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Mt. Annapurna I Expedition

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Duration Duration
43-53 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
8,091m
Activities Activities
Mountainerring | Trekking
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfers | Trailhead transfers
Grade Grade
Challenging
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Mountain Expedition
Meals Meals
3 Meals a Day
Group Size Group Size
1-20 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Sept - Nov | Mar - May
Accommodation Accommodation
Lodge/Camp

Overview of Mt. Annapurna I Expedition

Mt. Annapurna I Expedition is a climbing expedition in Annapurna massif. The massif is a series of peaks 55 km long with the highest point, Annapurna I, which stands 8091m in altitude. Annapurna I is the 10th-highest summit in the world locating in a spectacular setup. The massif lies at the east of the worlds’ deepest gorge that cuts the Himalayas by the river Kali Gandaki. The deepest gorge at Dana separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif at 34 km west of it.

Major Attractions

Climbing, Mt. Annapurna I include a challenging climb of the main summit of the peak. Annapurna-I is the 10th tallest mountain in the world. The main summit locates towards the west of the famous Annapurna Sanctuary.

 

History

French Mt. Annapurna Expedition led by Maurice Herzog first climbed Annapurna I as the first 8,000m peak on 3 June 1950. Later, only after 20 years,  another team succeed on the same mountain summit. The South Face attempt of Annapurna by Chris Bonington’s team in 1970 ascent was a landmark in the history of mountaineering. Besides its fame around the world, very few climbers choose to climb this mountain.

Attractions of Mt. Annapurna I Expedition

As the first and largest Conservation area, the Annapurna Conservation Area is led by Project (ACAP) and it protects the entire surrounding and massif of Annapurna within the 7,629sq km. Nepal government established the conservation project in 1986. The Annapurna Conservation Area offers several adventure trekking trails and hiking trails including the Annapurna Circuit. Besides the Annapurna circuit trek, the popular route of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Annapurna Base camp trek are in top choice. The other widely liked trekking routes of Annapurna surrounding are Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek and Khayar Lake treks.

Challenge

Although Annapurna peaks are also the world’s most adventurous mountains to climb, it has additional benefits of occurring in an extremely spectacular setting. Including the Gangapurna and Annapurna South, there are four Annapurna’s in the massif. The South Face of Annapurna is one of the largest and steepest faces in the world. The face is awesome in size with difficulty in climbing. The South Face is 3000 feet higher than the southwest face of Mt. Everest.

The South Face of Annapurna is relatively free of the terrible avalanche hazards that plague the standard routes on the North Face of the mountain. The south face is quite difficult to compare to the north face. Despite the great difficulty, the South Face is a logical route to the summit of Mt. Annapurna. The literal meaning of Annapurna is ‘Full of Grains’ and it is translated as ‘Goddess of Harvests’ in common understanding. In addition to this, Hindu Mythology defines the word ‘Annapurna’ as a goddess of fertility and agriculture and even it is called an incarnation of Goddess Durga.

Other peaks of Annapurna

Annapurna I (7,200m), Annapurna II (8,091m), Annapurna III (7,937m), Annapurna IV(7,555m) and Gangapurna (7455m) and Annapurna South (7,219).

Mt. Annapurna I Expedition - Accommodation

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01-02Hotel Thamel/ Hotel Samsara/Hotel Ganesh Himal or Similar3 StarKathmandu
03Hotel Thirdpole3 StarPokhara
04 onwardsLodge/CampsLodge/Campsenroute

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Mt. Annapurna I Expedition - Detail Itinerary

01

Arrival in Kathmandu

02-03

Preparation for the expedition

04

Drive or fly to Pokhara (6 hrs drive/25 min flight)

05

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1730m)- 5 hrs

06

Trek to Chomrong (1,951m) - 06 hrs

07

Trek to Dovan via Bamboo (2130m)- 6 hrs

08

Trek to Machhapuchhre Base camp (3,720m)- 6 hrs

09

Trek to Annapurna base camp (4,095m)

10

Rest at Annapurna base camp and acclimatization

11

Trek and climb to Advance base camp at 4,702m

12-13

Rest day for the exploration of route around

14-33

Climbing days for 20 days

34

Return back to Base camp

35

Cleaning day of the base camp

36

Trek to Bamboo- 6 hrs

37

Trek to Jhinu Danda with hot spring (1,700m)- 5 hrs

38

Trek to Potana (1,900m)- 5 hrs

39

Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara

40

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu

41-42

Free day in Kathmandu

43

Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel on a twin-share basis
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking
  • Accommodation & meals while trekking
  • Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
  • Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
  • 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
  • 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
  • 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
  • Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
  • Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
  • Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
  • Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary) including clearance & duty fees
  • All surface transfers as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during  in Kathmandu other than mentioned in the include list
  • High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
  • Expenses of Personal Nature
  • Communication Expenses (Phone/Internet)
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Gears, Clothing, Packing Items/Bags, Personal Medical Kit
  • Services/things/activities/fees which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations
  • Additional Staff expenses
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs

