Annapurna-IV Expedition (7,525m)

  • Duration31 Days
  • GradeFairly Difficult
  • Max. Altitude7,525 M / 24,688 FT
  • AccommodationHotel, Teahouse & Camping
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
  • Group Size2+

Annapurna IV (7,525m) Discovery: Scaling Himalayan Peaks

Mt. Annapurna IV: A Himalayan Majesty

Nestled in the Annapurna mountain range of the Himalayas, Mt. Annapurna IV stands as a commanding presence at an elevation of 7,525 meters (24,688 feet). Identified by the peak ID ANN4, this majestic mountain is located in the Kaski district of Nepal, with its municipality encompassing Machhapuchhre, Madi, and Nesyang regions.

The mountain boasts a rich climbing history, witnessing its first ascent on May 30, 1955, by a German expedition led by Heinz Steinmetz. Climbers Harald Biller and Jürgen Wellenkamp joined Steinmetz in achieving this remarkable feat. Annapurna IV holds strategic importance in mountaineering, serving as a pivotal point for ascents to neighboring peaks within the Annapurna massif.

Annapurna IV's allure lies in its challenging yet accessible routes. The standard ascent route for Annapurna II utilizes the North face of Annapurna IV, offering climbers a safer passage to the ridge connecting the two summits. Despite its lower prominence in comparison to neighboring peaks, Annapurna IV presents an enticing blend of semi-technical climbs, steep rocky sections, and exposed ridge segments, making it an ideal choice for mountaineers seeking a unique and rewarding experience.

Climbers embarking on the Annapurna IV expedition can anticipate a 31-day journey, characterized by strategic acclimatization, the establishment of higher camps, and a meticulous climb led by an experienced team. The mountain's location within the Annapurna massif, flanked by Annapurna II and Annapurna III, contributes to the region's breathtaking natural beauty and offers climbers a chance to immerse themselves in the pristine Himalayan landscape.

With its towering stature, historical significance, and distinctive climbing characteristics, Mt. Annapurna IV beckons adventurers to conquer its summit and partake in the legacy of Himalayan mountaineering. This less-frequented peak promises a sense of exclusivity and untouched beauty, making it a standout destination for those seeking a remarkable mountaineering experience.

Peak Details:

  • Peak ID: ANN4
  • Elevation: 7,525 M / 24,688 FT
  • Latitude: 28º 32' 12"
  • Longitude: 84º 05' 06"
  • Mountain Range: Annapurna
  • District: Kaski
  • Municipality/Rural Municipality: Machhapuchhre/Madi/Nesyang

History

  • First Ascent: May 30, 1955
  • First Ascent By: Heinz Steinmetz (Germany), Harald Biller (Germany), Juergen Wellenkamp (Germany)

Access and Routes:

  • From Kathmandu: Drive to Besisahar
  • Caravan Route: Besisahar-Dharapani-Chame-Humde-BC/Pokhara, Burjung Khola, BC
  • Caravan Route Length: 80.6KM through Besi Shahar
  • Climbing Route Length: 12.3KM through Besi Shahar
  • Duration: 31 Days

Features and Significance:

Annapurna IV, the 4th highest peak in the Annapurna range, is known for its strategic location and significance in mountaineering. The standard route of ascent for Annapurna II utilizes the North Face of Annapurna IV, providing a safer passage to the ridge connecting the two summits. Despite its lower prominence, Annapurna IV plays a crucial role in accessing neighboring peaks.

Climbing Experience:

Annapurna IV offers an enticing mountaineering experience, blending impressive views with semi-technical climbs. Compared to its counterparts in the Annapurna massif, Annapurna IV presents fewer objective dangers, making it an ideal choice for climbers seeking a challenging yet manageable ascent. The climbing route involves steep rocky vertical climbs and exposed ridge sections, promising a thrilling adventure.

