Annapurna (8091m) Expedition
Annapurna (8091m) Expedition
Annapurna (8091m) Expedition

Annapurna (8091m) Expedition

  • Duration 48 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Ascent Route South Face
  • Elevation 8091 meter
  • Grade Very Tough
  • Group Size 5-12 Pax
  • Price from USD 8900

ABOUT Annapurna (8091m) Expedition

Mount Annapurna I (8091 meter) is situated in mid western part of Nepal. Annapurna range is a series of peaks 55 km long with the highest point, Annapurna I, which stands 8091m in altitude, making it the 10th-highest mountain in the world.Mount Annapurna I is 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.

Mount Annpaurna is derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Anna’ and ‘Purna’ which literally means “full of food” but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga.  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. The expedition trip to climb Mount Annapurna I begins from Kathmandu to Beni through Kaligandaki river.  And this region is protected by Annapurna Conservation Area led by Project (ACAP) and it is largest conservation area in Nepal. Team of Sherpa Shepherds will support all the all members of expedition to climb Mount Annapurna by using their expertise and extensive knowledge of climbing and mountaineering.

Trip Itinerary

  1. 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport, Sherpa Shepherds representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, a Sherpa Shepherds tour manager will brief you about trip, check-up climbing gears and fix time for visit at Ministry of Tourism for permit along other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: No

    Altitude of Kathmandu: 1310 meter

    Drive: 20 min  (airport to hotel)

  2. 2 Check Up Climbing Gears and Briefing at Tourism Ministry

    Today is free day for preparation for Annapurna I Expedition. You’ll have free time to check climbing gears or explore around Kathmandu while the leader will attend the Ministry of Tourism for a formal briefing. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements.  If you explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, you can visit Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items if anything missed. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali****.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

  3. 3 Final Preparation Day

    Nepal is land of many festivals and holidays. And this day is reserve day in case if previous day is holiday in Ministry of Tourism for climbing permit formalities. Also today you can do last minutes shopping if you missed to buy anything for this expedition. If there is no holiday in previous day, you’ll have free time to rest and explore around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

  4. 4 Drive: Kathmandu - Beni

    You will drive from Kathmandu and follow Prithvi Highway. The journey is scenic with views of green hills, forest and river. In about 5hrs, we will reach Pokhara. Beni is 82km far from Pokhara. Driving along the edge of Mardi River, we will reach Beni after passing through Naudanda, Kusma and other villages. The famous bazaar of Beni is located at the junction of Myagdi and Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight in Beni. You’ll be overnight at Lodge.

    Altitude of Beni: 830 meter | Drive: 10 hours |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

     

  5. 5 Drive: Beni-Tatopani and trek to Lete

    First, you will drive to Tatopani (1110 m) and will start your trek to Lete. Overnight at Lodge.

    Altitude of Lete: 2330 meter | Trek: 4 hours |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  6. 6 Trek: Lete - Jungle Camp

    Today after  having a breakfast, you will start your trek to Jungle Camp where you will be staying overnight at tented camp.

    Altitude of Jungle Camp: 2900 meter |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  7. 7 Trek: Jungle Camp - Miristi Khola

    Today you will be trekking to Miristi Khola. Overnight at tented camp.

    Altitude of Miristi Khola: 4260 meter |

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  8. 8 Trek: Miristi Khola - Annapurna Base Camp

    Today after having a breakfast you will start your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.

    Altitude of Annapurna Base Camp: 4200 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  9. 9/41 Mount Annapurna (8091 m) Climbing Period

    This is the climbing period to summit Mount Annapurna. You will be thoroughly guided by our climbing Sherpa guides for successful summit and will trek down to base camp and close our camps after cleaning our areas. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  10. 42 Trek: Annapurna Base Camp - Miristi Khola

    Today after having a breakfast you will start your trek to Miristi Khola. Overnight at tented camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

     

  11. 43 Trek: Miristi Khola - Jungle Camp

    Today you will be trekking down to Jungle Camp where you will stay overnight at tented camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  12. 44 Trek: Jungle Camp - Lete

    Today you will be trekking down to Lete where you will stay overnight at Lodge.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  13. 45 Drive: Lete - Pokhara

    Today you will drive to Pokhara through Beni and stay overnight at Pokhara at Hotel Land Mark*** or similar.

