Annapurna I Mountain is the lowest 8000m peak in World and which is situated in Nepal. Annapurna 8091m was first climbed by a French expedition 1950. There are four summits called Annapurna ; the entire massif forms a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara valley. The main summit is to the west of Annapurna sanctuary.
Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which when broken down, would mean, "Sustenance" and "filled with". So the name would translate into "The Goddess rich in Sustenance" or simply "The Provider". It was first climbed by M. Herzog & L. Lachenal in 1950. The Annapurna Himal and the Lamjung Himal stretch from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. Four summits make up Annapurna with the entire massif forming a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara Valley in Nepal. The main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The normal route is approached from Manang side. It requires two hours walking from the base camp to reach the bottom of the mountain. It requires approx. 65 - 70 degrees of steep climbing with fix ropes of approx. 500m. to reach camp I. To reach camp II, approx. 1000m. fixed ropes will be required along the ridge and some streatches of steep climbing. From camp II to camp III is relatively easy with zigzag crossing and gradually climbing up. However, it will require approx. 1300 - 1500m. fixed rope will be required. From camp III to the summit, generally fixed rope is not required and the main rope is used. There are possibilities of avalanches between camp I and camp II.
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; the French accomplished this feat. 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 8091m peaks.
Mt. Annapurna I Expedition Itinerary:
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes approximately six hours. over night at pokhara
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara (915m.) to Nayapool (1050m) by car, which takes approximately one and half-hours. We may start your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes approximately four and half hours.
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m), which takes approximately six hours.
Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tatopani (2520m), which takes approximately five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machapuchere (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks.
Day 07: Trek Form Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m). Which takes approximately Six-hours.
Day 08: Trek from Ghasa to Lete (2480m), which takes about five hours.
Day 09: Trek from Lete toThulo Bugin(3260) and overnight in our jungle camp
Day 10: Trek from Thulo Bugin to hum Khola(4286m) via topridge(4570m),which takes about six hours.
Day 11: Trek from Hum Khola to Miristi Khola(4130m),Which Takes about five hours.
Day 12: Trek from Miristi Khola to Base Camp(4190m)
Day 13-45: Climbing period (summit period for Annapurna First 8091m.)
Day 46: Trek from Base Camp to Miristi Khola(4190m) ,which takes about four and half hours.
Day 47: Trek from miristi Khola to Thulo Bugin(3260m) ,which takes about six hours.
Day 48: Trek from Thulo Bugin to Lete(2480m),which takes about four hours.
Day 49: Trek from Lete to Ghasa(2010m) which takes about four hours.
Day 50: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.) which takes about five hours.
Day 51: Trek from Tatopani to Beni (875m), approximately five hours and then Drive to Pokhara(80km,2 hours drive)
Day 52: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.
Day 53: Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu. Moreover, Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 54: Final departure ,or alternative Join other activities
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