Trip Overview

Mount Annapurna 8091 meter First Mountain is the second lowest 8000m peak in World and which is situated in Nepal. Annapurna 8091meter was first climbed by a French expedition 1950. There are four summits called Annapurna; the entire massif forms a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara valley. The main summit is to the west of Annapurna sanctuary. A French Expedition led by Maurice Her Zong explored the Kali Gandaki valley in 1950. After descending Dhaulagiri was too difficult, they turned their attention to Annapurna expedition. Hampered by inaccurate maps, they spent considerable time and effort finding a way to the foot of the mountain. They eventually ascended via Miristi Khola to the north face of mount Annapurna on June 1950, just before the start of the Monsoon. The Summiteers suffered frostbite on descends wand were finally evacuated back to the road head in India. Annapurna was not climbed again until 1970, when British army expedition followed essentially the same route as Herzog. At same time Cris Boning led successful British expedition to the very steep and difficult south face. With only 109 ascents, Annapurna has had fewer successful climbs than any other 8000m peak. Normally 2 faces climb Annapurna 1 mountain, one is West south face which is trekking route is fallow Pokhara, Tatopani, Ghasa, Late, Misri Khola and direct to Annapurna Base amp and less popular route is from South side through Annapuna Sanctuary.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Annapurna Expeditions withy optional tour.
Day 04: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
Day 05: Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk 1,940m -04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Chomrong village at 2,170m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,310 – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 via Deurali 3,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 03 hrs with free afternoon.
Day 10: At Annapurna Base Camp rest day for acclimatization and preparation.
Day 11: Climb to Advance High Camp (ABC) at 4,702 m high.
Day 12-13: Rest day for exploration and planning the route for the Big Climb.
Day 14-33: Climbing Expeditions for 20 days.
Day 34: Return back to Base Camp.
Day 35: Cleaning day of the base camp.
Day 36: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m – 06 hrs.
Day 37: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m – 05 hrs.
Day 38: Trek to Potana 1,900 m via Landruk – 06 hrs.
Day 39: Trek to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara – 04 hrs.
Day 40: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 41-42: Free day in Kathmandu to submit expedition report at concern department.
Day 43: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Annapurna I Expedition.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for the climb with optional tour.
We have reserved two full days for Annapurna I Expedition preparation and for paper works, on this free day one can join in our optional tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur full of interest within World Heritage Sites, rest of the day last day shopping for the adventure to Annapurna I.

Day 04: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
Starting this fabulous adventure to Annapurna I Expedition taking a morning drive towards Nepal Mid West with grand views of Ganesh-Langtang Himal, as the drive gets closer towards Pokhara catch the views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Mt. Machhapuchare known as Fish Tail due to its shape.

After exciting scenic drive reaching at Pokhara a famous and popular touristic spot of Nepal Himalaya, blessed with natural wonders of snow capped peaks, rolling green hills and valley with serene lakes, in Pokhara overnight by the Phewa Lake with ample time for short walks around the lake.

(Options by Air taking half hour of scenic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Day 05: Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk 1,940m -04 hrs.
After a wonderful stop at scenic Pokhara, our adventure starts with few hour drives from Pokhara towards mid hills, offering views of Annapurna Himalaya range including the majestic
Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail” as the ride reaches Nayapul (new bridge) situated on Pokhara-Baglung / Beni highway.

From here our walk begins on gradual trail to reach at lovely Bhirethati village, from here our route diverts following the Modi River upstream past farm lands and villages, on leaving the river behind at Syali Bazaar, then starting a long climb on stop steps into farm terraces and Gurung villages of Kimche and slowly walk leads to a large village at Ghandruk, populated with mostly Gurung ethnic tribes.

Here explore around Gurung village, one of the largest village within Annapurna region, where the men folk have long traditions supplying finest soldiers in British and Indian Gorkha Regiments.

