: Ghasa – Marpha 2667m.

Day 08: Marpha – Yak Kharka 3680m.

Day 09: Yak Kharka – Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4700m.

Day 10-39: Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri 8167m.

Day 40: Clean the BC and preparation.

Day 41: Dhaulagiri Base Camp – Yak Kharka.

Day 42: Yak Kharka – Jomsom 2750m. and overnight.

Day 43: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara & Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.

Day 44: Free in Kathmandu.

Day 45: Last minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Program Outline
  • Trekking Days -› (33)
  • Total Days -› (45)
  • Min. Altitude -› (0m./0ft.)
  • Max. Altitude -› (0m./0ft.)
  • Walking Per Day -› 6-8hrs
  • Route Nature -› Camping [FOT]
  • Difficulty -› Hard
  • Season -› Spring - Autumn.


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