Mt. Annapurna lying in the western part of Nepal is the 10thhighest mountain with 8091m height. It is the first 8000m peak climbed but it is the least 8000m peak climbed in the history of 8000m mountaineering. Because of hard route and threat of avalanche made it quite popular but the nos. of climber interested in climbing it is so less. Till 2009, the nos. of successful climber is only 166 which compared to Mt. Everest is half of single spring season. So very few commercial expedition organizer organize it. Mostly it is climbed by those people who dream to climb all 8000m peaks. So every year there is very less nos. of climbers climbing on it. Climbing Annapurna give you real adventure feeling. Dare to dream and fulfill it with Imagine Treks Team.
8091 m, 26,545 feet
June 3, 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal
Death Rate after summit: 33.82 % It is considered the most dangerous mountain to climb. Heavy snowfall and continuous avalanche made took lives of several climbers. It used to have 41% of death rate after summit but it is getting lower gradually. Any interested team can book trip for any season. March is best time for Annapurna-I Facts
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Name: Imagine Nepal Annapurna Expedition 2020
Time: 1st September to 15th October 2020 (Predicted time)
Event: High Altitude Mountaineering
Team size: 10 foreign climbers
Cost: 23,500/- $ USD
Status: Guaranteed with 5 members sign up.
Leadership: Mingma G
Photo of Previous Annapurna Expedition
Day 1. Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2. Prepare for Expedition and Briefing at Ministry of Tourism, Nepal
Day3. Fly to Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter
Day 4 to day 34 Climbing Period
Day 36.Descent back to Base camp
Day 37.Packing at base camp
Day 38. Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 39 Rest Day in Kathmandu
Day 40. Final Departure.
Thorong Peak 611m
Thorong Peak summit Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_LT9MsqbAc We camp here for acclimatization.
Note: During Sherpa team fix camps and rope on Annapurna, foreign members team will acclimatize on Thorong Peak (6144m) and sleep on summit for acclimatization purpose.
Annapurna is avalanche danger mountain and camp1 and camp2 are too low to acclimatize and going camp3 for acclimatization is not good idea because of avalanche.
What cost Includes :-
- Permit fee of Mt. Annapurna
- National park entry fee and local taxes
- Helicopter service from Tatopani to Base Camp and Base Camp to Tatopani
- Tatopani to Pokhara drive and fly in and out from Pokhara.
- Oxygen 4 bottles to each member and Sherpa as required
- Mask and regulator set ( TOP2Out)
- Sherpa in a ratio 1:1
- Experienced cook and kitchen staffs
- Allowance to staffs
- Liaison Officer
- Insurance of Staff (Liaison officer, cook, Cook and Kitchen Boys)
- 2ways flight tickets Pokhara-Kathmandu and jeep to Tatopani
- 2 ways 4hrs 30minutes hrs drive private car or jeep Pokhara-Tatopani
- Transfer in Kathmandu
- Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan for 4 nights in 3 stars hotel
- Hotel and food in Pokhara for 1 night
- Accommodation and food during climbing.
- All kind of Tents in BC and high camps
- All kind of group climbing gears like rope, snow bar, high food, etc
- Local Sim Card if needed
What Cost Excludes :-
- International Air-fare
- Personal equipments for climbing
- Summit bonus to Sherpa of 1000/-$ USD
- Personal expenses
- Life and Medical insurance of foreign climbing members
- Emergency evacuation helicopter rescue incase needed
- Tips to staffs if you like
- Extra service if client want like extra oxygen bottle, extra Sherpa etc
2014: Mr Mingma G Sherpa, Mr Zhang Liang, Mr LiuYOng Zhong and 4 Sherpa returned back from 7400m.
2015: Including Mr Mingma G sherpa, Mr Zhang Liang, Mr Liu Yong Zhong, Reza Shahlei, Dong Hong Juan, Muharrem Aydine, Zdravko Djnovic and Samueli Mansikka, Anggeli Sherpa, Nima Ongchhu Sherpa, Nima Gyalje Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa and Kazi Sherpa made successful ascent on 24th March 2015.
The most dangerous part of Annapurna is going from camp2 to camp3. So In 2014 and 2015 we tried to find the safest route. We don't follow the tradition route over the couloir.
We will try to move more from lower part in Avalanche Zone and then touch the wall. At the wall, we again move about 100m on left side to avoid the couloir as there is no risk of avalanche above that. Sometimes appear small avalnche but all get stucked at poin "A". Once we reach the camp3, there is no risk to climb further.
The red line route can be considered as safest route on Mt Annapurna.
Mr Mingma G Sherpa identified this route in 2015. He was on Mt Annapurna in 2014 but couldn't success so during his that expedition, he figured out this route and successfully climber via this route in 2015. This is the safest route on Annapurna with almost zero avalanche to encounter. Since he is from Rolwaling, he named it "ROLWALING ROUTE".
Note: 1. Itinerary can be changed as per clients wish and weather condition.