At Ghandruk with many good lodges for overnight stay after good walk of few hours, Ghandruk offers views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks with tips of Machhapuchare Himal.

Day 06: Trek to Chomrong village at 2,170m - 06 hrs.
From Ghandruk walk leads up on top of the village and then walking on moderate trail within cool shade of forest, soon leading to an hour climb up at Kimrong ridge, with few lodges and tea-houses after a short rest heading downhill to Kimrong Khola and its beautiful valley for lunch stop.

After lunch few hours uphill haul to reach a ridge of Chomrong village, where walk leads to a short descend reaching another large Gurung village at Chomrong, this is one of last permanent village on route Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.

Chomrong village with lovely lodge with views of beautiful landscapes and snow capped peaks of Annapurna South-Huinchuli and Fish Tail peaks.

Day 07: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,310 - 06 hrs.
With pleasant overnight at Chomrong our route leads downhill to Chomrong River, after crossing a bridge with climb on stone steps to Sinuwa Danda (ridge) with glorious views of surrounding hills and snow clad peaks, here with short rest as the walk leads into serene cool alpine forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines on winding gradual trail.

After a lovely morning walk of few hours then descend into bamboo thickets reaching at Bamboo a settlement with number of lodges within bamboo and alpine woods by the Modi River.

From entering into Modi River gorge, where walk leads to slow climb within forested areas and then finally ending the day walk at Dovan with overnights in this isolated place by the sound of Modi River.

Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 via Deurali 3,200 m - 05 hrs.
From here onward walking into a gorge where the air is much cooler within forest as the walk proceeds with short climb reaching at large overhanging cave known as Hinko, and then walk to Himali Hotel for short rest and refreshment, and then walk leads downhill past old rubble landslides and glaciers by the river Modi, after crossing a small temporary wooden bridge leading to a short climb at Deurali with 5-6 lodges.

At Deurali for lunch the only place with lodge from here onwards into pure wilderness where tree lines declines for smaller alpine bushes and shrubs, as the walk leads to a climb following raging Modi River upstream to reach our overnight halt at Machhapuchare Base Camp.

Located just behind at the bottom of Machhapuchare Himal North Face, this is where Annapurna Sanctuary begins.

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 03 hrs with free afternoon.
After a wonderful morning catching views of Fish Tail and peaks of Annapurna South with Huinchuli including massive Mt. Annapurna I listed as world's tenth highest mountains at 8,091 m high.

Walk leads to a slow climb on grassy slopes to reach a wide plateau into the sanctuary encircled within amphitheatre of high snow clad peaks, and then reaching our main highlight of the adventure at Annapurna Base Camp, the highest spot of the trek at 4,130 m high with sweeping panorama of mountains and glaciers.

Here with enough time to enjoy the views of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft) Vara-Shikar peaks / Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Huin-chuli, Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) with Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) the unclimbed and virgin peak.

Day 10: At Annapurna Base Camp rest day for acclimatization and preparation.
A full rest day for acclimatization and short hike around in this magnificent surrounding within amphitheatre of snow-peaks that extends towards Annapurna I, which is a massive big wall of a mountain with rocks and ice, looking from its base camp within beautiful Annapurna sanctuary.
Here with time for climbing preparation for next day climb to Advance Camp. 

Day 11: Climb to Advance High Camp (ABC) at 4,702 m high.
Trek and climb to Advance Camp where vague trail leads on moraine of ice and small glacial streams, the climb leads higher to camp near the elevation of 5,600m. A tough walk and climb avoiding thin glaciers and crevices on route to Advance Camp.

Day 12-13: Rest day for exploration and planning the route for the Big Climb.
These two days everyone should be busy sorting out gear and equipment for the climb requires minimum 3 camps before the final summit bid.

Our leader and climbing guides will brief you with information regarding the climbing routine and technique required for the climb, here one can practice climb on ice and glaciers beneath the towering Annapurna I.

