Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8000m Peaks for climbing in the Himalayas. The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri lies north – west of Pokhara culminating to its highest point at the eastern end. Dhaulagiri is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain where it rises to 7000m over the Kaligandaki gorge to the south east in about 30 km of aerial distance. In fact, Kaligandaki is dramatic as two eight thousands, Annapurna I & Dhaulagiri both stand near the river facing each other over a deep valley.
Dhaulagiri was first discovered in 1808, and it was thought to be the highest mountain in the world for westerners. It was assumed the highest peak for 30 years before its place was taken by Kanchenjunga. Dhaulagiri literally means ‘white mountain’ which justifies a magnificent peak rising as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow.
Spring & Autumn
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing and trip preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive (884m) Driving duration: (Bus- 8 hours) (Jeep- 6 hours) Flying duration: 40 min
Day 04: Pokhara to Beni Driving duration: 4 hours
Day 05: Trek from Beni to Babiya chaur (970m)
Day 06: Trek from Babiya chaur to Darbang (1110m)
Day 07: Trek from Darbang to Muri (1850m)
Day 08: Trek from Muri to Boghara (2080m) Hiking Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Day 09: Trek from Boghara to Dobang (2250m) Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours
Day 10: Trek from Dobang to Chour Bag Khola Camp (3445m)
Day 11: Trek from Chour Bag Khola Camp to French Base camp (3870m)
Day 12: Rest and Acclimatization day
Day 13: Trek from French Base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748m)
Day 14: Trek Yark kharka / Aaru bari (3900m)
Day 15: Trek to Marpha (2665m)
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (1160m)
Day 17: Drive to Pokhara by Bus or Private Jeep
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. And free for shopping.
Day 19: Free until airprot time and drop to airport for final departure.