Machapuchare is also known as the “Matterhorn of Nepal” thanks to its pyramid-shaped summit. Its official name translates to "fish tail", which the mountain is reminiscent of when viewed from the west with its second summit coming into sight. In Nepal, the mountain is considered sacred because it is the seat of Amitābha, the Buddha of infinite light. Therefore, in 1964 the Nepalese king issued a climbing ban for Machapuchare. Thus, to this day the mountain is considered the highest unclimbed six-thousander.



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Elevation: 6993 m
Country and region: Nepal
Mountain range: Himalayas
Prominence: 1233 m
Orometric dominance: 18
Coordinates: 28.495833, 83.945833

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