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Annapurna Expedition

Annapurna Expedition

$45000 per person

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Mount Annapurna is one of the popular mountains in the world known for trekking as well as expedition. Annapurna Expedition is located towards the western part of Nepal and is the 10th highest peak in the world with an altitude of 8091 meters. It was first successfully climbed in the 1950’s when two mountaineers Herzog and Lachenal climbed the peak for the first time. Annapurna is a 55 km long massif in the Himalayas, the highest point of which is Annapurna I, standing tall at 8091m.

Annapurna is originated from Sanskrit which literally means “full of food”, and is roughly translated as Goddess of the Harvests. According to Hindu mythology, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture. The entire massif of Annapurna and the surrounding areas are protected within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the first and the largest conservation area in Nepal, established in 1986 by Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Along with Pakistan’s Mount K2, Mount Annapurna is one of the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb, with a very high fatality rate. The prospective mountaineers and climbers will have to prepare will before the expedition as they will have to face and come across many hidden obstacles during the course of Annapurna expedition. The climbers will have to negotiate high altitude, inclement (unfavorable) weather conditions, exhaustion, and several other hindrances before they successfully accomplish the expedition of one of the world famous and also difficult mountains.

As the expedition itinerary is quite long, it takes nearly two months for the entire expedition to complete. Annapurna climbers are suggested to come prepared both physically as well as mentally. Besides the obvious requirements of physical stamina and endurance to climb the peak, the trekkers will also need to have patience and mental strength to actually get to the top of one of the finest and challenging peaks in the world and also return safely.

Itinerary Outline
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing and preparation
Day 03: Drive to Beni (823m)
Day 04: Trek to Tatopani (1189m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghasa (2084m)
Day 06: Trek to Lete (2480m)
Day 07: Trek to Thulo Bugin
Day 08: Trek over Thulo Bugin Pass (4281m)
Day 09: Trek to Mristi Khola.
Day 10: Trek to Mt. Annapurna Base Camp
Day 11-46: Annapurna Climbing Period
Day 47: Clean up Base Camp
Day 48: Trek back to Thulo Bugin
Day 49: Trek to Lete
Day 50: Trek to Tukuche
Day 51: Trek to Marpha/ Jomsom
Day 52: Flight to Pokhara, and then to Kathmandu
Day 53: Departure

 

EQUIPMENT LIST

The following equipments are essential for climbing.

  • Climbing hammers..
  • 2 locking carabineers
  • Crampons
  • Belay
  • Ice axe
  • Plastic mountaineering Boots

Equipments List
In our fully supported wilderness treks we provide the following equipment: tents, sleeping mats, excellent food, extensive first aid kit, toilet paper, private transport to & from the trek, conservation fees, trek permit, and other goodies.
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST

  • 1 Medium size backpack
  • 1 Day pack
  • 1 Sleeping bag (-40C)
  • 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
  • 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
  • 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
  • 2 Pairs light weight trousers
  • 1 Pair shorts
  • 1 Fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Pair’ light socks
  • 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
  • 1 Torch & spear batteries
  • 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
  • 1 Medium size towel
  • 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Swiss type of army knife
  • Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
  • Personal medication.
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Warm hat/ gloves
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
  • Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
  •  Pair of hiking boots

