Dhaulagiri Expedition (8167 m)
Dhaulagiri Expedition (8167 m)

Dhaulagiri Expedition (8167 m)

Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world forms the eastern anchor of the Dhaulagiri Himal, a sub range of the Himalaya in the Dhawalagiri Zone of north central Nepal. The name of mountain is derived from Sanskrit word "Dhavala" means "White" and giri means "Mountain" literally meaning "White Mountain". It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Ngima Dorjee and Nawang Dorjee Sherpa, members of a Swiss/Austrian expedition.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 53 Days    |    Best Month: Spring / Autumn    |    Trip Grade: Expedition    |    Maximum Altitude: 8176 m    |    Starting Point: Darbang    |    End Point: Jomsom    |    Mode of Travel: Flight In & Out    |    Number of Pax: 3+    |    Style of Trek: Camping

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Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world forms the eastern anchor of the Dhaulagiri Himal, a sub range of the Himalaya in the Dhawalagiri Zone of north central Nepal. The name of mountain is derived from Sanskrit word "Dhavala" means "White" and giri means "Mountain" literally meaning "White Mountain". It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Ngima Dorjee and Nawang Dorjee Sherpa, members of a Swiss/Austrian expedition. They used the Northeast Ridge route which had been reconnoitered one year earlier by an Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec which was also the first Himalayan climb supported by a fixed-wing aircraft. Majority of ascents to date have been made via the first ascent route, which is the "Normal Route" on the mountain.

Dhaulagiri rises 7000 m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the southeast in about 30 km of horizontal distance. The Kali Gandaki is especially dramatic since Dhaulagiri and Annapurna both stand near the river, giving a unique example of two Eight-thousanders facing each other over a deep valley forming the world's the deepest gorge. The South and West faces of Dhaulagiri both feature massive drops; each rises over 4000 meters from its base, and each has been the site of epic climbs. This is an expedition to one of the least frequently climbed peaks of the 8,000m.

  1. Expedition Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
    Day 02 - 03: Preparation for expedition
    Day 04: Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    Day 05: Drive to Darbang (1,180m)
    Day 06: Trek to Darbang - Baskot village – camp
    Day 07: Trek from Baskot village to Bagar -camp
    Day 08: Trek from Bagar to Dovan and put camp
    Day 09: Dovan-Pina (forest camp)
    Day 10: Pina (forest) to Italian base camp camp
    Day 11: Italian BC- Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m)
    Day 12 - 45: Climb Dhaulagiri via the NE Ridge
    Day 46: Prepared for Coming Back
    Day 47: Trek to French Pass
    Day 48: Trek to Yak Kharka
    Day 49: Trek to Jomsom
    Day 50: Fly Jomosm to Pokhara
    Day 51: Pokhara Fly or Drive back to Kathmandu
    Day 52: Free day in Kathmandu
    Day 53: Transfer to airport for journey back home

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Departure Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Single Supplement  
April 1 to May 23, 2018
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Trip Cost: US$18100/ Person
Sep 25 to Nov 16, 2018
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Trip Cost: US$18100/ Person
Trip Cost: US$18100/ Person