Expedition in Nepal

Overview

Mount Annapurna I expedition begins after the arrival of all climbers in Kathmandu, the group will meet up with the staffs of Nepal Adventure Point for introduction and briefing about the trip. The next day is the day for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will be taken around for a tour of Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Swoyambhunath - the monkey temple. This tour will help you to understand about the historical and cultural background of Nepal, Kathmandu valley and the people of Nepal. The next couple of days are for checking equipments, final preparations, packing and other necessary document for Mount Annapurna I expedition.

After official procedure we have scheduled flight or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu on a popular city of Lake valley then commence trek to Pothana and trek towards Chhomorong via Landrung village. From Chhomorong we take through Dovan, Himalayan Hotel, Machhapuchare base camp, Annapurna base camp then head towards Annapurna I base camp. We spend couple of day at base camp for climbing training such as; how to use Oxygen, mask and regulator.

On Mount Everest Expedition normally, four camps will be set up for the climbing. Advance base camp will be set up at 5,200m. This is used for depositing the stuff and not as camping due to avalanche danger. Camp I will be set up (5,600m) which requires climbing towards the east from the Advance Base Camp. Camp II will be fixed (6,400m). This will require stretches of steep climbing. From Camp II, we climb towards west side with steep climbing and arrived Camp III (6800m). We then climb towards the North side. When we get over the ridge, we will have to be very careful climbing over the ridge and probably, we will have to face strong wind while climbing and arrive at Camp IV, (7,500m). The climbing of this section is considered the most difficult in the expedition. Then we will push the summit and return to Camp III if everything goes well as planned. If we could not approach the summit from Camp IV due to bad weather or other reasons, we will have to fix bivouac (7,900m) and next day try to push to the summit. After summit you start to trek back through Bamboo, Chomrong, Ghandrung and finally drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul then return to Kathmandu and the farewell dinner will be at typical Nepali restaurant enjoying together with Nepali culture show program.

Highlights

* Rim of the Kathmandu valley excursion
* Summit Mount Annapurna I (8091m), 10th highest mountain of the world
* Magnificent views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli and several peaks within Annapurna Mountain Ranges.
* Explore the cultural and traditional villages, including the region’s flora and fauna in one of the most enchanting spot on Planet.
* Opportunity to gain a life time mountaineering experience.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 02: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Annapurna I expedition
  • Day 03: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Annapurna I expedition
  • Day 04: Kathmandu drive to Beni via Pokhara and trek to Raughat (830m)
  • Day 05: Raughat walking through the Kaligandiki river to reach Tatopani (1189m)
  • Day 06: Tatopani walking through Kaligandaki gorge valley to reach Ghasa (2012m)
  • Day 07: Ghasa trek to Lete (Ghasa is entry point of Mustang region) (2480m)
  • Day 08: Lete trek to Thulo Bugin (4281m)
  • Day 09: Thulo Bugin trek to Mristi Khola (4675m)
  • Day 10: Mristi Khola trek to Annapurna base camp (5200m)
  • Day 11: Climbing training at base camp
  • Day 12: Climbing training at base camp
  • Day 13-43: Climbing Period of Annapurna I Camp – I (5600m), Camp II (6200m), Camp III (6800m), and Camp IV (7500m) Summit (8091m).
  • Day 44: Base camp cleaning and packing
  • Day 45: Base camp trek back to Thulo Bugin (4281m)
  • Day 46: Thulo Bugin trek back to Lete (2480m)
  • Day 47: Lete trek to Tatopani (1190m)
  • Day 48: Tatopani trek to Beni (830m)
  • Day 49: Beni drive to Kathmandu via Pokhara (1317m)
  • Day 50: Leisure day and official procedure to collect garbage deposit
  • Day 51: Leisure day and official procedure to collect garbage deposit
  • Day 52: Departure from Kathmandu