Expedition Highlights:

  • First Ascent Legacy: Conquer a peak with a storied history, first ascended in 1955 by a German expedition.
  • Scenic Route: Navigate through the North Face, enjoying breathtaking views and circumventing hazards faced on neighboring peaks.
  • Semi-Technical Climb: Challenge yourself with a climb that strikes a balance between technicality and adventure.
  • Strategic Location: Utilize Annapurna IV as a gateway to neighboring summits, enhancing the overall mountaineering experience.

Expedition Logistics:

  • Duration: A 31-day expedition providing ample time for acclimatization, climbing, and descent.
  • Camps: Establish 3 or 4 higher camps along the route for strategic acclimatization and preparation.
  • Experienced Team: Led by an IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide with over 28 years of experience, supported by a Climbing Guide with 30 years of experience and a Senior Cook with 35 years of expertise.
  • Safety Priority: Fluent English-speaking Mountain Guide ensures safety and security as the foremost priority.

Why Annapurna IV?

Annapurna IV stands as an inviting challenge, offering a less-trodden path to adventure enthusiasts. With its unique blend of panoramic views, challenging climbs, and historical significance, this expedition promises an unforgettable journey. Venture into the heart of the Annapurna massif, conquer Annapurna IV, and inscribe your name in the legacy of mountaineering achievements.

Note: Annapurna IV is less frequently climbed, providing a sense of exclusivity and untouched beauty for those seeking a distinctive mountaineering experience.

BOOKING CONTACT

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,338m/4,390ft)

Your journey begins as you arrive in Kathmandu, where our dedicated staff warmly welcomes you. You'll be transferred to a comfortable 4-star hotel, providing a brief respite before the adventure unfolds.

Day 02Preparation Day in Kathmandu

This day is essential for expedition preparation. Attend a comprehensive briefing session and utilize the time to check your equipment. Get any necessary permits sorted, ensuring that you are well-prepared for the exciting journey ahead.

Day 03Drive to Besisahar (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft)

Embark on a scenic 5-6-hour journey to Besisahar, a charming town that serves as the starting point for your trek. The drive offers glimpses of Nepal's diverse landscapes, providing a taste of the natural beauty that lies ahead.

Day 04Drive to Humde (Altitude: 3,280m/10,761ft)

Embark on a 6-7 hours Drive to Humde, an opportunity for acclimatization in preparation for the climb. Enjoy the natural beauty and unique cultural elements of the region.

Day 05Rest Day at Humde

Take a day to rest and acclimatize in Humde, ensuring your body is prepared for the challenges ahead. Explore the surroundings and soak in the mountainous atmosphere.

Day 06Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (Altitude: 4,889m/16,043ft)

Reach the spectacular Annapurna Base Camp at approximately 4,889 meters after a 4-5-hour trek. The panoramic mountain views provide a breathtaking backdrop for your stay.

Day 07Rest Day at Annapurna Base Camp

Take a well-deserved rest day at Annapurna Base Camp. Reflect on the journey so far and prepare for the climb, both physically and mentally.

Day 08Trek and Climb to High Camp (Altitude: 5,218m/17,122ft)

Embark on a trek and climb to High Camp at around 5,218 meters, spending 4-5 hours on the journey. The rocky icy landscape adds an element of challenge and excitement.

Day 08-24Summit Preparation

Dedicate 16 days to summit preparation, including acclimatization, climbing practice, and proper rest. Camps II and III will be established, laying the groundwork for the ultimate ascent.

Day 25Return to Base Camp

Descend to Base Camp, marking the end of the climbing phase. Take time for rest, cleanup, and relish the accomplishment of reaching higher altitudes.

Day 26Base Camp Cleanup and Packing (Altitude: 4,889m/16,043ft)

Engage in cleanup and packing activities at Annapurna Base Camp, ensuring environmental responsibility and leaving the area in pristine condition.

Day 27Drive to Humde (Altitude: 3,280m/10,761ft)

Begin the descent with a drive to Humde. Enjoy the scenic views as you make your way down from higher altitudes.

Day 28Drive to Besi Sahar (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft)

Continue the journey with a drive to Besi Sahar, a charming town. Experience the transition from the mountainous regions to lower elevations.

