Nepal is the favorite destination of mountaineers and every year more than 600 expeditions trudge up the Himalaya. The Annapurna Region is the busiest and the most geographically and culturally diverse of Nepal's trekking areas. We spent 6 days trekking in this region which allowed us to experience the area's stunning beauty! Trekking is an extremely rewarding experience and to wake to the sight of a 26,240 ft. mountain at your doorstep, or to turn a bend or hillside and suddenly see a monster mountain is a Himalaya experience you will never forget.







Mountain Facts
Annapurna was first scaled in 1950 by French climber
Maurice Herzog, leading the way to the opening of Nepal to tourists. His team's horrific storm-plagued struggle turned an extremely difficult climb into an epic of human endurance. Height of Annapurna: 26,240 ft. Read his book, Annapurna, which remains a classic to this day.

New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first to reach the top of Everest, the world's tallest mountain. in 1953. Height of Everest: 29, 028 ft.

In 1975, Junko Tabei of Japan was the first woman to ascend Everest.

In 1978, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habler conquered Everest without oxygen. Two years later, Messner set a new record as the first solo climber to the summit.

In 1996, 12 climbers perished on Everest. Read about this heartrending account in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air.

Since 1953 when Hillary and Norgay set foot on top of the world there have been 147 deaths on the mountain. For every five climbers who reach the summit, one dies trying.

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