Why is Annapurna So Dangerous or Deadly Mountain? Be Aware With These Reasons If You Are Planning To Go

5 Reasons Why is Annapurna Mountain Supposed So Dangerous or Deadly?

Annapurna is the most dangerous Mountain in the world. This is a life taking mountain. Climbing this summit totally depends on your luck and the hard work you have done. Located in the north-central Nepal with a height of 8091 meters, it is the 10th highest peak in the world.

This is the direct trekking which requires no age restrict yet great soundness of the trekkers to finish the trek. It is viewed as heaven that offers delightful perspectives of the mountains and marvels of nature. Likewise known to be characteristic natural surroundings of several sublime creatures and feathered creatures, the legislature of Nepal has pronounced Annapurna locale as one of the preservation ranges.

Taking us through lavish green foothills, desolate of the world’s most profound Kaligandaki glut and subtropical timberland enhanced with rhododendrons and other wild blooms, it grandstands another one of a kind types of verdure.

Trekkers can make the excursion a camp based (nourishment and overnight remain in camps set-up by the trekking bolster group) or a hotel based (sustenance and overnight remain in lodges). This is viewed as a simple trek moderately, however, you can see glorious Himalayan range encompassing it.

Significant mountain ranges like Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range and Machhapuchhre-the most delightful heap of fish-tail shape seen from the city of Pokhara are seen amid this trail.

Annapurna trekking covers an extensive variety of social and geological assortments and grandstands each and every part of its regular and social flourishing. The way of life and convention of the occupants in Annapurna locale is truly intriguing. Indeed, even the remote towns in this trail offer complex cabins and visitor houses enthusiastically holding up to serve the travelers with colossal cordiality.

Green paddy fields, rich woodland, hot springs and frosty ranges are a portion of the little attractions of this trekking. Real mountains and Himalaya ranges saw amid this trail are Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Tilicho, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.

Catching the perspectives of all these Himalayan reaches and mountains from Poonhill station is a grand affair. Poonhill station gives wonderful dawn and nightfall sees on these mountains. Buddhist Monastery of Barga, Pilgrim town of Muktinath and normal hot spring at Tatopani are a few goals that hold incredible religious esteem. The Cross Thorong La (5416m) is a definitive goal that gives you the stunning Himalaya encounter.

The amazing Annapurna locale is the most different and prevalent trekking region in Nepal. From the full three-week Annapurna Circuit, which extends into the noteworthy Mustang area to short three-day treks, there’s a trek reasonable for everybody here.

As the name recommends, the inside bit of this piece of Nepal is the scope of mountains. The Kali-Gandaki River, the most profound canyon on the planet lies in this same spot. Perspectives of lavish, ripe farmland and undisturbed common timberland, snow secured mountains, and experiences with a blend of numerous ethnic groups, all indicate a various scope of encounters that make this range a standout amongst the most fulfilling trekking goals in Nepal.

The way that the Annapurna chain of mountains lies inland makes a vast piece of land fall in the rain shadow zone. Henceforth these parts are extensively drier than the southern inclines of the mountains. This prompts abnormally different scenes and the likelihood of trekking amid the storm.

In 1950, it was first successfully climbed by the French Himalayan expedition, led by Maurice Herzog.  Till now, it has been climbed only 142 times while the highest peak of the world Mount Everest has been climbed more than 2561 times. Besides that, it has the highest fatality rate that is about 40.8%. So, it is the least climbed mountain in the world.

We may never know the exact reason why that is until we truly experience it. But we can learn from those who have been there from their experiences. The classic book Annapurna sold 11 million copies worldwide by Maurice Herzog can give some idea about it. It is one of the best books related to climbing.

What makes the Annapurna the loneliest summit in the earth? Why is it so deadly? What makes it so difficult to climb? Why Annapurna more dangerous than Everest? Why Annapurna most dangerous mountain? Why is Annapurna circuit called dangerous?

Here we have tried to find out the reasons behind Annapurna being the most dangerous summit in the earth.

5 Reasons Why is Annapurna So Dangerous or Deadly

1. High fatality rate

Only 142 climbers have successfully climbed Annapurna while a total of 61 had died till now. That makes the fatality rate of 40.8% which is very high compared to the Mount Everest and K2. In every three successful climbers, one of them had died. This fact most have proven how dangerous is Annapurna.So, rarely people climb this mountain.

2. Unpredictable Climatic condition

The weather around Annapurna changes frequently. There is a high possibility of severe and inhospitable climatic conditions with extreme cold and snowfalls are expected to be regular. So, climbers have difficulty in reaching the top of the summit. The most fight with the climate. So, it is suggested that April/May is the best month to start your expedition.

3. Difficulty of terrain

Though Annapurna is shorter than Mount Everest what makes it most dangerous Mountain is due to its terrain which is more unstable and difficult to climb. It has steeper slope due to which it is very difficult for a climber to move forward. The route towards the top of the summits is more difficult to pass over.

