Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain of the world. It lies in the northern central region of the Nepal. The sierra lies between two perennial rivers of Nepal; Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki. Having the tenth highest mountain in the world, Annapurna has 13 elevation over 7000 meters and 16 elevation over 6000 meters. Annapurna was name after the Sanskrit language ‘Anna’ means food and ‘Purna’ means full which means “full of food”. As the name given it usually seen feed.
The Annapurna mountain range has six outstanding cliffs. Annapurna I is the one of the difficult 8000m mountains which was successfully climbed. In the history of the mountaineering, Maurice Herzog climbed the Annapurna for the first time. Similarly, continuing the trend of mountain climbing, Don Williams and Dougal Heston climbed the southern face of Annapurna for first time in the history. While making the history and exploring the mountains, Annapurna was submitted as the highest mountains and which remained for 3 long years until Everest was submitted.
Highlights of the Annapurna Mountain Region
- 10th Highest Mountain in the world
- Panoramic Views of Annapurna Mountain Range
- Thorong La Pass(Highest Pass in the World)
- World’s Highest Lake “Tilicho”
- Annapurna Conservation Area
- Deepest George in the World- Kaligandaki
- Evergreen bamboo trees, Rhododendron, and other botanical tresses.
- Beautiful views of waterfalls.
- Mustang Apple Garden
- Famous Muktinath Temple, monasteries, other temples.
- Paddy fields, subtropical forests
- Settlement of Ethnic village
Some Popular Peaks around Annapurna Mountain are:
Dhaulagiri massif is the one of the mountain range in Nepal. The Dhaulagiri massif has four peaks name as Dhaulagiri I, II, III AND IV. Even Dhaulagiri is derived from the Sanskrit word which means ‘white beautiful mountain’. Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest peak of Nepal. it is one of the mountains of Nepal which is above 8000m from sea level. Dhaulagiri is belt by the two 8000m high peaks: Dhaulagiri I and Annapurna I. it lies on the great Kali Gandaki valley, which is consider as deepest canyon of the earth. The successful climbing of Dhaulagiri was done by a swiss-Austrian team led by Max Eiselin in 1960 from the Northeast side of Dhaulagiri.
Machhapuchhre, one of the acclaimed and conspicuous mountains of Nepal which is a part of Annapurna massif. Machhapuchhre resembles the tail of a fish and name given as by its affinity. Annapurna massif include the southern limit as provocation. Machhapuchhre has carry the local belief as a sacred mountain belonging to Lord Shiva. Even the summiteer has not climbed the machhapuchhare due to its religious belief. In 1957 a British team led by Col. Jimmy Roberts; the team returned back from a point 150m as they promise not to climb to the peak due to its belief.
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized 27 peaks as the “trekking” peaks. in. To have the trekking peak tags, the elevation of peaks must be in ranges from 5000m to 6500 m and closer to famous trekking space. Many trekking peaks doesn’t need proper skill to climb. Those peaks area comparably less risky than mountains and can climb on less time. Due to the easy accessibility these peaks are really famous among visitor who wants to explore the mountain rage on shorter period. Some of the most famous trekking peaks in the Annapurna region.
Pisang peak (6091 meters) is the most famous trekking peaks in Annapurna region which lies in Manang district. This appealing peak beautifully place above a village of Pisang. Pisang is most confront trekking peaks of the Annapurna region. For climbing this peak one requires a basic climbing skill because this peak is vertical and mostly fill with snow. The summit of peak delivers breathtaking glimpse of mountains of Annapurna range to Manaslu range and Trans-Himalayan Tibetan plateau on the north. German expedition made the history of climbing its summit in 1955.
Hiunchuli (6441 meters) is another dazzling trekking peak in the Annapurna region. Hiunchuli is connected to the south Annapurna region, it falls under the Annapurna sanctuary. The peak less challenging yet vulnerable. Due to the rock falling nature of the peak and its cryptic routes many climbers try not to trek in this peak. Though for the adventurous bodies it is something not to miss. An American Peace Corps expedition led by Craig Anderson climbed for the first time in October 1971.
Mardi himal (5587 meters) becomes the newest hankering among trekkers especially young trekkers while trekking in Annapurna region. Mardi himal trek was open to trekkers in 2012 yet it successfully attracts the large numbers of trekkers. The mardi himal is delightful with the primeval environment and fascinating outlook view of Annapurna range. The Macchapuchhre looks like the monarch from the mardi himal trek. It lies under the Machhapuchhre massif. A trekker needs basic climbing skill to climb the Mardi himal because it is little risky due to reasonably low altitude. In 1961 Col. Jimmy Roberts climbed the mardi himal for first time with two Sherpa.