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Mountain Name(s): Annapurna, अन्नपूर्ण, Аннапурна, アンナプルナ山,     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 8091 m / 26545.3 ft     Snow line: 5000 m / 16404 ft
Summit(s): Annapurna I; (8 091 m /26 545 feet)
    Prominence: 2 984 m/9 790 ft
Location: Nepal(Central Region);     Isolation: 34 km/21 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 28°35'42.965''N
83°49'13.609''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Apr - 15 Jun;
01 Sep - 15 Nov;
Parent Range: Himalaya     Nearest Airport(s): Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM);
Range: Annapurna     Convenience Center(s): Pokhara;
First Ascent: 3/6/1950 Louis Lachenal (France), Maurice Herzog (France)... More     National Park(s): Annapurna Conservation Area;

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The Annapurna massif and surrounding area are protected by Nepal’s first and largest conservation area, home to the Annapurna Circuit, one of the most beautiful treks in the world. The Annapurna peaks are historically the most deadly of the 8000ers—it holds the highest fatality to summit ratio. Only experienced athletes commit Annapurna ascent.

Description Edit

The highest peak in the Annapurna massif. Technically is called

Annapurna 1.

Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world and was

the first 8000m peak to be climbed.

The mountain has glaciers on its western and north-western

slopes which drain into a great gorge cut through the Himalaya

by the Kaligandaki River. The normal route is approached from

Manang side.

Location Edit

Located in eastern part of Nepal, 40 km distance from Pokhara,

190 from Kathmandu.

Getting there Edit

By plane or car from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Trecking to

Galeshor – Tatopani – Ghasa - Lete and River side – Jangle

Camp - Miristi Khola - Annapurna North Base camp.

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You will need an Annapurna conservation area permit.
You can arrange all the permits in Nepal Tourism Board (see
details here: http://www.ntnc.org.np/trekking-annapurna-
gaurishankar-and- manaslu-information-and-entry-permit-
forms) or via touristic agency.

Asia, Nepal: Western Region

  • Annapurna, Annapūrna II
  • Hiking - 20 Day(s)
  • 1 Sep - 30 Nov
  • Challenging 
  • 2 people climbed it

Asia, Nepal: Western Region

  • Annapurna
  • Hiking - 8 Day(s)
  • 1 Sep - 30 Nov
  • Moderate 
  • 1 people climbed it

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• The mountain range consists of 6 major peaks over 7000m – Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m) , Annapurna III (7555m) , Annapurna IV (7525m) , Gangapurna (7455m) and Annapurna South (7219m).

 

• Annapurna is considered the most dangerous of all the eight-

thousanders - the mortality rate among climbers climbing for all

years up to 41%. However, for modern mountaineering

mountain became less dangerous, losing Kanchenjunga (8586

m) - Statistics for the period 1990 - 2008 on Annapurna

m
ortality 19.7% vs. 22% in the Kanchenjunga.... Read more

 

• In the autumn of 1999 there were 120 expedition to

Annapurna. 106 climbers reached the summit. 54 climbers

never came back. As of the end of 2009, there had been 157

summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 60 climbing fatalities on

the mountain. This fatality-to- summit ratio (38%) is the highest

of any of the eight-thousanders. In particular, the ascent via the

south face is considered, by some, the most difficult of all

climbs.
... Read more

 

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