Location : Central Nepal Himalayas Altitude : 8,091m Imporance : 10th Highest Mountain In The World. Best Trek Season : April To October
The annapurna range situated in central Nepal has one of the most dominating Himalayan panorama. Placed just north of Pokhara the range from west to east consists of Annapurna South Face (7,219m), Gang (7,647m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m) and Annapurna II (7,925m).
Anapurna is an enormous Himalayan massif and the tenth highest mountain in the world. In 1950, it became the first 8,000 meter mountain to be successfully climbed. Located to the east of a great gorge that cuts through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki river, this mountain range has glaciers on its western and northwestern slopes, which drain into this gorge.
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that means “Goddess of the Harvests” or “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.