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Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal. The name Annapurna derived from Sanskrit & Nepali Grammar (Byakaran). The literally Annapurna means “(She who is) Replete with food”, but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 square kilometers (2,946 sq. mi) Annapurna Conservation Area. The Annapurna Massif has one peak over 8000 meters (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft). The Annapurna massif covering 55 kilometers. The Massif is bounded by Marshyangdi river on the north- east, Kali Gandaki Gorge on west & remaining south part by Pokhara.
Annapurna Peaks are considered as the world`s most dangerous mountains to summit. Because fatality-to-summit ratio (32%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousands. In October 2014, at least 43 people were killed as a result of snowstorms and avalanches on and around Annapurna, in Nepal’s worst ever trekking disaster.
No doubt the Annapurna region is paradise of trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Since more than 25 best trekking routes are remaining in this region. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Machhapurchhe (Fish Tail) Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, annapurna circuit trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Gale Gau Trekking, Ghandruk Trek, Dhampus Trek, Mardi Himal Trek are the most using trekking route of Annapurna region.