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Annapurna South Expedition 7,219 m, - 34 Days

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Annapurna South Face Expedition

Was first climbed in 1964 by a Japanese expedition, via the North face. Also, Annapurna Dakshin was attempted by the Italian team in 1988. The south face base camp is situated at 4000 meters & the advance base camp is on the west bank of the glacier between Annapurna south & mount Himchuli. Climbing up to the glacier is a little bit difficult on all sides. Camp 1 is fixed at 5000 meters. Camp-2 is fixed at 5970meter, and camp 3 is at 6400meter high. From Camp 3 the summit can be made. Climbing Annapurna south seems easy from the North East route and the base camp will be at Annapurna Sanctuary at 4300 meters.
Today we start From Kathmandu to Pokhara by private Bus or Jeep and then the next day drive goes to Dhampus Phedi, and start trek to Pathana, a little temperate region of forested hillsides such as; Magar and Gurung villages through where the trekking route of Annapurna South face of Expedition goes. As the team moves higher altitude through the rhododendron woodlands, the views of Annapurna and Mount Machhapuchhre are amazing sceneries and towards the Modi River, the greenery valley’s nice views are there on the way. On reaching Ghandruk, Tadapani & Kopra pasture, our campsite remains right below the Mt. Annapurna south face. Trails go tranquility, with a spectacular highland experience. We set up the Base Camp there for climbing to Mt. Annapurna South. After concluding the expedition the trek back tranquility to Pokhara leads us via Ghorepani and Poon hill where you can envisage one of the most famous panoramic views of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.


The Best Time for climbing

The best time for Climbing is during the autumn and spring seasons. These seasons have very ideal climate and weather for Annapurna south Climbing. During the months of September to November and March to May, the weather is mostly clear with no rainfall destroying your trekking and climbing routes. Enjoying this period Also, with the clear weather, you get the best views and the best and clear view.

Why Climb with us?

At AlpineTrav Treks, we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on the carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and successful with the quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other.
So we are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.

We Offer Quality gears

Do not compromise on the quality of gears. Out of many controllable and uncontrollable factors that contribute to the successful climb, having quality gears is all in your control. Quality gear will perform better and provide great comfort in the mountains. Make sure you have all the gears required for the climb including all accessories and a personal first aid kit.
If you plan to continue climbing in the future, then it may be a good decision to invest in quality gear. But if this is your first and last time, then perhaps renting gears will save you a fortune. Good quality gears will also serve you long and provide great comfort. You should be prepared to experience climatic extremes, and having the right gear can make the experience a lot more comfortable.


Meals

We consider delicious and nutritious food to be a key component to the overall success of our expeditions. Take the utmost care in quality and hygienic preparation. We are of utmost care in quality and hygienic preparation.
Our High Altitude Chef will be with us for all meals at Base Camp. During the trek, your meals will be served at the teahouse/lodge you will stay at. And in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.
If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to cater to your needs.

Accommodation

We provide each climber with an individual tent at the base camp during an entire expedition. Each tent will have spacious space, comfortable mattresses, carpeted floors, and more for your comfort. Higher above from base camp, a high-quality extreme weather tent will be provided for every 2 climbers. It’s also a lot warmer and safer when you can keep an eye on each other.
We do not emphasize more on luxurious things as to unnecessarily increase the cost and human effort but we make sure.


Itinerary [for Annapurna South Expedition – 34 Days]
Cost USD ($) US$ 9900 (Upto Basecamp) US$ 12700 (Upto Summit)
per person (Min, Group Size: 4)

DAY01: Arrive at Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
Day 02-3: Rest in Kathmandu: Expedition briefing and Preparation
Day 04: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m)
Day 05: Drive to Dhampus Phedi for 25 minutes and trek to Pothana (1,890 m), 5 hours
Day 06: Trek to Jhinu Danda ( 1,780 m), 6 hours
Day 07: Trek to Bamboo (2,340 meters), 5.5 hours
Day 08: Trek to Deurali (3,230 m), 4-5 hours
Day 09: Trek to MBC (3700 m), 3-4 hours
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna South Basecamp (4,130m)
Day 11 – 28: Climbing Period (Basecamp – Annapurna South (7,219 m) – Basecamp)
Day 29: Trek to Bamboo (2310 m), 7 hours
Day 30: Trek to New bridge (1780 m), 6 hours
Day 31: Trek to Siwai for 45 minutes then drive to Pokhara by jeep. 3 hours
Day 32: Fly to Kathmandu for 23 minutes and Transfer to the Hotel
Day 33: Extra day in Kathmandu
Day 34: Departure to your own destination


Note

We will provide you with the expedition cost as per the size of the group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail ramalpinetrav@gmail.com

1, The above-given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears, and summit bonus above advance base camp.
2. Hiring a high altitude Sherpa cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance and sleeping tents at BC etc.
3. Summit Bonus: Camp 7000m. = USD 500 and over 7000m. to summit= USD 450 = 950 USD extra payable for per climbing Sherpa on the spot.

