Annapurna I (8,091m/ 26,545 ft) is the 10th highest mountain in the world. It is located on the 55 km long massif of the Himalayas in the North-central part of Nepal. Till 2016, there had been 200 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 61 fatalities were recorded while climbing on the mountain. The climb to Annapurna I via South Face is considered technically most challenging after K2. The South Face is huge in size and 3,000 feet higher than the southwest face of Mount Everest. However, the South Face of Annapurna is relatively free from avalanches. It is a normal route to the summit of Mt. Annapurna 1. Getting back to Base Camp from the summit is more important than ascending there.
Mount Annapurna I was first climbed by Maurice Herzog and L. Lachenal on June 3, 1950. It took more than 20 years to attempt this mountain for the second time. It was in 1970 when the British Army Expedition Team followed the same route as used by Herzog and ascended the South Face of Annapurna 1. Two American women named Irene Miller and Vira Komarkova reached the summit via the North Face in October 1978. Maciej Berbeka and Boguslaw Probulski climbed and summited Annapurna I Central (a bit east of the main summit) via right south pillar in 1981. Reinhold Messner climbed the summit from the northwest side of Annapurna I in 1985. Kukuczka and Hajzer followed the route via east ridge of east summit of Annapurna (8,010m) in 1988.
Climbers should have years of prior experience in rock and ice climbing especially above 7,000m prior to attempting Annapurna I. Climbers must feel confident and comfortable while ascending and descending on fixed ropes along a steep technical terrain.
Pioneer Adventure provides experienced and professional mountaineers and guides who have scaled Annapurna I several times and have proven track records of 100% success in climbing. All our expedition leaders are also well equipped in handling altitude related problems including Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms. The crew members are expert in setting up tents and camps, melting snow on the route, cooking, and other daily assigned work.
- International and domestic airport transfers
- 4 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara
- A welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- Both way tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu with airport tax
- Land and air domestic transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for the entire expedition
- Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb
- Summit route fixing charge
- Garbage Management and disposal fee
- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with hot drinks, tea/coffee
- Government Liaison Officer
- One professional climbing Sherpa per member
- Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and kitchen helpers
- Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp
- All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
- Maximum 60kg per member
- North face, Kailas, or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
- Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent , mattress, pillow, table, chair and other necessary equipment
- Generator and solar panel for light and charging any electronic devices
- We will provide heater at base camp for member and staff
- Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required
- Internet service and satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)
- First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
- Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
- EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.
- 2 Oxygen bottles allocated for member and 1 bottle for each climbing Sherpa
- Will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa
- In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base camp
- Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages and carrying bonus
- Equipment allowance for base camp cook and kitchen helpers
- Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook and staff
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)
- Nepali Visa fee US$ 50 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 90 days US$ 125)
- Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
- Telephone, Internet, Laundry and any Alcoholic beverages
- Special filming, camera and drone permit fee
- personal trekking and climbing gears
- Tips for base camp staffs
- Summit bonus US $.
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