Annapurna Himalaya Expedition in Nepal !!
Annapurna Himalaya has series of mountains/peaks in the Himalayas, a 55km (34 miles) - long massif of which the highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8091m, making it the 10th highest summit in the world and one of the 14 "eight-thousand". It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya Mountains by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. (Dhaulagiri I lie 34km west of Annapurna I.)
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is "the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess…The mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess...... Her most popular shrine is located in Kashi, on the banks of the river Ganga." Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.
The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal, established in 1986 by the Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several worlds - class trekking including the Annapurna Thorong La.
The Annapurna Peaks are the world's most dangerous mountains to climb, with a fatality to summit ratio of more than 40%.
Trekking - Expedition Highlights:
Ascend up to Kali Gandaki Valley via natural hot water spring, exploring Dhaulagiri icefall and observing the Thakali people and their way of life as well as the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Facts of the Trek
Destination: Annapurna Himalaya: Group Size: Min - 2.
Minimum altitude: 923m: Maximum altitude: 8091m.
Season: Spring & Autumn: Transportation: Bus / Private car
Duration: 60 Day: Entry – Exit: Pokhara
Major Peaks of The Annapurna Range
|Annapurna I||26,545 ft.||8,091 m.|
|Annapurna II||26,040 ft.||7,937 m.|
|Annapurna III||24,786 ft.||7,555 m.|
|Annapurna IV||24,688 ft.||7,525 m.|
|Gangapurna||24,457 ft.||7,455 m.|
|Annapurna South||23,684 ft.||7,219 m.|