Annapurna 1 Expedition

The world's tenth highest mountain peak, Annapurna (8091m) is popular not only because of its attractive height but also for its heaven-like beauty. it was the first 8000m above the mountain to be successfully climbed by the Mountaineers in 1950 AD. The name Annapurna has been derived from Sanskrit word that literally means "full of food", but is normally translated as "Goddess of Harvests". With the sky-piercing height of 8091m, Annapurna has been standing tall and beautiful in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal. This exquisite mountain was first conquered by Maurice Herzog and his team in 1950. Annapurna massif has many high peaks; five are labeled using some variations of the name Annapurna. The massif is 55 km long and bounded Kali Gandaki George on the west, Marsyangdi River on the north and east and Pokhara on the south. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the Annapurna Conservation Area which the first and largest conservation area in Nepal.
Trip Code: A1E94
Starts: Birethanti
Finishes: Nayapul
Duration: 48 Days
Difficulty: Extreme
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 8091m/ 26545.3ft
Trip Views: 534
Activities: Mountaineering
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Breakfast: 15
Lunch: 13
Dinner: 12
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 9 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 1 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Annapurna I was first climbed by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal of a French Expedition on 3 June 1950.
  • Its summit was the highest summit attained for three years until the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.
  • This trip proffers its climbers to explore the cultural and traditional villages including the region's unique floras and faunas along with the beautiful geologic formation of Naar Valley and Mardi Himal.
  • The Mountaineers are rewarded with the alluring views of Mount Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli and several peaks within Annapurna Mountain Range.

Why this Trip

  • Annapurna Expedition is the ultimate epitome of adventure in mountaineering that fills you with the thrilling experience of bravery and sense of achievement with the alluring views of beautiful mountain peaks, unique floras and faunas, different cultures and traditions and unique geographical landscapes. This trip is perfect for those who are ardent mountain lover and loves thrill and spice in the journey of their life.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
  • • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in Everest region.




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other mountains over 8000 m ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate 'Annapurna' as 9.
  • 6. Who can climb Mount Annapurna ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpa’s to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. And you will be transferred to the Birethanthi by the deluxe Bus, Jeep or car with A/C depending on the size of the group.
  • 11. What is the best season for Mount Annapurna I expedition ?
    August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies, like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions let your Guide know about your problem and subsequently, as soon as we are informed of a situation, we'll send an emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    Most of the times, not. But in emergency cases, yes. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide and company.
  • 15. How long will it take to complete the expedition ?
    It will take more than 4 week days to climb it and to return only a few days. So to complete this mountaineering, you need at least 30 to 35 days in total, to finish this trip.
  • 16. Are your Sherpa's reliable and certified ?
    Yes, our Sherpas are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpas know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It is not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic communication while we are on this expedition ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it is possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying certain amount directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trips ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal makes sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 22. How far do I need to climb each day ?
    You will follow the popular trek to go there, but also you have to walk about 7-8 hrs. We also take a few days for acclimatizing to the higher altitude. Side trips are available on the days when you need to acclimatize.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of 20% of total trip cost is required, which can be made by bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or traveler cheque.
  • 22. Can we use credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
  • 23. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to climb.

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