Mount Annapurna I Expedition

Trip Highlights

50 Days

Level
difficult

Annapurna 8091m is the thirteen highest mountain in the world. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means “full of food” but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. This mountain section is a 55 km-long massif bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and Pokhara Valley on the south. 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 other major peaks on the Annapurna range are Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna South (7219 m).

The Annapurna peaks are among the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb. Annapurna 8091meter  high was first climbed by a French expedition 1950 lead by Maurice Harzog. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal.

  • DAY 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1320m)
  • DAY 02- 03 : Expedition document application, Preparation, briefing for Expedition
  • DAY 04 : DRIVE TO POKHARA TO BENI
  • DAY 05 : Drive to Lete 
  • DAY 06 : Trek Lete to Jungle Camp
  • DAY 08 : Trek to Miristi Khola
  • DAY 09 : Trek to Annapurna Base camp
  • DAY 10 – 43 : CLIMBING PERIOD OF ANNAPURNA 1 (8091M)
  • DAY 44 : Trek to Miristi Khola
  • DAY 45 : Trek to Jungle Camp
  • DAY 46 : Trek to Lete
  • DAY 47 : Drive Lete to Beni to Pokhara
  • DAY 48 : FLY FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
  • DAY 49 : Rest and Shopping in Kathmandu
  • DAY 50 : Expedition ends, farewell and departure
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 4 nights hotel (3/4 star) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Makalu expedition permit, National park and Conservation fee and necessary permit fee.
  • All flight and ground transportation as per itinerary
  • 50 kg weight per climber is allowed for expedition
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at BC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)
  • Welcome dinner
 
 
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas (visa charge USD 40 and 4 passport photographs for the visa).
  • Meals in Kathmandu (allow US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day. )
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess baggage transport
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part
  • The commercial ascent to summit is from Northwest Ridge. Infamous for avalanches, weaker ice en-route and cracked glaciers makes it much much riskier. 
  • Camp 1 : Steeper accent yet a moderate climb for the professional climber.
  • Camp 2: The climb from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is the most serious and challenging climb. This steeper climbing is vulnarable to avalances, falling ice and high altitude makes it even challenging.
  • Camp 3 : Reaching Camp 3 needs few directed climb though seracs using fixed ropes till summit.

Climbing sherpa: USD 2500
Oxygen Bottles and Mask Set: 
US$ 350 per bottle (4 Liters)
US$ 250 per mask set. Includes Top 0out mask and regulator.

    • 8,091 Metre

    • 26,545 Ft

  • 10th highest mountain of the world.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek ABC is the most traveled route for trekking as well

3,092 Meter

28°35’83″N, 
83°49’13″E

Nepal

Annapurna Himalaya

In 1950,

  • Maurice Herzog, France

  • Louis Lachenal France