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Annapurna 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 M. Herzog & L. Lachenal in 1950. The Annapurna Himal and the Lamjung Himal stretch from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. Four summits make up Annapurna with the entire massif forming a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara Valley in Nepal. The main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. 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, still the next year, June 3rd 1950, Annapurna was conquered. It was the first eight thousanders to be climbed, this feat was accomplished by the French.

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 80000m peaks.


Itinerary of Annapurna Expedition in Detail

Days 01 : Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel on B/B

Days 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing, hotel on B/B

Days 03 : Last preparation in Kathmandu, hotel on B/B

Days 04 : Drive Ktm - Baglung, camp

Days 05 : Trek to Beni, camp

Days 06 : Trek to Tatopani, camp

Days 07 : Trek to Ghasa, camp

Days 08 : Trek to Lete, camp

Days 09 : Trek to Dhulo Bukhing, camp

Days 10 : Trek to Phang Base Camp

Days 11 : Trek to Base Camp

Days 12 - 31 : Climbing period of Annapurna I

Days 32 : BC to Dhulo Bukhing, camp

Days 33 : Trek to Lete, camp

Days 34 : Trek to Ghasa, camp

Days 35 : Trek to Tatopani, camp

Days 36 : Trek to Ghorepani, camp

Days 37 : Trek to Birethanti, camp

Days 38 : Drive to Pokhara, transfer to Kathmandu, hotel on B/B

Days 38 : Leisure in Kathmandu, hotel on B/B

Days 40 : Final Departure

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