Nepal Annapurna expedition

Trip Highlights

Annapurna I: height 8091m the 10th-highest mountain in the world, Annapurna was the first of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. First Ascent: Maurice Herzog & Louis Lachenal, 3 June 1950 French Annapurna expedition

The Annapurna massif and surrounding area are protected by Nepal’s first and largest conservation area,  one of the most beautiful treks in the world.

Trip Overview

Mount Annapurna is one of the most famous trek destinations in Nepal. At an altitude of 8091 meters, it lies in the western Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna comprises of arrays of various mountain ranges up to 55 kilometers. Among these ranges, Annapurna-1 stands at an elevation of 8091 meters being the 10th highest mountain range in the world. This expedition was first carried out by a French Expedition led by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal in 1950. This team was the first ones to explore the Kali Gandaki valley.

This mountain trek is one of the two most dangerous treks in the world, the other one being Mount K2. It is an adventurous yet arduous trekking route and takes a lot of courage and physicality to complete this journey. It takes about 53 days to complete this trek with a climbing duration of 32 days. The journey begins with a flight/car ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by a series of treks across beautiful villages like Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Lete, Ghasa and much more. While passing through, a wide range of flora and fauna, tropical forests, and ethnic villages of Manang and Gurung communities can be encountered. It takes about 8-9 days to reach the Annapurna base camp, which is at an altitude of 4130 meters. The most suitable seasons to carry out this expedition is during Fall (September to November) or spring (March to May).

High Altitude Sherpa  is a certified trekking company that offers various trekking packages at an affordable price. As the name suggests, our staffs are professional mountaineers with years of expertise in high altitude mountain trekking to ensure our clients a safe and comfortable journey. We also facilitate first-hand, well-maintained trekking equipment along with all the necessities that are required by our clients for their convenience.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Climbing /team composition:

– The expedition leads by experience English Speaking high altitude  Guide.

– In a group one member one personal Climbing Guide during the Climbing.

– One experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff during the expedition.

 Assistants Sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.

 Experienced base camp Guide/manager.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

 Previous rock and ice climbing and high altitude over 6000m experiences will be an asset.

 Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain.

 There will also be climbing training for members at the ama dablem base camp.

 The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

 The day of the summit,will be required to walk 10-12 hours ascending and descending.

 The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain.

Equipment List

Member Personal Climbing Equipment

 

S.No:  Particular.  Qty

(1)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1

(2)  : Crampon – 1

(3)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1

(4)  : Normal gloves – 2

(5)  : Summit Snow goggles – 1

(6)  : Glacier glasses – 1

(7)  : Ice axe – 1

(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1

(9) : Jumer – 1

(10) :  Carabiners (normal) – 3

(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1

(12) : Summit socks – 2

(13) : Normal socks – 6

(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1

(15) : Helmet – 1

(16) : Down jacket – 1

(17) : Down trouser – 1

(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1

(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1

(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1

(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1

(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3

(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2

(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1

(25) : Thermos bottle – 1

(26) : Base layer – 2

(27) : Swise Knife -1

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

First Aid Kit:

1. Povidone-iodine cream -1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage –2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid –10.

6. Dressing tape -1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

 

1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

 

8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges -20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg –3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg -10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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