map One of the highest massifs in the world, located in Central Nepal. The massif is 56 km (35 miles) long, culminating in two peaks, Annapurna I and Annapurna II. The summit of was reached for the first time on June 3, 1950, by an expedition under the leadership of the French mountaineer Maurice Herzog (1919- ). It was the first peak above 8'00 meters that was climbed.

Nepal's most popular trek 'The Annapurna Circuit' goes around the massif counterclock-wise and offers not only fantastic mountain views, but also much of the cultural and scenic diversity that makes Nepal so unique.