Annapurna IV Expedition (7525m)

Annapurna IV Expedition (7525m)

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.

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

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

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 (1300m)

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 (1960m)

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 (2760m)

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 (3300m)

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 (3519m)

Today leaving Pisang, we will trek for 5 hours to reach Humde. Humde Lies at an elevation of 3519m.

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

After having breakfast, we will continue trek to Annapurna IV Base Camp.

Day 11-12 : At Base Camp For 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

Today, we will move to Camp I and prepare for Camp II on the following day.

Day 16 : Fix route to Camp II

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 II.

Day 17 : Carry gears to Camp II

We will carry food and gears before reaching to Camp II today on this day.

Day 18 : Move to camp II

Today, we will move to Camp II.

Day 19 : Descend to Base Camp

We will return to base camp as a part of rotation of climb while attempting big expeditions to adjust altitude mouintain sickness. 

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 - 23 : Ascent Camp II

We will again ascent to Camp II via Camp I to prepare ascent to Camp III. 

Day 24 : Fix route to camp III

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 III.

Day 25 : Move to Camp III

We will carry food and gears before reaching to Camp III today and stay here.

Day 26 : Descend to Base Camp

We will again return to base camp as a part of rotation of climb while attempting big expeditions to adjust altitude mouintain sickness. 

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 Marshyangdi valley. There is a very long walk on snow typically taking about 6 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.

What is included?

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
  •  Press conference arrangement.
  •  4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Annapurna IV expedition and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • 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.
  • Ground transportation: Kathmandu - Khudi, Muktinath - Jomsom.
  • 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 Khudi 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.
  • Visa Fee for Nepal.
  • 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..
  • Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.

Why us? Is a conscientious question that requires an honest answer of integrity and devotion of the highest standards.  

We are what we were from the very beginning: Read on to know us the way we are…

At Unique Adventure International, We do not pretend to be what we are not, ours is a simple ethic, hospitality straight from the heart. When doing trips with us, you will soon find out excellence with us is not just a norm, it’s more a habit. 

We have walked the length and breadth of the Himalaya across Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for over two decades…and still counting, we have enjoyed all of it so much; right to the hilt. We love our mountains and enjoy it so much when we tread its trails with our trekking guests, who also love these mountains as much as us or maybe even more. We have much knowledge of the land and meticulously plan things so our guests get the utmost from their sojourns with us; we know how chaotic it can be for our guests when they organise holidays so far from home…keeping this in mind, we sort out for the long haul and ensure our guests do not only have fun on the way but also get value for money with purposeful journeys. We know and understand that this may probably be a once in a lifetime holiday where you will explore a world not too familiar and its binding for us to make doubly sure you are completely safe throughout the whole course of your expedition when you are in Nepal. With each trip we do with you, we are constantly searching for ways to improve our services so that your expectations of us are met beyond what you could have ever expected on all fronts. We want that you go home with a happy heart and unforgettable memories of an odyssey well done. With Unique Adventure, this is central to all our thoughts when we meet you.  

A small business with big ideals…    

We are a small outfit with big ideas and we know how complex human nature can be; its only but human to understand your weaknesses and respect your strengths, both of which will be put to the test on the punishing trails of Nepal, but it’s always our mission to understand you and make your journey as calm as possible. 

This is the whole reason why we get repeat clients who never seem to get drained with the Himalayas and enjoy the way we guide them throughout the trip…

We know how worrisome it can be when you choose to live life on the edge… so we go the mile to make sure your holidays become more purposeful, more significant… 

We do not push you, no matter what the circumstances…

We know you want it slow and easy the moment your plane hits the tarmac in Kathmandu. We understand your instinctive curiosities and ensure you are left alone with enough space to do what we have planned for you – ‘your way’’.  You call the shots – it’s your trip – and we provide you enough freedom to make your own decisions in harmony with your group. We help you to become friends and bridge gaps; it’s a matter of pride for us to mention here that we created some of the best friendships where some morphed into lifetime partnerships and this is how things shape out with us when you assemble in our country. And when we are out with you in the country at high elevations, we ensure that our crew leads you in ways comfortable to your body and physical needs.

