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Annapurna is an enormous Himalayan massif, the tenth highest mountain in the world. In 1950, it became the first 8,000 meter mountain to be successfully climbed. It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kali Gandaki river. The mountain has glaciers on its western and northwestern slopes which drain into this gorge. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that can be translated as Goddess of the Harvests or more simply The Provider. Of Annapurna's many high peaks, five are labeled using some variation of the name Annapurna. Of these, the two highest (Annapurna I and II), stand like bookends at the western and eastern ends of the massif.

Elevation (feet): 26,545
Elevation (meters): 8,091
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 28.584823
Longitude: 83.989921
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May
Year first climbed: 1950
First successful climber(s): Maurice Herzog, Louis Lachenal, (French expedition)
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Convenient Center: Pokhara, Nepal

Trip Reports

There are 8 trip reports for Annapurna.

  • Log #190 - by Jim Bob on Nov 01, 20043.00 stars
    Part of expedition, tricky mountain, enormous. Lots of crevasses, almost fell in. Reached summit, and I could barely breathe. Not a reccomendation.
  • Log #191 - by Fancisco Javier Viviano on Sep 25, 20043.00 stars
    I had a look in your web and i realice that you did the same treck that me.I am thinking to go next year in last October ,but it will take at least 5 days more than 11 years ago.I still can remember...
  • Log #192 - by Javier Munarriz on Aug 28, 20043.00 stars
    I went there as doctor of the Spanish Spring 1987 expedition alled COMVAL-8000. Unfortunately one of us died in the mountain, Andres Ferrer. It was the better experience of my life
  • Log #194 - by Clay on Feb 26, 20043.00 stars
    training and more training, planning and more planning, smart discision making and focus on the hill. Keys to any summit attempt. Follow your heart and the dream will follow. Safe climbing to all...
  • Log #196 - by Will Scott on Oct 30, 20023.00 stars
    It is Hell! You Have To Be Determined! W. Scott
  • Log #197 - by Jack on Aug 24, 20023.00 stars
    I'm reading at the moment,the story from Maurice Herzog in ," TRUE SUMMIT" from David Roberts.
  • Log #198 - by Holten Brandi on Aug 18, 20003.00 stars
    I just finished Jack Turner's book "Teewinot" where he references Annapurna. I wanted more information on the mountain and was introduced to this site. I am not a mountain climber but enjoy...
  • Log #22324 - by cleo weidlich on June 27, 20123.00 stars
    This is rated as the most dangerous 8000+m mountain. I don't recommend simply because it's quite deadly! Highly prone to avalanches, rock fall, and giant crevasses. Upon my arrival at BC, I realized...