Annapurna is a section of Himalayas that lies in the north-central part of Nepal including Annapurna I which is situated at an altitude of 8,091m. There are 13 additional peaks situated over the altitude of 7,000m and 16 more at an altitude of 6,000m. Mt. Annapurna I is 55km long massif. It is the 10th among Earth’s 14800 mountains. This raises east of the Kali Gandaki Gorge that separates it from Dhaulagiri massif which is 34 km to the west and the gorge between is considered to be the deepest gorge of the world.
In the Hindu religion, Annapurna is “the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess”. This means Annapurna is a mother who feeds to their children. Without her, there is starvation and the universe is in danger. Every year many tourists from different places come to climb Mt. Annapurna. It was the first 8,000m peak to be climbed by Maurice Herog and Louis Lachenal. It was a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog on 3rd June 1950. It was the highest climb in the world until the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest.
Mountains; Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Varaha Sikhar (7847m), Nilgiri (6940m)
Religious and historical places; Pashupatinath temple, Soyambhunath temple, Bouddhanath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
As soon as you reach Kathmandu city, our representative will pick you up and transfer to the hotel for rest. He’ll guide you all the way. We’ll discuss the expedition in the evening. In the evening, you’ll be served local Nepal food that reflects Nepali food culture.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is full of various temples and history. We’ll visit various religious and historical places in Nepal. We’ll visit Pashupatinath temple, Soyambhunath temple, Bouddhanath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and many more. You’ll snap photos along the journey to make it memorable.
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara
Early in the morning after breakfast, we’ll prepare to fly straight to Pokhara. You can see the clear blue sky with the beautiful natural scenery along with the flight. We’ll rest in Pokhara. We’ll walk around the city in the evening to experience the lifestyle of the city.
Day 4: Drive to Tatopani (1,190m)
n the Sindhupalchowk district of the Bagmati Zone. Tatopani means “hot water” in the Nepali language. The village got the name Tatopani because of the hot springs that emanate from the rocks that are beside the Kali Gandaki River.
Day 5: Helicopter flight to Annapurna I Basecamp (4,190m)
We’ll take a helicopter flight towards Annapurna I Basecamp that is situated at an altitude of 4,190m. You can see the beautiful view of different beautiful mountains along with the flight. The approach to Annapurna Base Camp is a spectacular bonus trek that gives you world-class trekking area: The view of Poon Hill along with the beautiful sunrise on the number of significant and elegant peaks that includes Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Varaha Sikhar (7847m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m).
Day 06 – Day 37: Climbing Period [Basecamp – Annapurna I Summit (8,091m)]
We’ll start our main hike towards Annapurna I summit on this day. It is a snowy trek and expedition that provides very professional, friendly and supportive mountaineering logistics services during the climb. This is a challenging route that brings the most dangerous peaks. There are many unstable and broken glaciers with dangling seracs that are ready to crash any time which eminent avalanche danger. You need to be very careful about your health while on the climb. However, this climb gives you the most adventurous experience.
Day 38: Helicopter flight to Tatopani (1,190m)
After enjoying the mountain climb, we head back to Tatopani. We can see the views of different beautiful mountains in the way.
Day 39: Drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu
The next day we drive Pokhara and have a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Day 40: Leisure day
We’ll take rest in Kathmandu. You can go shopping on this day and buy gifts for your family and friends.
Day 41: Final Departure
This is the final day of the expedition. Our representative will help you to check out with your final departure.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport Pickup and Drop
4 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara (B/B)
Kathmandu-Pokhara -Kathmandu Flight
A welcome dinner program in Kathmandu
All necessary documents such as expedition permit, (TIMS) card, national park & entry fees
A Liaison officer and his allowance, insurance, salary, and accommodation
Garbage Deposal fees
60kg Luggage per member
Insurance (Medical & emergency rescue) for all staff
All necessary transportation costs from Kathmandu to base camp & base camp to Kathmandu
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner including hot drinks - tea/ coffee, soup items)
Climbing Sherpa, base camp cook, kitchen helper, porter & their daily wages, equipment, meal etc.
Individual tent with form mattress & pillow for each member at base camp
Dinning, kitchen, communication, store, toilet & shower tents at base camp
Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears
Heater at base camp in member and staff dinning tent
Generator or solar panel, light, or any other electronic devices at base camp
A professional climbing Sherpa per head
Equipment that requires advance payment, Salary and carrying bonus for climbing Sherpa
Oxygen – 2 bottles per head and 1 bottle for each climbing Sherpa
Mask & regulator will be provided for each member and climbing Sherpa
Satellite phone carrying by team guide for emergency communication with suitable costs
Walkie-Talkie & satellite Phone for communication during the expedition
High-food, Tent, EPI gas & cooking pot
Weather forecast during the complete expedition period
Nepali Visa fee
Meal (Lunch and dinner) during the stay in Kathmandu hotel
Insurance (Travel, high altitude, accident, medical and emergency rescue)
Personal Needs (Telephone, internet, battery recharge, shower, laundry, alcoholic beverages during the trekking and expedition)