Our ‘True-to-Life’ practical itineraries…

Our itineraries are meticulously planned and based on the way you see it when your trip commences. Our themes are hands-on and we take you to some difficult but extraordinary places where some would likely pass by. We know you thirst for the unknown and interesting; your search for things that will ignite your emotions and imaginations, seeking for the ‘whys’, how’s and when’s’ into the mountain culture, lifestyles and traditions that you witness in territory you have never been familiar with. We put in a lot of effort to create astonishing one-off experiences which would make great notes for memorable stories to pass down to the coming generations. Each trip we design opens up new avenues to a whole new world that you are not familiar with…and when you discover the answers, it could be a life changing experience you would have never expected. 

Trips to match your time frames…

We are flexible in the way we operate our trips based on your exclusive needs. We understand the kind of pressure ridden world you hail from and know you have worked hard for your dream holidays. Our programs are typically designed to give you the most and the best based on your time limitations without any blemishes on the joys that come with your venture. 

You could be planning a budget trek or a luxury tour, maybe even a trekking peak; whatever the choice, we give you an extension combo so you have a scintillating mix of history, the outdoors and even jell in a jungle safari into the potpourri so you have varied experiences within the timeframe you’ve chosen. Our website is programmed to give you a host of options to make you smile…  

Accommodation: They say Home is where the Hearth is…and yes, the Pillow!!

We are extra wary when arranging your accommodation before you enter our country. We know we’ve got to give you something that’s closest to home. After consulting with you and being twice as sure about what you’re expecting when it comes down to that most important part of life: resting your body and mind at night, we make sure we give you the best accommodating facilities available at a hotel that’s not only comfortable but also a place that is spanking clean with fresh linen and staff who understand your needs and go the length in making sure you feel at home, no matter what the length of your stay with us.

This also includes the sanitized conditions of the food you are served. Even when on the trails, we go the mile to make sure you find a cosy teahouse with no dampness and enough ventilation to keep you healthy and warm with food that’s organic and clean. We know how important the hearth is wherever you stay. With us, be sure that all your personal needs are taken care of well. Ours is the kind of hospitality that comes straight from the heart… 

Safety and Security: This is mandatory and imperative…

Our safety and security arrangements for all our inbound guests cross all boundaries; from the moment your jet hits the tarmac at the airport in Kathmandu. This is a process that begins prior to your arrival in Kathmandu, when we design your itinerary based on the program you have chosen. It begins with choosing the right team for you, especially if it’s a trek. We make sure your crew is primed for any contingency when at altitude. We believe in following firm standards with focus on risk assessment knowing mountain climbing is always a risky business despite the excitement it offers. All the planning is done prior to your arrival so you have a carefree, footloose and fancy free journey, without any hassles.  

We always advise our guests to go through medical routines in their home countries before embarking on trips above 3000m. We also encourage our guests to get insured before coming to Nepal. 

Your entire stay in Nepal is monitored from day one, especially when you are on the mountains. We take nothing for granted, nature can be a monster when least expected. When booking your trip throughUnique Adventure, you are not just a client – you are more than all that - you are a parent, a brother/sister, a close colleague – in a word – ‘family’; and all our safety precautions and personalized services are purely based on this relationship.

We Respect and Care for the local folks and Love the Environment we operate in…

We are conscious in the importance of preserving the natural beauty and culture of Nepal, so that future visitors can also enjoy the wonders of this beautiful but fragile environment. We are sensitive and devoted to responsible travel with minimum impact on the environment and local communities. The planet is large enough for everyone to explore and it’s the curiosity of human nature to explore and discover the unknown. We are always careful about the ecosystems that surround us when we are on the mountains, but we don’t let this spoil the spirit for adventure. We seek to enjoy in ways beneficial to others and wish to respect this beauty that God created for us to appreciate; and we want to keep it that way. Equally important, we instruct our crew and travellers to be aware of the values of responsible travel, by: respecting people, cultures and local environments, in creating goodwill; with cross-cultural sharing and experiences; and helping make sustainable development practical, where we put in efforts to give back more than we take.    

Our Trekking crews are Principal to the Company…we’re Family… 

One paramount issue for trekking companies in Nepal are employees directly connected to guests when trekking in the Himalayas and this is key to any trip conducted anywhere on the Himalayas. Our staffs in general receive fixed monthly salaries and our trekking crews get special rates as defined by the Ministry of Labour in consultation with the Ministry of Tourism - Government of Nepal. 

