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Annapurna Expedition (8,091m/ 26,545ft)

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Annapurna I (8091m/26,545ft.) is the 10th highest mountain globally and the eighth highest mountain in Nepal. Annapurna I is the lowest 8000m peak but is one of the most technical climbing peaks in the Himalayas. Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal climbed Annapurna Expedition on June 03rd, 1950. It was not until 1970. Annapurna Expedition was summited again from its Northwest Ridge. The peak's exact location can found at the coordinates of 28°35'45''N83°49'20''E. The Annapurna massif contains six major peaks, Annapurna I (8091m/26,545ft) Annapurna II(7937m/26,040ft) Annapurna III(7555m/24,786ft) Annapurna IV (7525m/24,688ft) Gangapurna (7455m/24,457ft) Annapurna South (7219m/23,684ft). Climbing Annapurna Expedition is hard for untrained mountaineers, guides due to the snow slope.

Annapurna in Sanskrit is translated to "full of food" but is generally translate to "Goddess of the Harvests." In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga. The entire massif and surrounding areas preserved within the 7629 square kilometers (2,946 sq mi) Annapurna Conservation Area, the first conservation area in Nepal, remained the largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit.

Annapurna is one of the world's most technical mountains; for that reason, it has a lousy fatality to summit ratio. Climbing Annapurna is a severe adventure and one of the most difficult 8000m peaks in the world. But there is hope that a new route was used this year and will be the best and safest route to climb moving forward. The South Face of Annapurna is one of the largest and steepest faces in the world. The looks are fantastic in size and difficulty. The South Face is 3000 feet higher than the Southwest face of Mt. Everest. The South Face of Annapurna is relatively free of the terrible avalanche hazards that plague the standard routes on the North Face of the mountain. Despite the incredible difficulty, the South Face is a logical route to the summit of Mt. Annapurna.

Satori Adventure provides a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, climbing documentation, logistics, including airfares, ground transportation, porters, food along the trek, and other individual services required by clients. Satori advises clients to use a personal climbing Sherpa guide (which we will provide) to help you reach the summit. Your personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp I, camp II, and center III with food provisions, fuel, and oxygen and guide the client on summit day.

After arriving in Kathmandu, you will have a day of preparations and briefing for your climbing permit. Following that, you will be flying to Pokhara and then driving to Tatopani by jeep. From here, you will be trekking to Annapurna South base camp through wild jungles; along the way, you will pass through villages such as Lete and Miristi Khola. After having a few days rest and receive basic training from your Satori Climbing Sherpa guide, you will be starting your acclimatization period up to camp I, II, and III.

Base camp to camp II is a very technical section of the route. It consists of an unstable and broken glacier with dangling seracs that can come crashing down at any time. The climb does with three camps. It takes 2 hrs to get from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to the bottom of the rise. The start of the route is a steep 70-degree section that requires 500m of fixed rope. Here is the objective hazard area of the falling seracs. From camp I to camp II the climbing is slightly less steep but is still tricky with great objective avalanche danger. This section requires roughly 1000m of fixed rope. Camp II's route to camp III requires switchback navigation on the snowfield between the broken glacier's seracs. The summit is on an exposed ridge and does not require fixed ropes, and it is doing as a free ascent.

Annapurna Southwest Ridge:

Annapurna Base Camp (4200m/13,780ft):

Satori Adventures operates the Annapurna expedition in both the autumn and spring seasons. We usually run the journey from the regular route, which is the southwest ridge. However, we will operate the Annapurna expedition from the Southwest face and the Northwest Ridge. The approach starts south of Annapurna and takes you through Tatopani, Lete, and Miristi Khola. Annapurna Base camp will set up in a flat, grassy area that is shelter from avalanches. Satori Adventures' advanced base camp will set up for almost one month. On an 8000m, expedition climbers spend most of their time at base camp, so naturally, base camp becomes a home away from home on any long expedition. We establish our camp at a walking distance between meeting points of different groups and the Annapurna massif's strategic viewing positions. Satori provides a personal tent that becomes your private retreat, a dining tent, a common area, a shower tent, and a toilet tent. When you arrive at the base camp, it will already be fully established, with hot beverages and snacks available immediately. Waiting for you upon your arrival will be your base camp staff and high altitude climbing Sherpa. Before your climbing period, you will have a Puja ceremony at the base camp for good luck. This Nepalese tradition is not to miss, and it represents a safe climbing passage for everyone involved in the expedition.

