Annapurna Expedition

Mount Annapurna is the tenth highest 14 eight-thousanders standing at 8091 meters above sea level. Annapurna-I is the highest peak of the Annapurna range in north-central Nepal in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Annapurna was the first to climb eight Thousand meters peak, but it falls among the least climbed eight thousand meters mountains due to the climbing route and the threat of avalanches. Annapurna was first climbed in 1950 through the north face by Maurice Herzog, a French expedition team member.

Although Annapurna is considered the most dangerous mountain to climb, the fatality-to-summit ratio (1:3.1. or 32%) is the highest of any other eight-thousanders. If we go through documented records, the Mt. Annapurna I expedition is recognized as the world’s most dangerous mountain since the death record is the highest of all eight thousand. Till 2009, the number of successful climbers was only 166, compared to Mt. Everest, which is half of the single spring season. So only a few commercial expedition organizers organize it.

Facts: Heavy snowfall and continuous avalanches took the lives of several climbers. It used to have a 41% of death rate after the summit, but it is getting lower gradually. March is the best time for Annapurna-I.

Brief Itinerary View in full

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2 In Kathmandu: Government Briefing and Expedition preparation
  • Day 3Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara and fly to Jomsom
  • Day 4Acclimatization Day at Jomsom/Flight Contingency
  • Day 5Drive to Muktinath
  • Day 6Free day at Muktinath
  • Day 7Trek to Thorong Peak base camp
  • Day 8Climb Thorong Peak and spend overnight on the summit
  • Day 9Descend back to base camp
  • Day 10Contingency day
  • Day 11Trek back to Muktinath
  • Day 12Drive to Tatopani
  • Day 13Fly to Annapurna base camp by helicopter
  • Day 14-35Climbing Period
  • Day 36-37Descend to base camp and final packing
  • Day 38Fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter
  • Day 39Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 40Final Departure

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  • Day 5 Drive to Muktinath

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  • Day 6 Free day at Muktinath

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  • Day 7 Trek to Thorong Peak base camp

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  • Day 8 Climb Thorong Peak and spend overnight on the summit

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  • Day 9 Descend back to base camp

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  • Day 11 Trek back to Muktinath

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  • Day 12 Drive to Tatopani

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  • Day 13 Fly to Annapurna base camp by helicopter

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  • Day 14-35 Climbing Period

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  • Day 36-37 Descend to base camp and final packing

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  • Day 39 Free day in Kathmandu

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  • Day 40 Final Departure

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Dates and Prices

Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Service includes arrival & departure transfers, domestic airport transfers, four nights in a Kathmandu hotel and one night in Pokhara with breakfast and a welcome dinner.
  • Government fee climbing royalty/permit. Includes all the permits charges required to climb Annapurna, including the garbage deposit fee, government liaison officer charges and wages and insurance for at least 1 Climbing Sherpa as required by the Government of Nepal for permit & other miscellaneous costs
  • Trekking service includes all the necessary arrangements required during the trek: i.e. domestic flights and transfers including a helicopter from Tatopani to base camp and Kathmandu, accommodation and three meals a day in local lodges, a trekking guide and portage of personal trekking & climbing gear.
  • Basecamp Service includes three-course meals a day and unlimited hot drinks while at basecamp, a required number of kitchen crew with their wages, transfers and insurance, a personal tent, and a standard dining tent with a heating system and generator /solar battery charging facilities, toilet tent, shower tent and human waste disposal fees.
  • Higher camp Service (C1, C2, C3 & C4) beyond the base camp; it includes the necessary number of tents, oxygen set (3 bottles), high altitude food, cooking pots, epi gas, gas stove, walkie-talkie, satellite phone and weather forecast.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa, a personal climbing Sherpa with his equipment, daily wages, load ferry charge, meals, accommodation, oxygen set (1 bottle) if required, flight/transfers and insurance for the expedition duration.

Exclusion

The expedition price does not include your international airfare, climbing gear, visa fees, evacuation costs, insurance and other personal nature expenses. In addition, the clients are accountable for paying the summit bonus of US$ 1500 and tips to personal Sherpa once they reach camp IV and tipping for the kitchen staff, US$ 350 per client.

Key information

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Trip Note

Hillary Steps

Annapurna Expedition 2023

We are excited to share the news that 5 clients and 7 Sherpa from Imagine Nepal reached the summit of Mount Annapurna at 11:15 am on 15th April 2023. This is the season’s first summit of the 8000 meters mountain.

Summiteers list:

  1. Kili Pemba Sherpa 
  2. Tamting Sherpa
  3. Phur Galjen Sherpa
  4. Dawa Sherpa 
  5. Tshering Samduk Sherpa
  6. Suman Gurung 
  7. Ngima Nuru Sherpa
  8. Pemba Chiri Sherpa
  9. Wang Zhong – China
  10. Naoki Ishikawa – Japan
  11. Sashko Kedev – Skopje
  12. Maria Alexandra Danila (first female from Romania)
  13. Ms Nadia Azad – England
  14. Jill Wheatley – Canada
Hillary Steps

Annapurna Expedition 2021

The Imagine Nepal Annapurna Expedition group ascended the most challenging mountain Mt Annapurna on April 16 this year. Summiters list:

  1. Hong DongJuan 
  2. Gao li 
  3. Sirbaz khan 
  4. Muhammad Abdul 
  5. Gina Marie 
  6. Mingma G without oxygen 
  7. Dawa Gyalje Sherpa
  8. Ms Dawa Yangjum Sherpas, without oxygen 
  9. Ms Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
  10. Ms Dabhuti Sherpa 
  11. Mr Pasang Namgya Sherpa 
  12. Phur Gyalzen Sherpa
  13. Tamting Sherpa 
  14. Pema Tenzin Sherpa 

Mt. Annapurna is a dangerous mountain that has claimed many lives over the years. However, the group of 14 climbers, led by experienced Sherpa guide Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, reached the Summit at 8 am on April 16 2019, after a long and arduous climb from Base Camp.

The Team comprised Nepal’s only female climbers for Annapurna, including Dawa Yangjum Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and Dabhuti Sherpa.

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Start Date :
March 4, 2024

End Date :
April 17, 2024

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  • Group Size : 2 to 10 Participants
  • 45 days trekking
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