Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167m)

Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167m)

dhaulagiriMt. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain of the world in the North central region of Nepal in the Dhaulagiri Zone. It lays to the north-west of Pokhara and to the east of the Annapurna Himalayas range. Dhaulagiri means "White Mountain". Normally, to do expedition to Mt. Dhaulagiri, four camps will be set up Camp I 5,900m. On the Col, Camp II at 6,400m, Camp III at 7,200m and Camp IV 7,500m. The climbing of this section is considered the most difficult in the expedition. Then we will push the summit and return to Camp III if everything goes well as planned. If we could not approach the summit from Camp IV due to bad weather or other reasons, we will have to fix bivouac at 7,900m and next day try to push to the summit. Dhaulagiri was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by Kurt Diemberger and members of a Swiss/Austrian expedition. The vast majority of ascents to date have been via the first ascent route, which is the "Normal Route" on the mountain. However ascents have been made from almost every direction. It is one of the deadliest mountains in the world, with a 40% fatality rate. The South and West faces of Dhaulagiri both feature massive drops; each rises over 4000 meters from its base, and each has been the site of epic climbs. Among the subsidiary peaks in the range, Gurja Himal also boasts a large, precipitous drop on its south face.

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Fact of Dhaulagiri Expedition

Name of Expedition: 

Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition

Elevation:

8,167 m (26,795 ft) 

Location:

Gandaki Zone, Nepal 

Range:

Dhaulagiri Himal, Himalayas

Rating:

Highly Adventurous

Rank:

7th World Highest Peak 

Grade:

Strenuous & Difficult

Activities:

Trekking and Mountaineering

Minimum Altitude:

820m

Maximum Altitude:

8,167m

Season:

September to November and April to May

Transportation:

Private vehicle 

Duration:

47 Days

Entry Point:

Beni

Exit Point:

Jomsom

Walking hours per day:

5 to 7 Hours

Group Size:

2 to 15 Persons