Annapurna I Mountain is the lowest 8000m peak in World and which is situated in Nepal. Annapurna 8091m was first climbed by a French expedition 1950. There are four summits called Annapurna ; the entire massif forms a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara valley. The main summit is to the west of Annapurna sanctuary.
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. 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. 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 streatches 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 will be required. 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.
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; the French accomplished this feat. However, all the routes on the mountain pose severe difficulties and hence it is probably why fewer climbers have reached the summit in comparison to other 8091m peaks.
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley 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. Back to hotel and stay
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes approximately six hours. over night at pokhara
Drive from Pokhara (915m.) to Nayapool (1050m) by car, which takes approximately one and half-hours. We may start your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes approximately four and half hours.
Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m), which takes approximately six hours.
Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tatopani (2520m), which takes approximately five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machapuchere (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks.
Trek Form Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m). Which takes approximately Six-hours.
Trek from Ghasa to Lete (2480m), which takes about five hours.
Trek from Lete toThulo Bugin(3260) and overnight in our jungle camp
Trek from Thulo Bugin to hum Khola(4286m) via topridge(4570m),which takes about six hours.
Trek from Hum Khola to Miristi Khola(4130m),Which Takes about five hours.
Trek from Miristi Khola to Base Camp(4190m)
Climbing period (summit period for Annapurna First 8091m.)
Trek from Base Camp to Miristi Khola(4190m) ,which takes about four and half hours.
Trek from miristi Khola to Thulo Bugin(3260m) ,which takes about six hours.
Trek from Thulo Bugin to Lete(2480m),which takes about four hours.
Trek from Lete to Ghasa(2010m) which takes about four hours
Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.) which takes about five hours.
Trek from Tatopani to Beni (875m), approximately five hours and then Drive to Pokhara(80km,2 hours drive)
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.
Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu. Moreover, Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Final departure ,or alternative Join other activities
We invest in insurance coverage for commercial liability and medical and disability insurance for our guides and Sherpas while participating on our programs. We cannot insure you for your personal needs, but we do expect you to be as fiscally responsible as we are. We strongly recommend that you insure yourself against potentially expensive difficulties that may arise. First, trip cancellation insurance may provide financial relief should you be forced to withdraw from the climb before it even happens. Next, make sure you have adequate traveler's medical and evacuation insurance for coverage should you have a problem during the trip. Medical care and evacuation from Everest can be expensive.
You may spend some additional money on the trek buying drinks and snacks (food is provided for you). If you go down to Pheriche for rest and relaxation, you will need some additional money for this (estimate $35 per day).
No problem, we will organize you a porter and you can hike back to Lukla. The porter will carry your duffel bags. We will provide you a stipend to cover your lodges and meals on the hike out. Our staff at Lukla will meet you, arrange tickets, and assist you to make the flight to Kathmandu.
We will hire porters to carry your duffels back to Lukla, where they will be flown to Kathmandu.
The Sherpas will carry a reasonable amount of your personal gear for you up to the camps. For example — your sleeping bag, down suit, extra high altitude gear, some food and snacks, etc. You should not have to carry a big load at any time on the trip — we want you to be able to move at a reasonable speed. You will need to carry with you the things you require during the day-clothes, snacks, water, camera, etc.
We have a limited number of "extra" shared bags available for upper camps, but most climbers will appreciate having a dedicated bag at Base Camp and then another bag that is used above the Icefall. We don't want to carry bags up and down the Icefall.
Additional oxygen is available delivered to the South Col at $1500 per cylinder (1800 liters). Most climbers do not require extra oxygen, we provide a generous supply (climb at 3 liters/minute above C3, sleep at 1 liter/min at Col).
We can call for rescue with the B3 helicopter from Fishtail Helicopter. The cost is $10,000. This is the only helicopter that is able to safely land at Base Camp.
We suggest that you leave these items with our staff in Kathmandu, so it is easy for them to change your tickets or extend your visa for you while you are climbing.
Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 400.00
Mask & Regular: USD 600.00
Satellite phone: USD 700.00 per set (Personal use from climber)
Film Permit: USD 20,000.00 (Small Portable movie camera is free)
Rescue helicopter : USD 2500 Per hrs
Price will be provided after your inquiry
Why trip price is different?
Following are the determinants for the price
Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.