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Annapurna Expedition

Trip Overview

Annapurna I (8091m/26,545ft.) is the world's tenth highest peak and Nepal's eighth highest peak. Annapurna I is the lowest 8000m peak, but it is also one of the most difficult peaks to climb in the Himalayas. Strictly closed to foreigners until 1948, Annapurna (8,091 m.) was the first foreign nationals in 1949, when we allowed The Annapurna Expedition to a group of American ornithologists, followed by a team of Swiss climbers led by Rene Dittert. The team explored the breathtaking Himalayas of this country's northeast. The then-Nepalese government granted permission to the French Federation de la Montagne in 1949 to climb one of Nepal's highest peaks.

The name 'Annapurna' is formed of the words 'Anna' and 'Purna,' which mean "filled with foods/grains." The goddess 'Durga,' the Hindu Divine Mother Goddess, also inspired the name Annapurna.

Annapurna I was the first mountain peak over 8000 meters to be climbed On June 3, 1950 by French climbers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal. It wasn't until 1970 that it became a reality. Based on the number of fatalities, the Annapurna Expedition is regarded as the most dangerous Himalayan peak to climb. Annapurna has had a less successful attempt and is regarded as a difficult mountain peak to climb. 

The Annapurna Expedition was re-summoned from its Northwest Ridge. The exact site of the peak can be found at the coordinates 28°35'45"N83°49'20"E. Annapurna I (8091m/26,545ft), Annapurna II (7937m/26,040ft), Annapurna III (7555m/24,786ft), Annapurna IV (7525m/24,688ft), Gangapurna (7455m/24,457ft), and Annapurna South (7219m/23,684ft) are the six major peaks.

The south face of Annapurna is less popular among climbers than the north face. Our itinerary also includes visits to Ghasa, Thulo Bugin, Mristi Khola, and Annapurna Base Camp on the north/northwestern face.



When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our representative will meet you and welcome you to Nepal before transporting you to the hotel. After completing the check-in process, you can rest and relax at the hotel. After a short rest, we will take you on a short Thamel tour. After roaming around for a while, you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing. Overnight stay in a hotel.If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted for tomorrow.
Tour Duration: 4 Hrs. After having breakfast, we will proceed for the sightseeing. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Shiva temples in Nepal, located alongside the Baghmati River. One of the most important Hindu temples in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is designed in the manner of a golden pagoda and has silver doors. Around the month of February/March, a large fair commemorates Shivaratri. Bouddhanath Stupa located in Kathmandu's east, this stupa is regarded one of the world's largest Buddhist stupas. It stands with four pairs of eyes in each of the four directions, keeping an eye out for good deeds and human success. This magnificent Stupa was built by King Man Deva on the instruction of the Goddess Mani Jogini. The Mahayana philosophy is reflected in the Stupa. After back from tour, you have some times for rest and prepare your gear and so on. Overnight in hotel.
Preparation of the Climb:
The journey to Beni takes you along the rivers of the mid-hill area highway, which is both adventurous and picturesque. Because the route is usually narrow and has many twists, the journey takes a lengthy time. Overnight stay in a local hotel.
We set off for Tatopani (literally mean hot water). On the Kali Gandaki River's bank, Tatopani is the most popular hot spring destination. Bathing in a hot spring pool is claimed to aid in the treatment of a number of skin ailments. Spend the night in a hotel.
We take a walk along the Kali Gandaki River, passing by various minor streams along the way. The world's deepest gorge, Ghasa, is said to be the world's deepest gorge. The deepest valley in the world was formed by two 8000-meter peaks, Dhaulagiri on the left and Annapurna I on the right. Spend the night in a hotel.
We hike from Ghasa to Lete. The trail gradually climbs steeply along the Kali Gandaki's side. The trekking through the pine forest is lovely, with a view of the Himalayan peaks.
Today we trek towards to Thulo Bugin from lete. After reaching there we will stay in the tented camp overnight.
We trek towards to Thulo Bugin Pass and then stay overnight in the tented camp in the side of river bank.
We head forwards to Mristi Khola from Thulo Bugin pass after having our lunch and overnight stay in a tented camp in the river bank.
Today we will be trekking up to Annapurna Base Camp and overnight stay in the tented camp.
We use these days to build up numerous camps in preparation for ascending the Annapurna. All of the tented camps, meals, climbing, and other details are taken care of by our Sherpa, crew, and staff. Allow ample time for acclimatization before attempting the challenging Annapurna I mountain. Return to Base Camp after summiting.
Today we will spend the rest of the day cleaning up the campsite and enjoying the time over there.
We will trek back after downwards after our summit of Annapurna. We trek back to Thulo Bugin and overnight stay in the tented camp.
We will trek back towards to Lete and overnight stay in the Hotel.
We make our ways frowards to Tukuche or Marpha along the river Kali Gandaki. The trail is beautiful in the river’s sandy beach. The view of Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna is stunning during the walk. Overnight in a hotel.
We will walk from Tukuche or Marpha, we will head towards to Jomsom which is short walking towards to the windy town. Enjoy the beautiful scenery around the Jomsom and have some local delicious food and enjoy your time over there staying in local lodge.
Early in the morning, we will fly to Pokhara by small aircraft with majestic mountains. You will be flying above the World’s deepest Gorge. And relax whole day in Pokhara Hotel. Or stroll around Lakeside city with fascinating mountains panorama view and nature charming.
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own or if you want we can suggest some of the nearest place to hangout for the rest of the day.
We will roam around the local town in Kathmandu to explore the historical, cultural, and spiritual affluence to uncover the social and historical mysteries to view the artistic Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour to capture photographs of the centuries-old monuments and historical crafts in Kathmandu. We visit the Ason Local Market, the glass beads market at Indrachowk, the oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and the Hidden Stupa, among other places. Then we make our way to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The visit to the temple of the living goddess "Kumari" is the most unique experience in the square. Overnight stay in hotel.
As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kathmandu 3 hours prior to the flight time and your tour ends here. We will wish you luck and hope to see you soon.

What is Included?

    1.    All required pickup & Drop transfers.
    2.    All food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
    3.    Accommodation in Hotel and tented camps as required.
    4.    Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
    5.    All transportation.
    6.    Trekking permit.
    7.    Climbing permits and other required documentations
    8.    Five nights Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.
    9.    Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
    10.  All temples Entry Permit in kathmandu.
    11.  All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear,
           transport etc for Nepalese staff.
    12.  All taxes.
    13.  Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs.


What is Excluded?

    1.    Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, and any kind
           of unforeseen & personal expenses
    2.    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.


Equipment Checklist

Boots, Crampons, Gaiters

Light hiking boots

8000m climbing boots


Crampons (step-in bindings preferred)


Climbing Tools

Ice Axe: (standard; around 65-70 cm, depending on height)

Seat harness

Locking carabineers : 6 (Automatic locking type with large pear shape)

2 folding- ski pole


Technical Clothing’s

Polypro or Capaline long underwear (4sets)

Pile jacket and pants (pants must have full separating side zips)

GoreTex shells (top and bottoms, bottoms must have full separating side zips)

Down jacket (medium & heavy weight)

Mitts & Gloves

Light synthetic gloves - 3pr (Capaline or polypropaline)

Wool (or pile) mitts and Gor-Tex overmitts


Wool or pile socks (6pr light liners, 4pr heavy liners)


Head lamp (spare bulbs and batteries)

Glacier - sun glasses

Wool or pile hat



Sleeping bag (expedition quality, rated to  -15 & 40F)

Sleeping pads (2)



Backpack: Internal frame pack 5,000

Pee bottle (one-liter largemouth)

Water bottles (2 one-liter largemouth)

Sunscreen (maximum block)

Lip sunscreen



Large duffel bag for transporting all your gear at airports and on pack animals.

Toiletry bag          

Travel clothes

Personal first aid kit

Small day pack: for trekking days (optional)


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