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Terraces in Annapurna Region 2

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Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. It is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal, that includes 8,091 meters (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, 13 additional peaks over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000 meters (19,690 ft). This section is a 55 km (34 mi)-long massif.

Annapurna I is tenth among Earth's fourteen eight thousanders. It rises east of the Kali Gandaki Gorge separating it from Dhaulagiri massif. 8167 meters Dhaulagiri is 34 km to the west and the gorge between is considered Earth's deepest. More info in Wikipedia.

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Comments (4)

fritz hegner on March 10, 2009

Very nice Paolo !

Paolo Grassi on March 12, 2009

Hi Fritz ..., thanks a lot for your kind comments and for your visit. - I shotted my pictures in Nepal in the year 1998 (Kathmandu and near valley) and in 1999 (trecking in Annapurna Region and Pokara). I love Nepal very much. I thank you for your information and i invite you to see my photos in India - My February Contest - My March Contest - My favourite photos - Greetings from Italy.

Basu Kshitiz on April 28, 2013

real nepal:) thanx Paolo for all nic pic !

Paolo Grassi on May 6, 2013

Thanks, Basu Kshitiz. Greetings. P. Grassi

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  • Uploaded on October 13, 2007
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    by Paolo Grassi