Annapurna Expedition Nepal

Trip Information

Annapurna is the sacred and daunting mountain for the expedition in Nepal taking about 42 days of journey. The mountain is very popular for the trekking in Nepal activities also with the trails of Annapurna Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit Trek passes by the shadow of Mount Annapurna. The locals worship the mountain as the goddess of harvest and the expedition in such holy mountain could be the life long memory of bravery tale for you to share with the generations to come.

Herzog and Lachenal in 1950 first made it to the top of Mount Annapurna which is counted as the 10th highest Mountain in the whole world with an altitude of 8091m. The Annapurna is positioned in the North-central of Nepal which is elongated along the Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki (west), to the Marshyangdi (east). The dazzling Annapurna is contiguous to the famous sightseer resources of Nepal known as Pokhara. It is said that till now Annapurna was the first eight-thousand mountains to be ascend. The four summits through the whole massif of Annapurna outward provide the northern barrier of Pokhara Valley. The key summit situates to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The peak has glaciers on its western and north-western hill which consume into a vast ravine that engrave all the way through the Himalaya via the Kaligandaki River.

On the other hand, in spite of being the first eight thousand mountaineers, Annapurna is tranquil as one of the least ascended peaks. The ground is that each and every one the way on the mountain poses strict complexity for mountaineering. The Annapurna is measured as the world's most treacherous peak to ascend owed to the peaks lying face down to inundation and the towering rate of fatal accident. Annapurna is all concerning a purpose threat and the chilly structural design. There exist a gigantic frost rock face .People will formulate an ascent from the Kaligandaki by taking pleasure in the normal hot water spring, discovering icefall, scrutinizing the Thakali people and their lifestyles.

Join the team of Sherpa from the Backpacker Treks & Expedition for the adventurous summit journey of Mount Annapurna. The challenges and daunting trail would make you ever strong physically and mentally so that you can succeed in your routine life.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760 m)

Day 04: Trek to Khudi

Day 05: Trek to Syange

Day 06: Trek to Tal

Day 07: Trek to Bagarchhap

Day 08: Trek to Chame

Day 09: Trek to Pisang (3155 m)

Day 10: Trek to Hongde (3370 m)

Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4020 m)

Day 12: Trek to Base Camp

Day 13-33: Climbing period

Day 34: Clean Up Base Camp and back to Yak Kharka

Day 35: Trek to Manang

Day 36: Trek to Churi Lattar

Day 37: Trek to Throng Phedi

Day 38: Trek to Muktinath

Day 39: Trek to Jomsom

Day 40: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 41: Back to Kathmandu

Day 42: Departure!!!!

Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
First of all you will be arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Then, you will be received by a staff member and will move into a hotel with bigheartedness. You will be clarified for a moment about the package and an itinerary upon your onset. You will take a trekking permit. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu valley sightseeing includes several historical and cultural Hindu temples like Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Bouddhanath, the Monkey Temple Swayambhunath, built in 2000 years old and visit Patan, city of fine arts along with Bhaktapur which are listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760 m)
On the 3rd day you will drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760 m) covering 7 hours. Ypu will be taking a drive via Kathmandu – Pokhara Highway to Dumre. From Dumre you will again follow the fine and smooth trail by the Marshyangdi River to arrive at Besisahar (760 m). It is the district headquarters of LAmjung district. From Besisahar you can view Peaks, sceneries enclosed with the valley and the activities of native people. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Khudi
On the 4th day you will move from Besisahar to Khudi after taking breakfast. Khudi is near to Annapurna and is positioned in Gandaki Zone, in the western region. Along the opening and end of the trail particularly you will get to make out amazing vegetation, rural community, waterway, and farmhouse. At Khudi, you will encompass an initial glance of the glorious Manaslu mountain range. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Syange
On the 5th day you will trek to Syange from Khudi by passing several suspension bridge and sub-topological. Here, you will get to see a large settlement area with beautiful natural world. Likewise, you get to view the Nadi Chuli and the Manaslu range. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Tal
On the 6th day you will head to Tal from Syange in an early morning. As you arrive there you will notice the changes in the vegetation to fir trees and you will too experience something is shifting. The people in Tal are Buddhists of Tibetan pedigree. Likewise, the buildings are out of granite with flat roofs. Tal seems to be akin to a village out of a “western” movie and is really a grand place to stay. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Bagarchhap
The trail goes up progressively climbing and arrive at Tal, which is at an altitude of 1700 meters. Tal is the first village of Manang district. From there you can move to Bagarchhap which is situated at an altitude of 2160 meters. The one characteristic to describe Bagarchhap is the houses which are constructed with flat-roofed stone houses. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Chame
From Bagarchhap, the trail come up to Temang, which prolong to mount all the way through the forest of pine and reach to Kotho (2640 meters). Again you will be moving uphill to Chame (2710 m), which is the headquarter of Manang district. From Chame you can observe stunning Annapurna II as you ascend and continue the journey. It has the facilities of hotels, bank and a health post. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Pisang (3155 m)
On the 9th day you will move to Pisang (3155 m) from Chame taking 5 hours. You will keep on moving for this trip through the pine forest where you will ascend the elevated rocky area which is situated at the bank. You will get to see the East Peak of Annapurna II along with Pisang Peak of the North-East. Ongoing the trail leads you to an extended Mani wall and the subordinate village of Pisang. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Hongde (3370 m)
On the 10th day of an itinerary you will move to Hongde from Pisang, taking a breakfast. Hongde is highly populated place which is positioned in Gandakī Zone of Western Region. Hongde is 3370 meter elevated from the sea level and it’s latitude is 28°38'29.08" where as its longitude is 84°5'14.56". Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4020 m)
On the 11th day you will head towards Yak Kharka (4020 m) from Hongde where you experience different kinds of hiking as you will be trekking on the pasture land with stony, barren with sensible climb. You will love to see numerous groups of Blue Sheep who are running and gazing on the landscapes. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Base Camp
On the 12th day you will be trekking to the Base Camp following the Yak Kharka after having a breakfast. This is the beginning of ascending. On this day you will learn some easy way to climb the mountain. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 13-33: Climbing period
From the day 13th to 33 it will be concluded as a climbing period where you will learn many climbing techniques. These periods are the most important phases of your life where you will know what does a challenge signifies? Throughout the Climbing period you have to follow the instructions given by the guide for your safety. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 34: Clean Up Base Camp and back to Yak Kharka
This day is known as a cleanup base camp where you are done with your climbing after a long time then finishing the ascending part you will return to Yak Kharka. Arriving at Yak Kharka you will get a great relief. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 35: Trek to Manang
On this day you will trek to Manang from Yak Kharka from where you will get to see Annapurna I, Pisang Peak, and many other mountains. Along the way you can take a visit to the Barge monastery, which is the largest monastery in the Manang region. Manang is worth considering spending some time to acclimate. There are several small day trips to do in Manang. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 36: Trek to Churi Lattar
From Manang, you will cross over the river and ascend to the village of Tenki. Then, you will follow the Marsyangdi Valley. You will cross the threshold to another valley known as Jarsang Khola and progressively climb throughout the pastures land along with the Junipers trees. You will bypass throughout the village of Ghunsa and afterward all the way through the village of Yak Kharka. You will be staying for the night and continue a bit farther to the village of Ledar.

Day 37: Trek to Throng Phedi
You will continue along the trail to the base of the Thorong La Pass at Thorong Phedi. You can then again desire to stay the night at High Camp, but if not you can give sufficient time to get used to it. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 38: Trek to Muktinath
This particular segment of the trek is very famous and considered as the high spot of the trek. You will bypass through the Thorong La Pass, the uppermost point on the trek at 5416 meters. So, you have to wake up early as this is one of the tough treks. The views of the Himalayan craft this it as an etched in your mind and totally value it. Muktinath is an central religious site for the Hindus and Buddhists as you can find both monastery and a shrine. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 39: Trek to Jomsom
In this day you will move to Jomsom from Muktinath which takes 5 hours. The nature of the trail is sometimes ascending and more often descending. Jomsom is situated on the banks of kali Gandaki from where you can view the Nilgiri Peak. Jomsom is a good place for the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 40: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
On this day you will take a flight from Jomsom and again from Jomsom you will boarde to Pokhara. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 41: Back to Kathmandu
From Pokhara you will take a drive to Kathmandu. As you arrive to Kathmandu, you will be transferred into the hotel where you can take rest and have some good time. In the evening you will take a dinner along with your team members.

Day 42: Departure!!!!
This is formally the last day according to an itinerary. On this day you will be transferred into Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu so that you can return your own country or towards your desired destinations.

Price: N/A

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Annapurna Peak permit, all govt. taxes & garbage deposit
  • Round trip airfare and domestic airport taxes
  • Liaison officer
  • One head Sardar/Guide
  • Cook(s) and kitchen boy(s)
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa per two clients)
  • Necessary number of porters
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears
  • All base camp meals + high altitude food (Backpack brand)
  • All necessary camping and kitchen gears
  • High-quality tents for both base camp and high camps
  • Gamov bag for medical propose
  • Oxygen with regulator set for medical purpose
  • Walkie-talkie set with radio base
  • Necessary EPI gas with burner
  • North face down jacket for -20 degree
  • Solar panel with batteries/ generator with fuel for power supply
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members
  • City sightseeing before end of the expedition

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.