Annapurna Summited Day Celebrated
Pokhara – Annapurna Summited Day indicated in the name of French Mountain climber Maurice Herzog, who reached the summit of mount Annapurna on 3 June 1950. Tourism Entrepreneur Associations has celebrated this day in respect of Maurice Herzog.
This summit is the first record of a successful summit on higher than 8000 meters mountain, which was done by a French citizen. French climber promotes our mountain all over the world so we Trekking Agencies Association Nepal (TAAN) Western regional committee has been celebrating this day in his respect from more than 15 years, said Hari Bhujel, president of (TAAN) Western regional committee. This year TAAN Pokhara and other organizations, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Hotel Association, REBAN, and NATTA are jointly have organized program with the aim ‘Together for Tourism’ at Yanjakot, on the way to Annapurna Base Camp, he added.
In this occasion organizer has facilitated free transportation to Pokhara, free accommodation.
Annapurna in Sanskrit literally means “full of food” but is normally translated as ‘Goddess of the Harvests’. For Hindu, Annapurna is “the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess, the mother who feds and prevents starvation, a universal fear, which makes Annapurna a universal goddess, associated with the giving of food (wealth). This led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth with the most popular shrine located in Kashi, on the banks of Ganga River.
Here, Annapurna is a series of peaks 55 km long with the highest point, Annapurna I, which stands 8091m in altitude, making it the 10th-highest summit in the world, located in a spectacular setup, east of a great gorge cutting through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif lies only 34 km west. Annapurna I was the first 8,000m peak climbed by a French Expedition led by Maurice Herzog, who reached the summit on 3 June 1950. It took 20 years for another team to succeed on the same mountain summit. The 1970 ascent of the South Face of Annapurna by Chris Bonington’s team was a landmark in the history of mountaineering. This is a mountain that is among the most familiar of mountains, yet one that is very rarely climbed.