Annapurna Camp I (5200m/17,060ft) 4hrs:

Once you have reviewed basic and advanced training from your climbing Sherpa guide, you will be ready for your attempt to climb to camp I(5300m/17,388ft). In this section of the climb, you will encounter mixed terrain—the first section of the ridge rock and glacier. You will fix camp I at the middle of the glacier on a slope of 25º. A safe location and protects from avalanches. This section of the climb is a bit technical, and your climbing Sherpa guide will fix rope through this section. Some stronger climbers will skip this camp after and go right to camp II.

Annapurna Camp II (5700m/18,700ft) 4½hrs:

The climbing from camp I to camp II is an intermediate ice section with a few mixed climbing sections. Compared with other areas, the base I and camp II terrain is safer and more comfortable, but you still have to climb and cross the black rock wall before heading up the glacier. You encounter several steep blue ice sections at 45º, and these sections are roughly 50-60. There is also another 60m high rock wall to negotiate. This section is said to be the crux of the route. Camp 2 lies above the snowy terrace.

Annapurna Camp III (6500m/21,325ft) 5-6hrs:

Camp II to camp III is the longest distance of 800m/2,655ft. Between camp II and camp III, Sherpas will fix 80% of the route. In this first section of climbing, you will be crossing a glacier from east to west, and you will then meet a 55º wall, which is almost 500m in length. Climbers have reported that this section is easier climbing but is still not to take lightly; your Sherpa will fix ropes on this section of the route. Be advised that there is exposure to cold and wind in this section. In autumn, there have been reports of direct sun hitting this section, making it feel hot. This section is a little dangerous in the autumn season because the snow slope covers a layer of ice, causing the section avalanche prone.

Annapurna Camp IV (7100m/23,294ft) 3½hrs:

Climbing from camp III to camp IV feels like a short distance. Continue on the plateau where there are crevasses and seracs. Continue to the base of a spur, which will join a prominent couloir. Camp IV can set between 7100m-7200m in a panoramic rock cave. As all climbers are aware, the oxygen levels are deficient at this altitude, so it expects that any effort will feel arduous, no matter how minimal or trivial. You have to climb for 3 hours on steep snow and a giant wall at a 50-55º slope in this section. This section is a little dangerous in the autumn season because the snow slope covers a layer of ice, making the section avalanche prone. The Satori team will make an easy traverse to Camp IV at 7100m, which allows you to have a shorter summit day.

Annapurna Summit

Annapurna Summit (8,091m/26,545ft)16-17hrs:

Summit day is the main goal during the climbing period. Most climbers begin their summit bid at 11:00-12:00 pm. If all goes well, you will reach the summit between 7:00-10:00 am. Below the central panel is a false summit; the main point comes through an edge. It requires around 4 hours to re-visitation of camp IV from the peak also, an additional 2 hours to will camp II for a short-term stay. It requires a normal of 900m of fixed rope above camp IV and underneath the highest point. The reason we request almost 900m cord above camp III to the meeting. Most sections are blue ice and snow. The climbing is not technical in the early part as you ascend through several basins with short snow headwalls. The climb passes the false summit and finishes on an exposed ridge to the actual meeting for a spectacular view of the mighty Himalaya. Satori Adventures Sherpa guides will fix ropes, break trail, and make every effort to help the group reach the Annapurna summit, the 10th highest mountain in the world.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 8,091m/ 26,545ft

