April 9, 2012
IMG guide Eben Reckord did the briefing today at the Ministry, and received the official permit for Annapurna 4.
The team members have all arrived now in Kathmandu, with their luggage, which is always a good way to start a trip. The Base Camp cooks and porters have now left Kathmandu for the trailhead with 60 loads of tents, fuel, food and supplies to start getting BC set up ahead of the expedition. So, everything is looking good and the team is looking forward to starting the trek.
Their route will take them by bus to Besisahar ( the start of the Annapurna Circuit) and then to Bulbule, where they begin 8 days of trekking to Base Camp. They will follow the main Annapurna route as far the small town of Humre (just before Manang), where they go up a side valley, and climb to the site of the Base Camp.