About the Annapurna Massif and Its History

Annapurna Massif and the mountain peaks of the Annapurna region are very popular between the trekkers and climbers. It is the second much-visited region after Everest. Annapurna region is very rich with natural and cultural beauty. Trekkers even said that this region is the trekking paradise with the feel of heavenly peace. The beautiful trails, villages, forests and many other things in the Annapurna Region will make you feel out of this world.

Annapurna Massif is the main attraction of Annapurna region. There you can see the mountain peak over 8,000m, 13 peaks over 7,000m, and 16 peaks over 6,000m with a 55 km stretch. Annapurna massif is fully surrounded safely in Annapurna Conservation Area. This is one of the largest conservation areas in Nepal. There you can find so amazing natural things like 474 different kinds of birds, 1200 flowering plants, and 102 different mammals. And during the trekking in this region, you can walk along with some amazing bamboo, rhododendron, and oak and pine forest.

Annapurna Region is very rich in culture as well. There you can see the community of Gurung, Magar, Tamang, and Thakali. This region will give you an amazing experience of different ethnic groups. In the Annapurna region, you can see so many different kinds of ethnic groups with their unique culture and traditions. You can see their amazing culture and celebration of the festivals.  You can even try their cultural dress with will be colorful and beautiful. The traditional foods also will be delicious and you can enjoy the food.


Annapurna Massif History

Annapurna massif is the main attraction of the region and the massif is as epic as you think about it. The whole magical Annapurna mount massif is safely surrounded by the amazing ACA. And you can see the Marsyangdi River from north to east, the amazing deep gorge in the world Kali Gandaki to the west, and the beautiful lake city Pokhara Valley in the south. Many determined mount climbers have been trying to summits this challenging mountain massif for hundreds of years.

The first successful summit of Annapurna massif is done in June 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal. There is no other successful summit after that until 20 years later. The first American team, which were a women team who climb this massif in 1978. In fact, still, the women of that place are not allowed in the region because of the local Gurung people’s extremely held beliefs about the holy nature of this land.

There are less than 150 people who climbed Annapurna and you can find a lot of stories about this region and about the mountain of Annapurna. Some of the best books like; Annapurna- A Woman’s Place, Herzog’s Annapurna- about the first climb, and many more. 191 climbers had successfully climbed this Annapurna massif still 2012 with the fatality rate of 32 percent. As a result, makes this mount massif super deadlier than the other eight-thousander.

Some of the Remarkable climbing facts

  • From a new route on May 23, 1981, Boguslaw Probulski and Maciej Berbeka of Poland did the summit of Annapurna I. after this summit the new route become famous Zakopianczykow way.
  • The first winter climbing of Annapurna I is done by Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Hajzer on February 3, 1987.
  • The first solo Slovenian climber on the south face of Annapurna was Tomaz Humar in October 2007.
  • The Switzerland climber Ueli Steck made history by summiting the Annapurna and coming back to the base camp in just 28 hours via the La faille route on October 9, 2013. And after that, the feat has been called ‘’One of the most impressive Himalayan climbs in history’’.
  • Till to March 2012, there was 191 summit that has been done to Annapurna I and a total of 61 fatalities.

Annapurna Massif Himalayan Ranges

Annapurna massif Himalayan ranges have a wide range of Beautiful Mountains to the trekker.  Annapurna region is a place of mountains. You will be amazed by seeing so many Mountains in one region. There are 13 peaks over 7000m and 16 peaks over 6000m.

  • Annapurna I 8,09m, Annapurna II 7,937m, Annapurna III 7,555m, Annapurna IV 7,525m, Annapurna South 7,219m, Annapurna Fang 7,648m

Tilicho Peak 7,123m, Machhapuchhre 6,993m, Mardi Himal 5,587m, Ghorepani Poonhill, Hiunchuli 6,441m, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, Dhampus Peak, Damodar Himal, Hamling Himal, Gaugiri Himal, Khangsar Kang 7,485m, Tarke Kang 7,202m, Lachenal Peak 7,140m, Gandharb Chuli 6,248m.

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