Introduction: Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltdpresents an experience of a lifetime great adrenaline adventure to worlds’ 7th highest mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8,167 meters camping in the moraines and glacier in the remote North West Dhaulagiri range mountains and then trekking towards the popular ancient Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route ( an Old Caravan Route from Nepal to Tibet) and through the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley and finally completing this great adventure at Jomsom with sweeping scenic flight to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. Dhaulagiri Expeditions with Great Adventure Treks combines almost all of the climbing and trekking environments that Nepal Himalaya has to offer, from the temperate sub-tropic low farmlands to alpine zone in the deep woods the arid and windswept valleys and towards the dense forests of the lower warmer region to high snow crested ridge and remorseless ice field. This is the only expeditions and trekking area where one can view the rare face of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massifs.
Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8,167m lies in the Dhaulagiri range of mountains in the mid – West North of Nepal situated at 28 41 46 Latitude and 83 29 43 Longitude.
The expedition is even more special; perhaps-culturally. The villages and the hidden valleys are particularly memorable, being picturesque examples of the less frequented settlements with its charming inhabitants that are still quite unused to the spectacle of the passing by trekking groups, certainly an overwhelming expeditions from the remote west of Dhaulagiri to the main popular Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route and through the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley and thus ending this wonderful adventure at Pokhara via the scenic route of Annapurna area.
Trip highlights: “Climb of worlds 7th highest mountain, remarkable adventure in the midst of high snow capped mountains, verdant rain-alpine forest, off-beaten paths, views of majestic snow peaks, traditional villages and buddhist culture, warm friendly locals with picturesque scenery of the great surrounding landscapes and high mountain range.”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m. and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu, preparations for the expedition.
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara 860m. 200 km. 5 - 6 hr journey.
Day 05: Drive to Marpha from Beni 830m via Baglung 970m. 6 hrs journey.
Day 06: At Marpha 2,630 meters, preparations and packing for expeditions.
Day 07: Trek to Yak - Kharka 4,915 meters 4 - 5 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m. via Thapa pass 5,250m. 4 - 5 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,750m. 4 hrs via French pass 5,360m.
Day 10: At Dhaulagiri BC rest day for acclimatization.
Day 11: Rest day preparation for the climb.
Day 12: Climb to ABC.
Day 13: At ABC preparations for the climb.
Day 14-30: Expedition to the summit for 17 days.
Day 31-32: Return to Base Camp.
Day 33: At Base Camp clean-up day.
Day 34: Trek to Hidden Valley.
Day 35: Trek to Yak Kharka.
Day 36: Trek to Marpha.
Day 37: Drive back to Pokhara via Beni.
Day 38: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Day 39 - 40: In Kathmandu.
Day 41: International Departure.