Annapurna South, one of the offshoots of the tenth highest mountain in the world, is located at an elevation of 7219m within the 55km long Annapurna massif. The Kali Gandaki River, which divides Annapurna from the Dhaulagiri range, cuts a large gap through the Himalayan Mountains to the east. One of the well-known 7,000-meter peaks, Annapurna South, offers breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas, as well as vegetation, animals, and challenging treks. You can see the massive mass of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre as well as the Annapurna in its entirety.
The Annapurna Conservation Area, or ACAP, includes Annapurna South among its protected areas. There are many well-known trekking routes and expedition peaks throughout the entire area. You can anticipate seeing some of the uncommon and unusual flora and fauna since the area is protected by the government of Nepal. With steep terrain on the climax edge and the crossing of steep, precarious slopes beneath the highest point, the Annapurna South trek is regarded as difficult and challenging. For individuals seeking to conquer Annapurna South's highest point, previous experience of climbing a mountain peak or trekking a peak is advised, as well as being in good physical and mental health condition.
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Annapurna South's first expedition
Annapurna south was first successfully climbed in 1964 by a Japanese expedition team through the north face of the peak.
Route to Annapurna South Expedition
Annapurna south lies beyond one of the magical mountains Mt. fishtail aka Macchapuchhre so the journey towards Annapurna south will provide you an amazing glimpse of two base camps namely Machhapuchhre base camp and Annapurna South base camp. It's the peak where you get to experience the bases of two amazing mountains. There are altogether four camps set up towards the peak.
Annapurna South Base Camp: Situated at an elevation of 4,000m the base camp is the first acclimatization zone for climbers. You’ll be taking the trekking trails to the base camp which will allow you to understand the high Himalayan altitudes and how to prevent any kind of sickness you might suffer in those elevations. It's an important hub on your expedition journey.
Camp I: Camp I would be situated around 5,000m.
Camp II: Camp II would be set up around 5,970m.
Camp III: Camp III would be set up around 6400m. It's the final camp before the peak. Here your professional guide will prepare to push onto the summit depending on the weather conditions. If the conditions are favorable you will be pushing for the summit otherwise you’ll be descending towards base camp and preparing to summit again.
Major Highlights of Annapurna South
Gurung Village Settlements
Annapurna is home to one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, Gurungs are one of the major parts of the Annapurna region. Their unique village settlements all over leading to the major trekking and expedition peaks are one of the highlights of the region. You can observe and understand the Himalayan lifestyle alongside their unique culture and tradition. The people of the Himalayas have been living under the shadows of Annapurna despite their hard work and hustle. The typical village settlements you will be passing along the route are one of the unique sights to look after.
Flora and Fauna
Annapurna National park is rich in diverse flora and fauna. The protected national park is the main result of rich biodiversity. The dense forests look even more beautiful during the period of Spring when the forests are covered up by lush Rhododendrons.
A 55km long stretch of gigantic mountain peaks is home to one of the highest peaks in the world where you can encounter Annapurna I at 8091m, Annapurna II at 7937m, Annapurna III at 7555m, Annapurna IV at 7525m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Gangapurna 7455m, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6336m and many more encompassing pinnacles.
More Highlights of the Annapurna South Expedition
- Annapurna Region's rich greenery
- Inviting and well-disciplined Himalayan people and their way of life and custom.
- Adrenaline and rush-filled climbing experience of 7219-meter Annapurna South
- All-encompassing perspectives on the world's tenth most elevated mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091m)
- The city of Lakes, the tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara.
- Rare Flora and Fauna.
- Panoramic views of Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Gangapurna 7455m, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6336m.
- Traditional and ethnic Gurung village settlements.
- Shower in a regular natural aquifer at Jhinu Danda.
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