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Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m.) was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from Sanskrit " Dhavala means" means "White" and girl is "Mountain" The mountain was sighted by British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873; but the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949.
The French mount Annapurna expedition in 1950 had permission to climb either mount Annapurna or mount Dhaulagiri but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri . A Swiss party failed in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later.
After four more expeditions had failed, eight members of a Swiss expedition reached the summit in 1960. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass.
As French Col, to approach the summit from the North-East Col., The expedition was supplied by a Swiss Pilatus Porter aircraft, the "Yeti" which landed on the North-East Col at 5977m. Near the end of the expedition the plane crashed near Dhampus pass and the pilots, including the famous Emil Wick, walked down the mountain to Tukuche peak.
Tragedy struck in 1969 when an avalanche killed seven members of a US expedition on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier. The peak was climbed by the Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. Captain Emil Wick airdropped supplies to the US expedition from a Pilatus Porter aircrafts. Among the delicacies he dropped were two bottles of wine and a live chicken. The Sherpas would not allow the chicken to be killed on the mountain, so it became the expedition pet. It was carried, snow-blind and crippled with frostbitten feet, to Marpha, where it was finally eaten up in the cooking pot.
29 Aug. 2017 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
30 Aug. 2017 Day 02: Prepare expedition in Kathmandu- hotel
31 Aug. 2017 Day 03: Expedition briefing - department tourism
01 Sept. 2017 Day 04: Drive Kathmandu - Beni, Darbang-camp
02 Sept. 2017 Day 05: Trek to Darbang - Baskot village – camp
03 Sept. 2017 Day 06: Trek from Baskot village to Bagar -camp
04 Sept. 2017 Day 07: Trek from Bagar to Dovan and put camp
05 Sept. 2017 Day 08: Dovan-Pina (forest camp)Sallagari camp
06 Sept. 2017 Day 09: Pina (forest) to Italian base camp camp
07 Sept. 2017 Day 10: Italian BC- Dhaulagiri B.C.4740m camp
08 Sept.- 06 Oct 2017 Day 11-39: Climbing Dhaulagiri 8167m.
07 Oct. 2017 Day 40: Prepare base camp return to Kathmandu
08 Oct. 2017 Day 41: Dhaulagiri base camp -Yakkhark - camp
09 Oct. 2017 Day 42: Trek Yakkhark- Marpha – Jomsom- hotel
10 Oct. 2017 Day 43: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara & Kathmandu
11 Oct. 2017 Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu, Nepal hotel
12 Oct. 2017 Day 45: Transfer to KTM airport for final departure
Per person USD 7500
Climbing Sherpa guide per guide USD 3000