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Photojournalist Purnima with Other Summits Mt. Dhaulagiri

For the first time, a Nepali woman has successfully climbed the world’s 7th  eight thousand 167 meters high Dhaulagiri mountain. Purnima Shrestha has successfully climbed the mountain in Dhawalagiri village municipality-4. Shrestha had gone to Dhawalagiri Himal on September 19 via the Mustang via Seven Summit Trekking Company of Kathmandu.

Mingma Sherpa, director of Seven Summit Tours, said that 20 people from her company, including Purnima, successfully climbed Dhaulagiri at 5:00 this morning. “This is the first time that a Nepali woman has climbed the Dhaulagiri mountain for the first time,” he said.

It is yet to be confirmed whether Maya Sherpa and others who went with Shrestha climbed the mountain, said Sherpa. Purnima from Gorkha Arughat, who is also a journalist, had earlier set a record by successfully climbing the 8,081-meter-high Annapurna I Himal at Annapurna Gaonpalika-4 Narchang in Myagdi on April 19.

Purnima’s team is the first Nepali woman to climb Annapurna Himal. Purnima climbed Dhawalagiri with the help of Sherpa (guide) Pemba Sherpa. Purnima is a journalist working for Karobar Economic Daily. She had previously climbed Mt. Everest in 2018, Manaslu in 2017, and Amadablum in 2019.