Why is Annapurna So Dangerous or Deadly Mountain?

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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.

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Annapurna Nepal

Figure 1 Annapurna. Picture credit: Vera and Jean Christophe

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

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heavy snow in Himalayas range Nepal

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

Climatic condition himalayas nepal

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

Annapurna Stoke

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

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Dead in 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.

5. Accessibility

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Annapurna base camp trekking

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.

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