Mount Dhaulagiri 8,167m (26,795 ft) is the world’s seventh tallest peak. This Himalayan massif is located in north-central Nepal’s Dhaulagiri zone and northwest of Pokhara. In Sanskrit, Dhaula means white and Giri means beautiful. Unknowingly until the discovery of Mt. Kanchenjunga, it was rated as the highest peak. The first successful expedition to Dhaulagiri came in 1960 when it was climbed by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nyima Dorji and Nawang Dorji, members of a Swiss / Austrian expedition. The crest of Dhaulagiri stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers & icefalls. Several pyramid-shaped peaks rise up around the principal crest. The Dhaulagiri Expedition lasts for nearly 7 weeks including a 4,750 m week-long trek to the basecamp. Even though there are more than six different routes to climb, Dhaulagiri is a difficult mountain and a complex climb irrespective of the path involving a high skill level. The traditional path to climb Dhaulagiri is via the North East Ridge and is climbed over basecamp with other 3 camps. The scenery is breathtaking and the demanding trek crosses many mountain passes, including French Pass (5,360 m), Thapa Pass (5,200 m). Besides Dhaulagiri base camp trek, you will get a wonderful opportunity to explore the beautiful lifestyle and culture of Magar, Gurung and Thakali community. Dhaulagiri region is considered one of the most remote areas in Nepal with an array of Himalayan hills, deep valleys, high passes and sweeping views. The path through the Trans-Himalayas is calm, peaceful and full of adventure and excitement. The Dhaulagiri expedition that includes many 7,000 m peaks is perfect for those who are looking for a thrilling and challenging trek through remote highlands, rugged terrain and off the beaten track.