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Dhaulagiri Mountain

The White Mountain

DhaulagiriDhaulagiri, which can be literally tranlated as White Mountain, holds the status of the seventh highest mountain in the world. A giant Himalayan massif, Dhaulagiri lies in north central Nepal and is the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal. Dhaulagiri region has four pyramid-like peaks, in addition to the main summit, and all of them rise more than 25,000 feet altitude. High passes and sweeping snow-clad vistas seem to challenge the trekkers who would love to go on a off-beat trek. Trek in Dhaulapur region is replete with peace, and on the other hand, excitement and adventure.

Location North Central Nepal
Altitude 8,167 m
Importance 7th Highest Mountain In The World.
Other name Dhawalgiri
Mountain Range Himalayas
Region Dhaulagiri Himal
Best Trek Season April To May & Late September To October

Striking Features

The Dhaulagiri Trek
The trek trail is an extreme trip that rings the awesome Dhaulagiri, an imposing peak west of the Annapurna massif. This trek familiarises the trekkers to astounding varieties of Nepal's natural beauty and cultural diversity. This is an ideal trip for those with mountaineering aspirations.

Day 01: Trek departure to Beni-900m (approx. 9 hr drive from Kathmandu) and overnight camp

Day 02: Trek to Babiyochaur-1000m (5-6 hr)

Day 03: Trek to Dharapani-1500m (6-7 hr)

Day 04: Trek to Muri-1800m (5-6 hr)

Day 05: Bagar-1900m (6-7 hr)

Day 06: Trek to Dovan-2550m (7-8 hr)

Day 07: Trek to Italy Base Camp-3500m (7-8 hr)

Day 08: Rest at Italy Base Camp for acclimatization

Day 09: Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp-4650m (6-7 hr)

Day 10: Rest at Dhaulagiri base camp for acclimatization

Day 11: Trek to Dhampus Pass-5250m crossing over French Pass-5360 (7-8 hr) via hidden valley

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka-2591m (6-7 hr)

Day 13: Trek to Marpha-2665m (3 hr)

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu, trip ends...

Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Dhavala' which means 'White' and 'Giri' i.e. 'Mountain'. The mountain was discovered by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors in 1873. The region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. After its discovery in 1808 by the western world, Dhaulagiri was thought to be the highest mountain in the world. This lasted for 30 years before Dhaulagiri's place was taken by Kanchenjunga, and then Mountain Everest.

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