Mt. Annapurna Expedition
Mt. Annapurna is popular as a tenth highest mountain in the world and it is situated to the east of the great George cut through the Himalaya of Kali Gandaki River. The literal meaning of Annapurna is ‘Full of Grains’ and it is translated as ‘Goddess of Harvests’ in common understanding. The Hindu Mythology define the word ‘Annapurna’ as a goddess of fertility and agriculture and even it is called an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Annapurna mountain regions is known as Annapurna region and it includes six peaks including Annapurna I (7,200m), Annapurna II (8,091m), Annapurna III (7,937m), Annapurna IV(7,555m) and Gangapurna (7455m) and Annapurna South (7,219). The entire surrounding of Annapurna area is protected by Annapurna Conservation Project Area (ACAP). ACAP is the first and largest conservation area in Nepal which was established in 1986 by King Mahendra . Nowadays, it is known as National trust for Nature Conservation.