Machhapuchhare from Base Camp
Machhapuchhare, the ‘Fish-Tail’ peak from the Annapurna Sanctuary,
Image Size : 480 x 320 mm
Print Size : 594 x 420 mm
Machhapuchhare, also known as 'The Fish-Tail Peak' due to its appearance when viewed from the south is the culminating point of a long spur ridge, running south from the main backbone of the Annapurna massif, which forms the eastern boundary of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Although relatively modest in height, at 6,993 metres (22,943 feet), it has never been climbed due to the fact that the Nepalese Government will not issue a permit to climb it.
This image of the mountain's west face is taken from Machhapuchhare 'Base Camp' which is an area identified near the mouth of the Annapurna Sanctuary.