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World's 7th Highest Mountain from the Air - Dhaulagiri [01:37]
On my flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to New Delhi, India, I took a seat on the starboard side (right) of the aircraft to be able to view the 7th highest mountain in the world - Dhaulagiri. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8167 metres (26795 ft) and is one of fourteen over eight thousand metres. Dhaulagiri, is located in Nepal, and the parent peak for this mountain is the K2. It was a cloudy day and the although I've seen clearer views of this mountain before, nevertheless, this was equally breathtaking. This mountain is a part of the Himalayan Range all along Nepal, India, and China. Also visible in this video is the Annapurna range(ranked 10th in the world). Annapoorna/Annapurna (8091m/26545 ft) is only 34 km. east of Dhaulagiri and the gorge between the two is considered to be Earth's deepest. From Wikipedia: The mountain's name is धौलागिरी (dhaulāgirī) or धवलागिरी (dhawalāgirī) in Hindi and Nepali. This comes from Sanskrit where धवल (dhawala) means dazzling, white, beautiful and गिरि (giri) means mountain. It is often called Dhaulagiri, denoting the highest summit in its massif called Dhaulagiri Range (Nepali: श्रृंखला, shrinkhalā), Dhaulagiri Himāl (Nepali: हिमाल) or The Dhaulagiris. This massif extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. Dhaulagiri is the easternmost high peak. Dhaulagiri is also the highest point of the Gandaki river basin. Annapurna (Sanskrit, Nepali, Nepal Bhasa ...
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