Myagdi: For the first time, two Nepali women have successfully climbed the world’s seventh highest mountain, Dhaulagiri.
Mingma Sherpa, the chairperson of Seven Summit Treks, said that Purnima Shrestha and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa ‘Akita’ had climbed the 8,167-altitude Himal Purnima in Dhaulagiri Gaonpalika-4 of Myagdi at 5 am this morning.
Twenty other people from the company have also climbed Dhaulagiri today. There is no record of Nepali women climbing Dhaulagiri before.
Climber Shrestha is a photojournalist and Sherpa is a person associated with climbing. ‘After reaching the top of the peak, I had a conversation with Sherpa in the morning from the third camp. She plans to arrive at the base camp by this evening, ‘said her fellow journalist Shrishti Kafle.
According to the Mountaineering Branch of the Department of Tourism, 230 climbers from 25 climbers groups had taken permission to climb the mountain this season, while a total of 40 climbers, including 12 women and 28 men from four groups of climbers, had taken permission to climb Dhaulagiri.
171 climbers to climb Manaslu this season
There are 171 climbers in 17 groups of climbers for the highest number of Manaslu mountains this season. 38 women and 133 men had taken permission to climb Manaslu.
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