Mount Dhaulagiri has been scaled For the first time by Nepali woman, Dhaulagiri is the world’s seventh-highest Mountain with a height of 8,167 meters.
Purnima Shrestha has successfully climbed the mountain in Dhaulagiri rural municipality-4. Shrestha had climbed Mount Dhaulagiri on foot on September 18 through the Seven Summit Trekking Company of Kathmandu.
Mingma Sherpa, director of Seven Summit Trekking, said that 20 people from her company, including Purnima, successfully climbed Dhaulagiri at 5 am today. “This is the first time that a Nepali woman has climbed Mount Dhaulagiri,” he said.
Sherpa said that it was yet to be confirmed whether Maya Sherpa and others who went with Shrestha had climbed. Purnima’s team from Gorkha Arughat, who is also a journalist, had earlier set a record by successfully climbing the 8,081-meter-high Annapurna First Mountain at Annapurna village municipality-4 Narchang in Myagdi on April 16.
Purnima’s team is the first Nepali woman to climb Mount Annapurna. Purnima climbed Dhaulagiri with the help of Sherpa (guide) Pemba Sherpa. Purnima is a journalist working for Karobar Aarthik Daily. She had previously climbed Mt. Everest in 2018, Manaslu in 2017, and Amadablum in 2019.
Before going to the base camp, Purnima had said that she was going to achieve the goal of climbing Dhaulagiri, which was stopped last season after the second wave of Covid spread in Beni.