Annapurna I Expedition

Duration: 56 Days   |  

We organize the Annapurna I expedition in Nepal. Mount Annapurna I is the first peak standing in the category of the 8000m highest peaks in the world. It is positioned in the mid-western part of Nepal. Annapurna 8091m was first climbed by a French expedition team led by Maurice Herzog in 1950. There are four summits in the range of Annapurna. The entire massif forms a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara valley. The main summit stands to the west of Annapurna sanctuary.

A French Expedition led by Maurice Herzog explored the Kali Gandaki valley in 1950. After descending Dhaulagiri which was too difficult, they turned their attention to combing Annapurna. Hampered by inaccurate maps, they spent considerable time and effort finding a way to the foot of the mountain. They eventually ascended via Miristi Khola to the north face of mount Annapurna in June 1950, just before the start of the Monsoon. The summiteers suffered frostbite on descends. They had to be evacuated back to the road heading to India for treatment as there were hardly any specialized medical centers in Nepal in those days.

Annapurna has not climbed again until 1970 when a British army expedition followed essentially the same route as Herzog. At the same time, Cris Boning led the successful British expedition to the very steep and difficult south face. With only 109 ascents, Annapurna has had fewer successful climbs than any other 8000m peak. 

Highlights

  • Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tatopani, Ghasa, Miristi Khola, Summit Annapurna First 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfers to the selected hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes approximately six hours. We can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04Drive from pokhara to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri which takes approximately four and half hours. Overnight at lodges.
  • Day 05Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2675m), which takes approximately six hours.
  • Day 06Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) then to Tatopani (2520m), which takes approximately five and half hours.
  • Day 07Trek Form Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m). This takes approximately Six-hours.
  • Day 08Trek from Ghasa to Lete (2480m), which takes about five hours.
  • Day 09Trek from Lete toThulo Bugin (3260) and overnight in camp.
  • Day 10Trek from Thulo Bugin to hum Khola(4286m) via top ridge(4570m),which takes about six hours.
  • Day 11Trek from Hum Khola to Miristi Khola(4130m),Which Takes about five hours.
  • Day 12Trek from Miristi Khola to Base Camp (4190m).
  • Day 13 - 45Climbing period (summit period for Annapurna First 8091m.).
  • Day 46Trek from Base Camp to Miristi Khola(4190m) ,which takes about four and half hours.
  • Day 47Trek from miristi Khola to Thulo Bugin(3260m) ,which takes about six hours.
  • Day 48Trek from Thulo Bugin to Lete(2480m),which takes about four hours.
  • Day 49Trek from Lete to Ghasa(2010m) which takes about four hours
  • Day 50Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.) which takes about five hours.
  • Day 51Trek from Tatopani to Beni (875m), approximately five hours and then Drive to Pokhara(80km,2 hours drive).
  • Day 52Drive or fly from pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 53Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with culture show.
  • Day 54Transfer to the airport, fly back to home.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Annapurna expedition and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • Expert climbing Guide and porter
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • 4/4 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
  • All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Restop toilet bag.
  • Satellite phone (Pay Call).
  • Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
  • Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to beni and back from Pokhara.
  • All ground transportation
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter.
  • Nepal Visa Fee.
  • Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.
  • Gratitude (tip) for the staff etc.
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Expedition cost: Please contact us for up to date price details. 

Note: The above information is just a guide and a standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision on what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays. 
 

Ram Kumar Adhikari
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