ANNAPURNA 1ST EXPEDITION

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destination Annapurna
duration 45 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 8,091m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Teahouse +Camping
season Autumn - Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 43,000
Pax 2 USD 42,000
Pax 3 USD 41,000
Pax 4 to 6 USD 39,000
Pax 7 to 12 USD 38,000
Pax 13 to 18 USD 36,000
Pax 19 to 24 USD 35,000
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ANNAPURNA 1ST EXPEDITION

The ultimate challenge for any climber! 

Climbing Annapurna 1 (10th highest in world) will add your name to the history books!

Height is not the only factor to consider when climbing a mountain. Annapurna 1 (8,091m /26,545 ft) is a prime example of this, as it has the least number of ascents of any high peak in Nepal and possibly the world. This mountain is not for the feint - hearted and should only be attempted by highly experienced climbers. Storms, avalanches and looming glacial slopes make this an extremely difficult and dangerous mountain to climb. South Face is said to be the most dangerous climb in the world. You will need your wits about you and an enormous amount of courage to consider this climb. 

The famous mountaineer George Mallory when asked why do people risk their lives to climb mountains? He replied, “Because it's there,” Annapurna 1 is located in the Himalayas in the north of Nepal that includes 13 peaks over 7000m/22,970ft and 16 peaks over 6000m/19,690ft. The entire Annapurna Massif is 55km/34 miles long and is to the east of Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. This climb will satisfy your love of mountains and your ‘can do’ attitude to overcoming fear. The following list ofpeaks highlights the enormity of this range: Annapurna I (Main) 8,091m, Annapurna II 7,937m, Annapurna III 7,555m, Annapurna IV 7,525m, Gangapurna 7,455m and Annapurna South 7,219m.

In Sanskrit the words Anna and Purna mean “full of food”. For climbers it may mean satisfying a deep desire and hunger to face the ultimate challenge. It was summated by Maurice Herzog on June 3, 1950, three years before Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed Everest. The usual route to this summit is achieved by establishing three camps and usually follows the West Face and Northwest Ridge, although it has been climbed by different routes. 

 Due to the extreme danger of this climb, and the possibility of an emergency evacuation, Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will have a helicopter on standby at Dana – near Base Camp on the day of the ascent to the summit.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Sherpa guides (well known for their climbing skills) will do everything within their power to lead you safely to the summit. Our guides are government certified and experienced climbers. We take no chances with your well-being and hence have allowed several days to make up for unforeseen circumstances, such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness.

ITINERARY

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SERVICES

Full Board Service Includes

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Shera Expedition and Trekking while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights of 5-star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu Including Breakfast.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking and climbing guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance Base Camp and camp two.
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and cook at Camp 2
  • Three Meals a dau (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea/ coffee) in available tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking
  • Three meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners) will be served at base camp, and camp two.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition for both members and crews.
  • Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak to climbing the Base Camp
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna conservation area)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Annapurna 1st
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition Guide Per client One sherpa
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen boys.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for Government Liaison Officer.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • The heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3, and 4 for members and staff.
  • Icefall charges by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.

Full Board Service Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation then displays in the itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Wallie-talkies & Filming permit (if the special camera or walkies-talkies).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum US$ 1500.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff are mandatory.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the cost includes the section

EQUIPMENTS

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat

GOOD TO KNOW

Here are all the details you need to know about the Annapurna 1st Expedition:

1. Mountain: Annapurna I, also known as Annapurna Main, is the tenth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Annapurna massif of the Himalayas in central Nepal.

2. Elevation: Annapurna I stands at 8,091 meters (26,545 feet) above sea level.

3. Difficulty Level: The Annapurna 1st Expedition is considered one of the most challenging and dangerous climbs in the world. It requires technical climbing skills, experience in high-altitude mountaineering, and the ability to handle extreme weather conditions.

4. Duration: The expedition typically takes around 6-8 weeks to complete. This includes acclimatization periods, climbing days, and rest days.

5. Best Time to Climb: The best time to attempt the Annapurna 1st Expedition is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) seasons. These months offer more stable weather conditions, better visibility, and lower avalanche risks.

6. Climbing Permits: Climbers need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepalese government to climb Annapurna I. The permit is issued through authorized trekking agencies and requires necessary documentation, including a climbing itinerary and proof of insurance.

7. Training and Experience: Prior mountaineering experience is crucial for joining the Annapurna 1st Expedition. Climbers are expected to have experience in high-altitude climbs, technical ice and rock climbing, and the ability to handle extreme conditions.

8. Guides and Support: It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a guided expedition for the Annapurna 1st Expedition. Guides provide essential support, expertise, and safety measures throughout the climb.

9. Physical Fitness: Climbers need to be in excellent physical condition for the Annapurna 1st Expedition. Regular cardiovascular and strength training, as well as high-altitude acclimatization, are necessary to cope with the demanding physical challenges of the climb.

10. Cost: The cost of the Annapurna 1st Expedition can vary depending on factors such as the expedition duration, guide services, equipment, permits, and logistics. On average, the cost can range from $30,000 to $40,000 per person.

It's important to note that the Annapurna 1st Expedition is a highly challenging and dangerous endeavor. Proper preparation, training, and safety measures are crucial for a successful and safe climb.

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The Annapurna 1st Expedition is a mountaineering expedition to climb Annapurna I, which is the tenth highest mountain in the world. It is located in central Nepal and is known for its challenging and technical climbing routes.

Annapurna I stands at an elevation of 8,091 meters (26,545 feet) above sea level.

The duration of the Annapurna 1st Expedition can vary depending on various factors such as weather conditions, team experience, and acclimatization. On average, it takes around 6-8 weeks to complete the expedition.

