Annapurna Expedition


Annapurna Expedition

The Annapurna range is a sequence of 55 km long peaks with the highest point, Annapurna I, which stands at an altitude of 8,091m (26,545ft), making it the world's 10th-highest. Mount Annapurna derives from a Sanskrit word Anna and Purna which literally means full of grain but is usually translated as Harvest Goddess. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and cultivation and a Durga incarnation. Mount Annapurna I (8091 metres) is located in mid-western Nepal. It is situated in a magnificent location, just 34 km west of a wide gorge that crosses the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki river separating it from the Dhaulagiri massif. The Annapurna expedition was first ascended by a French expedition headed by Maurice Herzog on 3 June 1950. It took 20 years for another team to succeed on the same mountain. Chris Bonington's team climbed the South Face of Annapurna in 1970 which was a milestone in the history of mountaineering. The Annapurna I expedition starts from Kathmandu to Beni across the Kali Gandaki river. This region lies in Annapurna Conservation Park (ACAP), which is Nepal's largest conservation area. The Annapurnas are known to be the most challenging mountains to climb in the world as they are very vulnerable to avalanches and all the available routes face severe difficulties as the climbers have to navigate across large ice cliffs and seracs. Therefore, Wongchhu Peak Promotion provides a team who will help all expedition members to climb Mount Annapurna, using their experience and comprehensive knowledge of climbing and mountaineering.


Trip Code WPP-001-AXP
Destination Nepal
Altitude 8091m
Season Spring and Autumn
Difficulty Hard
Accomodation Hotel, Tea House & Tent
Duration 51 Days


Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, the capital city

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour. A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets.

Day 3: Expedition Preparation Day

We spend a day preparing the final documents, gears & equipment check and so on. You can go for final shopping if something is missed before leaving out for the mountain.

Day 4: Drive to Beni (830m)

Wonderful drive along the rivers in the mid-hill region highway. The highway normally is narrow with many bends thus drive takes a long time. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (1190m)

We trek to Tatopani. Tatopani is the most popular place for hot spring in the river bank of Kali Gandaki. People believe that bathing in the pool of hot spring helps to cure many skin diseases. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6: Trek to Ghasa (2010m)

We walk along the river Kali Gandaki passing various smaller streams. Ghasa is taken as the deepest gorge of the world. Two of the 8000m high peak Dhaulagiri in the left side & Annapurna I on the right side stood very high making this place the deepest gorge in the world. Overnight in Lodge

Day 7: Trek to Lete (2480m)

From Ghasa we trek to Lete. The trail climbs gradually uphill again in the side of river Kali Gandaki. The walking is beautiful in the pine forest with a beautiful view of some Mountain Range. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 8: Trek to Thulo Bugin

Today, we trek to Thulo Bugin & stay in the tented camp.

Day 9: Trek to Thulo Bugin pass (4281m)

We trek to Thulo Bugin Pass & then stay overnight in tent camped at the river bank.

Day 10: Trek to Mrist Khola

We trek to Mristi Khola after lunch & overnight stay in tent at the river bank.

Day 11: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Trekking up to Annapurna Base Camp & overnight in tent.

Day 12 - 42: Days twelve to day fourty seventh

We take these days as climbing period where we set up various camps to climb the Annapurna I. Our sherpa, crew & staff takecare of all the tentes camps, meals, climbing & so on. Likewise, we acclimatize properly and make a successful ascent to summit and return back to basecamp safely.

Day 43: Cleaning up the basecamp

We spend a day cleaninig up the camp site.

Day 44: Trek down to Thulo Bugin

We start our descend to Thulo Bugin after our summit. Overnight in Tent.

Day 45: Trek back to Lete

Trek down to Lete & overnight in Lodge.

Day 46: Trek to Tukuche (2590m) / Marpha (2627m)

We walk to Tukuche or Marpha along the river Kali Gandaki. The trail is beautiful in the river's sandy beach. The view of Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Dhaulagiri & Annapurna is stunning. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 47: Trek to Jomsom (2710m)

From Tukuche or Marpha, we walk to Jomsom which is short walk. Enjoy the beautiful scenery around the Jomsom.

Day 48: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (25min)

Early in the morning fly to Pokhara. You'll be flying above the world's deepest gorge. Explore Pokhara & overnight in Hotel.

Day 49: Fly to Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel & enjoy your day.

Day 50: Leisure day at Kathmandu

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration.

Day 51: Departure

As per your flight schedule you'll be dropped to airport 3 hours prior to the flight time and your trip to Nepal ends here.