4. Risk of Avalanches

Annapurna is considered one of the most sensitive avalanche prone areas. Avalanches are so frequent in Annapurna that one has to wait for the safe weather condition in order to climb. There is no such thing as safe in Annapurna.

Avalanche on Mount Annapurna, Nepal
Avalanche on Annapurna, Nepal

You can see the video as well.

5. Accessibility

The route to Annapurna is still one of the deadliest routes to the summit. It is considered that Annapurna is climbed by the elite climbers, no Sherpa’s, no fixed rope and the death in every step you take. There is no safe access to the summit as compared to Everest.

Besides those above reasons, why most of the tourist want to go there? Why Annapurna mountain and the circuit is so famous among tourists. Becuase there are many places to visit in Annapurna region and there are many things to do in Annapurna region. Now, we are going to focus our concentration on both points. Things to do in Annapurna and Places to visit in Annapurna region. Have a read.Annapurna trekking covers

Place to visit in and around Annapurna Region, Nepal

1. Poon Hill

The Himalayan perspective of POON HILL (3193m) gives an enticing goal in the midst of the precarious, rich slope nation amongst Pokhara and the Kali Gandaki. This trek doesn’t take you appropriate in among the mountains, in any case, climate allowing, there are extraordinary vistas and great looking Gurung and Magar towns.

The trails are wide and all around kept up (however soak in places), the cabins are substantial and agreeable, and the height shouldn’t present any issues – however, you will require warm garments during the evening. Rain equip is prudent.


The vast majority do Poon Hill as a circle from Pokhara, beginning at Birethanti (1050m), just beneath the roadside settlement of Nayapul.

A street is being developed the Bhurungdi Khola valley towards Ghorepani (and at the season of composing had just achieved Tikhedunga), yet there’s little movement, and for the vast majority it’s as yet two shortish however persistently tough days by walking through the nice looking Magar town of Ulleri (1960m) and some fine rhododendron woods to Ghorepani (2860m) or, somewhat higher up, the droning bunch of hotels at Ghorepani Deurali.

There’s no compelling reason to set your alert at either, as you’ll be stirred at 4 am by the day by day rush of Poon Hill dawn searchers. On the off chance that mists obstruct your view, as they regularly do, it merits holding tight for an additional day for seeing Annapurna South obviously approaching over Annapurna I and the protuberance carried pyramid of Dhaulagiri.

Past Ghorepani Deurali, the trail slips the flourishing, terraced valley of the Ghar Khola (and there’s a street being worked here as well; descending, you’ll meet it close Shikha, however, the trail remains off it and there’s no activity). It at last dives down to cross the Kali Gandaki on a wonderful suspension connect and touch base at the bustling townlet of Tatopani (1190m), a genuinely requesting day’s stroll from Ghorepani.

At Tatopani, there are banks (no ATMs up ’til now), eateries, a well-being post and the various offices you may require, and in addition the all around kept up hot springs adjacent to the stream, from which the town gets its name (it signifies “high temp water” in Nepali).

Visit transports and jeeps go to Beni and Pokhara. For a slower come back to Pokhara, travel east from the old, bring down town of Ghorepani, making for Ghandruk – one long or two short days’ walk.

The principal segment of the forlorn little group of fundamental hotels at Deurali (not to be mistaken for the Deurali above/north of Ghorepani) is a fine edge stroll through rhododendron timberland, with extraordinary perspectives of Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare, particularly from the cabins roosted at Ban Thanti (3180m); the drop to Tadapani (2630m) is steep and elusive.

At Tadapani you join the Ghandruk course depicted under the Nayapul way to deal with the Annapurna Sanctuary, yet you could without much of a stretch make a more extended circle, intersection toward the east bank of the Modi Khola to rejoin the street at Phedi.

2. The Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit is the exemplary trekking course which circles the whole Annapurna Massif. The trek normally takes 15 to 20 days and is roughly 160 to 230 km long contingent upon the correct drop-off and get point. Most trekkers go a counterclockwise way which gives a more continuous pick up in elevation to traverse Thorung La Pass which at 5416m is the most astounding on the trek.

The mountain landscape is incredible with quit for the day of a portion of the world’s tallest mountains – Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak.

The higher heights districts of the trek which incorporate Manang and Mustang are essentially Tibetan societies while Lamjung and Myagdi which bargain the lower rises of the trek are normally Hindu.

The trek goes through an assortment of scenes extending from rich cultivating valleys to the stark high elevation abandon district of Mustang. Tea houses and hotels are accessible all through the whole length of the trek and offer agreeable settlement and top notch nearby suppers. The trek is for the most part conceivable consistently yet overwhelming snowfall can hinder the Thorung La Pass now and again in January and February.

