Dhaulagiri; name is derivative from Sanskrit "Dhavala" means "White" and Giri is "Mountain" The Mountain was displayed by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian evaluator.
After four more expeditions had failed, eight members of a Swiss expedition conquered the summit in 1960. The Swiss expeditor first ascended Dhaulagiri in 1960. The climb followed a roundabout route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass as French Col, to approach the summit from the North-East Col.
Tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier. The Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976 summited.
Highlights of the Expedition
Exploring Thakali village and old monasteries, Apple orchards, observing beautiful background of mountain desert (Mustang) and Dolpo range, different community with majority of Magar, Bramhin and Thakal
Facts of the Expedition
Destination : Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m)
Minimum altitude : 923m.
Maximum altitude : 8167m.
Season : Spring & Autumn
Transportation : Airplane
Duration : 60 days
Entry : Beni
Exit : Pokhara