Annapurna Expedition is popular expedition in Nepal. It was the first 8,000 meter peak to be climbed.
- Destination: Nepal
- Group size: 02-08
- Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trip Level: Easy
- Max Altitude: (8091m./26545ft.)
- Activities: Trekking and Climbing
- Transportation: Private Car, Jeep or Van
Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expedition
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and camping basis accommodation during climbing
Annapurna is a series of peaks in the Himalaya 55-km-long massif whose highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8,091 m (26,538 ft), making it the 10th-highest summit in the world. It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kali Gandaki river, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which is translated as Goddess of the Harvests.
Annapurna Expedition is popular expedition in Nepal. It was the first 8,000 meter peak to be climbed. Maurice Herzong and Louis Lachenal, of a French expedition, reached the summit on June 3 1950. The south face of Annapurna was first climbed in 1970 by a British expedition led by Chris Bonington and including the Alpine Ian Clough, who was killed by a falling ice-pillar during the descent. In 1978 an expedition led by Arlene Blum became the first American team to climb Annapurna I. The expedition was also remarkable for being composed entirely of women. On February 3, 1987, Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Hajzer, a Polish climber, made the first ascent of a eight-thousander in winter.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmand.
Day 04: Kathmandu to Pokhara (drive/flight)
Day 05: Drive to Lete (2480m)
Day 06: Manage things for trek and rest
Day 07: Trek to Thulobogin
Day 08: Trek to Thulobogin Pass (4281m)
Day 09: Mristi Khola
Day 10: Mt. Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 11-40: Climbing Period Mt. Annapurna (8091m)
Day 41: Clean up Base Camp
Day 42: Trek back to Thulobogin
Day 43: Trek to Lete
Day 44: Drive to Pokhara
Day 46: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 47: Kathmandu.
Day 48: Kathmandu
Day 49: Transfer to airport for departure.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Prepare expedition
Day 03: Briefing Expedition in Ministry
Day 04: Drive to Dhampus & trek to Pathana – Lodge
Day 05: Pathana – Nayapul – Lodge
Day 06: Nayapul 1340m. – Sinuwa 2360m. – Lodge
Day 07: Sinuwa – Himalayan Hotel 2920m. – Lodge
Day 08: Himalayan – Machhapuchare B.C. Lodge
Day 09: Machha. 3700m. – Annapurna BC 4200m. – Camping
Day 09-38: Climbing Period of Annapurna 1 (8091m)
Day 39: Annapurna BC.- Dovan – Lodge
40: Dovan – Ghandruck village – Lodge
41: Ghandruk – Naya pul drive to Pokhara- Hotel
Day 42: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 43: Kathmandu
Day 44: Final departure
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We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and fully camping basis while trekking and climbing. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, while camping there will be tented shower and bathroom.
In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during climbing including tea, coffee prepared by our cook. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Mount Annapurna Expedition is a strenuous expedition. Climbers who can walk/climb up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this expedition fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna Expedition by climbing, jogging and exercising regularly at least couple months prior to the start of the expedition. Climbing to the Mt. Annapurna should be relatively fine for those who have experience climbing/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past climbing, hiking experience would be an asset because technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
he best time for expedition to Mt. Dhaulagiri is during spring (April to May) and autumn (August, September). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this expedition can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Date And Costs
The given cost is per person and excludes international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
Booking Open: Anyone travelling solo or with groups the given date is available for join.
Join a Group: Anyone travelling solo or with groups interested in join. The given date travelers already have booked the trip.
Limited Space: There are limited seat available for the given date. Therefore, we suggest you to make your decision as early as possible.
Sold Out: The given date has reached max numbers. Please contact usif you still want to travel on this particular date.
5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast
Permit fee of Annapurna (8091m) Expedition
Private ground transportation according to the itinerary
Liaison officer fee
One head Sarder/Guide
Cook(s) and necessary kitchen staff
Required number of porter and Yaks with herder
High altitude climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa for three clients)
All necessary climbing gears with fix ropes
Three times meal during the trek on hotel basis
All meals and available high altitude food for above Base Camp
Hot drinks(Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, Juice)
Necessary tents at Base Camp ( kitchen, toilet& dinning etc)
High altitude tents
EPI gas with burner
Insurance for climbing Sherpas and local team member
All Airport hotel airport transfers by privet vehicles
Cost does not include:
Medical /personal high risk insurance
Nepal entry Visa fee
Personal climbing gears
cost of personal natures
Cost of emergency evacuation
Summit bonus etc
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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.
Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)
Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Small wash towel
Personal Clothing items.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.