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Mount Dhaulagiri 'seventh highest mountain in the worldlies' lies south of the Nepal-Tibet border and the culminating high point at its eastern end is Dhaulagiri l. Dhaulagiri towers in solitary splendor. This magnificent peak rises as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. 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. Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960.
The French mount Annapurna expedition in 1950 had permission to climb either Annapurna or Dhaulagiri but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss party failed in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later. After four more expeditions had failed, eight members of a Swiss expedition reached the summit in 1960. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass As French Col, to approach the summit from the North-East Col., The expedition was supplied by a Swiss Pilatus Porter aircraft, the "Yeti" which landed on the North-East Col at 5977m. Near the end of the expedition the plane crashed near Dhampus pass and the pilots, including the famous Emil Wick, walked down the mountain to Tukuche.
Tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier. The peak was climbed by the Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. Captain Emil Wick airdropped supplies to the US expedition from a Pilatus Porter aircrafts. Among the delicacies he dropped were two bottles of wine and a live chicken. The Sherpas would not allow the chicken to be killed on the mountain, so it became the expedition pet. It was carried, snow-blind and crippled with frostbitten feet, to Marpha, where it finally ended up in the cooking pot.
Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the First ascent of Mt. Dhaulagiri 2010.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final payment procedures.
In these two days, we will finalize paperwork-Obtain permit for your trip and final checking of your climbing equipments.
A half day sightseeing tours of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath or visit to Swoyambhunath for your successful Expedition.
Drive by Bus to Beni . and camp to Galeshor.
Galeshor - Tato Pani
Tatopani - Ghasa
Ghasa - Marpha
Marpha - Yak Khark
Yak Khark - Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Climbing Period of Dhaulagiri 8167 meters.
After cleanup Base Camp, Prepared for coming back
Dhaulagiri Base camp - Yak Khark
Yak Kharka - Jomsom
Fly Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
It is your free day. You may visit freely and do happy shopping of Nepalese Handicrafts, Arts, and more. then pack your things well if you are going to departure tomorrow
Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandus Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
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