Conquer the Giants: Annapurna I Expedition - Scaling the Majesty of the Himalayas

  • 41 Days
  • Nepal
  • Technical Challenging
  • Expedition
  • Mt. Annapurna Expedition is situated at an altitude of 8,091 meters (26545 feet), Annapurna I is the tenth highest peak in the world and was the first 8,000m mountain to be climbed in 1950, a strong French expedition led by Maurice Herzog, reached the summit by the north face. And failed to find a way up Dhaulagiri. they return their attention towards Annapurna I, The expedition team included such notable Chamonix guides as Gaston Rebuffat, Lionel Terray, and Louis Lachenal.

    Commence on an extraordinary Annapurna expedition with UNO Travels and Adventure, a trek that will lead you to the awe-inspiring Annapurna Base Camp, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Himalayas. This journey promises an unforgettable blend of high-altitude trekking, mountaineering, and the captivating beauty of the Himalayan landscape. With proper acclimatization, you will venture through the stunning Annapurna Sanctuary, immersing yourself in the splendor of scenic landscapes and finding solace in the serenity of the alpine wilderness. As you explore this outdoor adventure, you will witness breathtaking Himalayan views, encounter charming local villages, and create lasting memories amidst the towering peaks of the Annapurna region.

    The Annapurna expedition presents an exhilarating opportunity to push your limits and engage in the thrill of high-altitude trekking. The journey begins with a sense of anticipation as you set foot on the trail toward Annapurna Base Camp. The path meanders through diverse landscapes, encompassing terraced fields, dense forests, and cascading waterfalls. Each step brings you closer to the majestic Himalayas, where snow-capped peaks rise magnificently against the azure sky.

    Proper acclimatization is paramount during this expedition, ensuring your body adjusts gradually to the increasing altitude. As you ascend through the Annapurna Sanctuary, you will have ample time to rest and allow your body to acclimate to the changing conditions. This not only enhances your safety but also allows you to fully appreciate the grandeur of the surroundings. Take in the panoramic views of towering peaks such as Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), whose unique shape captivates trekkers from afar.

    Throughout the journey, you will encounter a rich tapestry of landscapes, from lush valleys adorned with blooming rhododendrons to rocky terrains that challenge your trekking skills. The Annapurna Sanctuary unfolds before you, revealing its hidden treasures and inviting you to explore its secrets. As you traverse the trails, you will come across charming local villages where warm smiles and friendly greetings accompany your every step. Interact with the locals, learn about their unique culture and way of life, and feel a sense of camaraderie that transcends language barriers.

    Camping in the alpine wilderness is an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your memory. Picture yourself beneath a star-studded sky, surrounded by towering peaks and enveloped in the tranquility of the mountains. Each evening, as you gather around the campfire, you will share stories with fellow trekkers, forging bonds that only such an adventure can create. The simplicity of life in the mountains, disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, allows you to truly appreciate the beauty of nature and the camaraderie of fellow adventurers.

    The Annapurna expedition is not merely a physical endeavor but also a spiritual journey. The grandeur of the Himalayas evokes a sense of humility and reverence, as you realize the insignificance of human existence in the face of nature's magnificence. It is a chance to reflect, find solace in the mountains, and to reconnect with yourself on a deeper level.

    As you progress towards Annapurna Base Camp, the culmination of this incredible journey draws near. The final steps bring a mix of anticipation, accomplishment, and a profound sense of awe. Standing at the base camp, surrounded by towering peaks, you are rewarded with a breathtaking panorama that stretches as far as the eye can see. It is a moment that etches itself into your soul, a moment of triumph and gratitude for having witnessed such unparalleled beauty.

    The Annapurna expedition offers an immersive trekking experience that takes you to the heart of the Himalayas, allowing you to embrace the challenges and rewards of high-altitude trekking. It is an opportunity to push your limits, to revel in the majesty of nature, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. Prepare to embark on this extraordinary journey, where every step is an invitation to discover the grandeur of the Annapurna region and forge a profound connection with the Himalayas.

    According to Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP), a total of 152,578 foreign tourists visited in 2017. However, due to the excessive of tourists and migrants while the expedition, every guest requested to maintain a minimal impact on the destination so that carrying capacity would be preserved which would help to promote sustainable tourism in Nepal.

