The seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri located in north central Nepal. Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from Sanskrit "dhavala means" means "White" and girl is "Mountain"
The Mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873, but the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. Dhaulaghiri was climbed first in 1960 by an international team under the leadership of Max Eiselin, Lucerne.
The way pioneered by Max Eiselin's team has become the normal climbing route. There are however two main possibilities to reach the base camp. Both ways start from south at the small town of Beni (860 m) which can by reached by bus from Pokhara and Kathmandu.The eastern valley is called Kali Gandaki and was chosen by the French expedition in 1950. Today there is even an airport at Jomosom (2700 m) in this valley. On the west side of this valley is Dhaulagiri; on the east side is Annapurna. The alternative route is the Mayanghdi valley, which was discovered by a Swiss expedition one year later. Today there are commercial trekking tours that climb on one side, reach the base camp and come back through the opposite valley.
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu. O/N in hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu. O/N in hotel.
Day 03 Kathmandu, Briefing. O/N in hotel.
Day 04 Drive to Beni. O/N at Camp or lodge.
Day 05 Trek to Tatopani. O/N in camp or lodge.
Day 06 Trek to Ghasa. O/N in camp or lodge.
Day 07 Trek to Tukuche. O/N in camp or lodge.
Day 08 Trek to Marpha. O/N in camp or lodge.
Day 09 Trek to Yak Kharka. O/N in camp.
Day 10 Trek to French Col. O/N in camp.
Day 11 Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp. O/N in camp.
Day 12-44 Climbing Period of Mt Dhaulagiri. O/N in camp.
Day Day 45 Trek to Dhampus Pass. O/N in camp.
Day 46 Trek to Marpha. O/N in camp or lodge.
Day 47 Trek to Jomsom. O/N in camp or lodge.
Day 48 Flight Jomsom-KTM. O/N in hotel.
Day 49-50 Kathmandu. O/N in hotel.
Day 51 Transfer to airport for onward destination.