Annapurna One Climb

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Annapurna I is located on the Annapurna massif, east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kali Gandaki river is an enormous Himalayan massif is the tenth highest mountain in the world. An eight membered French expedition team led by Maurice Herzog climbed the peak first on the 3rd June 1950 via the North face. The successful climbers to Annapurna I were Maurice Herzog himself and Louis Lachenal. The expedition team had arrived Base Camp on 18th May 1950 and took twenty-three days to succeed. It was also the first 8000m mountain ever to be climbed.

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Annapurna I Climb Fixed departure expedition 2018/2019
Day Spring Autumn Outlined Itinerary Overnight
1 7-Apr 8-Sep  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.  Hotel 
2 8-Apr 9-Sep  Kathmandu at leisure/preparation.  Hotel 
3 9-Apr 10-Sep  Drive Kathmandu to Beni (823m / 2700ft.).  Camp
4 10-Apr 11-Sep  Trek to Tatopani (1189m / 3900ft.).  Camp
5 11-Apr 12-Sep  Trek to Ghasa (2012m / 6601ft.).  Camp
6 12-Apr 13-Sep  Trek to Lete (2438m / 7998ft.).  Camp
7 13-Apr 14-Sep  Trek to Thulo Bugin.  Camp
8 14-Apr 15-Sep  Trek to Thulo Bugin pass.  Camp
9 15-Apr 16-Sep  Trek to Mristi Khola.  Camp
10 16-Apr 17-Sep  Trek to Base Camp.  Camp
11-36 17-Apr-12-May 18-Sep-13 -Oct
 Climbing of Annapurna I using 4 camps above Base Camp.  Camp
37 13-May 14-Oct Annapurna I Climbing extra day Camp
38 14-May 15-Oct Annapurna I Climbing extra day Camp
39 15-May 16-Oct Annapurna I Climbing extra day Camp
40 16-May 17-Oct Cleaning up Base camp Camp
41 17-May 18-Oct  Trek to Thulo Bugin.  Camp
42 18-May 19-Oct  Trek to Lete.  Lodge
43 19-May 20-Oct  Trek to Ghasa.  Lodge
44 20-May 21-Oct  Trek to Tatopani.  Lodge
45 21-May 22-Oct  Trek to Ghorepani  Lodge
46 22-May 23-Oct  Trek to Birethanti  Lodge
47 23-May 24-Oct  Drive to Pokhara and flight to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.  Hotel 
48 24-May 25-Oct  At leisure in Kathmandu.  Hotel 
49 25-May 26-Oct  International departure. ////////

Length of Annapurna I Climbing Expedition
Our Annapurna I Climb Expedition total duration is 49 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition including for administrative formalities, approach to / fro Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily walking /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during duration for approach to Annapurna One Base camp in average is 5-6 hours, whereas from Base camp to Camp different camps is 4-7 hours in average and from Camp 4 to the summit is 9+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.

Annapurna One Climbing Administrative Formality
There are quite lot of government formalities for obtaining the Annapurna I Climbing permit, and as a professional Mountaineering expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Climbing Annapurna I seriously so that the member / client could enjoy a hassle free Annapurna I Climbing. We process the permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph):
If you are a member of the Annapurna One Expedition
userfiles/Member Bio-data.doc
For Leader of the Annapurna One Expedition need extra doc userfiles/Leader doc-Mountain Climb(1).doc
Risk & Release for each
Annapurna One Expedition member userfiles/Assumption of Risk & Release.doc

Difficulty of Annapurna I Climb
This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Annapurna I Climbing is of course difficult not from technical part but due to its harsh weather conditions, high altitudes etc, though there are technical difficulties, but we provide strong team of climbing sherpas to tackle with any problem for the expedition. There will be fixed ropes at difficult section of the climb to different camps to the summit for climb, so if you are bit careful about using your personal equipments such as you must not forget to cliff on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc, the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time it is important that you must have at least previous climbing / mountaineering experience for Kangchenjunga expedition and proper use of technical gears such as crampons, jumar, ice-axe etc., also physical exercise by running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.

