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Mt. Dhaulagiri is the seventh-highest peak of the world and the sixth-highest peak of Nepal. This mountain is said to be one of the most interesting and the most formidable peaks among the 8000-meter peaks. Mt. Dhaulagiri stands at an elevation of about 8,167 m. This peak has a deep meaning to it, it means “white mountain” but also has another meaning as the mountain of storms and sorrows. This mountain lies in the north-west region of Nepal in the Myagdi district. This mountain extends about 120km from Kaligandaki River to the Bheri River in the west. Dhaulagiri is known as one of the most fascinating peaks to climb. The majority of people follow the first route which is also known as “Normal Route”. The Northeast route is the normal route where most of the trekking is done. The first one to climb this extraordinary mountain was the team of Swiss/Austrian Mountaineers that was led by Kurt Diemberger. They reached the top of the mountain on 13th May 1960. Since all of the Dhaulagiri routes are challenging, only the professional seems to have an interest in this mountain.
48 days are required to complete the Dhaulagiri Expedition in total. Our expedition starts will the final preparation in Kathmandu. We leave Kathmandu and drive to Darbang. From Darbang, we have to trek all the way up to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp which is at an elevation of 4700m. A total of 30 days is required to reach the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri. We set overall 4 camps before the summit at the elevation about 5900m, 6400m, 7200m and 7500m. When we are returning from our journey, we only walk for two days to Jomsom and we take a flight to Pokhara. We drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The best season to plan this wonderful expedition is Spring and Autumn. If you are looking for less crowd and traffic, you can plan your expedition in early winter as well. Other expeditions like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Annapurna are also available and are the best expedition options in Nepal.
We pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you prepare for your journey, official formalities and expedition preparation are done in Kathmandu.
On this day, you finally begin your great journey to Dhaulagiri Expedition. You drive from Kathmandu to a place called Darbang. Overnight in Darbang.
Today is the day you begin your trekking. You will start your trekking from Darbang. After following the trail for a while you will reach Dharapani. Overnight at tent camp for the night.
Today also you will start your trekking early in the morning. You will walk the trail until you reach Muru. Overnight in a camp at Muri.
On this day you will trek from Muti to Bagar. You will stay at a camp in Bagar for the night.
Our trek begins from Bagar and ends on Dovan on this day. We take a hike to Dovan. On the way, we can see different beautiful landscape and views which is refreshing. Overnight in Dovan in a camp.
Today we begin our trek early in the morning from Dovan. We trek from Dovan to Sallaghari. Overnight in a tent camp in Sallaghari.
Today, we trek from Sallaghari to Italy Base Camp. We follow the trail and can see beautiful landscapes and views of the mountains along the way. Overnight in the base camp.
On this day, we trek from Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Upon reaching the Dhaulagiri Base Camp we now prepare for our most difficult part of the journey. Overnight in Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
These days are the climbing period to the summit. We gradually make progress to the summit. Day by day we slowly make our climb at rest at different base camps of Dhaulagiri Mountain. Upon reaching the top of the mountain, you will see amazing and extraordinary views of mountains and scenes. This moment will be breathtaking and a lifetime memorable thing.
Now we prepare ourselves for our return. We clean the base camp and prepare ourselves with the resources we need for our trip to return.
Today we descend down from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.
Today we begin our trekking from Yak Kharka early in the morning. Our next destination will be Jomsom. The overall duration of this trip will take about six hours.
We take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. It will take about six hours for this flight. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.
On this day, we drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist minibus. It will take about seven hours for this trip. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
This is a free day in Kathmandu. You can do whatever you like on this day. Some of the major activities done in this day is shopping in the markets of Kathmandu and visiting different UNESCO heritage sites. Overnight in hotel with farewell dinner in the evening.
You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure or join other activities.
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