Mt Dhaulagiri Expedition (8167m)
The Dhaulagiri Himal lies south of the Nepal - Tibet border and the culminating high point at its eastern end is Dhaulagiri l. The seventh highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri towers in solitary splendor. This magnificent peak rises as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. It was first climbed by K. Diemberger, P. Diener, M. Dorji, E. Forrer, A. Schelbert & N. Dorji in 1960. This mountain was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s but reminded virtually unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949.
This White Mountain was first climbed in 1960 by the Swiss following the Northeast ridge. Five ridges buttress Dhaulagiri l and even up until the early 1980's only the Northeast ridge had been successfully climbed. Dhaulagiri is considered the most interesting peak among the eight thousanders. Today there are more than six different routes established with variations, and the possibility of more.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 - 04: Official preparation day in Kathmandu.
Day 05: Drive to Baglung/Beni and arrange Porters.
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani . Overnight camp.
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa. Overnight camp.
Day 08: Trek to Tukuche/Marpha. Overnight camp.
Day 09: Rest day at Marpha.
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka. Overnight in camp.
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka and then to French Col.
Day 12: Trek French Col. to BC.
Day 13 - 48: Climbing
Day 49: Trek to Dhampus Col. Overnight in camp.
Day 50: Trek to Tukuche/Marpha. Overnight in lodge.
Day 51: Trek to Jomsom. Overnight in lodge.
Day 52: Fly to Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 53 - 55: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 56: Departure to your next destination.