FIXED DEPARTURE

Start DateEnd DateCostStatusBooking
04 February, 201919 February, 2019US $1400Guaranteed
14 February, 201901 March, 2019US $1400Guaranteed
24 February, 201911 March, 2019US $1400Guaranteed
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Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our representatives will welcome and receive you at the Airport. From the Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you will be briefly informed about the itinerary. The rest of the time, you will be spending at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing and preparation
The next day, you will be sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley and also prepare for the expedition that will follow later in the coming days. You will visit the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur and also visit the Stupas of Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath. The Hindu temple of Pashupatinath will be another site which you will be visiting on the second day in Kathmandu. All these sites have been enlisted in UNESO’s world heritage list. Meanwhile, ‘Tourist Link’ will get the permission required for Annapurna expedition. In the evening, you will return back to the hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Beni (823m)
On the third day, you will have breakfast at the hotel in the morning and drive to Beni from Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway. First, you will reach the city of Pokhara in around 6 hours of drive from the Capital. From Pokhara, you will take another private car and drive until Beni, the headquarters of Myagdi district. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 4: Trek to Tatopani (1189m)
Your official Annapurna expedition starts on the fourth morning as you take breakfast at the guesthouse in the morning and start your trek. A brief and comfortable walk from Beni for around 2-3 hours will take you to Tatopani where you can find a local hot water spring. Many trekkers will be seen taking dips in the hot water spring as it is believed that dipping in the hot water spring cures several skin diseases. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 5: Trek to Ghasa (2084m)
The following day, you will trek for close to 5-6 hours walking along the trail and going past several local villages in the Annapurna region. Ghasa, the destination for the fifth day, is a small village in Annapurna. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 6: Trek to Lete (2480m)
The destination for the 6th day is yet another small village of Lete. 3-4 hours of trek from Ghasa is enough to take you to Lete. The trail until now is even and smooth as you will fully enjoy the trekking. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 7: Trek to Thulo Bugin
The trail now gets slowly difficult as you will climb up the altitude. Thulo Bugin is situated around 4000 meters of altitude and you will have to hike carefully as the problem of high altitude sickness might arise causing problems to you. In this situation, you are advised to hike slowly drinking enough fluids.
Day 8: Trek over Thulo Bugin Pass (4281m)
The next day, you will cross the Thulo Bugin Pass located at an altitude of 4281 meters. You will get to see the panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain range while you cross the Bugin Pass. Crossing Bugin Pass is one of the highlights of the Annapurna expedition.
Day 9: Trek to Mristi Khola
After crossing Thulo Bugin Pass, you will make your way towards Mristi Khola. You will have to walk for around 3-4 hours to reach Mristi Khola. By the end of the 9th day, you will have come very close to the Annapurna Mountain and almost ready to start the expedition.
Day 10: Trek to Mt. Annapurna Base Camp
On the tenth day of the trekking, you will finally reach Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is situated at around 4800 meters of altitude and upon reaching the Base Camp you will prepare for the expedition which will follow from the next day. You will have to make sure you have all the equipments necessary for the expedition. You will set up a tented camp at the Base Camp and spend the night there.
Day 11-46: Annapurna Climbing Period
On the 11th day of the expedition, we will start our journey from the Base Camp. As we will have Sherpa guides, carriers and other helpers, there is no need to worry and fear about the climbing. Our team members will make sure that you will have no such difficulty in climbing the Everest. It will nearly take 35 days to reach the summit of Annapurna from Base Camp and return. It will surely be one of your life-time moments when you reach the top of the peak and then return with all the memories of the trek.
Day 47: Clean up Base Camp
After returning from the expedition, you will spend a day at the Base Camp cleaning up and disposing waste materials safely. Keeping Base Camp clean is one of the important things you need to know and be careful about during any expedition in Nepal. You will spend overnight at a tented camp.
Day 48: Trek back to Thulo Bugin
The next day onwards, your return journey from the Annapurna Base Camp begins as you hike down to Thulo Bugin from the Base Camp. The downward hiking will be much easier than climbing uphill. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 49: Trek to Lete
Continuing the return trail, you will further descend down from Thulo Bugin to Lete village on the 49th day. It will take around four hours to reach Lete.
Day 50: Trek to Tukuche
On the 50th day, you will arrive at the popular village of Tukuche. You will be staying overnight at a guesthouse there.
Day 51: Trek to Marpha/ Jomsom
The next day, you will first trek to Marpha and then to Jomsom. Marpha is popular for the local apples and the brandy made after fermenting the apples. From Marpha, you will walk for few more hours and finally arrive at Jomsom. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Jomsom.
Day 52: Flight to Pokhara, and then to Kathmandu
The next day, you will catch a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. In about 30 minutes, you will land at Pokhara from Jomsom, enjoying the scenic mountain flight. From Pokhara, you will again catch another flight to the capital city of Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu where you will stay for the night.
Day 53: Departure
On the 53rd day of the itinerary, and after completion of the Annapurna Expedition, you will be transferred to the Airport from the hotel. You can then catch a flight back to your country or to your preferred destination ahead.

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Cost includes:
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  •  Accommodation in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), climbing sherpa and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Welcome dinner
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
  • Porter services for trekking (2 Trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and climbing permit
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen goods for camping
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
Cost Excludes: 
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude for oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu because if early back to ktm
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses like bar bills , laundry service
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Tips & donation