Two Nepali women successfully scale Mt Dhaulagiri for the first time

File Photo Purnima Shrestha, one of the two women climbers to scale Mt Dhaulagiri Successfully, at mt Dhaulagiri camp 2. Photo Courtesy: Purnima Shrestha's Facebook wall.

Kathmandu (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): For the first time, two Nepali women have successfully climbed the world’s seventh highest mountain, Dhaulagiri.

Mingma Sherpa, chairperson of Seven Summit Treks, said that Purnima Shrestha and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa had climbed the 8,167-altitude Mt Dhaulagiri at 5 am this morning. Twenty other people from the company have also climbed Dhaulagiri today.

Mountaineer Shrestha is a photojournalist and Sherpa is renowned mountaineer of the country.

Shrestha had gone to Dhaulagiri on September 20 through the company for the autumn ascent. Her team, a resident of Gorkha Arughat, had earlier set a record by climbing the 8,081-meter-high Annapurna First Mountain at Annapurna Gaonpalika-4 Narchang in Myagdi on April 15.

Shrestha, who works for Karobar Artha Daily newspaper, had earlier climbed Mt. Everest in 2018, Manaslu in 2017 and Amadablum in 2019.
According to the Mountaineering division of the Department of Tourism, 230 climbers from 25 climbers had taken permission for the expedition this season, while a total of 40 climbers, including 12 women and 28 men from four teams, had taken permission to climb Dhaulagiri.