Posted by: Everestencounter (IP Logged)
Date: June 28, 2012 07:02AM
Dhaulagiri; name is derivative from Sanskrit "Dhavala" means "White" and Giri is "Mountain" The Mountain was displayed by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian evaluator.
After four more expeditions had failed, eight members of a Swiss expedition conquered the summit in 1960. The Swiss expeditor first ascended Dhaulagiri in 1960. The climb followed a roundabout route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass as French Col, to approach the summit from the North-East Col.
Tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier. The Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976 summited.
Highlights of the Expedition
Exploring Thakali village and old monasteries, Apple orchards, observing beautiful background of mountain desert (Mustang) and Dolpo range, different community with majority of Magar, Bramhin and Thakal
Facts of the Expedition
Destination : Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m)
Minimum altitude : 923m.
Maximum altitude : 8167m.
Season : Spring & Autumn
Transportation : Airplane
Duration : 60 days
Entry : Beni
Exit : Pokhara
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu, upon arrival airport pickup service. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02 Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel.
Day 03 Kathmandu to Beni (850m) by bus and camp
Day 04 Trek to Babichor (950m)
Day 05 Trek to Darbang (1030m)
Day 06 Trek to Sibang (1720m)
Day 07 Trek to Muri (1840m)
Day 08 Trek to Boghara (1990m)
Day 09 Trek to Dobang (2400m)
Day 10 Trek to Chartare (2820m)
Day 11 Trek to Pakabon (3585m)
Day 12 Trek to camp near glacier (3810m)
Day 13 Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m)
Day 14-49 Climbing period
Day 50 Cleaning up Base Camp
Day 51 Trek to Hidden valley (4900m), French pass (5360m) cross
Day 52 Trek to Yak kharka (3990m), Thapa pass (5230m) cross
Day 53 Trek to Kaligandaki valley - Marpha (2667m)
Day 54 Trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 55 Fly to Pokhara (850m) from Jomsom. Overnight Hotel.
Day 56 Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m) by bus. Overnight Hotel.
Day 57 Free day at Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel.
Day 58 Drive to airport for return flight.
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