Mount Dhaulgiri (8,167m) is coined from the Sanskrit word ' Dhavala Giri', meaning White Mountain. It is the seventh highest peak in the world. This mountain is one of the true jewels of the Himalayas. While Cho Oyu is touted by many as an easy 8000er, the "White Mountain" has a reputation of being one of the more technically challenging 8000-meter peaks in the Himalayas. Lack of big commercial expeditions is one of the more alluring qualities of Dhaulagiri as only seasoned mountaineers seem to have interest in this formidable mountain. Babu Chiri Sherpa of Nepal has climbed this peak several times. Some of Babu’s more notable accomplishments were his speed ascent of Everest in 16 hours 56 minutes and his 21 hour 30 minute stay on the summit, without supplemental oxygen. The climb to the peak requires many days of trying on inhospitable landscapes, on perpendicular planes, on frozen sides, on planes swept by lethal avalanches. The unstable weather conditions, with fearsome winds and, way bellow zero temperatures, plus the perilous sicknesses of the mountain, will constitute one more obstacle in the way of the expedition's attempt.
It was in 1949, for the first time, the photos of the mountain by air were taken. French, Swiss, Argentineans and Austrians made attempts to ascent to the peak from 1950 till 1959; however, all attempts on the north side have failed at the 8000 m. mark. The first successful ascents on the mountain were on May 13 and 23, 1960, by the Swiss mountaineer E. Forrer and his team
Kathamndu-PKR-Beni- Dhaulagiri BC
Late Sept. to Oct. & April to May
Arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be taken to hotel.
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Today, we go for preparation of official documents.
We drive to trailhead to Beni & Galeshor, overnight in the camp
After having food at Galeshor, we trek to Tatopani, overnight in the camp
From Tatopani, we trek to Ghasa, overnight in the camp
Today, we trek to Larjung and then to Marpha, overnight in the camp
It is our turn to trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka, overnight in the camp
After having food in the camp at Yak Kharka, we trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, overnight in the camp
Preparation to returning
Having lunch in the tent, we trek down to Yak Kharka from Dhaulagiri Base Camp
It is the turn to go to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp from Middle Camp, overnight in the camp
We take early flight to Pokhara from Jomsom, overnight in a hotel
Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara after having lunch in the hotel, overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu
It is the day of rest or leisure for shopping, farewell dinner in the hotel and overnight in the hotel
We will see you off from Tribhuvan International Airport.
Note: Departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable conditions like weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.