At an Emergency

MOUNTAIN CLIMB prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Annapurna One Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions such as for Annapurna One Climbing expedition.

Food safety & the types of food
Food safety to keep our expedition members is always a concern for us, therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before we dispatch for the expedition and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to/fro Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during expedition
During approach from the expedition starting point to Base camp and Back to the finishing point your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring
Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipments such as ropes, tents, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, cooking pots are provided from Mountain Climb for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear are available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring
Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs
MOUNTAIN CLIMB has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Annapurna I Climbing experience with many times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility
We provide a single room for Annapurna I Climb expedition in Kathmandu. During your approach to Annapurna One Base Camp one tent for 2 members will be provided whereas at  Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility
Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Annapurna I Climb expedition an Eco-Annapurna I Expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Annapurna One Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.

Apart from above if you have any further comments or suggestion, please write us: 
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Trip Facts

Mount Annapurna I
World’s 10th highest mountain

Elevation: 8091m / 26544ft
Activity: Mountaineering expedition
Duration: 49 days
First ascent: Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal
first climbed Annapurna I on 3rd June 1950
Starting from: Beni      Ending at: Nayapul
Highest access of the Expedition: Annapurna I Summit (8091m / 26544ft

Annapurna I Climb Fixed departure expedition 2018/2019

 Day Spring Autumn Outlined Itinerary Overnight
1 7-Apr 8-Sep  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.  Hotel 
2 8-Apr 9-Sep  Kathmandu at leisure/preparation.  Hotel 
3 9-Apr 10-Sep  Drive Kathmandu to Beni (823m).  Camp
4 10-Apr 11-Sep  Trek to Tatopani (1189m).  Camp
5 11-Apr 12-Sep  Trek to Ghasa (2012m).  Camp
6 12-Apr 13-Sep  Trek to Lete (2438m).  Camp
7 13-Apr 14-Sep  Trek to Thulo Bugin.  Camp
8 14-Apr 15-Sep  Trek to Thulo Bugin pass.  Camp
9 15-Apr 16-Sep  Trek to Mristi Khola.  Camp
10 16-Apr 17-Sep  Trek to Base Camp.  Camp
11 17-Apr 18-Sep  Climb Annapurn I using 4 camps above Base Camp.  Camp
12 18-Apr 19-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
13 19-Apr 20-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
14 20-Apr 21-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
15 21-Apr 22-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
16 22-Apr 23-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
17 23-Apr 24-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
18 24-Apr 25-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
19 25-Apr 26-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
20 26-Apr 27-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
21 27-Apr 28-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
22 28-Apr 29-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
23 29-Apr 30-Sep Annapurna I Climbing Camp
24 30-Apr 1-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
25 1-May 2-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
26 2-May 3-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
27 3-May 4-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
28 4-May 5-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
29 5-May 6-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
30 6-May 7-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
31 7-May 8-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
32 8-May 9-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
33 9-May 10-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
34 10-May 11-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
35 11-May 12-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
36 12-May 13-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
37 13-May 14-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
38 14-May 15-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
39 15-May 16-Oct Annapurna I Climbing Camp
40 16-May 17-Oct Cleaning up Base camp Camp
41 17-May 18-Oct  Trek to Thulo Bugin.  Camp
42 18-May 19-Oct  Trek to Lete.  Lodge
43 19-May 20-Oct  Trek to Ghasa.  Lodge
44 20-May 21-Oct  Trek to Tatopani.  Lodge
45 21-May 22-Oct  Trek to Ghorepani  Lodge
46 22-May 23-Oct  Trek to Birethanti  Lodge
47 23-May 24-Oct  Drive to Pokhara and flight to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.  Hotel 
48 24-May 25-Oct  At leisure in Kathmandu.  Hotel 
49 25-May 26-Oct  International departure. ////////