    Trip Highlights

    Destination:               Mt. Annapurna Expedition(I) 
    Group Size:                2 or Max
    Maximum alt:            8,091m
    Grade:                         Mountaineering Expedition 
    Season:                      Spring & Autumn
    Accommodation:      Hotel Lodge & Camping 
    Duration:                     41 Days



    Highlights of the Annapurna Expedition:

    • Annapurna Base Camp: Reach the iconic Annapurna Base Camp, situated at 4,130 meters, and bask in the awe-inspiring panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
    • Scenic Landscapes: Traverse diverse landscapes, from terraced fields and rhododendron forests to rocky terrains and cascading waterfalls, immersing yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Annapurna region.
    • High-Altitude Trekking: Challenge yourself with high-altitude trekking as you ascend gradually, allowing for proper acclimatization and the chance to witness the dramatic changes in terrain and climate.
    • Cultural Encounters: Interact with local villagers and experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar communities along the trail, gaining insights into their way of life and traditions.
    • Himalayan Views: Marvel at the majestic Himalayan vistas, including snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and pristine glaciers, as you journey through the Annapurna Sanctuary.
    • Camping in Alpine Wilderness: Experience the tranquility of camping amidst the alpine wilderness, surrounded by towering peaks, starry skies, and the serenity of nature.
    • Sunrise at Poon Hill: Witness the magical sunrise from Poon Hill, where the first rays of sunlight paint the snow-capped peaks in a golden hue, creating a breathtaking and unforgettable moment.
    • Rich Biodiversity: Encounter a wide array of flora and fauna, including rare orchids, colorful birds, and the elusive Himalayan wildlife, as you traverse through the diverse ecosystems of the Annapurna region.
    • Trekking Communities: Connect with fellow trekkers from around the world, forging lifelong friendships and sharing stories around campfires, creating a sense of camaraderie and adventure.
    • Personal Achievement: Challenge yourself physically and mentally, pushing beyond your limits and experiencing a profound sense of accomplishment as you conquer the Annapurna expedition and reach Annapurna Base Camp.

    The Annapurna expedition encompasses the perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, cultural exploration, and personal growth, making it an extraordinary journey that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

    Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
    • Day 02:Acclimatization in Kathmandu.
    • Day 03:Kathmandu to Pokhara
    • Day 04:Pokhara to Nayapul to Tikhedhunga
    • Day 05:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
    • Day 06:Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani
    • Day 07:Tadapani to Chhomrong
    • Day 08:Chhomrong to Bamboo
    • Day 09:Bamboo to Deurali
    • Day 10:Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
    • Day 11:Acclimatization Day at ABC
    • Day 12:12-13 Summit Phase
    • Day 14:14-36 Climbing Period
    • Day 37:Descend to Bamboo
    • Day 38:Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
    • Day 39:Jhinu Danda to Nayapul to Pokhara
    • Day 40:Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Day 41:Transfer to airport for departure.

    Detail Itinerary

    • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.· Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city
      · Transfer to your hotel and meet with your trekking guide
      · Rest and prepare for the trek
    • Day 2Acclimatization in Kathmandu.This day is dedicated to obtaining necessary permits for the expedition, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. You will also have a thorough equipment check with your guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear for the trek and climb. The remainder of the day can be spent sightseeing and preparing for the trek.
    • Day 3Kathmandu to Pokhara· Take a scenic drive or a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
      · Explore Pokhara and make any necessary final preparations for the trek
    • Day 4Pokhara to Nayapul to Tikhedhunga· Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1-2 hours)
      · Begin trekking to Tikhedhunga (1,540m) through picturesque villages and terraced fields
    • Day 5Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani· Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m), ascending steep stone steps
      · Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along the way
    • Day 6Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani· Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) for a stunning sunrise view over the Himalayas
      · Descend to Ghorepani for breakfast, then continue trekking to Tadapani (2,630m)
    • Day 7Tadapani to Chhomrong· Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m) through dense rhododendron forests
      · Chhomrong is a Gurung village with great views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
    • Day 8Chhomrong to Bamboo· Descend to Chhomrong Khola (river) and then ascend to Sinuwa (2,340m)
      · Continue trekking to Bamboo (2,310m), passing through bamboo forests
    • Day 9Bamboo to Deurali· Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3,230m) through a trail that gradually gains altitude
      · Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and peaks
    • Day 10Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)· Ascend from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m)
      · Continue trekking to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) while relishing breathtaking mountain vistas
    • Day 11Acclimatization Day at ABC· Spend a day at Annapurna Base Camp for proper acclimatization
      · Explore the area, enjoy the views, and rest to prepare for the summit phase
    • Day 1212-13 Summit Phase· Begin the summit phase, ascending to High Camp (4,800m)
      · Rest and acclimatize at High Camp for a day
      · Proceed to Annapurna I (8,091m) Base Camp (5,200m) and spend the night
    • Day 1414-36 Climbing Period· The climbing period may vary depending on weather conditions, individual progress, and team
      · Ascend higher camps, establish additional acclimatization camps, and prepare for summit
      · Follow the guidance of experienced climbing Sherpas and adhere to their recommendations
    • Day 37Descend to Bamboo· Descend from the higher camps to Bamboo (2,310m)
      · Take a well-deserved rest and enjoy a comfortable night's sleep
    • Day 38Bamboo to Jhinu Danda· Continue descending to Jhinu Danda (1,780m)
      · Relax in the natural hot springs and rejuvenate your tired muscles
    • Day 39Jhinu Danda to Nayapul to Pokhara· Trek to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara
      · Celebrate the completion of the expedition and enjoy a relaxing evening in Pokhara
    • Day 40Pokhara to Kathmandu· Return to Kathmandu by either a flight or a drive
      · Reflect on your incredible adventure and explore more of Kathmandu if time allows
    • Day 41Transfer to airport for departure. · Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time in Kathmandu.
      · If time permits, you can visit some of the famous landmarks such as Pashupatinath Temple or
      Boudhanath Stupa.
      · Depart from Kathmandu with wonderful memories of your Annapurna Expedition.

