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Mount Annapurna Expedition

Mount Annapurna Expedition is a wondrous trip through diverse landscapes 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 of more than 8000 meters, thirteen peaks over 7000 meters & sixteen moreover 6000 meters. During Annapurna climbing 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 the Annapurna summit on 3 June 1950.

Mount Annapurna Expedition is considered as one of the dangerous expedition trails 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 the 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 the best Mount Everest expedition season from the south col of Everest. However, the expedition can be crested during the autumn season (September to November) when the 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 a warm welcome. After greetings will transfer to respective hotel for Overnight.

 

In a 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’s 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 equipment, press meeting and to collect permits from the 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 a 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 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 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 the 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 of 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 the 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. Herewith time for preparation for the next day climb to Advance Camp.

 

Day 11:  Climb to Advance Camp 5,600m.
Trek and climb towards Annapurna glacier and moraine to reach Advance Camp, where the vague path leads over moraine, ice, and small glacial streams. The climb leads to a further high of 5,600m at Advance Camp. A strenuous walk and climb through glaciers and crevices on the 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 require a minimum of 3 camps above the Advance camp to reach the 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 1950s, 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 much success.
Annapurna I Expeditions, where climbers have to be in top physical form and as well medically to conquer the top of the world’s ten highest mountains, for the safe climb we have reserved 20 days.

The 1st camp will be set taking a 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 sometimes 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 the 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’s health condition after the great climb of a lifetime experience.

 

Start packing all climbing gears and disposing of 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, the 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 clients 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 Jhino Dhada after 5 hours of 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 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&rsquo’s 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 your 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
  • The expedition permit fee for mount Annapurna1-8091m.
  • All government taxes, vat & service fees
  • 3 Meals(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 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 an 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
  • The fee will be not refunded if the climber doesn’t take back their garbage.
  • Any personal expenses which are not mentioned by Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd.
  • Travel & Rescue insurance of guests
  • Tipping

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
Everest Trek was an Amazing

I was pleased with Trek Nepal Himalayas from a price and quality of service standpoint. The trek is a challenge and a responsible and knowledgeable guide is essential for a safe and inclusive trip. I would use them again.

Enchanting Nepal and Bhutan Tour

We went on a short tour to Bhutan and wow what an amazing place! It is so beautiful with its mountain regions and traditional culture. Visiting Tigers Nest monetarist was definitely the highlight of the Bhutan trip. We later returned to Kathmandu and made our way to Pokhara where we took off for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This was my first time trekking and my fitness level is not the best but Badri and the boys (the sherpa's) were great at catering the trip to our needs. All timings along the way were perfect and we all got to ABC and back without a hitch. Badri and the boys made us feel like we were part of their family and were all smiles and fun. We all played cards together of a night where they taught us to play Dumbal and we taught them Uno. They went above and beyond to cater for us and were watching us like hawks for signs altitude sickness as we got closer to the top. All guest houses that we stayed out were pleasant and all had hot showers. Badri was well respected by the locals along the way and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I actually felt like a bit of a VIP on the mountain when we were trekking with Badri!




I really loved my experience in Nepal and all thanks to Trek Nepal Himalayas. I'm going to miss these guys and can't wait to go back!

Wonderful Trip !!!

I recently spent three and a half weeks holidaying in Nepal with Trek Nepal Himalayas. My partner and I arrived a few days early from the organised tour and Badri from Trek Nepal Himalayas was very accommodating to us by organising our extra accommodation, picking us up from the airport, and organised an extra day tour for us to Nagarkot which was really nice. They also arranged for us to visit the old palace (now a museum) and the Garden of dreams. After the rest of the group arrived we did some sight seeing around Kathmandu visiting the monkey temple, durbar square, the Boudhanath temple and the crematorium.




Our guide Nawin and and other guides arranged throughout the tour were all very knowledgeable of the history of each place that we visited and gave good commentary along the way. Next we went on a day trip to Badri's village. In organising this tour, our group wanted to help out after the earthquake. It turned out Badri's village was badly damaged by the quake and the school was destroyed.
When planing this trip we arranged with Badri for him to take us out to his village so we could make donations of stationary, toys and sporting goods to the school. The village was well off the beaten track and it was a unique opportunity to visit an area that tourists generally don't get to see. The scenery along the way was magic and the drive was quite an adventure. When we arrived the whole village was out to give us a warm friendly welcome with marigold flower necklaces and we each received a blessing. The kids were so excited to see us and were over the moon to receive our donations of stationary, sporting goods and toys.I t was a truly beautiful experience and these memories will stay in my heart forever. This went so well that Badri is now putting together optional side tours for future tour groups to visit his village and villages like his for tourists to make donations to the local schools. I highly recommend you do this as it is such a feel good moment and the emotional joy of it all will is so overwhelming it will make you teary.

Fantastic Trekking trip to Everest Base Camp

A group of us trekked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal Himalayas recently. It was a great trip that was full of memorable moments and amazing views. Our guide Badri was very patient with each of us. He was knowledgeable, encouraging, accommodating and helpful. He not only provided excellent guide services and made sure the group had a safe trip, but also took care of his porter team. Our trip wouldn’t be this successful without the encouragement and support from Badri and the assistant guide Karan. During the time we stayed in Kathmandu, Badri and his staff offered great assistance to ensure we had a great time. If you are planning to visit Nepal, I highly recommend Trek Nepal Himalayas.

Bhutan and Annapurna Base Camp trek - Incredible!

Three weeks with Trek Nepal Himalayas was an incredible experience. Our adventure included a day tour of Kathmandu, Everest flight with champagne at sunrise, flights to Bhutan with a few days touring around there. Our highlight in Bhutan was the climb to Tiger's Nest monastery and the amazing views from there.
Ten days trekking to Annapurna Base camp was wonderful. Our guide Badri made sure all our needs were met along the way. Nawin, our first in charge was very accommodating as well as the other 3 porters who lugged our stuff so we only had to carry a day pack.

Sunrise at Poon Hill was a must as well as putting up prayer flags at sunrise at the summit of our trip, Annapurna base camp. Just fab.

Inspirational, amazing and a humbling experience.

I would go back again and would make sure that these knowledgeable people were by my side for my next adventure.

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