Expedition in Nepal

Overview

Mount Annapurna south expedition (7219m) is lies in the heart of the Annapurna Himalayan Range and is situated a spectacular ridge that attractive location of the IV Mountain is between Annapurna II and Annapurna III. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which is translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga. Annapurna South was first climbed in 1964 by a Japanese expedition, via the North Ridge. Mt. Annapurna south expedition offer two different ways for Annapurna south expedition from Annapurna base camp side and east to north route. 

The main South Annapurna summit offer an amazing wall of the mountain ridges are Annapurna I (8091m) which was first climbed by Maurice Herzog of France in 3 June 1950 via North Face. Annapurna II (7937m) which was first climbed in 1960 by a British team led by Jimmy Roberts, via the West Ridge. Annapurna III (7555m) which was first climbed in 1961 by an Indian expedition led by Capt.Mohan Singh Kohli, via the Northeast Face. Annapurna IV (7525m) which was first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition led by Heinz Steinmetz, via the North Face and Northwest Ridge. Gangapurna (7454m) which was first climbed in 1965 by a German expedition led by Günther Hauser, via the East Ridge. Hiunchuli (6,441m) which was first climbed in 1971 by an expedition U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Craig Anderson and Machapuchare (6,993m) is another important peak of the Annapurna Himal, though it just misses the 7,000 meter mark and Dhaulagri also lies to the west of Annapurna region, while the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki River lies far below of Annapurna Mountains.

Annapurna south expedition commences Nayapul/Phedi after driving one and half hour from Pokhara. On this expedition, our guide will take you on well off the beaten trail, on to long, remote mountain ridges, through exposit forest and to visit traditional villages. Views of the Annapurna and the gigantic mass of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre are utterly breathtaking and complement many of our phenomenal campsites during this classic trekking and expedition of Annapurna South. After finished the Annapurna south expedition, trekking through Ghorepani Poon Hill or Ghandrung village to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara.

Highlights

* Rim of the Kathmandu valley excursion
* Summit Mount Annapurna South (7219m)
* Breathtaking views of Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Gangapurna 7455m, Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6336m and other surrounding high peaks.
* Opportunity to explore the Annapurna Region’s rich flora and fauna including its welcoming and friendly people, their culture and tradition.
* Gain an adventure and thrill-filled climbing experience of over 7000 meters for a life time achievement.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 02: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Annapurna South expedition
  • Day 03: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for South Annapurna expedition
  • Day 04: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (820m)
  • Day 05: Pokhara drive to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Pothana (1800m)
  • Day 06: Pothana trek to Chhomorong (170m)
  • Day 07: Chhomorong trek to Dovan (2505m)
  • Day 08: Dovan trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp (3700m)
  • Day 09: Machhapuchare BC trek to Annapurna base camp (4200m)
  • Day 10: Set up base camp to Advance base camp (4800m)
  • Day 11: Climbing training day in base camp
  • Day 12-26: Climbing Period of South Annapurna Camp – I (5700m), Camp II (5970m), Camp III (6400m), and Summit South Annapurna
  • Day 27: Base camp cleaning and packing
  • Day 28: Base Camp trek down to Himalayan Hotel (2920m)
  • Day 29: Himalayan Hotel trek to Chhomorong village (2170m)
  • Day 30: Chhomorong village trek to Ghandrung (1940m)
  • Day 31: Ghandrung biking to Nayapul (1070m) and drive to Pokhara (820m) 4-hrs.
  • Day 32: Pokhara drive to Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 33: Leisure day and official procedure to collect garbage deposit
  • Day 34: Leisure day in Kathmandu
  • Day 35: Departure day

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Climbing
Trip Duration 35 Days
Trip code NAP-ANS - 123
Trip Start/Ends Pokhara- Dhampus Phedi/Birethanti,-Pokhara
Maximum Altitude Summit (7219m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 passengers
Accessibillity Kathmandu drive to Pokhara, after completing expedition return to Kathmandu
The Route South Face (First ascent in 1960 by a British team led by Jimmy Roberts, via the West Ridge.).
Season May-July / Sept-Dec
Permit Fee Mt. South Annapurna Expedition USD 500 on Spring season, USD 250 on Autumn season, USD 125 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 South Annapurna 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 26 nights lodges/tent during trekking and expedition period. 
  • • Food: Full board on tented [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and expedition upto Annapurna South base camp and 8 /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 InsuranceAll 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.

TippingIt'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 South 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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