How Dangerous Annapurna Mountain Massif to climb in Nepal?

Annapurna Mountain

Annapurna Mountain is known as the most dangerous mountain in Nepal. But every part of the Annapurna Massif is a very adventure trekking points. Annapurna Mountain is also known as the goddess of Food. It’s is one of the holy peaks of Nepal. In Sanskrit, the Annapurna word made with two Sanskrit words “Anna” & “Purna” Which means the goddess of food. Annapurna region is very popular for trekking amongst the trekkers and travelers. Annapurna Region Treks are a little bit easy but climbing to the Annapurna Massif is very risky and dangerous. But Annapurna Mountain is the main source of many rivers of the region and it’s is also the major part of the Ecosystem of Himalayan. While Annapurna Massif is considered as a very deadly mountain to climb but it is one of the most admired mountain massifs of Nepal. Whatever challenges come on the way but trekkers love to summit this amazing mountain. Some useful information about why Annapurna Mountain is a deadly mountain in the world are:

1. about Annapurna Mountain

Before you know about the deadly things about the Annapurna Massif get some information about the Annapurna Mountain. This amazing mountain is located in the North – central part of Nepal. Annapurna Mountain offers you the 14 stunning mountain peaks to climb. In 1950 the tallest mountain peak 8,091m (26, 545ft) climbed by the French Expedition. And the whole Annapurna Massif is safely surrounded by the amazing Annapurna Conservation Area. This area cover the 7629 square kilometer of ACA. This conversation area so many amazing trekking trails in different trekking destination of Annapurna Region. Annapurna Circuit is one of the most famous trekking trails in the world. And trekkers and travelers can find so many trekking destinations with amazing trekking trails.

2. High Death Rate

Annapurna Mountains are very attractive mount massif and it attracts many tourists every year. Lots of trekkers come to climb the amazing Annapurna Mountain but only few trekkers are successful in doing it. Annapurna Mountain holds 35% to 40% of death rate. This considered higher than other mountain climbing. There are only 157 climbers who get success to summit the Annapurna Mountain. And 60 climbers died during the climbing. Climbing Annapurna Mountain has very different terrains. And because of difficult terrains its makes it remote and unreachable place in emergency times. Because of this entire situation, Annapurna mountain climbing success rate is low.

3. Unpredictable Climate

Annapurna mountain area is very icy mountain area. And the weather condition will be very unpredictable in Himalayan area of Nepal. And it’s very difficult to do climbing in such an icy peak with unstable climate. Trekkers will experience different weather conditions in every season. In summer season you can feel the hot and sunny days with some rainy days. In spring and autumn you can feel the amazing and pleasant weather with the happy nature around you. And this two season of the year is considered as a best season to do trekking and climbing in Nepal. And in winter the weather will be very cold and freezing. You can see the amazing snowfall during winter. The unstable high wind and snowfalls can be the life threading climate for the climbers. Difficult trails with tricky weather can be very dangerous for everyone.

4. Difficult Terrain

Annapurna Mountain is the 10 tallest mountain peaks in the world. And this mount massif offers difficult terrains. And some terrains are very difficult to climb for the climbers. It is also considered as a one of the fatal mountain curve compared to other mountains. Because of the challenging landscapes you will go through some ice walls, steep slopes, crevasses. And some steep sections can be very difficult to walk. Because of the unstable and difficult terrains lots of climbers and trekkers face death during the climbing. Difficult terrains also a main problem of high rate of death in Annapurna massif climbing.

5. Numerous Avalanches

Unpredictable weather in Annapurna Region can be possibilities for many avalanches in Annapurna Mountain. And because of the global warming the glacier is melting which make more difficult and adds more risk for the climbers. Avalanche of Annapurna Mountain makes the terrain more difficult. And the fall of snow masses, rocks and icy glacier will create more difficult during the climb. And the climbers walk through some difficult landscapes, ice cliffs or seracs which are very risky because the I’ve cliffs or seracs can break anytime. The climbing in Annapurna Mountain is way too difficult but every year more than 40,000 climbers & trekkers visit the Annapurna mountain area.

6. Technical Difficulties

Nepal is developing day by day and making better in every field. But we can’t deny that Nepal still has not well-trained manpower and technology which can track the condition of the mountain and arrange the quick help. Technical difficulties are one of the major problems in climbing in the Himalayan area. Unstable weather with risky mountain and poor technical technology lead to a higher death rate.

As being a deadly mountain, it require special training and physical fitness to summit. However, many travelers love to hike different part of the Annapurna Region. Some of the popular Hiking destination of the Annapurna Massif are:

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  • Mardi Himal Trek
  • Khopra Danda Trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Nar Phu Valley Trek
  • Upper Mustang Trek


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