Accommodation: Hotel accommodation + Camping
Transportation: By Flight to Pokhara
Best Season: Autumn and Spring.
Maximum Altitude: 8091 m
Duration: 35 days
Trip Grade: Challenging.
Annapurna Expedition (8091m) is one the prominent mountains of Nepal, stretching from Kali Galigandaki in the west to Marshyangdi in the east with its fellow peak ‘Lamjung himal’. Annapurna is formed with four summits creating a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara valley; the main summit stands tall to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary, which is a tremendously popular trekking route of Nepal.
Very little was known about Annapurna until 1949 when Dr. A. Heim from the windows of a Dakora aircraft peeked at Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Right after a year, a team of French mountaineers accomplished climbing to its peak in 3rd of June, 1950. It was the first eight thousanders mountain to be climbed, but the number of successful climbs is very less compared to other 8,000 meter high peaks. All the routes to the mountain ensure severe difficulties and challenges with plenty of steep climbing.
The normal route to the mountain approaches from Manang with two hours of walk from the base camp to reach the bottom of the mountain. With plenty of steep climbing, zigzag crosses and possibilities of avalanches along the camps, Annapurna expedition has caused more faculties than any other mountain expeditions. That’s why it’s important for us to gain a full understanding of your body's response to altitude and help you gain experience with Himalayan conditions. That’s why we highly recommend you to join our preparatory programs of mountaineering, which is conducted in other mountains a bit easier to attempt.
If you have any confusion or questions on the expedition, then please feel free to contact us for more details. Our team of mountaineering experts will try the level best to discuss your queries.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Day 02: Preparation for expedition
Day 03: Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara 900 m. & transfer to hotel
Day 05: Drive to Dhampus & trek to Pathana – Lodge
Day 06: Pathana – Ghandruk - Lodge
Day 07: Ghandruk – Tadapani - Lodge
Day 08: Tadapani – Dobato –camping
Day 09: Dobatto – Chistibung – camping
Day 10: Chistibung – Khubra – Camping
Day 11: Khurba - Base camp of Annapurna South –Camping
Day 12-28 Climbing Period Annapurna South (8091m).
Day 29: Base Camp – Shownta –Camping
Day 30: Shownta – Ghorepani – Lodge
Day 31: Ghorepani – Birethati – Lodge
Day 32: Trek to Nayapul & to drive Pokhra - hotel
Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping
Day 35: Final Departure to the Airport