Annapurna Expedition

Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which when broken down, would mean "Sustenance and filled with". So the name would translate into the Goddess rich in Sustenance or simply the Provider. It was first climbed by M. Herzog & L. Lachenal in 1950. Annapurna IV is considered relatively easier mountain to climb among all the Annapurnas. The normal route is approached from Manang side. It requires two hours walking from the base camp to reach the bottom of the mountain. It requires approx. 65 - 70 degrees of steep climbing with fix ropes of approx. 500m. to reach camp I. To reach camp II, approx. 1000m. fixed ropes will be required along the ridge and some stretches of steep climbing. From camp II to camp III is relatively easy with zigzag crossing and gradually climbing up. However, it will require approx. 1300 - 1500m. fixed rope. From camp III to the summit, generally fixed rope is not required and the main rope is used. There are possibilities of avalanches between Camp I and Camp II. The Annapurna Himal and the Lamjung Himal stretch from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. Four summits make up Annapurna with the entire massif forming a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara Valley in Nepal. The main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Little was known about the mountain until 1949 when Dr. A. Heim from the windows of a Dakora aircraft viewed Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The aircraft could not fly high enough for proper observation or for photographs, still the next year June 3rd 1950, Annapurna was conquered. It was the first eight thousanders to be climbed; this feat was accomplished by the French.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing, includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at
Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts.

Day 03: In Kathmandu for official procedure and other arrangements.

Day 04: Drive to Beni and trek to Raughat. (830 m)

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani. (1,189 m)

Day 06: Trek to Ghasa. (2,012 m)

Day 07: Trek to Lete. (2,480 m)

Day 08 : Trek to Thulo Bugin. (4,281 m)

Day 09: Trek to Mristi Khola.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Cam. (4,130 m)

Day 11-42: Climbing Period- Annapurna. (8,091 m)

Day 43: Clean up base camp.

Day 44: Trek to Thulo Bugin. (4,281 m)

Day 45: Trek to Lete. (2,480 m)

Day 46: Trek to Tatopani. (1,190 m)

Day 47: Trek to Beni. (830 m)

Day 48: Drive to/Pokhara/Kathmandu. (1,340 m)

Day 49: Transfer to airport for international fligh.

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