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Annapurna Base Camp at Noon
Nepal

Right in the heart of the Annapurna Range, the base camp is the perfect area to be besieged by mountains - just absorb the mountain view and of notable mentions here are Machapuchare(6993m)- better known as the Fish Tail, Kangsar Kang(7485m) and the Annapurnas - their nomenclatures are confusing and I think the highest one which is Annapurna I(8091m) is to the left of the glacier here.

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Subida: 30/03/2011
Actualizado: 11/06/2014
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Tags: base camp; annapurna sanctuary; machapuchare; fish tail; annapurna circuit; nepal
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