Annapurna Expedition

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US $15000/person


41 Days

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Challenging and Technical

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2-6 Persons

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Annapurna-I is a majestic peak located in the Himalayas of north-central Nepal. It stands tall at an elevation of 8,091m (26,545ft) above sea level and is considered the tenth-highest mountain in the world. The mountain is part of the Annapurna Massif, which is a range of peaks that includes several mountains over 7,000m (22,966ft). 
Annapurna-I is known to be one of the most challenging and dangerous mountains to climb due to its steep and exposed routes, frequent avalanches, landslides, and other hazards that occur on its slopes. It rises east of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, which separates it from the Annapurna massif, located 34 km to the west. The gorge between the two is considered the deepest on Earth. The name Annapurna comes from Sanskrit, which means “full of food” and is usually translated as the goddess of the Harvests.
The mountain was first attempted by a British expedition in 1950, but the team was forced to turn back due to the difficult conditions and lack of resources. However, the mountain was eventually successfully summited on 03 June 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog. The team included Louis Lachenal, Marcel Ichac, Jean Couzy, and Gaston Rébuffat. It was the first 8,000-meter peak to be successfully climbed, and its summit was the highest attained on Earth for three years until the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.
Climbing Annapurna-I requires a high level of physical fitness, technical climbing skills, and experience in high-altitude mountaineering. Proper acclimatization to the altitude, the right gear, and preparation for the risks of avalanches, landslides, and other hazards are essential. Climbing to the summit of such a mountain can also be an intense and profound way to experience the beauty and majesty of nature. The views from the summit are said to be breathtaking, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.                    The Annapurna-I expedition organized by Deepak Adventure Travel and Tours will commence in mid-March from Kathmandu. You will be given a few days to prepare your equipment and paperwork before travelling to Pokhara via flight or drive. From there, you will trek or take a Heli flight from Dana to base camp, as per the program. We will establish four camps, and frequent rotations will be done to each camp to ensure the best acclimatization. The base camp is usually set at (4,190m/13,747ft), Camp I at (5,150m/16,896ft), Camp II (5,700m/18,700ft), and Camp III (6,500m/21,325ft), Camp IV (7,400m/24,278ft) and Mt. Summit Annapurna (8,091m/26,545ft). It is important to note that Annapurna is one of the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb, alongside K2, with a high fatality-to-summit ratio.                                                              Why are you planning to climb Mt. Annapurna Exped with Deepak Adventure Travel and Tours?                        We’ve got you covered. We have an experienced and friendly team of climbing Sherpa guides, kitchen staff, and a basecamp manager who are all highly qualified professionals. Our team is fully equipped with all necessary climbing equipment, and we provide logistic support for both base camp and higher camps. 
Your safety is our top priority, and we take all necessary steps to minimize risks and ensure your well-being. We offer a variety of itineraries that cater to different abilities and interests, so you can choose the option that best suits you. We have access to hi-tech weather forecasting and communication systems, so you can stay informed throughout your climb.     

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Annapurna Expedition
Annapurna Expedition
 Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2: Briefing and preparing for the expedition
Day 3: Flying to Pokhara
Day 4: Driving to Tatopani
Day 5: Flying to Annapurna I Basecamp via helicopter, camp will be set
Day 6-37: Climbing Mt.Annapurna and returning back to Basecamp
Day 38: Flying back to Tatopani via helicopter
Day 39: Driving back to Pokhara and then catching flight to Kathmandu
Day 40: Exploring Kathmandu
Day 41: Returning home

If needed, we also offer an easy helicopter charter service, although this comes with an extra charge. Each member of our team is assigned their own climbing Sherpa, so you can be sure you’ll get the support you need.       

What is included?

