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Annapurna is a series of peaks in the Himalayas

The Annapurnas are a series of Himalayan peaks, a 55 km (34 mi)-long massif with the highest point, Annapurna I, standing at 8,091 meters (26,545 ft), making it the world's tenth-highest summit and one of the 14 "eight-thousanders". It is situated east of a massive gorge cut through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that means "full of food" (feminine form), but is commonly translated as the Goddess of Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is the goddess of fertility and agriculture. The Annapurna peaks are among the world's most perilous to climb, with a 40% fatality rate.

Annapurna, located in Nepal's central Himalaya region, is significant in that it was the first 8000-meter peak to be climbed. The 1950 first climb via the North Face was immortalized in Maurice Herzog's book 'Annapurna", which is considered the pinnacle of mountaineering literature.

It took 20 years for another team to succeed on the mountain. The 1970 ascent of the South Face of Annapurna by Chris Bonington's team was a landmark in the history of mountaineering.

This is a mountain that is among the most familiar of mountains, yet one that is very rarely climbed. With a fatality rate of 54%, as of 2005, just 103 successful summits had been completed, resulting in the loss of 56 lives, many of which were due to the mountain's avalanches. Climbers who died on the peak include Russian climber Anatoli Boukreev in 1997, Christian Kuntner in 2005, and Iñaki Ochoa in 2008. Tomaz Humar, a Slovenian climber, completed the first solo ascent on the South Face in October 2007.The summit of Annapurna is highly coveted ground. Annapurna has had the fewest attempts or successful summits of all of the world's fourteen 8000-meter mountains. To date, fewer than 160 people have stood on her peak, compared to almost 3000 Everest summits and 265 K2 summits. Maurice Herzog successfully ascended the peak in 1950, four years before Everest's summit was achieved, demonstrating the mountain's tough character and elusive reputation.

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  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
  • 2
    Kathmandu free and preparation.
  • 3
    Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism.
  • 4
    Kathmandu – Beni Bazaar 820m. by reserve Bus and transfers to Hotel.
  • 5
    Beni – Tatopani 1189m.
  • 6
    Tatopani – Ghasa Village 2084m.
  • 7
    Ghasa – Lete 2480m.
  • 8
    Lete rest and preparation for walk up to B. C.
  • 9
    Lete – Dhulo Bukhing.
  • 10
    Dhulo Bukhing Pass 4281m. – Phang Base Camp.
  • 11
    Phang Base Camp – Annapurna I Base Camp.
  • 12-31
    Climbing period of Annapurna 1st 8,091m.
  • 32
    Cleaning Base Camp and trek back to Phang B. C.
  • 33
    Phang Base Camp – Dhulo Bukhing.
  • 34
    Lete – Ghasa.
  • 35
    Ghasa – Tatopani.
  • 36
    Tatopani – Beni Bazaar.
  • 37
    Beni – Kathmandu by reserve Bus then transfer to Hotel.
  • 38
    Kathmandu Free.
  • 39
    Kathmandu Free.
  • 40
    Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.
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    Quick facts
    • Elevation:
      26,545 ft feet / 8,091 meters
    • Location:
      Central Nepal
    • Latitude:
      27º 51’ 42”
    • Longitude:
      86º 51” 50”
    • Best season for climbing:
      Winter, Spring & Autumn
    • Year First Climbed:
      3 June 1950
    • First Climber(s):
      Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, of a French expedition
    • Convenient Center(s):
    • Entry:
      Besi Shahar
    • Exit:
      Beni Bazaar
    • Nearest Major Airport:
      Kathmandu (minor: Pokhara)
    • Easiest Summit Route:
      South face / ridge
    • Itinerary type:
      Fixed / Customized
    • Accommodations:
      Lodge / Camping
    • Trek grade:
    • Total days:
      35 + 5 = 40days
    • Total royalty:
      US$ 2,000 up to 7 members & additional each US$ 300
    • Garbage deposit:
      US $ 3000.00 for a team, refundable
    • Air rescue deposit:
      US$ 3000.00 for a group (Refundable if not used)
    • Air fare:
      Current fare applicable if required
    • Liaison Officer Charge:
      Depending on the size of group
    • Climbing Guide fee:
      Depending on the size of group
    • For detailed program and price:
    Challenging: Challenging
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