Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Mt. Annapurna IV Expedition
Annapurna IV (7525m) lies in the south of Manang and west to Annapurna
The peak is relatively easier mountain to climb among all the
Earliest expedition teams in the Himalayas had used Annapurna IV to
up their team to ascend other formidable Himalayan peaks. Earlier
expedition to climb this peak failed because of ice above camp I,
and logistics. Annapurna IV was first climbed in 1955 by a German
expedition led by Heinz Steinmetz, via the North Face and Northwest
Ridge. The normal route for climbing the peak is through East Ridge.
Above Camp I the route from Camp 2 to Camp 3 becomes steeper requiring
fixed rope on some of the more difficult sections including a
that has to be crossed. Camp 3 is at an elevation of 20,500 ft and sits
the junction of the North Ridge and Summit Ridge. It sits on the "Dome"
Annapurna IV and affords us an incredible view of the Summit Ridge. At
the crest 6,483m we will place our Camp III. Here the route turns sharp east and follows the Annapurna crest to the summit of Annapurna IV. The summit day above Camp III is long but not too technically difficult. However, there are some steep knife-edged ridges and cornices to negotiate so don’t think this will be easy. Above Camp I the slopes lay back. Glacier travel
skills will come into play as we wind our way to the top of the buttress, establishing around 6,000m (19, 800'). From Camp II we will have spectacular views of the North Face of Annapurna II. From Camp II we continue upward till we reach the east-west crest of the Annapurna Himal. At this point the team will decide whether to place one more camp along
the summit ridge or make summit attempts from Camp 3. The climb along the Summit Ridge affords us beautiful views of the Annapurna Sanctuary. It is a spectacular place to be. The climbing on this section will be very demanding as we will be climbing some steep sections on the Summit Ridge proper as well as traversing some steep slopes below the summit. We may
also encounter some rock on the summit pyramid. After a short stay on the summit we'll descend to our high camp where we will spend the night. The next day we'll descend all the way to Base Camp
Annapurna IV Expedition Itinerary Details:
Day 1:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2:Sight-seeing of Kathmandu Valley: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Day 3:Preparation for Expedition in Kathmandu for Annapurna IV expedition
Day 4:Drive Kathmandu to Besi Sahar: Drive to Besisahar about 6 hours stay at an altitiude of 820m
Day 5:Besisahar to Bahundanda: We walk through the deep river gorge, rice fields, subtropical forest and small hamlets, past a majestic waterfall with towering peaks of Himalchuli and Manaslu.stay at 1320m.
Day 6:Bahundanda to Chamje: A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje at 1440m height.
Day 7:Chamje to Bagarchhap: The path climbs the river through bamboo groves, we cross barely and potato fields to reach Dharapani and work an hour to Bagarchhap (2160m) site of our first Tibetan Monastery and with the views of Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal
Day 8:Bagarchhap to Chame: The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and aaple trees. Stay at 2710m
Day 9:Chame to Pisang: The trail follows through the river valley stay at pisang (3210m) with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna 2
Day 10:Trek to Hongde
Day 11:Trek to base camp
Day 12-30:Climbing period
Day 31:Trek to Manang
Day 32:Trek to Churi Lattar.
Day 33:Trek to Thorung Phedi.
Day 34:Trek to Thorung La pass - Muktinath
Day 35:Trek to Jomsom
Day 36:Fly to Pokhara.
Day 37:Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 38:Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel
Day 39:Final departure, transfer to airport
Price For The Trip:
The total cost for the trek, tour or peak climbing you decide you want to do will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you prefer in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara will make a difference to the overall cost (budget to 5 star accommodation) The mode of transport you prefer will also affect the cost of your package, for example prices vary greatly between flying versus private car/van, tourist or local buses. The number of guides and/or porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. For these reasons the same trek/tour can vary in price quite substantially.
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Private Trip Departure everyday upon your request. But if you would like to join one of our Groups please see below our fixed group departure dates as per your requirement.Fixed Departure Expedition 2012