Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the White Mountain was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960 via North East Col and it's located in the North Central of Nepal. It remained as the 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.
Mt. Dhalulagiri is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. We will be trekking deep into the Dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri, ThorongPeak, 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.
This mountain is 7th highest and one of the world's 14 “above 8000m” high mountains. It demands the best quality of technical pieces of equipment and a highly motivated technically sound climbers’ team. It has typical weather conditions, which is very difficult to predict. The Base Camp is located at a height of 4740m. on Chhonbardan glacier below a rocky knob.
After final preparations in Kathmandu, we'll drive to Beni and begins our 9 days camping trek to get base camp. We will ascend the peak via normal route “North East” establishing three high camps on the mountain. The Camp I, at 5,700m, is situated at the top of the Icefall on a large, flat area. Camp II, at 6,700m, is on a small, flat area below an ice cliff and Camp III, at 7,250m located on a rocky ledge.
Our strong & professional high altitude climbing Sherpas will fix ropes as required. Depending on our fitness, we'll be moving up and down the mountain several times, acclimatizing and stocking the higher camps. This expedition is fully supported by all the base camp & high camp services. Oxygen may be used above CampIII to help climbers in reaching high camps and for the summit push. Teamwork is important in successfully scaling the summit of Mt Dhaulagiri.
Around Dhaulagiri trek begin in the antique city of Kathmandu, from where you will board a bus to Beni. You will spend the first few days of your trek walking through cultivated fields connected to some of the mountain villages while enjoying the shops, teahouses, and lifestyle of the Gurung, Chhetri, and Magar people. During these days you will walk along cobblestone paths, over suspension bridges, and through dense forests, enjoying the vistas of some of the world's most beautiful mountains. The climb begins to get tougher after Dobang, as you ascend to the Italian Base Camp with impressive views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV & V; taking a day to rest, acclimatize, explore and fully absorb the beauty of surrounding peaks. You will then make your way to Dhaulagiri North Base Camp. On the return trek, the trek then continues on to the Iced French and ThapaPasses, which have to be scaled before you descend down a winding trail to Yak Kharka. Once again you will find yourself among mountain people and their villages. After a long descent, you will arrive in Marpha, popular city of Mustang district. You follow the Annapurna classical trek and pass the world’s deepest gorge. The hot springs at Tatopani offer an excellent retreat after a strenuous trek surrounded by the majestic peak of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare.
From Tatopani you make your way back to Pokhara, visiting several monasteries on the way and sites of religious importance.
Day 1Arrival in KTM, transfer to hotel& briefing
Day 2Half day sightseeing and afternoon equipment checking and fitting
Day 3Kathmandu; final preparation and packing
Day 4Drive to Beni (830m) 10hrs
Day 5Trek to Darbang (1180m) 6hrs
Day 6Trek to Khibang (1,800m)5hrs
Day 7Trek to Boghara (2,080m) 6hrs
Day 8Trek to Dobhang (2,520m) 6hrs
Day 9Trek to Forest Camp (3,000m) 5hrs
Day 10Trek to Italian Camp (3,500m) 6hrs
Day 11Acclimatization day
Day 12Trek to Moraine Camp (3,860m) 6hrs
Day 13Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,740m) 7hrs
Day 14-15Acclimatization and preparations at base camp
Day 16-40Acclimatization, load ferries, route opening & Summit attempt
Day 41-43Base Camp
Day 44-47Trek to Beni via hidden valley and yak kharka
Day 48Drive to Kathmandu
Day 49KTM, Free day
Day 50Departure, Int’l flight to home
Climbing at and above 8,000 meters is inherently dangerous and is not the place to be learning mountaineering and climbing skills. Any expedition that goes to 8,000m requires a very high level of aerobic fitness. Being fit will certainly improve your chances of reaching your chosen summit. Your resting heart rate should be below 60 but preferably below 50. You should be able to run 50km on flat ground in approximately6 hours. Endurance and the ability to carry a heavy pack of up to 25kg is more important than sprint ability.
In order to get ready for this challenge, you need to be trained at least for about 8 to 12 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 2 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack (i.e. 10kg, 15kg, 20 kg, and up to 25kg), manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 3 or 4 times a week. On the summit push, extra effort is required walking on ice and climbing up to 10 – 14 hours. On our all-8000m expeditions, we supply excellent logistics; good ratios of climbing support sherpas and a standard quantity of oxygen, which plays a vital role in the success and safe climb of the peak.
Dream Himalaya Adventuresstrongly suggest that you must climb a number of 6,000m peaks in order to gain mountaineering proficiency and also undertake a trip to one of the 7,000m peak or one of the technically difficult 6000m peak i.e. Mt. Amadablam or similar, where you experience expedition camping, higher altitude, and how to deal with the cold. If you are fit and motivated but lacked technical climbing skills or suitable experience, we have options to keep you safe and get you high. This might be a personal Sherpa or a pre-trip training course.
You must have well knowledge about using mountaineering gears, good with rock climbing and ice climbing, will increase the chances of reaching the summit andalso previous mountaineering experiences are mandatory but don’t really require any high level of technical experience.
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