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Annapurna I expedition is the highest peak of Annapurna region, which was also the top 10 tallest mountain in the world and top 8 tallest mountain in Nepal. This 8091 m standing mountain lies in the Annapurna massif comprising of major 6 peaks as Annapurna I, Annapurna II(7937m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV(7525m), Gangapurna(7455m), and Annapurna South(7219m).
Annapurna I is derived from two Sanskrit words ‘ANNA’ and ‘PURNA’ which translates as ‘full of food’. Thus this peak is considered as Goddess of harvest and in Hinduism it is considered as Goddess of fertility agriculture and personification of Goddess Durga. It lies in the first and the largest (7269 sq.km) conservation area of Nepal. This astounding natural serene is separated by Dhaulagiri massif by kali Gandaki gorge and is considered as peaceful and quiet Himalayan beauty of Nepal.
Annapurna I was first sum mated by French expedition team led by Maurice Herzog in 1950. This was the most climbed highest mountain 3 times until 1953 when Everest was first expedited and flow increased. This massif was remain untouched for nearly 20 years when it then summated by British Expedition team followed by southwest. The location of the summit is identified as 28*35’45″N83*49’20″E.
Annapurna I is the least climbed and most challenging peak in the world. Being the top 10 highest peak but the first very 8000m peak, summit can be attempted without use of oxygen. This peak is however little technical to climb and requires experienced level mountaineering skills to ascend the peak. This peak is ski able and adventurous for witnessing the great Himalayan vista.
Annapurna I peak summit is done through trekking in the western part of rural Nepal where trip offers unmapped trails, pristine nature, picturesque mountain ranges, diverse flora and fauna where you will move past through blossoming rhododendron, pine, birch and magnolia forest. Nepal’s geography holds a unique varied landscape in captivating a unique diverse of flora, fauna and terrain with spectacular mix of lifestyle of people. Mountaineering in Nepal is above the “Tree Line Zone” which can be seen as the zone of snow rock and ice. The lure of Himalayas is irresistible as the high ranging altitude provides a best scenario of the harshest climate in the world. The sheer beauty, dramatic massive mountain, best challenging route and the well established hospitality of the people is a sure to go adventure sport in the world.
Annapurna I expedition however requires heavy logistics, communication management, along with trained staffs and guides. The Sherpa people of the Annapurna region have always been experienced to achieve this very height to summit. Annapurna summit requires strenuous level of physical fitness as you have to pass some difficult hurdle and thick layer of ice while ascending. The use of the crampons, ice axes and ropes are most necessary for the ascent.
Annapurna summit is initiated after your arrival in Kathmandu from where you will be transferred to Pokhara via scenic drive. You will then move to Beni via drive. You will then trek to Tatopani, Lete, Thulobogin, Thulobogin pass and finally to Mristi khola. From there you will reach base camp. These days normally take 7 to 8 days based upon your nature to enjoy and sightseeing the major cities of Nepal.
For about 30 to 35 days you will rest and tent from base camp to summit. Your important facilities and needs are considered utmost. The rope ladders and equipment gears will be set up by Sherpa people or guide as needed and seen important.
After the day 45 you will follow the trail back to Kathmandu. The preference of your visit to cities can be customizable with proper knowledge and counseling.
Best climate for expedition
The climate in Nepal can sometime become notorious. The best valued of time and season must be taken care while visiting the harsh and wildest nature of Nepal. The expedition are the highly risk taking adventure in which proper time frame for implementation must be taken care. There are mainly two season famous for operating expedition in Nepal.
Spring is the best season for expedition in Nepal. This includes the month from late February to May month. The climate will be most vivid at this time with the lushly view of the massive mountain terrain. The wind is not harsh and the trail will be less difficult than other season where it is mostly covered with snows. This season has the highest record of expedition in Nepal. The region will be more crowded with people thus the cost efficient travel is most.
Autumn is another season for the best time to summit the peaks. This season include from the month of late September to early December. The nature is with lushly hills with the vivid sky. The weather will be with less heat haze which includes best spectacular views of the massive peak ranges around the world. This is the second most crowded season of the year. There will be fewer crowds as compared to the spring season.
Physical fitness required for Annapurna Expedition
This peak climbing needs strenuous level of physical fitness. This is a grade 5 level of peak climbing thus one must be supposed to be physically fit free from any disability. The climber is supposed to have a well knowledge to use the tools and equipments. The climbers must be in healthiest shape and must endure the harsh wilderness and nature so as to successfully complete this very peak climbing.
Food and Accommodation on Annapurna I Expedition
Food and accommodation is all provided through the package. The stay in the Kathmandu will be of two days where you will stay at hotel based on your level of preference. From then after reaching the Annapurna region you will stay at the tea houses and lodges till to Mristi khola village. From there you will stay on the tent and camp so we will prepare our own food by guide or Sherpa till the final level of ascend and descend till to the Mristi khola village. The days on the camp will normally be 30 to 35 days decided on the basis of your level of fitness and health.
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