Annapurna massif, a 55km long massif is where Annapurna south, one of the subsidiaries of the tenth highest peak in the world, stands at an elevation of 7219m. Annapurna is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya Mountains by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. Annapurna south is one of the popular seven thousander with astounding views of the panoramic Himalayas, flora, and fauna, remote and thrilling trails. You get to experience the panoramic views of the Annapurna and the gigantic mass of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre.
Annapurna South falls under the protected areas of Annapurna Conservation Area also known as ACAP. The entire region is filled with numerous worldly renowned trekking trails and expedition peaks. Since the area is protected by the government of Nepal you can expect to encounter some of the rare and unique flora and fauna respectively. The move of Annapurna South is thought of as troublesome and in fact testing with steep areas on the culmination edge as well as the crossing of steep and dangerous slants underneath the highest point. Subsequently, past experience of climbing a mountain peak or trekking peak with a good physical and mental state is prescribed for those wanting to vanquish the highest point of Annapurna South.
Annapurna south was first successfully climbed in 1964 by a Japanese expedition team through the north face of the peak.
The best time for climbing in Nepal is during March-May (spring) and October – November (autumn). The weather conditions are considerably less hot . The biodiversity of the Annapurna region comes to life during this period of time, it's when nature glows up the dense forest, waking down those trails during such a period of time is a moment of experience.
Annapurna south lies beyond one of the magical mountains Mt. fishtail aka Macchapuchhre so the journey towards the 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 the 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 on the summit depending upon 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.
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 Himalaya have been living under the shadows of Annapurna despite the hard work and hustle. The typical village settlements you will be passing along the route are one of the unique sights to look after.
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 Rhododendron.
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 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Gangapurna 7455m, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6336m and many more encompassing pinnacles.
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