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Climbing Everest: Annapurna Expedition, Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 65 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5000 US Dollar (USD)

Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which when broken down, would mean, "Sustenance" and "filled with". So the name would translate into "The Goddess rich in Sustenance" or simply "The Provider". It was first climbed by M. Herzog & L. Lachenal in 1950. Expedition at Annapurna Himal and the Lamjung Himal stretch from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. Four summits make up Annapurna with the entire massif forming a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara Valley in Nepal. The main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Little was known about the mountain until 1949when Dr. A. Heim from the windows of a Dakora aircraft viewed Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The aircraft could not fly high enough for proper observation or for photographs, still the next year, June 3rd 1950, Annapurna was conquered. It was the first eight thousanders to be climbed; the French accomplished this feat. However, all the routes on the mountain pose severe difficulties and hence it is probably why fewer climbers have reached the summit in comparison to other 8,000m peaks.

Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, upon arrival airport pickup service. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus/flight. Overnight Hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Lete (2438m) drive. Overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Thulobogin. Overnight in camp.
Day 06: Trek over Thulobogin Pass (4281m). Overnight in river camp.
Day 07: Mristi Khola. Overnight in camp.
Day 08: Mt. Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 09-38: Climbing Period Mt. Annapurna.
Day 39: Clean up Base Camp
Day 40: Trek back to Thulobogin. Overnight in camp.
Day 41: Trek to Lete. Overnight in lodge.
Day 42: Trek to Ghasa. Overnight in lodge.
Day 43: Trek to Tatopani. Overnight in lodge.
Day 44: Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 45: Kathmandu.
Day 46: Kathmandu
Day 47: Transfer to airport for departure.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Best season: April till May, October till November

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pickup and drop
- Welcome/farewell dinner
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- Lukla; round trip flight ticket
- All Meals until Base Camp
- All camping and cooking equipment
- Equipped guide, porter, cook and sherpa
- Insurance for trekking staff
- Sagarmatha conservation fee
- Royalty of the peak
- Liaison officer from Nepal Government
- Equipment allowance for climbing guide
- Equipment and clothing for camp staff and porters
- Yak
- Common used fixed rope, ice crews, pitons etc

Price Excludes:
- Personal climbing equipment
- Meals other than mentioned above
- Drinks and bar Bill
- Tipping
- Personal insurance
- Expenses of personal nature
- INTL airport departure tax (USD 23)
- Domestic airport departure tax
- Any other things not mentioned.

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2007

Activity: Trekking; Rafting; Safari; Rock climbing; Biking; Bungee Jumping; Canoing; Fishing; Cannoning; Vehicle hire; Accommodation; Air Ticketing; Mountain flight - Flora and Fauna Study - Climb to Everest and other Himalaya - Educational tours for students - Trip for people involved in environment awareness...

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