Paungda Danda

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Paungda Danda
Swarga Dwar
Polished mountains - Annapurna Circuit, Nepal - panoramio.jpg
Paunda Danda's western rock face
Highest point
Elevation 4,730 m (15,520 ft)
Parent peak Pisang Peak
Coordinates 28°35′10″N 84°13′06″E / 28.58611°N 84.21833°E / 28.58611; 84.21833Coordinates: 28°35′10″N 84°13′06″E / 28.58611°N 84.21833°E / 28.58611; 84.21833
Geography
Paungda Danda is located in Nepal
Paungda Danda
Paungda Danda
Nepal
Location Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Paungda Danda is a Himalayan mountain located in Manang District, Western Region, Nepal. The mountain is not significantly prominent, and is a subsidiary peak to the southeast of Pisang Peak. Paungda Danda is notable for its western rock face that rises dramatically 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above the Marshyangdi River.[1] The mountain's smooth western face, also known as the Great Wall of Pisang, is composed of slate rock and formed as a result of an ancient lakebed being uplifted during the creation of the Himalayas.[2] Today, the mountain is a recognizable feature along the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trekking route.

References

  1. ^ Mayhew, Bradley; Bindloss, Joe (2009). Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Lonely Planet. p. 178. ISBN 9781741041880. 
  2. ^ Bezruchka, Stephen; Lyons, Alonzo (2011). Trekking Nepal: A Traveler's Guide. The Mountaineers Books. p. 233. ISBN 9781594854101. 
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