Annapurna I Climb Full board expedition service includes:
•    4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Overland transportation as per itinerary
•    Annapurna I Climbing and all other applicable permits,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    3 member : 1 Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa backed Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp & while approach to/from Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    50 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    1 member : 4 Oxygen and 1 climbing Sherpa: 2 Oxygen with mask and regulator,
•    High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
•    High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 795 per Sherpa, US$ 440 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

 Annapurna I Climb Base camp expedition service includes:
•    4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Overland transportation as per itinerary
•    Annapurna I Climbing and all other applicable permits,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp and while approach to/from Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    50 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Any services above Base camp,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

Annapurna I Climb Gear list
Group climbing equipment, including fuel, stoves, ropes, fixings, tents, snow bars are supplied from Mountain Climb for Full Board expedition service whereas Climbers will need to provide their own personal equipments.

Annapurna I Climb suggested personal Gear List
 TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
•    1 Climbing Harness
•    1 pair of climbing boot.
•    1 pair of Gaiter
•    1 pair of Strong Crampon
•    Perlon. 6 mm, 40ft long.
•    1 pair of Ski or trekking pole
•    1 Daypack (approx 50 lit)
•    1 Backpack (approx 100 lit).
•    1 Ice-Axe with leash (60 cm)
•    2 Jumar (Ascender)
•    1 Belay device: ATC or figure 8.
•    Carabiners: 4 Screw-gate (locking) and 6 regular twist-lock.

FOR SLEEPING
•    1 High Altitude Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality minus 20° C)
•    1 B.C. Sleeping Bag (minus 20° C)
•    1 Therma-Rest foam pad.
•    1 Foam pad

FOR HEAD
•    1 Woolen warm hat that fully covers your ears
•    1 Good sun hat or baseball cap
•    2 Bandanas or Neck gaiter
•    Thick balaclava, very thin balaclava or face mask
•    Sun cream (2 small tubes).
•    Balaclava: 1 heavyweight & 1 lightweight
•    Lips cream (2 sticks).

FOR HAND
•    1 pr polypro gloves.
•    1 pr heavy wool mitts.
•    1 pr over mitts (Gore-tex) double liners
•    1 pair of fleece/ wind stopper glove

CLOTHES
•    1 Thick fleece pant
•    1 Fleece jacket
•    4 T-shirts
•    2 Cotton pants or trekking pants
•    2 expedition T-shirts
•    1 wind proof jacket (Gore-tex)
•    1 Pile jacket: 1 Heavyweight pile
•    1 Pile pant
•    3-4 pieces of regular lightweight underwear. Synthetic or wool, but no cotton!
•    2 expedition weight underwear
•    1 Long underwear
•    1 Long-sleeved shirts
•    1 Down Suit
•    1 Down Jacket
•    1 Down Pant.
•    1 Down parka
•    Down suit if you do not have thick down jacket and down pants.
•    Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood.

FOR LEGS
•    1 Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
•    1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes
•    4 pair brand new wool or Pile Climbing socks
•    4 pair brand new liner socks. Thin wool, nylon
•    Vapor barrier socks(Optional)
•    Some lightweight socks

BITS AND PIECES:
•    Plastic bags
•    2 lighters
•    Notebook/pens/pencil
•    Reading material
•    Music player and tapes (if prefer music)
•    2 Locks
•    Games- if you prefer(cards, dice, mastermind, rumicub, uno, frisbee, small ball etc.
•    Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
•    Clothes peg
•    Ear plugs     PRIMARY ESSENTIALS
•    Passport and some copies
•    2x Passport photos
•    Credit card
•    Traveller's cheques
•    $ cash, some in small bills
•    Important addresses and phone numbers
•    Airline Tickets

