Annapurna is a sequence of 55 km extensive peak with an elevated spot, Annapurna I, which is 8,091 meter, making it the 10th highest summit in the world. In Sanskrit, Annapurna signifies the land full of food. Thus, it is supposed to be the Goddesses of Harvest.
Annapurna I was initially ascended by a French Expedition in 1950. It was successfully led to the summit by Maurice Herzog. After a huge gap of 20 years, another group managed to conquer Annapurna I. The entire massif area lies in Annapurna Conservation Area with an area of 7,629 sq km. Established in 1986, Annapurna Conservation Area is counted as the biggest conservation area in Nepal. Annapurna Expedition has an added bonus of going into tremendously amazing location all through Annapurna peak.
However, it is one of the world’s most deceitful mountains to climb. Annapurna Expedition, therefore, requires proper mountaineering training and sound physical condition as the South face is largest and sharpest face of Annapurna. That South face is 3,000 ft taller than the southwest face of the elegant Mt. Everest. Even though the South face is immensely troublesome, it is a rational route to reach the summit of Mt. Annapurna. With the group size of 2 to 15, Annapurna Expedition can be carried out in late spring and autumn.
Day 1: arrival at Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 2: preparation for climbing briefing to Annapurna region.
Day 3: Kathmandu – pokhara drive or flight.
Day 4: Drive to Naya pool – Tikedunga overnight.
Day 5: Tikedunga – Gorepani trek ( 2850 m.)
Day 6: Gorepani – poonhill – Tatopani
Day 7: Tatopani – Ghasa
Day 8: Ghasa – Lete
Day 9: Lete – Thulobugin trek.
Day 10: Thulobugin – Hum khola
Day 11: Hum khola – Miristi khola
Day 12: Miristi khola – Annapurna base camp.
Day 13-45: Annapurna I climbing period
Days 46: Base camp – Miristi khola
Day 47: Miristi khola – Thulobugin
Day 48: Thulobugin – Lete
Day 49: lete - Ghasa
Day 50: Ghasa – Tatopani
Day 51: Tatopani to pokhara
Day 52: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 53: Leisure time in kathmandu and fare well dinner