Dhaulagiri, better known as The White Mountain (8177m), can easily be recognized for being the unique, mound shaped mountain situated in Nepal. It lies in the north-west of Pokhara and was summited firstly by a French group. It is the world’s seventh highest peak in the world and is actually the amalgamation of several peaks. It presents an extraordinary chance to climb and is a demanding peak which showcases a daunting challenge.
Ascents up to the Northeast Ridge are mostly common but ascents have been made up towards every side. The time required for the ascent up to the Dhaulagiri will depend on the size of the group as well as the budget. The itinerary up to the Dhaulagiri has been designed particularly to be able to give the trekkers the chance to live in with the delight of the ethnic inhabitants of the region as well as the chances to view the natural delights offered by the premises of this pristine mountain peak. It is recommended to all thrill seekers to look forward to make their way to the top of the third highest peak in the world as soon as possible.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Day 03: Officiating the Expedition
Day 04: Kathmandu- Baglung- Beni
Day 05: Beni- Tatopani (1189m)
Day 06: Tatopani- Ghasa (1189-2012m)
Day 07: Ghasa- Marpha (2012m- 2667m)
Day 08: Marpha- Yak Kharkha
Day 09: Yak Kharkha- French Col
Day 10: French Col- Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Day 11: - Day 48: Ascent and Descent of the Mount Dhaulagiri
Day 49: Dhaulagiri Base Camp- Dhampus Col
Day 50: Dhampus Col- Marpha
Day 51: Marpha- Jomsom
Day 52: Jomsom- Pokhara
Day 53: Pokhara- Kathmandu
Day 54: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Day 55: Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Today, we arrive to the capital of the beautiful country of Nepal, Kathmandu. Upon arrival we can stroll around the streets of the city and observe the unique traditional values adopted by the people living in the capital.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO world Heritage sites worth visiting. The Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares are locations with extremely beautiful architectural designs. Also worth visiting is the Swayambunath Stupa as well as the Boudhanath Stupa. The day can be spent looking at the cultural and architectural variety of the capital. The briefing for the expedition and the shopping of the necessary equipment required for the expedition to the top of the Kanchenjunga summit will be carried out on this day. The rest of the day can be used for more sightseeing around the capital.
Officiating the Expedition
Today we will be officiating all the dealings of the Expedition and will carry out the briefing for the Ministry of Tourism of Nepal. Briefing will be done in the Ministry of Tourism in Nepal and this can be followed by relaxing or strolling around the streets of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu- Baglung- Beni
Today, we will end our day upon reaching the starting point of the trek into carry out the expedition of the Dhaulagiri Expedition. Through terraced fields and by listening to the noise made by the roaring Trishuli River, we carry along to reach Baglung. After this, our path will take us through a drive to the starting point of the trek, Beni.
Beni- Tatopani (1189m)
Today, we will commence our trek. The path through greenery and rhododendron forests will take us to Tatopani which is full of hot springs where we can rest our aching feet.
Tatopani- Ghasa (1189-2012m)
Today, through green paths and forests we will be taken into Ghasa.
Ghasa- Marpha (2012m- 2667m)
After a early day start, we will move along forested paths to reach Marpha. Marpha is known for the huge amount of apples that is grown there and also for the extensive amount of Apple Wine named Marpha which it is famous for.
Marpha- Yak Kharkha
As the name suggests, Yak Kharkha is famous for the number of yaks that can be found grazing all around. We will embark on a trek which will be amalgamated with the views of the extremely beautiful peaks like the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Dhaulagiri on the way to reach Yak Kharkha which will mark the end of the day.
Yak Kharkha- French Col
Today, we trek from Yak Kharkha and call it a day upon reaching French Col.
French Col- Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Today, we will pass from French Col to reach the base camp of the mountain we are about to summit, The Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
- Day 48: Ascent and Descent of the Mount Dhaulagiri
These days will be targeted towards the climbing phase of the Mt. Dhaulagiri which requires setting up of four camps. The advance Dhaulagiri Camp will be set at 5300 m and Camp I will be set at 5900m. The Camp II will be set at 6400m while we will climb the Camp III at 7200m. Camp IV will be set at a height of 7900 m and the climb from the Camp II to IV is regarded to be the most technically difficult task. We will be pushing the summit after making the Camp IV as the base for our attempts. The pride after reaching the top will be a good moment which will allow us to look around at the world down below. We then return back to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp with our minds content after the feat that has been completed.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp- Dhampus Col
Today, we will move along from the Base Camp to Dhampus Col
Dhampus Col- Marpha
We will move along from Dhampus col to the apple city of Marpha.
Today we will start early morning and reach the entry point of the Mustang Region, Jomsom.
Today, we fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. This scenic flight will be followed roaming around Pokhara, which is regarded to be the Lake City of Nepal because of the abundance of lakes situated in the region and because of the extremely high amounts of heritage and other sites worth visiting. The rest of the day can be spent boating around the Phewa Lake and visiting the other sites like the Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwore Cave etc.
We will drive via a scenic drive back to Kathmandu today, upon reaching; we will be stroll around the streets and visit the heritage sites of the region.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu
We will spend the day sightseeing around Kathmandu. We can also embark on a drive to the beautiful viewpoint of Nagarkot. This will bring us to the end of our stay in Nepal.
With the content heart of having carried out the best expedition and with the satisfaction of the task achieved, it is now time to say goodbye to the extremely beautiful country of Nepal, only with a promise to come back for more.