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Mount Annapurna I (8,091m) Expedition

Annapurna I (8091m/ 26,545 ft) is the 10th highest mountain in the world. It is located on the 55 km long massif of the Himalayas in the North-central part of Nepal.  Till 2016, there had been 200 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 61 fatalities were recorded while climbing on the mountain. The climb to Annapurna I via South Face is considered technically most challenging after K2.  The South Face is huge in size and 3000 feet higher than the southwest face of Mount Everest. However, the South Face of Annapurna is relatively free from avalanches.It is a normal route to the summit of Mt. Annapurna 1. Getting back to Base Camp from the summit is more important than ascending there.

  Mount Annapurna I was first climbed by Maurice Herzog and L.Lachenal on June 3, 1950. It takes more than 20 years to attempt this mountain for the second time.  It was in 1970 when the British Army Expedition Team followed the same route as used by  Herzog and ascended  the South Face of Annapurna 1. Two American women named Irene Miller and Vira Komarkova reached the summit via the North Face in October 1978. Maciej Berbeka and Boguslaw Probulski climbed and summited Annapurna I Central (a bit east of the main summit) via right south pillar in 1981. Reinhold Messner climbed the summit from the northwest side of Annapurna I in 1985. Kukuczka and Hajzer followed the route via east ridge of east summit of Annapurna (8010 m) in 1988.

Climbers should have years of prior experience in rock and ice climbing especially above 7,000m prior to attempting Annapurna I.  Climbers must feel confident and comfortable while ascending and descending on fixed ropes along a steep technical terrain.

Pioneer Adventure provides experienced, professional mountaineers and guides who have scaled Annapurna 1 several times and have proven track records of 100 % success in climbing. All our expedition leaders are also well equipped in handling altitude related problems including Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms. The crew members are expert in setting up tents and camps, melting snow on the route, cooking, and other daily assigned work.

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01) Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)
02) Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition Briefing and Preparation
03) Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Drive to Tatopani (1,190m)
04) Drive from Tatopani to Lete (2,480m)
05) Acclamitization at Lete (rest day)
06) Trek from Lete to Thulobugin (3,260m) Camping
07) Trek from Thulobugin to Hum Khola (4,286m) Camping
08) Trek from Hum Khola to Annapurna I Basecamp (4,190m) Camping
09 – 44) Climbing Period [Basecamp - Annapurna I Summit (8,091m) - Basecamp]
45) Trek from Annapurna I Basecamp to Thulobugin Camping
46) Trek from Thulobugin to Lete
47) Drive from Lete to Tatopani
48) Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara City
49) Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
50) Leisure day in Kathmandu City
51) Transfer to International Airport for final departure
01: Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
02: Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis - Twin bed room
03: Welcome Dinner: One welcome dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Staffs
04: Hotel in Pokhara: 1 night Hotel in Pokhara twin bed room sharing basis
05: Permit: All necessary climbing permit and entry fees
06: Liaison Officers: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment allowance ($2,500), salary and accommodation
07: Garbage Management: Stool shipment transfer & Garbage deposit fees
08: Map: Trekking route Map
09: Insurance: Medical & emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trekking and climbing
10: Member transportation: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive from Pokhara up to Tatopani-Lete (by Jeep). While returning, we drive from Lete up to Pokhara and from Pokhara fly back to Kathmandu as per Itinerary
11: Expedition stuffs & Transportation: All necessary stuffs & transportation for members and staffs from Kathmandu to Basecamp to Kathmandu
12: Member luggage: Up to 65 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter
13: Lodging & Food: Food 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trekking and Basecamp. Well-managed Basecamp set up for members and staffs
14: porter: Porters per member up to basecamp & while returning porters from Basecamp
15: Base camp Staffs: Experienced and well-trained Basecamp cook & Kitchen helpers as required
16: Staffs salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing
17: Base camp Tent: Each member will have individual North face or any other branded tent in Basecamp
20: Base camp equipment: At Base camp: Form Mattress and pillow per members, Dinning tent, Kitchen Tent, Communication Tent, Toilet & Shower Tent, Store Tent, Tables & Chairs and all necessary cooking gears
21: Heater: Heater for Basecamp in Dinning Tent
22: Solar/Generator/Light: Generator or Solar panel for battery charge and Light at Basecamp for use
23: Climbing Guide: 1 veteran Government Licensed climbing guide per member
24: Climbing guide salary & allowance: Climbing Sherpa equipment allowance, carrying bonus, summit bonus and his daily wages
25: Oxygen Bottle: Poisk O2: 4 Bottles (4ltrs.) for each member and 2 Bottles for each guide
26: Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 set of Summit or Top out Mask & Regulator for each member and guide
27: Satellite Phone: Satellite phone carrying by team guide for emergency communication with appropriate charge.
28: Walkie-Talkie: Walkie—Talkie for communicating from Basecamp to Mountain and Mountain to Basecamp
29: Permit: Satellite Phone/Walkie-Talkie permit for all members and staffs.
30: High Camp Service: High altitude Tent, necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking Pot for member & Sherpa, High food as required
31: Weather forecast: Weather forecast during the entire expedition
32: First-Aid Kit: Comprehensive medical kit for group & staffs
33: Certificates: Annapurna climbing Certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Annapurna successfully)
01: Air Fare: International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)
02: Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days ( US$ 100)
03: Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from trekking/expedition than the schedule itinerary)
04: Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) than the schedule itinerary
05: Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
06: Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in Basecamp), personal trekking and climbing gears
07: Filming: Special filming, camera and Drone permit fee

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Note : If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.
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