Annapurna I Expedition (8091m)
A dazzling peak, Annapurna situated on the western region of Nepal. The range of Annapurna peak encompasses Annapurna I (8,091 m), thirteen peaks over 7,000 m and 16 mountains over 6,000 m. Annapurna I is the tenth highest peak among world’s fourteen mountain over 8,000m. Annapurna ascends east of the Kali Gandaki canyon which separates from Dhaulagiri massif. In Sanskrit, Annapurna means “filled of food” and usually translated as goddess of the production. It was first summated by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal in 1950.
The stunning views that will captivate you during Annapurna Expedition are Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Dhaulagiri 1 (8163m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Nilgiri (6940m), Tukche Peak (6920m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) and more. The best season to go for Annapurna Expedition is from October to May. The remaining months of the year because of the cold and rain, weather doesn’t seem to be suitable for expedition.
This 60- day Annapurma Expedition designed by Unique Adventure Trek will let you have the best experience ever. You will ascend up to Kaligandaki valley passing through natural hot water spring, witnessing Dhaulagiri icefall and meeting the Thakali people and their lifestyle as well as the arresting views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
On your arrival, our representative of Unique Adventure will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for official procedure
You will rest in Kathmandu for a day. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Drive to Beni, overnight at lodge.
From Kathmandu, we will leave for Beni today early in the morning. We will drive all the way through the beautiful landscape including arresting river view to reach Pokhara.Then we will drive uphill to arrive at Naudanda then after the road move down to Nayapul which will let you view Annapura, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri. Then finally, we will reach Beni. Overnight at Lodge in Beni.
Day 04 : Trek to Tatopani, overnight at lodge.
Today, we will move from Beni to Tatopani. Tatopani offers the amazing mountain scenery and fascinating village inhabited primarily by Gurungs and Magars. Overnight at lodge in Tatopani.
Day 05 : Trek to Ghasa, overnight at lodge.
We ascend today from Tatopani to Ghasa which lies at an elevation of 2110m. The way turns out to be gradually steeper and contracted. We will see Rupse Khola and a waterfall. There are number of lodges to stay at Ghasa.
Day 06 : Trek to Lete, overnight at lodge.
Day 07 : Trek to Thulo Bugin, overnight at lodge.
Day 08 : Trek to Thulo Bugin pass, overnight at lodge.
Day 09 : Trek to Mristi Khola, overnight at lodge.
Day 10 : Trek to advance Base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 11 - 52 : Climbing period, overnight at tented camp.
Day 53 : Trek to Thulo Bugun, overnight at lodge.
Day 54 : Trek to Lete, overnight at lodge.
Today, we will go down to a valley and move quickly across a big landslide before going across the Lete Khola. The path then moves up through the wide village of Lete and moves on across a broad plain all the way through pine orchard to Kalopani. With breathtaking peak views in the setting, the lane keeps moving alongside the riverbank before separating into two paths. Overnight at lodge.
Day 55 : Trek to Tukuche, overnight at lodge.
The track on the east shore moves up over a forested edge before returning back to the river. A series of impermanent bridges traverse the river. The west shore trail ascends to Sukung before sliding through jungles to the riverbank. We go on to follow the broad valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing all the way through Khobang and Tukuche. Overnight stay at Lodge in Tukuche.
Day 56 : Trek to Marpha/Jomsom, overnight at lodge.
Tukuche is a pleasant village where contracted alleys and houses constructed around encircled quad provide some protection from the strong winds. After coming across stoned orchards, a stone gateway marks the entry to Marpha. Here, the local apple brandy is famous. As the track continues to Jomsom, the scenery becomes more and more arid and remarkable with its combination of browns and grey environment with the snow topped peaks of Nilgiri and Tilicho. The stiff winds start on to speed up on our way to Jomsom in the afternoon. Overnight stay at Lodge in Jomsom.
Day 57 : Fly Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu, overnight at lodge.
Taking about twenty minutes, we fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. The major fascinations of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa lake to thesnow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges. We set off from Pokhara and travel for 6 hours to return back to Kathmandu. Overnight at lodge in Kathmandu.
Day 58 : Rest Day in Kathmandu.
Today, we can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.
Day 60 : Departure from Kathmandu
This is your final day, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.
The conditions stated in the itinerary are applicable for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.
Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.