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Annapurna II EarthCache

Hidden : 05/02/2009
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

During a tracking around the Annapurna you can do this earth cache. After 5 days of walking from Bhulbhule you can chose to walk the upper route to Manang. During your walk you will visit the cache location with a beautiful view on Annapurna II and III.

Annapurna, part of the Himalayas, is a mountain massive with one of the peaks above the 8000 meter elevation called Annapurna I (8091 meter), worlds 10th highest mountain on earth. Next to this peak there are a lot of other peaks above 6000 meter.

The Himalayas is the worlds largest mountain with peaks reaching over 8000 meter. Annapurna is Nepal smallest peak above 8000 meter. The Himalayas originates from a collision of the Indian plate with the Euroasia plate approximately 50 million years ago. Based on vulcanism after the collision the Himalayas was formed with multiple peaks. Annapurna is a massive with a lot of different tops making it inpossible to have a view on all peaks on one single place.

The Indian plate is still moving a few mm per year. This means that the peaks in the Himalayas are still growing. The growth based on the movement of the Indian plate is almost completely reduced to naught due to the stark wind at top of the mountain.

View on Annapurna II

After 5 days of walking from Bhulbhule you will reach Lower Pisang. Here you can chose to walk the upper route to Manang. During your walk you will visit the cache location. Take a rest at the cache location and order a drink. During your rest enjoy the beautiful view on Annapurna II (7939 meter) and Annapurna III (7555 meter).

View on Annapurna III

In order to claim this cache, you must have a photo taken with your GPS and Annapurna II in the back ground. If the weather is so bad that Annapurna II is not visible, then take a picture with the typical tree at the cache location (a little bit to the right from Annapurna II) in the back ground. You must also answer these questions by sending me an email. (do not post the answers in your log).

1. What is the name of the lodge at the given coordinates?
2. Which peak is visible at 250° from this location?

We appriciate your extensive log sharing your Nepal - Annapurna experience!

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