Annapurna I Expedition (8,091m)

Annapurna is an ancient Nepali language translated to “full of food” but is generally translate to “goddess of the Harvests.” Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga. The entire massif and surrounding areas preserved within the 7629 square kilometers (2,946 sq mile) Annapurna conservation Area, the first conservation area in Nepal, remained the largest conservation in Nepal. The Annapurna conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna circuit.

Annapurna is one of the world’s most technical mountains; it has a lousy fatality to summit ratio. Climbing Annapurna is a severe adventure and one of the most difficult 8000m peaks in the world. But there is hope that a new route was used this year and will be the best and safest route to climb moving forward. The South Face of Annapurna is one of the largest and steepest faces in the world. The looks are fantastic in size and difficulty. The south face is 3000 feet higher than the Southwest face of Mt. Everest. The South Face of Annapurna is relatively free of the terrible avalanche hazards that plague the standard routes on the North Face of the mountain. Despite the incredible difficulty, the south face is a logical route to the summit of Mt. Annapurna.

Annapurna I (8091m/26,545ft.) is the 10th highest mountain globally and the eighth highest mountain in Nepal. Annapurna I is the lowest 8000m peak but is one of the most technical climbing peaks in the Himalayas. Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachine climbed Annapurna Expedition on June 03rd, 1950. It was not until 1970. Annapurna Expedition was summated again from its Northwest Ridge. The Annapurna massif contains six major peaks, Annapurna I (8091m/26,040ft) Annapurna III (7555m/24,786ft) Annapurna IV (7525m/24,688ft) Gangapurna (7455m/24,457ft) Annapurna South (7219m/23,684ft). Climbing Annapurna Expedition is hard for untrained mountaineers, guides due to the snow slope.

Destination Holiday Trek provides a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, climbing documentation, logistics, including airfares, ground transportation, porters, food along the trek, and other individual services required by clients. DHT advises clients to use a personal climbing Sherpa guide (which we will provide) to help you reach the summit. Your personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp I, camp II, and center III with food provisions, fuel, and oxygen and guide the client on summit day.

After arriving in Kathmandu, you will have a day of preparations and briefing for your climbing permit. Following that, you will be flying to Pokhara and then driving to tatopani by jeep. From here, you will be trekking to Annapurna South base camp through wild jungles; along the way, you will pass through villages such as Lete and Mirsiti Khola. After having a few days rest and receive basic training from your DHT climbing Sherpa guide, you will be starting your acclimatization period up to camp I, II, and III.

Base camp to camp II is a very technical section of the route. It consists of an unstable and broken glacier with dangling pinnacle that can come crashing down at any time. The climb does with three camps. It takes 2 an hours to get from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to the bottom of the rise. The start of the route is a steep 70-degree section that requires 500m of fixed rope. Here is the objective hazard area of the falling pinnacle. From camp I to cam II the climbing is slightly less steep but is still tricky with great objective avalanche danger. This section requires roughly 1000m of fixed rope. Camp II’s route to camp III requires switchback navigation on the snowfield between the broken glaciers’s Ridges. The summit is on an exposed ridge and does not require fixed ropes, and it is doing as a free ascent.


Maximum Altitude:8,091 meters
Best Season:Spring, Autumn & Winter
Trip Grade:Extreme Hard
Group Size:1 – 15 people
Duration:31 Days


  • Airport/Hotel/airport transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and 2night star hotel in pokhara with breakfast
  • Fly from Kathmandu – pokhara – Kathmandu and all your luggage to Annapurna Base Camp and back to Kathmandu
  • Expedition Government Royalty
  • All camping facilities and meals during the expedition including a tent (one member = one tent) at Base camp.
  • Kitchen and Dining equipment, Eating utensils, Shower Tents, Toilet Tent, Store Tent, etc
  • All porter and helicopter cost wages from Kathmandu to base camp Base camp and back to Kathmandu
  • All costs for support staff (guide, cook, kitchen helpers, and porters)
  • Liaison officer, his fee, daily wages, equipment, clothing, accommodation, flight, meals, and insurance
  • All our base camp staffs, porters, Climbing Sherpas, insurance, and their daily wages, and their equipment allowance.
  • All breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, Coffee from during the trekking and Base Camp and till back to Kathmandu.
  • Generator and Solar Panel at Base Camp
  • Experience climbing Guide and Base Camp Manager, his daily wages, insurance, equipment allowance, meals, accommodation etc
  • Climbing Rope Fixing fee for Expedition operators Association of Nepal
  • Satellite phone for Emergency use
  • Necessary oxyzen and mask regulator
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, Coffee, Hot water for shower at Annapurna base camp
  • Three time meal and tea, coffee during the trekking and expedition


  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for driver, guide, porter, BC staff and climbing Sherpas
  • Successful Climbing Bonus for the Sherpa – (USD 1500 recommended)


Itenary to Annapurna I Expedition as follows:


Day 01: arrival in Kathmandu Nepal


Day 02: preparation for Annapurna expedition


Day 03: flight from Kathmandu to pokhara and same day drive to tatopani


Day 04: flight to Annapurna base camp base camp by helicopter


Day 05 to 26 Annapurna expedition climbing period


Day 27: base camp clean up and back to pokhara by helicopter


Day 28: pokhara sight sing


Day 29: pokhara to Kathmandu by flight


Day 30: kathamandu sight sing


Day 31: departure

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