Mt. Pumori Expedition (7161m) - mt. pumori expedition
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
What is Trekking?
Trekking means journey on foot, especially to hike through mountain areas or walk in the country side for pleasure or sport. Perhaps among the various kinds of activities that you can enjoy during your visit to a country like Nepal which is blessed with varied bio -diversity and geographic regions.
Trekking involves walking on an average of 5 to 7 hours per day covering about 9 to 14 kilometers in remote areas. The trekking route passes through forest, high passes, valleys, meadows, rice fields, idyllic hamlets with the backdrop of the magnificent Himalayan range, glaciers, snow fed rivers and lakes depending on the region.
During a trek you can either stay in simple lodges or homes of local people or camp for the night. Trekkers can either choose virgin tracks or off beaten trails to reach their desired destination in remote Nepal.
Some people confuse trekking with climbing but trekking does not involve mountain climbing, it only involves walking on trails. Trekking is a healthy activity though it does have certain amount of caution is required to avoid accidents. If you are physically fit trekking will not be difficult for you. No prior climbing training is required for trekking but you need to have love of walking to enjoy nature and trekking trails.
Mt. Dhaulagiri, the White Mountain was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. its name is derived from Sanskrit ’dhavala- means white’ and giri is mountain’ The White Mountain. It is an enormous Himalaya massif located in the North Central Nepal. It was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and it remained as highest peak in the world till 1848 AD.
Later it was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors in 1873 AD. But the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. The French Annapurna Expedition, led by Mr Herzog in 1950, had permission to climb either Dhaulagiri or Annapurna but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss team failed to climb in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later.
After four more expeditions, an eight member of a Swiss expedition reached the summit in 1960. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass, French col to approach the summit from the North’ East col. The peak was then climbed by two Japanese in 1970s, the American in 1973 and the Italians in 1976.
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