Mount Dhaulagiri lies to the north-west of the city of Pokhara, a popular touristic place, in Myagdi, Gandaki, Nepal. Standing gorgeously at the height of 8167 meters, it is the seventh highest mountain in the world and the sixth highest in Nepal. The two eight-thousanders Dhaulagiri and Annapurna form the ridge called “Andha Galchhi”, in the river Kaligandaki, meaning the blinding ridge, claimed to be the deepest in the world. It derives its name from the Sanskrit language and is also known as “the white mountain”. Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition, popular for its mountain climbing service and preparation in the world, offers both basic and complex technical skills for climbers.
The French expedition that hailed to Nepal in 1950 was the first team to be attracted by the peak of Mount Dhaulagiri. The French mountaineer Maurice Herzog, along with the team members, observed the peak of Dhaulagiri from far away and concluded that they could not ascend it. So they fianally decided to climb Annapurna I, 8091 metres. Between 1950 and 1959, Swiss, French, Argentine and Austrian mountaineers made several attempts via north side to climb to the top of Mount Dhaulagiri, but all in vain. It was in the year 1960 that an Austrian expedition led by Max Eiselin undertook to make a successful climb to the top via northeast side of the mountain. Since then hundreds of mountaineers from home and abroad have had the experience of setting their feet on the top of this gigantic and beautiful mountain.
-Article written by: Bedu Khatiwoda for Land Nepal