Day 29Drive back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,338m/4,390ft)

Embark on a picturesque drive back to Kathmandu, relishing the diverse landscapes along the way. This marks the end of your trek and climb, as you return to the vibrant city.

Day 30Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Spend a leisure day in Kathmandu, reflecting on the expedition. Submit expedition reports and take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city.

Day 31Departure from Kathmandu

Our representative will drop you off at the airport, concluding your extraordinary expedition in Nepal. Carry cherished memories and the sense of accomplishment back home. Safe travels!

 

Important Note:

The itinerary presented above is a suggested plan and can be customized according to your preferences. At Everest Sherpa Expedition, we understand that every adventurer is unique. If you have specific needs or wants, or if you wish to modify the number of days and explore different destinations, our team is here to help. We are committed to creating the best possible experience for you. Contact us to discuss your ideas and embark on a personalized adventure.

  • Kathmandu Service includes arrival & departure transfers, domestic airport transfers, 5 nights in a Kathmandu hotel with breakfast and a welcome dinner
  • Government fee climbing royalty/permit. Includes all the permit charges required to climb Himlung Himal, including the garbage deposit fee, government liaison officer charges and wages and insurance for at least 1 Climbing Sherpa as required by the Government of Nepal for permit & other miscellaneous costs
  • Trekking service includes all the necessary arrangements required during the Trek: i.e. Special permits, transportation, accommodation and three meals a day in local lodges, a trekking guide and portage of personal trekking & climbing gear
  • Basecamp Service includes three-course meals a day and unlimited hot drinks while at basecamp, a required number of kitchen crew with their wages, transfers and insurance, a personal tent, and a common dining tent with a heating system and generator /solar battery charging facilities, toilet tent, shower tent and human waste disposal fees
  • Higher camp Service (C1, C2 & C3), higher camp service beyond the base camp; includes the necessary number of tents, oxygen set, high food, cooking pots, epi gas, gas stove, walkie-talkie, satellite phone and weather forecast.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa, a personal climbing Sherpa with his equipment, daily wages, load ferry charge, meals, accommodation, oxygen set (3 bottles) if required, flight/transfers and insurance for the expedition duration

The expedition price does not include your international airfare, climbing gear, visa fees, evacuation costs, insurance and other personal nature expenses. In addition, the clients are accountable for paying the summit bonus and tips to personal Sherpa once they reach camp IV and tipping for the kitchen staff.

USD ACCOUNT

Bank Name: Nepal Investment Mega Bank Limited (NIMB) 

Account Name: Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Swift Code: NIBLNPKT

Account No: 13201100003780

The Trekking Day

The day usually begins between 6.30 am and 7.30 am, with breakfast. During breakfast, the crew members make up the loads for the porters. You often start hiking by 7:30 am, though we wait for the sun to warm the air at higher altitudes.

The pace for the day is set at a lower speed. Instead, you will have time to become aware of everything around you and to enjoy it. Our guides are excellent timekeepers but cannot make you rush over the mountains!

The afternoon walk follows a similar pattern to the morning; it is often shorter, and your lodge is usually reached between 4 pm and 5 pm. There is plenty of time to relax or explore the surrounding area until the evening meal is served at about 6.30 pm. After dinner, there is time to chat, read or enjoy a game of cards with our crew. Most members are asleep by 9 pm.

We provide a highly experienced team of IFMGA/UIAGM guides, assistant guides if required, cook and kitchen staff, rope fixing team, and high-altitude workers. Our team is committed to ensuring your safety and satisfaction during your adventure.

The Everest Sherpa Expedition recommends the following gear and equipment.

