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Annapurna Expedition

Annapurna expedition is considered one of the tecnically difficult and challenging expeditions in Nepal. Itis an enormous 55 km. long Himalayan massif whith highest point Annapurna I, a stunning peak of 8,091m. making the 10th highest mountain in the world. It is located east of Kali Gandaki Gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kali Gandaki River which separates from the Dhaulagiri Massif. Its glaciers on western and northwestern slopes drain into this gorge. It became the first 8000m. peak to be successfully clmbed in 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Luis Lachenal of a French expedition.

The third ascent in 1970 by Don Whillans and Dougal Haston members of a British expedition led by Chris Bonington is considered a very important ascent as they climbed the south face of Annapurna taking the very diffuclt route of climbing left pillar of south wall. Since then many new routes have been climbed: second ascent of summit 8051(little bit east from main summit) made in 1981 by Maciej Berbeka and Boguslaw Probulski via right south pillar, Reinhold Messner's route from the north-west side(1985) and Kukuczka and Hajzer's route on east ridge of east summit of Annapurna(8010) on October 1988. It is notable that the team comprised of all women climbed Annapurna I in 1978. Annapurna expediiton is considered one of the world's most dangerous expeditions due to the peak prone to avalanches and the high rate of fatality. Not only the climbing on Annapurna I, the climbing on other Annapurnas pose a great challange to the mountaineers of the world.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and hotel transfer
    Day 02 – 03: Official formalities and expedition preparation
    Day 04: Drive to Beni.
    Day 05: Trek to Tatopani
    Day 06: Trek to Ghasa
    Day 07: Trek to Lete
    Day 08: Thulo Bugin
    Day 09: Trek to Thulo Bugin Pass
    Day 10: Trek to Mristi Khola
    Day 11: Trek to Base camp
    Day 12 – 50: Climbing
    Day 51: Trek to Thulo Bugin
    Day 52: Trek to Lete
    Day 53: Trek to Tatopani
    Day 54: Trek to Beni
    Day 55: Drive back to Kathmandu
    Day 56: Free day in Kathmandu
    Day 57: Airport transfer for return flight.
  • Cost Includes

    1.    Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( Trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
    2.    Food and fuel at the base camp
    3.    All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
    4.    Trek support for climbing members from Beni - base camp – Beni  
    5.    Porters to carry loads from Beni - base camp – Beni
    6.    Royalty and peak permit
    7.    Airport arrival and departure
    8.    land transportation from Kathmandu – Beni – Kathmandu
    9.    Jomsom – Pokhara flight fare
    10.    Accommodation at hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan


    Cost Excludes

    1.    High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
    2.    Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp
    3.    Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue evacuation
    4.    Any additional cost cured due to domestic flight delay or cancellation.
    5.    Meals while staying in Kathmandu.
    6.    Gratuity to trekking and expedition staff

 

 

Note: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu - Lukla or vice versa. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. Great Himalayan Guide can arrange you cultural / adventure tours ( such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, ) with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back. If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions.Great Himalayan Guide will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.