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South Annapurna

a trekking peak with mountaineering exprience

Alpine Climbing Moderate

8 km
2.4 km
142 m
Low Point
4.1 km
High Point
6.4 km
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This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done in March, April, September, October and November. From a low point of 4.1 km to the maximum altitude of 6.4 km, the route covers 8 km, 2377 vertical metres of ascent and 142 vertical metres of descent. You'll need ice axe, bivy kit, crampons, glacier kit and 2 ice axes to complete it safely.


great for beginners looking to get in high altitude Himalayan experience.



May involve slightly more complex glacier hikes, easy but possibly long rock ridges and steep snow up to 45 degrees. Equivalent to PD, PD+

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

in March, April, September, October and November

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Bivy Kit
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit
  • 2 Ice Axes