Annapurna Expedition-45 Days
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First climbed by Herzog & Lachenal in 1950, Annapurna at 8091m is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna lies in the North-central Nepal stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. Annapurna which adjacent to the tourist capital of Nepal Pokhara was the first eight-thousander to be climbed. The four summits with the entire massif of Annapurna form the northern barrier of Pokhara Valley. The main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The mountain has glaciers on its western and north-western slopes which drain into a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kaligandaki River.
However, despite being the first eight thousander to be climber, Annapurna is still one of the least climbed 8,000er peaks. The reason is that all the routes on the mountain pose severe difficulties for climbing. The Annapurnas are considered the world's most dangerous mountains to climb due to the peaks prone to avalanches and the high rate of fatality. The difficulty of climbing Annapurna comes from the noted American climber, Ed Viesturs, who launched in 1994 a project aimed at climbing all fourteen 8000 meter peaks without oxygen, "Annapurna is all about objective danger, it's all about the glacial architecture. There are these big ice cliffs and seracs, and the question is: are the seracs leaning forward or leaning back? It comes down to that." We make our ascent from the Kaligandaki valley enjoying natural hot water spring, exploring icefall and observing the Thakali people and their way of life.
Day to Day Expedition Itinerary
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- Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel
- Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Expedition
- Day 3: Drive to Tatopani (1189m-3901ft)
- Day 4: Trek to Ghasa (2084m-6838ft)
- Day 5: Trek to Lete (2480m-8137ft)
- Day 6: Trek to Thulobogin
- Day 7: Trek over Thulobogin Pass (4281m-14046ft)
- Day 8: Mristi Khola
- Day 9: Mt. Annapurna Base Camp
- Day 10-40: Climbing Period Mt. Annapurna
- Day 41: Clean up Base Camp
- Day 42: Trek back to Thulobogin
- Day 43: Trek to Lete
- Day 44: Trek to Ghasa
- Day 45: Trek to Tatopani
- Day 46: Drive to Kathmandu
- Day 47: Kathmandu
- Day 48: Kathmandu
- Day 49: Transfer to airport for departure
- Expedition permit fees
- Accommodations in Kathmandu/Lhasa
- All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
- Meals in Kathmandu/Lhasa and while trekking and climbing
- Group equipment for the climb
- Qualified and Experienced guides
- Experienced Climbing Sherpas
- High Altitude Climbing Sherpas
- Airport transfers
- Satellite phone service
- Oxygen (2 4-litre bottles)
What's Not Included:
- International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
- Personal equipments and extra services
- Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
- Insurance and Trip cancellation
- Airport departure tax
Recommended Previous Experience:
Annapurna is one of most difficult 8,000ers with a high fatality rate. It’s also true that getting back from the summit is more important than getting there. The oxygen ...read more »»
We provide all camping equipment and gear, including tents, dining, toilet, and Kitchen tents. At base camp we have a large mess tent equipped with all necessary kitchen ...read more »»
A typical trekking day starts at around 6 or 7 am. Enjoy the hearty breakfast and begin trekking. Carry your pack containing personal items you need for the day. The porters and ...read more »»
The climbing itinerary may vary according to the climber’s personal experience. A climbing day involves a steady climbing for 3-4 hours in the morning. After taking lunch, rest and ...read more »»
We’ll be climbing the Annapurna I. The glaciers that surround Annapurna have suffered a great transformation since it was first climbed in 1950. The dangling seracs (big blocks of ice) ...read more »»
The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the favorable weather for Annapurna climbing. However, the weather conditions in high mountains are ...read more »»
Our Annapurna Expeditions are led by experienced and professional mountaineers and guides who have scaled the mountain several times supported by other crew members and all the necessary logistics for the expedition. Not only in terms of qualification, but we also make it sure that ...read more »»
Team composition is important to ensure safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:
HGT Accredited Climbing Leader
High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa
Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man
Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.
Equipments & Check List
While packing for Annapurna Expedition certain equipments are essential.
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Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
The spring season of March to May and the Autumn season of September to November are considered the best time for Annapurna Expedition. The months of April and May and then again October and November are the classic climbing period. The summer months of monsoon rains and the winter months from December to February are considered to be the most unfavorable time climbing.
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