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Annapurna Expedition (43 days)

Trip Code:NET-EXP-ANP1

  • Trip Type Camping
  • Duration 43 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 5416 m.
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Land
Annapurna Expedition

Annapurna Expedition

Annapurna IV is considered relatively easier mountain to climb among all the Annapurnas. The normal route is approached from Manang side. It requires two hours walking from the base camp to reach the bottom of the mountain. An approximately 65 - 70 degrees of steep climbing with fixed ropes of around 500 metres has to be used to reach camp I. To reach camp II, another 1000 meters fixed ropes will be required along the ridge involving some stretches of steep climbing. Possibilities of avalanches between Camp I and Camp II is a risk for any mountaineer attempting to climb Annapurna IV.

 Trip code: NET-EXP-ANP1
  Region Annapurna Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 43 days
 Trip Type: Camping
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1
 Max Altitude: 5416 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu. Camping Accomodation during Expedition

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Preparation day for expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar (760m.) takes about seven hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marshyangdi River to Besisahar (823m.). It takes almost seven hours. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Besisahar to Khudi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Khudi to Syange. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Syange to Tal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tal to Bagarchhap. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3155m.) takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point, the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bratang. A short climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Pisang to Hongde. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Hongde to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Base Camp.

Clean Up Base Camp and trek back to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Manang. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Manang to Churi Lattar. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Churi Lattar to Thorong Phedi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath takes about seven hours. You start early today to cross the Thorong La (5416m). The trail becomes steep but as local people have used this trail for hundreds of years, the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, you reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it is compensated with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually, the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m.) takes about approximately five hours. You now begin the descent path down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki and from here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. You continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, complete with a drainage system beneath the flagstone streets. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge and Marpha is particularly well known for its apples, apple cider and apple juice, apricot and peach brandy. Stay overnight at lodge.

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after the trip and frequent change of the weather sometimes prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Free day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly out from Kathmandu.


OPTION I: For full board service arrangements
 
The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (domestic and international) services by private A/C vehicle.
  • 6 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 5 Star standards hotel
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast 4 - 5 star standard hotel
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees
  • A/C Hiace Van transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to 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, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, hot shower  etc.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at Lodges/ Tea Houses during the trek and tents/camp during the climbing
  • 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. Annapurna
  • Entry Permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Annapurna
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 8000 m. summiteers climbing / expedition Guide (Sherpa) per climber
  • Life, medical and evacuation insurance as well as equipments for the guides, porters and other staffs
  • One Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance
  • First aid kit
  • 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 crews at base camp and above as required
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
  • 4 bottle Oxygen for each member & 2 bottles for each Sherpa
  • One set of mask and regulator for all climbers and Sherpa
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger
  • Heater in Base camp in each dining and in other necessary camp
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 as well as Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
  • High altitude food for members and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crews
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
  • Rescue assistance (In case of any emergency during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day

The Trip does not include:
  • Expenses of personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, E-mail, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses
  • Video Filming Fees and Filming Permit
  • Personal Trekking and Expedition Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Garbage Disposal fee of US$3000 per group but refundable after the trip
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
 
Equipments Required
  • Personal Gear: Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multitool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon.
  • Climbing Items: Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device, etc.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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OPTION II: For Base Camp service arrangements
 
The Trip includes following services: 
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (domestic and international) services by private A/C vehicle.
  • 6 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan in a 5 Star standard hotel
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB plan 4 -5 star standard hotel
  • One full-day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees
  • A/C Hiace Van transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to 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, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, hot shower etc.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at Lodges/camp up to the Base Camp
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Annapurna
  • Entry Permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Expedition royalty and permit fee of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Annapurna
  • Life, medical and evacuation insurance as well as equipments for the guides, porters and other staffs
  • One Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance
  • First aid kit
  • Satellite phone for communication available for members with the cost of US$4 per minute call
  • Individual tents for members available in the base camp
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger
  • Heater for dining tent at Base camp and for other necessary tents
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
  • Rescue assistance (In case of any emergency during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Sherpa summit bonus
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 as well as Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses
  • Video Filming Fees & Filming permit (for special camera)
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Walkie-talkies Personal climbing gears
  • Meals above Base camp
  • Oxygen, mask & regulator
  • Garbage Disposal fee of US$3000 per group but refundable after the trip
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Climbing guides above Base Camp

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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