Annapurna Expedition 2014

    What's Included?

  • All airport transfers.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Himalayan Wonders's representative.
  • 4 nights on 4 star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • 2 nights on 4 star Hotel accommodation in Pokhara on B/B basis.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Gov. Licensed guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • All trekking and camping equipments i.e. camp furniture, kitchenware, dining and guest tents.
  • Full Board basis while trekking and climbing.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park fee), TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit to climb Mt. Annapurna along southeast ridge route.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty (U$4950).
  • 40kg baggage allowance during ascending and 30kg baggage allowance descending.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by our Guide and available for members cost of US$ 4 per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and kitchen crew up to base camp.
  • All necessary paper work, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation and visa extension (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.


Annapurna is a series of peaks 55 km long with the highest point, Annapurna I, which stands 8091m in altitude, making it the 10th-highest summit in the world, located in a spectacular setup, east of a great gorge cutting through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif lies only 34 km west. Annapurna I was the first 8,000m peak climbed by a French Expedition led by Maurice Herzog, who reached the summit on 3 June 1950. It took 20 years for another team to succeed on the same mountain summit. The 1970 ascent of the South Face of Annapurna by Chris Bonington's team was a landmark in the history of mountaineering. This is a mountain that is among the most familiar of mountains, yet one that is very rarely climbed.

Day 1 - Arrival and Transfer

This day is your arrival date. We welcome and receive you in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight accommodation as booked. (1300M)

Day 2 - Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region

This day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation and last minute shopping and preparation for departure to the trekking and climbing route. You will be kept in get set position.

Day 3 - Kathmandu-Pokhara Drive or Fly

Drive 7hrs from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m). You can take 25min flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara instead. Alternatively we can drive to Tatopani and to shorten the trek by 2 days.

Day 4 - Pokhara-Nayapool-Tikhedhunga Trek

Drive 2hrs from Pokhara to Nayapool (1050m). We trek 5hrs from Nayapul to Tikhedunga (1577m) via Birethanti (1065m); teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.

Day 5 - Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani Trek

You trek 6hrs from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m); teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.

Day 6 - Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tatopani Trek

Before starting 5hrs trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1050m) you will be taken to Poon Hill (3232m) to view all panoramic view of Annapurna (8081m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Fishtail etc with golden sunrise; teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.

Day 7 - Tatopani to Ghasa Trek

Trek 6hrs form Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m). The trek follows the Kali Gandaki valley; you will enjoy a beautiful day’s walking along the Kali Gandaki riverside, slowly climbing into sub-tropical flora zone; teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.

Day 8 - Ghasa to Lete Trek

You trek 5hrs from Ghasa to Lete (2480m); teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.

Day 9 - Lete to Thulobugin Trek

Trek 4hrs from Lete to Thulobugin (3260); overnight in our tented camp full board basis.

Day 10 - Thulobugin to Hum Khola Trek

Trek 6hrs from Thulobugin to Hum Khola (4286m) via Topridge (4570m); overnight in our tented camp full board basis.

Day 11 - Hum Khola to Miristi Khola Trek

Trek 5hrs from Hum Khola to Miristi Khola (4130m); overnight in our tented camp full board basis.

Day 12 - Miristi Khola to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Today you reach in the main base (4190m) for Annapurna Expedition via trek from Miristi Khola for camping.

Day 13-45 - Annapurna Summit Climbing Period

These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Annapurna. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the higher camp to be closer to the summit of (8091m) where you will be provided food for high altitude. We are allowed to trek from lower to upper camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit. Here you get full board service with tented camp accommodation.

Day 46 - Trek down from base camp to Miristi Khola

After a successful summit of Mt. Annapurna (hopefully), you will be taken back to via trek 4hrs from Base Camp to Miristi Khola (4190m); overnight in our tented camp full board basis.

Day 47 - Miristi Khola to Thulobugin trek

You trek back 6hrs from Miristi Khola to Thulobugin (3260m); overnight in our tented camp full board basis.

Day 48 - Thulobugin to Lete Trek

You trek 4hrs from Thulobugin to Lete (2480m); teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.

Day 49 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla Trek

You trek 4hrs from Lete to Ghasa (2010m); teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.

Day 50 - Ghasa to Tatopani Trek

Today, you trek 5hrs from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m). The trail descends steeply up to Rukse Chhahara (see amazingly scenic Rukse Waterfalls) the deepest gorge in the world, between Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri and then Drive to Pokhara; overnight BB Plan Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.

Day 51 - Fly Back to Kathmandu

Drive 7hrs from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus. You can take 25min flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu instead; overnight BB Plan Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

Day 52: The Leisure day and sightseeing

This day we take you for sightseeing in and around Kathmandu (Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath) and Farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant.

Day 53 - Transfer for Final Departure

This is the day that we are really missing you. We transfer you to the airport or any port for final departure or alternatively join other activities.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except farewell dinner).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Laundry Expenses.
  • Expenses incurred towards phone calls and Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gear.
  • Extra services, products or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses out of unforeseen situations i.e. landslides, strikes etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines and Medical expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Walkie talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in "The Inclusions" Section.
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Faq

   What is the physical conditioning level needed for this climb?
Climbers must be in excellent physical condition. This is a long expedition requiring patience, stamina, mental fortitude, and strong willpower. Summit day can be 20 hours long.
   What is the skill level of this climb?
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length. For Everest we strongly recommend previous high altitude climb.
   Any tips on how a climber can maximize their chances of success?
Along with the required climbing skills, review cardio training. We strongly recommend following the advice of our guides to acclimatize properly.
   What is the best time to climb?
Spring, April - May.
   Will I be sharing a tent or a room?
During the trek we will be lodging in teahouses. Climbers will be either sharing a teahouse room or may have a private room each climber will have their own tent in Base Camp. Above BC in camps I-IV, climbers will be sharing tents.
   How much will my pack weigh?
While trekking our team members will only be carrying their personal belongings . At no point do we carry camping gear or equipment for overnight during the trek. Daypacks will weigh no more than 20 lbs. However, when higher than BC you be carrying packs that weigh 20 - 30 lbs.
   What gear will I need?
Please review tour equipment list section
   Any further advice on gear and using your gear list?
While all items are required there may be times when some of the items on the gear list may not be used (such as warm weather or changing conditions). The gear lists are created by the guides to assist in having climbers be prepared to summit in any conditions. We look to work with each climber individually.
   How is drinking water treated?
On our expeditions bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
   What will the meals on the expedition be like?
While trekking we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups, pastas and noodles and rice dishes. While in Base Camp, Meals in the mountains consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates, as our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations and to compensate the increase in caloric need that high altitude climbing involves. We try to make meals varied and as normal as possible.
   Is there any communication while we are on the mountain?
In Kathmandu telephones and internet access are readily available. Our guides will carry satellite phones in the mountains. The quality of the reception varies from location to location. Our Everest expedition generally has email access as well. In remote communication areas the only option would be a satellite phone.
   How much should I tip my guide and staff?
More information about tipping will be sent as we get closer to departure.