About Dhaulagiri Expedition:
Dhaulagiri, the White Mountain was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from Sanskrit “dhavala- means white” and giri is mountain – The White Mountain. It is an enormous Himalaya massif located in the North Central Nepal.
It was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and it remained as highest peak in the world till 1848 AD. Later it was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors in 1873 AD. But the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. The French Annapurna Expedition , led by Mr. Herzog in 1950, had permission to climb either Dhaulagiri or Annapurna but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss team failed to climb in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later.
After four more expeditions, an eight member of a Swiss expedition reached the summit in 1960. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass, French Col to approach the summit from the North – East Col. The peak was then climbed by two Japanese in 1970s, the American in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. There has been many attempts made by various mountaineering expedition team and recently an Italian team has successfully climbed the mountain during spring season 2006. The Indian climbers have many grand successful climbing to Nepal Himalayas peaks in the recent past but they have not climb Dhaulagiri as yet.
This is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. We will trekking deep into the Dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Throng Peak, Annapurna I and Kali Gandaki, the world?s deepest gorge. We may encounter semi wild yak herds, Mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region.
After a short flight from Kathmandu, Pokhara & Jomsom, we will spend the first few days of our walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses and lifetime of the Gurung, Chhetri, Magar peoples. We will walk alone cobblestone paths, over suspensions bridges and through dense forests, taking in the vistas of some of the world?s most beautiful mountains. We will continue to explore and fully absorb the beauty of the surrounding peaks. We will climb over the glaciated French pass and Dhampus pass and then descend a winding trail to Yak Kharka. We will continue through mountain villages, enjoying the Hot Springs at the Tatopani and views of the majestic peaks of the Annapurna (26539?) and Machhapuchhare (22937?) as we make our way toward Pokhara, visiting several Monasteries and religious sites en route.
Duration: 59 Days
Trek type: Camping & Teahouse
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Flight
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Preparation day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04 : Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Stay overnight in Jomsom.
Day 05 : Trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni. Stay overnight in tea house.
Day 06 : Day hike to Muktinath, back to Jomsom. Stay overnight in tea house.
Day 07 : Trek to Yak Kharka/Alu bari. Camping.
Day 08 : Trek from Yak Kharka to Kalo pani. Camping.
Day 09 : Trek from Kalo Pani to Hidden Valley. Camping.
Day 10 : Trek from Hidden Valley to Dhauligiri Base camp. Camping.
Day 11-13 : Base camp.
Day 14-52 : Mt. Dhaulagiri climbing period.
Day 53 : Trek back to Hidden Valley - camping.
Day 54 : Trek from Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka. Camping.
Day 55 : Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom. Camping.
Day 56 : Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Day 57 : Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 58 : Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 59 : Fly out from Kathmandu.
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Prices for each trek and tour depend on the number of persons in a group, types of accommodations and other factors. Please let us know your specific requirements so we can provide you the most competitive price estimate possible.
- Jeans or slacks
- Towel and toilet kit
- Gloves or mittens
- Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
- Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
- Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
- Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
- Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
- Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following :
- Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)
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to check availability of your desired trek, with the names (s) of candidate(s) and date of trek or climb.
Questions / Comments:
Let us know if you have any sort of questions or comments on our itineraries and trek routes. Or you can visit our FAQs section in the main site: http://www.nepaltrekkingtour.com
We will confirm your booking via email, and our company person will liase with you to ensure your booking. They are:
a) Mr. N. J. Adhikari (Direct + 977-9841244957 )
b) Mr. Arjun Simkhada (Direct + 977-9841278579 )