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Mt.Annapurna II ( 7,937m)
Mt.Annapurna II (7,937m), is the second highest mountain in the Annapurna Himalayan Range after Annapurna I,(8091m). Annapurna II, first climbed in 1960 by a British/Indian/Nepalese team. It was led by Jimmy Roberts, via West Ridge of the mountain. The summit partly comprised Richard Grant, Chris Bonington, and Sherpa Ang Nyima.
Mt. Annapurna II, is not far from the summit of Mt. Annapurna I and closely associated with the main Peak Annapurna II, is fully an independent peak. The Annapurna II peak serves as the western anchor of Annapurna I. We welcome to join us for Annapurna II Expeditions!
As Annapurna II, and IV, route, this Expedition route also followed Annapurna Circuit trekking route till Pisang and then turn ahead to Sabji Khola (River). Second day depart from Pisang Village,, you reach to the Annapurna II Base Camp. Now, driving is also available till upper part of the route. However, frequently disturb the newly constructed road by land slide and flood. Annapurna II Expedition caravan route is being one the the short. It is helping to decrease the time to rich Base Camp and cost of the expedition accordingly.
Whole area of this mountain are protected by Mt. Annapurna Conservation area. Also, it is the first and largest conservation area of Nepal. It was set up in 1986. Firstly we have to drive from Kathmandu to Khudi (790m). Then we take another local jeep from Khudi to drive to chame. Then we start our trek from Chame and end at Annapurna II Base Camp. After climbing we clean up Base Camp and trek to Pisang. And start our trek Pisang to drive by jeep Besisahar. And again drive back from Besisahar to Kathmandu.
SAFTY KIT :
- Never trek alone. So, hire a guide if can’t find a companion.
- Choose trekking companies/guide with Eco friendly concepts.
- Become informed about high altitude sickness.
- Carry a good medicine kit. Watch where you are walking .
- And don’t step backward blindly while taking photos.
- Time your trek generously. Also, taking rest while trekking is not a sign of weakness.