Annapurna I

The tenth highest mountain in the world - Latitude: 27° 51' 42” N, Longitude: 86° 51’ 50” E

Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft)

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The tenth highest mountain in the world

Latitude: 27° 51' 42” N, Longitude: 86° 51’ 50” E

The Annapurna range is a series of peaks stretching 55 km with the highest point, Mt. Annapurna I, being the tenth highest summit in the world. It lies east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the other large massif, the Dhaulagiri. Dhaulagiri I is 34 km west of Annapurna I. In Sanskrit Annapurna literally means “full of grains” but is normally taken to mean “Goddess of Harvests”.

The Hindu Goddess of fertility is also known as Annapurna. The entire massif lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).Mt Annapurna I is the main peak of this chain of mountains which includes three other peaks that share its name. They are Annapurna II (7.937m), Annapurna III (7,555m) and Annapurna South (7,219m). Unlike other giants, the Annapurna I barely stands out, most of it hidden by other peaks in front of it.

The conquest of Annapurna I was remarkable in many ways. For a start, the French climbers spent weeks just trying to locate the mountain as it was still unexplored. It was the first eight-thousander to be climbed and even more remarkable was the fact that they did it on their first attempt. This was highly unusual as on most mountains of this size, many exploratory teams went up to study the possible routes up to the summit. Only after several expeditions had tried and failed would one eventually succeed. When Annapurna I was climbed, Nepal was still under Rana rule and the country was strictly closed to outsiders.

Itinerary ( up to 41 days itinerary)

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

Day 2 : Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition Briefing and Preparation

Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Transfer to the Hotel

Day 4 : Drive from Pokhara to Dana (1,440m)

Day 5 : Fly by Heli from Dana to Annapurna I Basecamp (4,190m): Camping

Day 6-29 : Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I and Camp II) – Basecamp]

Day 30-37 : Climbing Period [Basecamp - Annapurna I Summit (8,091m) - Basecamp]

Day 38 : Fly by Heli from Annapurna I Basecamp to Dana (1,440m) * in a group

Day 39 : Drive from Dana to Pokhara City & Fly to Kathmandu (Hotel Transfer)

Day 40 : Leisure day in Kathmandu City

Day 41 : Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Price Includes

  • Arrival & Departure: Pick and drop facility-Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • Accommodation: 5 nights stay at hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis-Double Room
  • Welcome dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs
  • Transportation: All required Transportation from Kathmandu/Lasha/Kathmandu for all Staffs and Members
  • Permit Expedition Royalty and permit of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Cho You
  • Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day in Trekking & at Basecamp for Members & Staffs
  • Porters: Porters up to & back from BC
  • Oxygen: O2 cylinder: 2 oxygen (O2) for each Member and 1 oxygen bottle for each High- altitude Sherpa. Extra oxygen will be stored at Basecamp for emergencies
  • Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa
  • Warm Farewell Dinner at a standard restaurant with Staff

Price Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa Charges
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Insurance: Travel and High-Altitude Insurance / Accident / Medical / emergency evacuation
  • Sherpa summit Bonus: Mandatory – Minimum USD 1,500
  • Tips: Please calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs and porters
  • The full set of Member's personal climbing equipment & clothing
  • Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other expenses of personal nature
  • Any other item not listed in the "Price Includes" section.

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