Day 14-33: Climbing Expeditions for 20 days.
The mountain from North West direction, which was first climbed by late and legendry Maurice Herzog in June 03rd 1950, the very first 8,000 meters mountains climbed even before Everest was been summated which was 3 yrs back after the climb of Annapurna I.

Since then there have been several Expeditions from this route some has acclaimed success many climbers found this peak as a killer mountain just like Nanga Parbat in Karakorum range. For this reason and for safety measure we have reserved 20 days for the climb.

The 1st camp will be set in about 2-3 days and the next camp II and III between weeks; remaining days will be used for proper preparation to summit this tough mountain.
The weather also plays prime factor on the climb, some time unfavorable weather hinder the climbing routine days.

Day 34: Return back to Base Camp.
After a tough and vigorous climb descend back to Base Camp safely, bringing all the gear, used oxygen bottles and camping equipments by this day every member and staff should reach base camp to assist with packing and cleaning the area.

Day 35: Cleaning day of the base camp.
After an adventurous and tough climb feeling in high spirit with great success, at base camp preparation for return journey to Pokhara unto Kathmandu, here sorting out gear and cleaning the surrounding camps leaving nothing but your foot prints and memory only.

Day 36: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m - 06 hrs.
Enjoying amazing views of high giant mountains within Annapurna Sanctuary and its base camp, our return route leads back to Bamboo on the same trail with downhill walk most of the way with few short climb on route to our overnight stop at Bamboo.

Day 37: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m - 05 hrs.
After a refreshing morning with the sound of raging Modi River a short climb to reach into forested areas, where gradual walk leads at Sinuwa Danda with few lodges and views of Chomrong and Ghandruk village in the distance.

From here on long downhill walk to Chomrong River, on crossing a bridge with steep climb to Chomrong village for lunch.

Afternoon with short climb to a ridge and then descend towards Jhinu Danda for overnight stop in one of its lovely nice lodge with afternoon free to enjoy the hot spring which is about 30 minutes down from the lodge by the River Modi.

Day 38: Trek to Potana 1,900 m via Landruk - 06 hrs.
After a pleasant and relaxing time at Jhinu village, morning walks leads to a descend for an hour towards Modi River, on crossing the bridge with short climb to Landruk village, another large Gurung village, from here on gradual winding trail past terraced farm fields and scattered villages with an uphill for 40 minutes to reach at scenic Deurali ridge of above 2,150 m high offering grand views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks.

After Deurali walk all the way to Potana village for overnight stop with superb views of mountains located within forest surrounding.

Day 39: Trek to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.
Morning catching the mountain views, our last walk of this short wonderful trek leads uphill into cool rhododendron forest to Thulo Kharka popularly called Australian Camp, a wonderful spot with grand views of Annapurna Mountains, from here on downhill to reach at Kande village by the road head of Baglung-Pokhara highway.

After completing our marvelous country walk on the high hills of Annapurna and then an hour drive brings you back at picturesque Pokhara with fantastic time on Annapurna Himalayan Trek.

Day 40: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to bus or other smaller vehicle for scenic and exciting drive to Kathmandu as the morning ride leads towards farm villages and towns and driving along the Marysangdi and Trisuli River  toward Mugling Bazaar, and then after an interesting 5-6 hours journey reaching at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

(By Air options of 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu)

Day 41-42: Free day in Kathmandu to submit expedition report at concern department.
Free day for individual activities and shopping and as well to submit expeditions report to concern Nepal Government department, on this day you can book for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Day 43: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Annapurna I Expedition.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Go For Nepal’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B/B basis.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
  • Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff.
  • Permit for expedition crew.
  • Expedition Permit to climb Annapurna
  • All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager).
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free.
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff.
  • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • Ice falls charges · All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 ·
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and member.
  • All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents,
  • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter and 20 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Our service Charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) and re-entry visa fee.
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Emergency/Rescue
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” Section.

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of two or more than two person. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

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Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





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The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

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