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.
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 (2700 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.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu . Transfer to your hotel. .
Day 02: Kathmandu . Briefing
Day 03: Kathmandu .
Day 04: Drive to Beni
Day 05: Tatopani (1189m). .
Day 06: Ghasa (2012m).
Day 07: Tukuche (2591m).
Day 08: Marpha (2667m). Change porters.
Day 09: Yak Kharka .
Day 10: French Col
Day 11: Dhaulagiri Base Camp .
Day 12-49: Climbing Period Mt. Dhaulagiri
Day 50: Base Camp .
Day 51: Dhampus Col
Day 52: Marpha.
Day 53: Jomsom.
Day 54: Fly Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu .
Day 55-57: Kathmandu , free day.
Day 58: Departure from Kathmandu