Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world which stands at 8091 meters above sea level and is the first ever 8000 meters mountain to be successfully summited in 1950 by the team led by a Frenchman, Maurice Herzog. Annapurna I lies in the Annapurna range which covers 55 kilometers of the Himalayan stretch.
The word Annapurna has a very sacred meaning referring to the goddess of food. People who believe in Annapurna will never go short of food in their life. Thus she is the goddess worshipped by people as the one who provides plenty of food.
Since its first climb, Annapurna I has attracted many climbers so far but it has also proved to be one of the most challenging and difficult mountains to climb in the world. The rate of fatalities on expeditions is a way more than the successful summit rate. However Annapurna I has never ceased to attract climbers from around the world despite its climbing difficulty level and high fatalities.
Adventure Mountain Nest’s Annapurna Expeditions are led by professional climbing Sherpa team who has acquired a good deal of experience in climbing the Himalayan peaks. Our team is well experienced and all prepared to make this challenging and difficult climb a success. Considering the weather condition in the mountain, our team leader Sherpa will take the most appropriate decision for all to bring this expedition to a success safely.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival – 1400 m
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.
Day 02: Kathmandu. Preparation and Orientation Day
On day 2nd of the trip, we will have a detailed orientation about the whole expedition. From the necessary gear to preparation procedures; from the safety measure to weather condition, we will talk in details so that we are all prepared the historical trip of our life time. Our climbing Sherpa guides, Sherpa supporters, medical team, catering team and other expedition team members will be ready to give you the smoothest service possible during the expeditions. We will be talking about inside out of the trip today.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara - Tatopani
We will fly for twenty five minutes to Pokhara and then take a jeep ride to Tatopani. Stay overnight at Tatopani.
Day 04: Tatopani – Lete (Jeep Drive)
It’s a wonderful drive on jeep track in the mountains amidst the incredible mountain landscapes.
Day 05: Rest Day at Lete
We spend a relaxing day at Lete so that we are well prepared to venture on our few days of trekking to Base camp before starting on our climbing bid.
Day 06: Lete – Thulo Bugin (Trekking Day)
Take a gentle and paced walk to Thulo Bugin today enjoying the natural wonders that the area has to offer.
Day 07: Thulo Bugin Pass (Trekking Day)
Walk up to Thulo Bugin pass to cross it and stay overnight at its foot.
Day 08: Mristi Khola (Trekking Day)
Another trekking day to Mristi Khola brings some more Himalayan views which lure us more and more towards the adventure destination.
Day 09: Base Camp (Trekking Day)
Finally we are going to make it to the base camp where we will set our camps and venture on our climbing practice bid for several days before taking on the final summit bid.
Day 10 – 45: Climbing period
This is the most awaited period of our adventure. We will discuss, wait, practice, and make the final call on our summit bid during this period depending upon the weather and several other conditions.
Day 46: Thulo Bugin (Trekking Day)
We trek back to Thulo Bugin after the climbing bid.
Day 47: Lete (Trekking Day)
Trek back to Lete leaving the mountains far behind.
Day 48: Tatopani (Jeep Drive)
No more walking and climbing from today onwards. But the jeep drive is still going to give us good tiredness as it bounces up and down on the bumpy jeep track.
Day 49: Pokhara (Jeep Drive)
We drive back to Pokhara by jeep and find some relaxing time here in the city after so many days.
Day 50: Pokhara – Kathmandu (Flight)
Fly back to Kathmandu and feel cosy at your convenience.
Day 51: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day
After the wonderful adventure in Annapurna, it’s time to see some cultural wonders of Kathmandu. This cultural heritage tour of Kathmandu will take you to the sites like Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath Stupa.
Day 52: Departure Day
We will drive you to airport for your departure flight back home.