Machhapuchchhre ( 6,993 m)

Machhapuchchhre or Machhapuchhre "Fish Tail" in English, is a mountain in the Annapurna Himal of north central Nepal. It is revered by the local population as particularly sacred to the god Shiva, and hence is off limits to climbing.Machhapuchchhre is at the end of a long spur ridge, coming south out of the main backbone of the Annapurna Himal, that forms the eastern boundary of the Annapurna Sanctuary. (The Sanctuary is a favorite trekking destination, and the site of the base camps for the South Face of Annapurna and for numerous smaller objectives.) The peak is about 25 km north of Pokhara, the main town of the region.

Image From Flickr: Andrew Smith, Esmar Abdul Hamid, Jean-Marie Hullot, Gonzalo Saenz de santa maria poullet, William Nicholas Henirk

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Peak Facts

Elevation:
6,993 m / 22,943 ft
Latitude:
28.495000
Longitude:
83.949167

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