It was first summated by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from Sanskrit: Dhabals means whit and Giri means mountain. At first, that mountain was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits in 1873. Dhaulagiri was the last successful mountain above 8000m in Nepal.
It is most dangerous mountain in Nepal; therefore, many people became victim in course of expedition. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from tukuche , over Dhumpus pass and follow the French Col to approach the summit.