Annapurna I Expedition (8091M)

Days 45




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.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

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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