Annapurna Expedition Spring 2014 – 53 Days
Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna lies in the North-central Nepal stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. Annapurna which adjacent to the tourist capital of Nepal Pokhara was the first eight-thousander to be climbed. The four summits with the entire chain of Annapurna form the northern barrier of Pokhara Valley. The main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The mountain has glaciers on its western and north-western slopes which drain into a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kaligandaki River.
However, despite being the first 8,000er to be climber, Annapurna is still one of the least climbed 8,000er peaks. The reason is that all the routes on the mountain pose severe difficulties for climbing. 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 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 02 : 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 03 : 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 04 : 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 05 : Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani Trek.
You trek 6hrs from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m); teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.
Day 06 : 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 07 : 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 08 : Ghasa to Lete Trek
You trek 5hrs from Ghasa to Lete (2480m); teahouse/lodge accommodation full board.
Day 09 : 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 Pokh