Mount Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world and the highest 8000 meters mountain that lies entirely within Nepal. It lies in the western region of Nepal and is a less climbed 8000 meters peak. The climbing expedition to this mountain is one of the best adventure experiences of climbing. Although an 8000 meters peak, Dhaulagiri is technically easier mountain than others to climb and can be your ideal mountain in Nepal to start your climbing journey to the Himalayas.
Adventure Mountain Nest organizes this one of the most coveted mountaineering expeditions in the world every year. Our Dhaulagiri expedition is led by a strong, expert team of experienced Sherpas and other supporters. Several days of trekking through high altitude passes to the base camp of mount Dhaulagiri gives us ample time to acclimatize to go further on our summit bid. All the acclimatizing passes come before the base camp. Once the expedition reaches the base, we set up the base and start preparing for the climbing attempt and look for the favorable weather condition and acclimatizing procedures.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival – 1400 m
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.
Day 02: Kathmandu. Preparation and Orientation Day
On day 2nd of the trip, we will have a detailed orientation about the whole expedition. From the necessary gear to preparation procedures; from the safety measure to weather condition, we will talk in details so that we are all prepared the historical trip of our life time. Our climbing Sherpa guides, Sherpa supporters, medical team, catering team and other expedition team members will be ready to give you the smoothest service possible during the expeditions. We will be talking about inside out of the trip today.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara
We will to Pokhara today, a charmingly beautiful city. About twenty five minutes of flight will let us absorb the beauty of the Nepali rural settings. On reaching Pokhara and checking into our hotel, we will have some time to explore around the town on the lake side.
Day 04: Pokhara - Beni – Raughat
Drive to Beni from Pokhara and then trek to Raughat
Day 05: Raughat - Tatopani (1190m)
Trek to Tatopani from Raughat today.
Day 06: Tatopani – Ghasa
The trek today takes us to a beautiful Ghasa village which is an ethnic settlement of Thakali people. The walk goes on the trail along the Kali Gandaki river gorge and through the villages of Dana and Kopchepani. On the trail, we also get to see a beautiful waterfall called Rup se Chhahara. On reaching Ghasa after about six hours of walk, we check into a tea house and relax for the day.
Day 07: Ghasa – Marpha 2680m
We start the trek for the day to Marpha after breakfast at Ghasa. As we gain the elevation today, most of our walk is on uphill trail. Passing Lete village we reach Larjung and continue even further to Tukuche village. We go past big apple orchard before reaching the beautiful Marpha village to stay our overnight today. Apple from this region is very famous and tastes incredible.
Day 08: Ghasa – Yak Kharka
We trek to Yak Kharka today. The trek brings us closer and higher into the mountain climate and we move slowly towards Yak Kharka trying to acclimatize to the high mountain atmosphere.
Day 09: Thapa Pass Day (5244m)
Today is the day we cross one of the high altitude passes that we go through on our expedition. This pass will make us familiar with the high altitude climatic condition so that we are more prepared for the days to come.
Day 10: French Pass Day (5360m)
The trek for the day takes us through an even higher pass than Thapa pass We pass through the famous French pass today to pass through 5370 meters above sea level.
Day 11: Trek to base camp (4750m)
The trek today takes us to the base of Mount Dhaulagiri where we will set up our camps to stay for several days acclimatizing and attempting the summit bid.
Day 12 – 46: Climbing period
From day 12 to day 46 we will spend our time acclimatizing and attempting on our climbing expedition and reaching the summit.
Day 47: Dhampus Col
We start our way back and trek to Dhampus col.
Day 48: Yak Kharka
We trek back to Yak Kharka.
Day 49: Yak Kharka – Tukuche
Trek back to Tukuche.
Day 51: Jomsom – Pokhara (Flight)
Take a scenic flight to Pokhara in the morning. Spend the day in Pokhara to relax.
Day 52: Pokhara – Kathmandu (Flight)
Fly back to Kathmandu and take some leisurely stroll around or go for a cultural heritage tour of Kathmandu.
Day 53: Departure Day
Get ready at the hotel lobby 3 hours prior to your flight time and we will transfer you to airport for your departure flight.