    Included Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

     

  14. 46 Flight: Pokhara - Kathmandu

    Today you will take a flight to Kathmandu and will stay overnight at Hotel Vaishali*** or similar.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

  15. 47 Kathmandu Free Day

    Today is fully free to relax, take shower and chill with beers. And it will be celebration party of successful summit while the tour leader will be visit Ministry of Tourism for formal de-briefing. In the evening Sherpa Shepherds will organize a farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

     

  16. 48 Departure from Kathmandu

    Depending your flight time, Sherpa Shepherds will drop to you airport.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

Trip Cost

Base Camp Services USD per person* See Whats Included
Semi Services USD 8900 per person* See Whats Included
Full Services USD 14900 per person* See Whats Included

*Above trip cost is per person and twin sharing basis. The trip cost is for joining basis. Mini-mum participant to run this trip is 5 person. If no. of participants in this trip is less than 5 persons, Sherpa Shepherds reserves right to cancel or postpone the trip. However if you would like to continue trip even if we do not reach minimum number to run this trip, we can run this trip upon your request. But supplemental charge will be applicable.

Semi Services

  • See what's included

    Ground Transfers:

    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Kathmandu-Beni-Lete by bus with trekking staff + equipment
    • Lete-Beni-Pokhara by bus with trekking staff + Equipment

    Flight & Baggage:

    • Pokhara-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
    • 60 kg per person baggage

    Accommodations:

    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 1 night in Pokhara at Hotel Land Mark or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 3 nights at local lodge at Lete and Beni on twin sharing basis
    • 38 nights in tented camps at base camps on single tent basis

    Meals:

    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel and 1 breakfast in Pokhara hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 3 nights at local lodges and 38 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances

    Permits & Fees:

    • Annapurna I Expedition Permit Fee USD 1800 per person
    • Annapurna National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry

    Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:

    • 1 trekking guide for Beni-BC and BC- Beni
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Beni -BC and BC- Beni

    Equipment at BC:

    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, store tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Gas Heater (for dinning tent only)
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • High Altitude Sherpa USD 3900 per sherpa
    • High Altitude Food, High Tent & Climbing Gears for both member and sherpas
    • Satellite Telephone & Walkie / Talkie
    • Oxygen 4 ltr bottle (New Russian) – USD 550 Per bottle
    • Oxygen 4 ltr. Bottle (Refill in Kathmandu ) – USD 350 per bottle
    • Mask & Regulator (UK –Renting) – USD 450 per set
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 1400 & Non Summit Bonus USD 900 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain € 1000 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter  USD 275 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 60 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Full Services

  • See what's included

    Ground Transfers:

    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Kathmandu-Beni-Lete by bus with trekking staff + equipment
    • Lete-Beni-Pokhara by bus with trekking staff + Equipment

    Flight & Baggage:

    • Pokhara-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
    • 60 kg per person baggage

    Accommodations:

    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 1 night in Pokhara at Hotel Land Mark or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 3 nights at local lodge at Lete and Beni on twin sharing basis
    • 38 nights in tented camps at base camps on single tent basis

    Meals:

    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel and 1 breakfast in Pokhara hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 3 nights at local lodges and 38 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances

    Permits & Fees:

    • Annapurna I Expedition Permit Fee USD 1800 per person
    • Annapurna National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry

    Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:

    • 1 trekking guide for Beni-BC and BC- Beni
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Beni -BC and BC- Beni

    Equipment at BC:

    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent , store tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Gas Heater (for dinning tent only)

    Supporting Staffs in the mountain (Above BC):

    • 1 High Altitude Sherpa for every two members with his daily wages, food, flights, equipment allowance etc.

    Equipment in the mountain (Above BC):

    • High Tents for both member and HA Sherpas
    • High Altitude Food for members and Sherpas
    • Climbing Gear in the mountains such as fixed rope, main rope, snow bars, snow shovel, carabiners etc.
    • 3 bottles oxygen for every member and 2 bottles oxygen for every HA Sherpa
    • One set of mask & regulator for every members and sherpas
    • 1 Satellite Phone, Walki-talkie
    • Cooking set in the mountain such as Epi gases, gas burner, cooking pots etc for members and sherpas

     

  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Additional High Altitude Sherpa USD 3900 per sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus  USD 1400 & Non Summit Bonus USD 900 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain USD 1100 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter USD 275 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 60 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Departure Dates

Trip Dates Trip Status Price (PP)  
05 April 2018 -
22 May 2018
Closed
USD 8900
04 September 2018 -
23 October 2018
Booking Available
USD 8900
05 April 2019 -
22 May 2019
Booking Available
USD 8900
10 September 2019 -
27 October 2019
Booking Available
USD 8900
05 April 2020 -
22 May 2020
Booking Available
USD 8900

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