Annapurna IV ExpeditionAnnapurna IV (7525m) lies in the south of Manang and west to Annapurna II. The peak is relatively easier mountain to climb among all the Annapurna. Earliest expedition teams in the Himalayas had used Annapurna IV to build up their team to ascend other formidable Himalayan peaks. Annapurna IV was first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition led by Heinz Steinmetz, via the North Face and Northwest. The normal route to reach the destination is led forward through Manang. It requires two hours walking from the base camp to reach the bottom of the mountain. A 500m fixed rope climbing on approximately 65-70 degrees steep slope should be attempted to reach camp I. To reach camp II, a fixed rope climbing of approximately 1000m is required along the ridge and a little widespread steep climbing. From Camp II to Camp III, it is relatively easier than the others, since this part consists of zigzag crossing and gradual climbing up. However, a fixed rope climbing of approximately 1300-1500m is required. From camp III to the summit, generally fixed rope is not required and the main rope is used. There are possibilities of avalanches between Camp I and II..
Trek starts from: Besi Sahar (760m)
End at: Jomsom (2710m)
Climbing Duration: 35 days
Maximum Height: 7525m at summit of Mt. Annapurna IV
Trekking Type: Camping
Best Season: October-December and Feb-May
Himalayan Sights: Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiun Chuli etc
Attraction: Close Mountain View, Thakali culture and villages, Manang village and monastery and people behind the Himalayas.