This also includes the provision of Social Security for mountain workers as per government directives. In addition to this, we also provide climbing training to new comers listed on our payroll. All our seasoned guides are well trained in the use and application of First Aid in the event of any unexpected injuries that may occur in the course of the journey when at altitude. 

Field Employees are constantly upgraded for personal development, delivered via courses in English, about nature, history, and ongoing training as mountain guides with techniques based on safety precautions...along with this, our mountain crews are insured and covered against any eventualities. The insurance package covers the cost of health care if injured or sick and provides a lifetime gratuity if any employee is physically disabled. We treat our employees as valuable assets. We know their security and happiness is vital to ensure yours throughout your stay in Nepal… 

Innovation: We are constantly juggling new Products…   

Ours is a constant search for new trails in the great wilderness. We’re always innovating new areas for travel within and around the city limits and out on the mountains. Nepal has so much to offer in her ancient heritage cities and within the vast expanse of her Himalayas. We ceaselessly research new products in order to give our old clients new thrills; this has always been part of our company’s policies for giving more value for money. We know that many of our guests rarely get time to travel and when they do, they’d sure like to make the best of it; besides Nepal, we even cut across borders giving our guests unbelievable historical and cultural highlights of Tibet, Bhutan and India. We even design divine spiritual tours for the holy who’d sure like to hike down footsteps of ancient ancestors along the Mount Kailash Mountains so that they could come face-to-face with the gods. You even get opportunities to stroll down the cobbled stone Squares of Patan and Bhaktapur and slip into the Forbidden Temple of Pashupatinath. Beyond the spiritual of Kailash in Tibet, our programs take you to the highest region on earth, at an elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft). Very much noted as the ‘roof of the world’, Tibet is symbolic of a mesmerizing culture seeped in spirituality and nature. From superb temples and tranquil monasteries to the Yangtze River and adorable Pandas, our products are molded in a way that  ensures you experience a whole new world of amazing discoveries that tells you about God’s gift of a wonderful planet we all live in.

‘Please visit our highly informative website for some of the most extensive information on some of the most stimulating holidays ever conceived’. Get friendly with us on:

We give you Mountain Yoga 

The Mountain Yoga we offer on the trail is an earthy, friendly and unassuming space, dedicated to healing and transformation as your mind battles the vagaries of nature while on your journey in the wild. When you decide to holiday on the mountains; it’s like a calling into the high and wild to experience Mother Nature at a higher level and to explore her true beauty. But there’s another calling that wants you to find release from your inner demons. It might be seen as the feeling that there has to be more to life than our day-to-day routines in the machine of modern day society. As you go higher above the tree-lines, our certified yoga guides give you the kind of alignment helpful to your body’s needs when adjusting to the thin air at altitude. They are compassionate, knowledgeable and guide you with postures and breathing exercises that promote physical fitness at higher elevations, keeping the mind calmer, making your self-awareness more acute, and help you get more balanced, while preventing you from having any problems with altitude mountain sickness. Yoga is an ancient practice known for thousands of years to clean out even the deepest mental grooves and rigid mindsets which may hamper your trip and spoil the fun on your trek.

We are the only adventure company in Nepal offering our guests mountain yoga which enhances hassle free trips and keeps our guests safe from common altitude problems. 

Our Success Ratio…

We’ve been through it all – the ups and downs have been full and plenty. The series of earthquakes of 2015 affected us bitterly; however, we kept the faith. We knew this was nature at its best and worst. We do not take anything for granted when it’s a tryst with Mother Nature, especially in the wilderness above the tree-lines. We knew we would still need these mountains more than they need us...These mountains teach us so much about life. It was Almighty God that created these mountains with all its stark beauty, but then a natural calamity can be lurking somewhere around the bend, and we must always be aware of the environment - and this comes with respect, consciousness and faith. 

Despite the hurdles and hiccups, our Success Ratio has been over 98%, why? Because experience has taught us the hard way to Love God, respect the mountains, to learn from our mistakes, and to always, at all times, be Honest with our Guests…and let God do the rest.     

The highlight of my visit to Nepal was going to Unique Adventure International P. Ltd.

The highlight of my visit to Nepal was going to Unique Adventure International P. Ltd., whose director is the fantastic man Khum Bahadur Subed. It has the best staff who are ready to do everything for the best clients. So everyone started visiting Nepal and staying at a unique agency. I recommend Adventure International P. Ltd.

Nikoloz Kapanadze

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