Annapurna IV Expedition

Annapurna IV Expedition

Annapurna IV lying at an elevation of 7525m is considered comparatively a trouble-free peak to climb among the Annapurna range, a stunning Marsyangdi valley with the impressive views of Annapurna II, III, Manaslu, Gangapurna. Annapurna IV was first smoothed in 1955 by a German group led by Heinz Steinmetz through the North Face and Northwest edge.

The normal route is approached from the Manang side. It requires two hours walking from the base camp to reach the bottom of the mountain. It requires approximately 65 - 70 degrees of steep climbing with fixed ropes approximately 500 meters reach camp I. To reach Camp II, approximately 1000 meters of fixed ropes will be required along the ridge and some stretches of steep climbing. From camp II to camp III it is relatively easy with zigzag crossing and gradually climbing up. However, it will require approximately 1300 – 1500 meters fixed rope. From camp III to the summit, generally fixed rope is not required and the main rope is used. There are possibilities of avalanches between Camp I and Camp II.

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (B).

Day 02 and Day 03: Stay in Kathmandu, gear check, preparation and official breifing, overngiht in Hotel (BB)

Day 04: Travel to Besi sahar, 200KM, 5/6 hours by tourist bus, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Besiahar to Dharapani 1943m 4-5 hours drive by private Jeep, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2713m), 5 hours, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3115m) 4-5 hours, overnight Guest house/Lodge(B/L/D).

Day 08 : Pisang to Humde Airport 3300m (B/L/D).

Day 09 : Rest at Humde for acclimatization and explore surrounding (trek to Ngwal and back) (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna IV base camp appro. 3/4 hours to reach in Base Camp. Overnight in Camp(B/L/D).

Climbing Period

Day 11: At Base Camp preparation, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 12: Climb starts, Fix route to camp I, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 13: Carry gears and food to camp I, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 14: Move to camp I, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 15: Fix route to camp II, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 16: Carry gears to camp II, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 17: Move to camp II, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 18: Descend to base camp, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 19: Rest days, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 20: Ascent Camp I, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 21: Ascent Camp II, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 22: Fix route to camp III, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 23: Move to camp III, Overnight in Camp(B/L/D).

Day 24: Descend to base camp, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 25: Rest days, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 26: Camp I (Our Sherpa guides once again check the route to Camp II), Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 27: Camp II (Our Sherpa guides once again check the route to Camp III), Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 28: Camp III (Our Sherpa guides fix the summit route), Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 29: Summit and back to camp III, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Day 30: Descend to base camp, Overnight in Camp (B/L/D).

Finish Climbing

Day 31: Cleaning base camp, Pack up base camp and return to Humde, Overnight in Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 32: Humde to Basi Sahar by Jeep/Bus, 6 to 9 hours (B/L/D).

Day 33: Basi Sahar to Kathmandu (B/L)

Day 34 : Leisure day in Kathmandu (BB)

Day 35: Transfer to airport, departure onward destination (B).