First Ascent: Maurice Herzog & Louis Lachenal, June 3, 1950

Duration: 45 typically Days

Group Size: 02-10 People per group

Co-ordinates: 28°35'45''N 83°49'20''E

Location: Nepal/Annapurna Region

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Challenging

Accommodation: B/B plan in Kathmandu & Pokhara and B, D, L during the trekking and Climbing

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

Best season: Late spring and autumn

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Include Activity: Hot shower in natural hot spring

Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Magar

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: Northwest Ridge and Southwest face

Himalayan sights: Gangapurna, Fishtail, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri

Fixed Departure
Spring 2024 Autumn 2024
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Itinerary Details of Annapurna I Expedition (8091m/26,545ft)-Spring 2024

15 March/Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m/4429ft). Transfer to request hotel accommodation for overnight.

16 March/Day 02:Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.

17 March/Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) 6hrs. Lodge accommodation.

18 March/Day 04: Trek or Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs. Lodge accommodation.

19 March/Day 05: Trek from Tatopani and Lete (2300m/7,546ft) 4 hrs. Lodge accommodation.

20 March/Day 06:Trek from Lete to Jungle camp (2900m/9,515ft) Camping accommodation.

21 March/Day 07: Trek from Jungle camp to Miristi Khola(4260m/13976ft) Camping accommodation.

22 March/Day 08: Trek from Miristi Khola to Annapurna-BC (4200m/13,780ft) Camping accommodation. 

23-21Apr/D 9- 38: Climb Annapurna I (8091m/26545ft.)

22 April/Day 39: Trek from Annapurna Base camp to Miristi Khola(4260m/13,976ft) Camping accommodation.

23 April/Day 40: Trek from Miristi Khola to Jungle camp (2900m/9,515ft) Camping accommodation.

24 April/Day 41: Trek Jungle camp to Lete (2300m/7,546ft) Camping accommodation.

25 April/Day 42: Drive from Lete to Tatopani (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs. Tea house accommodation. Explore natural hot spring.

26 April/Day 43: Trek from Tatopani to Beni (830m/2723ft) Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4,429ft) 10 hrs. Transportation provided by tourist mini bus. Request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

27 April/Day 44: Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.

28 April/Day 45: Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  • Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  • Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

Full Board Service Cost (Includes)

