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Mount Annapurna Expedition (Nepal)

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Trip Overview

Nepal

Mount Annapurna Expedition is a wondrous trip through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north central Nepal which is 55 kilometers long. The Annapurna massif is bounded by the Marshyangdi River on the east & north, the kali gandaki gorge on the west & by awesome Pokhara valley on the south. Annapurna massif includes one peak more than 8000 meters, thirteen peaks over 7000 meters & sixteen more over 6000 meters. During Mount Annapurna Expedition we scale Annapurna I 8091 meters.

 

Annapurna I was the first 8000 meters (26200 Ft) peak to be climbed. For the first time Maurice Herzog , Louis Lachenal, and Herzog `s team reach to the Annapurna summit on 3 June 1950. Mount Annapurna Expedition is considered as one of the dangerous expedition trail as they are very much prone to avalanches & all available route pose severe difficulties as the climber have to pass through big ice cliff, moraine & seracs.

 

The entire Annapurna massif & surrounding area are protected within the 7629 square kilometers Annapurna Conservation Area which is largest & first conservation area of Nepal. The eye-catching views that will mesmerize you during Mount Annapurna Expedition are Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri 1 (8163m), Nilgiri (6940m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Tukche Peak (6920m) and more.

 

The month of April to June is considered as the best Mount Everest expedition season from south col of Everest. However, the expedition can be crested during autumn season (September to November) when day is mostly clear.

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
Upon your arrival at International Airport Kathmandu, Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will be received with warm welcome. After greetings, will transfer to respective hotel for Overnight.

 

In hotel, Mount Annapurna Expedition guide or group leader will brief you with information regarding trekking and climb of Mount Annapurna Expedition, with welcome dinner in a Typical Nepalese Restaurants includes Folk program. Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 02-04: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Annapurna Expeditions.

We have allowed and reserved Three days in Kathmandu for full preparations and packing as well to purchase necessary equipments, press meeting and to collect permits from concern Government department for the expeditions.

On this day where one can take an optional sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities, where you will be soaked within culture and historical sites most of the monuments listed as World Heritage Sites.

 

Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

The ethereal beauty of Pokhara valley is our today`s attraction.  After breakfast, we will drive for 7 hours by tourist bus before reaching to lake city Pokhara. Pokhara is the tourist&rsquos paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountain cliffs. Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 06: Pokhara to Tolka (1700 meters) takes about 4-5 hours(L&D)

The glistening white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are the major attraction of this day. Today`s journey leads to Tolka(1700 meters). We will reach to Tolka after 4-5 hours continuous walk from the Pokhara. Overnight stay at Tea House.

 

Day 07: Tokla to Chomrong(2170 meters) takes about 5-6 hours(B/L/D)

The gateway of Annapurna Sanctuary trek is our next destination. From here, you get a grandstand view of the peaks that were visible on the trail. Do not miss the sunset view on Annapurna South from Chomrong. Our journey starts from Tokla(Tolga), goes through Midi, Landruk, sam rung etc. it will take about 5-6 hours to reach Chomrong.

 

Day 08: Chomrong to Himalaya (2920 meters) takes 6-7 hours(B/L/D)

The trek today begins with a descent on the stone steps towards Chomrung village. After 6-7 hours walk, we can get Himalaya (2920 meters). Our destination Himalaya leading through Sinuwa (2360 meters), Khuldighar(2540 meters), Bamboo(2310 meters)  Donovan(2600meters.

 

Day 09: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp(4130 meters)(B/L/D)

The base camp of Annapurna is our ultimate destination of our trek. You Gare surrounded by mountains at ABC. Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Machapuchare are right there in front of you. Pick a spot at the edge of the Annapurna glacier and soak in the views.

 

Day 10: At Annapurna base camp rest and acclimatization.
A full rest day for acclimatization and short hike with views snow-peaks including Annapurna I, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Machapuchare a large wall of a mountain. Here with time for preparation for next day climb to Advance Camp.

 

Day 11:  Climb to Advance Camp 5,600m.
Trek and climb towards Annapurna glacier and moraine to reach at Advance Camp, where the vague path leads over moraine, ice and small glacial streams. The climb leads further high of 5,600m at Advance Camp. A strenuous walk and climb through glaciers and crevices on route.

 

Day 12:  An acclimatization Day at Advance Camp
Trek Nepal reserves a day as rest for full preparation to make the climb a great success. On this spare day everyone will be active and busy sorting and repacking gears and equipment for the adventurous climb. We requires minimum 3 camps above Advance camp to reach apex of mount Annapurna.

In advance camp, Trek Nepal Himalayas guide or representative will brief with full information regarding the climbing routes where high technique and positive attitude required on Mount Annapurna Expedition.

 

Day 13-33: Ascent of Mt. Annapurna within 20 days.
Allocated 20 days for the summit bid, looking at nature of the tough technical climb to the summit of Annapurna I, famously known by Mountaineers as Killer Mountain like K2 and Nanga Parvat in Karakorum Range of Himalaya in Pakistan.

Annapurna I first climbed by late legendry Maurice Herzog in the 1950’s, the first 8,000 meter peak ever to climbed even before Everest was summated using North West route, since then there have been several Expeditions from this same route has acclaimed many success.
Annapurna I Expeditions, where climbers have to be in top physical form and as well medically to conquer the top of world’s ten highest mountains, for the safe climb we have reserved 20 days.

The 1st camp will be set taking maximum of 2 to 3 days and the next camp II and III between weeks; remaining days will be used for proper preparation for the summit bid of this toughest mountain, the weather also plays a prime factor sometime unfavorable weather hinders us in  our set itinerary routine days.

