Description The North Face of this 8000+ meter summit as seen from Kalopani, Nepal in December 2008. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world (8,167m = 26,795ft). In terms of rise above local terrain, Dhaulagiri is, in fact, almost unparalleled in the world. For example, it rises 7000 m over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the southeast in about 30 km of horizontal distance. The Kali Gandaki is especially dramatic since Dhaulagiri and Annapurna both stand near the river, giving a unique example of two Eight-thousanders facing each other over a deep valley.
Fred Johnson, Wisconsin, USA Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement I am a retired school teacher and Peace Corps Volunteer (Nepal: 1975 - 1977). My interests are photography, trekking, canoeing, and travel.