Mt. Annapurna I Expedition

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Mt.Annapurna I

Mt.Annapurna I is a series of Mountain peaks with a long massif of about 55 kilometers in length of which Annapurna I is the highest peak with the altitude of 8091m. This is the 10th highest mountain in the world and one of the young 8000m mountains in Nepal.And also the Annapurna Range is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya Mountains by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. The four summits with the entire massif of Annapurna form the northern barrier of Pokhara Valley.,

And also the main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The other major peaks on the Annapurna range are Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna South (7219 m). Also All peaks of Annapurna ranges are within the boundary of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Annapurna I is the one which actually scheduled for Adventurer Annapurna Expedition in Nepal. Also “The full of Foods” is meant Annapurna in Sanskrit and is translated as goddess of harvests. Moreover, In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga.


1. Never trek alone. Hire a guide if you can’t find companion .

2. Choose trekking companies/guides with eco friendly concepts.

3.Become informed about high altitude sickness.

4.Carry a good medicine kit .

5.Watch where you are walking. Don’t step backward blindly while raking photos .

6. Time your trek generously taking rest while trekking is not a sign of weakness.

Mandata Trekking 

Mt.Everest Expedition (8884m)                       Mt. Makalu expedition (8,463m)
Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167m)                Mt. Annapurna I Expedition  (8091m)
Mt.Kanchenjunga Expedition 8,586m)           Mt.Manaslu Expedition (8163m)
Mt.Lhotse Expedition (8383m)

Available departures

  • Itinerary Details of Annapurna Expedition
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel transfer BB/
  • Day 02:Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities
  • Day 03:Drive 7hrs from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m). You can take 25min flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara instead. Alternatively we can drive to Tatopani and to shorten the trek by 2 days.
  • Day 04:Drive 2hrs from Pokhara to Nayapool (1050m). We trek 5hrs from Nayapul to Tikhedunga (1577m) via Birethanti (1065m); lodge accommodation
  • Day 05:Trek 6hrs from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m); lodge accommodation
  • Day 06:Trek 5hrs from Ghorepani to and Tatopani (2520m). Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Annapurna (8081m) massif and Dhaulagiri (8167m); lodge accommodation
  • Day 07:Trek 6hrs formTatopani to Ghasa (2010m). The trek follows the Kali Gandaki valley; we will enjoy a beautiful day’s walking along the Kali Gandaki riverside, slowly climbing into sub-tropical flora zone; lodge accommodation
  • Day 08:Trek 5hrs from Ghasa to Lete (2480m); lodge accommodation.
  • Day 09:Trek 4hrs from LetetoThulobugin(3260); overnight in our jungle camp.
  • Day 10:Trek 6hrs from Thulobugin to Hum Khola(4286m) via Topridge (4570m); camping overnight
  • Day 11:Trek 5hrs from Hum Khola to MiristiKhola(4130m); camping overnight.
  • Day 12:Trek from MiristiKhola to Base Camp(4190m).
  • Day 13-45:Climbing period; summit Annapurna I (8091m)
  • Day 46:Trek 4hrs from Base Camp to MiristiKhola (4190m).
  • Day 47:Trek 6hrs from MiristiKhola to Thulobugin (3260m).
  • Day 48:Trek 4hrs from Thulobugin to Lete (2480m).
  • Day 49:Trek 4hrs from Lete to Ghasa (2010m).
  • Day 50:Trek 5hrs from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m). The trail descends steeply up to RukseChhahara (see amazingly scenic Rukse Waterfalls) the deepest gorge in the world, between Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri and then Drive to Pokhara. Hotel accommodation.
  • Day 51:Drive 7hrs from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus. You can take 25min flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu instead. Hotel accommodation
  • Day 52:Leisure and shopping day in Kathmandu. Farewell and celebration dinner in the evening.
  • Day 53:Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities.
  • (01) Arrival &Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport BB.
  • (02) Hotel In Kathmandu : 4 nights in Katmandu 3 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room
  • (03) Member transportion : Kathmandu-pokhara by air pokhara to lete by jeep lete to pokhara by jeep pokhar to-Kathmandu (by air )
  • (04) Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Member and Staffs From Kathmandu-to lete (by bus) –Base camp(by Porters)- base camp to lete (by porters)lete to Kathmandu(by bus)
  • (05) Permit : Mt. Annapurna expedition permit , National park & TIMS permit.
  • (06) Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees
  • (07) Lodging &Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs
  • (08) Cargo Clearance : DOMISTIK Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes
  • (09) Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .
  • (10) Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper
  • (11) Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp
  • (12) Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepali staffs & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
  • (13) Insurance: All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
  • (14) Member Luggage :60 Kg per member for personal baggage
  • (15) Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas tents for base camp for per member
  • (16) Base Baseequipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
  • (17) Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
  • (18) Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • (19) Dinner: one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Nepalese Staff
  • (01-19) Base camp service
  • (20) Oxygen: (O3)-Poisk cylinder: 03 oxygen bottle for each member and 01 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa
  • (21) Mask &Regulator : 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa
  • (22) Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie Phone if necessary in basis of Member
  • (23) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member.
  • (24) High camp service : Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude tent, high food and fixing gear (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4)
  • (01-24) full board service
  • cost
  • (01) Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more then 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel
  • (02) Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation
  • (03) Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping
  • (04) Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100)
  • (05) Sherpa summit Bonus &Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$1000 , please calculate some tips
  • (06) Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses.
  • (Nepal visa fees (Multiple Entry): 15 days – US$25, 30 days – US$40, 90 days – US$100. Trip cost



