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Mt Annapurna 1st Expedition (8,091m.)

Mt. Annapurna 1st Expedition

Mt. Annapurna I lies in the western part of Nepal and it is a Sanskrit word which when broken down, would mean, "Sustenance" and "filled with". So the name would translate into "The Goddess rich in Sustenance" or simply "The Provider". It was first climbed by Mr. Maurice Herzog's book & Louis Lachenal of France in June 03, 1950. After June 03, 1950 there are many people scaled the mountain. Chris Bonington's team 1970 ascent of the South Face of Annapurna was a landmark in the history of mountaineering. Two American women, Irene Miller and Vira Komarkova, have reached the summit via the North Face in October 1978, making the first ascent by Americans! In May 1988, American Steve Boyer, working with a large French expedition, reached the summit, repeating the Bonington route on the South Face with a large French expedition.

Annapurna 1st little was known about the mountain until 1949 when Dr. A. Heim from the windows of a Dakora aircraft viewed Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The aircraft could not fly high enough for proper observation or for photographs. However, all the routes on the mountain pose severe difficulties and hence it is probably why fewer climbers have reached the summit in comparison to other 8000m. Peaks.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free and preparation.
Day 03: Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism.
Day 04: Kathmandu – Beni Bazaar 820m. by reserve Bus and transfers to Hotel.
Day 05: Beni – Tatopani 1189m.
Day 06: Tatopani – Ghasa Village 2084m.
Day 07: Ghasa – Lete 2480m.
Day 08: Lete rest and preparation for walk up to B. C.
Day 09: Lete – Dhulo Bukhing.
Day 10: Dhulo Bukhing Pass 4281m. – Phang Base Camp.
Day 11: Phang Base Camp – Annapurna I Base Camp.
Day 12 -31: Climbing period of Annapurna 1st 8,091m.
Day 32: Cleaning Base Camp and trek back to Phang B. C.
Day 33: Phang Base Camp – Dhulo Bukhing.
Day 34: Lete – Ghasa.
Day 35: Ghasa – Tatopani.
Day 36: Tatopani – Beni Bazaar.
Day 37: Beni – Kathmandu by reserve Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 38: Kathmandu Free.
Day 39: Kathmandu Free.
Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

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