The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 square kilometres (2,946 sq mi) Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit.
Historically, the Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous mountains to climb, although in more recent history, using figures from only 1990 and after, Kangchenjunga has a higher fatality rate. By March 2012, there had been 191 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 61 climbing fatalities on the mountain.
This fatality-to-summit ratio (32%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders. In particular, the ascent via the south face is considered, by some, the most difficult of all climbs. In October 2014, at least 39 people were killed as a result of snowstorms and avalanches on and around Annapurna, in Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster.
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means "full of food", but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. According to Devdutt Pattanaik, Annapoorna devi is "... the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess ... the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: This makes Annapurna a universal goddess ... Her most popular shrine is located in Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges River." Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.
Annapurna was not climbed again until 1970, when British army expedition followed essentially the same route as Herzog. At same time Cris Boning led successful British expedition to the very steep and difficult south face. With only 109 ascents, Annapurna has had fewer successful climbs than any other 8000m peak.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Preparing expedition for Annapurna
Day 03: Brief expedition tourism department
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara-Beni by private bus
Day 05: Drive to Tatopani and Lete lodge
Day 06: Trek from Late to Jungle camping
Day 07: Trek Jungle - Miristi Khola camping
Day 08: Trek Annapurna-south BC-camping
Day 09-38: Climb Annapurna1-8091m
Day 39: Annapurna BC -Miristi Khola-camp
Day 40: Miristi Khola - Jungle camp – camp
Day 42: Trek Jungle camp to Lete lodge
Day 43: Drive Lete to Beni, Pokhara hotel
Day 44: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu hotel
Day 45: Transfer to airport for final departure
We Reccomend that your arrival in Nepal will be on 1st week of April /September