Dhaulagiri Expedition


Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), coined from the Sanskrit words dhavala giri, meaning "White Mountain", is an enormous hulk of rock and snow. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri is the only 'eight-thousander' that is located entirely within Nepal.

The crest of this gigantic massif stretches for 30 miles, lending some kind of a structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers and ice falls. Several pyramid-shaped peaks rise along the mountain's main crest. Four of these summits, numbered serially from east to west, rise above 25,000 feet.

It was only after Dhaulagiri's discovery by the Western world in 1808 was Mt. Chimborazo (20,561 ft) in Ecuador replaced as the then postulated highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri enjoyed this standing for nearly 30 years until the discovery of Kanchenjunga (28,169 ft.), which, again, was falsely believed to be the world's highest peak until the survey carried out by George Everest some years later put Mt. Everest at the top of the standing.

Dhaulagiri Expedition Code:HATTN06
Trip Duration: 64 days
Climb Duration: 39 days
Day Itinerary Accomodation
01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Hotel
02 Kathmandu (briefing) Hotel
03 Kathmandu Hotel
04 Drive to Beni Camping
05 Beni to Babichaur Camping
06 Babichaur to Dharapani Camping
07 Dharapani to Muri Camping
08 Muri to Jagaymani Camping
09 Jagaymani to Bagar Camping
10 Bagar to Dovan Camping
11 Dovan to Sallaghari Camping
12 Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (B.C.) Camping
13 Rest Day Camping
14 Italian B.C. to before Dhaulagiri B.C. (North Glacier) Camping
15 Before Dhaulagiri B.C. to Dhaulagiri B.C. Camping
16-54 Climbing Period Camping
56 Dhaulagiri B.C. to Hidden Valley via French Col Camping
57 Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka via Dhampus pass Camping
58 Yak Kharka to Marpha Camping
59 Marpha to Ghasa Camping
60 Ghasa to Tatopani Camping
61 Tatopani to Beni Camping
62 Beni to Kathmandu Hotel
63 Kathmandu Hotel
64 Transfer to airport for international departure  
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