Expedition - Annapurna Expedition

Mt. Annapurna (8091m)

Trip Facts

Duration: 40 Days
Maximum Altitude: 8091m
Best Season: Autumn & Spring

Annapurna ExpeditionThe sanskrit word 'Annapurna' means "full with sustenance" or simply the provider. Mt. Annapurna was first climbed by M. Herzog & L. Lachenal in 1950. The Annapurna Himal and the Lamjung Himal is extended from the Kali Gandaki to the west and Marshyangdi to the east. The main summit of Annapurna stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Four summits make up Annapurna with the entire massif forming a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara in Nepal.

very 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; this feat was accomplished by the French.

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 80000m peaks.

Day to day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sighting
Day 03: Last preparation in Kathmandu
Day 04: Drive Ktm - Baglung, camp
Day 05: Trek to Beni, camp
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani, camp
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa, camp
Day 08: Trek to Lete, camp
Day 09: Trek to Dhulo Bukhing, camp
Day 10: Trek to Phang Base Camp
Day 11: Trek to Base Camp
Day 12 to 31: Climbing period of Annapurna I
Day 32: BC to Dhulo Bukhing, camp
Day 33: Trek to Lete, camp
Day 34: Trek to Ghasa, camp
Day 35: Trek to Tatopani, camp
Day 36: Trek to Ghorepani, camp
Day 37: Trek to Birethanti, camp
Day 38: Drive to Pokhara, transfer to Kathmandu
Day 39: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 40: Final Departure