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Mt. Annapurna I Expedition

Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 meters) is the third highest mountain in the world and is most challenging expedition peak in Nepal. Annapurna is derived from the Sanskrit word which literally means "sustenance" so again Annapurna means the Goddess of harvest, fertility and Agriculture. In Hinduism Annapurna is also known as the incarnation of the Goddess Durga. Annapurna I was ascended for the first time in the year 1950 by M. Herzog & L. Lachenal till then the Annapurna was the first highest peak ever climbed by humans. Mt. Annapurna Expedition is quiet a difficult climbing and the peak is famous for the avalanches. Due to the fact according to a survey done in 2005 it has been found that among the 103 successful climbing 56 climbers has already lost their lives.

Annapurna I Expedition starts from the Annapurna I Base Camp after you take a bus from Kathmandu to Baglung and trek from Baglung to ABC walking long day trek for approximately seven days. En route you trek all the way through the picturesque environ and the lush vegetation of the Annapurna Region. You trek through the Beautiful villages, terraced mid hills, rivers, arid vegetations of the upper valleys to reach up to the Base camp. From the base camp it takes nearly about 20 days to approach the summit via its southern face. You take some time make different camps in different heights acclimatize yourself and wait for the good weather before approaching the final summit of the Annapurna I.    

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Spend day for Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley for 5-6 hours and preparation for Peak climbing. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu - Baglung, Overnight at camp.

Day 04: Trek from Baglung to Beni, Overnight at camp

Day 05: Trek from Beni to Tatopani, Overnight at camp

Day 06: Trek from tatopani to Ghasa, Overnight at camp

Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Lete, Overnight at camp

Day 08: Trek from Lete to Dhulo Bukhing, Overnight at camp

Day 09: Trek from Dhulo Bukhing to Phang Base Camp

Day 10: Trek from Phang Base Camp to Base Camp

Day 11-30: Expedition period of Annapurna I, south face

Day 31: Trek back from Base Camp to Dhulo Bukhing, Overnight at camp

Day 32: Trek back from Dhulo Bukhing to Lete, Overnight at camp

Day 33: Trek from Lete to Ghasa, Overnight at camp

Day 34: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani, Overnight at camp

Day 35: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani, Overnight at camp

Day 36: Trek from Ghorepani to Birethanti, Overnight at camp

Day 37: Drive back from Birethanti to Pokhara, Rest, Overnight in Hotel

Day 38: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu, overnight in hotel

Day 39: Transfer to airport, for your onward destination. Second Option (North face)

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu ; Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu, Prepare expedition ; Briefing in Ministry

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

Day 04: Pokhara to fly with MI 17 Helicopter to Annapurna 1 North side base camp

Day 05-39: Climbing Period of Annapurna 1 (8091m)

Day 40: Fly from Annapurna Base camp to Pokhara by MI 17 Helicopter

Day 41: Pokhara, Rest at Kathmandu

Day 42: fly to Kathmandu, shopping, rest etc

Day 43: Transfer to Hotel for final departure