Our Annapurna Expedition take you to Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 meters/26,545 feet) the 10th highest mountain in the world and eighth highest mountain in Nepal. Annapurna I is one of the lowest 8,000 m peaks, but is one of the most technical climbing peaks in the Himalayas. The peak was first climbed by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal on June 3, 1950.
Annapurna is normally translated to “Goddess of the Harvests.” In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga. The entire massif and surrounding areas are protected within the 7,629 square kilometers (2,946 sq mi) Annapurna Conservation Area. This was the first conservation area in Nepal and still remains the largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit.
Annapurna is one of the world’s most technical mountains for that reason is considered a tough and dangerous climb. The Annapurna Expedition is a serious adventure on one of the most difficult 8,000 meter peaks in the world. In 2016 there was a new route that was used and proved to be the best and safest route to date. The South Face of Annapurna is one of the largest and steepest faces in the world. The South Face is 3,000 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.
We provide comprehensive services during our Annapurna Expedition including organizing all necessary permits, climbing documentation, logistics including airfare, ground transportation, porters, food along the trek and other individual services required by clients. We highly recommend client use a personal climbing Sherpa (which we will provide) to help you reach the summit. Your personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp I, camp II and camp III with food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will be with you one on one on summit day.
After arriving in Kathmandu you will have a day of preparation and briefing for your climbing permit. Following that you will fly to Pokhara and then drive to Tatopani by jeep. From here the trek to Annapurna South base camp winds through wild jungles and several villages. After having a few days rest, acclimatization and a refresher course on mountaineering skills with your guides, you will be begin the acclimatization period up to camp I, II and III.
Base camp to camp II is a very technical section of the route and consists of unstable and broken glacier ice that has dangling seracs which can come crashing down at any time. The start of the route is a steep 70 degree section that requires 500 meters of fixed rope. From camp I to camp II the climbing is slightly less steep, but is still difficult with avalanche danger. This section requires roughly 1000 meters of fixed rope. The route from camp II to camp III requires switchback navigation on the snow field between the seracs of the broken glacier. The summit is on an exposed ridge and does not require fixed ropes. For confirmed dispatch information for our Annapurna Expedition, please check the events page for the most updated information.
Annapurna Expedition: Overview
Highest access: 8,091m/ 26,545ft
Annapurna Expedition Duration: 46 days
Group Size: 2-10 People per group
Location: Nepal/Annapurna Region
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Best season: Late spring and autumn
Climbing route: Northwest Ridge and Southwest face
Annapurna Expedition full board service includes:
• All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary
• Assistance at KTM international airport by Satori Adventures during your arrival and departure.
• 4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
• One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara. B/B plan
• Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing guide during the trekking and climbing period
• Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period
• Land transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara- Late-Beni Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff
• All Satori Adventures kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp
• Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar
• 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee
• Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period
• All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member
• All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period
• 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules
• Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company
• Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp
• Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee)
• TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
• Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Annapurna
• Nepalese Government Royalty
• One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3 time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person
• All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period
• Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff
• Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp
• Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer
• First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
• Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $3USD per minute
• Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required
• Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
• Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent
• Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge
• Each client will have an individual tent available in the Annapurna advanced base camp
• Solar panel for light and electronics charging
• All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges
• Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness
• 2 Bottles (8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member
• Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided
• We provide Sherpas tents, food for climbing and insurance
• Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties
• EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp one, three and South Col for cooking food
• Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp
• Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules
• Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
• Complete pre-departure information
• Flight ticket re-confirmation and visa extension procedure services
• Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure
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