  • To ensure your safety and avoid the natural panic of people entering a new destination for the first time, Satori Adventures provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representatives of Satori Adventures will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with a Satori banner with your placard so that you can easily find our person. Satori's identity card will accompany the person for your confirmation.
  • According to the above Annapurna Expedition climbing schedule, Satori Adventures will arrange four nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures will provide experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking/ climbing Sherpa guide (Expedition leader) during the trekking and climbing. 
  • Surface transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the scheduled itinerary. 
  • According to the schedule program, Satori Adventures arranged regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu for climbing members and climbing Sherpa guides.
  •  Satori Adventures will provide you with a lovely tea house accommodation (except chain hotels) to stay in and eat during the trekking trails.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way, while dinner and breakfast are made at the tea house where you stay overnight. Satori Adventures provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/ coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp and Camp-02 during the ascent of Mount Annapurna
  • Satori Adventures will arrange all food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the Annapurna expedition for both members and expedition crews.
  • Satori Adventures provide EPI Cooking gas, and the stove will be provided in camps one, three, and south col for cooking food, tea, coffee, boiling water, and heating nutrition high altitude package food.
  • Satori Adventures will provide all the essentials for trekking, Annapurna climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • Climbing Mt. Annapurnaduration takes more than other 8000m and brings an extended stay at the Advance base camp. Items like kitchen tents, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils are high quality and branded, where we will try to provide more convenience.
  • During the ascent of Mount Annapurna Satori Adventures will provide a chef cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager at the advanced base camp to take care of your food, drinks, and other necessary services your good and comfort.
  • Satori Adventures allow up to 60kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking in Annapurna expedition carried by porter/ yak/ mules.
  • The offer cost includes Mount Annapurna south regular route climbing royalty and the Nepal Government's climbing permit. (Permit issued by Department of Tourism)
  • As Mount Annapurna Peak is located at Annapurna Conservation territory, Satori adventures provide you a permit for Annapurna conservation Permit.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Annapurna Consversation so Satori Adventures provides you a TIMS permit too.
  • The right weather is a crucial factor in a safe and successful ascent. As far as possible, we will provide a regular upcoming day's weather forecast from the Kathmandu office for the Annapurna climb duration.
  • Satori Adventures provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journey and climbing.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Trekking and mountaineering are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so information and communication are significant for safety and a successful trip. That's why Satori Adventures provides satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Satori Adventures provides V25 north face two main model tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps, and above the advance camp, two members have one tent. (In advance base camp 1:1 tent and above base camp 2:1 tent as per safety.)
  • Satori Adventures offers dynamic/static rope, ice screws, snow bar, and rock piton locked unlocked Carabiners to open the route and for safe and successful climbing.
  • Satori Adventures arrange a generator for back- up lighting power and charge electronic tools if solar panels are not enough for light and charge the battery.
  • Satori Adventures arrange transportation, service of food, all needed expedition, content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu .
  • Satori Adventures will try to make the base camp as convenient as possible. We will provide you a heater at the base camp for heating the dining room during cold temperatures (mostly required for evening and morning).
  • Health is a prime concern during your climbing expedition. This is why Satori Adventures include emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided to guest and expedition staff requirements.
  • Till the date, there's no available alternative to electricity or lighting at the Annapurna, so that Satori Adventures provides solar panels or generators for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the base camp.
  • Satori Adventures include Icefall charges ,Summit rope cost charged by Expedition Operators Association, and Himalayan Rescue Association medical insurance charged in the package cost.
  • For the climbing proposal of acclimatization and summit target, Satori Adventures included all tents for camps 1, 2, 3, and 4 for members and staff.
  • During your climbing expedition, Satori Adventures offer you clean, nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp and camp two in Annapurna. We provide you nutrition, high altitude package food, and essential EPI cooking gas and stoves to boiled water, tea, coffee, and warm pocket food above the advanced base camp.
  • Satori Adventures provides all food and fuel for both members and crews at advanced base camps and higher camps during the Annapurna expedition.
  • We offer each climber One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing / Expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client with the idea of making your ascent safe and successful. There will also be one experience and professional Leader, Sherpa, for each expedition group. 
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment allowance, and the load carries bonus for involved staff in trekking and climbing expedition.
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for the liaison officer.
  • Satori Adventure always has concerned and top priority about our trekking guides, climbing Sherpa guides, cooks, porters, and involved staff safety during the period of trekking and high mountain climbing. For this reason, we always do medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all involved staff with a reputed insurance company.
  • As Mount Annapurna’s ascent is long, the stay at Camp two is more extended due to acclimatization. We also take care of our climbers in Camp two and arrange kitchen dining arrangements to supply freshly cooked food. 
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking and trekking peak climbing.
  • During the climbing period of summit target, Satori Adventures included Two bottles (08 liters) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided to each climbing member (we use Poisk brands of Oxygen which is one of the trustful oxygen brands for high altitude)
  • As adequate quality oxygen, masks and regulators are crucial during Everest climbing. We provide masks and regulators from the latest model of summit or top out brands.
  • Before your departure, as a memory, Satori Adventures would like to handover Satori T-shirt/ Pashmina and Brochure.
  • If you need any assistance with departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, Visa extension procedure services, Satori Adventures fully support you without any charges.
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.

Full Board Service Cost (Excludes):

  • Kathmandu is Nepal's capital, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except farewell dinner) by yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as a customer often requires these items during the trekking. There's no guess on how much and will take by the client and its cost.
  • Expenses are incurred towards personal nature trekking, climbing equipment, laundry expenses, tips, landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and the internet service is not included in the package. You have to pay for it yourself when you use it.
  • Personal climbing equipment is one of the significant factors for your safe and successful climbing. So you have to arrange all your personal climbing equipment brand and quality on your own.
  • Mountaineering is, in itself, a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to arrange your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations costs are not included in the package cost.
  • Additional costs if needed extra workers, than what we have included in the package.
  • As per the Mountaineering Association and Department of Tourism rules, after the successful summit, the climbing member has to pay a summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides US$ 1200.00 minimum to be paid before departure from Kathmandu.
  • Our involved expedition staff (chef cook, cook, cook assistance, base camp manager) are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and thank you for the kind of service you have rendered. Normally US$ 200.00 per person collected by the team leader and divide to all involved base camp staff except climbing Sherpa guide.
  • The short sentence, "All the services not mentioned in the above package (cost includes parts) are excluded," It will cost extra if you want additional services.

In Base Camp

Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.

In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.

Base Camp Service Cost (Includes)

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International airport with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary
  • Assistance at the KTM international airport by Satori Adventure during your arriving and departing flights
  • 4 Nights request category hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • 1 night request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in B/B plan
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara- Late-Beni Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff
  • All Satori Adventure kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils at base camp
  • Common climbing equipment like rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea and coffee
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member
  • All food and fuel for base camp during climbing period
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during trekking period. Will be carried by porter/mules
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp
  • Trekking permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Annapurna first
  • Nepalese government royalty
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp
  • Equipment allowances and wages for chefs, kitchen assistants and government liaison officer
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
  • Satellite phone carried by the guide for communication available upon request for clients at a cost of $3USD per minute
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided for clients if needed. Appropriate charge will apply
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the Annapurna advanced base camp
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness
  • We provide Sherpas tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure
  • Satori Adventures T-shirt and scarf

Base Camp Service Cost (Excludes):

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutra-bars
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips
  • Expenses incurred from usage of landlines, mobile devices, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and Internet
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations
  • Any additional staff other than the specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival)
  • Ice fall garbage deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable
  • Walkie talkies
  • Filming permit
  • Ice falls charges
  • All tents for camp I, II, III
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Personal climbing Sherpa Guide(s)
  • Emergency oxygen and mask regulator
  • Satori services will not be involved in any capacity above advanced base camp. This means we do not allow any staff or equipment from Satori Adventure above ABC
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and clients
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section

Why climb with Satori Adventures in Annapurna?

How to Choosing a experience Provider

It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

Diminutive climbing Team members

We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.

Maximum summit Success;

The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.

Highly Qualified Sirdar/Team leader

Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.

Advanced Communication method

Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions. This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.

Facilities camp setup at Base Camp and Kitchen at camp two

Satori Adventure focuses on comfortable conditions at base camp, including good quality food and other services. We find this helps clients with their overall success rate on the mountain. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetizing meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigorous ascent. We offer various choices that will suit any diet plan, including vegetarian, Vegan, continental, Indian and others.If you have special food consideration, please provide this to us 60 days prior to the expedition so we can plan the best meals for your trip.

Approaches to ABC

The approach on its Annapurna Base camp is through the Annapurna region of Nepal leading up to Annapurna Glassier. It starts with the Drive to Pokhara to Tatopani (1110m/3,641ft), Lete (2300m/7,546ft), Jungle camp (2900m/9,515ft), Miristi Khola(4260m/13976ft), to Annapurna-BC (4200m/13,780ft) Camping accommodation. It takes typically 07 days to reach ABC from Kathmandu.

What to expect?

When you arrive at base camp, our staff will set up the camp and you will have time to rest and continue to acclimate. Upon completing a Pooja ceremony at base camp, our team of Sherpa’s will begin to open the route to camp I. When this is completed, our guides will begin to take clients and loads to camp I. Depending on your physical fitness and bodies’ reaction to altitude, you may stay at camp I for a second night, or move up to camp II and then descend back to base camp.

