Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

Mt. Annapurna IV Expedition :

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. The 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 80000m peaks.

Entry: Besisahar
Exit: Pokhara

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 02-03 Kathmandu Prepared for Expedition
Day 04 Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar
Day 05 Besisahar to Nagdi
Day 06 Nagdi to Jagat
Day 07 Jagat to Tal
Day 08 Tal to Chame
Day 09 Chame to Pisang
Day 10 Pisang to Sabji Khola
Day 11 Sabji Khola to Annapurna IIII Base camp
Day 12-27 Climbing Period Annapurna IIII
Day 28 Base Camp to Mananag
Day 29 Manang to Thorong Phedi
Day 30 Thorong La pass to Muktinath
Day 31 Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 32 Jomsom to Kalopani
Day 33 Kalopani to Tatopani
Day 34 Tatopani to Beni
Day 35 Beni to Drive to Pokhara
Day 36 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 37 Rest days at Kathmandu
Day 38 Departures your destination

Cost includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation with bed & breakfast
  • Permit Fee (Royalty) of Annapurna South
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transfer by coach
  • Full board trekking with lodge & Food for BC Expedition period
  • Porter to BC & while back Pokhara
  • Equipment: trekking equipment for BC, 1 tent for 2 persons, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses
  • All kitchen equipment for BC
  • Liaison office allowances, staff's equipment allowances, flight ticket, insurance for staffs
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee.
  • Local Transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, and Kitchen helper
  • All necessary taxes.
  • Agency service charge

Cost Exclude:

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • High altitude (climbing) food, fuel, Gas above BC & personal climbing gear each climber
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue
  • International Airport Departure Tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal, cargo.
  • Bar bills & beverage.
  • Extra expenses for personal
  • Climbing Sherpa 
 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
 
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
 
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.

Note: Please contact exploretrek@wlink.com.np for more information and prices

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Contact Information:

Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
Fax: +977 -1 - 4700970
Email: alpinetravel@wlink.com.np
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Skype Address: explore.alpine
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SteveAnyon-Smith
18 April 2000

This was my third trek in Nepal, having visited the Annapurna Region in 1995 and with Bharat and Dave in the beautiful and wildlife-filled Langstang Valley in1998. Bharat's company "Explore Alpine Adventure"....
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