The Annapurna 1st Expedition presents several challenges to climbers, including extreme weather conditions, high altitude sickness, technical climbing sections, icefalls, and avalanches. The mountain is notorious for its high fatality rate, making it one of the most dangerous mountains to climb.

Yes, previous mountaineering experience is essential for joining the Annapurna 1st Expedition. This expedition is considered highly technical and physically demanding, and climbers are expected to have prior experience in high-altitude mountaineering.

Yes, climbers need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepalese government to climb Annapurna I. This permit is issued through authorized trekking agencies and requires certain documentation, including a climbing itinerary and proof of insurance.

The best time to attempt the Annapurna 1st Expedition is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) seasons. These months offer relatively stable weather conditions and better visibility, making it safer for climbers.

Yes, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a guided expedition for the Annapurna 1st Expedition. A guide will provide essential support, knowledge, and safety measures throughout the expedition.

The Annapurna 1st Expedition requires climbers to be in excellent physical condition. Regular cardio and strength training, as well as high-altitude acclimatization, are necessary to cope with the demanding physical challenges of the climb.

The cost of the Annapurna 1st Expedition can vary depending on factors such as the expedition duration, guide services, equipment, permits, and logistics. On average, the cost can range from $30,000 to $40,000 per person.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 43,000
Pax 2 USD 42,000
Pax 3 USD 41,000
Pax 4 to 6 USD 39,000
Pax 7 to 12 USD 38,000
Pax 13 to 18 USD 36,000
Pax 19 to 24 USD 35,000
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 39,000

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Patricia Burdorf

Denmark

October 10, 2023

Conquering the Mighty Annapurna - A Journey of a Lifetime

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Embarking on my first 8000-meter expedition, I chose the Annapurna 1st Expedition, and it surpassed all my expectations. From the moment I joined the team, I knew I was in good hands. The team members were not only highly skilled and experienced but also incredibly supportive and encouraging. Together, we formed a bond that would carry us through the challenges that lay ahead. The camping experience on the Annapurna 1st Expedition was exceptional. The cook on our team prepared delicious and nourishing meals that provided us with the sustenance we needed to conquer the mountains. Despite the rugged conditions, the cook's ability to create such flavorful dishes in such remote locations was truly impressive. Their dedication and talent elevated our camping experience to new heights. The organization and coordination of the Annapurna 1st Expedition were flawless. Every aspect, from logistics to transportation, was meticulously planned to ensure a smooth and seamless journey. The team's attention to detail and commitment to our safety and comfort allowed us to focus solely on the climb and immerse ourselves in the awe-inspiring surroundings. This level of organization instilled confidence and allowed us to fully embrace the adventure. The Sherpa expedition guide on the Annapurna 1st Expedition was a true gem. Their extensive knowledge of the mountain and mountaineering techniques were evident in their guidance and expertise. They not only led us safely through the challenging terrain but also provided valuable insights and encouragement along the way. Their friendly and approachable nature created a supportive environment that allowed us to push our limits and achieve our goals. The views offered by the Annapurna 1st Expedition were simply breathtaking. From the moment we set foot on the trail, we were surrounded by a panorama of awe-inspiring beauty. Towering peaks, vast glaciers, and pristine landscapes created a visual symphony that left us in awe. Reaching the summit and witnessing the world from such great heights was an experience that will forever be etched in my memory. I strongly recommend the Annapurna 1st Expedition to anyone seeking an extraordinary adventure. The combination of a supportive team, exceptional camping cuisine, flawless organization, and a knowledgeable guide makes it an unforgettable experience. Whether it's your first 8000-meter expedition or not, Annapurna 1st will test your limits, provide you with breathtaking views, and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to conquer new heights and discover the strength within yourself.

Susan Dannunzio

Australia

June 16, 2021

A Journey of Endurance and Beauty on Annapurna 1st Expedition

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Choosing the Annapurna 1st Expedition as my first 8000-meter climb was a decision I will never regret. The team I joined was not only highly skilled and experienced but also incredibly supportive and encouraging. From the very beginning, I knew I was part of a group that would help me conquer the mountains and create memories that would last a lifetime. The camping experience on the Annapurna 1st Expedition was exceptional. The cook on our team prepared delicious meals that not only satisfied our hunger but also provided the necessary energy for the demanding climb. Despite the challenging conditions, the cook's ability to create such flavorful dishes in remote locations was truly impressive. The meals became a source of comfort and motivation throughout the journey. The organization and coordination of the Annapurna 1st Expedition were top-notch. Every aspect, from logistics to transportation, was meticulously planned to ensure a smooth and successful journey. The team's attention to detail and commitment to our safety and comfort allowed us to focus solely on the climb and fully immerse ourselves in the breathtaking surroundings. This level of organization created an environment of trust and camaraderie among the team members. The Sherpa expedition guide on the Annapurna 1st Expedition was a true asset. Their extensive knowledge of the mountain and mountaineering techniques were evident in their guidance and support. They not only led us safely through the challenging terrain but also provided valuable insights and encouragement along the way. Their kindness and expertise created a sense of reassurance and made the journey even more enjoyable. The views offered by the Annapurna 1st Expedition were nothing short of awe-inspiring. From the moment we set foot on the trail, we were surrounded by majestic peaks, sweeping valleys, and untouched wilderness. The beauty of the landscape was a constant reminder of the raw power and grandeur of nature. Reaching the summit and witnessing the world from such great heights was an experience that left me humbled and profoundly grateful. I wholeheartedly recommend the Annapurna 1st Expedition to anyone seeking a journey of endurance and beauty. The combination of a supportive team, exceptional camping cuisine, flawless organization, and a knowledgeable guide makes it an extraordinary adventure. Whether it's your first 8000-meter expedition or not, Annapurna 1st will test your limits, reward you with breathtaking views, and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to push your boundaries and embark on an unforgettable journey.

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