  • Private vehicle transfers will be provided for arrival and departure between the airport and the hotel.
  • A single room on a bed and breakfast plan will be provided for 4 nights at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • A welcome dinner with the office staff will be organized at a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Assistance will be provided for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs. Clearance costs will be charged separately.
  • Accommodation will be provided for 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Pokhara City. Room will be shared and breakfast will be included.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Annapurna I, Conservation area entry permits, and fees will be taken care of.
  • One Government Liaison officer will be provided with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • Fees for stool shipment transfer and garbage deposit will be included for garbage management.
  • Medical and emergency rescue insurance will be provided for all Nepalese staff involved in the trek and expedition.
  • Trekking and climbing maps will be provided.
  • One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag will be provided.
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Dana (by jeep) will be provided for transportation. On return, a drive from Dana to Pokhara (by jeep) and a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu will be provided as per the itinerary. Both-way Helicopter flights from Dana – Annapurna Basecamp – Dana (on a schedule and a group basis) will also be provided.                           
  • All necessary equipment for both members and staff will be transported from Kathmandu to Dana by truck, and from Dana to Base camp by helicopter, mules, or porters depending on the condition of the route. On return, the transportation will be from Base camp to Dana by helicopter, mules, or porters depending on the condition, and then from Dana to Kathmandu by truck.
  • Each member will be allowed to carry up to 60 Kg of personal baggage during the trek, which will be carried by porters or mules.
  • Accessible accommodation at the Hotel/Lodge and three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along with tea and coffee will be provided during the trek as well as at the Basecamp. Fresh and hygienic green vegetables, meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served regularly during the entire expedition, which will be enhanced by helicopter flights. A well-managed base camp setup will be provided for the members and staff.
  • One porter will be provided per member for transportation to and from the Base camp.
  • Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cooks and kitchen helpers will be assigned as required.
  • The daily wages, salary, equipment, food, and clothing of all Nepalese staff and porters will be covered.
  • Each member will be provided with an individual box tent in Base Camp.
  • All necessary equipment such as a single tent, foam mattresses and pillows per member, one Dining Tent, one Kitchen Tent, one Communication tent, one Toilet and one Shower Tent, one staff tent, one Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tent, Tables and chairs, and all necessary cooking gears will be provided.
  • A heater will be made available at the base camp in each Dining tent and other necessary camps.
  • One Solar panel and Generator for lights will be provided at the base camp for battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
  • Training on Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder will be provided at the Basecamp by a professional guide.       – For the entirety of the climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, each member will be provided with one veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa, and on each rotation.
  • A climbing Sherpa will also assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • Climbing Sherpa will receive salary, equipment, food, and clothing.
  • Each member will be provided with three oxygen bottles of 4 litres each for use at the summit, and each high-altitude Sherpa will receive one oxygen bottle.
  • Each member and high-altitude Sherpa will be provided with one set of Summit Oxygen masks and regulators, which must be returned after the expedition.
  • Back-up oxygen cylinder, mask, and regulator will be available with appropriate charge.
  • High altitude tent, necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, high food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1), (C2), (C3), and (C4), group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope will be provided as required.
  • Members will share tents in high camps with one tent shared by two members.
  • The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route in Annapurna I without any extra charge applied to members.
  • A satellite phone will be carried by Sherpa for emergency communication, and it will also be available for members with an appropriate charge.
  • Walkie-talkies will be provided for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • Satellite Phone/Walkie-talkie permit will be given to all members and staff.
  • Internet facility will be available at the Base Camp with charges applied.
  • Weather forecast reports will be regularly provided from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • A comprehensive medical kit will be provided for members and staff.
  • Climbers who successfully climb Mt. Annapurna I will receive a Mt. Annapurna I climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA.

What is excluded?

  • International flight airfare (to and from Kathmandu).
  • The Nepalese Visa fee is USD 125 for 90 Days.
  • Lunch and dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking/Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking/Expedition domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • Personal climbing equipment, clothing, packing items, bags, personal medical kit, and all kinds of personal trekking/climbing gear.
  • Toiletries such as soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Special filming, camera, and drone permit fees.
  • Internet service is not included during the trek.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  • Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
  • Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and not listed in the cost.