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Dhaulagiri Expedition

Dhaulagiri Expedition

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Dhaulagiri climb is an adventure trip to the seventh highest mountain (8167 m) in the world. It lies in northwest Himalaya in Nepal. The name of mountain derived from Sanskrit such as Dhavala (white) and Giri (mountain), translates the ‘White Mountain’. Swiss Expedition led by Max Eiselin first climbed it May 13, 1960. An unsuccessful attempt was here since 1950. Walk 10 days to reach the base camp after the Kathmandu-Beni bus journey.

Dhaulagiri climb offers a huge shape of the massive mountain with the large glacier. French Expedition led by Maurice Herzog in 1950 was unsuccessful. The seven members of the US Expedition were killed by an avalanche in 1969 on the east glacier of the peak. The Swiss, French, Argentinean, US, Japanese and Italian Expeditions conquered, however, some of them died. The Pilatus Porter Aircraft was crashed on northeast Col (5977m) in 1960.

Dhaulagiri climb offers strenuous circuit trekking to a camping base. The mountain and Annapurna I (8091 m) has constructed the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge (6967 m) in Dana (1400 m). The first Nepali Nawang Dorjee Sherpa climbed the peak on 13 May 1960. You can see the massif view from the Poon Hill tower and Larjung with Icefall. Interact with the Thakali, Magar, and Gurung people, their culture, dress, and lifestyle in the trip.

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