Dhaulagiri is a group of mountains in Nepal. It is 120 km (70 mi) long and lies between Kaligandaki river and Bheri river. Dhaulagiri I which is the seventh highest mountain in the world whose height is 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) lies in this group.
|Elevation||8,167 m (26,795 ft) |
|Prominence||3,357 m (11,014 ft) |
|Isolation||318 kilometres (198 mi)|
|Parent range||Dhaulagiri Himal|
|First ascent||May 13, 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, Nawang Dorje, Nyima Dorje|
(First winter ascent 21 January 1985 Jerzy Kukuczka and Andrzej Czok)
|Easiest route||Northeast ridge|
The name Dhaulagiri comes from sanskrit in which dhawala means white, beautiful and giri means mountain.