    What's Includes:

    • Applicable only for Expedition thru Southern Route
    • Flight to Lukla Airport from Katmandu, & back after the expedition.
    • Porters/Yaks to carry equipment and food to BC & back.
    • Full board accommodation en route to/from Base camp.
    • One head Climbing guide/Sardar.
    • Cook & kitchen boys at BC.
    • Experienced & skillful High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa for two Clients)
    • POISK Oxygen (08 bottles per client & 06 per Sherpa).
    • Mask & regulator mask set (must be returned after the Expedition).
    • Highly preferable meals at BC with complete hot drinks & normal beverages.
    • Exported High altitude food for higher camps (ready-to-eat food).
    • Best quality Tents at BC single or twin sharing as per the client's desire.
    • All necessary kitchen equipment.
    • Best quality Dinning tent with enough no of tables & chairs, plus inside the tent, we
    • will set Gas Heaters to make the Dinning hall enough warm.
    • Complete carpeting inside the dining tent.
    • Comfortable & portable wooden toilet at the base camp.
    • A nice portable wooden shower room with hot water at the base camp.
    • High-quality high altitude tents for above BC use.
    • Necessary climbing hardware gears with fixed ropes.
    • Enough EPI (high altitude) gases with burners for higher camps use.
    • Oxygen with the regulator set for medical purposes.
    • Radio walkie-talkie set to each client with base station & permit cost.
    • Satellite phone for emergency purposes ($ 4 chargeable for the personal call).
    • Generator/solar panel with accessories for recharging & power supply purpose.
    • Gammov bag for medical purposes.
    • Insurance of all local team members.
    • All airport/hotel transfers.
    • Day tour program around KTM.
    • Celebration meal & pre-briefing.
    • Expedition blessing Puja arrangement at Katmandu and Base camp.
    • Last but most important COMPLETE SETUP INTERM/MIDDLE CAMP with Sleeping bags,
    • sleeping mattress, food & drinking stuff & cooking crew.
    • Service of Local Climbing Sherpas
    • Pumori Permit including Liaison Officer
    • Kathmandu Accommodation
    • Return airfare to Lukla
    • Expedition cargo charge
    • Fully catered trek to Base Camp and back
    • Full supported acclimatization climb of Lobuche peak
    • Base Camp food

    What's Excludes:

    • Personal insurance (Suggested to have evacuation policy as well)
    • Nepal visa
    • Major meals in Kathmandu.
    • Personal climbing gear.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Cost of emergency evacuation

    Trip Note

    Mt. Annapurna Expedition's safety and the well-being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional Expedition guides and Sherpas who are well-trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regard, we work honestly and effectively to provide you with the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute to the planning stages of your adventure in the trekking period.

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    Trip Facts

    • Transportation:12
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Accommodation:Lodge + Camping
    • Altitude:8,091m