 

Day 34:  Return to Base Camp
After a tough and hard achievement with conquest on top of Annapurna I, descend back to Base Camp safely. Our sherpa will bring back all climbing gears, used oxygen bottles & camping equipment to Annapurna base camp from Advance camp.

 

Day 35:  Clean up the base camp and packing for return journey.
Where all team-members should reach at Base Camp for final re-grouping, includes guide and staff, to assist packing equipments and checking each member health condition after the great climb of a lifetime experience.

 

Start packing all climbing gears and disposing garbage in proper sites, where ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) will check the camp and depositing the litter to take away from the base camp to disposal sites or back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 36: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo(2310 meters) takes about 6-7 hours(B/L/D)

Today, trek includes long stretches of steep descent interspersed with short ascents. After exploring gorgeous Annapurna ranges from Annapurna Base Camp today we start to return Pokhara. Today, we stay in Bamboo rather than Himalaya because we want to give more to our client as much as possible to serve. Perhaps, today we walk more than other days. It will take about 6 hours to reach Bamboo. Overnight stay at Tea House.

 

Day 37: Bamboo to Jhinu Dhada(1780 meters) takes about 5 hours(B/L/D)

Jhino (1780meters) is our today`s destination. We will reach to Jhino Dhada after 5 hours continuous walking. The magnificent view of Mount Fishtail, fabulous diversity of nature makes your journey extra special. Overnight stay at Tea House.

 

Day 38: Jhinu to Pokhara(827 meters)(B&L)

It`s time to return the lake city Pokhara. Pokhara is the tourist paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 39: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours

Our today`s journey leads through  Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar, where Nepal&rsquos first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. After collecting wonderful memories from Rapid Annapurna base camp trekking your trip conclude from the capital city Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 40: Departure Day         

As per you flight schedule, Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will escort you to International Airport. Have a safe journey. Hope, see you again.

Includes :

  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara on B & B basis
  • Expedition permit fee for mount Annapurna1-8091m.
  • All government taxes , Vat & service fees
  • 3 Meals(Breakfast, Lunch & dinnner) during trekking & Expedition
  • Salary & wages of all office staffs
  • Life, medical, rescue Insurance of Trek Nepal Himalayas Staff
  • 1 tent-2 person for trekking,1 tent for1 climber in base camp
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for expedition
  • Pick up and drop in Kathmandu airport (airport-hotel-airport)
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator emergency (use pay it)
  • Satellite phone (pay calls) per minute system call worldwide
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting
  • Welcome & farewell dinner with songs   and  dances  in  Kathmandu

 

Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Lunch, dinner Kathmandu, Pokhara
  • Walkie Talkie Satellite phone permit
  • Fixed rope, bar and beverage bills
  • Climbing insurance and Nepal visa
  • Tips for base camp & expedition staff
  • Climbing good, tent and cooking fuel
  • Garbage deposit USD 3000 (sharing of the total person) & deposit
  • Fee will be not refunded if the climber don’t take back their garbage.
  • Any personal expenses which are not mentioned by Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd.
  • Travel & Rescue insurance of guests

Personal mountaineering Gear For Annapurna Expedition

SLEEPING BAG (-30*)TRAINING (-40*) EXPEDITION 1
SLEEPING BAG LINER) 1
DOWN OR FEATHER JACKET (TRAINING) (FATHER SUIT) EXPEDITION 1+1
GORE-TEX SUIT 1
PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT 1
WOOLEN HAT 1
FLEECE HAT 1
GORE-TEX GLOVES DOWN GLOBE 1+1
THIN GLOVES (WITH GORETAX AND FLEECE) 3
FLEECE JACKET 1
FLEECE TROUSER 1
ROCK CLIMBING TROUSER (FLEXIBLE) 1
TREKKING BOOT 1
CAMP SHOE (SPORT SHOE) 1
SANDAL 1
WOOLEN SHOCKS (THICK) 2 PAIR
T-SHIRT 3
HIGH NECK 2
RAIN PUNCH 1
CARRY MATTRESS 1
SNOW GAITER 1
THERMOS 1
SNOW GLASS (100 % UV PROTECT) SHOW GOOGOLS EXPEDITION 1
SUN GLASS (UV PROTECT) 1
HEAD TORCH 1
BATTERY ENOUGH FOR 30 DAYS – EXTRA BULB
WATER BOTTLE 1 LT.
POCKET KNIFE 1
WASHING SOAP, TOWEL, TOOTH PEST, TOOTH BRUSH ETC.
SUN LOTION ENOUGH + 30 -40 SPF
LIP GUARD SUN BLOG

Equipment Gears List:

  • Sleeping Bag 1 for Base Camp & 1 for Climbing
  • Mattress 1 for Base Camp & 1 for Climbing
  • Ruck Sack 1
  • Head Light (Torch) 1
  • Koflach / One Sport Boot 1
  • Gaiter 1 Pair
  • Socks 10 Pairs
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Water Bottle & Thermas 1
  • Swiss Knife 1
  • Gloves Down & other for Climbing (5 – 6 Pairs)
  • Down Suit 1 Set
  • Gortex Suit 1 Set
  • Crampons 1 Pair + 1 Pair spare
  • Karabiner 4-5 Pcs (lockable &  without lock)
  • Jumar 1 Pcs
  • Down Ripling (Descender) 1 Pcs (Air ring)
  • Cap 1 for Climbing & 1 for Summit
  • Ciling 1 Pcs.
  • Inner clothing Trouser & Vests
  • Batteries For Sherpa & members
  • Oxygen, Regulator & Masks

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