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 AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
02: HOTEL ACCOMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night hotel Pokhara with one  double room with  breakfast
03: WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
04: DOMESTIC AIR: Both way tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu with airport tax
05: TRASPORTATION: Land and air domestic transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for  the entire expedition
06: CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Dhaulagiri 

07: ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Summit route fixing charge
08: TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee
09: MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, fresh meat and vegetable and Soup items  

10: LIAISON OFFCER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and transportation
11: COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and Kitchen helpers

12: PORTERS: Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp
13: STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
14: MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:  Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage

15: BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
16: BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication  tent , mattress, pillow, table, chair and  other required equipment

17: ELECTRICITY: Generator and solar panel for light or charging any electronic devices
18: HEATER:  We will provide heater at the base camp for a member and staff

19: COMMUNICATION: Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required
20: INTERNET AND CELL-PHONE: Internet service and satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)
First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
22: WEATHER FORECAST: Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition

23: GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.
24: OXYGEN: O2 Poisk oxygen 2 bottles allocated for member and 1 bottles for each climbing Sherpa 
25: MASK AND REGULATOR: will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa 
26: BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base camp 
27:  CLIMBING SHERPA: One Dhaulagiri summiteer professional climbing Sherpa per member
28: CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages and carrying bonus
29: EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for base camp cook and kitchen helpers
30: RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook and staff
31: FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural  show in Kathmandu
01: Air Fare: International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)
02: Nepal entry Visa: 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
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)
05: Travel 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 trekking (we will serve all kinds of beverages for members at Base camp)
07: Filming: Special filming, camera and Drone permit fee
08: personal trekking and climbing gears
09: Tips for base camp staffs
10: Summit bonus US $...
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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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