This is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal and probably the worlds favorites trekking destination which offers panoramic views of the three giant and the highest 8000m mountain range Mt.Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri and Mt.Manaslu including arrays of over 6000m snow capped peaks. The trail follows the river Marsyangdi all the way to its source, the glacial lake in Manang, through the rural farm villages and terraced farm fields from the sub-tropic climate to the arctic landscape and through the rain forest to the alpine woodlands and then reaching at the base of Annapurna IV for the climb.
Annapurna IV ExpeditionAnnapurna IV situated on the lower west ridge of Annapurna II can be seen clearly with the whole Annapurna range from Pokhara, the normal climb is approached from the Manang area from its north side from Hongde and it is considered a relatively easier mountain to climb among all the Annapurnas. This expedition starts from Beshishar on the Annapurna circuit trek trail all the way to Pisang and then to near Hongde from here the trail is towards absolute wilderness near by the way of Nepal Mountaineering School. 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 to 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 at Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 :In Kathmandu preparation for the expeditions.
Day 03 :Drive to Beshishar 823m. 5-6 hrs journey.
Day 04 :Trek to Ngdhi 1,200m. 5-6 hrs walks.
Day 05 :Trek to Jagat. 1,290m. 6 hrs walks.
Day 06 :Trek to Dharapani 1,860m. Approx. 6hrs.
Day 07 :Trek to Chame. 2,715m. Approx. 5-6 hrs.
Day 08 :Trek to Pisang 3,185m. Approx. 6 hrs.
Day 09 :Trek to Hongde 3,280m 3-4 hrs.
Day 10 :Rest day at Hongde for acclamatsation.
Day 11 :Trek towards Annapurna IV base camp overnight camp at Yak Kharka approx. 3,800m 4-5 hrs.
Day 12 :Trek to Annapurna Base Camp at approx. 4,889m 4-5 hrs.
Day 13 :Rest day and preparation for the climb.
Day 14 :Trek and climb to High Camp at approx 5.218m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 15-30 :16 days to reach the summit at 7,525m with camp II & III full preparation, rest and proper acclamatsation.
Day 31 :Return to Base Camp.
Day 32 :At base camp for clean up and packing.
Day 33 :Trek to Manang. 3,350m.Approx. 4-5 hrs.
Day 34 :Rest day at Manang.
Day 35 :Trek to Thorung Phedi. 4,400m approx 6 hrs walks.
Day 36 :Trek to Muktinath 3,800m via Thorang-la 5,416m. Approx. 6-8 hrs.
Day 37 :Trek to Jomsom 2,730m. 4-5 hrs walks.
Day 38 :Fly to Pokhara afternoon free at leisure.
Day 39 :Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 40 :In Kathmandu at leisure and to submit Expeditions reports.
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