Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition
The seventh highest mountain in the world
The Dhaulagiri also known as “The White Mountain” is quite easily recognized because of its unique, mound shape when can be seen from treks that leave from Pokhara. Lying in the north-west side of Pokhara, this peak first attracted the Franch expedition that came to Nepal in 1950. Led by Maurice Herzog, the mountaineers looked up at this formidable peak and decided it was impossible to climb and turned their attention to Annapurna I, which they subsequently climbed. It was the discovery of Dhaulagiri’s height in 1809 that brought to light the fact that the Himalayan range of mountains was higher than the Andes in South America. At the time, the Europeans assumed Dhaulagiri as the highest mountain in the world. Numerous attempts were made at climbing this peak in the 1950s, but none were successful. Argentineans, Swiss and German climbers were competing with each other to reach the summit but finally on 13th May 1960, a Swiss Expedition led by Max Eiselin succeeded and put six climbers on the summit and among them was Kurt Diemberger. This was the 13th eight-thousander to be climbed; there were 13members on the expedition and them summitted on the 13th. Nawang Dorjee who was part of the expedition became the first Nepali to climb Dhaulagiri.
MAXIMUM : 45 Days
ENTRY : Baglung
EXIT : Pokhara