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 1949when 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; the French accomplished this feat. 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 8,000m peaks.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Document apply for Annapurna Expedition
Day 03 Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive from Kathmandu Baglung
Day 05 Trek Baglung to Beni
Day 06 Trek Beni to Tatopani
Day 07 Trek Tatopani to Ghasa
Day 08 Trek Ghasa to Lete
Day 09 Trek Lete to Dhulo Bhuking
Day 10 Trek Dhulo Bhuking to Phang Base
Day 11 Trek Phang Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 12-29 Climbing period for Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m)
Day 30 Trek Base Camp to Dhulo Bhuking
Day 31 Trek Dhulo Bhuking to Lete
Day 32 Trek Lete to Ghasa
Day 33 Trek Ghasa to Tatopani
Day 34 Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 35 Trek Ghorepani to Birethanti
Day 36 Drive from Birethanti to Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 37 Rest Day at Kathmandu
Day 38 Departure to your destination