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Climbing
Trip Duration 52 Days
Trip code NAP-ANN - 121
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Beni/Beni-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Summit (8091m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 passengers
Accessibillity Kathmandu drive to Beni Bazzar via Pokhara, after completing expedition drive back to Kathmandu
The Route North Face (First ascent by Maurice Herzog of France in 3 June 1950).
Season May-July / Sept-Dec
Permit Fee Mt. Annapurna I Expedition USD 1800 on Spring season, USD 900 on Autumn season, USD 450 on Winter/Summer
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Cost Included

  • Fee: Royalty fee of Annapurna I expedition, national park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing, trekking and expedition as per the guideline itinerary. 
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilizes upto higher camp for members, staffs and common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc. 
  • Accommodation: 6 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara in a tourist class hotel and 36 nights lodges/tent during trekking and expedition period. 
  • Food: Full board on tented [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and expedition upto Annapurna I base camp and 6 /lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Staffs: Trekking Leader/Guide, high altitude Sherpa, Liaison officer and necessary supporter for expedition
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head and gear cargo by land transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And food, air and road-head transportation, equipments, daily allowance for climbing Sherpa, Liaison officer, cook, kitchen boy, insurance for climbing Sherpas, Liaison officer, cook, Kitchen boy, local porters, Walkie-talkie for each member for use during the course of the expedition, Generator or Solar panel at base camp for power supply and Gamow bag at the base camp.

Cost Excluded

  • International flight and departure taxes
  • Original entry visa into Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner while in city 
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance covering such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Related charges for communication equipment and filming applied as per regulation
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air/road cargo.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls etc.
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Garbage fee (Refundable)
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking and expedition crews
  • All monastery & temple entrance fee, while you are in city sightseeing
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

Trekking and Climbing Equipment
* Trekking, climbing boots
* Sandals for Camp
* Water bottle
* Swiss army knife
* Flashlight with spare batteries
* Sunglasses and Sun cream
* Personal medical supplies
* Wind proof down jacket
* Woolen T-shirt/base layer
* Shorts / skirt for sunny days
* Thermal long underwear
* Towel
* Day pack, Rucksack or Duffel bag Warm woolen hat
* T-shirts
* A thick pullover/fleece
* Trousers / track suit or long pants
* Warm socks
* Sun protection hate
* Gloves

Personal Equipments
* Harness and Crampons
* Ice-axe and Safety Rope
* Climbing Boots
* Carabineer locks and unlock
* Ascent and Descanter Zoomer
* Expedition quality Sleeping bag and Jacket

Group Equipments
* Fixed Rope – 250m
* Main Rope - 50m
* Snow Bar -5
* Ice Hammer-1
* Carabineer
* Tent (2men)

Trip Members' Responsibility: Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. We are also happy to discuss the trip with you. Trip members are responsible for preparing for the trip by studying the detailed itinerary and for bringing the appropriate clothing and equipment as advised.

Travel Insurance: All participants in a Nepal Adventure Point trek must have travel insurance. This will protect you against the risk of comprehensive expenses which may result due to medical emergencies or accidents. This insurance should include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs.  Please be noted that we don't arrange or sell insurance and it is best to arrange this in your home country.

Rescue and Emergency Evacuation: In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu. If you have no communication equipments, ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, you are required to send name of the sick person and exact location from where helicopter can airlift you.

Note: Do not leave the place although you are getting better once you have ordered helicopter.

Tipping: It's not compulsory but tipping the porters and guides is customary and always greatly appreciated. A rough guideline is US$ 5-7 per person a day for trekking and Climbing guide and US$ 4-6 per person a day for the team supporters, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Note: If the Annapurna (I) Expedition will be finished earlier than the estimated itinerary or cancelled the expedition due to any reason, the expedition package cost will not be refundable. Incase if some of the member are fallen sick during the expedition tenure and return to Kathmandu personally, they should bear all of the travel expenses to Kathmandu by them self. The company will not be responsible for there sickness and cancelled expenses.

Member are allowed to carry only up to 60KG climbing gears and food along with them and the which includes in the package cost, but if the members climbing gears are more than 60 KG than they should pay extra USD 350.00 for per porter or pack animals load by them selves.

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