My country Nepal

Nepal is a very beautiful country. It is also a landlocked country. China lies in the east side of the country. Likewise, India in west, north and south. It lies in the northern hemisphere. Our country has three geographical zones. They are Himalayan, Mountainous and Terai. Here, we have monsoon climate. It is very cold and dry during winter. And hot, stormy and rainy in summer. Furthermore, it is rich in natural beauty and resources. Here are long and wide rivers. Such as Koshi, Gandaki, Karnali, etc. Moreover, here are large lakes also. Like Rupa, Begnas, Rara, etc. Likewise, we have green valleys, lovely water falls, etc. Similarly, it is rich in religious and historical heritages. Lumbini,  Janakpur, Kathmandu are the famous examples.

Nepal has highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has many mountains. It includes eight of the world’s ten highest mountains. This also includes the highest  mountain Sagarmatha. It is known as Mount Everest in English. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. It contains over 240 peaks. They are more than 20,000 ft. (6,096 m) above sea level.

People of many castes and religions live here. About hundred languages are spoken  here. Our popular foods are dal bhat, dhindo, gundurk etc. Similarly, Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Id etc. They are the most popular festivals. We celebrate these festivals very happily. Most  of the people are farmers. They grow rice, corn, wheat, millet, potato etc. Some people in the cities are businessmen also.  Likewise, some have industries. Therefore, people living here are very laborious.

Nepal is rich in natural resources. So, tourists love to visit our country. They can see endangered birds and animals here. Also, they can enjoy natural beauty. So, tourism is our potential industry.

Nepal is small but rich in natural resources. Although it is poor by economic condition. Nepal is developing country. To develop soon,  we have to aware all the citizen. We must provide education equally. To both men as well as women. Government should bring advance program. This may help citizen in development process. And, provide different facilities to citizen. And it’ll give benefit to citizen. Finally, it’ll help the  government also.

Nepal is a beautiful country. So, we have to publish it all over the world. And it’ll help to attract tourist. In this way, we can control our economic condition. Therefore, we can achieve success by developing our strengths.

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Pack 1 light weight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches) 1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water.… Miscellaneous 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck Sunscreen. At least SPF 40 Headlamp. Petzl My obelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star 3 Water bottles 1… Sleeping Gear 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dry loft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time) Sleeping pad full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or ? length Thermo-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
Hand Wear We require two systems; one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day. 2 pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene 1 pair warm gloves Fleece or wool 1 pair expedition shell gloves 1 pair modular expedition shell… Lower Body 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capelins 3 pair light weight trekking socks 2 pair med-heavy wool socks check boot fit with liner and wool socks on 1 pair nylon shorts 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms 1 pair fleece… Head Gear Warm hat wool or synthetic that cover your ears. Balaclava Face mask Shade hat or baseball cap Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cube). 1 pair extra sunglasses (Also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks) 1 ski…
User Body 2 cotton t-shirts 1 polypropylene t-shirt 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days. 2 women sports bras Synthetic, no cotton! 1 soft shells Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable). Down/synthetic sweater or vest Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred,… Personal Use Equipment List For 7000m to 8000mHead wear 1 - Fleece or woolen hat 1- Face musk 1 - Shaded hat 1 - Balaclava 1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case (Julbo or Cube brand) 1-Sun glasses (also with UV protection and anti fog system) 1-Ski goggles with Climbing Gear Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing 2 locking carabineers Large, pear-shaped carabineer is best, screw gate type recommended 3 regular carabineers Light weight BD Hot wire are recommended Ice axe w/leash Light weight (ie Gravel  Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Char let Moser…