Annapurna IV

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Altitude 7525m, Grade 3D

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

Trip dossier

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition leader. 
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain. 
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
  • Teahouse accommodation and meals
  • All tents and other communal equipment where necessary. 
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • 1:1 Sherpa ratio
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition/trek members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning customers
  • 15% discount off equipment and clothing purchased at the Adventure Peaks shop
  • Transfers to and from Kathmandu airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Personal clothing and equipment. 
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from Kathmandu airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals unless specified.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal medical supplies and
  • Personal use of communication equipment. 
  • Excess baggage. 
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition/trek finishing early or you leaving a trip early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather, delays or other circumstances, including the cost of extra nights accommodation.

ITINERARY

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

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

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2 reviews for Annapurna IV

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John

    Epic high altitude adventure with mixed rock, snow and ice climb (Camp 1), large ice wall (Camp 3) and deep snow trekking. As we were the only team on the mountain it added to the remoteness. Fantastic base camp and Sherpa support throughout the expedition. Excellent food. Over the last 15 years I always advise customers, clients, friends and family to consider Adventure Peaks first and foremost.
    [The info we received was] very thorough, informative and timely.
    I’ve got the utmost respect for not only Stu’s [trip leader] management skills (excellent ratings) but his actual Leadership skills are second to none. When you’re in this type of adverse and remote environment it was very interesting observing how Stu operates and uses all aspects of Leadership.
    [Overall, the highlights were] having the mountain to ourselves (remoteness), the High Camps and working with highly skilled individuals (teamwork).

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sebastian

    It was a demanding trip that provided me with a great spectrum of experience.
    Yet, above all, it was the people that I will remember. From clients to staff, all the greatest
    and most colorful characters.
    All that in a beautiful country.

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Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort £425 (+4 days) You can round off your trip with a 3-night / 4-day wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. This includes an unforgettable jeep safari, river canoe trip, a full day walking safari, elephant ride and a trip to the elephant stables. The price is inclusive of Park Permits and lodge accommodation with all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on your day of departure. One night's accommodation in Kathmandu after your safari is included. Travel by vehicle from Kathmandu and return flight to Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Chitwan can be arranged for a supplement of £115.00. Price based on twin rooms staying at the Parkland Jungle Safari Resort. Single supplement of £215.00 applies.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person


Land Only Availability Days Price Book
2nd Oct 2020 - 31st Oct 2020
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16th Apr 2021 - 15th May 2021
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1st Oct 2021 - 30th Oct 2021
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With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
1st Oct 2020 - 1st Nov 2020
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15th Apr 2021 - 16th May 2021
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30th Sep 2021 - 31st Oct 2021
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