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.
Très bonne organisation de la planification jusqu'au départ. Professionnel. L'équipe au BC est top Merci Dawa. In English translation Very good organization from planning to departure. Professional. The team at BC is great Thanks Dawa.
From the first morning meeting, when Dawa Sherpa Lama (our trip organizer and guide) carefully advised us on what to pack and what to leave in hotel in Kathmandu while we were on our high altitude trek, to the hike from Lukla to Namche Bazaar to the Sherpa village of Thame, to Everest View Hotel and then up to Tengboche Monastery -- and finally back to the city for tourist sites and shopping, we were in the best of hands. We had fun, we felt adventurous and always safe and well accommodated at nice tea houses and lodges. Such an amazingly stunning country! All the special requests I had made for research for my book were met and then some.
Dream Himalaya Adventures is a fantastic company to trek with! We had specific dates that we needed to work within and wanted to experience as much as we could within this time and Dawa did a fantastic job of organising our tip to suit. Everything was thoroughly planned and communicated and the hospitality in country was fantastic, from pre-trip meetings to a highly experienced guide. We were so well looked after the whole time we were in Nepal and they were able to make recommendations and changes to our itineraries as the trip went. Couldn’t recommend Dawa and the team enough!
We booked our adventure with Dream Himalaya and we certainly did not regret one bit of it. From the moment we landed, we were well taken care of. We were well informed each step of the way on what was or will happen during the hike. This was especially evident when our first days were unfortunately side-tracked by bad weather in Lukla and we had to make crucial decisions for the remainder of the trip. During the hike, we were well taken care of by our sherpa and porters who were all very nice, helpful and thoughtful. They made sure that we were all taken care of, fed and well rested. They also made sure that no one was left behind no
In okt,nov 2023 I was a member of a small group crossing Saribung pas to Mustang. This logistically very demanding trek was excellently prepared by the Dream Himlay Company and in particular by the trek leader Pasang Sherpa. I appreciated the pre-trip very fast and precise mail answers to my questions from Dawa and I am so grateful to have met so many friendly and extremely helpful assistent leaders, porters and kitchen staff members, who all contributed to make this trek an experience of a lifetime.
We chose Dream Himalayas because my partner, Twyla, previously engaged with them in 2013 to trek the Everest Base Camp. She had a wonderful experience with Dawa and his team; they made her EBC dreams come true and she fondly remembers how very well taken care she her trekking partner were on their private trip. So when the opportunity to visit Nepal came in 2023, we did not hesitate to contact Dawa and to inquire if he could customize a bike-trek-bike itinerary for us. For the past years, we have transitioned from trekkers to bike tourers and we wanted to take on the challenge of biking the Annapurna Circuit but we wanted to do it with an experienced outfitter that we
Who said it's the end of the trekking season?! I completed the Everest Base Camp trek through Dream Himalaya Adventures at the end of December - Christmas Day on the way down - and the weather couldn't have been better. Clear blue skies and, ok, a cold night at -26 Celcius, but appropriate clothing layers overcame that. Reaching the base camp was satisfying, but more challenging was the higher Mt Kali Pathar which was a little deficient in oxygen, but fun all the same. My sincere thanks go to Dawa Sherpa Lama for so competently organising this trip for me, as well as later excursions to Chitwan wildlife park and beautiful Pokhara leading up to a memorable new years eve
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We’ve never been so well cared for! Dawa Sherpa is exceptional at what he does and his team including Kami as additional guide and Mantare Rai and Aiselu Rei, as amazing porters, were friendly and attentive, alert to our needs even before we realized what we needed. And a surprise anniversary cake high on the trail too and another birthday cake back in Kathmandu. Yes, I hit both milestones miles from home but Dawa didn’t let them slip by unnoticed. Through sickness and fleeting ailments, the ready and sound advice, encouragement and support, laughter, kindness camaraderie of these amazing people we were able to complete our lofty goals in our mid-sixties. We didn’t give up and are proud of the accomplishment
I wanted a real authentic experiance as well as challenging. Dawa was nothing short of AH-MAZING, right fron the start, the level of detail he went into with what I wanted, what I was capable of and how I needed to prepare. With constant communication before the trip, I was totally relaxed and confident I was in the right hands. My Sherpa Pasang was outstanding! so experianced in bith climbing and culture, we had the best time and I consider both of them good friends after this EPIC adventure. I def reccomend you using Dream Himalaya Adventures.
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