“Discover the world’s 7th highest mountain located in Western Nepal with the exclusive arrangements of team Snowy Horizon, professional climbing Sherpa and basecamp staffs in Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m).”
Mt. Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world and 5th in Nepal which is located in the Northwest of Myagdi District in Nepal. “Dhavala” means “White” and “Giri” means “Mountain peak” from Sanskrit is a real giant, which endorses to say the range of White Mountains as Dhavala+giri hereafter called Mt. Dhaulagiri in combined. The real altitude of Mt Dhaulagiri is (8,167m) from sea level. Mt. Dhaulagiri is one of the most formidable peaks to climb. The first successful summit was possible only in 1960 by the Swiss following from the Northeast ridge. This mountain was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s but remained virtually unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. Five ridges buttress Dhaulagiri l and even up until the early 1980's however only the Northeast ridge had been successfully climbed. Dhaulagiri is considered the most interesting peak among the eight thousand meters mountains in Nepal. In terms of rising above the terrain, Mt. Dhaulagiri is unparalleled as it rises 7000m over Kali Gandaki valley with a horizontal length of 30km, which by any standard is an impressive statistic.
The vast majority of ascents to date have been via the first ascent route, which is the "Normal Route" on the Expedition of Dhaulagiri. However, ascents have been made from almost every direction on this mountain. Dhaulagiri has 5 ridges and south and west faces, which raise about 4000m from their Base Camps, offering opportunities to develop many interesting routes from Italian, Swiss and French camps. There had been over 500 summit ascents and about 70 climbing fatalities on the mountain until 2019 through an unofficial record. One can find the Dhaulagiri Expedition to approach the summit at its first elevation of 8167m, due to its technically challenging routes and lack of big commercial expeditions, one of the most attractive climbing destinations. The expedition can only be organized for seasoned mountaineers who have an interest in this formidable mountain.
Snowy Horizon is pleased to offer our beloved Expedition members to this unforgettable and highly exciting mountain expedition in Mt. Dhaulagiri with the world-class equipped and managed project. We provide a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, and climbing documentation, traveling logistics including airfares, ground transportation, porters, and other individual services required by mountaineers. On the track to the ABC, we organize logistics for the provision of all required accommodation and food. Upon request or if previously confirmed we are ready to supply all necessary logistics, rescues, supports, etc. to the climbers included in the Expedition.
The approach to the Base Camp is from Pokhara, driving to Beni Bazaar and trekking from there along the Myagdi Khola valley to Darbang and via Bagar, Italy Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp in Spring and driving from Pokhara to Beni and along Kali Gandaki Valley through Tatopani (1189m), Ghasa (2012m) and Marpha (2667m). After Marpha we start trekking to Yak Kharka (3680m) and the Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m) via a hidden valley in autumn. The trek to the Base Camp takes 4 days with an acclimatization day in Hidden Valley. On the way back we trek only 2-3 days to Jomsom (2710m) and take the flight back to Pokhara in both seasons.
09 Sep: Day 01: Pick up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1350m).
10 Sep: Day 02: Official formalities and expedition preparation in Kathmandu.
11 Sep: Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m-6 Hrs.); hotel.
12 Sep: Day 04:Drive from Pokhara to Marpha (2670m-8 Hrs.); lodge.
13 Sep: Day 05:Rest and acclimatization (Marpha-Muktinath-Marpha Tour); lodge.
14 Sep: Day 06: Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka (3680m-7 Hrs.); camping.
15 Sep: Day 07: Trek to Hidden Valley (5080m-6 Hrs.) via Thapa pass; camping.
16 Sep: Day 08: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m-5 Hrs.) via French pass; camping.
17 Sep-17 Oct: Days 09-39: Climbing Period (Summit Period to Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m).
18 Oct: Day 40: Dismantling ABC, preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp).
19 Oct: Day 41: Trek to Hidden valley (5080m- 4 Hrs.) via French pass; camping.
20 Oct: Day 42: Trek down Yak Kharka (3680m- 7 Hrs.) via Dhampus pass; camping.
21 Oct: Day 43: Trek to Jomsom (2710m-6 Hrs.) via Marpha; lodge.
22 Oct: Day 44: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, (20 minutes,)transfer to hotel.
23 Oct: Day 45: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (7 Hrs.); hotel.
24 Oct: Day 46: D-Briefing and leisure day in Kathmandu; evening farewell dinner.
25 Oct: Day 47: Final departure to your port of destination.
07 April: Day 01: Pick up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
08 April: Day 02: Official formalities, expedition preparation in Kathmandu.
09 April: Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Darbang (920m) for about five hours, camping.
10 April: Day 04: Trek from Darbang to Dharapani, camping.
11 April: Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muri, camping.
12 April: Day 06: Trek from Muri to Bagar, camping.
13 April: Day 07: Trek from Bagar to Doban, camping.
14 April: Day 08: Trek from Doban to Sallaghari, camping.
15 April: Day 09: Trek from Sallaghari to Italy base Camp overnight at tent camp.
16 April: Day 10: Trek from Italy base camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).
17 April-15 May: Days 11-39: Climbing Period (Summit Period to Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m).
16 May: Day 40: Preparation to return (Clean Base Camp).
17 May: Day 41: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to down Yak Kharka (3680m).
18 May: Day 42: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m), about six hours, teahouse.
19 May: Day 43: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, about 20 minutes, overnight hotel on BB Plan.
20 May: Day 44: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus which takes about seven hours.
21 May: Day 45: D-Briefing, Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu; evening farewell dinner.
22 May: Day 46: Final departure or alternative Join other activities.