Dhaulagiri Trekking

The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is enclosed on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri I at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) ranks seventh among Earth's fourteen peaks over eight thousand metres. It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.
The mountain's name is धौलागिरी (dhaulāgirī) in Nepali. This comes from Sanskrit where धवल (dhawala) means dazzling, white, beautiful[2] and गिरि (giri) means mountain.[3] Dhaulagiri I is also the highest point of the Gandaki river basin.
Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545 ft) is only 34 km. east of Dhaulagiri I. The Kaligandaki River flows between through its notable gorge, said to be the world's deepest. The town Pokhara is south of the Annapurnas, an important regional center and the gateway for climbers and trekkers visiting both ranges as well as a tourist destination in its own right.
Looking north from the plains of India, most 8,000-metre peaks are obscured by nearer mountains, but in clear weather Dhaulagiri I is conspicuous from northern Bihar[4] and as far south as Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. In 1808 A.D. survey computations showed it to be the highest mountain yet surveyed.[5] This lasted until 1838 when Kangchenjunga took its place, followed by Mount Everest in 1858.
Dhaulagiri I's sudden rise from lower terrain is almost unequaled. It rises 7,000 metres from the Kali Gandaki River 30 km to the southeast. The south and west faces rise precipitously over 4000 metres. The south face of Gurja Himal in the same massif is also notably immense.

Dhaulagiri Trekking Itinerary


Day1 :Drive to Beni, O/N at camp

Day2 :Trek to Tatopani / Babiyachaur, O/N at camp

Day3 : Trek to Durbang, O/N at camp

Day4 :Trek to Sibang, O/N at camp

Day5 : Trek to Muri / Jugepani, O/N at camp

Day6 : Trek to Bagar, O/N at camp

Day7 :Trek to Dovan, O/N at camp

Day8 :Trek to Sallaghari, O/N at camp

Day9 :Trek to Upper Vungini (Italian base camp), O/N at camp

Day10 :Rest at Italian base camp for acclimatization, O/N at camp

Day11 : Trek to Glacier camp, O/N at camp

Day12 : Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp, O/N at camp

Day13 :Trek to Hidden valley via French col pass, O/N at camp

Day14 : Trek to Yak Kharka via Thapa pass, O/N at camp

Day15 : Trek to Marpha, O/N at camp

Day16 :Rest at Marpha, O/N at camp

Day17 : Trek to Kalopani, O/N at camp

Day18 :Trek to Tatopani, O/N at camp

Day19 :Trek to Ghorepani, O/N at camp

Day20 : Trek to Birenthanti, O/N at camp

Day21 : Drive back to Pokhara, O/N at hotel

Day22 : Drive back to Kathmandu, O/N at hotel

Dhaulagiri Trekking Quick Highlight


Trekking Title : Dhaulagiri trekking
Activities : Trekking
Age limit: 22 - 60
Grade : Moderate and Fair
Best Season : Spring and autumn
Group Size : 2 to 12
Activities: Trekking
Altitude : 5300 M
Duration: 22 Days
Accommodation: Tea house & Tented camp

 

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