Duration : 42 Days
Best Seasons: March -May-Jun
Accomodations: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Max Altitude: 8,091m/26,545 Ft
Annapurna I (8,091m/ 26,545 ft) is the 10th highest mountain in the world. It is located on the 55 km long massif of the Himalayas in the North-central part of Nepal. Till 2016, there had been 200 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 61 fatalities were recorded while climbing on the mountain. The climb to Annapurna I via South Face is considered technically most challenging after K2. The South Face is huge in size and 3,000 feet higher than the southwest face of Mount Everest. However, the South Face of Annapurna is relatively free from avalanches. It is a normal route to the summit of Mt. Annapurna 1. Getting back to Base Camp from the summit is more important than ascending there. Mount Annapurna I was first climbed by Maurice Herzog and L. Lachenal on June 3, 1950. It took more than 20 years to attempt this mountain for the second time. It was in 1970 when the British Army Expedition Team followed the same route as used by Herzog and ascended the South Face of Annapurna 1. Two American women named Irene Miller and Vira Komarkova reached the summit via the North Face in October 1978. Maciej Berbeka and Boguslaw Probulski climbed and summited Annapurna I Central (a bit east of the main summit) via right south pillar in 1981. Reinhold Messner climbed the summit from the northwest side of Annapurna I in 1985. Kukuczka and Hajzer followed the route via east ridge of east summit of Annapurna (8,010m) in 1988. Climbers should have years of prior experience in rock and ice climbing especially above 7,000m prior to attempting Annapurna I. Climbers must feel confident and comfortable while ascending and descending on fixed ropes along a steep technical terrain. Pioneer Adventure provides experienced and professional mountaineers and guides who have scaled Annapurna I several times and have proven track records of 100% success in climbing. All our expedition leaders are also well equipped in handling altitude related problems including Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms. The crew members are expert in setting up tents and camps, melting snow on the route, cooking, and other daily assigned work.
Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel .
Official formalities and Last-minute shopping.
Fly to Pokhara.
Drive to Lete (2,480m)
Rest and Acclimatization
Trek to Thulobugin (3,260m)
Trek to Hum Khola (4,286m)
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,190m)
Climbing period of Annapurna (8,091m)
Cleaning up Base Camp.
Fly back to Pokhara by Heli on sharing basis.
Fly Back to Kathmandu.
Extra days in case of bad weather, etc. (contingency)
Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary.
T4-nights Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan and 1-night Hotel in Pokhara.
A welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
Both-ways domestic flight KTM – Pokhara – KTM.
One-way Heli Flight ABC – Pokhara on sharing basis.
Land and Air domestic transportation and cargo for our overall expeditions crew.
Climbing Permit and all other necessary fees to climb Annapurna expedition.
Summit route fixing charge.
Garbage Management and garbage disposal fee.
Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance, and both-ways airfare.
Freshly cooked Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Hot Drinks/Tea/Coffee
1 Professional climbing Sherpa with his equipment allowance, daily wages, and carrying bonus.
Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Sirdar, Cook and Kitchen helpers .
Necessary porters up to the Base Camp and return from the Base Camp.
Maximum 45kg per Member as a personal baggage.
High Altitude, Medical & Helicopter rescue insurance for involved Nepalese staff.
Each Member will be provided an individual Tent, Mattress, and Pillow at Base Camp.
Common Equipment at Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, and Chairs, etc.
High Camp Services for C1-C4: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, Gas Burner (MSR Rector), High Food, etc.
Walkie-Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
Satellite phone is available for emergency use.
Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expeditions.
Oxygen 3 bottles allocated for members and 2 bottles for climbing Sherpa.
Summit Mask & Regulator set for each Member and climbing Sherpa.
Sufficient Backup oxygen bottles and Mask Regulator set available at our Base camp (Chargeable as per use).
Company’s Duffel Bag.
First Aid Medical Kit.
Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
Government Taxes and Company Service Charge.
Annapurna summit certificate after the successful summit of the peak.
International flight tickets.
Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days).
Drone & Special filming permit.
Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Personal Travel, Medical, and Emergency Rescue Insurances.
Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottled and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.
Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $ 1500.00.
Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers.
Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes.