Mt. Dhaulagiri may not be as well known as Mt. Everest, but this is the seventh highest peak in the world at 8,172 m/26,811 ft. It wasn't conquered until 1960 by a Swiss expedition. Its white snowcapped peak has long stood defiantly against those who wanted to climb to its top. Some of the early attempts did end with avalanche and disasters. The mountain today has accepted its fate and conquerable, and can be safely climbed with incredible views from its summit.
Mt. Dhaulagiri is located west of Pokhara. It is not on the Chinese border, but completely within the nation of Nepal. To east Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna I, two peaks over 8,000 meters are visible.
The name "Dhaulagiri" is Sanskrit for "White Mountain" When you see it rising above the Himalayas; you will understand how it got its name. Its brilliant snowcapped summit stands majestically above the surrounding mountains. It stands like a dare, challenging anyone to conquer its lofty top.
The journey itself begins in Pokhara, the beautiful mountain city by the lake. This is where you will get your first glimpse of Dhaulagiri as it rises above the other peaks in the region. To stand at the edge of Lake Phewa in Pokhara while seeing its reflection in the blue waters will make you want to meet the mountain's challenge.
The expedition takes 52 days, of which 31 days will be spent climbing. Your journey with Bochi-Bochi's experienced team will allow you to conquer the mountain and to return once more to the land below.