Climbing Gears

  • Ice Axe with Leash
  • Crampons
  • Climbing Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Belay Device
  • Prussiks
  • Trekking Poles
  • Helmet

Headwear

  • Headlamp (min. 200 lumens) with sufficient batteries (Li-Ion batteries)
  • Sunglasses (poliarized or UV-protected)
  • Woolen Cap
  • Sunhat
  • Buff Scarf
  • Balaclava

Bodywear (Clothing/Layering)

  • Down suit
  • Down jacket
  • Down pant
  • Gore-Tex set \ Hardshell set
  • Insulated mid layer
  • Fleece jacket
  • Thermal set
  • Quick dry (half and full-sleeved)
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Additionally, as per necessity,

Handwear

  • Liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Expedition Gore-Tex gloves (heavy duty)
  • Mittens

Footwear

  • Trekking shoes
  • Expedition climbing shoes (7000er series)
  • Camp shoes or slippers
  • Gaiters
  • Liner socks
  • Woolen socks or trekking socks
  • Summit socks (7000er series)

Personal Kit

  • Trekking backpack
  • Expedition backpack
  • Sleeping bag (-20°C for base camp)
  • Sleeping bag (-40℃ for climbing)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Hygiene kit (toiletries)
  • Sun screen (min. 50 SPF)
  • Lip Guard
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos

First Aid Kit

  • Personal medications
  • Personal first aid kit

Miscellaneous

  • Camera and associated gear
  • Camp knife and multi-tool
  • Binoculars/ magnifiers
  • Personal reading accessories
  • Games and entertainment mediums
  • Pee bottles
  • Dry bags or compression bags

The Company offers a variety of trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering expedition, and tour services through its website (everestsherpaexpedition.com).

Our Terms & Conditions contain legal obligations, we encourage you to read them carefully. They form the basis on which bookings are accepted by the Company.

Inquire, Booking & Payment Details

  1. You can make further queries about your desired trip through the “Get a Quote” form available on each trip detail page, we will reply to you within 24 hours with the best possible answer, and the rest of the communication will be through our official mail info@everestsherpaexpedition.com.
  2. To make confirmation of the booking, you need to make a non-refundable deposit prior to your departure date (the prior deposit and amount required to pay will notify you through our official mail because it depends on the season, and the nature of the trip you have chosen).
  3. You can pay non-refundable deposit via wire transfer to our company bank account. Or any payment method that is easy for you. For our banking details see the Bank Details section.
  4. The service charge taken by Bank or service provider during the money transfer whether that is wire transfer or credit card use will be your liability.
  5. The rest amount of the trip needs to pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu before the departure date.
  6. If you are not able to pay the due amount before your trip departure will be treated as the cancellation of the trip.
  7. Unforeseen situations like domestic flight delays, bad weather, and natural disasters causing trip delays are not our responsibilities and additional personal expenses will not be covered by us.

Payment Refunds & Cancellations

  1. If the trip is cancelled 45 days before the trip start, 50% of the deposited amount will be charged, but if the trip is postponed for some other date within 1 year time period, no charge will be made.
  2. If the trip is cancelled two weeks before the departure date, No refund will be made.
  3. If you are not able to continue your trip once it begins because of health or another other situation, no refund will be made.
  4. Trip cancellation because of an unforeseen situation like bad weather, we will assist you to follow other trips because most of the thing required for the trip has already been purchased, and making a refund for such thing is not possible therefore by mutual understanding, a certain percentage of amount will be refunded.

Only Staff Insurance

  1. Our company is responsible to make proper insurance (accident and medical insurance) for all the field staff including guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staff, and porters.
  2. We are not responsible for any type of insurance for the clients, therefore, we would like to suggest you to make proper insurance before you travel. If you need to know further about this you can contact us at info@everestsherpaexpedition.com

Disclaimer

  1. Our field leader and guide of the company have full rights to make decisions on changing the trip routes, and walking hours to make your trip comfortable and secure because of bad weather, and health-related issues.
  2. Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Can cancel any fixed departure but we will notify you prior to one month. The cancellation of the trip can be because of bad weather, natural disaster, or insufficient group size, all the deposit will be refunded in this case.
  3. It is your responsibility to take care of your valuable belongings in a safe place, if anything went wrong because of your carelessness, we are not responsible for such cases.
  4. Activities like Trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering in the remote area could have high levels of risk, if anything goes wrong like serious injuries or death (very rare case), the company is not responsible which is beyond anyone’s hands.

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