Annapurna IV Expedition

Introduction

Annapurna IV Expedition | Outdoor Himalayan Treks

Annapurna IV (7525m) is one of the six major peaks in the Annapurna massif. Climbers need to establish three camps after the base camp to reach the top of the peak. Of the numerous peaks in the Annapurna range, Annapurna IV is an easier climb, although there are risks of avalanches between camp I and II. The base of the mountain is two hours away from the base camp, from where half a kilometer of going up with the help of fixed rope reaches you to Camp I. Then another leg of similar climbing for about 1000 meters, and the climbers reach Camp II. After Camp II, the slope becomes less steep and the route roundabout but a little gentler, offering relative ease to reach the Camp III. We push directly to the summit from Camp III.

The attractions of mountaineering in Nepal do not end with the successful summit ascent. The other fascinating aspect is the approach trek to the peaks, allowing you to experience varied mountain life and mountain terrain with an incredible diversity of ethnicities, flora and fauna. In reaching the base camp and return journey to Pokhara, you complete almost all of  the Annapurna Circuit Trek via Thorung La Pass. When you complete this mountaineering expedition, you will have double feathers in your cap: one of mountaineering and the other of traversing one of world’s famous trekking trails.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 42 nights and 43 days

Expedition Grade: Moderately strenuous

Minimum Altitude: 1300 m, Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 7525m, Annapurna IV Summit

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2-3: Preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 4: Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi
Day 5: Trek from Khudi to Ngadi
Day 6: Trek from Ngadi to Syange
Day 7: Trek from Syange to Tal
Day 8: Trek from Tal to Bagarchhap
Day 9: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame
Day 10: Trek from Chame to Pisang
Day 11: Trek from Pisang to Hongde
Day 12: Trek from Hongde to Yak Kharka
Day 13: Trek to Annapurna IV Base Camp
Day 14-34: Climbing period
Day 35: Trek back to Yak Kharka from the Base Camp
Day 36: Trek from Yak Kharka to Manang
Day 37: Trek from Manang to Churi Letdar
Day 38: Trek from Churi Letdar to Thorong High Camp
Day 39: Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass
Day 40: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 41: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 42: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 43: International Departure

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2-3: Preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 4: Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi
Day 5: Trek from Khudi to Ngadi
Day 6: Trek from Ngadi to Syange
Day 7: Trek from Syange to Tal
Day 8: Trek from Tal to Bagarchhap
Day 9: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame
Day 10: Trek from Chame to Pisang
Day 11: Trek from Pisang to Hongde
Day 12: Trek from Hongde to Yak Kharka     
Day 13: Trek to Annapurna IV Base Camp
Day 14-34: Climbing period
Day 35: Trek back to Yak Kharka from the Base Camp
Day 36: Trek from Yak Kharka to Manang
Day 37: Trek from Manang to Churi Letdar
Day 38: Trek from Churi Letdar to Thorong High Camp
Day 39: Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass
Day 40: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 41: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 42: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 43: International Departure

Guidelines

Health and Fitness Requirement:

This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.

Skills:

Familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous climbing experience are necessary.

Travel Insurance:

Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.

In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipments/Gears:

  • All climbing gears
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen

Notes:

  • You can choose to bring these equipments yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • TIMS Card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) Permit
  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance

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