MISCELLANEUS
•    A good quality small Camera (Optional)
•    1 Water bottle.
•    1 Liter Thermos Flask
•    1 Pee bottle
•    Two sets of high quality Sunglasses (100% UV, IR)
•    1 Ski Goggle. 100% UV & IR.
•    1 Swiss Army knife
•    Compressions stuff sacks
•    1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
•    2 Large good quality duffle bags with lock.
•    Cup:
•    Bowl
•    Spoon

TOILETRIES
•    Lip salve, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Shaving cream, Liquid soap (biodegradable). There should be sufficient throughout the duration of your expedition.
•    Small towels (2) Nail clipper, Mirror, Scissors

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS/MEDICINE
Acute Mountain Sickness (if going above 2500m)
Diamox (Acetazolamite) 250mg

Antibiotics
Ciproloxacin 500mg or norfloxacin 400mg

Antibiotic/anti-fungal skin application
Antibiotic (mupirocin 2%) ointment (15gm tube), Antifungal (clotrimazole or miconazole) cream

Allergy Inflammation & Itch
Anti-inflammatory cream/ointment/gel, hydrocortisone cream 1%

Antiseptic
Povi-Iodine (Betadine), Savlon or Dettol soap, burn cream silver sulphadiazine (20 gm tube)

Disinfectant for water
Iodine tabs or iodine solution eg. Lugol's or iodine crystals (25ml with dropper)

Diarrhea
Imodium or Lomotil caps

Eye and Ear infection
Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear

Indigestion
Antacid tabs

Nausea and Vomitting
Maxolon or Stemetil

Painkillers (Analgesics)
Paracetamol, ibuprofen 400mg
Oral Rehydration Solution
Oralyte, Gastrolyte, or Electrobion (2 pacs)

DRESSING AND WOUND CARE
Bandaids, Cotton buds, gauze squares, Sterile non stick dressing 10 cm, small roll of 10 cm adhesive tape bandage, elastic bandage 10 cm, closures eg. Steristrips 6 mm wide

INSTRUMENTS
Tweezers, scissors, sewing needle, safety pins, latex gloves

IMMUNISATION
At least six weeks before the departure you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Vaccinations against the following diseases may be useful, although they might be difficult or expensive to obtain. Your doctor will let you know if they are appropriate:
-Rabies.
-Meningitis.
-Japanese Encephalitis.

DENTAL CHECKS
It is most important that you have a through dental examination before the expedition and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

Insurance
All our Climbing Sherpas, kitchen staffs and porters are insured through a reputed Insurance company covering accidental, rescue as well as medical whereas All climbing members must be insured before commencing on an Expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expedition.

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Payment to Mountain Climb

An advance of 25% of the total cost is required when booking expedition, to be paid at least three month before departure to Mountain Climb.

The balance must reach us at least two months prior to expedition date to confirm a place/s. It can also be paid in Kathmandu before expedition departure on mutual agreement but on certain special condition only.

Mountain Climb reserve the right not to operate expedition without FULL payment receipt before departure for an expedition.

 We do accept last minute bookings if places are open for any departure (up to three weeks before trip date) in a first come, first served basis.

A group / individual participant must arrive Kathmandu at least two days in advance (4 days for Tibet expedition) in order to process your expedition or Tibet permits.

Mountain Climb Cancellation policy

In event of cancellation of your expedition the following charges will be made:
-More than 7 weeks before departure - Deposit amount
-6 weeks before departure date - 25% of total cost
-4 weeks before departure date - 50% of total cost
-Less than 3 weeks before departure date - No Refund.

Please provide us your bank transferred receipt, after the transfer of payment to our account.

Note!
We regret to inform you that we do not accept personal cheques or credit cards due to complicated bank procedures and delays.

Your Complete Financial Protection
Being a reputed and responsible Climbing Expedition organizer company, you can book your trip with Mountain Climb in complete confidence that all monies you deposit / pay for a trip are fully protected.

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