Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m)

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”. 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 Marshyangdi in the east. Four summits make up Annapurna with the entire massif forming a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara Valley. The main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Little was known about the mountain until 1949 when Dr. A. Heim from the windows of a Dakora aircraft viewed Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. On June 3rd 1950, Annapurna was conquered by the French making it the first eight thousanders’ to be climbed. However, all the routes on the mountain pose severe difficulties and hence it is probably why fewer climbers have reached the summit compared to other 8000m peaks.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 – 04 Official preparation days in Kathmandu.
Day 05 Drive from Kathmandu to Beni and arrange Porters. Overnight camp.
Day 06 Trek to Tatopani. Overnight camp.
Day 07 Trek to Ghasa. Overnight camp.
Day 08 Trek to Lete. Overnight camp.
Day 09 Trek to Thulo Bugin. Overnight in jungle camp.
Day 10 Trek to Thulo Bugin Pass. Overnight in river camp.
Day 11 Trek to Mristi Khola. Overnight in Overnight in river camp.
Day 12 Trek to Advance BC. Overnight in camp.
Day 13 – 46 Climbing
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 Trek to Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathamndu.
Day 52 – 53 Stay in Kathmandu.
Day 54 Departure your destination.

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