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Annapurna Expedition (8091 M)

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Mt. Annapurna is beautiful peak of Himalayas which lies in North central of Nepal with soaring height of 8091 M. This is the 10th highest peak of the world and is named after the goddess of plenty, expands within the distance of 55Km massif bounded by Kaligandaki Gorge on west, Marshyangdi on north and east and Pokhara Valley in the south. It was first successfully Summited by French climbers Maurice Herzog and his expedition team on 3 June 1950. The team was the first lucky group who got permission to climb Mt Annapurna by Nepal government and got historical results. It truly is one of the famous 8 thousander mountains that is climbed very rarely. Mount Annapurna mountaineering offer superb Himalayan views of whole Annapurna region, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, and 17 other snowy capped mountain peaks.

We start Mt. Annapurna expedition from Beni after 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Then you trek to Annapurna Base Camp and from next days you will be making your steps climb this giant peak slowly by slowly and camping at several Base camps. In order to perform this climb you need to have experience of 7000m mountain climbing. Experience and team work capacity is the first priority of Expedition. It would be great if you attempt this task in autumn & spring as being the best season to climb Mt Annapurna. It can take minimum of 50 days for this expedition campaign.

Outline Itinerary of Annapurna Expedition 

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3: Preparation Day

Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 5: Pokhara to Ulleri 

Day 6: Ulleri to Ghorepani

Day 7: Ghorepani to Tadapani

Day 8: Tadapani to Chhomrong

Day 9: Chhomrong to Dovan to Deurali

Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 11-12: Acclimatization Day

Day 13: -38: Annapurna Expedition Day

Day 39: Back to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 40-44: Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara

Day 45: Pokhara Sightseeing

Day 46: Pokhara to Kathmandu 

Day 47: Departure

Important Notice: You must have very good physical conditions and non health issues in order to perform this task. Besides there are several things you need to know before this expeditions such as experience, communication skills and leadership, trainings and briefings, planning, strategies and other vital aspects like weather, climate and regarding safety. While safety is our main concern, note that your leader has full authority to cancel or change any part of itinerary if it seems doubtful to perform.



Day 1: Kathmandu arrival (1360 M)

You will be warmly welcomed by Well Nepal Treks representative at your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted you to hotel and our representative describe the itinerary of your tour. Stay overnight at hotel. 

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1360 M)

Today you are going to  explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Trek Preparation Day (1360m)

With your usual routine today will be your trek preparation day. You will do shopping’s on your requirements and gather with your team and leaders and discuss on your itinerary. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara 

After you arrive at Pokhara either by air or bus, you visit Pokhara rest of the day by Enjoying Phewa lake, Temples, visiting several caves, David’s fall, etc. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 5: Pokhara to Ulleri (1950 M)

You will wake up early and hike for Sarangkot to have glorious sunrise view including great panoramic vistas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and fishtail Mountain range also the green lush valley of Pokhara from top. Then you will return back to Pokhara and 1 hr drive to Nayapul from where you will short Trek to Ulleri where you will have lunch and rest for today. Overnight at Camp.

Day 6: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2874 M)

After breakfast you will trek to Ghorepani and along its trail you will enjoy spectacular views of Mount Annapurna south (7219m) & Himchuli (6441m) and places like Banthati and Tangethati from where Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167M), highest of Annapurna Region, looks stunning. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 7: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590 M)

Early morning you will be climbing up to Poon Hill (3193M) to see sunrise, and after that beautiful sunrise and 180 degree view of Annapurna Mountains, and return to our lodge for breakfast. Then we continue our trail to Tadapani. Stay overnight at Tadapani.

Day 8: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2340 M)

After breakfast you follow your trail to chhomrong. During trek you will pass through beautiful forest, Small and traditional villages called Chuile, Kimrung, Gurjung, Taulung and finally at Chhomrong. Stay overnight at Chhomrong.

Day 9: Chhomrong to Dovan (2505 M) to Deurali (3100 M)

You leave Chhomrong this morning and climb up trails to Dovan, you cross small village of Sinuwa Dada and making through beautiful thick Rhododendron forest, Khuldighar and rocky cliff of bamboo you’ll find yourself at Dovan. Then you will headed for Deurali. Along the way you will be enjoying silence jungle and visit a temple within the same jungle. Enjoying some waterfalls and a lake called Hinku you reach at Deurali. Stay overnight at Deurali.

Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base camp (4130 M)

Following trails through rugged path, a bit dangerous for avalanches, you will find yourself in Machhapuchhre Base camp with few lodges. From here you will keep on walking up through grassy land for two hours and you are at Annapurna Base Camp. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp

Day 11-12: Acclimatization Day

These days will be for your acclimatization, trainings on using equipments, gears and other necessary elements for mountaineering. You will make strategic planning and build your team work and communications skills good. Most important is that being confident and giving minor care to each aspects remaining safety. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 13-38: Annapurna I (8091 M) Expedition Day

Day 39: Back to Annapurna Base Camp 

Day 40-44: Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara

Day 45: Pokhara Sightseeing (827 M)

Today you will enjoy Pokhara at its best. You are free to excurse there and engage in restaurants, bars, Shopping, Boating and Fishing at Phewa Lake and many more. Overnight at Hotel

Day 46: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1360 M).

You will enjoy Pokhara at its best and comfort yourself with shopping and entertainments, foods and so on and recall what you have achieved from that expedition. and drive back to Kathmandu at night you will have dinner in Nepali kitchen with your team mates with Nepali music. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 47: Departure

Today your Annapurna Expedition comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.so that you can make your travel to Nepal memorable.


Services include:

Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle

 Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.

 Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide. 

Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks

 Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks. 

Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.

 Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.

 Insurance of our field staff.

 Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit) 

Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu flight ticket including 15 kg Baggage’s 

TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)

All additional government tax & Permit.

Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment

Services exclude:

Nepal entry visa fee 

 International / any air fare. 

 Travelers insurance 

 Alcohol, hot and cold drinks) 

 Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 

 All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.

General Information:

A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.

Equipments Required


Trekking Accessories- Trekking Bag pack, Trekking day bag (Small handbag), Trekking stick, Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket, Sleeping bag, etc

Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc

Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.

Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.

Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.

Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.

Gears 

 Climbing Gears

1 Alpine climbing harness.

1 Ascender 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide)

1 Mountaineering axe with leash

1 Pair expedition style gaiters which fit perfectly over your boots

1 Pair of Steel crampons

1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners

2 D-Shaped locking carabineers 

2 Non-locking carabineers

Climbing helmet (optional)

Neck gaiter

Ski goggles (optional) 

 

Body Gears (Synthetic Recommended, No COTTON)

Two T-shirts

Light expedition thermal tops.

Fleece jacket or pullover.

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.

1 pair liner gloves, 1 pair of warm gloves, shell gloves.

Warm wool or synthetic hat to covers your ears, warm neck warmer, 100% glacier glasses, balaclava, headlamps,

2 pair of nylon hiking pants, synthetic underwear’s, 2 pair of trekking pants, waterproof baggages, light long trousers, liner socks, 1pair of sandles, etc.

Optional like Binaculors, stainless steel thermos, hydration bladder, ipods and cards, fav. Snack foods, trekking poles, etc.


 Medicines

 Extra Strength Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules, Diamox, mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, 

Always Drink Safe Water

Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.

About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek

Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.

Travel Insurance

Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

  Washing and Toilet facilities

Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.

 Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.

Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks

You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Treks suggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.

While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.

Trip Facts

 Trip Name: Annapurna Expedition

Trip Duration:  47 Days

Trip Area: Annapurna Region

Maximum Altitude:  8091 M

Minimum Altitude: 827 M

Trip Type: Expedition             

Trip Grade: Difficult

Price: On Request

Suitable For:  Professionals

Best Season: Aug - Dec & Feb - May (12 Month Possible)

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