The facinating Kaligandaki river gorge, highpass at Thorang La and beautiful villages at the foothills of Annapuran makes this trip one of the popular climbing peak in the Annapurna region. Annapurna section is one of the popular and memorable holiday destination.
Earliest expedition to the himalaya lead by H.W. Tilman used Annapurna IV to build up his expedition team to other formidable himalayan peaks. A Canadian Everest expedition team in 1981 used its normal route to test and train their climbers. Since 1950 when it was first attempted by W.P. Packard and Charles many teams have climbed the peaks. Earlier expedition to climb this peak failed because of ice above camp I, weather and logistics. A German expedition lead by Heinz Steinmetz was first to attempt the summit.
Base camp is a day from Ongre airport from Manang. Three weeks should be considered for setting up high camps and climbing the peak. And two weeks for walk in and out of base camp. Normal route through east ridge would be used to attempt the summit.
Day 1-8: Kathmandu to Pisang
Day 9: Overnight at Pisang- acclimitization day
Day 10: * Base camp (4650 meter)
Day 11-12: * Acclimitization day at base camp
Day 13-19: * Prepare route to the summit
Day 20-21: * Summit attempt
Day 22-24: * Descent to base camp
Day 25: * Extra day for weather
Day 26: * Return to Pisang
Day 27-30: Return to Kathmandu
Expedition is backed up by strong and experienced Sherpas. Full dossier avaiable upon request.
Climbing cost: 1 person US$ 12500 per person 2 person US$ 10000 per person 3-5 person US$ 7500 per person 6-9 person US$ 5500 per person Cost includes: 01. Climbing permit, park fees, 02. Airfare or ground transportation according to programme, 03. Meals, accommodation in lodge or tent, cooking and eating utensils 04. Service of sardar (guide), cook, kitchen and Sherpa assistants 05. Porters to carry camp equipments, food and members personal baggage of 15 kg each 06. Warm clothing for porters, Sherpa climbing guide and his equipment allowance 07. Accident and evacuation insurance for staffs and porters 08. All arrangement at base camp are included 09. Laision Officer appointed by Nepal Government Cost does not include: 01. Personal clothing and climbing equipment, sleeping bag 02. Personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, 03. Oxygen and oxygen set, medical box, alcholic beverage, laundry and tips 04. Rescue cost, climbing gears, climbing and camping equipment above base camp 05. High altitude food, communication equipment, 06. Insurance and expenses of personal nature and tips, and expenses that are not specifically mentioned
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- Price : USD 5500
- Destinations : Annapurna
- Max Elevation : 7525 m.
- Weather : Spring (April to May), Autumn October to November is best time to climb
- Trip Duration : 30 days
- Trip Grade : Alpine Climbing
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