Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition was first led by a Swiss and Austrian expedition in 1960 via the north east ridge. Mt Dhaulagiri, at 8167 meters is the seventh highest peak in the world. Mount Dhaulagiri is one of the most climbed eight thousanders in Nepal. Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition is also the famous expedition in the world. Our Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition itinerary allows enough acclimatization and climbing preparation for the ascent of the Dhaulagiri peak. The Dhaulagiri, along with another eight thousander Annapurna, make Kaligandaki the deepest gorge
The Dhaulagiri also known as “The White Mountain” is quite easily recognized because of its unique, mound shape when seen from treks that leave from Pokhara. Lying in the north-west of Pokhara, this peak first attracted the French expedition that came to Nepal in 1950. Led by Maurice Herzog, the mountaineers looked up at his formidable peak and decided its was impossible to climb and turned their attention to Annapurna I, which they subsequently climbed. It was the discovery of Dhaulagiri’s height in 1809 that brought to light the fact that the Himalayan range of mountains was higher than the Andes in South America. At the time, the Europeans assumed Dhaulagiri was the highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri is also highest point of the Gandaki river basin.
Mount Dhaulagiri expedition will start in Kathmandu and after you drive to Beni an Darbang you’ll trek across a splendid trail before arriving in the first base camp. There’ll be three more camps and a final Advanced Base camp before you attempt to scale the summit of Dhaulagiri. Since Dhaulagiri is a technically challenging climb, it is very important that anyone attempting this peak should have experience climbing 7000 meter peaks before.
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