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Annapurna Expedition

Trip Overview

Annapurna Expedition 8,091m, Annapurna is the first mountain standing in the category of the 8000m premier peaks and the tenth highest mountain in the world. The Name Annapurna Comes from Sanskrit word “Anna” meaning food and “purna” meaning full, which altogether makes full food Annapurna, lies in Mid Western part of Nepal. Annapurna 8091m and 26545ft above sea level.The Annapurna Expediton will mesmerize you with the breathtaking views of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Dhaulagiri I (8163m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), and many more. During this expedition, you will be climbing up to Kaligandaki Valley and pass through natural water springs and swift flowing rivers.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul (drive) and to Tikhedhunga (trek)
Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day 05: Hike up to Poon hill and trek to Tadapani
Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong
Day 07: Chhomrong to Dovan
Day 08: Trek to Deurali
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna base camp
Day 1o to Day 40: Climbing period
Day 41:  Base camp to bamboo forest
Day 42: Trek to Jhinu
Day 43: Jhinu to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara
Day 44:  Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 45:  Farewell

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
We will welcome you at the airport and drop you to the hotel.  

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Early morning, the trekking will starts with a drive over to Pokhara. The route goes for about 7 to 8 hours on bus. We will certainly enjoy the panoramic view of the roadside houses and forest. 

Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul (drive) and to Tikhedhunga (trek)
At Pokhara, we will rise early in the morning to view the best view of rays of sun piercing the white snows on Machhapuchhre Mountain and other similar mountains of same region. After enjoying that eye-catching view, we will take a short drive to Nayapul. And after then, we will trek further to Tikhedhunga for about 3 hours.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
From Tikhedhunga, we move towards the steep hills to Ulleri. Ulleri is one of the beautiful Magars villages of Nepal. Then the trail will move following the forest of Pine and oak along with some rhododendrons. After passing through several villages, we will be finally at Ghorepani at 2840m. The night will be exciting at Ghorepani after a walk of 5 hours.

Day 05: Hike up to Poon hill and trek to Tadapani
Early morning, with the energy of hot and refreshing breakfast, we will take a short hike to Poon hill from where we can get the spectacular and unobstructed view of mountain ranges. After spending some glorious moments at the Poon hill, we will return back to Ghorepani and will trek towards the Tadapani. The route to Tadapani will follows the forests of rhododendron and pine to the elevation of 2610m. The night will be resting at Tadapani.

Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong
From Tadapani, the trekking route goes towards the down of the hill through the forest of rhododendron. The path passes through the villages of Gurung people. The trail goes easy and smoothly to Chhomrong at 2140m. 

Day 07: Chhomrong to Dovan
The trail drops down to the river of Chhomrong and will again goes steeply to Khuldighar at 2380m. Then the trek follows the down path from the forest keeping away the west side of the river. The night will be at one of the better guest houses of Dovan. 

Day 08: Trek to Deurali
From Dovan, only a trek of about 4 to 4.5 hours will be enough to reach to Deurali, but is very risky as snow avalanches and attitude is becoming nerve for many trekkers. The trail stars following the forest of bamboo and rhododendron to the Hinko cave. The continue trail will leads us at Deurali at 3200m. The night will be at Deurali.

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna base camp
From Deurali, we will trek towards the Annapurna base camp following the mountain surrounded area where once there used to be a base camp of Machhapuchhre Mountain.  We need to continue the trail without stooping to Annapurna base camp. The phenomenon may go for about 5 to 6 hours long. The night will be spectacular at tented camp.
 
Day 1o to Day 40: Climbing period
From the base camp of Annapurna Mountain, we will trek to the high hills with our crew members. The journey to the top will be tough of course but in the same way interesting also. We will be blessed with the glittering view of mountains and snowy path while making our expedition. We will reach at the summit following the main trail. And will return back to the base camp through the same way as guided by our guides.

Day 41:  Base camp to bamboo forest
From the base camp of Annapurna Mountain, we will return our journey through the shortcut way from bamboo. The trail will pass through the forest of bamboo which will provide us the fresh and refreshing wind throughout the trekking. The return journey ends up at the Bamboo resting for the night.

Day 42: Trek to Jhinu
From bamboo, we will start our trek earlier by following the way to Chommrong. We won’t stop ourselves there and will continue passing the Khuldighar. We need to continue our trail towards the forest of rhododendron and bamboo to reach ultimately to Jhinu Khola where we may enjoy the hot spring water to relax ourselves. The night will be at Jhinu at nearest hotel.

Day 43: Jhinu to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
From Jhinu,after enjoying the life time remembering experience of hot natural spring water bath, we will motivate ourselves further to Nayapul. We will have our lunch at Nayapool and will take the short drive to Pokhara. 

Day 44: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, We will have a short visit over to the market in the morning after breakfast and will take a drive back to Kathmandu. 

Day 45: Farewell
We will take you to the airport 3  hours before your flight time.

Equipment List

Climbing equipment:

  • Ice axe
  • Accessory cord or pre-cut prusik
  • Crampons
  • Carabiner system
  • Climbing harness
  • Belay device
  • Trekking Poles
  • Ascender

Footwear:

  • High-altitude all-in-one boot
  • Insulated camp boot
  • Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Wool or synthetic socks, liner socks

Clothing:

  • Base layers (both top and bottom)
  • Mid layers (both top and bottom)
  • Trekking, soft shell pants, and jackets
  • Hardshell pants and jackets
  • Down suit

 

Handwear:

Lightweight linear gloves
Expedition mittens

Headwear:

  • Buff
  • Sunhat
  • Climbing helmet
  • Face mask
  • Balaclava system
  • Wool/synthetic ski hat
  • Glacier glasses
  • Head light

 

Personal equipment:

  • 40F down sleeping bag
  • -20F down sleeping bag
  • 55-liter climbing pack
  • Small pack
  • Inflatable sleeping bag
  • Mug
  • Water bottle
  • Foam Pad
  • Pee bottle
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Thermos
  • Camera
  • Trash compactor bags
  • Large duffel bags
  • Toiletry bag
  • Water purification tools
  • Sunscreen and lip cream
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Hand and feet warmer
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Food (snacks like nuts, )

Useful Info

FAQ

What document we need for Permit?
Passport photo copy (should be very clear with color scan) and validity minimum 6 months.
2 passport size photo.
Insurance copy.
Mountaineering experience if any

What sort of experience does Climbing Guides/ high-land porters have?
Climbing Sardar / Guides have many years of climbing experience all over Nepal mountain.  Most of them have been spending years climbing the peak all over the country and aboard. Our guides are trained in basic, advance mountaineering training, first aid and know how to handle any serious situation. All our guides speak English and happy to share their deep knowledge of rock, ice climbing with you. We need to provide guides who can get people feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained. They know very well how to facilitate running smooth and safe trip appreciating the beauty of the Himalayas. All our high-land staffs have well experience, equipment with insurance for any mishap.  Their first hand experience, local knowledge, expertise and humor on climbs are invaluable.

What are the sources of drinking water supply during climbing?
All guest houses have boiled water for trekkers and climbing. And on the main trekking routes it is possible bolter mineral water to drink. We recommend to your clients not use bolter water, it is not environment friendly. You can use Iodine table or others purify drops. It is noticeable that during the camping we provide the boiled water to our clients.

What kind of Experience Requirement?
To join the Peak climbing or expedition you will need to have extensive mountaineering experience.
•    Adjustment in the team members and Sherpa Staffs.
•    High and extreme Trekking experiences in the Himalayas.
•    Responsible for self control and safety.
•    Mentally and physically fitness.

What happens in case of emergency and Rescue?
Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek and directly connection in main office Kathmandu each day if possible. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for case of emergency. Our all staff has insurance in case of emergency. 

In Extreme emergency rescue if the urgent helicopter evacuation require between 6000m to 7000m, we can arrange Helicopter Rescue, may its cover by your insurance.

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  • The trip can be easily booked
  • We provide budget friendly trips
  • We provide the best price in comparision
Duration 45 days
Transportation Private Vehicle
Group Size 2-20
Difficulty Technical & Serious
Max Elevation 8091m
Accomodation Lodge & Tented Camping
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