Extra Cost for High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: USD 1900 for group sharing basis (if required by client)


Notice

Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Whether or not the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trekking and Climbing guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Service Includes up to Base Camp

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Bus or Toyota Hiace, (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel, 2 night in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast Domestic Flight (before and after expedition).
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs and Liaison officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Annapurna South.
  • National Park Permits (ACAP entrance fee).
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • 1 Set of Cultural Treks. Oxygen bottle with mask and regulator will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Official tax and agency service charge.

Service does not include

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen bottle with Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonus.

Expedition service up to Summit

  • All land transportation by Toyota Hiace, Tourist Bus, Local Jeep or, Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel, 2 night in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast Domestic flight (before and after expedition).
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs and Liaison officer.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boys and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Annapurna South.
  • National Park Permits (ACAP entrance fee).
  • One High altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
  • High altitude food.
  • High altitude fuel.
  • High altitude tents.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • 1 Set of Cultural Treks. Oxygen bottle with mask and regulator will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Official tax and agency service charge.

Service does not include

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Oxygen bottle with Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonus.

Equipment Listed (for Expedition)

The gear listed below is required for the expedition. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment.
You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

A. Head

*Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf
1. Baseball cap
2. Thermal Balaclava / Buff
3. Sunglasses with UV protection
4. Ski goggles (Anti-fog and good ventilation)
5. Headlight X 2 with spare batteries
6. Climbing helmet

B. Upper body

1. Long-sleeved shirts
2. T-Shirts
3. Baselayers
4. Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
5. Waterproof jackets
6. Down Jacket with hood (800m fill)
7. Primaloft or light down jacket
8. Down Suit; Lightweight, comfortable fit and 800m fill)

C. Lower body

1. Thermal
2. Inner-wears / Baselayers
3. Undergarments
4. Waterproof trousers
5. Trekking trousers
6. Down or Primaloft pants

D. Feet

1. Warm socks (4-5 pairs thin socks/4-5 pairs thick socks)
2. Trekking shoes (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)
3. 8000m Mountaineering boots (Lightweight and comfortable size)
4. Camp Shoes
5. Gaiters
6. Down shoe

E. Hands

1. Gloves
2. Primaloft Mitten
3. Down Mitten

F. Climbing equipment

1. Backpack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)
2. Backpack 60-70 liters for climbing
3. A pair of trekking poles
4. Harness
5. Ascender/Jumar (Large handle)
6. Descender /Figure 8
7. ATC Guide
8. Carabiners (4 screw gates and 4 snap gates)
9. Prussik cord X 2
10. Slings X 2
11. Ice Axe
12. 12-points steel crampons
13. Inflatable sleeping mattress
14. Sleeping bag X 2 (One for base camp and one for higher camps)


A. Others

1. Trekking poles
2. Water bottle one (1) liter X 2 with an insulated cover
3. Thermos
4. Multi-tool knife
5. Pee bottle
6. Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
7. Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
8. Padlock
9. Binoculars
10. Sewing kit
11. Duct tape
12. Reading materials, notebooks, and pens
13. Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the expedition.
14. Camera with charger or spare batteries

B. Toiletries and hygiene

1. Quick-drying towel
2. Small face towel
3. Toothbrush & Toothpaste
4. Deodorants, Soap, and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
5. Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen, and lip balm
6. Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
7. Hygiene products
8. Basic first aid kit

C. Documents

1. Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
2. 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
3. Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
4. Flight tickets
5. Credit cards in case of emergencies
6. Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

Request: For carrying to the photocopy of all the documents take along and leave a copy to next of kin]

The difficulty

A high level of fitness and previous experience of at least moderate technical climb need to be. Climbers should expect multiple days of climbing at high altitudes in extreme conditions.
And any part of the route consists of a pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. It requires getting the technical climbing experience of conquering this mountain sharply.

Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get rescue insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get the insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

Communication

Our Expedition group will be equipped with a satellite phone for emergency purposes throughout the expedition duration. The cell phone network is available during the trekking section and at base camp, the service is not reliable and may fluctuate depending on weather conditions. In case you need to make a personal call, you can use the satellite phone for $3 per minute.

Weather

The best season for the Peak an expedition is the autumn season (from October till the end of November). Spring season also witnesses few climbing teams but due to the presence of blue ice and unstable weather and terrain, the summit chances are very low.


Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport, etc. required for the trip will be provided after you have signed up for the expedition. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

Expedition/Garbage Information

1. Disposable in the Expedition which can be incinerated or are biodegradable:
* Toilet paper Disposable goods down from base camp and to be disposed of in the presence of Chairman or Ward Member of the concerned Village Development Committee. Similarly, recycling materials should be brought back to Kathmandu and hand-over to a prescribed agency for recycling. The re-exportable goods should be dispatched from Nepal to their respective countries and deposit amounts refunded.

* Cardboard boxes and paper waste
* Bamboo baskets and mats
* Cotton and jute bags
* Spoiled food
2. Recycling materials
* Tins, bottles jars, and plastic containers The liaison officer will be responsible to enforce the above-mentioned procedures. Similarly, the leader and headman will be liable to perform the above-mentioned task in cooperation with the liaison officer.
* Plastic and foil bags and sheeting’s
* Reusable cooking gas cylinders
* Gas Canisters
3. Re-exportable goods:
* Used oxygen bottles
* Used batteries

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Annapurna South Expedition 7,219 m,
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