Annapurna IV is located in the eastern part of the Annapurna Range south of the Thorong La. This is a spectacular seven thousand-meter peak that can be completed in just 30 days. This climb will require four camps to be set above Base Camp (C1 5500m, C2 6100m, C3 6400m & C4 6850m) and is predominantly over snow and ice.
Higher than the average 7000m peak Annapurna IV is ideal training for Everest and avoids the need to do another 8000m peak. Not often frequented by commercial teams Annapurna IV requires considerable work to fix the mountain, as a result of this we will operate on a 1:1 sherpa ratio. A good peak to climb in the Spring when many other peaks are out of condition. Breath-taking views of Manaslu, Tilicho Peak, the Annapurna’s and the sacred Machapuchare.
Why climb Annapurna IV with Adventure Peaks
- British English speaking Expedition Leader
- Higher than the average 7000m Peak with few objective dangers
- Excellent preparation for Everest or another 8,000m peak
- Strong and experienced Climbing Sherpa Team
- 4 days set aside for a summit attempt
KEY to inclusions (H-hotel, T-teahouse/lodge, C-Camping, B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner/evening meal
- Days 1 – International flight
- Days 2 – Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel for expedition briefing. H B
- Day 3 – Drive Kathmandu to JagatH B
- Day 4 – Drive Jagat to Chame T,B,D
- Day 5 – Trek Chame to Hongde T,B,D
- Day 6 – Acclimatisation Day
Today we consolidate our acclimatization with a Trek through the Manang Valleyto via the villages of Mungli and Braga to Manang (3351m) itself before returning to Hongde. C B,L,D
- Day 7 – Hongde to Sabej Kholagaon (3900m)
Leaving Hongde along the famous Annapurna Trek we head west along the Marsyangdi River to eventual leave the classic trail to go south up the Sabej Kholagon Valley. We overnight at set up camp at 3900m on the edge of the moraine that leads up to base camp. C B,L,D
- Day 8 – Sabej Kholagaon to Base Camp (4800m)
We climb over the moraine to gain our base camp in a lovely setting far from the crowds often associated with the Annapurna region! C B,L,D
- Day 9 to 27 – Ascent of Annapurna IV (7525m)
We make our ascent of Annapurna IV via four camps
- Ascent to Camp 1 5500m
Leaving base camp it should take around one hours walking to reach the bottom of the mountain and the glacier which leads to rock slopes that must be climbed to reach camp The climbing involves slopes that are approx. 65 – 70 degrees on fix ropes for 500m to reach camp 1. Spectacular views of Manaslu and the majestic Annapurna III.
- Ascent to Camp 2 6100m
To reach camp 2 we follow a ridge over rock and ice which may require up to 1000m.of fixed ropes with some stretches of steep climbing.
- Ascent to Camp 3 6400m
From camp 2 to camp 3 the ground moderately steep as we zig zag up a broad ridge to camp below the steep summit face.
- Ascent to Camp 4 6850m
From camp 3 to camp 4 we first cross a broad plateau before making a rising traverse across the NE Face to camp on the ridge.
- Ascent to Camp 3 Summit 7525m
From camp 4 to the summit, generally fixed rope are not be required and we would just move roped together. We descend the same route.
- Day 28 – Base Camp to Hongde Return Trek C B,L,D
- Day 29 – Drive Hongde to Besisahar (8 hours) H B
- Day 30 – Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu (5 hours) H B
- Day 31 – Depart Kathmandu B
- Day 32 – Arrive HomeB
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