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Annapurna of Nepal, Mountains, Travel Destinations

Nepal has gained fame and popularity for its mountains, to be specific the Himalayas. It is home to the greatest mountain climbing extravaganza in the world. Here, climbers and trekkers can choose from 238 mountains that are above 6 000 meters in height and eight of the fourteen mountain peaks in the world, over 8 000. These monster mountains of Nepal are Mount Everest (the highest in the world), Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Kanchanjunga, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Makalu and last but not least, Annapurna.

The tenth highest peak in the world, Annapurna, is located on the
Kali
Gandak River, and has a peak on either side of its massif. These peaks
are
known as Annapurna I and Annapurna II. The name Annapurna can be
translated
into two versions, “Goddess of the Harvest” or “The Provider”.

There are many mountains in Nepal, but few with the
magnificent views and options that Annapurna has to offer. The two
trekking
circuits of Annapurna are the Village Trek and the Circuit Trek. The
Circuit
Trek consists of trade paths that were used in ancient times for trade
between Tibet and Nepal and the region still overflows with a diverse
mixture of Hinduism, Bon-Po and Buddhism. On this breathtaking trek,
you
will be supplied with many photographic opportunities of the Annapurna
Mountain and the Dhaulagiri Mountain, including spectacular landscapes
and
many Nepalese wildlife species. This 300 kilometer trek circles the magnificent
mountain
and reaches altitudes of 5 300 meters. The Annapurna Village Trek
concentrates on the foothills of the mountain, scenery and the small
villages that are found along the way.

Annapurna has been steeped in triumph, but has also had its share of
tragedy, such as in May 2005. Christian Kuntner, a 44 year-old Italian
climber, was fatally injured during an avalanche. Another member of the
team
narrowly escaped death with sustaining serious injuries. These
accidents are
a reminder to us of the danger that comes with mountain climbing and that climbers should never loose
their
respect or awareness for the mountain they climb. But, no matter what
the
dangers or risks are, adventure seekers and mountain climbers will keep
returning to conquer the mountain and overcome their own fear.