3. Annapurna Base Camp

This trek takes you straightforwardly to the base of the crests for awesome perspectives of Annapurna I (the tenth tallest top on the planet) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail which has been alluded to as the Matterhorn of Asia.

The trek is a shorter choice than the full circuit and is extremely well known because of the nearby perspectives of the tall pinnacles (most more than 7000 meters) in the Annapurna Sanctuary.

It’s generally done in 10 days and furthermore incorporates a visit to Poon Hill (Next Section) on either the path up or the arrival. The trek takes after the precarious walled gully of the Modi River which has its headwaters in the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Subsequent to taking in the perspectives at Poon Hill it takes around 4 days go up the gully from Tadapani to achieve the Annapurna Base Camp.

4. Nar Phu Valley

The Nar-Phu Valley trek includes something strange to the Annapurna Circuit while adding around 7 days to the aggregate. It is in a limited region so a trekking license and guide must be organized ahead of time.

The range gets generally a couple of guests and ought to be orchestrated as an outdoors trek. Other than ignoring one of the most astounding goes in the locale the trek takes you past old towns and soak walled gorge. It’s a remote and confined piece of Nepal and is a genuine complexity to the experience of the Annapurna Circuit.

The begin of the trek is at Koto just before Chame on the Annapurna Circuit and the exit is through Ngawal and going over Kang La go at 5300m.

5. Tilicho Lake

The side trek to Tilicho Lake adds around 3 days to the Annapurna Circuit yet it’s well justified, despite all the trouble to have the capacity to see one of the world’s most noteworthy lakes at 4920m. One Ascension a restricted, soak trail with bunches of a free shake up to the Tilicho Base Camp Hotel at 4100m.

The second day is one more day of ascending to Tilicho Lake. The lake itself sits toward the finish of broad ice sheets tumbling down from Tilicho Peak and is frequently solidified. Contiguous Tlicho crest is the “Grande Barriere” a broad soak ice secured edge.

Outdoors at the lake is a decent alternative in the event that it can be organized. It’s conceivable however hard to trek west from the lake over Meso Kanto La (5130m) and proceed with a trek to Jomsom. It is conceivable to get this thought from a considerable lot of the distribution maps which normally demonstrate this trekking course yet its basic to discover a guide with neighborhood learning. Tilicho Lake is a troublesome yet remunerating side trek.

6. Ghyaru and Ngawal

This course fundamentally parallels the principle circuit trail toward the north however on the opposite side of the valley amongst Pisang and Manang. It is conceivable to spend the night in Ngawal yet the settlement is more essential than on the circuit legitimate.

The features of this side trek are making tracks in an opposite direction from the group, an opportunity to see more customary life in Nepal in the little towns, the considerable perspectives from Ghyaru and an alternative to making a day hike up to Kang La Pass from Ngawal.

The best approach leaves the primary trail at Pisang and climb to Ngawal before spending the night. The next the very first moment could climb to Kang La Pass before spending one more night and coming back to the trail close Manang.

7. Dhaulagiri Icefalls

An awesome side trek to make tracks in an opposite direction from the group and some fabulous perspectives of Dhaulagiri and additionally North and South Nilgiri.

It’s an intense and soak climb yet regardless of the possibility that you don’t make it the distance to the icefalls the perspectives are as yet fulfilling. It’s best to begin the trek from Larjung which is amongst Kobang and Kokhethanti.

The trail does not go the distance to icefall and its best to have your guide take you or get a few bearings from the neighborhood hold up proprietor. Plan on a throughout the day outing and pack nourishment and water likewise.

8. Kang La Pass

This pass is the finish of the Narr-Pho Valley trek specified before yet it should be possible as a remain solitary day trip from Ngawal. It’s a greater amount of test then Thorung La Pass so be arranged yet the perspectives from the best are well justified, despite all the trouble.

The most recent 30 minutes up to the pass are very steep and loads of screen and free shakes.

The trail is not very much utilized and is in this way not as set up as the fundamental trail. On the in addition to you are compensated with disengagement and a fabulous day trip off the primary circuit. You will without a doubt guarantee in case you’re a fit trekker who prefers a testing climb. It’s a 1700m move from Ngawal to the highest point of the pass.

9. Annapurna North Base Camp

This is the most troublesome and slightest went by of the side excursions said. You may have seen it on a portion of the trekking maps however it’s a lofty course with an inadequately characterized and even non-existent trail. The course was first investigated by a French foreman by Maurice Herzog in 1950.

An initial couple of days go from Pokhara to Lete (some portion of the Annapurna Circuit) before heading steeply into the mountains. It’s a 5-day trek to the base camp from Lete and the course goes from Lete to Choya Deurali (2630mt) to Misisti Khola to Annapurna North Base Camp. It might require a settled rope to get to Misisti Khola.


Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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