|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmnadu /Kathmandu|
The seventh highest, and one of the most popular 8000m Peaks, Dhaulagiri lies on the northwest of Pokhara in Western Nepal and south of the Tibet/Nepal border. Dhaulagiri was first climbed by the Swiss team in 1960 via the North East Ridge. Dhaulagiri, which means “Beautiful White Mountain”, in Sanskrit justifies its name with its enormous peak of shining ice and snow rising above the local terrain. The Dhaulagiri, along with the other eight thousand-plus meter summit of Annapurna makes Kali Gandaki the deepest gorge in the world. Dhaulagiri is also one of the most difficult mountains in the world.
Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world is considered an interesting peak with more than six different routes. The normal climbing route is considered a reasonable climb with only short technical climbing sections and moderate avalanche danger. 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. The tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers, and icefalls is crested by a stretch of thirty miles. Several pyramid-shaped peaks rise along the main crest. Four of the summits, numbered from east to west, rise above 25,000 feet.