  • Airport/Hotel transfer in Kathmandu,
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle in Kathmandu,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights pre and 2 nights post on B/B plan on sharing post,
  • Full-day Kathmandu Heritage site sightseeing by private tourist vehicle,
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide during sightseeing,
  • City tour entrance fees of the heritage sites,
  • Experienced and government-licensed high-altitude trekking and climbing guide during the trekking and climbing period,
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; Kitchen tents, store tents, dining tents, toilet tents, tables chairs, and cooking utensils for advanced Base Camp and high camp,
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bars, etc.)
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base camp,
  • Food and accommodation during the trek in full board,
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served at base camp,
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition for both members and crews,
  • Daily weather Report service from Seattle based,
  • Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Annapurna,
  • Nepal government Royalty and fees, One experienced, trained, government-licensed,
  • climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client,
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurance for all involved staff in trekking and expedition,
  • Group emergency equipment and medical supplies,
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp,
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, Kitchen boys,
  • Equipment allowance and wages for Government Liaison Officers,
  • Solar equipment for light and also for charging various electric devices,
  • 1 generator at base camp for computers and other electronic devices,
  • Headset radios for communication in the mountain,
  • Satellite Phones (for personal use on the participants’ charge),
  • Internet at base camp (for personal use on the participants’ charge),
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required,
  • Rope fixing costs,
  • The heater will be provided at the base camp for heating the dining room,
  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator will be provided,
  • Travel and rescue arrangements,
  • Ice fall usage Charge,
  • 5 bottles of 3LTR Poisk Oxygen for members,
  • Daily Dispatches on,
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with beverages.


  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner)
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.)
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.
  • Any other item not listed in the 'Price Includes' section


When it comes to expeditions on Mt. Annapurna, having high-quality equipment is crucial for the safety and success of the climbers. Here are some examples of equipment that is typically used on such expeditions:

1.0 Travel Documents

  • Valid passport
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Passport size photo (6 pieces)
  • Insurance paper and contact address
  • Family contact number


2.0 Upper Body Wear

  • Expedition down jacket
  • Basecamp down jacket
  • Lightweight fleece top
  • Wind shirt
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Base layers tops
  • Trekking cloths
  • Casual wear


3.0 Lower Body Wear

  • Thermal bottom base layer (2-3 pcs)
  • Fleece trousers (2-3 pcs)
  • Gore-Tex pants (1 pcs)
  • Mid-weight pants (1-2 pcs)
  • Lightweight quick dry trekking pants (2-3 pcs)
  • Gaiters for trekking boots
  • Down pant Underwear (4-6 pcs)


4.0 Headwear

  • Sun cap
  • Desert cap
  • Balaclava
  • Banadana or Buff
  • Fleece hat
  • Neoprene face mask
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunglass
  • Ski goggles


5.0 Handwear

  • Thin fleece gloves (2 pairs)
  • Liner gloves (2 pairs)
  • Wind stopper/screen tap gloves (2 pairs)
  • Mountaineering gloves with removable liners
  • Summit gloves-8000m


6.0 Footwear

  • Socks (6 pairs)
  • Lightweight shoes/sandals
  • Trekking boots
  • 8000m mountaineering boots
  • 6000m mountaineering boots
  • Save gaiters
  • Down bivvy boots
  • Camp boots
  • Foot-wearing system


7.0 Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
  • Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
  • Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
  • Down Matteres (Inflatable)
  • Sleeping bag Liner
  • Inflatable Pillow


8.0 Climbing Equipment

  • Power Bank
  • Pee Bottle
  • Altimeter watch
  • Pocket Knife
  • Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
  • Satellite Phone with credit
  • Battery
  • Headlight 500-700Lumens Spare
  • Snow Goggles · Tape Slings/240cm
  • Unlock Carabiner (2pcs)
  • Lock Carabiner (3pcs)
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Summit Down Suit – 8000m
  • Jumar / Ascender
  • Belay Devices / Figure of 8/ATC guide
  • Harness
  • Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector
  • Crampons (fit with boot)/ Packing cover


9.0 Bag packs

  • Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
  • Duffle Bag 120 L – 150 L (2pcs)
  • Laundry / Garbage Bag (Large)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks / Dry Bag –small/medium / Large (3-4)pcs)


10.0 Sun stuff 

  • Banana Boat/Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50SPF)
  • Lip Guard - 30 to -50 (SPF)
  • Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection)
  • Moisturizer / Lotion


11.0 Toiletries (Personal)

  • Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Garbage Bag


12.0 Eating & Drinkings

  • 1 ltr. Water Bottle
  • 1/1.5ltr. Thermos
  • Mug (Opt.)
  • Spoon / Fork (opt.)
  • Bowl (opt.)


13.0 Medical / First Aid

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine
  • Ondem
  • Cetirizine
  • Electrolyte
  • Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
  • Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
  • Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
  • Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
  • Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
  • Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
  • Menstrual Products


14.0 Miscellaneous

  • Nail cutter
  • Umbrella /Raincoat
  • Hot water bag
  • Tenacious Tape Repair Kits
  • Camera
  • GPS Tracker (Recommended)
  • Hand & Toe Warmer

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