Mt. Annapurna is a Sanskrit word translated into 'The Goddess rich in Sustenance' or simply 'The Provider'. It was first climbed by Mt Herzog and L. Lachenal in 1950. The Mt. Annapurna and the Lamjung Himal stretch from Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marsyandi 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. It requires 2 hours from the base camp to reach the bottom of the mountain. It requires approximately 65-70 degrees of steep climbing with fix ropes of approximately 500 to reach camp 1 to camp 2 approximately 1000m fixed rope will be required along the ridge and some stretches of steep climbing. From camp 2 to camp 3 is relatively easy with zigzag crossing and gradually climbing up. However, it will require approximately 1300-1500m fixed rope will be required from camp 3 to the summit. Generally, the fixed rope is not required and the main rope is used. There are possibilities of avalanches between camp 1 and camp 2.
When Dr.A Heim from the windows of Dakota aircraft viewed Dhaulagiri and Annapurna only a few were known about a mountain. The aircraft could not fly high enough for proper observation or for photographs, still the next year, June 3, 1950, Mt. Annapurna was conquered. It was the first eight thousand to be climbed. the French accomplished this feat. However, all the routes on the mountains pose serene difficulties and hence it is probably why fewer climbers have reached the summit of comparison to other 8091 m peaks.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be welcomed heartily by a company representative at the airport and transfer to hotel with a short briefing session reflecting ancient local tradition, shrines, and temples found over here. Overnight in Kathmandu. (1000m).
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseen Tour.
Visit World Heritage site in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath ( also called Monkey Temple)as a half day trip. Overnight stay in Kathmandu (1000m/280ft).
Days 3 - 4: Official preparation day in Kathmandu.
Day 5: Trek to Tatopani. Overnight camp.
Day 6: Trek to Ghasa. Overnight camp.
Day 7: Trek to Lete. Overnight camp.
Day 8: Trek to Thulo Bugin. Overnight in a jungle camp.
Day 9: Trek to Thulo Bugin Pass. Overnight in river camp.
Day 10: Trek to Mristi Khola. Overnight in Overnight in river camp.
Day 11: Trek to Advance BC. Overnight in camp.
Days 12 - 46: Climbing period.
Day 47: Trek to Thulo Bugin. Overnight camp.
Day 48: Trek to Lete. Overnight camp.
Day 49: Trek to Tukuche. Overnight camp.
Day 50: Trek to Marpha / Jomsom. Overnight camp.
Day 51: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 52: Pokhara to Kathmandu 7 hrs drive or 30 minutes by flight.
Day 53: Free day in Kathmandu and the rest of the time for shopping.
Day 54: Departure to your next destination.