Mt. Annapurna I Expedition - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Duration Duration
43-53 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
8,091m
Activities Activities
Mountainerring | Trekking
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfers | Trailhead transfers
Grade Grade
Challenging
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Mountain Expedition
Meals Meals
3 Meals a Day
Group Size Group Size
1-20 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Sept - Nov | Mar - May
Accommodation Accommodation
Lodge/Camp

Mt. Annapurna I Expedition is a climbing expedition in Annapurna massif. The massif is a series of peaks 55 km long with the highest point, Annapurna I, which stands 8091m in altitude. Annapurna I is the 10th-highest summit in the world locating in a spectacular setup. The massif lies at the east of the worlds’ deepest gorge that cuts the Himalayas by the river Kali Gandaki. The deepest gorge at Dana separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif at 34 km west of it.

Major Attractions

Climbing, Mt. Annapurna I include a challenging climb of the main summit of the peak. Annapurna-I is the 10th tallest mountain in the world. The main summit locates towards the west of the famous Annapurna Sanctuary.

 

History

French Mt. Annapurna Expedition led by Maurice Herzog first climbed Annapurna I as the first 8,000m peak on 3 June 1950. Later, only after 20 years,  another team succeed on the same mountain summit. The South Face attempt of Annapurna by Chris Bonington’s team in 1970 ascent was a landmark in the history of mountaineering. Besides its fame around the world, very few climbers choose to climb this mountain.

Attractions of Mt. Annapurna I Expedition

As the first and largest Conservation area, the Annapurna Conservation Area is led by Project (ACAP) and it protects the entire surrounding and massif of Annapurna within the 7,629sq km. Nepal government established the conservation project in 1986. The Annapurna Conservation Area offers several adventure trekking trails and hiking trails including the Annapurna Circuit. Besides the Annapurna circuit trek, the popular route of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Annapurna Base camp trek are in top choice. The other widely liked trekking routes of Annapurna surrounding are Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek and Khayar Lake treks.

Challenge

Although Annapurna peaks are also the world’s most adventurous mountains to climb, it has additional benefits of occurring in an extremely spectacular setting. Including the Gangapurna and Annapurna South, there are four Annapurna’s in the massif. The South Face of Annapurna is one of the largest and steepest faces in the world. The face is awesome in size with difficulty in climbing. The South Face is 3000 feet higher than the southwest face of Mt. Everest.

The South Face of Annapurna is relatively free of the terrible avalanche hazards that plague the standard routes on the North Face of the mountain. The south face is quite difficult to compare to the north face. Despite the great difficulty, the South Face is a logical route to the summit of Mt. Annapurna. The literal meaning of Annapurna is ‘Full of Grains’ and it is translated as ‘Goddess of Harvests’ in common understanding. In addition to this, Hindu Mythology defines the word ‘Annapurna’ as a goddess of fertility and agriculture and even it is called an incarnation of Goddess Durga.

Other peaks of Annapurna

Annapurna I (7,200m), Annapurna II (8,091m), Annapurna III (7,937m), Annapurna IV(7,555m) and Gangapurna (7455m) and Annapurna South (7,219).

Arrival in Kathmandu

Preparation for the expedition

Drive or fly to Pokhara (6 hrs drive/25 min flight)

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1730m)- 5 hrs

Trek to Chomrong (1,951m) - 06 hrs

Trek to Dovan via Bamboo (2130m)- 6 hrs

Trek to Machhapuchhre Base camp (3,720m)- 6 hrs

Trek to Annapurna base camp (4,095m)

Rest at Annapurna base camp and acclimatization

Trek and climb to Advance base camp at 4,702m

Rest day for the exploration of route around

Climbing days for 20 days

Return back to Base camp

Cleaning day of the base camp

Trek to Bamboo- 6 hrs

Trek to Jhinu Danda with hot spring (1,700m)- 5 hrs

Trek to Potana (1,900m)- 5 hrs

Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu

Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel on a twin-share basis
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking
  • Accommodation & meals while trekking
  • Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
  • Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
  • 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
  • 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
  • 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
  • Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
  • Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
  • Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
  • Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary) including clearance & duty fees
  • All surface transfers as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during  in Kathmandu other than mentioned in the include list
  • High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
  • Expenses of Personal Nature
  • Communication Expenses (Phone/Internet)
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Gears, Clothing, Packing Items/Bags, Personal Medical Kit
  • Services/things/activities/fees which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations
  • Additional Staff expenses
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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