Annapurna IV Expedition (7525m)

  • Annapurna IV Expedition (7525m)

Overview

Annapurna IV lying at an elevation of 7525m is considered comparatively a trouble-free peak to climb among the Annapurna range. Stunning Marsyangdi valley with the arresting views of Annapurna II, III, Manbaslu, Gabgapurna; going around Manang village; and Pocho, Praken, and Braka monastery and meeting people behind the gigantic Himalayas are the main highlights of the Annapurna IV Expedition.

The normal path to arrive at the summit of Annapurna IV is led ahead through Manang route. With a 500m fixed rope we will ascend on about 65-70 degrees vertical slope in order to reach camp I. Then to reach camp II, with a fixed rope we will climb just about 1000m which also has a small widespread steep ascending. We have relatively easier walk from Camp I to Camp II as this part includes zigzag crossing and steady way up. Furthermore, a fixed rope will help us ascend approximately 1300-1500m. And moving up from camp III to the summit, normally fixed rope is unnecessary and here we will use the main rope.

This 42 day Annapurna IV Expedition designed by Unique Adventure Trek will let you have the best experience ever.The best season to go for the expedition is spring and autumn. Annapurna IV was first summated in 1955 by a German group led by Heinz Steinmetz through the North Face and Northwest edge. Today, the normal route for climbing the peak is through East Ridge.

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu
Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.

 

Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu, gear check, preparation
You will rest in Kathmandu for a day. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Drive to Bhulbhule (840m) and trek to Ngadi (930m)
Today we will drive for around 6 hours all along the Pokhara- Kathmandu Highway to Dume. After that we will turn right to reach Besisahar where we will have formalities of permit. Then, we will follow a rough path to Bhulbhule. Also, we will walk along the Marsyangdi River and set our camp near Nyagdi.

Day 04 : Trek to Chyamche (1100m)
We today, move forward to the Ghermu and to Syange after walking for more than a few hours. We can see a wonderful view at Syange which includes waterfalls and springs. Jagat is our next stop where we can have our lunch. Then, it takes around one hour to reach Chamche. Here we can find several hotels and guest houses where we will stay overnight.

Day 05 : Trek to Dharapani (1700m)
After coming across few bridges, we can ascend up to the Tal village set at the altitude of 1700m. The company of beautiful and spectacular waterfalls is a fascinating part for many visitors. We will traverse several other bridges between Tal and Dharapani. It will take about 4 hours for us to arrive at our destinations. We will stay overnight at Dharapani which lies at an altitude of 1900m.

Day 06 : Trek to Chame
From Dharapani, it takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Chame. En-route we pass through a Bhote village where we can observe an ethnic group of Nepalese community. We will also pass through the oak and pine forest viewing some wonderful faunas and floras. Eventually, we can arrive at Chame (2675m) where we can perceive many shops and hotels. We will stay overnight at guest house in Chame.

Day 07 : Trek to Pisang (2850m)
From Chame, we head to Pisang today viewing the splendid Lamjung Himal. We need to cross the longest suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. After walking for quite a few hours passing the agricultural area, we can arrive at to Taleku at the elevation of 2775m. Ongoing further, we walk through the thick forested area viewing some stunning view of gigantic peaks and then ultimately reach at Pisang (3300m).

Day 08 : Trek to Humde
Today leaving Pisang, we will trek for 5 hours to reach Humde. Humde Lies at an elevation of 3675m.

Day 09 : Rest at Humde for acclimatization and explore surrounding (trek to Ngwal and back)
We have a day rest at Humde today for proper acclimatization. Alternatively we can trek to Ngwal or we can also also pass through charming long-established village of Upper Pisang and opted to trek the high path to Manang via Ngwal comparatively low path to see the Annapurna peaks which are all more than 20,000 ft. Then we will return back to Humde. Overnight at guest house in Humde.

Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna IV base camp

Day 11-12 : At Base Camp preparation
We will be staying at the Base camp to prepare more climbing further the next day.

