Annapurna is an enormous 55 km. long Himalayan massif which highest point Annapurna I, a stunning peak stands at 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 the peak in 1978. The Annapurnas are considered the world's most dangerous mountains to climb due to the peaks prone to avalanches and the high rate of fatality.
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.
1. Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( sirdar, 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. Accommodation at 3 and 4 star hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan
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 operation
( Basic logistic support starts with US $ 3700. per person for the group of 4 pax. )
• LOGISTIC SUPPORT
US $ 6890. per person for the group of 4 – 6 pax
US $ 4650. per person for the group of 7 – 12 pax