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Annapurna South (7,219m.) Expedition

The expedition starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private bus and stay over night is Pokhara, then the next day drive goes to Dhampus, then the trek stars to Pathana, a little temperate region of forested hillsides such as: Magar and Gurung villages through where the trekking route of Annapurna South face of Expedition goes. As the team move higher altitude through the rhododendron woodlands, the views of Annapurna and mount Machhapuchhre are amazing sceneries. And towards the Modi River, the greenery valley’s nice views are there on the way. On reaching Ghandruk, Tadapani & Kopra pasture, our campsite remains right below the Mt. Annapurna south face. Trails go tranquilly, with a spectacular highland experiences. We set up the Base Camp there for climbing to Mt. Annapurna South. After concluding the expedition the trek backs to Pokhara leads us via Ghorepani and Poon hill where you can envisage one of the most famous panoramic views of mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri rage.

Annapurna South (also known as Annapurna Dakshin) was first climbed in 1964 by a Japanese expedition, via the North face. Also, Annapurna Dakshin was attempted by Italian team in 1988. The south face base camp is situated at 4000 meter & the advance base camp is on west bank of the glacier between Annapurna south & mount Himchuli. Climb up to the glacier is a little bit difficult gullies on all sides. The camp 1 is fixed at the 5000 meter. Camp-2 is fixed at 5970meter; and camp 3 is at 6400meter high. From Camp 3 the summit can be made.

For climbing Annapurna south seems easy from North East route of side and the base camp will be at Annapurna Sanctuary at 4300 meters.

Itinerary A:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Day 02: Preparation for expedition
Day 03: Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara 900 m. & transfer to hotel
Day 05: Drive to Dhampus & trek to Pathana – Lodge
Day 06: Pathana – Ghandruk - Lodge
Day 07: Ghandruk – Tadapani - Lodge
Day 08: Tadapani – Dobato –camping
Day 09: Dobatto – Chistibung – camping
Day 10: Chistibung – Khubra – Camping
Day 11: Khurba - Base camp of Annapurna South –Camping
Day 12-28 Climbing Period Annapurna South.
Day 29: Base Camp – Shownta –Camping
Day 30: Shownta – Ghorepani – Lodge
Day 31: Ghorepani – Birethati – Lodge
Day 32: Trek to Nayapul & to drive Pokhra - hotel
Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 34: Kathmandu
Day 35: Final Departure

Itinerary B:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Day 02: Preparation for expedition
Day 03: Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara 900 m. & transfer to hotel
Day 05: Drive Dhampus & trek to Pathana 1950m.
Day 06: Pathana – New Bridge
Day 07: New bridge – Sinuwa Danda
Day 08: Sinuwa Danda –Himalayan Hotel
Day 09: Himalayan Hotel - Machapucherre Base camp
Day 10: Machapuchere B.C. - Annapurna South Base camp
Day 11 - 28 Climbing Period Annapurna South.
Day 29: Annapurna South - Himalayan Hotel
Day 30: Himalayan Hotel – Chomorong village
Day 31: Chomorong – Pathana
Day 32: Pathana – Dhampus & drive to Pokhara
Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 34: Kathmandu.
Day 35: Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast tourist standard Hotel
  • 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara with bed & breakfast tourist standard hotel
  • Climbing permit fee (Royalty) of Annapurna South
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transfer by privet bus
  • Full board trekking with lodge & Food for BC Expedition
  • Porter from Dhampus to Base Camp & base camp – Pokhara
  • Equipment: 1 tent for 2 persons for trekking, 1 tent for 1 person base camp, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses
  • Liaison officer allowances ,staff's equipment allowances,
  • Life, Medical & rescue insurance for staffs & Liaison officer
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee.
  • Pick up & drop from airport-hotel-airport
  • Staff: 1 trekking & B.C. Guide, Cook, Kitchen helper
  • For expedition, necessary porter
  • 1 member 30 KG allowed (1 porter) carrying climbing equipments
  • Welcome dinner with typical Nepali restuarent with songs & dance
  • Agency service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipments of trekking and climbing
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & dinner Kathmandu-Pokhara
  • climbing food, gas above BC &
  • Life, Medical insurance
  • Emergency evacuation helicopter rescue incase needed
  • International Airport Departure Tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Bar bills & beverage.
  • foxed and mail rope
  • Climbing Sherpa for climbing food, tents above B.C.
  • Any extra services
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