Our team will then open the route and fix the lines to camp II and supply the camp with gear, equipment and food. If required for acclimation and if the weather conditions allow, you may sleep a second night at camp II, or proceed up to camp III and then return. During your rest and time at base camp our team will continue to open the route, fix the camp and line and supply food, oxygen, and equipment and prepare for the summit push.

After your camp I and II acclimatization, our climbing guides will check the weather forecast, group fitness and recovery conditions. If upcoming weather reports, your physical fitness and conditions are good, we will begin the summit push. On the summit push, you will move to camp I, camp II and then camp III before moving to the summit. At camp III you will awake at 0100 hours and begin the summit push.

If due to any reason (bad weather, group physical fitness, accident, incidence) we have to return to base camp before the summit push, but still have climbing time, good weather conditions and climbers are interested for another summit push, we will provide one more opportunity. However, more than 98% of climbers either summit on the first try, or give up the trip after the first summit attempt.

Highlights of the Trip:

  • Magnificent view of Himalaya.
  • Unforgettable view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • Abundant flora and fauna.
  • Interact with local people.
  • Sleep at the base of Annapurna.
  • A test of psychological enduranceandisolation.
  • Tenth highest peak in the world and eighth highest peak in Nepal.
  • One of the most technical 8000m peaks to climb.

Route Map:

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History of Annapurna I

Annapurna I was the first 8,000m (26,200ft) peak to be summited. The French expedition was lead by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, (it included Lionel Terray, Gaston Rébuffat, Marcel Ichac, Jean Couzy, Marcel Schatz, Jacques Oudot, Francis de Noyelle), reached the summit on 3 June 1950. This summit was the highest attained on Earth for three years, until the first successful ascent of Mount Everest. The first ascent has become one of the classic pieces of mountaineering literature to date.

The South face of Annapurna was first climbed in 1970 by Don Whillans and Dougal Haston, members of a British expedition. The expedition was led by Chris Bonington and included an alpinist named Ian Clough, who was killed by a falling serac during the descent.

In 1978 the American womens Himalayan expedition, a team led by Arlene Blum became the first American team to climb Annapurna I. The first summit team which wascomposed of Vera Komarkova and Irene Miller and Sherpas Mingma Tsering and Chewang Ringjing reached the summit at 3:30 p.m. on October 15, 1978. The second summit team, Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz and Vera Watson, died during this climb.

2011:On February 3, 1987 Polish climbers Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Hajzer made the first winter ascent of Annapurna I.

Annapurna 8091m Expedition

Well organized expedition - I have nothing to complain about;)

I spent time for acclimatisation in Khumbu where I climbed Lobuche East 6119m before I departed to Annapurna 8091m which I succesfully climbed - after the expedition we departed quickly by helicopter and arrived very fast in kathmandu. My requests where all completly taken care of - it was a very nice experince - I felt I can trust this Company!

Annapurna Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

I have climbed six eight thousand meter mountains safe and successfully with Satori organization

I would like to highly recommend Satori Adventures to anyone who wants to book high mountain expedition including all 8000M peaks in Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan. I had used Satori adventure service for My Lhotse, Annapurna, Manaslu, Kanchanjungha, Cho-Oyu expeditions and I never need to see behind myself again.

There are few words to say about the service of Satori adventures in the way they work as much as they have worked hard in difficult condition. assured of fantastic service, good price and great possibility to reach you goal. I have no complaints only great pleasure staying with team friends. All the support staff were amazing, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and professional Leader Guide. Mingma Temba and Mingma Tenji were really profession expedition leader, who have 10 and 12 times of Everest summit experience including other 8, 8000m mountain.

The kitchen chef, worked hard to give us great variety so the food never became boring, Bibek, the sirdar, fantastical guy, always did his best, try to solve all problems and make our expedition safe and successful as possible. I‘m sure, Nepal is safe and waiting for you as never, so make a contact with Rishi, managing director of Satori Adventures, and he will take care of you, making your dreams real. Rishi works hard and is very committed to making everyone s holiday the best. Thank you Satori team, good luck and hope to see you again.

Annapurna Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars