Annapurna expedition

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The Annapurna expedition is an outrageous climbing adventure in one of the most remote location of the world renowned for its unspoiled nature, society and civilization. The Annapurna Himalaya range is home of 16peak of 6000meters and 13 peaks of 7000meters along with small peaks of 5000meters and below. The Annapurna massif residing towards the northern central side of Nepal is famed for its Annapurna I peak of 8091meters elevation which is tenth highest summit of the world. Annapurna Himalaya range covers the 55 kilometers of area enclosed by Pokhara city on the south, Marshyangdi River on the north and Kali Gandaki River on the west. There is a hidden valley on the foothills of Annapurna known as Annapurna Sanctuary which resembles a water sink.

The Annapurna expedition travels through the traditional salt trading route of Nepal and Tibet which is the oldest of the country. The Annapurna region is the shelter for Hinduism, Bon-Po religion, Buddhism, Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism along with other ancient traditional highland society and tribes. The climbers pass through the Valley of Marshyandi River towards the northern zone on the foothills of Annapurna massif. The regular mapped route for Annapurna climbing expedition is done from the northeast ridge of western side. The Annapurna expedition required three high camps beside the base camp. During Camp I till Camp II there is a risky zone with a very unstable glacier that is always ready to crash which is the main reason for avalanche in this region. There is a challenging climbing over the 72 degrees of steep ice done with fixed ropes with crashing risk. The final climb from Camp-II towards Camp-III requires navigational switchbacks over the snow arena leading towards the summit above the uncovered ridge that doesn’t need ropes. The successful ascent on the summit is done on the free climbing over top. The climber can descend their way back to base camp following the same route they came for safe descent or they can followed other routes if they have earlier plans.

 

Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)

Day 02:Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing./Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes approximately six hours. over night at pokhara/Day 04:Drive from Pokhara (915m.) to Nayapool (1050m) by car, which takes approximately one and half-hours. We may start your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes approximately four and half hours.

Day 05:Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m), which takes approximately six hours.

Day 06:Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tatopani (2520m), which takes approximately five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machapuchere (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks./Day 07:Trek Form Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m). Which takes approximately Six-hours.

Day 08:Trek from Ghasa to Lete (2480m), which takes about five hours.

Day 09:Trek from Lete toThulo Bugin(3260) and overnight in our jungle camp

Day 10:Trek from Thulo Bugin to hum Khola(4286m) via topridge(4570m),which takes about six hours.

Day 11:Trek from Hum Khola to Miristi Khola(4130m),Which Takes about five hours.

Day 12:Trek from Miristi Khola to Base Camp(4190m)

Day 13-45:Climbing period (summit period for Annapurna First 8091m.)/Day 46:Trek from Base Camp to Miristi Khola(4190m) ,which takes about four and half hours./Day 47:Trek from miristi Khola to Thulo Bugin(3260m) ,which takes about six hours./Day 48:Trek from Thulo Bugin to Lete(2480m),which takes about four hours.

Day 49:Trek from Lete to Ghasa(2010m) which takes about four hours.

Day 50:Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 51:Trek from Tatopani to Beni (875m), approximately five hours and then Drive to Pokhara(80km,2 hours drive)

Day 52:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.

Day 53:Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu. Moreover, Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 54:Final departure ,or alternative Join other activities

Include Exclude

Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport (by Non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Snowy Horizon’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • 4 Nights accommodations at 4 Star hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • 2 Nights 4 star accommodation in Pokhara on B/B basic
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Durbar Square).
  • Local English-speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Everest.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Annapurna along southeast ridge route.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty;
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteer Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags.
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • high altitude food for member and sherpa including drinks and cooking crew
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary