MT. ANNAPURA I EXPEDITION (8,091M)


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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Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel (1,350m)
Day 02: Expedition preparation in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara  to Lete (2,480m)
Day 05: Acclimatization at Lete (rest day)
Day 06: Trek from Lete to Thulobugin (3,260m)
Day 07: Trek from Thulobugin to Hum Khola (4,286m)
Day 08: Trek from Hum Khola to Annapurna I Base camp (4,190m)
Day 09-39: Climbing period of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m)
Day 40: Trek from Annapurna I Base camp to Thulobugin
Day 41: Trek from Thulobugin to Lete
Day 42: Drive from Lete to Pokhara
Day 43: Rest day in Pokhara
Day 44: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel
Day 45: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 46: Final departure

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary

  • HOTEL ACCOMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night hotel Pokhara with one  double room with  breakfast

  • WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

  • DOMESTIC AIR: Both way tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu with airport tax

  • TRASPORTATION: Land and air domestic transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for  the entire expedition

  • CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Dhaulagiri 

  • ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Summit route fixing charge

  • TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee

  • MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, fresh meat and vegetable and Soup items  

  • LIAISON OFFCER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and transportation

  • COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and Kitchen helpers

  • PORTERS: Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp

  • STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition

  • MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:  Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage

  • 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

  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication  tent , mattress, pillow, table, chair and  other required equipment

  • ELECTRICITY: Generator and solar panel for light or charging any electronic devices

  • HEATER:  We will provide heater at base camp for member and staff

  • COMMUNICATION: Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required

  • INTERNET AND CELL-PHONE: Internet service and satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)

  • MADICAL SERVICE: First aid medical kits for the group and the staff

  • WEATHER FORECAST: Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition

  • GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.

  • OXYGEN: O2 Poisk oxygen 2 bottles allocated for member and 1 bottles for each climbing Sherpa 

  • MASK AND REGULATOR: will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa 

  • BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base camp 

  • CLIMBING SHERPA: One Dhaulagiri summiteer professional climbing Sherpa per member

  • CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages and carrying bonus

  • EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for base camp cook and kitchen helpers

  • RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook and staff

  • FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural  show in Kathmandu

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  • Air Fare: International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)

  • Nepal entry Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days ( US$ 100)

  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Travel Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation

  • Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry and any Alcoholic beverages

  • Filming: Special filming, camera and drone permit fee

  • personal trekking and climbing gears

  • Tips for base camp staffs

  • 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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