Day 13 : Climb starts, Fix route to camp I
Our ascend starts as soon as we leave our base camp today and then we will climb taking aid from the fixed ropes in order to reach Camp I.

Day 14 : Carry gears and food to camp I
We will carry food and gears before reaching to Camp I today on this day.

Day 15 : Move to camp I

Day 16 : Fix route to camp II

Day 17 : Carry gears to camp II

Day 18 : Move to camp II

Day 19 : Descend to base camp

Day 20-21 : Rest days
We have extra days to rest at the base camp separated just in case if the bad weather won't let us proceed for our trek. Overnight again at tented camp.

Day 22 : Ascent Camp I

Day 23 : Ascent Camp II

Day 24 : Fix route to camp III

Day 25 : Move to camp III

Day 26 : Descend to base camp

Day 27-29 : Rest days
We have extra days to rest at the base camp separated just in case if the bad weather won't let us proceed for our trek. Overnight again at tented camp.

Day 30 : Camp I (Our Sherpa guides once again check the route to Camp II)
We today ascend in order to reach camp I and our Sherpa guides will check our route to Camp II.

Day 31 : Camp II (Our Sherpa guides once again check the route to Camp III)
Today we need a fixed rope climbing of around 1000m in order to reach Camp II from Camp I. our Sherpa guides will check our route to Camp III.

Day 32 : Camp III (Our Sherpa guides fix the summit route)
We need to ascend 1300-1500m today where our Sherpa guides will help us fix the route of the summit

Day 33 : Summit and back to camp III
After we mount to the summit of Annapurna IV and feel the glory of victory, we will descend all along the vertical slopes to the Camp III today. Here, we can relax and rest. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 34 : Descend to base camp
On this day we will descend to base Camp after experiencing the most significant day summiting the Annapurna IV peak.

Day 35 : Cleaning base camp, Pack up base camp and return to Humde
On this day, we will clean the base camp and then pack our luggage to return back to Humde.

Day 36 : Trek to Yak Kharka
Today we will walk further ahead of traversing left into Kali Gandaki valley. There is a very long walk on snow typically taking about 4 hours before beginning the steep drop to Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 37 : Trek to Thorong High Camp
We have a very steep way up in order to reach Thorung High Camp and it takes around 1 hour to reach the camp today. The High Camp will bestow you a chance to witness great views of the surrounding mountains. Overnight at the Camp.

Day 38 : Cross Thorong La Pass and trek to Muktinath
Early in the morning slowly reach the top of Thorang Pass (5417m.) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalaya scenery and over to the Kaligandaki valley through the entire Annapurna range, Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west. Walking distance is about 8 hours. And then we will trek to Muktinath. We have an easy path that takes us to the holy temple of Muktinath and see 108 stone taps pouring out water. It is believed that taking a bath these holy taps take away all the sins.

Day 39 : Drive to Jomsom
As the track continues to Jomsom, the scenery becomes more and more arid and remarkable with its combination of browns and grey environment with the snow topped peaks of Nilgiri and Tilicho. The stiff winds start on to speed up on our way to Jomsom in the afternoon. Ove night stay at Lodge in Jomsom.

Day 40 : Fly to Pokhara and Kathmandu
Leaving behind the superb countryside early in the morning and travelling for 6 hours we return back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 41 : Leisure day in Kathmandu
We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.

Day 42 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination
This is your last day of your Annapurna IV Expedition. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
  •  Press conference arrangement.
  •  4 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar with breakfast.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Annapurna expedition and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • Expert climbing Guide and porter
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • 4/4 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
  • Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu).
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
  •  All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Restop toilet bag.
  • Satalite phone (Pay Call).
  • Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
  • Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to beni and back from Jomsom.
  •  All ground transportation
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.

What is not included?

  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 4 nights).
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter.
  • Visa Fee.
  • Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills..
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.
  • Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.

Info

Note

The conditions stated in the itinerary are only for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

 

Necessary Gears

Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.

 

tinerary Accuracy

Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 42 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 792m.
  • Max Altitude : 7525m.
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1