Annapurna is the first mountain standing in the category of the 8000m highest peaks in the world. It is situated in mid western part of Nepal. Annapurna 1 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. In the Annapurna 1 Expedition main summit stands to the west of Annapurna sanctuary.
Annapurna 1 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 1 Expedition. 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 1 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 1 was not climbed again until 1970, when British army expedition followed essentially the same route as Herzog. At same time Cris Boning led 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. Annapurna 1 Expedition is starting to get more popular among the hard core climber.
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Annapurna I Expedition
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Preparing expedition for Annapurna
Day 03: Brief expedition tourism department
Drive to Pokhara-Beni by private bus
Day 05: Drive to Tatopani and Lete lodge
Day 06: Trek from Late to Jungle camping
Day 07: Trek Jungle – Miristi Khola camping
Day 08: Trek Annapurna-south BC-camping
Day 09-38: Climb Annapurna1-8091m
Day 39: Annapurna BC -Miristi Khola-camp
Day 40: Miristi Khola – Jungle camp – camp
Day 42: Trek Jungle camp to Lete lodge
Day 43: Drive Lete to Beni, Pokhara hotel
Day 44: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu hotel
Day 45: Transfer to airport for final departure
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