Mount Annapurna lies in the western part of Nepal. The highest peak of the massif, Annapurna I Main, is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres (26,545 ft) above sea level.The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629-square-kilometre (2,946 sq mi) Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Circuit.
Annapurna I was the first 8,000-metre (26,200 ft) peak to be climbed. Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, of the French Annapurna expedition led by Herzog (including Lionel Terray, Gaston Rebuffat, Marcel Ichac, Jean Couzy, Marcel Schatz, Jacques Oudot, Francis de Noyelle), reached the summit on 3 June 1950.
The south face of Annapurna was first climbed in 1970 by Don Whillans and Dougal Haston also without using supplementary oxygen, members of a British expedition led by Chris Bonington that included the alpinist Ian Clough, who was killed by a falling serac during the descent. They were, however, beaten to the second ascent of Annapurna by a matter of days by a British Army expedition led by Colonel Henry Day.
Historically, the Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous mountains to climb. In particular, the ascent via the south face is considered, by some, the most difficult of all climbs. Total 278 climbers was successfully summit Annapurna I until 2018.
The climb up Annpurna is usually done in 3 camps and the standard route is via the West face and Northwest Ridge.
Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m
Arrival in Kathmandu, Meet Asian Hiking Team Staff Transfer to Hotel (BB).
Day 2: Kathmandu official briefing and final preparation:
Preparation and Briefing from Ministry, overnight at hotel (BB).
Day 3: Pokhara 900m:
Kathmandu-Pokhara Drive by Tourist bus, 6 hours, transfers to hotel (BB).
Day 4: Lete
Pokhara to Beni to Lete drive by Jeep or Tourist bus, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).
Day 05: Thulobugin
Lete to Thulobugin Trek, overnight at Camping (B/L/D).
Day 6: Hum Khola
Thulobugin to Hum Khola Trek, overnight at Camping (B/L/D).
Day 7: Miristi Khola
Hum Khola to Miristi Khola Trek, overnight at Camping (B/L/D).
Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp
Miristi Khola to Annapurna Base Camp, overnight at Camping (B/L/D).
Day 9 to 45: Annapurna Summit Climbing Period (8091m)
Annapurna Summit Climbing Period (8091m), Fix the Camp 1, Camp II, Camp III, Camp IV , summit the Annapurna I and return to Base Camp.
Day 46: Miristi Khola
Trek down from base camp to Miristi Khola, overnight at Camping (B/L/D).
Day 47: Thulobugin
Miristi Khola to Thulobugin trek, overnight at Camping (B/L/D).
Day 48: Lete
Thulobugin to Lete Trek, overnight at Hotel (B/L/D).
Day 49: Tatopani
Lete to Pokhara drive via Tatopani, Overnight at Hotel (BB).
Day 50: Kathmandu
Tatopani to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus or flight, transfer to hotel (BB)
Day 51: Kathmandu
The Leisure day, and city tour in Kathmandu, farewell dinner, overnight at hotel (BB).
Day 52: Final Departure.
Transfer for Final Departure (B).
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 star hotel on request).
- Land transport to/from trek start/end point for members/ cargo fees as itinerary.
- Land transport to/from trek start/end point for Liaison Officer and our staffs as itinerary.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit fees.
- National Park/ Conservation fees or permits.
- Government appointed Liaison Officer.
- Expedition/Mountaineering insurance for Liaison officer, our mountain guide and staffs.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa’s.
- All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Base camp.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus and cooked 3 meals with tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp.
- All high food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
- Baggage/ Equipment allowance for trekking up and down is maximum 50-60kg per person.
- Base Camp Manager, Base Camp cook, necessary staffs.
- One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. They will also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
- Oxygen bottles (3+ bottles per member) mask and regulator.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
- Wages, meals, accommodation, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Solar panel/ generator at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
- Rope fixing fee.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with nominal cost.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes.
- Fair well Dinner.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation beyond itinerary (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus (For Everest $1800, For others mountain US$1000) / staffs Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.