Annapurna II is one of the peaks of Annapurna massif and has a height of 7,973m (7.973 km). The Annapurna massif is huge and bears 16 peaks that stand at more than 6,000m, 13 peaks that stand at more than 7,000m and one peak that stands at more than 8,000m.
According to myths, this mountain is home to a Hindu goddess, Annapurna, who provides food and nourishment. This mountain also acts as a source of irrigation water for the lower lands. Hence, it was named ‘Annapurna’. The name came from the Sanskrit words ‘ Anna’ and ‘Purna’, which means ‘filled with food’.
Annapurna Middle lies in the Gandaki Zone of Nepal. It lies within the largest Nepalese conservation area called the Annapurna Conservation Area.
This conservation area is home to many exotic plants, animals and even seasonal migratory birds, which add more excitement to the expedition. This area also is famous for many well-managed trekking routes.
Also, one can experience great contrast in terms of the landscapes in this expedition. The climb offers you mesmerizing and refreshing views of greenery in the lower parts as you move forward. It offers you excellent and breathtaking views of the massive peaks.
Annapurna II is considered one of the most dangerous mountains to climb in the entire world. The climbers face the usual problem of altitude sickness, but with that, they also have to face the unforeseeable weather of this mountain.
This mountain receives heavy snowfall and strong wind not only in winter but at any time of the year. It makes the mountain remain covered by snow throughout the year and eventually makes the climate cold throughout the year.
It also causes a high risk of fatal avalanches and snowstorms. Besides this, even the topography of Annapurna IIs is hard to climb. This mountain has extreme steeply sides in its southern face.
The southern face lies 3,000m high. It is dangerously steep making the climb much more dangerous and difficult.
Annapurna II expedition has a lot to offer to its climbers. It embraces the climbers with its breathtaking landscapes and a great escape from their day-to-day life.
The climbers can see the diversity in the landscapes that cover from the lower green region to the dry yet massive upper peaks. However, the climbers have to face many challenges before reaching the summit and getting mesmerized by the surrounding peaks and landscapes.
This mountain receives heavy snowfall and strong winds throughout the year. This increases the chances of avalanches and snowstorms that can be fatal to its climbers.
Also, the steep south face of the mountain which lies at a height of 3,000m is another challenge that the climbers have to overcome. And without proper aid and guidance, the climb won’t be possible.
This is where Marvel Treks comes into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Treks works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures, and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.
The climb is much easier during spring and autumn when the weather is comparatively less cold as well as the chances of heavy snowfall and avalanches are less.
Winter expeditions are rarely done as the temperature is harsher than other times. Also, there will be heavy snowfalls and chances of avalanches high during winter.
Climbing Annapurna II is considered a hard climb. The unforeseeable climate is the biggest challenge that one has to face while climbing this mountain.
Annapurna Middle receives heavy snowfall and strong winds throughout the year. This increases the chances of heavy avalanches and snowstorms that can be fatal for its climbers.
Also, the climbing route requires its climbers to cross the southern face of the mountain which is extremely sleepy and also lies at a high altitude of 3,000m. All these make climbing much more difficult.
Climbing Mt. Annapurna II might be an adventurous, thrilling and self-refreshing activity yet its massive height makes it dangerous too so making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.
The overall adventure of climbing Mt. Annapurna II takes around 41 days. During these 41 days, about a month is needed to reach the summit and return to the base camp.
Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights and jeep rides.
Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffee.
Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the Nepalese government. Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees and permits will be managed. Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be provided. Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage and stool shipment
Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff.
Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.
Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition
Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
Communication: Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.
Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given 2 bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey. More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sledge.
Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from MoCTCA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.
International flights: The clients have to bear their flights fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.
Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal. You have to pay for your insurance in case of any accidents
Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara: While staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara during the expedition, you will be responsible to pay for your meals.
Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. You also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. You have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc. You have to pay an extra charge in case you want to shoot videos or capture pictures.
Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses to the hardworking Sherpas and the base camp workers. While giving tips to the Sherpas, you are requested to give them no less than $1300.
Extra services: In case you have to return to Kathmandu and can’t wait for the trip to end then you have to bear all the travelling costs to Kathmandu yourself and also have to pay for extra days that you will spend in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In case you want any other services that are not mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket.
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